Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 66 70
Rank change year-on-year +23 +4 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 358 301 403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.30% 3.92% 3.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.82% 31.68% 27.72%
Number of salaries quoted 338 244 378
Berkshire median annual salary £43,750 £49,500 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.62% -3.41% +13.89%
10th Percentile £26,600 £26,800 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £74,125
South East median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.18% -5.56% +5.88%

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 877 950 1,454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.99% 12.37% 13.23%
Number of salaries quoted 698 744 1,226
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £70,000
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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +35 153 £46,250 -19.57% 20
Bracknell +15 47 £47,500 +9.20% 10
Maidenhead -4 38 £40,000 -30.43% 5
Slough +20 32 £27,500 +1.85% 6
Newbury -7 29 £47,500 +35.71% 7
Ascot -9 29 £30,000 -53.85% 5
Wokingham -6 3 - - 2
Thatcham - 3 £42,500 - 1
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 203 (56.70%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (35.75%) Test Automation
3 109 (30.45%) Degree
4 85 (23.74%) SDLC
5 79 (22.07%) Scrum
6 73 (20.39%) Java
7 71 (19.83%) SQL
8 69 (19.27%) Selenium
9 65 (18.16%) HTML
10 63 (17.60%) Finance
11 60 (16.76%) CSS
12 59 (16.48%) Microsoft
13 58 (16.20%) C#
14 56 (15.64%) Project Management
14 56 (15.64%) Software Testing
15 55 (15.36%) ISTQB
15 55 (15.36%) JavaScript
16 54 (15.08%) Windows
17 47 (13.13%) Linux
18 44 (12.29%) Python
18 44 (12.29%) SQL Server
19 43 (12.01%) Computer Science
20 42 (11.73%) User Acceptance Testing
20 42 (11.73%) Test Scripting
21 41 (11.45%) .NET
22 40 (11.17%) Mobile App
23 38 (10.61%) Functional Testing
24 36 (10.06%) Web Services
24 36 (10.06%) Test Strategy
25 34 (9.50%) Continuous Integration

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 7 (1.96%) Apache
2 6 (1.68%) Apache Spark
2 6 (1.68%) CMS
3 5 (1.40%) Confluence
3 5 (1.40%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.12%) Apache Pig
4 4 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.12%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.84%) nginx
5 3 (0.84%) uWSGI
6 2 (0.56%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.56%) Drupal
6 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.56%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.28%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.79%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (2.23%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.12%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.40%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (1.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.28%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.26%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (4.47%) SaaS
3 6 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (1.68%) npm
3 6 (1.68%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (1.40%) Adobe Analytics
4 5 (1.40%) Office 365
5 4 (1.12%) Amazon EMR
5 4 (1.12%) Force.com
6 3 (0.84%) PaaS
7 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.56%) Slack
8 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.28%) Datadog
8 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.28%) GitHub
8 1 (0.28%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.28%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.59%) TCP/IP
2 13 (3.63%) Wireless
3 12 (3.35%) Firewall
4 10 (2.79%) HTTP
5 9 (2.51%) VLAN
6 8 (2.23%) SMTP
6 8 (2.23%) SSL
7 7 (1.96%) Ethernet
7 7 (1.96%) Network Security
8 6 (1.68%) BGP
8 6 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (1.68%) Cisco ISE
8 6 (1.68%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (1.68%) IPsec
8 6 (1.68%) MPLS
8 6 (1.68%) OSPF
8 6 (1.68%) SNMP
8 6 (1.68%) VPN
9 3 (0.84%) Internet
10 1 (0.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.29%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.15%) NoSQL
3 19 (5.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (4.19%) MySQL
6 14 (3.91%) Power BI
7 13 (3.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (3.35%) Relational Database
8 12 (3.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.96%) Big Data
9 7 (1.96%) QlikView
10 5 (1.40%) GIS
10 5 (1.40%) SQLite
11 4 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.12%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.12%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.12%) HBase
11 4 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.12%) Sqoop
11 4 (1.12%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 69 (19.27%) Selenium
2 31 (8.66%) WebDriver
3 29 (8.10%) Git (software)
4 25 (6.98%) JIRA
5 24 (6.70%) Cucumber
6 22 (6.15%) HP UFT
6 22 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (3.63%) LoadRunner
7 13 (3.63%) SpecFlow
8 12 (3.35%) SoapUI
9 10 (2.79%) Subversion
10 9 (2.51%) Jenkins
10 9 (2.51%) Visual Studio
11 8 (2.23%) GitLab
11 8 (2.23%) Maven
12 7 (1.96%) JMeter
13 6 (1.68%) gulp
13 6 (1.68%) NuGet
13 6 (1.68%) Protractor
14 5 (1.40%) SonarQube
General
1 63 (17.60%) Finance
2 28 (7.82%) Retail
3 11 (3.07%) Banking
4 7 (1.96%) Billing
5 5 (1.40%) Legal
5 5 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.40%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.12%) Arabic Language
6 4 (1.12%) Digital Economy
6 4 (1.12%) Marketing
7 3 (0.84%) Automotive
8 2 (0.56%) Electronics
8 2 (0.56%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) French Language
9 1 (0.28%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 76 (21.23%) Developer
2 72 (20.11%) QA Engineer
3 68 (18.99%) Analyst
4 36 (10.06%) Test Analyst
5 33 (9.22%) Consultant
5 33 (9.22%) Test Engineer
6 30 (8.38%) QA Analyst
7 29 (8.10%) QA Test Engineer
8 23 (6.42%) Automation Test Analyst
9 22 (6.15%) QA Automation Engineer
9 22 (6.15%) QA Test Analyst
10 21 (5.87%) Senior Developer
10 21 (5.87%) Tester
11 19 (5.31%) Senior Analyst
11 19 (5.31%) Test Automation Engineer
12 18 (5.03%) Business Analyst
13 17 (4.75%) Full Stack Developer
14 16 (4.47%) Senior Test Analyst
15 15 (4.19%) Junior
15 15 (4.19%) QA Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (18.16%) HTML
2 60 (16.76%) CSS
3 41 (11.45%) .NET
4 36 (10.06%) Web Services
5 27 (7.54%) XML
6 26 (7.26%) JSON
7 24 (6.70%) Middleware
8 22 (6.15%) jQuery
9 21 (5.87%) REST
10 20 (5.59%) SOAP
11 16 (4.47%) AngularJS
11 16 (4.47%) ASP.NET
11 16 (4.47%) HTML5
12 15 (4.19%) Django
13 14 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (3.63%) Flask
15 11 (3.07%) Gherkin
16 10 (2.79%) CSS3
16 10 (2.79%) KnockoutJS
16 10 (2.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.01%) Computer Science
2 40 (11.17%) Mobile App
3 25 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.31%) Management Information System
5 17 (4.75%) User Experience
6 9 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (2.23%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.96%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.96%) iSeries
8 7 (1.96%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.68%) FlexPod
9 6 (1.68%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.40%) Robotics
10 5 (1.40%) Tandem
11 4 (1.12%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.84%) Mobile Computing
13 2 (0.56%) Fintech
13 2 (0.56%) Life Science
13 2 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 54 (15.08%) Windows
2 47 (13.13%) Linux
3 31 (8.66%) Unix
4 22 (6.15%) Android
5 19 (5.31%) Windows Server
6 17 (4.75%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.96%) Mac OS
7 7 (1.96%) Solaris
8 6 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.84%) Debian
9 3 (0.84%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.28%) AIX
10 1 (0.28%) CentOS
10 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (56.70%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (35.75%) Test Automation
3 85 (23.74%) SDLC
4 79 (22.07%) Scrum
5 56 (15.64%) Project Management
5 56 (15.64%) Software Testing
6 42 (11.73%) Test Scripting
6 42 (11.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 38 (10.61%) Functional Testing
8 36 (10.06%) Test Strategy
9 34 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (9.50%) Mentoring
10 32 (8.94%) Waterfall
11 31 (8.66%) Regression Testing
11 31 (8.66%) TDD
12 30 (8.38%) DevOps
12 30 (8.38%) System Testing
13 28 (7.82%) BDD
14 27 (7.54%) Analytics
14 27 (7.54%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (20.39%) Java
2 71 (19.83%) SQL
3 58 (16.20%) C#
4 55 (15.36%) JavaScript
5 44 (12.29%) Python
6 17 (4.75%) T-SQL
7 13 (3.63%) Bash Shell
8 12 (3.35%) VB.NET
9 10 (2.79%) Ruby
10 9 (2.51%) C
10 9 (2.51%) C++
11 8 (2.23%) PHP
11 8 (2.23%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.40%) Kotlin
12 5 (1.40%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.84%) VB
14 2 (0.56%) Perl
14 2 (0.56%) R
15 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 109 (30.45%) Degree
2 55 (15.36%) ISTQB
3 32 (8.94%) ISEB
4 29 (8.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (2.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.68%) CCNP
7 6 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.68%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.84%) MCSA
8 3 (0.84%) MCSE
9 2 (0.56%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.56%) PMP
9 2 (0.56%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.47%) PMO
2 7 (1.96%) COBIT
3 4 (1.12%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.84%) GDPR
4 3 (0.84%) PSD2
4 3 (0.84%) SLA
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (2.79%) Docker
2 9 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.40%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.12%) Apache Flume
6 4 (1.12%) HDFS
7 1 (0.28%) KVM
7 1 (0.28%) LXC
7 1 (0.28%) Postfix
7 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (2.51%) Ansible
2 8 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.68%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (1.68%) Puppet
4 5 (1.40%) Nagios
5 4 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.12%) Oozie
5 4 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.84%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.84%) Marathon
6 3 (0.84%) Mesos
7 2 (0.56%) Kibana
8 1 (0.28%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.28%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.28%) MOM
8 1 (0.28%) Terraform
8 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 59 (16.48%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.42%) HP
3 21 (5.87%) VMware
4 20 (5.59%) Oracle
5 9 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.23%) Capita
6 8 (2.23%) Cisco
6 8 (2.23%) SAP
7 7 (1.96%) CheckPoint
7 7 (1.96%) F5
7 7 (1.96%) Google
8 6 (1.68%) Adobe
8 6 (1.68%) Aruba
8 6 (1.68%) Brocade
8 6 (1.68%) Fortinet
8 6 (1.68%) Meraki
8 6 (1.68%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.68%) SolarWinds
8 6 (1.68%) Sourcefire
9 5 (1.40%) Blue Prism