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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 39 69
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +30
Permanent jobs citing QA 33 30 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 5.75% 5.58% 0.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.38% 30.30% 11.86%
Number of salaries quoted 15 24 5
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +26.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,300 £27,875 £37,200
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +2.63%
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
96 99 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 16.72% 18.40% 8.30%
Number of salaries quoted 67 85 49
Average salary £46,500 £42,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £28,450 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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

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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 5 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Slough

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (26.67%) MDX
4 15 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (23.33%) SQL Server
6 13 (21.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (21.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (21.67%) SaaS
7 12 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (15.00%) WebDriver
8 9 (15.00%) Selenium
9 8 (13.33%) Automated Testing
9 8 (13.33%) Marketing
10 7 (11.67%) Digital Marketing
10 7 (11.67%) MS Excel
11 6 (10.00%) B2B
11 6 (10.00%) E-Commerce
11 6 (10.00%) Degree
11 6 (10.00%) Git (software)
11 6 (10.00%) Ruby
11 6 (10.00%) TDD
12 5 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
12 5 (8.33%) ISTQB
12 5 (8.33%) Test Scripting
12 5 (8.33%) OpenUP
12 5 (8.33%) Resource Management
12 5 (8.33%) Direct Marketing
12 5 (8.33%) Advertising

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Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 (3.33%) CMS
1 2 (3.33%) WordPress
1 2 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (11.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (21.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (3.33%) LAN
2 2 (3.33%) WAN
3 1 (1.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (23.33%) SQL Server
3 13 (21.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (21.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 12 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.00%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.67%) MySQL
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Selenium
1 9 (15.00%) WebDriver
2 6 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (13.33%) Marketing
3 5 (8.33%) Advertising
4 2 (3.33%) Multimedia
4 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.67%) French Language
Job Titles
1 29 (48.33%) Analyst
2 17 (28.33%) Report Analyst
3 12 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 10 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (15.00%) Analyst Developer
5 9 (15.00%) Developer
5 9 (15.00%) Lead Developer
5 9 (15.00%) Lead Analyst Developer
6 7 (11.67%) Senior Reporting Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
7 6 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
7 6 (10.00%) Test Analyst
8 5 (8.33%) Senior Manager
8 5 (8.33%) Tester
8 5 (8.33%) QA Tester
8 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (8.33%) Marketing Manager
8 5 (8.33%) Report Developer
9 3 (5.00%) QA Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (26.67%) MDX
2 1 (1.67%) .NET
2 1 (1.67%) J2EE
2 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.67%) COM
2 1 (1.67%) Web Services
2 1 (1.67%) XML
2 1 (1.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.33%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (3.33%) Blog
2 2 (3.33%) Social Media
3 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (13.33%) Automated Testing
4 7 (11.67%) Digital Marketing
5 6 (10.00%) TDD
5 6 (10.00%) B2B
5 6 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 5 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
6 5 (8.33%) Resource Management
6 5 (8.33%) Direct Marketing
6 5 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 5 (8.33%) OpenUP
6 5 (8.33%) Customer Insight
6 5 (8.33%) Analytics
6 5 (8.33%) Marketing Analytics
6 5 (8.33%) Customer Segmentation
6 5 (8.33%) Data-Driven Marketing
7 4 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 4 (6.67%) Manual Testing
7 4 (6.67%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.00%) Ruby
2 4 (6.67%) SQL
3 3 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Degree
2 5 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.33%) ISEB
3 3 (5.00%) CCA
3 3 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) XenServer
2 2 (3.33%) vSphere
2 2 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 27 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.00%) Citrix
3 2 (3.33%) VMware
3 2 (3.33%) Sitecore
3 2 (3.33%) Progress
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle
4 1 (1.67%) Sun
4 1 (1.67%) HP
Slough, Berkshire
QA
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago