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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 66 64 76
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 77 76 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.26% 3.30% 3.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.28% 35.02% 37.58%
Number of salaries quoted 49 50 51
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +26.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £32,250 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
263 217 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 11.14% 9.43% 8.07%
Number of salaries quoted 125 155 140
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

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 28 January 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Reading

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 94 (53.11%) Telecoms
2 73 (41.24%) Degree
3 66 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (36.16%) Finance
5 51 (28.81%) ISEB
5 51 (28.81%) Software Testing
6 40 (22.60%) Wireless
7 37 (20.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 36 (20.34%) Retail
9 35 (19.77%) Nokia
9 35 (19.77%) Nortel
9 35 (19.77%) Ericsson
10 34 (19.21%) Scrum
11 33 (18.64%) Service Delivery
12 31 (17.51%) Analytical Skills
13 29 (16.38%) Banking
14 27 (15.25%) LTE
14 27 (15.25%) 2G
14 27 (15.25%) 3G
14 27 (15.25%) SQL
15 26 (14.69%) GSM
15 26 (14.69%) UMTS
15 26 (14.69%) SLA
15 26 (14.69%) WiMAX
15 26 (14.69%) RNC
16 25 (14.12%) Aerospace
17 23 (12.99%) Automation Testing
18 21 (11.86%) Radio Access Network
18 21 (11.86%) Computer Science
19 19 (10.73%) Selenium

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (2.26%) Tomcat
1 4 (2.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.13%) CMS
3 1 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 9 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.56%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.26%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (1.69%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.13%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) LucidChart
Communications & Networking
1 40 (22.60%) Wireless
2 27 (15.25%) 2G
2 27 (15.25%) LTE
2 27 (15.25%) 3G
3 26 (14.69%) WiMAX
3 26 (14.69%) RNC
3 26 (14.69%) GSM
3 26 (14.69%) UMTS
4 21 (11.86%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (4.52%) MVNO
6 7 (3.95%) 4G
7 4 (2.26%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.26%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.13%) SAN
9 1 (0.56%) Internet
9 1 (0.56%) VoIP
9 1 (0.56%) SMS
9 1 (0.56%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.56%) Cisco ICM
9 1 (0.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.82%) RDBMS
2 5 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.26%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.26%) SAP BW
3 4 (2.26%) DataStage
3 4 (2.26%) SQLPlus
4 3 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 19 (10.73%) Selenium
2 17 (9.60%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (6.21%) Visual Studio
4 9 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.39%) LoadRunner
6 5 (2.82%) eggPlant
7 4 (2.26%) LoadUI
7 4 (2.26%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.26%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.26%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.26%) Toad
8 2 (1.13%) Subversion
8 2 (1.13%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.56%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.56%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.56%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (0.56%) JIRA
9 1 (0.56%) TestComplete
9 1 (0.56%) Xcode
General
1 94 (53.11%) Telecoms
2 64 (36.16%) Finance
3 36 (20.34%) Retail
4 29 (16.38%) Banking
5 25 (14.12%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.69%) Billing
7 2 (1.13%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (1.13%) Legal
7 2 (1.13%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.56%) Back Office
8 1 (0.56%) Advertising
8 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (28.25%) Analyst
2 45 (25.42%) Test Analyst
3 36 (20.34%) Consultant
4 33 (18.64%) Test Consultant
5 21 (11.86%) Tester
6 20 (11.30%) Junior
7 18 (10.17%) Wireless Engineer
7 18 (10.17%) RAN Engineer
8 17 (9.60%) QA Engineer
9 15 (8.47%) Software Engineer
10 14 (7.91%) Software Tester
10 14 (7.91%) QA Tester
10 14 (7.91%) Automation Tester
11 13 (7.34%) Test Engineer
11 13 (7.34%) Test Manager
12 12 (6.78%) Technical Engineer
13 11 (6.21%) Junior Tester
13 11 (6.21%) Junior Software Engineer
13 11 (6.21%) QA Analyst
13 11 (6.21%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.17%) HTML
2 13 (7.34%) CSS
2 13 (7.34%) jQuery
3 9 (5.08%) .NET
4 5 (2.82%) SOAP
4 5 (2.82%) Spring
5 4 (2.26%) Web Services
5 4 (2.26%) JMS
5 4 (2.26%) Apache Camel
6 3 (1.69%) WebCenter
7 2 (1.13%) HTML5
7 2 (1.13%) SAP PI
7 2 (1.13%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.13%) JSON
8 1 (0.56%) WPF
8 1 (0.56%) OAuth
8 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.56%) Java EE
8 1 (0.56%) Ajax
8 1 (0.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.51%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (11.86%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.39%) Open Source
4 3 (1.69%) Replication
4 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.69%) User Experience
5 2 (1.13%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.13%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.56%) CESG
6 1 (0.56%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.56%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.56%) Human Factors
6 1 (0.56%) Social Media
6 1 (0.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.08%) Windows
2 8 (4.52%) Linux
3 6 (3.39%) UNIX
4 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (28.81%) Software Testing
3 34 (19.21%) Scrum
4 33 (18.64%) Service Delivery
5 23 (12.99%) Automation Testing
6 17 (9.60%) Waterfall
7 15 (8.47%) Test Management
7 15 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (7.91%) Test Scripting
8 14 (7.91%) Project Management
8 14 (7.91%) Mentoring
9 11 (6.21%) System Testing
9 11 (6.21%) Test Automation
10 10 (5.65%) CRM
11 9 (5.08%) Coaching
12 8 (4.52%) Software Engineering
13 7 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (3.95%) Automated Testing
13 7 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (3.95%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.25%) SQL
2 15 (8.47%) C
3 14 (7.91%) C#
3 14 (7.91%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.21%) Java
5 5 (2.82%) C++
5 5 (2.82%) Python
5 5 (2.82%) Ruby
6 4 (2.26%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.69%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.13%) VBScript
8 2 (1.13%) Perl
9 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 73 (41.24%) Degree
2 51 (28.81%) ISEB
3 37 (20.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (9.60%) SC Cleared
4 17 (9.60%) Security Cleared
5 16 (9.04%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.69%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.13%) PMP
7 2 (1.13%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.56%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (14.69%) SLA
2 6 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.82%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.56%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (6.21%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 35 (19.77%) Nortel
1 35 (19.77%) Ericsson
1 35 (19.77%) Nokia
2 13 (7.34%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.65%) Cisco
4 7 (3.95%) HP
5 6 (3.39%) SAP
5 6 (3.39%) Oracle
5 6 (3.39%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (2.82%) VMware
7 4 (2.26%) Huawei
8 3 (1.69%) Hyperion
9 2 (1.13%) Ariba
9 2 (1.13%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.13%) Sun
9 2 (1.13%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.56%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.56%) Panasonic
10 1 (0.56%) IBM
10 1 (0.56%) Empirix
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
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Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, 25 days Hol
Posted: 3 days ago
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Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum GBP To 45k +Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum GBP 30 - 45K +Benefits (neg)
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 5 % Pension, Health, Life Ass
Posted: 5 days ago
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iKonnect
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Package
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + MS Certs, Pension & Car allowance!
Posted: 15 days ago
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Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 21 days ago
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Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum depending on experience + bonus
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