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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 59 53
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 24 13 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 4.03% 2.13% 2.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.00% 15.48% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 24 9 10
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +52.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £27,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £60,000 £69,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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 84 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 13.42% 13.75% 10.27%
Number of salaries quoted 73 74 48
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £29,000 £28,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £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

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 5 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Slough

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 20 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.25%) Selenium
2 15 (31.25%) WebDriver
3 11 (22.92%) Java
3 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
4 10 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
4 10 (20.83%) SaaS
5 8 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (16.67%) TDD
5 8 (16.67%) MDX
5 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
6 6 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 6 (12.50%) Ruby
6 6 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 6 (12.50%) ISEB
7 5 (10.42%) SQL
7 5 (10.42%) Test Scripting
7 5 (10.42%) ISTQB
8 4 (8.33%) Logistics
8 4 (8.33%) ACCA
8 4 (8.33%) Code Coverage
8 4 (8.33%) CIMA
8 4 (8.33%) Finance
8 4 (8.33%) Scrum
8 4 (8.33%) JavaScript

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Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (4.17%) Node.js
2 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) LAN
1 2 (4.17%) WAN
2 1 (2.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (6.25%) Data Mining
4 2 (4.17%) MySQL
4 2 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (31.25%) Selenium
1 15 (31.25%) WebDriver
2 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (8.33%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) French Language
Job Titles
1 25 (52.08%) Analyst
2 12 (25.00%) Tester
3 11 (22.92%) Senior Analyst
3 11 (22.92%) QA Tester
4 10 (20.83%) Report Analyst
5 8 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 7 (14.58%) Senior Reporting Analyst
6 7 (14.58%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
7 6 (12.50%) Test Analyst
7 6 (12.50%) Developer
7 6 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
8 5 (10.42%) Business Analyst
9 3 (6.25%) Lead Analyst Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Lead Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Junior
9 3 (6.25%) QA Analyst
9 3 (6.25%) QA Engineer
9 3 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
10 2 (4.17%) Front-End Developer
10 2 (4.17%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) MDX
2 2 (4.17%) Symfony
2 2 (4.17%) HTML
2 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.17%) Web Services
2 2 (4.17%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) J2EE
2 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (2.08%) HTML5
3 1 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.08%) XML
3 1 (2.08%) JMS
3 1 (2.08%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.08%) Middleware
3 1 (2.08%) Ajax
3 1 (2.08%) WCF
3 1 (2.08%) WPF
3 1 (2.08%) jQuery
3 1 (2.08%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.17%) Open Source
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) UNIX
2 2 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (16.67%) TDD
3 6 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 6 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 5 (10.42%) Test Scripting
5 4 (8.33%) Logistics
5 4 (8.33%) Code Coverage
5 4 (8.33%) Scrum
5 4 (8.33%) OO
5 4 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 3 (6.25%) Functional Testing
6 3 (6.25%) ITIL
6 3 (6.25%) ETL
6 3 (6.25%) Migration
6 3 (6.25%) Regression Testing
6 3 (6.25%) Integration Testing
6 3 (6.25%) Test Management
6 3 (6.25%) V-Model
6 3 (6.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) Java
2 6 (12.50%) Ruby
3 5 (10.42%) SQL
4 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.17%) PHP
6 1 (2.08%) C#
6 1 (2.08%) VBScript
6 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) ISEB
2 5 (10.42%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.33%) ACCA
3 4 (8.33%) CIMA
4 3 (6.25%) AAT
4 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.25%) ICAEW
5 2 (4.17%) Degree
5 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (4.17%) vSphere
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) Zend
2 2 (4.17%) VMware
2 2 (4.17%) Progress
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (2.08%) Sun
3 1 (2.08%) HP
3 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com