Period
to 21 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 21 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 64 62
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 266 277 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.72% 4.26% 4.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.95% 30.54% 35.28%
Number of salaries quoted 190 236 210
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £32,450 £31,250 £26,125
90th Percentile £83,875 £71,625 £75,250
South East median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 761 907 737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.51% 13.94% 11.72%
Number of salaries quoted 525 694 543
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% -6.67%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £75,500
South East median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Berkshire

QA
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Berkshire.

Salary trend for QA in Berkshire

QA
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Berkshire

QA
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -13 84 £45,000 - 19
Maidenhead +38 43 £60,000 +33.33% 3
Slough +41 40 £55,000 +15.79% 1
Bracknell -10 30 £66,500 +10.83% 3
Newbury -19 13 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Ascot +5 12 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Windsor +28 6 £45,000 -29.96%
Wokingham +1 6 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Thatcham - 2 £35,000 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 163 (61.28%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (47.37%) Test Automation
3 87 (32.71%) SQL
4 71 (26.69%) Test Scripting
5 59 (22.18%) JIRA
6 58 (21.80%) JavaScript
7 55 (20.68%) Java
7 55 (20.68%) Selenium
8 54 (20.30%) Python
9 53 (19.92%) Scrum
10 52 (19.55%) Problem-Solving
11 50 (18.80%) BDD
12 46 (17.29%) DevOps
13 44 (16.54%) Microsoft
14 43 (16.17%) User Stories
15 42 (15.79%) TDD
16 41 (15.41%) SDLC
17 39 (14.66%) Relational Database
17 39 (14.66%) Cucumber
18 38 (14.29%) ISTQB
19 37 (13.91%) Git (software)
19 37 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
20 35 (13.16%) Degree
20 35 (13.16%) Oracle
20 35 (13.16%) Acceptance Criteria
21 34 (12.78%) HTML
22 33 (12.41%) REST
22 33 (12.41%) Manual Testing
23 32 (12.03%) CSS
24 31 (11.65%) ISEB

