The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 49 58
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 77 113 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 4.55% 5.13% 3.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.56% 43.80% 28.96%
Number of salaries quoted 63 90 51
Median salary £55,000 £49,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.24% +40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,850 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £61,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,900
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.82%
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
252 258 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 14.90% 11.71% 13.36%
Number of salaries quoted 149 208 226
Median salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of job ads across the Reading region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 September 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Reading

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for QA.

1 73 (46.50%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (33.76%) Degree
3 43 (27.39%) Java
4 41 (26.11%) Linux
5 39 (24.84%) Selenium
6 32 (20.38%) Python
7 31 (19.75%) Ruby
7 31 (19.75%) Git (software)
8 29 (18.47%) Test Automation
8 29 (18.47%) Web Services
8 29 (18.47%) Finance
9 27 (17.20%) Telecoms
9 27 (17.20%) Perl
10 26 (16.56%) Microsoft
11 25 (15.92%) Functional Testing
12 24 (15.29%) DevOps
12 24 (15.29%) PHP
12 24 (15.29%) C#
12 24 (15.29%) Subversion
13 23 (14.65%) Amazon AWS
13 23 (14.65%) HTML
13 23 (14.65%) Automation Testing
14 22 (14.01%) Mobile App
14 22 (14.01%) MySQL
14 22 (14.01%) Apache
15 21 (13.38%) .NET
15 21 (13.38%) JavaScript
15 21 (13.38%) LAMP
16 20 (12.74%) SQL
17 19 (12.10%) Amazon EC2

