The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 83 39
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -44
Permanent jobs citing QA 95 61 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.74% 2.82% 5.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.69% 36.97% 45.61%
Number of salaries quoted 58 49 115
Average salary £55,000 £43,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.43% +16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £32,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +2.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
282 165 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 11.11% 7.63% 11.96%
Number of salaries quoted 189 126 250
Average salary £46,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £32,100
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
Berkshire

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 16 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Reading

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 57 (33.33%) Linux
2 54 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (28.65%) Degree
4 46 (26.90%) Java
5 40 (23.39%) Python
6 38 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 34 (19.88%) C++
8 33 (19.30%) Microsoft
8 33 (19.30%) Finance
9 32 (18.71%) Computer Science
10 31 (18.13%) Selenium
10 31 (18.13%) Perl
11 25 (14.62%) Software Engineering
12 24 (14.04%) ISEB
12 24 (14.04%) Enterprise Software
13 22 (12.87%) UNIX
13 22 (12.87%) Manual Testing
14 21 (12.28%) .NET
14 21 (12.28%) HTTP
14 21 (12.28%) MS Excel
14 21 (12.28%) SaaS
15 20 (11.70%) C#
15 20 (11.70%) Penetration Testing
16 19 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
16 19 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
17 18 (10.53%) User Stories
17 18 (10.53%) SQL
17 18 (10.53%) Test Scripting
18 17 (9.94%) Stress Testing
18 17 (9.94%) Document Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 10 (5.85%) Apache
2 6 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (3.51%) Drupal
2 6 (3.51%) nginx
2 6 (3.51%) Eucalyptus
3 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.58%) Node.js
3 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 21 (12.28%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.26%) MS Office
3 4 (2.34%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.58%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.28%) SaaS
2 6 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.28%) HTTP
2 11 (6.43%) TCP/IP
3 9 (5.26%) DNS
3 9 (5.26%) SMTP
4 7 (4.09%) SSL
5 6 (3.51%) Internet
6 3 (1.75%) 3G
6 3 (1.75%) IPsec
6 3 (1.75%) Broadband
6 3 (1.75%) 4G
7 2 (1.17%) Network Security
8 1 (0.58%) LDAP
8 1 (0.58%) Firewall
8 1 (0.58%) Wireless
8 1 (0.58%) LAN
8 1 (0.58%) SMS
8 1 (0.58%) WAN
8 1 (0.58%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
2 17 (9.94%) NoSQL
2 17 (9.94%) Riak
3 11 (6.43%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.51%) MySQL
5 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.17%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.17%) Redis
5 2 (1.17%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.58%) Big Data
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.58%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 31 (18.13%) Selenium
2 12 (7.02%) Visual Studio
3 11 (6.43%) WebDriver
4 10 (5.85%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (4.68%) TestNG
5 8 (4.68%) Git (software)
6 6 (3.51%) Subversion
7 5 (2.92%) TestComplete
8 4 (2.34%) MSTest
8 4 (2.34%) JUnit
8 4 (2.34%) CruiseControl
8 4 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.34%) QAComplete
8 4 (2.34%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (1.75%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.75%) MSI
9 3 (1.75%) InstallShield
9 3 (1.75%) WiX
9 3 (1.75%) MSBuild
9 3 (1.75%) Jenkins
General
1 33 (19.30%) Finance
2 10 (5.85%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.26%) Retail
4 6 (3.51%) German Language
4 6 (3.51%) Spanish Language
5 3 (1.75%) Banking
6 2 (1.17%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.17%) Marketing
7 1 (0.58%) Billing
7 1 (0.58%) Legal
7 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (16.96%) QA Engineer
2 27 (15.79%) Tester
3 21 (12.28%) Analyst
3 21 (12.28%) Test Analyst
4 19 (11.11%) QA Tester
5 16 (9.36%) Test Engineer
6 14 (8.19%) Software Engineer
7 13 (7.60%) Principal Engineer
8 12 (7.02%) QA Leader
8 12 (7.02%) Engagement Manager
9 11 (6.43%) Developer
9 11 (6.43%) Software Tester
