Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 59 58
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 305 340 477
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.80% 3.93% 4.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.15% 29.13% 31.86%
Number of salaries quoted 264 279 432
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £49,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.16% -2.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,100 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,125 £72,500 £70,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +5.95%

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 779 1167 1497
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.26% 13.47% 13.50%
Number of salaries quoted 601 885 1206
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,600 £27,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +24 134 £47,500 -13.64% 13
Bracknell -3 34 £45,000 - 4
Newbury -6 33 £46,500 +37.78% 1
Ascot - 31 £30,000 -
Slough +15 27 £30,000 -52.00% 4
Maidenhead -7 17 £52,500 -4.55% 6
Hungerford -1 10 £40,000 +21.21%
Wokingham +3 3 £37,500 -27.18%
Thatcham - 3 £42,500 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 165 (54.10%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (39.02%) Test Automation
3 100 (32.79%) Degree
4 85 (27.87%) Java
5 84 (27.54%) Scrum
6 73 (23.93%) Selenium
7 67 (21.97%) Project Management
8 66 (21.64%) SQL
9 58 (19.02%) Microsoft
9 58 (19.02%) HTML
10 57 (18.69%) Finance
10 57 (18.69%) SDLC
11 56 (18.36%) ISTQB
12 54 (17.70%) CSS
13 53 (17.38%) JavaScript
14 52 (17.05%) C#
15 49 (16.07%) Software Testing
16 45 (14.75%) Python
17 44 (14.43%) Web Services
17 44 (14.43%) Mobile App
18 43 (14.10%) Windows
18 43 (14.10%) TDD
18 43 (14.10%) Functional Testing
19 42 (13.77%) Test Scripting
20 41 (13.44%) Computer Science
21 40 (13.11%) BDD
22 39 (12.79%) Unit Testing
22 39 (12.79%) Linux
22 39 (12.79%) Mentoring
22 39 (12.79%) Computer Science Degree

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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 (3.61%) nginx
1 11 (3.61%) uWSGI
2 5 (1.64%) Confluence
2 5 (1.64%) Drupal
3 4 (1.31%) Apache Pig
3 4 (1.31%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.31%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.98%) CMS
4 3 (0.98%) Moodle
4 3 (0.98%) MS Project Server
4 3 (0.98%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.98%) WordPress
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.66%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.33%) Apache
6 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (7.21%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (6.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (3.28%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (3.28%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.64%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.31%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.98%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.98%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.98%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.98%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (4.59%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (2.95%) SAP ERP
3 4 (1.31%) Magento
3 4 (1.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.66%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.33%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.25%) SaaS
2 14 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.64%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (1.31%) Amazon EMR
5 4 (1.31%) Force.com
5 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.98%) Office 365
6 3 (0.98%) PaaS
6 3 (0.98%) Tricentis Tosca
7 1 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.33%) IaaS
7 1 (0.33%) npm
7 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.87%) TCP/IP
2 22 (7.21%) Wireless
3 17 (5.57%) VLAN
4 16 (5.25%) Ethernet
4 16 (5.25%) SSL
5 14 (4.59%) BGP
5 14 (4.59%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (4.59%) Cisco ISE
5 14 (4.59%) Cisco Nexus
5 14 (4.59%) Firewall
5 14 (4.59%) IPsec
5 14 (4.59%) MPLS
5 14 (4.59%) Network Security
5 14 (4.59%) OSPF
5 14 (4.59%) SNMP
5 14 (4.59%) VPN
6 10 (3.28%) HTTP
7 8 (2.62%) SMTP
8 2 (0.66%) SAN
8 2 (0.66%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.82%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.57%) Apache Cassandra
2 17 (5.57%) NoSQL
3 14 (4.59%) Relational Database
4 12 (3.93%) MySQL
5 11 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (2.95%) SQLPlus
7 7 (2.30%) Big Data
8 5 (1.64%) GIS
8 5 (1.64%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.64%) Power BI
8 5 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.31%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.31%) HBase
9 4 (1.31%) Impala
9 4 (1.31%) QlikView
9 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.31%) Sqoop
9 4 (1.31%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 73 (23.93%) Selenium
2 37 (12.13%) WebDriver
3 31 (10.16%) Cucumber
4 25 (8.20%) HP UFT
5 22 (7.21%) Git (software)
5 22 (7.21%) LoadRunner
6 19 (6.23%) JIRA
7 15 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (4.26%) GitLab
9 12 (3.93%) JUnit
9 12 (3.93%) SoapUI
10 11 (3.61%) Jenkins
10 11 (3.61%) Subversion
11 10 (3.28%) JMeter
12 9 (2.95%) eggPlant
12 9 (2.95%) LoadUI
12 9 (2.95%) TestNG
12 9 (2.95%) Toad
13 7 (2.30%) Appium
13 7 (2.30%) Protractor
General
1 57 (18.69%) Finance
2 18 (5.90%) Billing
3 17 (5.57%) Retail
3 17 (5.57%) Telecoms
4 16 (5.25%) Banking
5 11 (3.61%) Marketing
6 9 (2.95%) Publishing
7 8 (2.62%) Electronics
7 8 (2.62%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.64%) Games
8 5 (1.64%) Legal
9 4 (1.31%) Digital Economy
10 3 (0.98%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.33%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.33%) Automotive
11 1 (0.33%) Law
11 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 64 (20.98%) Developer
2 50 (16.39%) QA Engineer
3 47 (15.41%) Analyst
4 34 (11.15%) Test Analyst
5 29 (9.51%) Consultant
6 19 (6.23%) Python Developer
7 17 (5.57%) Tester
8 16 (5.25%) Applications Support
9 14 (4.59%) QA Test Engineer
9 14 (4.59%) Test Engineer
10 13 (4.26%) Django Developer
10 13 (4.26%) Python/Django Developer
11 12 (3.93%) Automation Test Analyst
11 12 (3.93%) HTML Developer
11 12 (3.93%) IT Consultant
11 12 (3.93%) JavaScript Developer
11 12 (3.93%) QA Tester
12 11 (3.61%) Architect
12 11 (3.61%) Junior
12 11 (3.61%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (19.02%) HTML
2 54 (17.70%) CSS
3 44 (14.43%) Web Services
4 38 (12.46%) .NET
5 28 (9.18%) Middleware
6 25 (8.20%) SOAP
7 24 (7.87%) XML
8 23 (7.54%) jQuery
9 20 (6.56%) Django
9 20 (6.56%) Flask
10 16 (5.25%) JSON
10 16 (5.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 14 (4.59%) ASP.NET
11 14 (4.59%) RESTful
12 13 (4.26%) Gherkin
12 13 (4.26%) HTML5
12 13 (4.26%) REST
13 12 (3.93%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (3.61%) AngularJS
14 11 (3.61%) Celery
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.43%) Mobile App
2 41 (13.44%) Computer Science
3 30 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.90%) Management Information System
5 16 (5.25%) Data Centre
6 14 (4.59%) FlexPod
7 11 (3.61%) User Experience
8 8 (2.62%) iSeries
8 8 (2.62%) Virtual Team
9 7 (2.30%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.64%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.64%) Robotics
10 5 (1.64%) Tandem
10 5 (1.64%) Wiki
11 4 (1.31%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.31%) iPad
12 3 (0.98%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.98%) SCORM
12 3 (0.98%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 43 (14.10%) Windows
2 39 (12.79%) Linux
3 18 (5.90%) Unix
4 17 (5.57%) Android
4 17 (5.57%) Apple iOS
5 15 (4.92%) Windows Server
6 12 (3.93%) Debian
7 11 (3.61%) Ubuntu
8 8 (2.62%) Solaris
9 7 (2.30%) Mac OS
9 7 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.98%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.66%) AIX
11 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (54.10%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (39.02%) Test Automation
3 84 (27.54%) Scrum
4 67 (21.97%) Project Management
5 57 (18.69%) SDLC
6 49 (16.07%) Software Testing
7 43 (14.10%) Functional Testing
7 43 (14.10%) TDD
8 42 (13.77%) Test Scripting
9 40 (13.11%) BDD
10 39 (12.79%) Mentoring
10 39 (12.79%) Unit Testing
11 36 (11.80%) Regression Testing
12 34 (11.15%) User Acceptance Testing
13 33 (10.82%) Continuous Integration
14 31 (10.16%) Manual Testing
15 30 (9.84%) Test Strategy
16 29 (9.51%) Presales
17 28 (9.18%) ITIL
18 27 (8.85%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (27.87%) Java
2 66 (21.64%) SQL
3 53 (17.38%) JavaScript
4 52 (17.05%) C#
5 45 (14.75%) Python
6 16 (5.25%) C
6 16 (5.25%) C++
7 11 (3.61%) Bash Shell
7 11 (3.61%) PHP
8 10 (3.28%) Ruby
8 10 (3.28%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.97%) VBScript
10 4 (1.31%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.31%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.98%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.98%) VB
12 1 (0.33%) Groovy
12 1 (0.33%) Perl
12 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.33%) XAML
Qualifications
1 100 (32.79%) Degree
2 56 (18.36%) ISTQB
3 39 (12.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (6.89%) ISEB
5 15 (4.92%) CCNP
5 15 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.97%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.97%) PMP
8 4 (1.31%) BC Cleared
8 4 (1.31%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.31%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.31%) Security Cleared
9 3 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.98%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.98%) MCSA
9 3 (0.98%) MCSE
10 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.62%) SLA
2 5 (1.64%) COBIT
3 4 (1.31%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.98%) PMO
5 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (5.57%) Docker
2 8 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.31%) Apache Flume
4 4 (1.31%) HDFS
5 3 (0.98%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.33%) LXC
Systems Management
1 18 (5.90%) Ansible
2 14 (4.59%) Cisco Prime
3 12 (3.93%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.97%) Nagios
5 6 (1.97%) Puppet
6 4 (1.31%) Oozie
7 2 (0.66%) Grafana
7 2 (0.66%) Icinga
7 2 (0.66%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.66%) Terraform
7 2 (0.66%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.33%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.33%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 58 (19.02%) Microsoft
2 36 (11.80%) HP
3 22 (7.21%) Oracle
3 22 (7.21%) SAP
4 19 (6.23%) Cisco
5 16 (5.25%) CheckPoint
5 16 (5.25%) F5
6 15 (4.92%) Meraki
7 14 (4.59%) Aruba
7 14 (4.59%) Brocade
7 14 (4.59%) Fortinet
7 14 (4.59%) SolarWinds
7 14 (4.59%) Sourcefire
8 11 (3.61%) Red Hat
9 10 (3.28%) VMware
10 8 (2.62%) Sun
11 5 (1.64%) Ariba
11 5 (1.64%) Blue Prism
11 5 (1.64%) Concur
11 5 (1.64%) Salesforce.com