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

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 50 43
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 86 115 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 4.80% 5.17% 5.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.40% 43.23% 45.74%
Number of salaries quoted 64 88 75
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,350 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
250 266 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 13.96% 11.96% 12.00%
Number of salaries quoted 148 191 175
Median salary £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

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 30 July 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Reading

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 78 (49.37%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (31.65%) Degree
3 43 (27.22%) Java
4 40 (25.32%) Linux
5 36 (22.78%) Finance
6 35 (22.15%) Selenium
7 32 (20.25%) Python
7 32 (20.25%) C#
7 32 (20.25%) .NET
8 31 (19.62%) Microsoft
9 30 (18.99%) SQL
10 29 (18.35%) HTML
11 28 (17.72%) JavaScript
11 28 (17.72%) Test Automation
12 26 (16.46%) Functional Testing
12 26 (16.46%) Windows
13 24 (15.19%) Telecoms
14 22 (13.92%) SQL Server
14 22 (13.92%) Web Services
14 22 (13.92%) Ruby
15 21 (13.29%) Oracle
15 21 (13.29%) Perl
16 20 (12.66%) Git (software)
17 19 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (12.03%) Automation Testing
17 19 (12.03%) MS Excel
17 19 (12.03%) Computer Science
17 19 (12.03%) VMware
17 19 (12.03%) Scrum
18 18 (11.39%) VMware ESX

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 14 (8.86%) Apache
2 12 (7.59%) IIS
2 12 (7.59%) nginx
3 10 (6.33%) Drupal
3 10 (6.33%) Eucalyptus
3 10 (6.33%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.06%) GeoServer
4 8 (5.06%) Oracle Spatial
5 4 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.27%) Confluence
6 2 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.27%) JBoss
6 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.63%) CMS
7 1 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 19 (12.03%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.16%) MS Office
3 4 (2.53%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.63%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.59%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (3.80%) SaaS
4 5 (3.16%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.27%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.27%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.27%) Route 53
5 2 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.59%) SAN
1 12 (7.59%) Wireshark
2 11 (6.96%) IMAP
2 11 (6.96%) NAS
2 11 (6.96%) SMTP
3 8 (5.06%) Cisco IOS
3 8 (5.06%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (5.06%) Firewall
4 5 (3.16%) Wireless
5 3 (1.90%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.63%) GSM
6 1 (0.63%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.63%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.13%) MySQL
3 9 (5.70%) GIS
4 8 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (4.43%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.53%) Big Data
6 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.27%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.27%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (22.15%) Selenium
2 20 (12.66%) Git (software)
3 18 (11.39%) Subversion
4 15 (9.49%) WebDriver
5 12 (7.59%) AQtime
5 12 (7.59%) WebLOAD
6 10 (6.33%) JIRA
7 8 (5.06%) HP UFT
8 6 (3.80%) Cucumber
8 6 (3.80%) Jenkins
8 6 (3.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (3.16%) Ranorex
9 5 (3.16%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.53%) eggPlant
10 4 (2.53%) JBehave
10 4 (2.53%) Rational Functional Tester
10 4 (2.53%) RSpec
10 4 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.90%) Ant
11 3 (1.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (22.78%) Finance
2 24 (15.19%) Telecoms
3 13 (8.23%) Retail
4 12 (7.59%) Banking
5 8 (5.06%) Games
6 6 (3.80%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Billing
7 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (21.52%) Tester
2 30 (18.99%) QA Tester
3 28 (17.72%) Developer
4 19 (12.03%) Automation Tester
5 18 (11.39%) QA Automation Tester
6 16 (10.13%) Software Tester
7 15 (9.49%) Analyst
8 12 (7.59%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (7.59%) Software QA Tester
9 11 (6.96%) Linux Engineer
9 11 (6.96%) Performance Tester
10 10 (6.33%) AWS DevOps
10 10 (6.33%) AWS Engineer
10 10 (6.33%) Cloud Engineer
10 10 (6.33%) DevOps Systems Engineer
10 10 (6.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 10 (6.33%) Linux Systems Engineer
10 10 (6.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 10 (6.33%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (5.70%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.25%) .NET
2 29 (18.35%) HTML
3 22 (13.92%) Web Services
4 13 (8.23%) LAMP
5 12 (7.59%) LEMP Stack
6 11 (6.96%) CSS
6 11 (6.96%) MAPI
7 10 (6.33%) Sensu
8 8 (5.06%) PostGIS
9 6 (3.80%) SOAP
10 5 (3.16%) Ajax
10 5 (3.16%) ASP.NET
10 5 (3.16%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (3.16%) HTML5
10 5 (3.16%) jQuery
10 5 (3.16%) LINQ
10 5 (3.16%) WCF
10 5 (3.16%) XML
11 4 (2.53%) Entity Framework
11 4 (2.53%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.03%) Computer Science
2 17 (10.76%) Mobile App
3 10 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.33%) Enterprise Cloud
4 8 (5.06%) EMC VNX
4 8 (5.06%) Mathematics
5 7 (4.43%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.16%) Digital Media
6 5 (3.16%) PMI
7 4 (2.53%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.53%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.53%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.53%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (2.53%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.27%) Blog
8 2 (1.27%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.27%) User Experience
9 1 (0.63%) Replication
9 1 (0.63%) SCADA
9 1 (0.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 40 (25.32%) Linux
2 26 (16.46%) Windows
3 13 (8.23%) Windows Server
4 12 (7.59%) Unix
5 8 (5.06%) Android
5 8 (5.06%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (49.37%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (17.72%) Test Automation
3 26 (16.46%) Functional Testing
4 19 (12.03%) Automation Testing
4 19 (12.03%) Scrum
5 18 (11.39%) Open Source
5 18 (11.39%) Software Testing
6 17 (10.76%) Capacity Planning
6 17 (10.76%) DevOps
6 17 (10.76%) ITIL
7 15 (9.49%) Automated Testing
8 13 (8.23%) Project Management
9 12 (7.59%) Benchmarking
9 12 (7.59%) Configuration Management
9 12 (7.59%) Mentoring
9 12 (7.59%) Performance Engineering
9 12 (7.59%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (7.59%) Regression Testing
10 11 (6.96%) BDD
10 11 (6.96%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.22%) Java
2 32 (20.25%) C#
2 32 (20.25%) Python
3 30 (18.99%) SQL
4 28 (17.72%) JavaScript
5 22 (13.92%) Ruby
6 21 (13.29%) Perl
7 15 (9.49%) C++
8 14 (8.86%) PHP
8 14 (8.86%) Shell Script
9 12 (7.59%) PowerShell
10 11 (6.96%) VB.NET
11 5 (3.16%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.53%) C
13 3 (1.90%) Groovy
13 3 (1.90%) VBScript
14 2 (1.27%) VB
15 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (31.65%) Degree
2 16 (10.13%) ISTQB
3 11 (6.96%) ISEB
4 10 (6.33%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.16%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.53%) CISM
6 4 (2.53%) CISSP
6 4 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.63%) APMP
8 1 (0.63%) PMP
8 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.16%) SLA
2 3 (1.90%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (11.39%) VMware ESX
3 12 (7.59%) Active Directory
4 10 (6.33%) GlusterFS
4 10 (6.33%) Varnish
5 8 (5.06%) GeoWebCache
5 8 (5.06%) vSphere
6 5 (3.16%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (8.23%) Puppet
2 12 (7.59%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (7.59%) Perfmon
3 10 (6.33%) Cacti
3 10 (6.33%) Ganglia
3 10 (6.33%) Nagios
3 10 (6.33%) OpenView
3 10 (6.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (5.06%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 8 (5.06%) SCCM
4 8 (5.06%) WSUS
5 2 (1.27%) Graylog
5 2 (1.27%) Kibana
5 2 (1.27%) logstash
5 2 (1.27%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.63%) Ansible
6 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (19.62%) Microsoft
2 21 (13.29%) Oracle
3 19 (12.03%) VMware
4 12 (7.59%) Cisco
5 10 (6.33%) BMC
5 10 (6.33%) Splunk
6 8 (5.06%) EMC
6 8 (5.06%) Qualys
6 8 (5.06%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.16%) HP
8 4 (2.53%) DevExpress
8 4 (2.53%) Ericsson
8 4 (2.53%) Huawei
8 4 (2.53%) IBM
8 4 (2.53%) Nokia
8 4 (2.53%) Telerik
9 3 (1.90%) Citrix
9 3 (1.90%) Fujitsu
9 3 (1.90%) Nortel
10 2 (1.27%) SAP
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
PRUDENTIAL
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago