The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 46 30
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Permanent jobs citing QA 26 19 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 3.95% 3.25% 6.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.91% 24.36% 43.75%
Number of salaries quoted 23 15 32
Average salary £37,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £28,000 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
79 78 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 11.99% 13.36% 14.47%
Number of salaries quoted 73 57 77
Average salary £42,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.57% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £33,700 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Slough

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 30 (61.22%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.82%) Java
2 20 (40.82%) Selenium
2 20 (40.82%) WebDriver
3 11 (22.45%) Code Coverage
3 11 (22.45%) Scrum
4 8 (16.33%) SQL
4 8 (16.33%) ISEB
5 7 (14.29%) ISTQB
6 6 (12.24%) JavaScript
6 6 (12.24%) OO
6 6 (12.24%) Finance
6 6 (12.24%) TDD
6 6 (12.24%) Software Engineering
7 5 (10.20%) Linux
7 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
7 5 (10.20%) ACCA
7 5 (10.20%) CIMA
7 5 (10.20%) Regression Testing
7 5 (10.20%) Functional Testing
7 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (8.16%) PHP
8 4 (8.16%) J2EE
8 4 (8.16%) CRM
8 4 (8.16%) Pair Programming
8 4 (8.16%) Logistics
8 4 (8.16%) Ruby
8 4 (8.16%) Symfony
8 4 (8.16%) Zend
8 4 (8.16%) Release Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 2 (4.08%) Node.js
2 1 (2.04%) IIS
2 1 (2.04%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.04%) Alfresco
2 1 (2.04%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) SaaS
2 1 (2.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (8.16%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.12%) Data Mining
3 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.08%) MySQL
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.04%) Ingres
4 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (40.82%) Selenium
1 20 (40.82%) WebDriver
2 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.12%) JIRA
3 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.08%) Capybara
4 2 (4.08%) Hudson
5 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.04%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.04%) Subversion
5 1 (2.04%) Gradle
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) French Language
2 1 (2.04%) Marketing
2 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.04%) Legal
2 1 (2.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Tester
3 8 (16.33%) QA Tester
3 8 (16.33%) QA Leader
4 6 (12.24%) Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) QA Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.08%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (4.08%) QA Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Junior
7 2 (4.08%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) AngularJS
1 4 (8.16%) Symfony
1 4 (8.16%) J2EE
2 3 (6.12%) HTML
3 2 (4.08%) Backbone.js
3 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
3 2 (4.08%) Spring
3 2 (4.08%) .NET
3 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.08%) Web Services
3 2 (4.08%) XML
4 1 (2.04%) XSLT
4 1 (2.04%) Servlets
4 1 (2.04%) Struts
4 1 (2.04%) XHTML
4 1 (2.04%) Middleware
4 1 (2.04%) JMS
4 1 (2.04%) Ajax
4 1 (2.04%) Velocity
4 1 (2.04%) JSR 168
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) Open Source
3 1 (2.04%) EPoS
3 1 (2.04%) EMV
3 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Linux
2 2 (4.08%) UNIX
3 1 (2.04%) Windows
3 1 (2.04%) Solaris
3 1 (2.04%) Android
3 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (61.22%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.45%) Code Coverage
2 11 (22.45%) Scrum
3 6 (12.24%) Software Engineering
3 6 (12.24%) TDD
3 6 (12.24%) OO
4 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
4 5 (10.20%) Regression Testing
4 5 (10.20%) Functional Testing
5 4 (8.16%) Waterfall
5 4 (8.16%) BDD
5 4 (8.16%) Test Scripting
5 4 (8.16%) Pair Programming
5 4 (8.16%) Logistics
5 4 (8.16%) Release Management
5 4 (8.16%) CRM
6 3 (6.12%) ETL
6 3 (6.12%) Migration
6 3 (6.12%) Data Migration
6 3 (6.12%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.82%) Java
2 8 (16.33%) SQL
3 6 (12.24%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.16%) Ruby
4 4 (8.16%) PHP
5 2 (4.08%) Python
6 1 (2.04%) C#
6 1 (2.04%) VBScript
6 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.04%) Groovy
6 1 (2.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) ISEB
2 7 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.20%) ACCA
3 5 (10.20%) CIMA
4 4 (8.16%) AAT
5 3 (6.12%) Degree
5 3 (6.12%) ICAEW
5 3 (6.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
1 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) Zend
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle
4 1 (2.04%) Sun
4 1 (2.04%) HP
4 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.04%) GigaSpaces
4 1 (2.04%) VMware
Slough, Berkshire
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
set2recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £62,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Data Intelligence
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago