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 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 48 45
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 87 121 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 4.79% 5.49% 5.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.10% 42.31% 41.42%
Number of salaries quoted 71 93 75
Median salary £55,000 £48,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.58% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £59,500 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,333 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
271 286 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 14.92% 12.96% 12.53%
Number of salaries quoted 158 216 203
Median salary £55,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 August 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Reading

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 80 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (33.94%) Degree
3 46 (27.88%) Java
4 42 (25.45%) Linux
5 38 (23.03%) Selenium
6 35 (21.21%) Finance
6 35 (21.21%) Python
7 30 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 29 (17.58%) Microsoft
9 28 (16.97%) C#
9 28 (16.97%) Ruby
10 27 (16.36%) .NET
10 27 (16.36%) Telecoms
11 26 (15.76%) JavaScript
11 26 (15.76%) Perl
11 26 (15.76%) Functional Testing
12 25 (15.15%) Git (software)
12 25 (15.15%) HTML
12 25 (15.15%) SQL
12 25 (15.15%) Web Services
12 25 (15.15%) Windows
13 23 (13.94%) Automation Testing
14 21 (12.73%) Mobile App
14 21 (12.73%) DevOps
15 20 (12.12%) Subversion
16 19 (11.52%) ITIL
16 19 (11.52%) Capacity Planning
16 19 (11.52%) Amazon AWS
17 18 (10.91%) Open Source
17 18 (10.91%) MySQL

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 18 (10.91%) Apache
2 15 (9.09%) nginx
3 12 (7.27%) Drupal
3 12 (7.27%) Eucalyptus
4 10 (6.06%) SharePoint
5 9 (5.45%) IIS
6 6 (3.64%) GeoServer
6 6 (3.64%) Oracle Spatial
7 4 (2.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.82%) Confluence
8 3 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.21%) JBoss
9 2 (1.21%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.61%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (9.70%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.03%) MS Office
3 4 (2.42%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.61%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.52%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (5.45%) SaaS
4 8 (4.85%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (1.82%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.82%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.82%) Route 53
5 3 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.06%) Cisco IOS
1 10 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
1 10 (6.06%) Firewall
2 9 (5.45%) SAN
2 9 (5.45%) Wireless
2 9 (5.45%) Wireshark
3 8 (4.85%) IMAP
3 8 (4.85%) NAS
3 8 (4.85%) SMTP
4 2 (1.21%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.61%) GSM
5 1 (0.61%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.61%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.91%) MySQL
2 17 (10.30%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.24%) GIS
4 6 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.64%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.82%) Big Data
5 3 (1.82%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.82%) MariaDB
5 3 (1.82%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 38 (23.03%) Selenium
2 25 (15.15%) Git (software)
3 20 (12.12%) Subversion
4 15 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 13 (7.88%) JIRA
6 9 (5.45%) AQtime
6 9 (5.45%) HP UFT
6 9 (5.45%) Jenkins
6 9 (5.45%) WebLOAD
7 8 (4.85%) Cucumber
8 7 (4.24%) SoapUI
9 6 (3.64%) Ranorex
10 5 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (2.42%) Ant
11 4 (2.42%) eggPlant
11 4 (2.42%) JBehave
11 4 (2.42%) Maven
11 4 (2.42%) Rational Functional Tester
11 4 (2.42%) RSpec
11 4 (2.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (21.21%) Finance
2 27 (16.36%) Telecoms
3 17 (10.30%) Retail
4 12 (7.27%) Banking
5 9 (5.45%) Games
6 7 (4.24%) Marketing
7 1 (0.61%) Billing
7 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (23.03%) Tester
2 35 (21.21%) QA Tester
3 24 (14.55%) Developer
4 23 (13.94%) Automation Tester
5 22 (13.33%) QA Automation Tester
6 17 (10.30%) Analyst
6 17 (10.30%) Linux Engineer
7 15 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
8 14 (8.48%) Cloud Engineer
8 14 (8.48%) Software Tester
9 12 (7.27%) AWS DevOps
9 12 (7.27%) AWS Engineer
9 12 (7.27%) DevOps Systems Engineer
9 12 (7.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 12 (7.27%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 12 (7.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 12 (7.27%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (6.67%) Software QA Tester
11 9 (5.45%) Performance Tester
11 9 (5.45%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.36%) .NET
2 25 (15.15%) HTML
2 25 (15.15%) Web Services
3 17 (10.30%) LAMP
4 15 (9.09%) LEMP Stack
5 12 (7.27%) CSS
5 12 (7.27%) Sensu
6 9 (5.45%) SOAP
7 8 (4.85%) MAPI
8 6 (3.64%) jQuery
8 6 (3.64%) PostGIS
9 5 (3.03%) Ajax
9 5 (3.03%) ASP.NET
9 5 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (3.03%) HTML5
9 5 (3.03%) LINQ
9 5 (3.03%) WCF
10 4 (2.42%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.42%) Silverlight
10 4 (2.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.73%) Mobile App
2 17 (10.30%) Computer Science
3 12 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.27%) Enterprise Cloud
4 10 (6.06%) Data Centre
4 10 (6.06%) EMC VNX
5 7 (4.24%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.03%) PMI
7 4 (2.42%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.42%) Digital Media
7 4 (2.42%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.42%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.42%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (2.42%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.82%) Blog
8 3 (1.82%) User Experience
9 2 (1.21%) Fintech
10 1 (0.61%) Replication
10 1 (0.61%) SCADA
10 1 (0.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 42 (25.45%) Linux
2 25 (15.15%) Windows
3 12 (7.27%) Android
3 12 (7.27%) Apple iOS
4 10 (6.06%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.85%) Unix
6 4 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.42%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 26 (15.76%) Functional Testing
4 23 (13.94%) Automation Testing
5 21 (12.73%) DevOps
6 19 (11.52%) Capacity Planning
6 19 (11.52%) ITIL
7 18 (10.91%) Open Source
7 18 (10.91%) Scrum
8 17 (10.30%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (10.30%) Software Testing
9 16 (9.70%) Automated Testing
10 15 (9.09%) Mentoring
11 14 (8.48%) BDD
11 14 (8.48%) Configuration Management
11 14 (8.48%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (8.48%) E-Commerce
11 14 (8.48%) QA Automation
12 13 (7.88%) Regression Testing
12 13 (7.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 46 (27.88%) Java
2 35 (21.21%) Python
3 28 (16.97%) C#
3 28 (16.97%) Ruby
4 26 (15.76%) JavaScript
4 26 (15.76%) Perl
5 25 (15.15%) SQL
6 18 (10.91%) PHP
7 14 (8.48%) PowerShell
8 12 (7.27%) Shell Script
9 10 (6.06%) C++
10 8 (4.85%) VB.NET
11 7 (4.24%) Bash Shell
12 5 (3.03%) Groovy
13 3 (1.82%) VBScript
14 2 (1.21%) C
15 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (33.94%) Degree
2 16 (9.70%) ISTQB
3 13 (7.88%) ISEB
4 8 (4.85%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (4.85%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.03%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.42%) CISM
6 4 (2.42%) CISSP
6 4 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.45%) SLA
2 3 (1.82%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (7.88%) VMware ESX
3 12 (7.27%) GlusterFS
3 12 (7.27%) Varnish
4 10 (6.06%) vSphere
5 9 (5.45%) Active Directory
6 8 (4.85%) Hyper-V
7 7 (4.24%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (3.64%) GeoWebCache
9 5 (3.03%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (9.70%) Puppet
2 15 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (7.27%) Cacti
3 12 (7.27%) Ganglia
3 12 (7.27%) Nagios
3 12 (7.27%) OpenView
3 12 (7.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 10 (6.06%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 10 (6.06%) SCCM
4 10 (6.06%) WSUS
5 9 (5.45%) Perfmon
6 3 (1.82%) Graylog
6 3 (1.82%) Kibana
6 3 (1.82%) logstash
6 3 (1.82%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.61%) Ansible
7 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (17.58%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.91%) Cisco
2 18 (10.91%) VMware
3 16 (9.70%) Oracle
4 12 (7.27%) BMC
4 12 (7.27%) Splunk
5 10 (6.06%) EMC
5 10 (6.06%) Qualys
5 10 (6.06%) Red Hat
6 8 (4.85%) Ericsson
6 8 (4.85%) Huawei
6 8 (4.85%) Nokia
7 7 (4.24%) Nortel
8 5 (3.03%) HP
9 4 (2.42%) DevExpress
9 4 (2.42%) IBM
9 4 (2.42%) Telerik
10 3 (1.82%) Fujitsu
11 2 (1.21%) Citrix
11 2 (1.21%) SAP
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