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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 57 74 69
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 51 73 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.69% 3.32% 3.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.90% 26.16% 26.28%
Number of salaries quoted 37 70 43
Median salary £60,000 £52,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £39,750 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
155 279 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 11.21% 12.67% 12.56%
Number of salaries quoted 107 252 136
Median salary £50,000 £50,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.99% +26.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,000 £65,000 £63,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%

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 20 January 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Reading

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 52 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (39.82%) Linux
3 36 (31.86%) Python
4 33 (29.20%) Degree
5 30 (26.55%) Selenium
5 30 (26.55%) Java
6 27 (23.89%) Finance
7 25 (22.12%) Automation Testing
8 22 (19.47%) Ruby
9 21 (18.58%) Red Hat
9 21 (18.58%) SaaS
10 20 (17.70%) Amazon AWS
11 19 (16.81%) Bash Shell
11 19 (16.81%) Perl
12 18 (15.93%) Scrum
12 18 (15.93%) Git (software)
13 17 (15.04%) Open Source
14 16 (14.16%) DevOps
14 16 (14.16%) WebDriver
14 16 (14.16%) Test Automation
14 16 (14.16%) PHP
15 15 (13.27%) Apache
15 15 (13.27%) Web Services
15 15 (13.27%) LAMP
15 15 (13.27%) JIRA
16 14 (12.39%) Opscode Chef
16 14 (12.39%) LEMP Stack
16 14 (12.39%) nginx
16 14 (12.39%) Amazon EC2
16 14 (12.39%) Puppet

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 15 (13.27%) Apache
2 14 (12.39%) nginx
3 12 (10.62%) Drupal
3 12 (10.62%) Eucalyptus
4 2 (1.77%) Confluence
4 2 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.88%) CMS
5 1 (0.88%) JBoss
5 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (7.08%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.54%) Acrobat
3 4 (3.54%) FrameMaker
3 4 (3.54%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.54%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) SAP CO
1 3 (2.65%) SAP FI
1 3 (2.65%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (2.65%) SAP FSCM
1 3 (2.65%) SAP MM
1 3 (2.65%) SAP PP
1 3 (2.65%) SAP PS
1 3 (2.65%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 21 (18.58%) SaaS
2 20 (17.70%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (12.39%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (4.42%) OpenShift
5 3 (2.65%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (1.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.77%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.77%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.77%) Route 53
6 2 (1.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.96%) Wireless
2 5 (4.42%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (4.42%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (4.42%) Firewall
2 5 (4.42%) Internet
3 1 (0.88%) GSM
3 1 (0.88%) HSPA
3 1 (0.88%) LTE
3 1 (0.88%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.50%) MySQL
2 2 (1.77%) Big Data
2 2 (1.77%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.77%) InfluxDB
2 2 (1.77%) MariaDB
2 2 (1.77%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (26.55%) Selenium
2 18 (15.93%) Git (software)
3 16 (14.16%) WebDriver
4 15 (13.27%) JIRA
5 13 (11.50%) Jenkins
6 12 (10.62%) Cucumber
6 12 (10.62%) Subversion
7 7 (6.19%) Gatling
7 7 (6.19%) JMeter
7 7 (6.19%) SoapUI
8 6 (5.31%) JUnit
9 5 (4.42%) Bugzilla
9 5 (4.42%) Maven
10 4 (3.54%) Dreamweaver
11 3 (2.65%) Ant
12 2 (1.77%) FishEye
12 2 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (1.77%) TestNG
13 1 (0.88%) Gradle
13 1 (0.88%) Trac
General
1 27 (23.89%) Finance
2 12 (10.62%) Banking
3 10 (8.85%) Telecoms
4 7 (6.19%) Financial Institution
5 5 (4.42%) Marketing
5 5 (4.42%) Publishing
5 5 (4.42%) Retail
6 2 (1.77%) Games
7 1 (0.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (24.78%) Linux Engineer
2 25 (22.12%) Cloud Engineer
3 23 (20.35%) Administrator
3 23 (20.35%) Linux Administrator
4 22 (19.47%) QA Tester
4 22 (19.47%) Tester
5 20 (17.70%) Cloud Administrator
6 17 (15.04%) Automation Tester
6 17 (15.04%) QA Automation Tester
7 15 (13.27%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 15 (13.27%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 12 (10.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 12 (10.62%) QA Engineer
8 12 (10.62%) Senior Linux Administrator
9 10 (8.85%) Analyst
9 10 (8.85%) QA Automation Engineer
10 9 (7.96%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (7.96%) Site Engineer
10 9 (7.96%) Technical Engineer
11 8 (7.08%) Head of QA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.27%) LAMP
1 15 (13.27%) Web Services
2 14 (12.39%) LEMP Stack
3 12 (10.62%) Sensu
4 10 (8.85%) HTML
5 8 (7.08%) XML
6 7 (6.19%) CSS
6 7 (6.19%) SOAP
7 4 (3.54%) RESTful
8 3 (2.65%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.65%) Gherkin
8 3 (2.65%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (1.77%) .NET
9 2 (1.77%) ELK Stack
9 2 (1.77%) jQuery
9 2 (1.77%) JSON
9 2 (1.77%) Node.js
9 2 (1.77%) REST
10 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.62%) Enterprise Cloud
2 9 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.96%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.96%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.42%) EMC VNX
4 2 (1.77%) Blog
4 2 (1.77%) User Experience
5 1 (0.88%) Biometrics
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) Fintech
5 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.88%) RIA
5 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (39.82%) Linux
2 8 (7.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (6.19%) Windows
4 6 (5.31%) Android
5 5 (4.42%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.88%) Unix
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (22.12%) Automation Testing
3 18 (15.93%) Scrum
4 17 (15.04%) Open Source
5 16 (14.16%) DevOps
5 16 (14.16%) Test Automation
6 13 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (11.50%) Service Delivery
7 12 (10.62%) Configuration Management
7 12 (10.62%) Open Source Development
7 12 (10.62%) QA Automation
7 12 (10.62%) Test Scripting
8 11 (9.73%) Automated Testing
8 11 (9.73%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (9.73%) Test Strategy
9 10 (8.85%) BDD
10 7 (6.19%) E-Commerce
10 7 (6.19%) Mentoring
10 7 (6.19%) Security Testing
11 6 (5.31%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 36 (31.86%) Python
2 30 (26.55%) Java
3 22 (19.47%) Ruby
4 19 (16.81%) Bash Shell
4 19 (16.81%) Perl
5 16 (14.16%) PHP
6 12 (10.62%) C
6 12 (10.62%) SQL
7 6 (5.31%) C#
7 6 (5.31%) Groovy
8 5 (4.42%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.54%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.88%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (29.20%) Degree
2 9 (7.96%) ISEB
3 8 (7.08%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.42%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.96%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (10.62%) GlusterFS
1 12 (10.62%) Varnish
2 5 (4.42%) Hyper-V
2 5 (4.42%) vCloud
2 5 (4.42%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.42%) vSphere
3 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (12.39%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (12.39%) Puppet
2 12 (10.62%) Cacti
2 12 (10.62%) Ganglia
2 12 (10.62%) Nagios
2 12 (10.62%) OpenView
2 12 (10.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (5.31%) SCCM
4 5 (4.42%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 5 (4.42%) WSUS
5 2 (1.77%) Grafana
5 2 (1.77%) Graylog
5 2 (1.77%) Kibana
5 2 (1.77%) logstash
5 2 (1.77%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (18.58%) Red Hat
2 14 (12.39%) Cisco
3 12 (10.62%) BMC
3 12 (10.62%) Splunk
3 12 (10.62%) Sun
4 10 (8.85%) Microsoft
5 9 (7.96%) Ericsson
5 9 (7.96%) Huawei
5 9 (7.96%) Nokia
5 9 (7.96%) Nortel
6 7 (6.19%) Oracle
7 5 (4.42%) Adobe
7 5 (4.42%) EMC
7 5 (4.42%) Qualys
7 5 (4.42%) VMware
8 4 (3.54%) Forcepoint
9 3 (2.65%) Ariba
9 3 (2.65%) HP
9 3 (2.65%) SAP
10 2 (1.77%) SOASTA, Inc
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