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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 56 84
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +28
Permanent jobs citing QA 100 91 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 4.03% 3.75% 2.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.33% 33.21% 33.52%
Number of salaries quoted 85 58 47
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +13.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £36,050 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -
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
341 274 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 13.75% 11.29% 8.16%
Number of salaries quoted 210 185 139
Average salary £52,000 £45,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.91% +13.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,187 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £63,500 £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 24 April 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Reading

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 74 (41.11%) Degree
2 65 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (28.33%) Telecoms
4 48 (26.67%) Finance
5 43 (23.89%) Software Testing
6 41 (22.78%) ISEB
7 37 (20.56%) SQL
8 32 (17.78%) Microsoft
8 32 (17.78%) Computer Science
9 31 (17.22%) SQL Server
9 31 (17.22%) Automation Testing
9 31 (17.22%) Analytical Skills
10 30 (16.67%) Banking
11 29 (16.11%) ISTQB
11 29 (16.11%) C#
12 28 (15.56%) MS Excel
13 27 (15.00%) Scrum
13 27 (15.00%) Selenium
14 26 (14.44%) HTML
14 26 (14.44%) JavaScript
15 24 (13.33%) .NET
15 24 (13.33%) Visual Studio
15 24 (13.33%) Test Automation
15 24 (13.33%) Mentoring
16 22 (12.22%) Team Foundation Server
17 21 (11.67%) Java
18 20 (11.11%) Windows
19 19 (10.56%) Waterfall
19 19 (10.56%) jQuery
19 19 (10.56%) Nortel

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (3.33%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.11%) Drupal
3 2 (1.11%) nginx
3 2 (1.11%) Eucalyptus
3 2 (1.11%) Apache
4 1 (0.56%) Lync
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.56%) CMS
Applications
1 28 (15.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.33%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.56%) MS Project
3 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.11%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.56%) SaaS
2 1 (0.56%) Office 365
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.56%) Wireless
2 15 (8.33%) 2G
2 15 (8.33%) WiMAX
2 15 (8.33%) RNC
2 15 (8.33%) GSM
2 15 (8.33%) UMTS
2 15 (8.33%) 3G
2 15 (8.33%) LTE
3 13 (7.22%) Radio Access Network
4 9 (5.00%) HTTPS
5 8 (4.44%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.89%) 4G
7 5 (2.78%) ATM
8 2 (1.11%) MVNO
9 1 (0.56%) RTCP
9 1 (0.56%) RTP
9 1 (0.56%) H.323
9 1 (0.56%) SAN
9 1 (0.56%) Internet
9 1 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.89%) RDBMS
2 7 (3.89%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.33%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.67%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.11%) MySQL
5 2 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.56%) OLTP
6 1 (0.56%) SQL CLR
Development Applications
1 27 (15.00%) Selenium
2 24 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 22 (12.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (3.33%) Git (software)
6 5 (2.78%) Subversion
6 5 (2.78%) SpecFlow
7 4 (2.22%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.67%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.67%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.67%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.11%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.56%) Toad
10 1 (0.56%) JMeter
10 1 (0.56%) TestPartner
10 1 (0.56%) JIRA
10 1 (0.56%) Hudson
10 1 (0.56%) JBehave
10 1 (0.56%) Robotium
10 1 (0.56%) eggPlant
General
1 51 (28.33%) Telecoms
2 48 (26.67%) Finance
3 30 (16.67%) Banking
4 15 (8.33%) Retail
5 11 (6.11%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.78%) Games
7 4 (2.22%) Billing
8 2 (1.11%) Automotive
8 2 (1.11%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.11%) Publishing
9 1 (0.56%) Legal
9 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.56%) Advertising
9 1 (0.56%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.56%) Marketing
9 1 (0.56%) French Language
9 1 (0.56%) German Language
Job Titles
1 47 (26.11%) Analyst
2 33 (18.33%) Tester
3 29 (16.11%) Test Analyst
4 23 (12.78%) Consultant
5 22 (12.22%) Test Leader
6 20 (11.11%) Automation Tester
7 19 (10.56%) Software Tester
7 19 (10.56%) Software Engineer
7 19 (10.56%) QA Tester
8 18 (10.00%) Junior
9 16 (8.89%) Business Analyst
9 16 (8.89%) Developer
9 16 (8.89%) Test Consultant
10 15 (8.33%) QA Engineer
10 15 (8.33%) Test Engineer
11 14 (7.78%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (7.22%) Junior Tester
12 13 (7.22%) RAN Engineer
12 13 (7.22%) Junior Software Tester
13 11 (6.11%) Graduate Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.44%) HTML
2 24 (13.33%) .NET
3 19 (10.56%) jQuery
4 18 (10.00%) CSS
5 9 (5.00%) Ajax
6 8 (4.44%) HTML5
7 7 (3.89%) Spring
8 6 (3.33%) JMS
8 6 (3.33%) Apache Camel
9 5 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (2.78%) Web Services
9 5 (2.78%) ASP.NET
9 5 (2.78%) JSON
9 5 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 4 (2.22%) Application Packaging
10 4 (2.22%) XML
11 3 (1.67%) Gherkin
12 2 (1.11%) iOS SDK
12 2 (1.11%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.78%) Computer Science
2 31 (17.22%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.22%) Mobile App
4 10 (5.56%) Open Source
5 6 (3.33%) User Experience
6 5 (2.78%) Social Media
6 5 (2.78%) Xbox
7 4 (2.22%) Digital Media
7 4 (2.22%) Replication
8 2 (1.11%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.11%) E-Learning
8 2 (1.11%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.11%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.56%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.56%) CESG
9 1 (0.56%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.56%) Streaming Media
9 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.56%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.11%) Windows
2 18 (10.00%) Linux
3 5 (2.78%) UNIX
4 4 (2.22%) Solaris
4 4 (2.22%) Windows 2000
4 4 (2.22%) Windows XP
4 4 (2.22%) Android
4 4 (2.22%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (23.89%) Software Testing
3 31 (17.22%) Automation Testing
4 27 (15.00%) Scrum
5 24 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 24 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 19 (10.56%) Waterfall
7 18 (10.00%) Test Management
8 16 (8.89%) Service Delivery
9 15 (8.33%) Automated Testing
9 15 (8.33%) Software Engineering
10 12 (6.67%) Test Scripting
11 11 (6.11%) Multithreading
11 11 (6.11%) System Testing
12 10 (5.56%) Performance Testing
13 9 (5.00%) Use Case
13 9 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
13 9 (5.00%) UML
13 9 (5.00%) OO
13 9 (5.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 37 (20.56%) SQL
2 29 (16.11%) C#
3 26 (14.44%) JavaScript
4 21 (11.67%) Java
5 8 (4.44%) C
6 6 (3.33%) C++
6 6 (3.33%) Python
7 5 (2.78%) Ruby
7 5 (2.78%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.22%) VB
8 4 (2.22%) PHP
9 3 (1.67%) VBScript
10 2 (1.11%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.11%) Perl
10 2 (1.11%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.56%) XPath
11 1 (0.56%) Groovy
11 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (41.11%) Degree
2 41 (22.78%) ISEB
3 29 (16.11%) ISTQB
4 18 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 14 (7.78%) SC Cleared
6 13 (7.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (3.89%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.11%) PMP
8 2 (1.11%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.56%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.56%) MCITP
9 1 (0.56%) CISSP
9 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.56%) MCSE
9 1 (0.56%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.11%) SLA
2 2 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.56%) P3O
3 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.22%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.67%) vSphere
4 2 (1.11%) Varnish
4 2 (1.11%) GlusterFS
4 2 (1.11%) Xen
5 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.11%) Puppet
2 2 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.11%) OpenView
2 2 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (1.11%) Nagios
2 2 (1.11%) Cacti
2 2 (1.11%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.56%) Iperf
3 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 32 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.56%) Nortel
2 19 (10.56%) Ericsson
2 19 (10.56%) Nokia
3 15 (8.33%) HP
4 7 (3.89%) Oracle
4 7 (3.89%) VMware
5 5 (2.78%) Cisco
5 5 (2.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (1.67%) Sun
7 2 (1.11%) Adobe
7 2 (1.11%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.11%) SAP
7 2 (1.11%) Ariba
7 2 (1.11%) BMC
7 2 (1.11%) Splunk
7 2 (1.11%) Telerik
7 2 (1.11%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.56%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.56%) Panasonic
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Yell
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Exc Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45-65k
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22741 - £23941 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CEM
Salary: From £24,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, bonus, healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + BENS
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CISCO SYSTEMS LTD
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £200.00 - £400.00 per day + Negotiable dependent on suitability
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Oracle
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Oracle
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Posted: 22 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago