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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 44 38
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 20 20 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 3.74% 3.31% 5.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.32% 22.47% 28.72%
Number of salaries quoted 19 17 26
Average salary £37,000 £50,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.00% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £34,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £56,600 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.89%
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
79 89 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 14.77% 14.71% 18.50%
Number of salaries quoted 74 61 93
Average salary £42,000 £41,501 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.20% -12.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 22 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Slough

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 27 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (50.00%) Java
3 21 (43.75%) Selenium
4 18 (37.50%) WebDriver
5 14 (29.17%) Scrum
6 11 (22.92%) Code Coverage
7 9 (18.75%) Finance
7 9 (18.75%) ISEB
8 8 (16.67%) SQL
8 8 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 8 (16.67%) SaaS
9 7 (14.58%) CIMA
9 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
9 7 (14.58%) ACCA
10 6 (12.50%) PHP
10 6 (12.50%) .NET
10 6 (12.50%) OO
10 6 (12.50%) CRM
10 6 (12.50%) ISTQB
10 6 (12.50%) AAT
10 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (10.42%) Manual Testing
11 5 (10.42%) JIRA
11 5 (10.42%) E-Commerce
11 5 (10.42%) C#
11 5 (10.42%) HTML
12 4 (8.33%) Linux
12 4 (8.33%) Web Services
12 4 (8.33%) Automated Testing
12 4 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (2.08%) Node.js
1 1 (2.08%) Alfresco
1 1 (2.08%) Liferay
1 1 (2.08%) Apache
1 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) SaaS
2 1 (2.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.08%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 21 (43.75%) Selenium
2 18 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 5 (10.42%) JIRA
4 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.25%) Subversion
5 3 (6.25%) AppScan
6 2 (4.17%) Capybara
6 2 (4.17%) Hudson
7 1 (2.08%) Gradle
7 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.08%) IntelliJ
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (2.08%) Games
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Analyst
1 10 (20.83%) QA Leader
2 8 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 7 (14.58%) Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Tester
4 6 (12.50%) QA Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.33%) QA Tester
5 4 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Junior
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior QA Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) QA Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Data Centre Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) .NET
2 5 (10.42%) HTML
3 4 (8.33%) Web Services
4 3 (6.25%) AngularJS
4 3 (6.25%) Symfony
4 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.17%) J2EE
5 2 (4.17%) Spring
5 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.17%) Backbone.js
6 1 (2.08%) HTML5
6 1 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (2.08%) MDX
6 1 (2.08%) jQuery
6 1 (2.08%) Velocity
6 1 (2.08%) JSR 168
6 1 (2.08%) Ext JS
6 1 (2.08%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.08%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.25%) Open Source
3 3 (6.25%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.08%) EPoS
4 1 (2.08%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.08%) Android
2 1 (2.08%) UNIX
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.17%) Scrum
3 11 (22.92%) Code Coverage
4 8 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 6 (12.50%) OO
5 6 (12.50%) CRM
6 5 (10.42%) Manual Testing
6 5 (10.42%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.33%) Automated Testing
7 4 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 3 (6.25%) BDD
8 3 (6.25%) Web Development
8 3 (6.25%) Release Management
8 3 (6.25%) Test Scripting
8 3 (6.25%) OWASP
8 3 (6.25%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.25%) Risk Management
8 3 (6.25%) Information Security
8 3 (6.25%) TDD
8 3 (6.25%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 24 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (16.67%) SQL
3 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
4 6 (12.50%) PHP
5 5 (10.42%) C#
6 3 (6.25%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.17%) Python
7 2 (4.17%) Ruby
8 1 (2.08%) Groovy
8 1 (2.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) ISEB
2 7 (14.58%) CIMA
2 7 (14.58%) ACCA
3 6 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 6 (12.50%) AAT
4 3 (6.25%) CSSLP
4 3 (6.25%) GIAC
4 3 (6.25%) CISSP
5 2 (4.17%) ICAEW
6 1 (2.08%) Degree
6 1 (2.08%) PMP
6 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) Zend
1 3 (6.25%) IBM
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.08%) GigaSpaces
2 1 (2.08%) VMware
2 1 (2.08%) Sun
2 1 (2.08%) HP
2 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
Slough
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Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago