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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 46 46
Rank change year-on-year -27 0  
Permanent jobs citing QA 123 213 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.71% 4.78% 5.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.16% 31.09% 34.36%
Number of salaries quoted 96 179 204
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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 331 685 783
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 9.97% 15.37% 15.27%
Number of salaries quoted 242 538 553
Median salary £50,000 £53,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.66% +6.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,615 £35,000 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +10 69 £48,750 -11.36% 9
Bracknell +2 14 £50,000 +11.11%
Ascot - 14 £65,000 -
Maidenhead -4 6 £77,500 +40.90% 3
Slough 0 4 £75,000 - 1
Hungerford +1 3 £60,000 +81.81%
Wokingham +19 1 £23,000 -42.50%
Windsor - 1 £57,500 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 167 (56.80%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (47.96%) Test Automation
3 107 (36.39%) Java
4 89 (30.27%) Finance
5 83 (28.23%) Selenium
5 83 (28.23%) Test Scripting
6 77 (26.19%) Scrum
7 75 (25.51%) SQL
8 61 (20.75%) Degree
9 58 (19.73%) TDD
10 55 (18.71%) Linux
11 52 (17.69%) Oracle
11 52 (17.69%) Web Services
12 50 (17.01%) C#
12 50 (17.01%) Microsoft
13 48 (16.33%) HTML
14 47 (15.99%) JavaScript
14 47 (15.99%) Python
14 47 (15.99%) Test Strategy
15 46 (15.65%) Regression Testing
16 45 (15.31%) Software Engineering
16 45 (15.31%) WebDriver
17 44 (14.97%) Continuous Integration
17 44 (14.97%) Unit Testing
18 39 (13.27%) Mentoring
18 39 (13.27%) QA Automation
19 37 (12.59%) JIRA
19 37 (12.59%) CSS
20 35 (11.90%) HTML5
21 34 (11.56%) JMeter

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 23 (7.82%) nginx
2 22 (7.48%) uWSGI
3 10 (3.40%) Apache Spark
3 10 (3.40%) CMS
4 9 (3.06%) Confluence
5 7 (2.38%) EPiServer
6 5 (1.70%) IIS
6 5 (1.70%) WordPress
7 3 (1.02%) Moodle
8 1 (0.34%) Apache
8 1 (0.34%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (4.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.72%) Photoshop
5 4 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.02%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (1.02%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (1.02%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.70%) Magento
2 3 (1.02%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.68%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.76%) SaaS
2 6 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.02%) IaaS
4 2 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.34%) Office 365
5 1 (0.34%) Route 53
5 1 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.06%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.72%) Wireless
3 6 (2.04%) Firewall
4 5 (1.70%) HTTP
4 5 (1.70%) SMTP
5 4 (1.36%) Network Security
5 4 (1.36%) VLAN
5 4 (1.36%) VPN
6 3 (1.02%) BGP
6 3 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.02%) Cisco ISE
6 3 (1.02%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.02%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.02%) IPsec
6 3 (1.02%) MPLS
6 3 (1.02%) OSPF
6 3 (1.02%) SNMP
6 3 (1.02%) SSL
7 2 (0.68%) LDAP
8 1 (0.34%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.88%) SQL Server
2 31 (10.54%) Apache Cassandra
3 29 (9.86%) Big Data
4 26 (8.84%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (6.80%) Hadoop
6 12 (4.08%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.74%) NoSQL
8 8 (2.72%) MongoDB
9 6 (2.04%) Apache Hive
9 6 (2.04%) Data Mining
9 6 (2.04%) HBase
9 6 (2.04%) MySQL
10 5 (1.70%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.02%) GIS
11 3 (1.02%) SQLite
12 2 (0.68%) Data Lake
12 2 (0.68%) InfluxDB
12 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.34%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 83 (28.23%) Selenium
2 45 (15.31%) WebDriver
3 37 (12.59%) JIRA
4 34 (11.56%) JMeter
5 25 (8.50%) Git (software)
6 24 (8.16%) Gatling
7 22 (7.48%) GitLab
8 16 (5.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (4.76%) Subversion
10 11 (3.74%) Cucumber
10 11 (3.74%) TeamCity
11 7 (2.38%) Jenkins
12 6 (2.04%) Selenium IDE
12 6 (2.04%) Visual Studio
13 5 (1.70%) Maven
13 5 (1.70%) SpecFlow
14 3 (1.02%) JUnit
14 3 (1.02%) SoapUI
14 3 (1.02%) Vagrant
15 2 (0.68%) HP UFT
General
1 89 (30.27%) Finance
2 23 (7.82%) Banking
2 23 (7.82%) Financial Institution
3 17 (5.78%) Marketing
3 17 (5.78%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.40%) Retail
5 3 (1.02%) Billing
5 3 (1.02%) Games
5 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.68%) Advertising
6 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.68%) Publishing
7 1 (0.34%) Law
7 1 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 64 (21.77%) QA Engineer
2 58 (19.73%) Developer
3 44 (14.97%) QA Automation Engineer
3 44 (14.97%) Tester
4 33 (11.22%) QA Tester
5 30 (10.20%) Automation Tester
6 29 (9.86%) Automation Engineer
7 26 (8.84%) Test Engineer
8 25 (8.50%) QA Automation Tester
9 24 (8.16%) Analyst
10 20 (6.80%) Python Developer
