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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 59 59 73
Rank change year-on-year
0 +14
Permanent jobs citing QA 92 86 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.78% 3.67% 3.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.22% 35.98% 39.87%
Number of salaries quoted 79 60 54
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +26.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £34,750 £30,950
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £59,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,588 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -2.36%
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
326 239 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 13.40% 10.21% 7.76%
Number of salaries quoted 195 170 125
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,565 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £63,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Reading

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 87 (46.03%) Degree
2 77 (40.74%) Telecoms
3 74 (39.15%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (27.51%) Software Testing
5 49 (25.93%) Finance
5 49 (25.93%) ISEB
6 41 (21.69%) Analytical Skills
7 38 (20.11%) SQL
7 38 (20.11%) Scrum
8 37 (19.58%) Wireless
9 36 (19.05%) Ericsson
9 36 (19.05%) Nokia
9 36 (19.05%) Nortel
9 36 (19.05%) Banking
10 32 (16.93%) Service Delivery
10 32 (16.93%) Automation Testing
11 30 (15.87%) ISTQB
11 30 (15.87%) Computer Science
12 27 (14.29%) WiMAX
12 27 (14.29%) RNC
12 27 (14.29%) 2G
12 27 (14.29%) 3G
12 27 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 27 (14.29%) GSM
12 27 (14.29%) UMTS
12 27 (14.29%) LTE
13 25 (13.23%) C#
13 25 (13.23%) SQL Server
14 24 (12.70%) Retail
14 24 (12.70%) SLA

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 6 (3.17%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.65%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.06%) Drupal
3 2 (1.06%) nginx
3 2 (1.06%) Eucalyptus
3 2 (1.06%) Apache
4 1 (0.53%) Lync
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.53%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.12%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.53%) SaaS
2 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (19.58%) Wireless
2 27 (14.29%) 2G
2 27 (14.29%) WiMAX
2 27 (14.29%) RNC
2 27 (14.29%) GSM
2 27 (14.29%) UMTS
2 27 (14.29%) 3G
2 27 (14.29%) LTE
3 18 (9.52%) Radio Access Network
4 9 (4.76%) HTTPS
5 8 (4.23%) 4G
6 6 (3.17%) MVNO
7 4 (2.12%) ATM
7 4 (2.12%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.06%) SAN
9 1 (0.53%) VoIP
9 1 (0.53%) SMS
9 1 (0.53%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.53%) Cisco ICM
9 1 (0.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.70%) RDBMS
2 7 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.17%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (12.17%) Visual Studio
1 23 (12.17%) Selenium
2 22 (11.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (8.47%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (3.17%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.65%) LoadRunner
6 4 (2.12%) Subversion
7 2 (1.06%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.06%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.06%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.06%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.53%) Robotium
8 1 (0.53%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.53%) JBehave
8 1 (0.53%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.53%) Toad
8 1 (0.53%) JMeter
8 1 (0.53%) TestPartner
8 1 (0.53%) JIRA
General
1 77 (40.74%) Telecoms
2 49 (25.93%) Finance
3 36 (19.05%) Banking
4 24 (12.70%) Retail
5 21 (11.11%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.12%) Games
7 3 (1.59%) Billing
8 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) French Language
8 1 (0.53%) German Language
8 1 (0.53%) Automotive
8 1 (0.53%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.53%) Advertising
8 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 50 (26.46%) Analyst
2 36 (19.05%) Test Analyst
3 34 (17.99%) Tester
4 30 (15.87%) Consultant
5 25 (13.23%) Test Consultant
6 21 (11.11%) Software Tester
6 21 (11.11%) Test Leader
6 21 (11.11%) Automation Tester
7 20 (10.58%) Junior
7 20 (10.58%) Software Engineer
7 20 (10.58%) QA Tester
8 19 (10.05%) Wireless Engineer
9 18 (9.52%) RAN Engineer
10 15 (7.94%) QA Engineer
10 15 (7.94%) Test Manager
10 15 (7.94%) Test Engineer
11 14 (7.41%) Junior Tester
11 14 (7.41%) Junior Software Tester
12 13 (6.88%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (6.88%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.17%) HTML
2 21 (11.11%) .NET
3 18 (9.52%) CSS
4 17 (8.99%) jQuery
5 7 (3.70%) Spring
6 6 (3.17%) JMS
6 6 (3.17%) HTML5
6 6 (3.17%) Apache Camel
7 5 (2.65%) Ajax
8 4 (2.12%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.12%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (2.12%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (2.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (1.59%) Web Services
9 3 (1.59%) JSON
10 2 (1.06%) WPF
10 2 (1.06%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (1.06%) XML
10 2 (1.06%) SOAP
10 2 (1.06%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 41 (21.69%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (15.87%) Computer Science
3 12 (6.35%) Mobile App
4 10 (5.29%) Open Source
5 4 (2.12%) Social Media
5 4 (2.12%) Xbox
5 4 (2.12%) User Experience
6 3 (1.59%) Replication
7 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.06%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.06%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.53%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.53%) CESG
8 1 (0.53%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.53%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.53%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.94%) Linux
2 13 (6.88%) Windows
3 7 (3.70%) UNIX
4 3 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.59%) Android
4 3 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (39.15%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (27.51%) Software Testing
3 38 (20.11%) Scrum
4 32 (16.93%) Service Delivery
4 32 (16.93%) Automation Testing
5 23 (12.17%) Test Automation
6 20 (10.58%) Waterfall
6 20 (10.58%) Mentoring
7 19 (10.05%) Test Management
8 14 (7.41%) Automated Testing
9 13 (6.88%) Software Engineering
10 12 (6.35%) System Testing
10 12 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (5.29%) Multithreading
11 10 (5.29%) Coaching
12 9 (4.76%) Test Scripting
13 8 (4.23%) Use Case
13 8 (4.23%) Systems Analysis
13 8 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (4.23%) UML
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.11%) SQL
2 25 (13.23%) C#
3 23 (12.17%) JavaScript
4 15 (7.94%) Java
5 12 (6.35%) C
6 7 (3.70%) C++
7 6 (3.17%) Python
8 5 (2.65%) Ruby
9 3 (1.59%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.59%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.59%) Perl
9 3 (1.59%) PHP
10 2 (1.06%) VBScript
10 2 (1.06%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.53%) XPath
11 1 (0.53%) Groovy
11 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 87 (46.03%) Degree
2 49 (25.93%) ISEB
3 30 (15.87%) ISTQB
4 23 (12.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 14 (7.41%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.59%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.53%) MCSE
8 1 (0.53%) CISSP
8 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.53%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.53%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.70%) SLA
2 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.53%) P3O
3 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.59%) vSphere
3 2 (1.06%) Varnish
3 2 (1.06%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 12 (6.35%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.06%) Puppet
2 2 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.06%) OpenView
2 2 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (1.06%) Nagios
2 2 (1.06%) Cacti
2 2 (1.06%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.53%) Iperf
3 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 36 (19.05%) Nortel
1 36 (19.05%) Ericsson
1 36 (19.05%) Nokia
2 27 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.29%) Cisco
4 8 (4.23%) HP
5 6 (3.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (2.65%) VMware
7 4 (2.12%) Oracle
8 3 (1.59%) Huawei
9 2 (1.06%) Splunk
9 2 (1.06%) SaltStack
9 2 (1.06%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.06%) SAP
9 2 (1.06%) Ariba
9 2 (1.06%) BMC
9 2 (1.06%) Telerik
9 2 (1.06%) Sun
10 1 (0.53%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.53%) Mitel
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000-65,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Great bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Insurance
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Yell
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Exc Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 5 % Pension, Health, Life Ass
Posted: 19 days ago
Reading
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago