The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 75 48
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -27
Permanent jobs citing QA 130 66 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 5.42% 2.88% 4.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.51% 29.73% 35.77%
Number of salaries quoted 76 40 93
Average salary £42,250 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £35,000 £31,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
268 222 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 11.18% 9.67% 12.53%
Number of salaries quoted 161 160 238
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £83,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
Berkshire

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

QA
Salary Trend in Reading

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

QA Salary Trend in Reading

QA
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Reading region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Reading

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 52 (23.53%) ISEB
1 52 (23.53%) C#
2 51 (23.08%) Degree
3 48 (21.72%) Linux
4 47 (21.27%) SQL
5 46 (20.81%) Finance
6 41 (18.55%) Selenium
7 40 (18.10%) C++
8 39 (17.65%) Software Testing
9 36 (16.29%) .NET
10 35 (15.84%) Telecoms
11 32 (14.48%) Java
12 31 (14.03%) Microsoft
12 31 (14.03%) Computer Science
13 30 (13.57%) SMTP
14 28 (12.67%) Test Automation
15 27 (12.22%) Test Scripting
16 26 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
17 25 (11.31%) Integration Testing
17 25 (11.31%) Windows
17 25 (11.31%) SQL Server
18 24 (10.86%) User Acceptance Testing
19 23 (10.41%) Python
20 21 (9.50%) IIS
20 21 (9.50%) Retail
20 21 (9.50%) ISTQB
20 21 (9.50%) WebDriver
20 21 (9.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 20 (9.05%) SC Cleared
21 20 (9.05%) Security Cleared

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (9.50%) IIS
2 15 (6.79%) Apache
3 8 (3.62%) CMS
4 6 (2.71%) Drupal
4 6 (2.71%) nginx
4 6 (2.71%) Eucalyptus
5 5 (2.26%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.07%) MS Visio
3 8 (3.62%) MS Office
3 8 (3.62%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.81%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.36%) JDE OneWorld
4 2 (0.90%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.52%) SaaS
2 8 (3.62%) LucidChart
3 6 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.57%) SMTP
2 20 (9.05%) SAN
3 18 (8.14%) HTTP
3 18 (8.14%) TCP/IP
4 17 (7.69%) IMAP
4 17 (7.69%) NAS
5 15 (6.79%) DNS
6 14 (6.33%) Wireless
7 13 (5.88%) Wireshark
8 9 (4.07%) 4G
8 9 (4.07%) Ethernet
8 9 (4.07%) 3G
9 6 (2.71%) 2G
9 6 (2.71%) 2.5G
9 6 (2.71%) SNMP
9 6 (2.71%) LTE
10 5 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (2.26%) VPN
10 5 (2.26%) WAN
10 5 (2.26%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.31%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.62%) Big Data
3 7 (3.17%) MySQL
4 5 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.81%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.45%) Riak
Development Applications
1 41 (18.55%) Selenium
2 21 (9.50%) WebDriver
3 19 (8.60%) QuickTest Pro
4 17 (7.69%) WebLOAD
4 17 (7.69%) AQtime
5 14 (6.33%) Visual Studio
6 12 (5.43%) LoadRunner
7 8 (3.62%) Axure RP
8 7 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (3.17%) Selenium IDE
8 7 (3.17%) Eclipse
8 7 (3.17%) Subversion
9 6 (2.71%) Git (software)
10 5 (2.26%) TestNG
11 2 (0.90%) JIRA
11 2 (0.90%) jMock
11 2 (0.90%) JUnit
11 2 (0.90%) JMeter
11 2 (0.90%) LoadUI
11 2 (0.90%) Cucumber
General
1 46 (20.81%) Finance
2 35 (15.84%) Telecoms
3 21 (9.50%) Retail
4 8 (3.62%) Publishing
5 3 (1.36%) Legal
6 1 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.45%) German Language
6 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.45%) Marketing
6 1 (0.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 57 (25.79%) Analyst
2 49 (22.17%) Test Analyst
3 39 (17.65%) Test Engineer
4 24 (10.86%) Senior Test Engineer
5 20 (9.05%) Developer
6 19 (8.60%) Junior
7 17 (7.69%) Tester
7 17 (7.69%) Junior Test Analyst
7 17 (7.69%) Junior Analyst
8 16 (7.24%) Programme Manager
9 15 (6.79%) Test Manager
10 14 (6.33%) QA Engineer
10 14 (6.33%) Programme Test Manager
11 13 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
11 13 (5.88%) QA Analyst
11 13 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
12 12 (5.43%) Cloud Engineer
13 9 (4.07%) Performance Test Engineer
13 9 (4.07%) Platform Engineer
13 9 (4.07%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (16.29%) .NET
2 17 (7.69%) MAPI
3 15 (6.79%) XML
4 6 (2.71%) Web Services
4 6 (2.71%) Sensu
5 5 (2.26%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.81%) LAMP
6 4 (1.81%) Spring
6 4 (1.81%) jQuery
6 4 (1.81%) ADO.NET
6 4 (1.81%) WebCenter
7 3 (1.36%) GWT
8 2 (0.90%) JMS
8 2 (0.90%) SOAP
8 2 (0.90%) Middleware
8 2 (0.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.03%) Computer Science
2 14 (6.33%) Digital Media
3 13 (5.88%) Client/Server
4 12 (5.43%) Firmware
5 11 (4.98%) Mathematics
6 9 (4.07%) Social Media
6 9 (4.07%) STB
7 8 (3.62%) Human Factors
8 6 (2.71%) Open Source
9 5 (2.26%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.26%) Statistics
10 4 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.36%) W3C
11 3 (1.36%) Handset
12 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.45%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 48 (21.72%) Linux
2 25 (11.31%) Windows
3 13 (5.88%) UNIX
4 12 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.81%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.36%) Android
7 3 (1.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (17.65%) Software Testing
2 28 (12.67%) Test Automation
3 27 (12.22%) Test Scripting
4 26 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (11.31%) Integration Testing
6 24 (10.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (7.69%) Benchmarking
7 17 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 16 (7.24%) Project Management
9 15 (6.79%) Risk Management
9 15 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (6.79%) Programme Management
10 14 (6.33%) Logistics
10 14 (6.33%) ITIL
10 14 (6.33%) PRINCE2
11 13 (5.88%) Capacity Management
11 13 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (5.88%) CRM
11 13 (5.88%) Automated Testing
11 13 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 52 (23.53%) C#
2 47 (21.27%) SQL
3 40 (18.10%) C++
4 32 (14.48%) Java
5 23 (10.41%) Python
6 16 (7.24%) Ruby
6 16 (7.24%) C
6 16 (7.24%) PHP
7 13 (5.88%) Perl
8 11 (4.98%) VBScript
9 5 (2.26%) VB
9 5 (2.26%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 52 (23.53%) ISEB
2 51 (23.08%) Degree
3 21 (9.50%) ISTQB
3 21 (9.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (9.05%) SC Cleared
4 20 (9.05%) Security Cleared
5 14 (6.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.45%) PMP
7 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.07%) SLA
2 5 (2.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (8.14%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 17 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.71%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (4.98%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.71%) NetBackup
2 6 (2.71%) Backup Exec
2 6 (2.71%) OpenView
2 6 (2.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (2.71%) Nagios
2 6 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.71%) Cacti
2 6 (2.71%) Ganglia
2 6 (2.71%) Puppet
2 6 (2.71%) PureDisk
3 5 (2.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (14.03%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.69%) VMware
3 11 (4.98%) Red Hat
4 9 (4.07%) Nokia
4 9 (4.07%) Ericsson
4 9 (4.07%) Nortel
4 9 (4.07%) Cisco
5 7 (3.17%) Oracle
6 6 (2.71%) BMC
6 6 (2.71%) Splunk
7 4 (1.81%) Huawei
7 4 (1.81%) Hyperion
8 3 (1.36%) HP
8 3 (1.36%) Sun
9 2 (0.90%) SAP
10 1 (0.45%) Websense
10 1 (0.45%) Progress
10 1 (0.45%) Google
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