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 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire / Slough
Rank 33 44 41
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 28 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 3.50% 4.33% 4.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.64% 22.95% 32.14%
Number of salaries quoted 11 24 27
Median salary £27,000 £60,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-55.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
59 122 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 18.79% 18.86% 13.40%
Number of salaries quoted 48 100 77
Median salary £48,750 £55,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.36% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +3.52%

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 27 February 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Slough

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 13 (72.22%) HTML
1 13 (72.22%) CSS
2 11 (61.11%) Degree
3 10 (55.56%) Android
3 10 (55.56%) Apple iOS
3 10 (55.56%) SQL
3 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 9 (50.00%) Middleware
4 9 (50.00%) ERP
4 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 9 (50.00%) XML
4 9 (50.00%) Windows
4 9 (50.00%) System Testing
4 9 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 9 (50.00%) Mobile App
4 9 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (27.78%) User Experience
6 4 (22.22%) XHTML
6 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 4 (22.22%) CSS3
6 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 4 (22.22%) HTML5
6 4 (22.22%) Ajax
6 4 (22.22%) Project Planning
6 4 (22.22%) jQuery
6 4 (22.22%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Finance
8 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management

QA
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Applications Support
2 5 (27.78%) QA Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Tester
3 4 (22.22%) Functional Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Junior
4 2 (11.11%) Junior Manual Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Junior QA Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Junior Software Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Junior Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Manual Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Programme Manager
4 2 (11.11%) QA Manual Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Software QA Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Web Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior UAT Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Telematics Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) UAT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) CSS
1 13 (72.22%) HTML
2 9 (50.00%) Middleware
2 9 (50.00%) XML
3 4 (22.22%) Ajax
3 4 (22.22%) CSS3
3 4 (22.22%) HTML5
3 4 (22.22%) jQuery
3 4 (22.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (27.78%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Android
1 10 (55.56%) Apple iOS
2 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) ERP
1 9 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 9 (50.00%) System Testing
2 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Project Planning
3 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.11%) B2B
4 2 (11.11%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 2 (11.11%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
4 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.11%) Resource Allocation
4 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 1 (5.56%) CRM
5 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle