The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 130 136 129
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 10 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.40% 0.22% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.24% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 2
Average salary £27,500 £50,000 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-45.00% +19.76%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +6.55%
QA Analyst
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2274 2104 1889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 91.22% 93.14% 93.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1593 1675 1594
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Analyst in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

QA Analyst
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Analyst across the Reading region.

QA Analyst Salary Trend in Reading

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region that cited QA Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Analyst in their job title.

1 18 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (61.11%) Retail
3 10 (55.56%) Software Testing
3 10 (55.56%) Finance
3 10 (55.56%) ISEB
4 9 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 9 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (50.00%) Test Planning
5 7 (38.89%) JDE OneWorld
6 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
7 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
7 5 (27.78%) XML
8 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (22.22%) VBScript
8 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
8 4 (22.22%) System Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 2 (11.11%) LoadUI
10 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
10 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
10 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
10 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
10 2 (11.11%) BDD
10 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
10 2 (11.11%) REST
10 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region that cited QA Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (38.89%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (11.11%) LoadUI
2 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
2 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) jMock
2 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) JUnit
2 2 (11.11%) JMeter
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (61.11%) Retail
2 10 (55.56%) Finance
3 9 (50.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) XML
2 2 (11.11%) REST
2 2 (11.11%) SOAP
2 2 (11.11%) JMS
2 2 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 9 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 4 (22.22%) System Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.11%) BDD
7 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 2 (11.11%) TDD
7 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Scrum
8 1 (5.56%) BCP
8 1 (5.56%) Project Management
8 1 (5.56%) Service Management
8 1 (5.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) VBScript
2 2 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) ISEB
2 9 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft