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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 83 69 76
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 56 81 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.66% 3.37% 3.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.81% 28.93% 30.58%
Number of salaries quoted 55 60 47
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £19,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £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
217 280 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 10.32% 11.65% 10.64%
Number of salaries quoted 193 150 178
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,000 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,800 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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 12 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Reading

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 73 (41.71%) Degree
2 59 (33.71%) Finance
3 58 (33.14%) Mentoring
4 57 (32.57%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (30.29%) Java
6 51 (29.14%) Python
7 47 (26.86%) ITIL
8 46 (26.29%) SQL
8 46 (26.29%) Linux
9 41 (23.43%) SaaS
10 40 (22.86%) Test Automation
11 39 (22.29%) PowerShell
12 37 (21.14%) SQL Server
13 34 (19.43%) Cisco
13 34 (19.43%) Scrum
13 34 (19.43%) VMware
13 34 (19.43%) VMware ESX
13 34 (19.43%) VMware Infrastructure
13 34 (19.43%) Computer Science
14 33 (18.86%) Windows
15 32 (18.29%) Microsoft
15 32 (18.29%) Ruby
16 31 (17.71%) WSUS
16 31 (17.71%) Cisco IOS
16 31 (17.71%) Qualys
16 31 (17.71%) SCCM
16 31 (17.71%) EMC
16 31 (17.71%) Perl
16 31 (17.71%) Firewall
16 31 (17.71%) Red Hat

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (4.00%) Apache
1 7 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.71%) IIS
3 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 30 (17.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.14%) MS Office
2 2 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 41 (23.43%) SaaS
2 19 (10.86%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 31 (17.71%) Cisco IOS
1 31 (17.71%) Cisco Nexus
1 31 (17.71%) Firewall
2 21 (12.00%) HTTP
3 18 (10.29%) SMTP
4 15 (8.57%) DNS
5 12 (6.86%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (3.43%) SSL
6 6 (3.43%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.29%) HTTPS
8 3 (1.71%) IMAP
8 3 (1.71%) NAS
8 3 (1.71%) SAN
8 3 (1.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (21.14%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.43%) Big Data
3 12 (6.86%) NoSQL
4 8 (4.57%) SQL CLR
5 7 (4.00%) MySQL
6 6 (3.43%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.71%) OLTP
8 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 24 (13.71%) Selenium
2 19 (10.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (10.86%) Visual Studio
3 12 (6.86%) ERwin
4 8 (4.57%) Jenkins
5 7 (4.00%) HP UFT
5 7 (4.00%) WebDriver
6 6 (3.43%) LoadRunner
7 5 (2.86%) Hudson
7 5 (2.86%) JMeter
8 4 (2.29%) JIRA
9 3 (1.71%) AQtime
9 3 (1.71%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (1.71%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.71%) WebLOAD
10 2 (1.14%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.14%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.14%) Subversion
10 2 (1.14%) TestComplete
11 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 59 (33.71%) Finance
2 16 (9.14%) Retail
3 10 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.57%) Banking
4 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (13.71%) Administrator
1 24 (13.71%) Test Leader
2 22 (12.57%) Tester
3 20 (11.43%) VMware Engineer
4 17 (9.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (9.14%) Linux Administrator
5 16 (9.14%) Test Engineer
6 15 (8.57%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
6 15 (8.57%) Linux Engineer
6 15 (8.57%) Platform Engineer
6 15 (8.57%) QA Tester
7 13 (7.43%) Senior Linux Administrator
7 13 (7.43%) Test Manager
7 13 (7.43%) VMWare Administrator
8 12 (6.86%) Cloud Engineer
8 12 (6.86%) Data Modeller
9 11 (6.29%) Senior VMware Engineer
10 10 (5.71%) Senior VMWare Administrator
10 10 (5.71%) Windows Engineer
10 10 (5.71%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.14%) .NET
2 12 (6.86%) HTML
3 10 (5.71%) Web Services
4 8 (4.57%) XML
5 7 (4.00%) LAMP
6 6 (3.43%) CSS
6 6 (3.43%) jQuery
7 5 (2.86%) JSON
8 4 (2.29%) Ajax
8 4 (2.29%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 4 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 4 (2.29%) HTML5
8 4 (2.29%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (2.29%) Sass
9 3 (1.71%) MAPI
10 2 (1.14%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.14%) Cocoa
10 2 (1.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 34 (19.43%) Computer Science
2 31 (17.71%) EMC VNX
3 27 (15.43%) Data Centre
4 24 (13.71%) Mobile App
5 17 (9.71%) Client/Server
6 13 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (7.43%) Smart Meter
7 12 (6.86%) Data Structures
8 8 (4.57%) Clustering
8 8 (4.57%) Replication
9 6 (3.43%) Mainframe
10 5 (2.86%) Mathematics
11 4 (2.29%) Digital Media
11 4 (2.29%) e-Learning
12 3 (1.71%) Driving Licence
13 2 (1.14%) User Experience
14 1 (0.57%) BYOD
14 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
14 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 46 (26.29%) Linux
2 33 (18.86%) Windows
3 19 (10.86%) Unix
4 5 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.86%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.14%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (33.14%) Mentoring
2 57 (32.57%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (26.86%) ITIL
4 40 (22.86%) Test Automation
5 34 (19.43%) Scrum
6 31 (17.71%) Capacity Planning
7 27 (15.43%) Service Management
8 23 (13.14%) Problem Management
8 23 (13.14%) Project Management
9 18 (10.29%) Software Testing
10 17 (9.71%) Product Management
10 17 (9.71%) Test Scripting
11 16 (9.14%) Test Strategy
12 15 (8.57%) Capacity Management
12 15 (8.57%) ITIL V3
12 15 (8.57%) Load Balancing
13 13 (7.43%) Performance Tuning
14 12 (6.86%) Kimball Methodology
14 12 (6.86%) Logical Data Model
14 12 (6.86%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 53 (30.29%) Java
2 51 (29.14%) Python
3 46 (26.29%) SQL
4 39 (22.29%) PowerShell
5 32 (18.29%) Ruby
6 31 (17.71%) Perl
7 17 (9.71%) C#
8 14 (8.00%) Shell Script
9 12 (6.86%) C++
9 12 (6.86%) R
10 11 (6.29%) ABAP
10 11 (6.29%) C
11 9 (5.14%) JavaScript
11 9 (5.14%) PHP
12 8 (4.57%) T-SQL
12 8 (4.57%) VBScript
13 7 (4.00%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.14%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 73 (41.71%) Degree
2 28 (16.00%) ISTQB
3 21 (12.00%) ISEB
4 19 (10.86%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (4.57%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.86%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.71%) CCNA
7 3 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.14%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.14%) PMP
9 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.71%) AQAP
2 3 (1.71%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.57%) COBIT
3 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.57%) SDET
System Software
1 34 (19.43%) VMware ESX
1 34 (19.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (17.71%) vSphere
3 19 (10.86%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.86%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 31 (17.71%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 31 (17.71%) SCCM
1 31 (17.71%) WSUS
2 11 (6.29%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.71%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 34 (19.43%) Cisco
1 34 (19.43%) VMware
2 32 (18.29%) Microsoft
3 31 (17.71%) EMC
3 31 (17.71%) Qualys
3 31 (17.71%) Red Hat
4 18 (10.29%) Citrix
4 18 (10.29%) SAP
5 16 (9.14%) HP
6 11 (6.29%) Oracle
7 8 (4.57%) Vertica
8 6 (3.43%) Forcepoint
8 6 (3.43%) IBM
9 2 (1.14%) Apple
10 1 (0.57%) Borland
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