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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 15 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 4.39% 2.44% 3.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.72% 18.52% 23.86%
Number of salaries quoted 20 13 20
Average salary £37,782 £50,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.43% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £42,200 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
89 81 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 17.76% 13.15% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 81 55 86
Average salary £42,000 £40,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -13.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £30,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Slough

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (50.00%) Java
3 23 (46.00%) Selenium
4 18 (36.00%) WebDriver
5 16 (32.00%) Scrum
6 11 (22.00%) ISEB
7 10 (20.00%) Code Coverage
8 9 (18.00%) SQL
9 7 (14.00%) Software Engineering
9 7 (14.00%) Finance
9 7 (14.00%) C#
9 7 (14.00%) .NET
9 7 (14.00%) SaaS
9 7 (14.00%) Manual Testing
10 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
10 6 (12.00%) Automated Testing
10 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (12.00%) E-Commerce
11 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
11 5 (10.00%) Project Management
11 5 (10.00%) CRM
11 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
11 5 (10.00%) PHP
11 5 (10.00%) Functional Testing
11 5 (10.00%) JIRA
12 4 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
12 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
12 4 (8.00%) Jenkins

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Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.00%) Apache
1 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.00%) Alfresco
1 1 (2.00%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.00%) SAN
2 1 (2.00%) FTP
2 1 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Ingres
2 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 23 (46.00%) Selenium
2 18 (36.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (10.00%) JIRA
4 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (8.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.00%) Subversion
5 3 (6.00%) AppScan
6 2 (4.00%) Hudson
6 2 (4.00%) Capybara
7 1 (2.00%) Gradle
7 1 (2.00%) JProfiler
7 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.00%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.00%) Toad
7 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.00%) Introscope
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) QA Leader
2 8 (16.00%) Analyst
2 8 (16.00%) QA Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 5 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Tester
5 4 (8.00%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Test Leader
6 3 (6.00%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) QA Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Junior
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Software Tester
7 2 (4.00%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.00%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.00%) HTML
3 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.00%) Web Services
4 2 (4.00%) J2EE
4 2 (4.00%) Symfony
4 2 (4.00%) Backbone.js
4 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.00%) Spring
4 2 (4.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.00%) MDX
5 1 (2.00%) Velocity
5 1 (2.00%) JSR 168
5 1 (2.00%) XML
5 1 (2.00%) XSLT
5 1 (2.00%) ODBC
5 1 (2.00%) XHTML
5 1 (2.00%) Middleware
5 1 (2.00%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.00%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (6.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.00%) Open Source
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.00%) EPoS
4 1 (2.00%) EMV
4 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Linux
2 3 (6.00%) Windows
3 2 (4.00%) Solaris
3 2 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.00%) Scrum
3 10 (20.00%) Code Coverage
4 7 (14.00%) Software Engineering
4 7 (14.00%) Manual Testing
5 6 (12.00%) E-Commerce
5 6 (12.00%) Automated Testing
6 5 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 5 (10.00%) CRM
6 5 (10.00%) Project Management
7 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
7 4 (8.00%) OO
8 3 (6.00%) E-business
8 3 (6.00%) Risk Management
8 3 (6.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (6.00%) Web Development
8 3 (6.00%) Information Security
8 3 (6.00%) OWASP
8 3 (6.00%) Test Automation
9 2 (4.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (50.00%) Java
2 9 (18.00%) SQL
3 7 (14.00%) C#
4 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.00%) PHP
5 3 (6.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.00%) Python
6 2 (4.00%) Ruby
7 1 (2.00%) Groovy
7 1 (2.00%) Scala
7 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.00%) C++
7 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) ISEB
2 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.00%) ACCA
3 4 (8.00%) CIMA
3 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) AAT
4 3 (6.00%) CSSLP
4 3 (6.00%) GIAC
4 3 (6.00%) CISSP
5 1 (2.00%) PMP
5 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.00%) nmon
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) IBM
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) Zend
3 1 (2.00%) Sun
3 1 (2.00%) HP
3 1 (2.00%) VMware
3 1 (2.00%) GigaSpaces
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago