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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 47 49 47
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2  
Permanent jobs citing QA 173 230 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.12% 4.65% 5.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.72% 29.26% 34.62%
Number of salaries quoted 128 191 235
Median salary £43,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.44% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £16,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 405 786 832
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 11.99% 15.90% 15.45%
Number of salaries quoted 307 666 607
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,423 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +43 66 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Bracknell +5 14 £42,500 -15.00%
Windsor - 13 £43,000 -
Ascot - 12 £65,000 -
Hungerford 0 11 £30,000 -25.00%
Newbury -20 10 £35,000 +2.94%
Slough +9 9 £27,000 -55.00%
Maidenhead -8 9 £53,000 +11.57% 7
Wokingham 0 4 £29,929 -42.99% 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 152 (50.67%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (29.33%) Degree
3 73 (24.33%) Linux
4 70 (23.33%) Finance
5 69 (23.00%) Selenium
6 68 (22.67%) Scrum
7 66 (22.00%) Java
8 64 (21.33%) SQL
9 60 (20.00%) Test Scripting
10 56 (18.67%) HTML
11 53 (17.67%) Python
12 52 (17.33%) Microsoft
13 51 (17.00%) SDLC
14 50 (16.67%) C#
14 50 (16.67%) Automated Testing
15 46 (15.33%) JavaScript
15 46 (15.33%) CSS
16 45 (15.00%) .NET
17 44 (14.67%) Software Testing
18 42 (14.00%) Regression Testing
18 42 (14.00%) Web Services
19 41 (13.67%) Software Engineering
20 40 (13.33%) SQL Server
21 39 (13.00%) Unit Testing
22 37 (12.33%) HTML5
23 36 (12.00%) Banking
23 36 (12.00%) WebDriver
24 35 (11.67%) Oracle
25 34 (11.33%) TDD
26 33 (11.00%) Test Automation

QA
Top Related 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 18 (6.00%) nginx
2 13 (4.33%) uWSGI
3 9 (3.00%) CMS
3 9 (3.00%) Confluence
4 8 (2.67%) WordPress
5 7 (2.33%) Apache Spark
5 7 (2.33%) EPiServer
6 5 (1.67%) Apache
6 5 (1.67%) IIS
7 4 (1.33%) Drupal
7 4 (1.33%) Eucalyptus
8 2 (0.67%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.33%) DNN
9 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.67%) Photoshop
3 7 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.67%) MS Office
5 4 (1.33%) Acrobat
5 4 (1.33%) FrameMaker
5 4 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.33%) Snagit
5 4 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.67%) Magento
2 3 (1.00%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.00%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.00%) SAP FSCM
2 3 (1.00%) SAP MM
2 3 (1.00%) SAP PP
2 3 (1.00%) SAP PS
2 3 (1.00%) SAP SD
2 3 (1.00%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (9.67%) SaaS
2 20 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.33%) IaaS
5 4 (1.33%) PaaS
6 3 (1.00%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.67%) Office 365
7 2 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.33%) Route 53
8 1 (0.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 11 (3.67%) Wireless
3 7 (2.33%) Firewall
4 6 (2.00%) HTTP
4 6 (2.00%) Internet
4 6 (2.00%) SMTP
5 3 (1.00%) Network Security
6 2 (0.67%) VPN
7 1 (0.33%) GSM
7 1 (0.33%) HSPA
7 1 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.33%) LAN
7 1 (0.33%) LDAP
7 1 (0.33%) LTE
7 1 (0.33%) VLAN
7 1 (0.33%) WAN
7 1 (0.33%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.33%) Big Data
3 16 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (4.67%) Hadoop
5 13 (4.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (4.33%) MySQL
6 9 (3.00%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.00%) Data Mining
8 5 (1.67%) Apache Hive
8 5 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.67%) HBase
8 5 (1.67%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.67%) SQLite
9 2 (0.67%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.67%) InfluxDB
9 2 (0.67%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.33%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 69 (23.00%) Selenium
2 36 (12.00%) WebDriver
3 29 (9.67%) JIRA
4 26 (8.67%) JMeter
5 23 (7.67%) Git (software)
6 19 (6.33%) Visual Studio
7 13 (4.33%) Gatling
7 13 (4.33%) GitLab
7 13 (4.33%) Subversion
8 11 (3.67%) Cucumber
8 11 (3.67%) Jenkins
8 11 (3.67%) JUnit
9 7 (2.33%) Bugzilla
9 7 (2.33%) HP UFT
9 7 (2.33%) Maven
9 7 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (2.00%) Selenium IDE
11 5 (1.67%) SpecFlow
11 5 (1.67%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.67%) TestNG
General
1 70 (23.33%) Finance
2 36 (12.00%) Banking
3 27 (9.00%) Telecoms
4 19 (6.33%) Marketing
5 13 (4.33%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.33%) Retail
7 5 (1.67%) Publishing
8 4 (1.33%) Advertising
9 3 (1.00%) Billing
9 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.33%) Law
10 1 (0.33%) Legal
10 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (18.00%) Developer
1 54 (18.00%) QA Engineer
2 49 (16.33%) Tester
3 37 (12.33%) QA Tester
4 32 (10.67%) Test Engineer
5 31 (10.33%) QA Automation Engineer
6 27 (9.00%) Analyst
7 24 (8.00%) Automation Tester
8 23 (7.67%) Cloud Engineer
8 23 (7.67%) Linux Engineer
9 22 (7.33%) Automation Engineer
10 21 (7.00%) QA Automation Tester
11 19 (6.33%) Administrator
11 19 (6.33%) Linux Administrator
11 19 (6.33%) QA Analyst
12 18 (6.00%) Cloud Administrator
12 18 (6.00%) QA Test Engineer
13 16 (5.33%) Web Developer
14 15 (5.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
14 15 (5.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (18.67%) HTML
2 46 (15.33%) CSS
3 45 (15.00%) .NET
4 42 (14.00%) Web Services
5 37 (12.33%) HTML5
6 27 (9.00%) jQuery
7 21 (7.00%) AngularJS
8 19 (6.33%) CSS3
9 18 (6.00%) REST
10 16 (5.33%) XML
11 15 (5.00%) Backbone.js
11 15 (5.00%) Middleware
12 13 (4.33%) Celery
12 13 (4.33%) Django
12 13 (4.33%) Flask
12 13 (4.33%) JSON
12 13 (4.33%) RESTful
13 12 (4.00%) ASP.NET
14 10 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (3.00%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.00%) Computer Science
1 27 (9.00%) Mobile App
2 24 (8.00%) User Experience
3 20 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.67%) Virtual Team
5 8 (2.67%) Algorithms
5 8 (2.67%) Social Media
6 7 (2.33%) PMI
7 6 (2.00%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.00%) iSeries
8 5 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.33%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (1.33%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.00%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.67%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.67%) FMCG
12 1 (0.33%) Animation
12 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 73 (24.33%) Linux
2 27 (9.00%) Windows
3 22 (7.33%) Unix
4 19 (6.33%) Android
5 17 (5.67%) Debian
6 13 (4.33%) Ubuntu
7 12 (4.00%) Apple iOS
7 12 (4.00%) Windows Server
8 6 (2.00%) Solaris
9 4 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.67%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (50.67%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (22.67%) Scrum
3 60 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 51 (17.00%) SDLC
5 50 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 44 (14.67%) Software Testing
7 42 (14.00%) Regression Testing
8 41 (13.67%) Software Engineering
9 39 (13.00%) Unit Testing
10 34 (11.33%) TDD
11 33 (11.00%) Test Automation
12 32 (10.67%) Test Strategy
13 30 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (9.33%) Mentoring
15 27 (9.00%) Functional Testing
15 27 (9.00%) User Acceptance Testing
16 26 (8.67%) DevOps
16 26 (8.67%) Kanban
16 26 (8.67%) OO
17 25 (8.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (22.00%) Java
2 64 (21.33%) SQL
3 53 (17.67%) Python
4 50 (16.67%) C#
5 46 (15.33%) JavaScript
6 28 (9.33%) C
7 27 (9.00%) Bash Shell
8 15 (5.00%) Shell Script
9 13 (4.33%) PHP
10 11 (3.67%) C++
11 10 (3.33%) Perl
12 5 (1.67%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.67%) Ruby
13 3 (1.00%) Groovy
14 2 (0.67%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.67%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.67%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.67%) Scala
15 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 88 (29.33%) Degree
2 18 (6.00%) ISTQB
3 13 (4.33%) ISEB
4 7 (2.33%) PMI Certification
5 6 (2.00%) CREST Certified
6 5 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.67%) Data Quality
1 5 (1.67%) SLA
2 2 (0.67%) SDET
3 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (4.67%) Docker
2 6 (2.00%) VMware ESX
2 6 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.33%) GlusterFS
3 4 (1.33%) Varnish
3 4 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.00%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.67%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (5.67%) Ansible
2 9 (3.00%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.67%) Puppet
4 4 (1.33%) Cacti
4 4 (1.33%) Ganglia
4 4 (1.33%) Nagios
4 4 (1.33%) OpenView
4 4 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.67%) Grafana
6 1 (0.33%) Graylog
6 1 (0.33%) Kibana
6 1 (0.33%) logstash
6 1 (0.33%) SCCM
6 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 52 (17.33%) Microsoft
2 35 (11.67%) Oracle
3 22 (7.33%) Red Hat
4 18 (6.00%) Sun
5 13 (4.33%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (4.00%) VMware
7 8 (2.67%) HP
7 8 (2.67%) SAP
8 5 (1.67%) Cisco
8 5 (1.67%) Ericsson
8 5 (1.67%) Nokia
8 5 (1.67%) Nortel
9 4 (1.33%) Adobe
9 4 (1.33%) BMC
9 4 (1.33%) Forcepoint
9 4 (1.33%) Huawei
9 4 (1.33%) Splunk
10 3 (1.00%) Ariba
11 2 (0.67%) SOASTA, Inc
11 2 (0.67%) Teradata
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Oracle
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Oracle
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Spectrum IT
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Oracle
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Wokingham
Venturi
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + bonus and full benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus generous package
Posted: 16 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 10 days ago