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 27 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 40 71
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +31
Permanent jobs citing QA 116 129 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 5.19% 5.41% 2.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.11% 48.86% 30.19%
Number of salaries quoted 89 74 39
Average salary £50,000 £42,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% -11.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £26,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
263 264 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 11.76% 11.06% 9.38%
Number of salaries quoted 191 157 154
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £34,600
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £85,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 27 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Reading

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 79 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (33.18%) Degree
3 55 (25.70%) Finance
4 51 (23.83%) SQL Server
5 40 (18.69%) MS Excel
5 40 (18.69%) Computer Science
6 38 (17.76%) SQL
7 36 (16.82%) C#
8 35 (16.36%) .NET
9 34 (15.89%) Java
9 34 (15.89%) Software Testing
10 32 (14.95%) Telecoms
11 31 (14.49%) ISEB
11 31 (14.49%) HTML
11 31 (14.49%) Windows
11 31 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
12 30 (14.02%) JavaScript
13 29 (13.55%) HP
13 29 (13.55%) ISTQB
13 29 (13.55%) Selenium
14 28 (13.08%) Banking
14 28 (13.08%) Microsoft
14 28 (13.08%) Linux
15 26 (12.15%) jQuery
16 25 (11.68%) Test Automation
16 25 (11.68%) Scrum
17 23 (10.75%) Visual Studio
18 22 (10.28%) Software Engineering
18 22 (10.28%) Ajax
19 21 (9.81%) Project Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 (3.27%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (0.93%) Drupal
2 2 (0.93%) nginx
2 2 (0.93%) Eucalyptus
2 2 (0.93%) Apache
2 2 (0.93%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.93%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.47%) CMS
3 1 (0.47%) Lync
Applications
1 40 (18.69%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.27%) MS Visio
2 7 (3.27%) MS Office
3 6 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) MS Project
4 1 (0.47%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) JDE OneWorld
1 2 (0.93%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.47%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.47%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.47%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.54%) SaaS
2 2 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.54%) TCP/IP
2 10 (4.67%) ATM
3 8 (3.74%) SSL
3 8 (3.74%) HTTP
4 7 (3.27%) HTTPS
5 5 (2.34%) Internet
5 5 (2.34%) GSM
5 5 (2.34%) UMTS
6 4 (1.87%) SMTP
6 4 (1.87%) LTE
7 3 (1.40%) WAN
7 3 (1.40%) LAN
7 3 (1.40%) 3G
7 3 (1.40%) Firewall
7 3 (1.40%) Wireless
7 3 (1.40%) 2G
7 3 (1.40%) WiMAX
7 3 (1.40%) RNC
8 2 (0.93%) Network Security
8 2 (0.93%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (23.83%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.61%) SQL CLR
3 7 (3.27%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (3.27%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.80%) OLTP
5 5 (2.34%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.34%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.87%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.40%) MySQL
8 1 (0.47%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 29 (13.55%) Selenium
2 23 (10.75%) Visual Studio
3 18 (8.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (5.61%) HP UFT
5 11 (5.14%) SpecFlow
6 6 (2.80%) WebDriver
6 6 (2.80%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.34%) JIRA
8 4 (1.87%) Subversion
9 3 (1.40%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.40%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.93%) QADirector
10 2 (0.93%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.93%) NUnit
10 2 (0.93%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.47%) Toad
11 1 (0.47%) ERwin
11 1 (0.47%) JMeter
11 1 (0.47%) TestPartner
11 1 (0.47%) Hudson
General
1 55 (25.70%) Finance
2 32 (14.95%) Telecoms
3 28 (13.08%) Banking
4 8 (3.74%) Publishing
5 7 (3.27%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.27%) Billing
6 5 (2.34%) Retail
6 5 (2.34%) Games
7 2 (0.93%) Automotive
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.47%) Marketing
8 1 (0.47%) French Language
8 1 (0.47%) German Language
Job Titles
1 43 (20.09%) Analyst
2 34 (15.89%) Developer
3 29 (13.55%) Tester
4 26 (12.15%) Business Analyst
5 22 (10.28%) Administrator
6 19 (8.88%) Test Leader
7 18 (8.41%) Test Manager
8 16 (7.48%) QA Tester
9 15 (7.01%) .NET Developer
9 15 (7.01%) C# Developer
9 15 (7.01%) Test Analyst
9 15 (7.01%) Consultant
9 15 (7.01%) Senior Developer
10 14 (6.54%) Software Engineer
10 14 (6.54%) Software Developer
10 14 (6.54%) ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (6.54%) Senior Software Developer
10 14 (6.54%) Senior .NET Developer
11 13 (6.07%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
11 13 (6.07%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (16.36%) .NET
2 31 (14.49%) HTML
3 26 (12.15%) jQuery
4 22 (10.28%) Ajax
5 19 (8.88%) CSS
6 18 (8.41%) HTML5
7 15 (7.01%) ASP.NET
8 14 (6.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 14 (6.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (6.07%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (5.14%) XML
11 8 (3.74%) Web Services
11 8 (3.74%) JSON
12 7 (3.27%) WebCenter
12 7 (3.27%) J2EE
13 5 (2.34%) Application Packaging
13 5 (2.34%) Gherkin
14 2 (0.93%) Sensu
14 2 (0.93%) WCF
14 2 (0.93%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (18.69%) Computer Science
2 31 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.07%) Replication
3 13 (6.07%) Clustering
4 12 (5.61%) Mobile App
5 10 (4.67%) Data Centre
6 9 (4.21%) User Experience
6 9 (4.21%) Digital Media
7 7 (3.27%) Visualisation
8 5 (2.34%) Social Media
8 5 (2.34%) Xbox
9 4 (1.87%) E-Learning
10 3 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.93%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.47%) BYOD
12 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.47%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 31 (14.49%) Windows
2 28 (13.08%) Linux
3 14 (6.54%) Solaris
4 7 (3.27%) Android
4 7 (3.27%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.27%) Oracle Linux
4 7 (3.27%) UNIX
5 5 (2.34%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.34%) Windows 2000
5 5 (2.34%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (15.89%) Software Testing
3 25 (11.68%) Test Automation
3 25 (11.68%) Scrum
4 22 (10.28%) Software Engineering
5 21 (9.81%) Test Management
5 21 (9.81%) Project Management
5 21 (9.81%) Mentoring
6 20 (9.35%) OO
7 17 (7.94%) Waterfall
7 17 (7.94%) Automation Testing
8 15 (7.01%) Test Scripting
8 15 (7.01%) Multithreading
8 15 (7.01%) Automated Testing
9 14 (6.54%) Web Development
9 14 (6.54%) PRINCE2
10 13 (6.07%) Test Strategy
10 13 (6.07%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (5.61%) User Stories
11 12 (5.61%) UML
Programming Languages
1 38 (17.76%) SQL
2 36 (16.82%) C#
3 34 (15.89%) Java
4 30 (14.02%) JavaScript
5 15 (7.01%) Python
6 14 (6.54%) C++
7 13 (6.07%) VBScript
7 13 (6.07%) PowerShell
8 12 (5.61%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.27%) C
10 5 (2.34%) PHP
10 5 (2.34%) VB
11 4 (1.87%) Ruby
11 4 (1.87%) Perl
12 3 (1.40%) ABAP
12 3 (1.40%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.93%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.47%) XPath
14 1 (0.47%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 71 (33.18%) Degree
2 31 (14.49%) ISEB
3 29 (13.55%) ISTQB
4 9 (4.21%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.34%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.87%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.93%) PMP
8 2 (0.93%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.93%) CCIE
8 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.47%) CITP
9 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.47%) APMP
9 1 (0.47%) CCNP
9 1 (0.47%) CCDP
9 1 (0.47%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.34%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.47%) TickIT
2 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.47%) COBIT
2 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.27%) Xen
3 5 (2.34%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.93%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.93%) Varnish
4 2 (0.93%) GlusterFS
5 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (7.01%) 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 29 (13.55%) HP
2 28 (13.08%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.94%) Oracle
4 12 (5.61%) Vertica
5 10 (4.67%) Websense
6 9 (4.21%) VMware
7 7 (3.27%) SAP
7 7 (3.27%) Adobe
7 7 (3.27%) Sun
8 4 (1.87%) Splunk
9 3 (1.40%) Capita
9 3 (1.40%) Ericsson
9 3 (1.40%) Nokia
9 3 (1.40%) Nortel
9 3 (1.40%) Cisco
10 2 (0.93%) BMC
10 2 (0.93%) Cognos
11 1 (0.47%) Citrix
11 1 (0.47%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.47%) Telerik
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £565000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Insurance
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Yell
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Exc Bens
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £42,000 to £50,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Reading
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Reading
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago