The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 48 72
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +24
Permanent jobs citing QA 99 98 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 4.32% 4.19% 3.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.25% 35.51% 32.66%
Number of salaries quoted 81 62 43
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%
QA
Berkshire

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
307 276 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 13.38% 11.79% 9.26%
Number of salaries quoted 200 179 153
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,956 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 26 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Reading

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 65 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (33.52%) Degree
3 54 (29.67%) Finance
4 41 (22.53%) Telecoms
5 37 (20.33%) Software Testing
5 37 (20.33%) SQL Server
6 36 (19.78%) ISEB
7 34 (18.68%) SQL
8 32 (17.58%) C#
8 32 (17.58%) Microsoft
8 32 (17.58%) ISTQB
9 31 (17.03%) .NET
10 30 (16.48%) MS Excel
10 30 (16.48%) Selenium
11 29 (15.93%) Automation Testing
11 29 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
11 29 (15.93%) Computer Science
11 29 (15.93%) Banking
12 28 (15.38%) HTML
13 26 (14.29%) JavaScript
14 24 (13.19%) Java
14 24 (13.19%) Visual Studio
14 24 (13.19%) Test Automation
15 23 (12.64%) Mentoring
15 23 (12.64%) Scrum
16 21 (11.54%) Windows
16 21 (11.54%) HP
16 21 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
16 21 (11.54%) jQuery
17 20 (10.99%) Waterfall

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 4 (2.20%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (1.10%) Apache
2 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.10%) nginx
2 2 (1.10%) Drupal
2 2 (1.10%) Eucalyptus
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.55%) Lync
3 1 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.55%) CMS
Applications
1 30 (16.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.85%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.20%) MS Office
5 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.55%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.65%) SaaS
2 2 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.55%) Office 365
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.59%) GSM
1 12 (6.59%) UMTS
2 11 (6.04%) LTE
2 11 (6.04%) 3G
2 11 (6.04%) RNC
2 11 (6.04%) WiMAX
2 11 (6.04%) 2G
2 11 (6.04%) Wireless
3 9 (4.95%) HTTPS
4 8 (4.40%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.40%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (3.85%) ATM
6 5 (2.75%) 4G
7 2 (1.10%) Firewall
7 2 (1.10%) HTTP
7 2 (1.10%) VPN
7 2 (1.10%) Internet
7 2 (1.10%) SSL
8 1 (0.55%) GGSN
8 1 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.75%) Relational Database
2 5 (2.75%) RDBMS
3 4 (2.20%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.65%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.10%) MySQL
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.10%) SQL CLR
6 1 (0.55%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 30 (16.48%) Selenium
2 24 (13.19%) Visual Studio
3 21 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (9.89%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (4.40%) SpecFlow
6 6 (3.30%) Git (software)
7 5 (2.75%) Subversion
8 4 (2.20%) JIRA
8 4 (2.20%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.65%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.65%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.10%) NUnit
10 2 (1.10%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.55%) Hudson
11 1 (0.55%) Robotium
11 1 (0.55%) JBehave
11 1 (0.55%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (0.55%) eggPlant
11 1 (0.55%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.55%) Toad
General
1 54 (29.67%) Finance
2 41 (22.53%) Telecoms
3 29 (15.93%) Banking
4 9 (4.95%) Retail
5 6 (3.30%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.75%) Billing
6 5 (2.75%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.75%) Games
7 2 (1.10%) Automotive
7 2 (1.10%) Advertising
7 2 (1.10%) Publishing
8 1 (0.55%) French Language
8 1 (0.55%) German Language
8 1 (0.55%) Marketing
8 1 (0.55%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.55%) Legal
8 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (27.47%) Analyst
2 30 (16.48%) Tester
3 26 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 21 (11.54%) Developer
4 21 (11.54%) Business Analyst
4 21 (11.54%) Test Leader
5 20 (10.99%) Consultant
6 17 (9.34%) Automation Tester
6 17 (9.34%) Senior Analyst
7 16 (8.79%) Software Tester
7 16 (8.79%) QA Tester
7 16 (8.79%) Software Engineer
8 15 (8.24%) Junior
9 13 (7.14%) QA Engineer
9 13 (7.14%) Test Engineer
10 12 (6.59%) QA Analyst
10 12 (6.59%) Test Manager
11 10 (5.49%) Senior Test Analyst
11 10 (5.49%) Junior Tester
11 10 (5.49%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (17.03%) .NET
2 28 (15.38%) HTML
3 21 (11.54%) jQuery
4 20 (10.99%) CSS
5 13 (7.14%) HTML5
6 12 (6.59%) Ajax
7 8 (4.40%) ASP.NET
7 8 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 8 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (3.85%) Web Services
9 5 (2.75%) Spring
9 5 (2.75%) JSON
9 5 (2.75%) Application Packaging
10 4 (2.20%) XML
10 4 (2.20%) JMS
10 4 (2.20%) Apache Camel
11 3 (1.65%) Gherkin
11 3 (1.65%) WPF
12 2 (1.10%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
1 29 (15.93%) Computer Science
2 13 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.49%) User Experience
4 8 (4.40%) Digital Media
5 6 (3.30%) Visualisation
6 5 (2.75%) Social Media
6 5 (2.75%) Xbox
7 2 (1.10%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.10%) Replication
7 2 (1.10%) Clustering
7 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.10%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.10%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.55%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.55%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.55%) Streaming Media
8 1 (0.55%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.54%) Windows
2 18 (9.89%) Linux
3 6 (3.30%) Android
3 6 (3.30%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.75%) Windows 7
4 5 (2.75%) Windows XP
4 5 (2.75%) UNIX
4 5 (2.75%) Windows 2000
5 4 (2.20%) Solaris
6 2 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (20.33%) Software Testing
3 29 (15.93%) Automation Testing
4 24 (13.19%) Test Automation
5 23 (12.64%) Mentoring
5 23 (12.64%) Scrum
6 20 (10.99%) Waterfall
7 18 (9.89%) Test Management
8 17 (9.34%) Project Management
9 16 (8.79%) Automated Testing
10 15 (8.24%) Software Engineering
11 13 (7.14%) Test Scripting
12 11 (6.04%) Multithreading
12 11 (6.04%) OO
12 11 (6.04%) PRINCE2
12 11 (6.04%) Service Delivery
13 10 (5.49%) Systems Analysis
13 10 (5.49%) UML
13 10 (5.49%) Use Case
13 10 (5.49%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 34 (18.68%) SQL
2 32 (17.58%) C#
3 26 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 24 (13.19%) Java
5 10 (5.49%) C++
6 9 (4.95%) Python
7 5 (2.75%) VB
7 5 (2.75%) Ruby
8 4 (2.20%) VBScript
8 4 (2.20%) PHP
9 3 (1.65%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.65%) C
10 2 (1.10%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.10%) Perl
10 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.55%) Groovy
11 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 61 (33.52%) Degree
2 36 (19.78%) ISEB
3 32 (17.58%) ISTQB
4 12 (6.59%) Security Cleared
5 10 (5.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (3.85%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.75%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.10%) PMP
8 2 (1.10%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.55%) APMP
9 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.55%) MCSE
9 1 (0.55%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.30%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.55%) P3O
2 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (2.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.10%) Xen
3 2 (1.10%) GlusterFS
3 2 (1.10%) Varnish
4 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (1.10%) OpenView
2 2 (1.10%) Nagios
2 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.10%) Cacti
2 2 (1.10%) Ganglia
2 2 (1.10%) Puppet
3 1 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.55%) Iperf
Vendors
1 32 (17.58%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.54%) HP
3 11 (6.04%) Nortel
3 11 (6.04%) Ericsson
3 11 (6.04%) Nokia
4 8 (4.40%) Oracle
5 6 (3.30%) Adobe
6 4 (2.20%) VMware
6 4 (2.20%) Splunk
7 3 (1.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 3 (1.65%) SAP
8 2 (1.10%) Capita
8 2 (1.10%) Telerik
8 2 (1.10%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.10%) Ariba
8 2 (1.10%) BMC
8 2 (1.10%) Sun
8 2 (1.10%) Websense
8 2 (1.10%) SaltStack
8 2 (1.10%) Sitecore
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + BENS
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Intuition IT Solutions
Salary: Negotiable + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago