The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 41 40
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 24 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 1.06% 3.83% 4.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.45% 23.53% 23.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3 22 19
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £37,782
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +32.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £25,250 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,800
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.09%
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 Slough region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
62 102 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 16.36% 16.29% 19.20%
Number of salaries quoted 57 82 81
Median salary £50,000 £46,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +8.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,600 £31,500 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £61,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

The demand trend of job ads across the Slough region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

QA
Salary Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Slough region.

QA Salary Trend in Slough

QA
Salary Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Slough region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Slough

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 30 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 Slough region with a requirement for QA.

1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Data Mining
3 6 (35.29%) Degree
3 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Workflow
4 5 (29.41%) Project Planning
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle
4 5 (29.41%) Translating Business Requirements
4 5 (29.41%) Statistical Inference
5 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
5 4 (23.53%) SDLC
5 4 (23.53%) System Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
6 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
6 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) CSS
6 3 (17.65%) HTML
6 3 (17.65%) SQL
6 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (17.65%) ITIL
6 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
7 2 (11.76%) Windows
7 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
7 2 (11.76%) ERP
7 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
7 2 (11.76%) PMP

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Top Related IT Skills in Slough 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:

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
1 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (11.76%) MS Project
1 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) Data Mining
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) Subversion
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.88%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Business Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Business Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Programme Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Application Development Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Development Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Business Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Development Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Lead Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Strategy Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Test Programme Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) CSS
1 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) jQuery
2 2 (11.76%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.88%) Ajax
3 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.88%) Classic ASP
3 1 (5.88%) CSS3
3 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
3 1 (5.88%) HTML5
3 1 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (5.88%) LINQ
3 1 (5.88%) Middleware
3 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Contactless
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) Smartcard
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Project Planning
2 5 (29.41%) Statistical Inference
2 5 (29.41%) Translating Business Requirements
2 5 (29.41%) Workflow
3 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
3 4 (23.53%) SDLC
3 4 (23.53%) System Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) ERP
5 2 (11.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
3 1 (5.88%) C
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.88%) VB
3 1 (5.88%) VB6
3 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) PMI Certification
2 2 (11.76%) PMP
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) SAP