The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Thames Valley region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 8 - 12
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 10.00% - 5.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% - 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
QA
South East

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 Thames Valley region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Thames Valley
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
2 0 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 10.00% - 28.95%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 9
Average salary - - £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Thames Valley region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

QA
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Thames Valley region.

QA Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

QA
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Thames Valley 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 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) JUnit
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) Python
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Spreadsheet
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Smart Meter
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Thames Valley 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Spreadsheet
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Quality Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) QA Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Field Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft