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 29 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 61 73
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 94 77 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.75% 3.34% 2.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.84% 33.33% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 47 53 52
Average salary £37,500 £46,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.47% -3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,100 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.00% -
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
315 231 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 12.58% 10.01% 11.72%
Number of salaries quoted 213 157 201
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £32,500 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Reading

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, 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 78 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (29.30%) Finance
3 61 (28.37%) ISEB
4 58 (26.98%) Telecoms
5 56 (26.05%) Software Testing
6 53 (24.65%) Degree
7 46 (21.40%) SQL
8 44 (20.47%) C#
9 35 (16.28%) C++
10 34 (15.81%) Retail
10 34 (15.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 32 (14.88%) Selenium
12 31 (14.42%) Test Scripting
13 30 (13.95%) Computer Science
14 28 (13.02%) .NET
15 27 (12.56%) Linux
16 26 (12.09%) SQL Server
16 26 (12.09%) Java
17 25 (11.63%) Windows
18 24 (11.16%) Test Automation
19 23 (10.70%) Integration Testing
19 23 (10.70%) SMTP
20 22 (10.23%) Microsoft
20 22 (10.23%) User Acceptance Testing
20 22 (10.23%) Test Planning
21 21 (9.77%) SC Cleared
21 21 (9.77%) Security Cleared
21 21 (9.77%) ISTQB
21 21 (9.77%) IIS
22 20 (9.30%) Scrum

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, 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 21 (9.77%) IIS
2 9 (4.19%) CMS
3 8 (3.72%) Apache
4 5 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (4.65%) MS Visio
2 9 (4.19%) OmniGraffle
3 7 (3.26%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.26%) JDE OneWorld
2 6 (2.79%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.47%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.19%) LucidChart
2 4 (1.86%) SaaS
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.70%) SMTP
2 19 (8.84%) SAN
3 18 (8.37%) Wireless
4 17 (7.91%) NAS
4 17 (7.91%) IMAP
5 14 (6.51%) TCP/IP
6 13 (6.05%) Wireshark
7 10 (4.65%) 3G
8 9 (4.19%) Ethernet
8 9 (4.19%) HTTP
8 9 (4.19%) 4G
9 8 (3.72%) 2G
9 8 (3.72%) LTE
9 8 (3.72%) DNS
10 7 (3.26%) 2.5G
11 6 (2.79%) SNMP
12 5 (2.33%) LAN
12 5 (2.33%) VPN
12 5 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.09%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.19%) Big Data
3 6 (2.79%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.86%) SAP BW
5 4 (1.86%) DataStage
5 4 (1.86%) SQLPlus
6 3 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.47%) MySQL
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (14.88%) Selenium
2 19 (8.84%) QuickTest Pro
2 19 (8.84%) WebDriver
3 17 (7.91%) AQtime
3 17 (7.91%) WebLOAD
4 10 (4.65%) LoadRunner
4 10 (4.65%) Visual Studio
5 9 (4.19%) Axure RP
6 8 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (3.26%) Eclipse
8 6 (2.79%) SoapUI
8 6 (2.79%) LoadUI
9 5 (2.33%) Selenium IDE
9 5 (2.33%) eggPlant
10 4 (1.86%) Toad
10 4 (1.86%) TestNG
11 3 (1.40%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.93%) Spock
12 2 (0.93%) JUnit
12 2 (0.93%) jMock
General
1 63 (29.30%) Finance
2 58 (26.98%) Telecoms
3 34 (15.81%) Retail
4 9 (4.19%) Publishing
5 5 (2.33%) Legal
6 4 (1.86%) Banking
6 4 (1.86%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.93%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (0.93%) Billing
8 1 (0.47%) Marketing
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 67 (31.16%) Analyst
2 56 (26.05%) Test Analyst
3 29 (13.49%) Test Engineer
4 21 (9.77%) Junior
5 19 (8.84%) Tester
6 18 (8.37%) Test Manager
6 18 (8.37%) QA Analyst
7 17 (7.91%) Junior Analyst
7 17 (7.91%) Senior Test Engineer
7 17 (7.91%) QA Test Analyst
7 17 (7.91%) Developer
8 16 (7.44%) Programme Manager
9 15 (6.98%) Junior Test Analyst
9 15 (6.98%) Programme Test Manager
10 14 (6.51%) QA Engineer
11 11 (5.12%) Business Analyst
12 10 (4.65%) Consultant
13 9 (4.19%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (4.19%) Systems Engineer
13 9 (4.19%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.02%) .NET
2 17 (7.91%) MAPI
3 15 (6.98%) XML
4 6 (2.79%) SOAP
4 6 (2.79%) jQuery
4 6 (2.79%) WebCenter
4 6 (2.79%) HTML
5 4 (1.86%) Spring
5 4 (1.86%) Web Services
5 4 (1.86%) ADO.NET
5 4 (1.86%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.40%) GWT
7 2 (0.93%) Middleware
7 2 (0.93%) REST
7 2 (0.93%) CSS
7 2 (0.93%) JMS
8 1 (0.47%) CSS3
8 1 (0.47%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.95%) Computer Science
2 16 (7.44%) Digital Media
3 11 (5.12%) Mathematics
4 10 (4.65%) Social Media
5 9 (4.19%) User Experience
5 9 (4.19%) Human Factors
5 9 (4.19%) STB
6 7 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.33%) Statistics
7 5 (2.33%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.40%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.93%) Handset
9 2 (0.93%) iPad
10 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.47%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.56%) Linux
2 25 (11.63%) Windows
3 8 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (2.33%) UNIX
4 5 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.40%) Android
5 3 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.93%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (26.05%) Software Testing
3 31 (14.42%) Test Scripting
4 24 (11.16%) Test Automation
5 23 (10.70%) Integration Testing
6 22 (10.23%) User Acceptance Testing
6 22 (10.23%) Test Planning
7 20 (9.30%) Scrum
8 19 (8.84%) Risk Management
8 19 (8.84%) Project Management
9 17 (7.91%) Benchmarking
9 17 (7.91%) CRM
10 16 (7.44%) ITIL
11 15 (6.98%) PRINCE2
11 15 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (6.51%) Automated Testing
12 14 (6.51%) Programme Management
12 14 (6.51%) Test Strategy
13 13 (6.05%) Performance Tuning
14 12 (5.58%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 46 (21.40%) SQL
2 44 (20.47%) C#
3 35 (16.28%) C++
4 26 (12.09%) Java
5 17 (7.91%) C
6 14 (6.51%) Python
7 11 (5.12%) VBScript
8 10 (4.65%) Ruby
9 9 (4.19%) PHP
10 6 (2.79%) JavaScript
10 6 (2.79%) Perl
11 5 (2.33%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.86%) VB
13 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 61 (28.37%) ISEB
2 53 (24.65%) Degree
3 34 (15.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (9.77%) ISTQB
4 21 (9.77%) SC Cleared
4 21 (9.77%) Security Cleared
5 13 (6.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.93%) PMP
7 2 (0.93%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.58%) SLA
2 6 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.79%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (8.37%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.91%) VMware ESX
2 17 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (5.12%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.79%) PureDisk
2 6 (2.79%) NetBackup
2 6 (2.79%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (10.23%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.91%) VMware
3 9 (4.19%) Nortel
3 9 (4.19%) Ericsson
3 9 (4.19%) Nokia
4 8 (3.72%) Cisco
5 7 (3.26%) Red Hat
5 7 (3.26%) Oracle
6 6 (2.79%) Hyperion
7 5 (2.33%) SAP
8 4 (1.86%) Huawei
9 2 (0.93%) Sun
9 2 (0.93%) HP
10 1 (0.47%) Progress
10 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.47%) Google
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
hibu
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Exc Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, United Kingdom
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £13,006.24 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits
Posted: 20 days ago