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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 43 35
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 21 19 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 3.85% 3.15% 5.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.25% 22.09% 29.03%
Number of salaries quoted 20 16 26
Average salary £37,000 £50,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.00% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £33,750 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +5.26%
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
80 86 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 14.65% 14.24% 18.24%
Number of salaries quoted 75 59 92
Average salary £42,000 £40,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -14.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £55,000 £50,000
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 24 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Slough

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (48.98%) Java
3 21 (42.86%) Selenium
4 18 (36.73%) WebDriver
5 14 (28.57%) Scrum
6 11 (22.45%) Code Coverage
7 10 (20.41%) Finance
8 9 (18.37%) ISEB
9 8 (16.33%) ACCA
9 8 (16.33%) SQL
9 8 (16.33%) CIMA
9 8 (16.33%) Software Engineering
9 8 (16.33%) SaaS
10 7 (14.29%) AAT
10 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
10 7 (14.29%) CRM
11 6 (12.24%) OO
11 6 (12.24%) PHP
11 6 (12.24%) .NET
11 6 (12.24%) ISTQB
11 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (10.20%) Manual Testing
12 5 (10.20%) JIRA
12 5 (10.20%) C#
12 5 (10.20%) HTML
12 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
13 4 (8.16%) Linux
13 4 (8.16%) Web Services
13 4 (8.16%) Automated Testing
13 4 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 27001

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (2.04%) Apache
1 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.04%) Alfresco
1 1 (2.04%) Liferay
1 1 (2.04%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.33%) SaaS
2 1 (2.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.12%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (6.12%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) Ingres
3 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (42.86%) Selenium
2 18 (36.73%) WebDriver
3 5 (10.20%) JIRA
4 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
4 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.12%) Subversion
5 3 (6.12%) AppScan
5 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.08%) Hudson
6 2 (4.08%) Capybara
7 1 (2.04%) Gradle
7 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.04%) IntelliJ
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Games
3 1 (2.04%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) QA Leader
3 9 (18.37%) Business Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) Developer
5 6 (12.24%) Tester
5 6 (12.24%) QA Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Software Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Software Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) QA Tester
7 3 (6.12%) Security Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) QA Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Junior
8 2 (4.08%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.08%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Senior QA Engineer
9 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) .NET
2 5 (10.20%) HTML
3 4 (8.16%) Web Services
4 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.12%) Symfony
4 3 (6.12%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.08%) Backbone.js
5 2 (4.08%) Spring
5 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.08%) J2EE
6 1 (2.04%) Servlets
6 1 (2.04%) Struts
6 1 (2.04%) XML
6 1 (2.04%) XSLT
6 1 (2.04%) XHTML
6 1 (2.04%) JMS
6 1 (2.04%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.04%) MDX
6 1 (2.04%) Velocity
6 1 (2.04%) JSR 168
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.12%) Algorithms
3 3 (6.12%) Open Source
4 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.04%) EPoS
4 1 (2.04%) EMV
4 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) Android
2 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.04%) UNIX
2 1 (2.04%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.57%) Scrum
3 11 (22.45%) Code Coverage
4 8 (16.33%) Software Engineering
5 7 (14.29%) CRM
6 6 (12.24%) OO
7 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
7 5 (10.20%) Manual Testing
8 4 (8.16%) Automated Testing
8 4 (8.16%) Functional Testing
9 3 (6.12%) BDD
9 3 (6.12%) Information Security
9 3 (6.12%) Web Development
9 3 (6.12%) Release Management
9 3 (6.12%) Test Scripting
9 3 (6.12%) OWASP
9 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.12%) TDD
9 3 (6.12%) Pair Programming
9 3 (6.12%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.98%) Java
2 8 (16.33%) SQL
3 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 6 (12.24%) PHP
5 5 (10.20%) C#
6 3 (6.12%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.08%) Python
7 2 (4.08%) Ruby
8 1 (2.04%) Groovy
8 1 (2.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) ISEB
2 8 (16.33%) ACCA
2 8 (16.33%) CIMA
3 7 (14.29%) AAT
4 6 (12.24%) ISTQB
5 3 (6.12%) CSSLP
5 3 (6.12%) GIAC
5 3 (6.12%) ICAEW
5 3 (6.12%) CISSP
6 1 (2.04%) PMP
6 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) IBM
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.12%) Zend
2 1 (2.04%) Sun
2 1 (2.04%) HP
2 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.04%) VMware
2 1 (2.04%) GigaSpaces
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