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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 43 47
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 24 23 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 4.68% 3.65% 3.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.76% 26.74% 25.64%
Number of salaries quoted 20 21 20
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 £37,500 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
101 86 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 19.69% 13.63% 13.81%
Number of salaries quoted 86 63 77
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £34,750 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

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 21 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Slough

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (45.45%) Selenium
2 24 (43.64%) Java
3 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (34.55%) Scrum
5 16 (29.09%) WebDriver
6 13 (23.64%) ISEB
7 10 (18.18%) C#
7 10 (18.18%) .NET
7 10 (18.18%) Code Coverage
8 9 (16.36%) Project Management
8 9 (16.36%) Telecoms
8 9 (16.36%) Finance
8 9 (16.36%) Manual Testing
9 8 (14.55%) SQL
9 8 (14.55%) PRINCE2
9 8 (14.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
9 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
10 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
11 6 (10.91%) Automated Testing
11 6 (10.91%) SaaS
12 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
12 5 (9.09%) PHP
12 5 (9.09%) CRM
12 5 (9.09%) E-Commerce
12 5 (9.09%) Legal
12 5 (9.09%) ISTQB
12 5 (9.09%) Test Automation
12 5 (9.09%) Functional Testing
13 4 (7.27%) HTML

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Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.82%) Apache
1 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.82%) Alfresco
1 1 (1.82%) Liferay
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.91%) SaaS
2 1 (1.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
1 3 (5.45%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (3.64%) SAN
3 1 (1.82%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.82%) FTP
3 1 (1.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (3.64%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.82%) Ingres
2 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (45.45%) Selenium
2 16 (29.09%) WebDriver
3 4 (7.27%) Cucumber
3 4 (7.27%) JIRA
4 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.45%) Subversion
4 3 (5.45%) AppScan
5 2 (3.64%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.64%) Hudson
5 2 (3.64%) Capybara
6 1 (1.82%) Gradle
6 1 (1.82%) JProfiler
6 1 (1.82%) Introscope
6 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.82%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.82%) Toad
6 1 (1.82%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (16.36%) Telecoms
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (1.82%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) QA Leader
2 11 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 9 (16.36%) Project Manager
4 8 (14.55%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 7 (12.73%) Analyst
6 6 (10.91%) Developer
7 5 (9.09%) Business Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Software Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Software Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Test Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Security Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Tester
9 3 (5.45%) Test Leader
9 3 (5.45%) Automation Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) Data Centre Specialist
10 2 (3.64%) Software Tester
10 2 (3.64%) Junior
10 2 (3.64%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.64%) Senior QA Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) .NET
2 4 (7.27%) HTML
3 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.45%) Web Services
4 2 (3.64%) J2EE
4 2 (3.64%) Symfony
4 2 (3.64%) Backbone.js
4 2 (3.64%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.64%) Spring
4 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.82%) MDX
5 1 (1.82%) Velocity
5 1 (1.82%) JSR 168
5 1 (1.82%) XML
5 1 (1.82%) XSLT
5 1 (1.82%) ODBC
5 1 (1.82%) XHTML
5 1 (1.82%) Middleware
5 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.82%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Open Source
1 3 (5.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.82%) EMV
2 1 (1.82%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.82%) Smart Meter
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 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (34.55%) Scrum
3 10 (18.18%) Code Coverage
4 9 (16.36%) Project Management
4 9 (16.36%) Manual Testing
5 8 (14.55%) PRINCE2
6 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
7 6 (10.91%) Automated Testing
8 5 (9.09%) CRM
8 5 (9.09%) E-Commerce
8 5 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 5 (9.09%) Functional Testing
9 4 (7.27%) OO
10 3 (5.45%) E-business
10 3 (5.45%) Risk Management
10 3 (5.45%) Information Security
10 3 (5.45%) Software Testing
10 3 (5.45%) Web Development
10 3 (5.45%) OWASP
11 2 (3.64%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (43.64%) Java
2 10 (18.18%) C#
3 8 (14.55%) SQL
4 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.09%) PHP
5 3 (5.45%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.64%) Python
7 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.82%) Ruby
7 1 (1.82%) Groovy
7 1 (1.82%) Scala
7 1 (1.82%) VB
7 1 (1.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) ISEB
2 8 (14.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
2 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.09%) ISTQB
4 4 (7.27%) ACCA
4 4 (7.27%) CIMA
4 4 (7.27%) AAT
5 3 (5.45%) CSSLP
5 3 (5.45%) GIAC
5 3 (5.45%) CISSP
6 1 (1.82%) PMP
6 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.82%) nmon
Vendors
1 3 (5.45%) IBM
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.64%) Sun
2 2 (3.64%) HP
2 2 (3.64%) Zend
3 1 (1.82%) VMware
3 1 (1.82%) GigaSpaces
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