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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 66 73
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 103 73 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 4.10% 3.18% 3.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.09% 31.60% 26.09%
Number of salaries quoted 55 50 55
Average salary £35,000 £44,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.90% -6.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,000 £32,900
10% offered a salary of more than £77,000 £55,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-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
321 231 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 12.76% 10.08% 11.60%
Number of salaries quoted 220 156 200
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £81,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Reading

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 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 77 (34.53%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (27.80%) ISEB
2 62 (27.80%) Finance
3 58 (26.01%) Telecoms
4 54 (24.22%) Software Testing
4 54 (24.22%) Degree
5 47 (21.08%) C#
5 47 (21.08%) SQL
6 36 (16.14%) C++
7 35 (15.70%) Selenium
8 33 (14.80%) Test Scripting
9 32 (14.35%) Retail
9 32 (14.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 31 (13.90%) Linux
11 30 (13.45%) Computer Science
12 29 (13.00%) Java
12 29 (13.00%) .NET
13 26 (11.66%) SQL Server
13 26 (11.66%) Windows
13 26 (11.66%) Test Automation
14 25 (11.21%) SMTP
14 25 (11.21%) Integration Testing
15 24 (10.76%) User Acceptance Testing
16 23 (10.31%) Microsoft
16 23 (10.31%) Test Planning
17 22 (9.87%) SC Cleared
17 22 (9.87%) Security Cleared
17 22 (9.87%) ISTQB
18 21 (9.42%) Project Management
18 21 (9.42%) IIS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 (9.42%) IIS
2 9 (4.04%) Apache
2 9 (4.04%) CMS
3 5 (2.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (4.48%) MS Visio
2 9 (4.04%) OmniGraffle
3 7 (3.14%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.14%) JDE OneWorld
2 6 (2.69%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.45%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.04%) LucidChart
2 5 (2.24%) SaaS
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.21%) SMTP
2 20 (8.97%) SAN
3 18 (8.07%) Wireless
4 17 (7.62%) IMAP
4 17 (7.62%) NAS
5 14 (6.28%) TCP/IP
6 13 (5.83%) Wireshark
7 12 (5.38%) HTTP
8 10 (4.48%) DNS
8 10 (4.48%) 3G
8 10 (4.48%) 4G
9 9 (4.04%) Ethernet
10 7 (3.14%) LTE
10 7 (3.14%) 2G
10 7 (3.14%) 2.5G
11 6 (2.69%) SNMP
12 5 (2.24%) LAN
12 5 (2.24%) WAN
12 5 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (2.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.04%) Big Data
3 6 (2.69%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.79%) SAP BW
5 4 (1.79%) DataStage
5 4 (1.79%) SQLPlus
6 3 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 35 (15.70%) Selenium
2 20 (8.97%) QuickTest Pro
2 20 (8.97%) WebDriver
3 17 (7.62%) AQtime
3 17 (7.62%) WebLOAD
4 11 (4.93%) LoadRunner
5 10 (4.48%) Visual Studio
6 9 (4.04%) Axure RP
7 8 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (3.14%) Eclipse
9 6 (2.69%) SoapUI
9 6 (2.69%) LoadUI
10 5 (2.24%) Selenium IDE
10 5 (2.24%) eggPlant
10 5 (2.24%) TestNG
11 4 (1.79%) Toad
12 3 (1.35%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.90%) Subversion
13 2 (0.90%) JIRA
13 2 (0.90%) JMeter
General
1 62 (27.80%) Finance
2 58 (26.01%) Telecoms
3 32 (14.35%) Retail
4 9 (4.04%) Publishing
5 5 (2.24%) Legal
6 2 (0.90%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (0.90%) Billing
6 2 (0.90%) Banking
6 2 (0.90%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.45%) Back Office
7 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (30.94%) Analyst
2 58 (26.01%) Test Analyst
3 33 (14.80%) Test Engineer
4 22 (9.87%) Junior
5 19 (8.52%) Senior Test Engineer
5 19 (8.52%) Junior Analyst
6 18 (8.07%) QA Analyst
6 18 (8.07%) Tester
7 17 (7.62%) Programme Manager
7 17 (7.62%) Test Manager
7 17 (7.62%) Developer
7 17 (7.62%) Junior Test Analyst
7 17 (7.62%) QA Test Analyst
8 16 (7.17%) Programme Test Manager
9 14 (6.28%) QA Engineer
10 11 (4.93%) Business Analyst
11 9 (4.04%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (4.04%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (4.04%) Performance Engineer
11 9 (4.04%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.00%) .NET
2 17 (7.62%) MAPI
3 16 (7.17%) XML
4 6 (2.69%) SOAP
4 6 (2.69%) WebCenter
5 5 (2.24%) HTML
5 5 (2.24%) jQuery
6 4 (1.79%) Spring
6 4 (1.79%) Web Services
6 4 (1.79%) ADO.NET
6 4 (1.79%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.35%) GWT
8 2 (0.90%) Middleware
8 2 (0.90%) JMS
8 2 (0.90%) REST
9 1 (0.45%) CSS3
9 1 (0.45%) CSS
9 1 (0.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.45%) Computer Science
2 16 (7.17%) Digital Media
3 12 (5.38%) Firmware
4 11 (4.93%) Mathematics
5 10 (4.48%) Social Media
6 9 (4.04%) User Experience
6 9 (4.04%) Human Factors
6 9 (4.04%) STB
7 8 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.24%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.24%) Statistics
8 5 (2.24%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.35%) Handset
10 2 (0.90%) iPad
10 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 31 (13.90%) Linux
2 26 (11.66%) Windows
3 10 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (3.14%) UNIX
5 5 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.79%) Android
7 3 (1.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (34.53%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (24.22%) Software Testing
3 33 (14.80%) Test Scripting
4 26 (11.66%) Test Automation
5 25 (11.21%) Integration Testing
6 24 (10.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 23 (10.31%) Test Planning
8 21 (9.42%) Project Management
9 20 (8.97%) Risk Management
10 18 (8.07%) Scrum
11 17 (7.62%) Benchmarking
11 17 (7.62%) ITIL
11 17 (7.62%) CRM
12 16 (7.17%) PRINCE2
12 16 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (6.73%) Automated Testing
13 15 (6.73%) Programme Management
13 15 (6.73%) Test Strategy
14 14 (6.28%) Logistics
15 13 (5.83%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 47 (21.08%) C#
1 47 (21.08%) SQL
2 36 (16.14%) C++
3 29 (13.00%) Java
4 18 (8.07%) C
5 16 (7.17%) Python
6 12 (5.38%) VBScript
7 11 (4.93%) Ruby
8 10 (4.48%) PHP
9 7 (3.14%) Perl
10 5 (2.24%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.24%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.79%) VB
12 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 62 (27.80%) ISEB
2 54 (24.22%) Degree
3 32 (14.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 22 (9.87%) ISTQB
4 22 (9.87%) SC Cleared
4 22 (9.87%) Security Cleared
5 14 (6.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.90%) PMP
7 2 (0.90%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.83%) SLA
2 6 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.69%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (8.07%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.62%) VMware ESX
2 17 (7.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (5.38%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.69%) PureDisk
2 6 (2.69%) NetBackup
2 6 (2.69%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (10.31%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.62%) VMware
3 9 (4.04%) Cisco
3 9 (4.04%) Nortel
3 9 (4.04%) Ericsson
3 9 (4.04%) Nokia
3 9 (4.04%) Red Hat
4 8 (3.59%) Oracle
5 6 (2.69%) Hyperion
6 5 (2.24%) SAP
6 5 (2.24%) Huawei
7 3 (1.35%) Sun
7 3 (1.35%) HP
8 1 (0.45%) Progress
8 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.45%) Google
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Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
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