Period
to 23 May 2018

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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 65 54
Rank change year-on-year +20 -11 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 361 285 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.22% 4.28% 4.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.28% 37.25% 29.77%
Number of salaries quoted 327 229 362
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,150 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £71,500 £73,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% -7.78% -

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 995 765 1,431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.40% 11.48% 14.87%
Number of salaries quoted 759 581 1,184
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,700 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £75,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +2.27%

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 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 2018. 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 +9 123 £42,500 -15.00% 37
Maidenhead -1 52 £37,500 -44.44% 6
Bracknell +11 50 £52,500 +10.53% 7
Newbury 0 30 £50,000 +42.86% 6
Ascot -7 24 £45,000 -30.77% 2
Slough +15 21 £50,000 +85.19% 3
Wokingham -5 6 £46,250 +22.17% 3
Hungerford -9 1 £40,000 +22.14% 3
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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.

1 183 (50.69%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (32.13%) Test Automation
3 83 (22.99%) Java
4 74 (20.50%) HTML
4 74 (20.50%) Finance
5 73 (20.22%) SDLC
6 72 (19.94%) JavaScript
7 70 (19.39%) CSS
8 68 (18.84%) SQL
9 67 (18.56%) C#
10 64 (17.73%) Windows
11 56 (15.51%) Scrum
11 56 (15.51%) DevOps
12 54 (14.96%) Git (software)
13 53 (14.68%) Software Testing
13 53 (14.68%) Linux
14 50 (13.85%) Selenium
15 49 (13.57%) User Experience
16 48 (13.30%) Degree
17 43 (11.91%) ISTQB
17 43 (11.91%) .NET
17 43 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
18 42 (11.63%) Project Management
18 42 (11.63%) Microsoft
19 41 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
20 39 (10.80%) SQL Server
21 37 (10.25%) Test Scripting
22 36 (9.97%) JSON
22 36 (9.97%) AngularJS
23 34 (9.42%) Continuous Delivery

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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 13 (3.60%) CMS
2 6 (1.66%) Apache
2 6 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.39%) Confluence
3 5 (1.39%) WordPress
4 4 (1.11%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.83%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.83%) TPMS
6 2 (0.55%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.55%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.55%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.55%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (0.28%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (4.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.11%) SAP HCM
2 3 (0.83%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 34 (9.42%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (5.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.88%) SaaS
4 9 (2.49%) npm
4 9 (2.49%) NuGet
5 7 (1.94%) Adobe Analytics
6 6 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.11%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.83%) IaaS
8 3 (0.83%) Office 365
8 3 (0.83%) PaaS
9 2 (0.55%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.55%) Slack
10 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.28%) Datadog
10 1 (0.28%) GitHub
10 1 (0.28%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.28%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.39%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.83%) Internet
3 2 (0.55%) DHCP
3 2 (0.55%) DNS
3 2 (0.55%) FTP
3 2 (0.55%) HTTP
3 2 (0.55%) SMTP
3 2 (0.55%) SSH
4 1 (0.28%) Firewall
4 1 (0.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.80%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.09%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (6.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (5.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (3.32%) NoSQL
5 11 (3.05%) MySQL
5 11 (3.05%) Power BI
5 11 (3.05%) QlikView
5 11 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (2.49%) SQLite
7 8 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.66%) Big Data
8 6 (1.66%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.39%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.55%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 54 (14.96%) Git (software)
2 50 (13.85%) Selenium
3 26 (7.20%) WebDriver
4 24 (6.65%) JIRA
5 16 (4.43%) Cucumber
5 16 (4.43%) Subversion
6 13 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (3.32%) Eclipse
8 11 (3.05%) gulp
8 11 (3.05%) Jenkins
8 11 (3.05%) Maven
9 10 (2.77%) git-flow
9 10 (2.77%) Gradle
9 10 (2.77%) SoapUI
10 9 (2.49%) Artifactory
10 9 (2.49%) IntelliJ
11 8 (2.22%) HP UFT
12 7 (1.94%) SpecFlow
13 5 (1.39%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.83%) FitNesse
General
1 74 (20.50%) Finance
2 19 (5.26%) Retail
3 12 (3.32%) Marketing
4 8 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.39%) Automotive
7 4 (1.11%) Electronics
7 4 (1.11%) Law
8 3 (0.83%) Arabic Language
9 2 (0.55%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) Advertising
10 1 (0.28%) Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Billing
10 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.28%) Legal
10 1 (0.28%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 103 (28.53%) Developer
2 71 (19.67%) Analyst
3 61 (16.90%) QA Engineer
4 43 (11.91%) Test Analyst
5 35 (9.70%) QA Analyst
6 32 (8.86%) Test Engineer
7 28 (7.76%) QA Automation Engineer
7 28 (7.76%) QA Test Analyst
7 28 (7.76%) Senior Developer
8 27 (7.48%) QA Test Engineer
9 23 (6.37%) Test Automation Engineer
10 22 (6.09%) UI Developer
11 19 (5.26%) Business Analyst
11 19 (5.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 19 (5.26%) Tester
12 18 (4.99%) DevOps Engineer
13 17 (4.71%) Full Stack Developer
14 16 (4.43%) Automation Test Analyst
14 16 (4.43%) Java Developer
15 15 (4.16%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (20.50%) HTML
2 70 (19.39%) CSS
3 43 (11.91%) .NET
4 36 (9.97%) AngularJS
4 36 (9.97%) JSON
5 33 (9.14%) REST
6 31 (8.59%) CSS3
6 31 (8.59%) HTML5
7 25 (6.93%) jQuery
8 21 (5.82%) React
8 21 (5.82%) Web Services
9 18 (4.99%) Sass
10 17 (4.71%) DOM
11 16 (4.43%) Vue (Vue.js)
11 16 (4.43%) XML
12 15 (4.16%) LESS
13 14 (3.88%) ASP.NET
13 14 (3.88%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (3.60%) KnockoutJS
15 12 (3.32%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 49 (13.57%) User Experience
2 24 (6.65%) Fintech
3 22 (6.09%) Computer Science
4 19 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 14 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.77%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.66%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.39%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.83%) Mobile Computing
12 3 (0.83%) Smart Meter
13 2 (0.55%) Life Science
14 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
14 1 (0.28%) Device Driver
14 1 (0.28%) Mainframe
14 1 (0.28%) Smartphone
14 1 (0.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 64 (17.73%) Windows
2 53 (14.68%) Linux
3 26 (7.20%) Unix
4 18 (4.99%) Android
5 14 (3.88%) Windows Server
6 9 (2.49%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.11%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.83%) CentOS
8 3 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (50.69%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (32.13%) Test Automation
3 73 (20.22%) SDLC
4 56 (15.51%) DevOps
4 56 (15.51%) Scrum
5 53 (14.68%) Software Testing
6 43 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
7 42 (11.63%) Project Management
8 41 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (10.25%) Test Scripting
10 34 (9.42%) Continuous Delivery
11 33 (9.14%) BDD
12 32 (8.86%) Front End Development
13 31 (8.59%) Mentoring
13 31 (8.59%) Open Source
13 31 (8.59%) TDD
14 30 (8.31%) Software Engineering
14 30 (8.31%) User Acceptance Testing
14 30 (8.31%) Web Development
15 29 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (22.99%) Java
2 72 (19.94%) JavaScript
3 68 (18.84%) SQL
4 67 (18.56%) C#
5 27 (7.48%) Python
6 20 (5.54%) T-SQL
7 19 (5.26%) C++
8 17 (4.71%) C
9 10 (2.77%) PHP
10 9 (2.49%) Kotlin
11 8 (2.22%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.66%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.83%) R
13 3 (0.83%) Ruby
14 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.28%) Groovy
15 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.28%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (13.30%) Degree
2 43 (11.91%) ISTQB
3 32 (8.86%) ISEB
4 21 (5.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.39%) Master's Degree
7 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.83%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.55%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.55%) PMP
10 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.16%) PMO
2 6 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.83%) GDPR
3 3 (0.83%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.83%) PSD2
4 2 (0.55%) COBIT
4 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.39%) Docker
3 4 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.83%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.83%) Firmware
5 1 (0.28%) KVM
5 1 (0.28%) Postfix
5 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (1.39%) HP ALM
2 4 (1.11%) Grafana
2 4 (1.11%) Graphite
2 4 (1.11%) Graylog
2 4 (1.11%) Icinga
3 3 (0.83%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.83%) Marathon
3 3 (0.83%) Mesos
4 2 (0.55%) Ansible
4 2 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.55%) Kibana
4 2 (0.55%) Puppet
5 1 (0.28%) MOM
5 1 (0.28%) Nagios
5 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.28%) Terraform
5 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 42 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.31%) VMware
3 15 (4.16%) Oracle
4 13 (3.60%) Capita
5 11 (3.05%) HP
6 9 (2.49%) Google
7 8 (2.22%) Cadence
7 8 (2.22%) SAP
8 7 (1.94%) Adobe
8 7 (1.94%) Optimizely
9 5 (1.39%) Monetate
9 5 (1.39%) Tealium
10 4 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.83%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.83%) Remedy
12 1 (0.28%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.28%) Sun