11 19 (6.46%) Development Manager
12 16 (5.44%) Django Developer
12 16 (5.44%) Python/Django Developer
12 16 (5.44%) QA Analyst
12 16 (5.44%) Test Analyst
13 15 (5.10%) Java Engineer
13 15 (5.10%) Selenium Automation Tester
13 15 (5.10%) Selenium Tester
14 14 (4.76%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (17.69%) Web Services
2 48 (16.33%) HTML
3 37 (12.59%) CSS
4 35 (11.90%) HTML5
5 29 (9.86%) .NET
6 25 (8.50%) jQuery
7 24 (8.16%) REST
7 24 (8.16%) RESTful
8 22 (7.48%) Celery
8 22 (7.48%) Django
8 22 (7.48%) Flask
9 17 (5.78%) AngularJS
10 15 (5.10%) Backbone.js
10 15 (5.10%) CSS3
10 15 (5.10%) Node.js
11 13 (4.42%) ASP.NET
11 13 (4.42%) JSON
12 11 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (3.40%) KnockoutJS
13 10 (3.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.22%) Mobile App
2 22 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.44%) User Experience
4 15 (5.10%) Virtual Team
5 11 (3.74%) Algorithms
5 11 (3.74%) Social Media
6 8 (2.72%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.38%) PMI
8 6 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.70%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.70%) iSeries
10 4 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (1.02%) Data Centre
11 3 (1.02%) e-Learning
11 3 (1.02%) FlexPod
11 3 (1.02%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.02%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.02%) SCORM
11 3 (1.02%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 55 (18.71%) Linux
2 32 (10.88%) Windows
3 26 (8.84%) Debian
4 22 (7.48%) Ubuntu
4 22 (7.48%) Unix
5 10 (3.40%) Android
6 7 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.38%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.70%) Solaris
8 2 (0.68%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (56.80%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (47.96%) Test Automation
3 83 (28.23%) Test Scripting
4 77 (26.19%) Scrum
5 58 (19.73%) TDD
6 47 (15.99%) Test Strategy
7 46 (15.65%) Regression Testing
8 45 (15.31%) Software Engineering
9 44 (14.97%) Continuous Integration
9 44 (14.97%) Unit Testing
10 39 (13.27%) Mentoring
10 39 (13.27%) QA Automation
11 33 (11.22%) BDD
11 33 (11.22%) Software Testing
12 28 (9.52%) SDLC
13 25 (8.50%) Continuous Delivery
13 25 (8.50%) Information Architecture
13 25 (8.50%) Manual Testing
14 22 (7.48%) Functional Testing
14 22 (7.48%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 107 (36.39%) Java
2 75 (25.51%) SQL
3 50 (17.01%) C#
4 47 (15.99%) JavaScript
4 47 (15.99%) Python
5 23 (7.82%) C
6 22 (7.48%) C++
7 16 (5.44%) Bash Shell
8 12 (4.08%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.04%) PHP
10 5 (1.70%) Perl
11 4 (1.36%) Groovy
11 4 (1.36%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.36%) Scala
12 2 (0.68%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.68%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.68%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.68%) Ruby
12 2 (0.68%) VBScript
13 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (20.75%) Degree
2 24 (8.16%) Master's Degree
3 21 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 11 (3.74%) PMI Certification
5 8 (2.72%) ISEB
6 5 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.70%) CREST Certified
6 5 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.36%) CCNP
7 4 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.36%) PMP
8 3 (1.02%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.68%) HNC
9 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.34%) APMP
10 1 (0.34%) CCNA
10 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.06%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.36%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.34%) P3O
System Software
1 27 (9.18%) Docker
2 7 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.02%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.68%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 27 (9.18%) Ansible
2 5 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.68%) Grafana
4 2 (0.68%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.34%) Graylog
5 1 (0.34%) Kibana
5 1 (0.34%) logstash
5 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.34%) Puppet
5 1 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 52 (17.69%) Oracle
2 50 (17.01%) Microsoft
3 16 (5.44%) HP
4 12 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (3.40%) Red Hat
5 10 (3.40%) Sun
6 9 (3.06%) VMware
7 5 (1.70%) SAP
8 4 (1.36%) Cisco
8 4 (1.36%) Meraki
9 3 (1.02%) Adobe
9 3 (1.02%) Aruba
9 3 (1.02%) Brocade
9 3 (1.02%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.02%) F5
9 3 (1.02%) Fortinet
9 3 (1.02%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.02%) Sourcefire
10 2 (0.68%) Ab Initio
10 2 (0.68%) Teradata
Reading, Berkshire
Energon People
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
ComputAppoint
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £110000 - £140000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Posted: 18 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Posted: 18 days ago
Slough
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago