Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 67 46
Rank change year-on-year +12 -21 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 304 269 455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.64% 4.18% 5.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.54% 37.41% 32.34%
Number of salaries quoted 253 212 380
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £31,800 £26,275 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,250 £74,625 £72,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 964 719 1,407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.71% 11.17% 15.52%
Number of salaries quoted 713 529 1,097
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76% +11.70%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,650 £75,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +3.45%

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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

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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

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Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Berkshire over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Berkshire

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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 16 August 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 -4 95 £42,500 -5.56% 20
Bracknell +3 47 £60,000 +20.00% 10
Maidenhead -20 45 £45,000 -37.93% 2
Newbury +17 38 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Ascot 0 19 £45,000 -30.77%
Slough +10 14 £75,000 +50.00% 6
Wokingham -10 5 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Windsor -5 2 £64,250 +18.98%
Hungerford +6 1 £40,000 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 157 (51.64%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (29.61%) Test Automation
3 81 (26.64%) JavaScript
4 77 (25.33%) Java
5 70 (23.03%) HTML
6 67 (22.04%) Git (software)
7 64 (21.05%) Finance
8 63 (20.72%) CSS
9 58 (19.08%) User Experience
10 54 (17.76%) C#
10 54 (17.76%) Scrum
11 47 (15.46%) DevOps
12 45 (14.80%) SQL
13 44 (14.47%) AngularJS
14 43 (14.14%) REST
15 41 (13.49%) Windows
15 41 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
16 40 (13.16%) Front End Development
17 39 (12.83%) SDLC
17 39 (12.83%) Software Testing
17 39 (12.83%) CSS3
17 39 (12.83%) HTML5
18 38 (12.50%) Open Source
19 37 (12.17%) Continuous Integration
20 36 (11.84%) Linux
21 35 (11.51%) .NET
22 34 (11.18%) Degree
23 32 (10.53%) Selenium
23 32 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
23 32 (10.53%) Microsoft

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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 11 (3.62%) CMS
2 7 (2.30%) Confluence
3 5 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.32%) WordPress
5 3 (0.99%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.99%) TPMS
6 2 (0.66%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.33%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.33%) IIS
7 1 (0.33%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (3.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.99%) SAP HCM
2 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.66%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.33%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.24%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.63%) SaaS
3 8 (2.63%) Serverless
4 6 (1.97%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (1.32%) npm
5 4 (1.32%) NuGet
6 3 (0.99%) Azure Functions
6 3 (0.99%) IaaS
6 3 (0.99%) iPaaS
6 3 (0.99%) Office 365
6 3 (0.99%) PaaS
6 3 (0.99%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.66%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.33%) Mailgun
8 1 (0.33%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.66%) DHCP
1 2 (0.66%) DNS
1 2 (0.66%) HTTP
2 1 (0.33%) Firewall
2 1 (0.33%) FTP
2 1 (0.33%) Internet
2 1 (0.33%) Intranet
2 1 (0.33%) SMTP
2 1 (0.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.57%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (4.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (3.29%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.96%) QlikView
6 9 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.63%) Big Data
7 8 (2.63%) NoSQL
8 7 (2.30%) SQLite
9 5 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.64%) Power BI
9 5 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.99%) MySQL
11 2 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.33%) Informix
12 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 67 (22.04%) Git (software)
2 32 (10.53%) Selenium
3 31 (10.20%) Subversion
4 21 (6.91%) Eclipse
4 21 (6.91%) Maven
5 20 (6.58%) JIRA
6 18 (5.92%) Gradle
6 18 (5.92%) IntelliJ
6 18 (5.92%) Jenkins
7 16 (5.26%) WebDriver
8 13 (4.28%) Cucumber
9 12 (3.95%) git-flow
10 9 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (2.30%) Artifactory
12 6 (1.97%) gulp
13 5 (1.64%) Mercurial
14 4 (1.32%) NeoLoad
14 4 (1.32%) Visual Studio
15 3 (0.99%) Appium
15 3 (0.99%) SpecFlow
General
1 64 (21.05%) Finance
2 19 (6.25%) Marketing
3 15 (4.93%) Retail
4 8 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.97%) Automotive
6 4 (1.32%) Electronics
6 4 (1.32%) Law
7 3 (0.99%) Publishing
8 2 (0.66%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Banking
9 1 (0.33%) French Language
9 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.33%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Local Government
9 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 95 (31.25%) Developer
2 50 (16.45%) QA Engineer
3 46 (15.13%) Analyst
4 32 (10.53%) Test Analyst
5 28 (9.21%) UI Developer
6 25 (8.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 21 (6.91%) Senior Developer
8 19 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
8 19 (6.25%) Java Developer
8 19 (6.25%) QA Automation Engineer
8 19 (6.25%) Tester
9 18 (5.92%) Automation Tester
10 17 (5.59%) QA Analyst
10 17 (5.59%) QA Tester
11 16 (5.26%) QA Automation Tester
11 16 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
12 15 (4.93%) QA Test Analyst
12 15 (4.93%) Senior QA Engineer
13 14 (4.61%) C Developer
13 14 (4.61%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (23.03%) HTML
2 63 (20.72%) CSS
3 44 (14.47%) AngularJS
4 43 (14.14%) REST
5 39 (12.83%) CSS3
5 39 (12.83%) HTML5
6 35 (11.51%) .NET
7 29 (9.54%) JSON
7 29 (9.54%) React
8 20 (6.58%) Sass
9 17 (5.59%) LESS
10 16 (5.26%) DOM
10 16 (5.26%) jQuery
11 13 (4.28%) Vue.js
12 12 (3.95%) KnockoutJS
12 12 (3.95%) XML
13 11 (3.62%) Backbone.js
13 11 (3.62%) Django
14 10 (3.29%) Web Services
15 9 (2.96%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 58 (19.08%) User Experience
2 27 (8.88%) Fintech
3 22 (7.24%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (5.26%) Computer Science
6 14 (4.61%) Mobile App
7 10 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.32%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.99%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.99%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.66%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.66%) PMI
12 2 (0.66%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.33%) Analytical Mindset
13 1 (0.33%) Device Driver
13 1 (0.33%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.33%) Security Operations Centre
13 1 (0.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 41 (13.49%) Windows
2 36 (11.84%) Linux
3 13 (4.28%) Unix
4 10 (3.29%) Android
5 5 (1.64%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.32%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.99%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.66%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (51.64%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (29.61%) Test Automation
3 54 (17.76%) Scrum
4 47 (15.46%) DevOps
5 41 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
6 40 (13.16%) Front End Development
7 39 (12.83%) SDLC
7 39 (12.83%) Software Testing
8 38 (12.50%) Open Source
9 37 (12.17%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
11 28 (9.21%) Web Development
12 26 (8.55%) BDD
12 26 (8.55%) Mentoring
12 26 (8.55%) Software Engineering
13 25 (8.22%) Project Management
13 25 (8.22%) TDD
14 24 (7.89%) Manual Testing
14 24 (7.89%) Responsive Web Design
14 24 (7.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 81 (26.64%) JavaScript
2 77 (25.33%) Java
3 54 (17.76%) C#
4 45 (14.80%) SQL
5 22 (7.24%) Python
6 14 (4.61%) C
6 14 (4.61%) C++
7 11 (3.62%) T-SQL
8 7 (2.30%) Kotlin
8 7 (2.30%) PHP
9 3 (0.99%) R
9 3 (0.99%) Ruby
10 2 (0.66%) Java 8
10 2 (0.66%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.66%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.33%) Perl
11 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (11.18%) Degree
2 28 (9.21%) ISTQB
3 23 (7.57%) ISEB
4 16 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.32%) Master's Degree
6 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.99%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.99%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.66%) PMP
8 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.33%) APMP
9 1 (0.33%) CISSP
9 1 (0.33%) HNC
9 1 (0.33%) HND
9 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (0.99%) PMO
2 2 (0.66%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.66%) GDPR
2 2 (0.66%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.66%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.66%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) GPG13
3 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.33%) PMBOK
System Software
1 9 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.99%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.99%) Firmware
3 2 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.64%) Grafana
1 5 (1.64%) Graphite
1 5 (1.64%) Graylog
1 5 (1.64%) Icinga
2 2 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.33%) Ansible
3 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.92%) VMware
3 12 (3.95%) Capita
4 10 (3.29%) Cadence
5 9 (2.96%) Oracle
6 7 (2.30%) SAP
7 6 (1.97%) Adobe
7 6 (1.97%) Optimizely
8 4 (1.32%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.99%) Google
9 3 (0.99%) HP
9 3 (0.99%) Remedy
10 2 (0.66%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.66%) IBM
10 2 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.33%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.33%) Sage
11 1 (0.33%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.33%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.33%) Tableau