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (14.01%) Apache
2 19 (12.10%) nginx
3 16 (10.19%) Drupal
3 16 (10.19%) Eucalyptus
4 9 (5.73%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.18%) IIS
6 4 (2.55%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (2.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.91%) Confluence
7 3 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.27%) GeoServer
8 2 (1.27%) JBoss
8 2 (1.27%) Oracle Spatial
9 1 (0.64%) CMS
9 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (10.83%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.55%) InfoPath
2 4 (2.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (14.65%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (12.10%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (5.73%) SaaS
4 8 (5.10%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (1.91%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.91%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.91%) Route 53
5 3 (1.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.37%) Wireless
2 8 (5.10%) Cisco IOS
2 8 (5.10%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (5.10%) Firewall
3 5 (3.18%) SAN
3 5 (3.18%) Wireshark
4 4 (2.55%) IMAP
4 4 (2.55%) NAS
4 4 (2.55%) SMTP
5 1 (0.64%) GSM
5 1 (0.64%) Internet
5 1 (0.64%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.64%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.01%) MySQL
2 12 (7.64%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.18%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.91%) Big Data
4 3 (1.91%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.91%) MariaDB
4 3 (1.91%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.27%) GIS
5 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 39 (24.84%) Selenium
2 31 (19.75%) Git (software)
3 24 (15.29%) Subversion
4 15 (9.55%) JIRA
5 14 (8.92%) WebDriver
6 12 (7.64%) Cucumber
7 9 (5.73%) HP UFT
7 9 (5.73%) Jenkins
8 8 (5.10%) SoapUI
9 6 (3.82%) Ranorex
10 5 (3.18%) AQtime
10 5 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (3.18%) WebLOAD
11 4 (2.55%) eggPlant
11 4 (2.55%) JBehave
11 4 (2.55%) Rational Functional Tester
11 4 (2.55%) RSpec
11 4 (2.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (1.91%) FishEye
12 3 (1.91%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 29 (18.47%) Finance
2 27 (17.20%) Telecoms
3 16 (10.19%) Retail
4 11 (7.01%) Banking
5 10 (6.37%) Games
6 6 (3.82%) Marketing
7 1 (0.64%) Billing
7 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (23.57%) Tester
2 34 (21.66%) QA Tester
3 26 (16.56%) Automation Tester
4 25 (15.92%) QA Automation Tester
5 20 (12.74%) Linux Engineer
6 18 (11.46%) DevOps Engineer
7 17 (10.83%) Cloud Engineer
7 17 (10.83%) Developer
8 16 (10.19%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 15 (9.55%) Analyst
9 15 (9.55%) AWS DevOps
9 15 (9.55%) AWS Engineer
9 15 (9.55%) DevOps Systems Engineer
9 15 (9.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 15 (9.55%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 15 (9.55%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (6.37%) Site Engineer
10 10 (6.37%) Software Tester
10 10 (6.37%) Technical Engineer
11 9 (5.73%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.47%) Web Services
2 23 (14.65%) HTML
3 21 (13.38%) .NET
3 21 (13.38%) LAMP
4 19 (12.10%) LEMP Stack
5 16 (10.19%) Sensu
6 12 (7.64%) CSS
7 10 (6.37%) SOAP
8 6 (3.82%) jQuery
9 5 (3.18%) Ajax
9 5 (3.18%) ASP.NET
9 5 (3.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (3.18%) HTML5
9 5 (3.18%) LINQ
9 5 (3.18%) RESTful
9 5 (3.18%) WCF
10 4 (2.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 4 (2.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (2.55%) Entity Framework
10 4 (2.55%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.01%) Mobile App
2 16 (10.19%) Enterprise Cloud
3 12 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.64%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.73%) Data Centre
5 8 (5.10%) EMC VNX
6 5 (3.18%) PMI
7 4 (2.55%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.55%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.55%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.55%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (2.55%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.91%) Blog
8 3 (1.91%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.91%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.91%) User Experience
9 2 (1.27%) Fintech
10 1 (0.64%) Biometrics
10 1 (0.64%) RIA
10 1 (0.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 41 (26.11%) Linux
2 17 (10.83%) Windows
3 11 (7.01%) Android
3 11 (7.01%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.82%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.18%) Unix
6 4 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.91%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (46.50%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (18.47%) Test Automation
3 25 (15.92%) Functional Testing
4 24 (15.29%) DevOps
5 23 (14.65%) Automation Testing
6 18 (11.46%) Open Source
7 17 (10.83%) BDD
7 17 (10.83%) Capacity Planning
7 17 (10.83%) Configuration Management
7 17 (10.83%) Continuous Improvement
7 17 (10.83%) ITIL
7 17 (10.83%) QA Automation
7 17 (10.83%) Software Testing
8 16 (10.19%) E-Commerce
8 16 (10.19%) Open Source Development
8 16 (10.19%) Scrum
9 15 (9.55%) Automated Testing
10 14 (8.92%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (8.92%) Service Delivery
11 13 (8.28%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.39%) Java
2 32 (20.38%) Python
3 31 (19.75%) Ruby
4 27 (17.20%) Perl
5 24 (15.29%) C#
5 24 (15.29%) PHP
6 21 (13.38%) JavaScript
7 20 (12.74%) SQL
8 12 (7.64%) PowerShell
9 7 (4.46%) Bash Shell
9 7 (4.46%) Groovy
9 7 (4.46%) VB.NET
10 6 (3.82%) Shell Script
11 5 (3.18%) C++
12 3 (1.91%) VBScript
13 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (33.76%) Degree
2 14 (8.92%) ISTQB
3 12 (7.64%) ISEB
4 8 (5.10%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.18%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.55%) CISM
6 4 (2.55%) CISSP
6 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.55%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.37%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (10.19%) GlusterFS
1 16 (10.19%) Varnish
2 12 (7.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.10%) Hyper-V
3 8 (5.10%) vSphere
4 7 (4.46%) VMware ESX
5 5 (3.18%) Active Directory
5 5 (3.18%) vCloud
5 5 (3.18%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.27%) GeoWebCache
Systems Management
1 19 (12.10%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (12.10%) Puppet
2 16 (10.19%) Cacti
2 16 (10.19%) Ganglia
2 16 (10.19%) Nagios
2 16 (10.19%) OpenView
2 16 (10.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (5.10%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 8 (5.10%) SCCM
3 8 (5.10%) WSUS
4 5 (3.18%) Perfmon
5 3 (1.91%) Graylog
5 3 (1.91%) Kibana
5 3 (1.91%) logstash
5 3 (1.91%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (16.56%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.83%) Cisco
3 16 (10.19%) BMC
3 16 (10.19%) Splunk
4 12 (7.64%) VMware
5 10 (6.37%) Oracle
6 9 (5.73%) Ericsson
6 9 (5.73%) Huawei
6 9 (5.73%) Nokia
7 8 (5.10%) EMC
7 8 (5.10%) Nortel
7 8 (5.10%) Qualys
7 8 (5.10%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.55%) DevExpress
8 4 (2.55%) HP
8 4 (2.55%) IBM
8 4 (2.55%) Telerik
9 3 (1.91%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.64%) Adobe
10 1 (0.64%) Sitecore
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000-60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + annual bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago