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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 30 43
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 40 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 2.09% 6.31% 4.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.33% 30.77% 22.12%
Number of salaries quoted 8 37 19
Median salary £73,750 £50,000 £37,782
Median salary % change year-on-year
+47.50% +32.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £24,400 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £87,750 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,333 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.26%
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
73 130 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 16.94% 20.50% 20.31%
Number of salaries quoted 64 106 87
Median salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,600 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £81,500 £70,000 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
Salary Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Slough region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Slough

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Data Mining
3 6 (27.27%) Degree
3 6 (27.27%) SDLC
4 5 (22.73%) Translating Business Requirements
4 5 (22.73%) Workflow
4 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Oracle
5 4 (18.18%) SQL
5 4 (18.18%) Project Management
5 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 4 (18.18%) System Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Project Planning
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Java
6 3 (13.64%) .NET
6 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.64%) ITIL
6 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
6 3 (13.64%) Windows
6 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
6 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
7 2 (9.09%) People Management
7 2 (9.09%) Windows Server

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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:

Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (9.09%) MS Project
2 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) IPv4
1 2 (9.09%) IPv6
1 2 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) Data Mining
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
1 1 (4.55%) JMeter
1 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
1 1 (4.55%) LoadUI
1 1 (4.55%) Selenium
1 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
1 1 (4.55%) Subversion
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Business Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Senior Business Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Programme Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Application Development Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Development Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Business Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Development Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Lead Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Strategy Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) CSS
2 2 (9.09%) HTML
2 2 (9.09%) Middleware
2 2 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.55%) Classic ASP
3 1 (4.55%) Entity Framework
3 1 (4.55%) jQuery
3 1 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (4.55%) LINQ
3 1 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (4.55%) Velocity
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Contactless
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Solaris
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) SDLC
2 5 (22.73%) Translating Business Requirements
2 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (22.73%) Workflow
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Project Management
3 4 (18.18%) Project Planning
3 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
3 4 (18.18%) System Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL
4 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
4 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (9.09%) Demand Forecasting
5 2 (9.09%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.55%) C
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.55%) VB
4 1 (4.55%) VB6
4 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) PMI Certification
2 2 (9.09%) PMP
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) webMethods