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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 74 55
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -19
Permanent jobs citing QA 120 61 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 4.77% 2.71% 3.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.60% 29.33% 32.00%
Number of salaries quoted 67 42 76
Average salary £37,500 £45,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.58% +1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £60,000 £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
303 208 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 12.04% 9.24% 12.27%
Number of salaries quoted 199 148 218
Average salary £42,500 £46,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.10% -2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 29 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Reading

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 60 (27.03%) Finance
2 57 (25.68%) ISEB
3 51 (22.97%) C#
3 51 (22.97%) Degree
4 49 (22.07%) Telecoms
5 46 (20.72%) Software Testing
5 46 (20.72%) SQL
6 42 (18.92%) Linux
7 39 (17.57%) Selenium
8 36 (16.22%) C++
9 33 (14.86%) .NET
10 31 (13.96%) Test Scripting
11 30 (13.51%) SMTP
11 30 (13.51%) Computer Science
12 29 (13.06%) Java
13 27 (12.16%) Test Automation
14 26 (11.71%) SQL Server
14 26 (11.71%) Windows
15 25 (11.26%) Project Management
15 25 (11.26%) User Acceptance Testing
15 25 (11.26%) Integration Testing
15 25 (11.26%) Retail
15 25 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
15 25 (11.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 24 (10.81%) Microsoft
17 22 (9.91%) ISTQB
17 22 (9.91%) SC Cleared
17 22 (9.91%) Security Cleared
18 21 (9.46%) WebDriver
18 21 (9.46%) IIS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (9.46%) IIS
2 13 (5.86%) Apache
3 9 (4.05%) CMS
4 5 (2.25%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.80%) Drupal
5 4 (1.80%) nginx
5 4 (1.80%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 10 (4.50%) MS Visio
2 9 (4.05%) OmniGraffle
3 7 (3.15%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.70%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (2.25%) JDE OneWorld
3 4 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.45%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.05%) LucidChart
2 6 (2.70%) SaaS
3 4 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.51%) SMTP
2 20 (9.01%) SAN
3 17 (7.66%) HTTP
3 17 (7.66%) IMAP
3 17 (7.66%) NAS
4 15 (6.76%) Wireless
4 15 (6.76%) DNS
5 14 (6.31%) TCP/IP
6 13 (5.86%) Wireshark
7 10 (4.50%) 4G
7 10 (4.50%) 3G
8 9 (4.05%) Ethernet
9 7 (3.15%) LTE
9 7 (3.15%) 2G
9 7 (3.15%) 2.5G
10 6 (2.70%) SNMP
11 5 (2.25%) LAN
11 5 (2.25%) WAN
11 5 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (2.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.05%) Big Data
3 6 (2.70%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.25%) MySQL
4 5 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.90%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.90%) DataStage
7 2 (0.90%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 39 (17.57%) Selenium
2 21 (9.46%) WebDriver
3 19 (8.56%) QuickTest Pro
4 17 (7.66%) WebLOAD
4 17 (7.66%) AQtime
5 13 (5.86%) Visual Studio
6 12 (5.41%) LoadRunner
7 9 (4.05%) Axure RP
8 8 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (3.15%) Eclipse
10 6 (2.70%) Selenium IDE
11 5 (2.25%) Subversion
11 5 (2.25%) TestNG
11 5 (2.25%) Git (software)
12 4 (1.80%) LoadUI
12 4 (1.80%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.90%) eggPlant
13 2 (0.90%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.90%) JUnit
13 2 (0.90%) jMock
General
1 60 (27.03%) Finance
2 49 (22.07%) Telecoms
3 25 (11.26%) Retail
4 9 (4.05%) Publishing
5 5 (2.25%) Legal
6 2 (0.90%) Billing
6 2 (0.90%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.45%) Marketing
7 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 64 (28.83%) Analyst
2 53 (23.87%) Test Analyst
3 36 (16.22%) Test Engineer
4 22 (9.91%) Junior
5 20 (9.01%) Senior Test Engineer
