The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire / Slough
Rank 34 49 46
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 26 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 3.07% 4.00% 4.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.57% 24.07% 35.53%
Number of salaries quoted 8 25 24
Median salary £27,000 £60,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-55.00% +39.53%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
46 108 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 15.70% 16.62% 11.50%
Number of salaries quoted 34 92 69
Median salary £45,000 £55,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

The demand trend of job ads across the Slough region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Slough region with a requirement for QA.

1 10 (62.50%) HTML
1 10 (62.50%) CSS
2 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) Degree
3 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (50.00%) SQL
3 8 (50.00%) Android
3 8 (50.00%) Apple iOS
4 7 (43.75%) System Testing
4 7 (43.75%) Mobile App
4 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
4 7 (43.75%) XML
4 7 (43.75%) Middleware
4 7 (43.75%) Windows
4 7 (43.75%) ERP
4 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (18.75%) B2B
6 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
6 3 (18.75%) jQuery
6 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
6 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 3 (18.75%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 3 (18.75%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
6 3 (18.75%) Resource Allocation
6 3 (18.75%) User Experience
6 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Applications Support
2 3 (18.75%) Programme Manager
2 3 (18.75%) QA Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Functional Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Junior
3 2 (12.50%) Junior Manual Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Junior QA Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Junior Software Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Junior Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Manual Tester
3 2 (12.50%) QA Manual Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Software QA Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Software Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Web Tester
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) CSS
1 10 (62.50%) HTML
2 7 (43.75%) Middleware
2 7 (43.75%) XML
3 3 (18.75%) jQuery
4 2 (12.50%) .NET
4 2 (12.50%) Ajax
4 2 (12.50%) CSS3
4 2 (12.50%) HTML5
4 2 (12.50%) XHTML
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
5 1 (6.25%) Classic ASP
5 1 (6.25%) Entity Framework
5 1 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (6.25%) LINQ
5 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Mobile App
2 3 (18.75%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Android
1 8 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ERP
1 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
1 7 (43.75%) System Testing
2 3 (18.75%) B2B
2 3 (18.75%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 3 (18.75%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
2 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
2 3 (18.75%) Resource Allocation
2 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
2 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
3 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
4 1 (6.25%) IT Audit
4 1 (6.25%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) SOLID
4 1 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.25%) VB
4 1 (6.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
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