The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 54 96 69
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -27
Permanent jobs citing QA 51 54 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 4.13% 2.58% 3.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.84% 24.00% 28.28%
Number of salaries quoted 35 52 62
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,800 £35,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
128 225 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 10.37% 10.75% 12.25%
Number of salaries quoted 87 201 163
Median salary £45,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.21% +2.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,750 £69,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +3.52%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of job ads across the Reading region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Reading

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for QA.

1 52 (49.52%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (35.24%) Linux
3 35 (33.33%) Selenium
4 32 (30.48%) Python
5 28 (26.67%) Java
5 28 (26.67%) Finance
6 27 (25.71%) Degree
7 25 (23.81%) WebDriver
8 24 (22.86%) Automation Testing
9 22 (20.95%) Bash Shell
10 21 (20.00%) Red Hat
10 21 (20.00%) SaaS
11 20 (19.05%) Open Source
11 20 (19.05%) Test Scripting
12 19 (18.10%) Test Strategy
12 19 (18.10%) Web Services
13 18 (17.14%) Scrum
14 17 (16.19%) Banking
14 17 (16.19%) C
14 17 (16.19%) Sun
15 16 (15.24%) SQL
16 15 (14.29%) Oracle
16 15 (14.29%) Regression Testing
17 14 (13.33%) Test Automation
18 13 (12.38%) Automated Testing
19 12 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
19 12 (11.43%) ISTQB
20 11 (10.48%) JIRA
20 11 (10.48%) Security Testing
20 11 (10.48%) Git (software)

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (7.62%) Apache
1 8 (7.62%) Drupal
1 8 (7.62%) Eucalyptus
1 8 (7.62%) nginx
2 5 (4.76%) IIS
3 2 (1.90%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.95%) JBoss
4 1 (0.95%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (7.62%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.81%) Acrobat
3 4 (3.81%) FrameMaker
3 4 (3.81%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.81%) Snagit
4 1 (0.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) SAP CO
1 3 (2.86%) SAP FI
1 3 (2.86%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (2.86%) SAP FSCM
1 3 (2.86%) SAP MM
1 3 (2.86%) SAP PP
1 3 (2.86%) SAP PS
1 3 (2.86%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 21 (20.00%) SaaS
2 12 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (7.62%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.86%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.76%) Internet
1 5 (4.76%) Wireless
2 1 (0.95%) GSM
2 1 (0.95%) HSPA
2 1 (0.95%) LTE
2 1 (0.95%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.62%) MySQL
2 6 (5.71%) Big Data
3 5 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.81%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.90%) InfluxDB
5 2 (1.90%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.95%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.95%) HBase
6 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (33.33%) Selenium
2 25 (23.81%) WebDriver
3 11 (10.48%) Git (software)
3 11 (10.48%) JIRA
3 11 (10.48%) JMeter
4 10 (9.52%) Cucumber
4 10 (9.52%) Gatling
4 10 (9.52%) Jenkins
5 9 (8.57%) Subversion
6 6 (5.71%) JUnit
7 5 (4.76%) Bugzilla
7 5 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
7 5 (4.76%) SoapUI
8 4 (3.81%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (3.81%) Maven
9 2 (1.90%) TestNG
10 1 (0.95%) Android Studio
10 1 (0.95%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.95%) Calabash
10 1 (0.95%) Gradle
General
1 28 (26.67%) Finance
2 17 (16.19%) Banking
3 10 (9.52%) Financial Institution
4 8 (7.62%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.76%) Publishing
6 4 (3.81%) Marketing
7 1 (0.95%) Advertising
7 1 (0.95%) Games
7 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (22.86%) Cloud Engineer
1 24 (22.86%) Linux Engineer
2 22 (20.95%) Tester
3 21 (20.00%) QA Tester
4 19 (18.10%) Administrator
4 19 (18.10%) Automation Tester
4 19 (18.10%) Cloud Administrator
4 19 (18.10%) Linux Administrator
5 18 (17.14%) QA Automation Tester
6 17 (16.19%) QA Engineer
7 15 (14.29%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 15 (14.29%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 14 (13.33%) QA Automation Engineer
9 12 (11.43%) Senior Linux Administrator
10 10 (9.52%) Test Engineer
11 9 (8.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 7 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
12 7 (6.67%) Head of QA
13 6 (5.71%) Analyst
14 5 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.10%) Web Services
2 9 (8.57%) HTML
3 8 (7.62%) LAMP
3 8 (7.62%) LEMP Stack
3 8 (7.62%) Sensu
4 7 (6.67%) XML
5 6 (5.71%) REST
6 5 (4.76%) CSS
7 4 (3.81%) SOAP
8 3 (2.86%) HTML5
8 3 (2.86%) jQuery
9 2 (1.90%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.90%) JSON
9 2 (1.90%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (1.90%) RequireJS
9 2 (1.90%) RESTful
10 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 1 (0.95%) Kafka
10 1 (0.95%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (7.62%) Enterprise Cloud
2 5 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.86%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.90%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.90%) Social Media
5 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.95%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.95%) RIA
5 1 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (35.24%) Linux
2 4 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.95%) Android
3 1 (0.95%) Unix
3 1 (0.95%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (49.52%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (22.86%) Automation Testing
3 20 (19.05%) Open Source
3 20 (19.05%) Test Scripting
4 19 (18.10%) Test Strategy
5 18 (17.14%) Scrum
6 15 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 14 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 13 (12.38%) Automated Testing
9 11 (10.48%) Security Testing
10 10 (9.52%) DevOps
10 10 (9.52%) QA Automation
10 10 (9.52%) TDD
11 9 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (8.57%) SDLC
11 9 (8.57%) Service Delivery
12 8 (7.62%) BDD
12 8 (7.62%) Configuration Management
12 8 (7.62%) Open Source Development
13 7 (6.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 32 (30.48%) Python
2 28 (26.67%) Java
3 22 (20.95%) Bash Shell
4 17 (16.19%) C
5 16 (15.24%) SQL
6 10 (9.52%) PHP
6 10 (9.52%) Ruby
7 8 (7.62%) Perl
8 4 (3.81%) Groovy
8 4 (3.81%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.86%) C#
10 1 (0.95%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.95%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.95%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (25.71%) Degree
2 12 (11.43%) ISTQB
3 10 (9.52%) ISEB
4 1 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.95%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (7.62%) GlusterFS
1 8 (7.62%) Varnish
2 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.95%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (7.62%) Cacti
1 8 (7.62%) Ganglia
1 8 (7.62%) Nagios
1 8 (7.62%) OpenView
1 8 (7.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 8 (7.62%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (7.62%) Puppet
2 6 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.90%) Grafana
4 1 (0.95%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 17 (16.19%) Sun
3 15 (14.29%) Oracle
4 9 (8.57%) Microsoft
5 8 (7.62%) BMC
5 8 (7.62%) HP
5 8 (7.62%) Splunk
6 5 (4.76%) Cisco
6 5 (4.76%) Ericsson
6 5 (4.76%) Huawei
6 5 (4.76%) Nokia
6 5 (4.76%) Nortel
7 4 (3.81%) Adobe
7 4 (3.81%) Forcepoint
8 3 (2.86%) Ariba
8 3 (2.86%) SAP
9 2 (1.90%) SOASTA, Inc
10 1 (0.95%) Apple
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits 10% Bonus + Excellent Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
IDOX plc
Salary: Home Based. Salary competitive, according to experience.
Posted: 22 days ago