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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 50 44
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 24 15 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 4.86% 2.51% 4.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.67% 18.29% 28.05%
Number of salaries quoted 20 13 22
Average salary £37,782 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.43% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £33,500 £32,500
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
90 82 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 18.22% 13.71% 14.75%
Number of salaries quoted 78 56 80
Average salary £43,500 £40,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £31,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,250 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 18 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Slough

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 18 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 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (43.64%) Java
2 24 (43.64%) Selenium
3 18 (32.73%) Scrum
4 17 (30.91%) WebDriver
5 13 (23.64%) ISEB
6 10 (18.18%) Code Coverage
6 10 (18.18%) SQL
7 8 (14.55%) Finance
7 8 (14.55%) Telecoms
7 8 (14.55%) Project Management
7 8 (14.55%) C#
7 8 (14.55%) .NET
7 8 (14.55%) Manual Testing
8 7 (12.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
8 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
8 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
8 7 (12.73%) ISTQB
8 7 (12.73%) SaaS
8 7 (12.73%) PRINCE2
9 6 (10.91%) E-Commerce
9 6 (10.91%) Automated Testing
9 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (9.09%) JIRA
10 5 (9.09%) Cucumber
10 5 (9.09%) Functional Testing
10 5 (9.09%) CRM
10 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
10 5 (9.09%) PHP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 (1.82%) Alfresco
1 1 (1.82%) Liferay
1 1 (1.82%) Apache
1 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.73%) SaaS
2 1 (1.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.64%) SAN
3 1 (1.82%) FTP
3 1 (1.82%) HTTP
3 1 (1.82%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (3.64%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.82%) Ingres
2 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (43.64%) Selenium
2 17 (30.91%) WebDriver
3 5 (9.09%) JIRA
3 5 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.27%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.45%) Capybara
5 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.45%) Subversion
5 3 (5.45%) AppScan
6 2 (3.64%) Hudson
7 1 (1.82%) Gradle
7 1 (1.82%) JProfiler
7 1 (1.82%) Introscope
7 1 (1.82%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.82%) Toad
7 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.82%) IntelliJ
General
1 8 (14.55%) Finance
1 8 (14.55%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.27%) Legal
3 1 (1.82%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (21.82%) QA Leader
2 10 (18.18%) QA Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Analyst
3 8 (14.55%) Project Manager
4 7 (12.73%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 6 (10.91%) Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Tester
7 4 (7.27%) Software Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Software Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Test Leader
8 3 (5.45%) Security Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Junior
9 2 (3.64%) QA Manager
9 2 (3.64%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Software Tester
9 2 (3.64%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Data Centre Specialist
9 2 (3.64%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) .NET
2 4 (7.27%) HTML
3 3 (5.45%) Web Services
3 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.64%) J2EE
4 2 (3.64%) Spring
4 2 (3.64%) Backbone.js
4 2 (3.64%) Symfony
4 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.64%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.82%) MDX
5 1 (1.82%) Velocity
5 1 (1.82%) JSR 168
5 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.82%) Middleware
5 1 (1.82%) XHTML
5 1 (1.82%) XML
5 1 (1.82%) XSLT
5 1 (1.82%) ODBC
5 1 (1.82%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Open Source
2 3 (5.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.82%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.82%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.82%) EPoS
3 1 (1.82%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Linux
2 3 (5.45%) Windows
3 2 (3.64%) Solaris
3 2 (3.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.73%) Scrum
3 10 (18.18%) Code Coverage
4 8 (14.55%) Project Management
4 8 (14.55%) Manual Testing
5 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
5 7 (12.73%) PRINCE2
6 6 (10.91%) E-Commerce
6 6 (10.91%) Automated Testing
7 5 (9.09%) Functional Testing
7 5 (9.09%) CRM
8 4 (7.27%) OO
8 4 (7.27%) Test Automation
9 3 (5.45%) Web Development
9 3 (5.45%) OWASP
9 3 (5.45%) Test Scripting
9 3 (5.45%) Information Security
9 3 (5.45%) E-business
9 3 (5.45%) Workflow
9 3 (5.45%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (43.64%) Java
2 10 (18.18%) SQL
3 8 (14.55%) C#
4 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.09%) PHP
5 3 (5.45%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.64%) Python
6 2 (3.64%) Ruby
7 1 (1.82%) Groovy
7 1 (1.82%) Scala
7 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.82%) C++
7 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) ISEB
2 7 (12.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
2 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.73%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.27%) ACCA
3 4 (7.27%) CIMA
3 4 (7.27%) AAT
4 3 (5.45%) CSSLP
4 3 (5.45%) GIAC
4 3 (5.45%) CISSP
5 1 (1.82%) Degree
5 1 (1.82%) PMP
5 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.82%) nmon
Vendors
1 3 (5.45%) IBM
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.64%) Sun
2 2 (3.64%) HP
2 2 (3.64%) Zend
3 1 (1.82%) GigaSpaces
3 1 (1.82%) VMware
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough
Blue Town Online
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 27 days ago
Slough
Blue Town Online
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 27 days ago