9 11 (6.43%) Cloud Engineer
10 10 (5.85%) Architect
11 9 (5.26%) Programme Manager
11 9 (5.26%) Development Engineer
12 8 (4.68%) Platform Engineer
12 8 (4.68%) Senior Test Engineer
13 7 (4.09%) Linux Engineer
13 7 (4.09%) Principal Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.28%) .NET
2 15 (8.77%) HTML
3 10 (5.85%) CSS
4 9 (5.26%) Web Services
5 4 (2.34%) XML
5 4 (2.34%) LAMP
6 2 (1.17%) Ajax
6 2 (1.17%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (1.17%) JSP
6 2 (1.17%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.17%) jQuery
6 2 (1.17%) HTML5
6 2 (1.17%) CSS3
6 2 (1.17%) Resque
6 2 (1.17%) PostGIS
7 1 (0.58%) COM
7 1 (0.58%) Servlets
7 1 (0.58%) Swing
7 1 (0.58%) Middleware
7 1 (0.58%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (18.71%) Computer Science
2 24 (14.04%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (8.19%) Open Source
4 13 (7.60%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.92%) Smart Meter
6 4 (2.34%) W3C
6 4 (2.34%) Firmware
7 3 (1.75%) Handset
8 2 (1.17%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.58%) iPad
9 1 (0.58%) Clustering
9 1 (0.58%) iPhone
9 1 (0.58%) GIS
9 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 57 (33.33%) Linux
2 22 (12.87%) UNIX
3 16 (9.36%) Windows
4 8 (4.68%) Android
5 7 (4.09%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.75%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.17%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.17%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.58%) AIX
9 1 (0.58%) Solaris
9 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 25 (14.62%) Software Engineering
4 22 (12.87%) Manual Testing
5 20 (11.70%) Penetration Testing
6 19 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (10.53%) Test Scripting
7 18 (10.53%) User Stories
8 17 (9.94%) Stress Testing
8 17 (9.94%) Business Continuity
8 17 (9.94%) Document Management
9 16 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (8.77%) Waterfall
10 15 (8.77%) Project Management
11 14 (8.19%) Software Testing
12 13 (7.60%) Automation Testing
12 13 (7.60%) Customer Engagement
13 12 (7.02%) Test Strategy
13 12 (7.02%) Data Protection
13 12 (7.02%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 46 (26.90%) Java
2 40 (23.39%) Python
3 34 (19.88%) C++
4 31 (18.13%) Perl
5 20 (11.70%) C#
6 18 (10.53%) SQL
7 16 (9.36%) JavaScript
8 15 (8.77%) C
9 13 (7.60%) PHP
10 12 (7.02%) Ruby
11 3 (1.75%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.75%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.75%) VBScript
12 2 (1.17%) VB
12 2 (1.17%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 49 (28.65%) Degree
2 24 (14.04%) ISEB
3 9 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.92%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (2.34%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.34%) MCP
6 1 (0.58%) HND
6 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.09%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) COBIT
2 1 (0.58%) HMG Infosec
2 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (3.51%) Varnish
2 1 (0.58%) KVM
2 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (4.68%) Puppet
1 8 (4.68%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.51%) OpenView
2 6 (3.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (3.51%) Nagios
2 6 (3.51%) Cacti
2 6 (3.51%) Ganglia
3 3 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.17%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 33 (19.30%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.09%) Websense
3 6 (3.51%) Red Hat
3 6 (3.51%) Splunk
3 6 (3.51%) BMC
4 3 (1.75%) Oracle
4 3 (1.75%) Adobe
5 2 (1.17%) Citrix
6 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.58%) VMware
6 1 (0.58%) Serena
6 1 (0.58%) Omniture
6 1 (0.58%) Huawei
6 1 (0.58%) Sun
6 1 (0.58%) Temenos
6 1 (0.58%) HP
6 1 (0.58%) Nortel
6 1 (0.58%) SAP
6 1 (0.58%) Cisco
6 1 (0.58%) Ericsson
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + exceptional benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Mayflower Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Basic Salary + Company Benefits + Stocks
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £53000 - £58000 per annum + £6k Car Allow + Bonus to 20%
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Websense
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Websense
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Reading
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Posted: 27 days ago