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

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 63 61 57
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 74 102 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.89% 4.19% 3.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.58% 28.57% 29.30%
Number of salaries quoted 67 86 60
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,800 £25,171 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.79%
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
242 357 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 12.74% 14.65% 12.81%
Number of salaries quoted 209 212 218
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £23,341 £31,100
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 3 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Reading

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 56 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (38.24%) Python
3 49 (36.03%) Java
4 45 (33.09%) Degree
5 42 (30.88%) Finance
6 41 (30.15%) SQL
7 39 (28.68%) Linux
8 37 (27.21%) VMware
8 37 (27.21%) VMware ESX
8 37 (27.21%) VMware Infrastructure
9 34 (25.00%) Windows
10 31 (22.79%) ITIL
11 30 (22.06%) Capacity Planning
12 28 (20.59%) SQL Server
12 28 (20.59%) .NET
12 28 (20.59%) Microsoft
13 27 (19.85%) PowerShell
13 27 (19.85%) Ruby
13 27 (19.85%) Mentoring
14 26 (19.12%) Perl
15 25 (18.38%) Cisco
15 25 (18.38%) EMC
15 25 (18.38%) Firewall
15 25 (18.38%) Red Hat
15 25 (18.38%) WSUS
15 25 (18.38%) SCCM
15 25 (18.38%) Computer Science
15 25 (18.38%) Cisco IOS
15 25 (18.38%) Qualys
15 25 (18.38%) vSphere

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 13 (9.56%) IIS
2 8 (5.88%) GeoServer
2 8 (5.88%) Oracle Spatial
3 6 (4.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.74%) CMS
4 1 (0.74%) JBoss
4 1 (0.74%) Node.js
4 1 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (10.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.74%) MS Office
2 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.74%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.97%) SaaS
2 13 (9.56%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (18.38%) Cisco IOS
1 25 (18.38%) Cisco Nexus
1 25 (18.38%) Firewall
2 13 (9.56%) SAN
2 13 (9.56%) SMTP
2 13 (9.56%) Wireshark
3 12 (8.82%) Fibre Channel
3 12 (8.82%) IMAP
3 12 (8.82%) NAS
4 5 (3.68%) HTTP
5 4 (2.94%) SSL
5 4 (2.94%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.21%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.74%) DNS
7 1 (0.74%) GSM
7 1 (0.74%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.29%) Big Data
3 13 (9.56%) NoSQL
4 9 (6.62%) GIS
5 8 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.94%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (2.21%) MySQL
8 2 (1.47%) SQL CLR
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (13.24%) Selenium
2 13 (9.56%) AQtime
2 13 (9.56%) WebLOAD
3 12 (8.82%) ERwin
4 9 (6.62%) Visual Studio
4 9 (6.62%) WebDriver
5 6 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.47%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.47%) JIRA
6 2 (1.47%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.74%) Ant
7 1 (0.74%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.74%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.74%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.74%) JMeter
7 1 (0.74%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.74%) Maven
7 1 (0.74%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (0.74%) SpecFlow
General
1 42 (30.88%) Finance
2 17 (12.50%) Retail
3 11 (8.09%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.68%) Banking
5 3 (2.21%) Games
6 2 (1.47%) Marketing
7 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (14.71%) Tester
2 18 (13.24%) Developer
3 17 (12.50%) QA Tester
4 14 (10.29%) Administrator
5 13 (9.56%) Software Tester
5 13 (9.56%) VMware Engineer
6 12 (8.82%) Cloud Administrator
6 12 (8.82%) Data Modeller
6 12 (8.82%) Linux Administrator
7 11 (8.09%) Performance Tester
8 10 (7.35%) QA Engineer
8 10 (7.35%) Software QA Tester
9 9 (6.62%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (6.62%) Test Manager
9 9 (6.62%) VMWare Administrator
10 8 (5.88%) Analyst
10 8 (5.88%) Application Development Manager
10 8 (5.88%) Development Manager
10 8 (5.88%) GIS Developer
10 8 (5.88%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (20.59%) .NET
2 14 (10.29%) HTML
3 12 (8.82%) MAPI
4 8 (5.88%) PostGIS
5 4 (2.94%) Sass
5 4 (2.94%) XML
6 3 (2.21%) SOAP
7 2 (1.47%) Cocoa
7 2 (1.47%) Cocoa Touch
7 2 (1.47%) Web Services
7 2 (1.47%) XHTML
8 1 (0.74%) Ajax
8 1 (0.74%) Apache CXF
8 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.74%) HTML5
8 1 (0.74%) jQuery
8 1 (0.74%) LINQ
8 1 (0.74%) Spring
8 1 (0.74%) WPF
8 1 (0.74%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.38%) Computer Science
1 25 (18.38%) EMC VNX
2 23 (16.91%) Mobile App
3 14 (10.29%) Smart Meter
4 13 (9.56%) Data Centre
5 12 (8.82%) Data Structures
6 5 (3.68%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.68%) PMI
7 4 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.94%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.21%) Digital Media
8 3 (2.21%) Replication
8 3 (2.21%) User Experience
9 2 (1.47%) Clustering
10 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.74%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 39 (28.68%) Linux
2 34 (25.00%) Windows
3 18 (13.24%) Unix
4 13 (9.56%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.41%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.94%) Android
6 4 (2.94%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (22.79%) ITIL
3 30 (22.06%) Capacity Planning
4 27 (19.85%) Mentoring
5 23 (16.91%) Scrum
6 20 (14.71%) Test Automation
7 15 (11.03%) Performance Tuning
8 14 (10.29%) Data Modelling
8 14 (10.29%) Software Testing
9 13 (9.56%) Benchmarking
9 13 (9.56%) Performance Engineering
9 13 (9.56%) Service Management
10 12 (8.82%) Data Architecture
10 12 (8.82%) Dimensional Modelling
10 12 (8.82%) Kimball Methodology
10 12 (8.82%) Logical Data Model
10 12 (8.82%) Physical Data Model
10 12 (8.82%) Reverse Engineering
10 12 (8.82%) Server Patching
10 12 (8.82%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (38.24%) Python
2 49 (36.03%) Java
3 41 (30.15%) SQL
4 27 (19.85%) PowerShell
4 27 (19.85%) Ruby
5 26 (19.12%) Perl
6 23 (16.91%) C#
7 20 (14.71%) C++
7 20 (14.71%) Shell Script
8 13 (9.56%) JavaScript
9 12 (8.82%) R
10 9 (6.62%) C
11 7 (5.15%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.47%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.47%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.47%) VB
12 2 (1.47%) VBScript
13 1 (0.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 45 (33.09%) Degree
2 15 (11.03%) ISTQB
3 13 (9.56%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (8.09%) Security Cleared
5 10 (7.35%) ISEB
6 7 (5.15%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.47%) PMP
10 1 (0.74%) APMP
10 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.74%) SDET
System Software
1 37 (27.21%) VMware ESX
1 37 (27.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (18.38%) vSphere
3 13 (9.56%) Active Directory
3 13 (9.56%) Hyper-V
4 12 (8.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (18.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 25 (18.38%) SCCM
1 25 (18.38%) WSUS
2 13 (9.56%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.74%) Ansible
3 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.74%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (27.21%) VMware
2 28 (20.59%) Microsoft
3 25 (18.38%) Cisco
3 25 (18.38%) EMC
3 25 (18.38%) Qualys
3 25 (18.38%) Red Hat
4 21 (15.44%) Oracle
5 12 (8.82%) Citrix
6 4 (2.94%) Forcepoint
7 3 (2.21%) HP
7 3 (2.21%) SAP
8 2 (1.47%) Apple
8 2 (1.47%) Borland
8 2 (1.47%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.47%) Vertica
9 1 (0.74%) SaltStack
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £68,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading
360 Resourcing Solutions .
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 26 days ago