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 12 (4.51%) Confluence
2 8 (3.01%) Apache
2 8 (3.01%) CMS
3 6 (2.26%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.88%) Joomla!
5 3 (1.13%) Drupal
5 3 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.13%) SugarCRM
5 3 (1.13%) WordPress
6 2 (0.75%) IIS
6 2 (0.75%) Mule
6 2 (0.75%) Mule ESB
6 2 (0.75%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (6.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (3.38%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.38%) InVision
6 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.38%) Sketch
6 1 (0.38%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 7 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.75%) HFM
2 2 (0.75%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.14%) AWS
2 12 (4.51%) Azure
3 7 (2.63%) PaaS
4 6 (2.26%) Data Lake Analytics
4 6 (2.26%) Power Platform
4 6 (2.26%) Serverless
5 5 (1.88%) IaaS
5 5 (1.88%) SaaS
5 5 (1.88%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 5 (1.88%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.75%) GitHub
7 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.38%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.38%) Datadog
7 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.38%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.75%) 4G
2 1 (0.38%) DNS
2 1 (0.38%) Firewall
2 1 (0.38%) SMS
2 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.38%) VoIP
2 1 (0.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.66%) Relational Database
2 16 (6.02%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.64%) MySQL
4 8 (3.01%) DB2
5 7 (2.63%) Data Lake
6 6 (2.26%) Power BI
6 6 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.88%) Snowflake Schema
8 3 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.75%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.75%) Essbase
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.75%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.38%) Big Data
10 1 (0.38%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.38%) Riak
Development Applications
1 59 (22.18%) JIRA
2 55 (20.68%) Selenium
3 39 (14.66%) Cucumber
4 37 (13.91%) Git (software)
5 23 (8.65%) Jenkins
6 21 (7.89%) WebDriver
7 20 (7.52%) JMeter
8 19 (7.14%) Maven
8 19 (7.14%) TestRail
9 18 (6.77%) Appium
10 11 (4.14%) JUnit
10 11 (4.14%) SoapUI
11 10 (3.76%) Calabash
11 10 (3.76%) monkeyrunner
11 10 (3.76%) Robotium
12 9 (3.38%) TestNG
13 8 (3.01%) Visual Studio
13 8 (3.01%) Visual Studio Team System
14 6 (2.26%) HP UFT
14 6 (2.26%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (9.40%) Finance
2 15 (5.64%) Marketing
3 11 (4.14%) Retail
4 10 (3.76%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (3.38%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.88%) Legal
6 5 (1.88%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.50%) Banking
7 4 (1.50%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.75%) Back Office
8 2 (0.75%) Electronics
8 2 (0.75%) Local Government
9 1 (0.38%) Advertising
9 1 (0.38%) Automotive
9 1 (0.38%) Fire and Rescue
9 1 (0.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 48 (18.05%) QA Engineer
2 47 (17.67%) Developer
3 40 (15.04%) Analyst
4 29 (10.90%) Tester
5 25 (9.40%) Business Analyst
5 25 (9.40%) Test Engineer
6 19 (7.14%) QA Tester
7 14 (5.26%) Architect
7 14 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
7 14 (5.26%) UI Developer
8 12 (4.51%) Software Engineer
9 11 (4.14%) Automation Tester
9 11 (4.14%) QA Analyst
9 11 (4.14%) Senior QA Engineer
10 9 (3.38%) Junior
10 9 (3.38%) Project Manager
10 9 (3.38%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.01%) Lead Business Analyst
11 8 (3.01%) Senior Software Engineer
11 8 (3.01%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.78%) HTML
2 33 (12.41%) REST
3 32 (12.03%) CSS
4 28 (10.53%) .NET
5 26 (9.77%) SOAP
6 25 (9.40%) AngularJS
7 24 (9.02%) CSS3
8 23 (8.65%) HTML5
8 23 (8.65%) Web Services
9 21 (7.89%) Gherkin
9 21 (7.89%) JSON
10 19 (7.14%) jQuery
11 18 (6.77%) LESS
11 18 (6.77%) Sass
12 16 (6.02%) XML
13 14 (5.26%) DOM
14 13 (4.89%) Vue.js
15 9 (3.38%) Node.js
15 9 (3.38%) React
16 8 (3.01%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.65%) Mobile App
3 16 (6.02%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (5.64%) User Experience
5 10 (3.76%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (3.38%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.26%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.50%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.75%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.75%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.75%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.75%) Equities
9 2 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.75%) iPad
9 2 (0.75%) Life Science
9 2 (0.75%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.38%) Clustering
10 1 (0.38%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.52%) Windows
2 16 (6.02%) Linux
3 14 (5.26%) Android
3 14 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.13%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.13%) Unix
5 2 (0.75%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (61.28%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (47.37%) Test Automation
3 71 (26.69%) Test Scripting
4 53 (19.92%) Scrum
5 52 (19.55%) Problem-Solving
6 50 (18.80%) BDD
7 46 (17.29%) DevOps
8 43 (16.17%) User Stories
9 42 (15.79%) TDD
10 41 (15.41%) SDLC
11 35 (13.16%) Acceptance Criteria
12 33 (12.41%) Manual Testing
13 30 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (11.28%) Test Strategy
14 28 (10.53%) Project Management
15 27 (10.15%) Functional Testing
16 26 (9.77%) Software Engineering
16 26 (9.77%) Software Testing
17 23 (8.65%) API Testing
18 22 (8.27%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 87 (32.71%) SQL
2 58 (21.80%) JavaScript
3 55 (20.68%) Java
4 54 (20.30%) Python
5 28 (10.53%) C#
6 18 (6.77%) Ruby
7 17 (6.39%) PL/SQL
8 11 (4.14%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.01%) PowerShell
10 7 (2.63%) PHP
11 6 (2.26%) C++
12 5 (1.88%) Apex Code
12 5 (1.88%) SOQL
13 4 (1.50%) XPath
14 3 (1.13%) ES6
15 2 (0.75%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.75%) VB
16 1 (0.38%) Assembly Language
16 1 (0.38%) C
16 1 (0.38%) Go
Qualifications
1 38 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 35 (13.16%) Degree
3 31 (11.65%) ISEB
4 15 (5.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (4.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.50%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.50%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.75%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.26%) PMO
2 5 (1.88%) COBIT
3 4 (1.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (1.50%) GAMP
3 4 (1.50%) GxP
3 4 (1.50%) P3O
3 4 (1.50%) SLA
4 1 (0.38%) GDPR
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) NIST
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.38%) PSD2
System Software
1 4 (1.50%) Docker
2 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.50%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.75%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.38%) Ansible
3 1 (0.38%) Puppet
3 1 (0.38%) rkt
3 1 (0.38%) Terraform
3 1 (0.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 44 (16.54%) Microsoft
2 35 (13.16%) Oracle
3 14 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (3.01%) Sage
5 6 (2.26%) MuleSoft
6 5 (1.88%) Remedy
6 5 (1.88%) SAP
6 5 (1.88%) Zend
7 3 (1.13%) HP
7 3 (1.13%) hybris
7 3 (1.13%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.75%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.75%) Huawei
8 2 (0.75%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.75%) IBM
8 2 (0.75%) Informatica
8 2 (0.75%) Samsung
8 2 (0.75%) Sun
8 2 (0.75%) VMware
9 1 (0.38%) Adobe