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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 40 25
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 22 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 3.83% 3.92% 6.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.43% 28.95% 38.10%
Number of salaries quoted 19 18 29
Average salary £35,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £29,550 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
70 76 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 12.17% 13.55% 16.09%
Number of salaries quoted 65 47 81
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £64,000
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 26 November 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Slough

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (43.48%) Java
3 18 (39.13%) Selenium
3 18 (39.13%) WebDriver
4 11 (23.91%) Scrum
4 11 (23.91%) Code Coverage
5 7 (15.22%) Finance
6 6 (13.04%) CIMA
6 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
6 6 (13.04%) ACCA
6 6 (13.04%) ISEB
6 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
6 6 (13.04%) SQL
6 6 (13.04%) OO
7 5 (10.87%) Linux
7 5 (10.87%) CRM
7 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
7 5 (10.87%) AAT
7 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (8.70%) AngularJS
8 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
8 4 (8.70%) Open Source
8 4 (8.70%) Cucumber
8 4 (8.70%) BDD
8 4 (8.70%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (8.70%) NoSQL
8 4 (8.70%) Symfony
8 4 (8.70%) Zend
8 4 (8.70%) Release Management
8 4 (8.70%) TDD

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (4.35%) Node.js
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) Apache
2 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.17%) Alfresco
2 1 (2.17%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) SaaS
2 1 (2.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (8.70%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.35%) MySQL
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) Ingres
3 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (39.13%) Selenium
1 18 (39.13%) WebDriver
2 4 (8.70%) Cucumber
2 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.52%) JIRA
4 2 (4.35%) Hudson
4 2 (4.35%) Capybara
5 1 (2.17%) Gradle
5 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.17%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Legal
2 1 (2.17%) Games
2 1 (2.17%) Marketing
2 1 (2.17%) French Language
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Tester
2 9 (19.57%) Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) QA Leader
3 8 (17.39%) QA Tester
4 6 (13.04%) Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) QA Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (4.35%) QA Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Junior
6 2 (4.35%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.17%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (2.17%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) J2EE
1 4 (8.70%) Symfony
1 4 (8.70%) AngularJS
2 3 (6.52%) HTML
3 2 (4.35%) .NET
3 2 (4.35%) Backbone.js
3 2 (4.35%) Hibernate
3 2 (4.35%) Spring
3 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.35%) Web Services
3 2 (4.35%) XML
4 1 (2.17%) XSLT
4 1 (2.17%) XHTML
4 1 (2.17%) JMS
4 1 (2.17%) Middleware
4 1 (2.17%) Servlets
4 1 (2.17%) Struts
4 1 (2.17%) Ajax
4 1 (2.17%) Velocity
4 1 (2.17%) JSR 168
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Open Source
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) EPoS
3 1 (2.17%) EMV
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Linux
2 2 (4.35%) UNIX
3 1 (2.17%) Windows
3 1 (2.17%) Solaris
3 1 (2.17%) Android
3 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.91%) Code Coverage
2 11 (23.91%) Scrum
3 6 (13.04%) OO
3 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
4 5 (10.87%) CRM
5 4 (8.70%) Release Management
5 4 (8.70%) TDD
5 4 (8.70%) Pair Programming
5 4 (8.70%) BDD
6 3 (6.52%) Functional Testing
6 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.52%) Regression Testing
7 2 (4.35%) MVC
7 2 (4.35%) Workflow
7 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.35%) Project Management
7 2 (4.35%) Software Testing
7 2 (4.35%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 20 (43.48%) Java
2 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
2 6 (13.04%) SQL
3 4 (8.70%) PHP
4 2 (4.35%) Python
4 2 (4.35%) Ruby
5 1 (2.17%) Groovy
5 1 (2.17%) Scala
5 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.17%) VBScript
5 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) ISEB
1 6 (13.04%) ACCA
1 6 (13.04%) CIMA
2 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
2 5 (10.87%) AAT
3 3 (6.52%) Degree
3 3 (6.52%) ICAEW
4 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
1 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Zend
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) Sun
4 1 (2.17%) HP
4 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.17%) VMware
4 1 (2.17%) GigaSpaces
Slough, Berkshire
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