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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 42 78
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +36
Permanent jobs citing QA 122 119 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 5.44% 4.79% 2.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.04% 39.80% 28.77%
Number of salaries quoted 94 67 42
Average salary £48,000 £37,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.00% -17.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £26,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £69,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
265 299 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 11.83% 12.04% 9.43%
Number of salaries quoted 205 196 152
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £85,000 £65,000
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 31 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Reading

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 83 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (31.02%) Degree
3 55 (25.46%) Finance
4 49 (22.69%) SQL Server
5 40 (18.52%) MS Excel
5 40 (18.52%) Computer Science
6 38 (17.59%) Java
7 35 (16.20%) SQL
7 35 (16.20%) Windows
8 34 (15.74%) HP
9 33 (15.28%) .NET
9 33 (15.28%) Selenium
10 32 (14.81%) C#
10 32 (14.81%) Telecoms
11 28 (12.96%) Software Testing
11 28 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
12 27 (12.50%) ISTQB
12 27 (12.50%) Scrum
13 26 (12.04%) HTML
14 25 (11.57%) Linux
14 25 (11.57%) Project Management
14 25 (11.57%) ISEB
14 25 (11.57%) Microsoft
14 25 (11.57%) Banking
14 25 (11.57%) jQuery
14 25 (11.57%) Test Automation
15 24 (11.11%) Mentoring
16 23 (10.65%) JavaScript
17 22 (10.19%) Python
17 22 (10.19%) SaaS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 7 (3.24%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.93%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.93%) Drupal
3 2 (0.93%) nginx
3 2 (0.93%) Eucalyptus
3 2 (0.93%) Apache
4 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.46%) CMS
Applications
1 40 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.70%) MS Office
3 7 (3.24%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.46%) XMetaL
5 1 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) JDE OneWorld
1 2 (0.93%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.46%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.46%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.46%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.19%) SaaS
2 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.26%) TCP/IP
2 16 (7.41%) HTTP
3 14 (6.48%) SSL
4 8 (3.70%) ATM
5 6 (2.78%) SMTP
6 5 (2.31%) Internet
6 5 (2.31%) HTTPS
7 4 (1.85%) DNS
8 3 (1.39%) Firewall
8 3 (1.39%) GSM
8 3 (1.39%) LAN
8 3 (1.39%) UMTS
8 3 (1.39%) WAN
9 2 (0.93%) FTP
9 2 (0.93%) VPN
9 2 (0.93%) Network Security
9 2 (0.93%) LTE
10 1 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.46%) WebEx
10 1 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (22.69%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.48%) SQL CLR
3 9 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (3.70%) OLTP
5 7 (3.24%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.39%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.39%) MySQL
6 3 (1.39%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.46%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 33 (15.28%) Selenium
2 18 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 13 (6.02%) HP UFT
4 12 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (5.56%) SpecFlow
5 10 (4.63%) WebDriver
6 7 (3.24%) JIRA
7 6 (2.78%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.31%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.39%) QADirector
9 3 (1.39%) TestDirector
9 3 (1.39%) JMeter
9 3 (1.39%) Subversion
10 2 (0.93%) NUnit
10 2 (0.93%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.93%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.93%) JBehave
10 2 (0.93%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (0.46%) Hudson
11 1 (0.46%) Robotium
General
1 55 (25.46%) Finance
2 32 (14.81%) Telecoms
3 25 (11.57%) Banking
4 8 (3.70%) Publishing
5 7 (3.24%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.24%) Billing
6 5 (2.31%) Games
7 3 (1.39%) Retail
7 3 (1.39%) Marketing
8 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.93%) Automotive
9 1 (0.46%) Legal
9 1 (0.46%) Electronics
9 1 (0.46%) Advertising
9 1 (0.46%) French Language
9 1 (0.46%) German Language
9 1 (0.46%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 35 (16.20%) Analyst
2 31 (14.35%) Developer
3 25 (11.57%) Tester
4 24 (11.11%) Administrator
5 21 (9.72%) Business Analyst
6 18 (8.33%) Test Manager
6 18 (8.33%) Test Leader
7 17 (7.87%) QA Tester
8 16 (7.41%) C# Developer
9 15 (6.94%) DBA
10 14 (6.48%) Consultant
10 14 (6.48%) Senior Developer
10 14 (6.48%) .NET Developer
11 13 (6.02%) ASP.NET Developer
11 13 (6.02%) Senior .NET Developer
11 13 (6.02%) Senior Software Developer
11 13 (6.02%) Software Developer
12 12 (5.56%) Test Analyst
12 12 (5.56%) Senior C# Developer
12 12 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.28%) .NET
2 26 (12.04%) HTML
3 25 (11.57%) jQuery
4 21 (9.72%) Ajax
5 17 (7.87%) CSS
6 16 (7.41%) HTML5
7 14 (6.48%) ASP.NET
8 13 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 12 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
9 12 (5.56%) Web Services
10 11 (5.09%) XML
11 7 (3.24%) J2EE
11 7 (3.24%) JSON
11 7 (3.24%) WebCenter
12 6 (2.78%) Gherkin
13 5 (2.31%) Application Packaging
14 3 (1.39%) REST
15 2 (0.93%) SOAP
15 2 (0.93%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 40 (18.52%) Computer Science
2 28 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.94%) Replication
3 15 (6.94%) Clustering
4 13 (6.02%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.63%) Digital Media
6 7 (3.24%) Visualisation
6 7 (3.24%) User Experience
7 6 (2.78%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.31%) Xbox
8 5 (2.31%) E-Learning
9 4 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.39%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.93%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.93%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.46%) BYOD
12 1 (0.46%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (16.20%) Windows
2 25 (11.57%) Linux
3 14 (6.48%) Solaris
4 9 (4.17%) UNIX
5 7 (3.24%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (2.78%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.31%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.31%) Windows 2000
7 5 (2.31%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.31%) Android
8 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (12.96%) Software Testing
3 27 (12.50%) Scrum
4 25 (11.57%) Project Management
4 25 (11.57%) Test Automation
5 24 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 21 (9.72%) Test Management
7 20 (9.26%) Software Engineering
8 19 (8.80%) OO
8 19 (8.80%) Test Scripting
8 19 (8.80%) Performance Tuning
9 17 (7.87%) Test Strategy
10 16 (7.41%) Problem Management
11 14 (6.48%) Waterfall
11 14 (6.48%) BDD
12 13 (6.02%) Web Development
12 13 (6.02%) Automated Testing
12 13 (6.02%) Manual Testing
12 13 (6.02%) PRINCE2
13 12 (5.56%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 38 (17.59%) Java
2 35 (16.20%) SQL
3 32 (14.81%) C#
4 23 (10.65%) JavaScript
5 22 (10.19%) Python
6 16 (7.41%) C++
7 15 (6.94%) VBScript
7 15 (6.94%) PowerShell
8 14 (6.48%) T-SQL
9 10 (4.63%) C
10 6 (2.78%) ABAP
11 5 (2.31%) VB
11 5 (2.31%) PHP
12 4 (1.85%) Perl
12 4 (1.85%) Ruby
13 3 (1.39%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.46%) XPath
14 1 (0.46%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 67 (31.02%) Degree
2 27 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 25 (11.57%) ISEB
4 11 (5.09%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.31%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.85%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.93%) PMP
9 2 (0.93%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.93%) CCIE
9 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.46%) APMP
10 1 (0.46%) HND
10 1 (0.46%) CITP
10 1 (0.46%) CCNP
10 1 (0.46%) CCNA
10 1 (0.46%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.39%) SLA
1 3 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.93%) ISO 9000
2 2 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.46%) TickIT
3 1 (0.46%) COBIT
3 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.24%) Xen
3 5 (2.31%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.93%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.93%) Varnish
4 2 (0.93%) GlusterFS
5 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (8.80%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.93%) Puppet
2 2 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.93%) OpenView
2 2 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (0.93%) Nagios
2 2 (0.93%) Cacti
2 2 (0.93%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 34 (15.74%) HP
2 25 (11.57%) Microsoft
3 20 (9.26%) Oracle
4 16 (7.41%) Websense
5 14 (6.48%) Vertica
6 13 (6.02%) SAP
7 9 (4.17%) VMware
8 7 (3.24%) Adobe
8 7 (3.24%) Sun
9 4 (1.85%) Cisco
9 4 (1.85%) Splunk
10 3 (1.39%) Capita
10 3 (1.39%) Citrix
11 2 (0.93%) BMC
11 2 (0.93%) IBM
11 2 (0.93%) Cognos
12 1 (0.46%) Nortel
12 1 (0.46%) Ericsson
12 1 (0.46%) Nokia
12 1 (0.46%) JD Edwards
Reading
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Car,benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum Bonus (10%) + pension + health etc
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Yell
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Exc Bens
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Arrows Group
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Yell
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Exc Bens
Posted: 25 days ago