The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Slough region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 39 50
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 28 27 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 5.69% 4.09% 2.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.17% 29.35% 29.82%
Number of salaries quoted 19 23 17
Average salary £32,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £37,500 £30,900
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
107 92 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 21.75% 13.94% 9.47%
Number of salaries quoted 86 63 55
Average salary £46,250 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,050 £37,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,250 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
Berkshire

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 23 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Slough

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 25 (43.86%) Selenium
2 22 (38.60%) Java
3 17 (29.82%) Scrum
3 17 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (24.56%) ISEB
4 14 (24.56%) Project Management
4 14 (24.56%) WebDriver
5 13 (22.81%) PRINCE2
5 13 (22.81%) Telecoms
5 13 (22.81%) SC Cleared
5 13 (22.81%) Security Cleared
5 13 (22.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 12 (21.05%) C#
7 11 (19.30%) .NET
8 10 (17.54%) Manual Testing
9 9 (15.79%) Finance
10 8 (14.04%) Test Automation
11 7 (12.28%) Code Coverage
11 7 (12.28%) SQL
11 7 (12.28%) Legal
11 7 (12.28%) Automated Testing
12 6 (10.53%) Software Engineering
12 6 (10.53%) Software Testing
12 6 (10.53%) SaaS
13 4 (7.02%) Automation Testing
13 4 (7.02%) CISSP
13 4 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 4 (7.02%) Web Development
13 4 (7.02%) Test Scripting
13 4 (7.02%) ISTQB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (1.75%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) SaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 3 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (3.51%) SAN
3 1 (1.75%) Firewall
3 1 (1.75%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.75%) FTP
3 1 (1.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.75%) Ingres
2 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (43.86%) Selenium
2 14 (24.56%) WebDriver
3 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.26%) AppScan
4 2 (3.51%) JIRA
4 2 (3.51%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.51%) Subversion
5 1 (1.75%) JProfiler
5 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.75%) Capybara
5 1 (1.75%) Introscope
5 1 (1.75%) Toad
5 1 (1.75%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 13 (22.81%) Telecoms
2 9 (15.79%) Finance
3 7 (12.28%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Project Manager
2 13 (22.81%) QA Engineer
2 13 (22.81%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 10 (17.54%) QA Leader
4 8 (14.04%) Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Software Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Tester
6 4 (7.02%) Test Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Test Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Test Leader
7 3 (5.26%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Software Tester
8 2 (3.51%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Developer Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Senior QA Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) .NET
2 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 3 (5.26%) Web Services
2 3 (5.26%) HTML
3 2 (3.51%) J2EE
3 2 (3.51%) Hibernate
3 2 (3.51%) Spring
3 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.75%) MDX
4 1 (1.75%) JDBC
4 1 (1.75%) JSP
4 1 (1.75%) ODBC
4 1 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.75%) EMV
2 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.75%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.75%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) UNIX
2 2 (3.51%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.82%) Scrum
1 17 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.56%) Project Management
3 13 (22.81%) PRINCE2
4 10 (17.54%) Manual Testing
5 8 (14.04%) Test Automation
6 7 (12.28%) Automated Testing
6 7 (12.28%) Code Coverage
7 6 (10.53%) Software Engineering
7 6 (10.53%) Software Testing
8 4 (7.02%) Web Development
8 4 (7.02%) Test Scripting
8 4 (7.02%) Automation Testing
8 4 (7.02%) Information Security
8 4 (7.02%) E-business
9 3 (5.26%) Risk Management
9 3 (5.26%) CRM
9 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce
9 3 (5.26%) Functional Testing
9 3 (5.26%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 22 (38.60%) Java
2 12 (21.05%) C#
3 7 (12.28%) SQL
4 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.26%) PHP
4 3 (5.26%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.75%) VB
5 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (24.56%) ISEB
2 13 (22.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 13 (22.81%) SC Cleared
2 13 (22.81%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) CISSP
3 4 (7.02%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.26%) ACCA
4 3 (5.26%) CIMA
4 3 (5.26%) GIAC
4 3 (5.26%) CSSLP
4 3 (5.26%) AAT
5 1 (1.75%) Degree
5 1 (1.75%) PMP
5 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.75%) nmon
Vendors
1 3 (5.26%) IBM
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.51%) Sun
2 2 (3.51%) HP
3 1 (1.75%) VMware
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