6 19 (8.56%) Junior Analyst
7 18 (8.11%) Tester
7 18 (8.11%) Developer
8 17 (7.66%) Programme Manager
8 17 (7.66%) QA Analyst
8 17 (7.66%) Junior Test Analyst
9 16 (7.21%) QA Test Analyst
9 16 (7.21%) Test Manager
9 16 (7.21%) Programme Test Manager
10 13 (5.86%) Systems Engineer
10 13 (5.86%) QA Engineer
11 12 (5.41%) Cloud Engineer
12 11 (4.95%) Business Analyst
13 9 (4.05%) Performance Engineer
13 9 (4.05%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (14.86%) .NET
2 17 (7.66%) MAPI
3 15 (6.76%) XML
4 6 (2.70%) Web Services
4 6 (2.70%) WebCenter
5 5 (2.25%) jQuery
5 5 (2.25%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.80%) ADO.NET
6 4 (1.80%) SOAP
6 4 (1.80%) LAMP
6 4 (1.80%) Spring
6 4 (1.80%) Sensu
7 3 (1.35%) GWT
7 3 (1.35%) HTML
8 2 (0.90%) JMS
8 2 (0.90%) Middleware
8 2 (0.90%) REST
9 1 (0.45%) CSS3
9 1 (0.45%) HTML5
9 1 (0.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.51%) Computer Science
2 16 (7.21%) Digital Media
3 12 (5.41%) Firmware
4 11 (4.95%) Mathematics
5 10 (4.50%) Social Media
5 10 (4.50%) Client/Server
6 9 (4.05%) Human Factors
6 9 (4.05%) STB
7 5 (2.25%) Statistics
7 5 (2.25%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.80%) Open Source
9 3 (1.35%) Handset
10 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.45%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 42 (18.92%) Linux
2 26 (11.71%) Windows
3 12 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (4.05%) UNIX
5 5 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.80%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.35%) Windows Phone
7 3 (1.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (20.72%) Software Testing
2 31 (13.96%) Test Scripting
3 27 (12.16%) Test Automation
4 25 (11.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (11.26%) Integration Testing
4 25 (11.26%) Project Management
4 25 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (8.56%) Risk Management
6 17 (7.66%) Benchmarking
6 17 (7.66%) ITIL
7 16 (7.21%) PRINCE2
8 15 (6.76%) CRM
8 15 (6.76%) Programme Management
8 15 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (6.76%) Test Strategy
9 14 (6.31%) Logistics
9 14 (6.31%) Automated Testing
9 14 (6.31%) Scrum
10 13 (5.86%) Capacity Management
10 13 (5.86%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 51 (22.97%) C#
2 46 (20.72%) SQL
3 36 (16.22%) C++
4 29 (13.06%) Java
5 20 (9.01%) Python
6 16 (7.21%) C
7 15 (6.76%) Ruby
8 14 (6.31%) PHP
9 11 (4.95%) VBScript
9 11 (4.95%) Perl
10 6 (2.70%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.25%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.25%) VB
12 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 57 (25.68%) ISEB
2 51 (22.97%) Degree
3 25 (11.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 22 (9.91%) ISTQB
4 22 (9.91%) SC Cleared
4 22 (9.91%) Security Cleared
5 14 (6.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.90%) PMP
7 2 (0.90%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.50%) SLA
2 5 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.25%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.66%) VMware ESX
2 17 (7.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.80%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (4.95%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.70%) PureDisk
2 6 (2.70%) NetBackup
2 6 (2.70%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.25%) WSUS
4 4 (1.80%) Cacti
4 4 (1.80%) Ganglia
4 4 (1.80%) Puppet
4 4 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.80%) OpenView
4 4 (1.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (1.80%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.66%) VMware
3 11 (4.95%) Red Hat
4 9 (4.05%) Cisco
4 9 (4.05%) Nokia
4 9 (4.05%) Oracle
4 9 (4.05%) Nortel
4 9 (4.05%) Ericsson
5 6 (2.70%) Hyperion
6 5 (2.25%) Huawei
7 4 (1.80%) Splunk
7 4 (1.80%) BMC
8 3 (1.35%) SAP
8 3 (1.35%) Sun
8 3 (1.35%) HP
9 1 (0.45%) Progress
9 1 (0.45%) Google
9 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
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