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

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 56 60
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 282 300 337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.59% 4.74% 3.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.05% 38.17% 27.99%
Number of salaries quoted 238 262 272
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,375 £72,500 £72,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 880 786 1,204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.31% 12.43% 13.78%
Number of salaries quoted 642 607 904
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% -11.43% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £27,500 £29,075
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 0 116 £45,500 -9.00% 21
Newbury +29 64 £47,500 +2.15% 5
Bracknell -11 36 £65,000 +44.44% 5
Maidenhead -17 25 £45,000 -21.74% 1
Slough -16 13 £47,500 +46.15% 3
Wokingham +12 4 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Hungerford +4 2 £38,250 -4.38% 1
Windsor - 2 £64,250 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 162 (57.45%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (35.11%) Java
3 89 (31.56%) Test Automation
4 70 (24.82%) JavaScript
5 63 (22.34%) Scrum
6 61 (21.63%) Git (software)
7 60 (21.28%) Degree
8 53 (18.79%) Finance
9 52 (18.44%) HTML
10 49 (17.38%) JIRA
11 47 (16.67%) Selenium
11 47 (16.67%) REST
11 47 (16.67%) SQL
11 47 (16.67%) CSS
12 44 (15.60%) Microsoft
12 44 (15.60%) AngularJS
13 43 (15.25%) Mentoring
14 42 (14.89%) C#
15 41 (14.54%) Jenkins
15 41 (14.54%) React
16 39 (13.83%) HTML5
17 38 (13.48%) Maven
18 37 (13.12%) XML
18 37 (13.12%) DevOps
19 36 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
19 36 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
20 35 (12.41%) Coaching
20 35 (12.41%) Windows
20 35 (12.41%) Web Services
20 35 (12.41%) Linux

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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 23 (8.16%) Confluence
2 11 (3.90%) Anypoint
2 11 (3.90%) Mule
2 11 (3.90%) Mule ESB
3 9 (3.19%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.48%) Apache Spark
5 6 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.13%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.77%) Apache Pig
6 5 (1.77%) CMS
7 4 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (1.06%) Apache
9 2 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.71%) JBoss
10 1 (0.35%) IIS
10 1 (0.35%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (5.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.42%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.42%) Scribe Insight
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 36 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (5.32%) GitHub
4 11 (3.90%) Serverless
5 8 (2.84%) Office 365
5 8 (2.84%) SaaS
6 6 (2.13%) Azure Functions
6 6 (2.13%) iPaaS
7 5 (1.77%) Adobe Analytics
7 5 (1.77%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.42%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.42%) Scribe Online
9 3 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.71%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.71%) PaaS
11 1 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.35%) Boomi
11 1 (0.35%) Mailgun
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.77%) HTTP
2 2 (0.71%) 2G
2 2 (0.71%) 3G
2 2 (0.71%) 4G
2 2 (0.71%) Firewall
3 1 (0.35%) DHCP
3 1 (0.35%) DNS
3 1 (0.35%) Intranet
3 1 (0.35%) LAN
3 1 (0.35%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 16 (5.67%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (4.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (4.61%) Big Data
6 12 (4.26%) Relational Database
7 10 (3.55%) NoSQL
7 10 (3.55%) Power BI
7 10 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.84%) RDBMS
9 7 (2.48%) Hadoop
10 6 (2.13%) HBase
10 6 (2.13%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.77%) MySQL
12 4 (1.42%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.42%) Couchbase
12 4 (1.42%) QlikView
12 4 (1.42%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 61 (21.63%) Git (software)
2 49 (17.38%) JIRA
3 47 (16.67%) Selenium
4 41 (14.54%) Jenkins
5 38 (13.48%) Maven
6 35 (12.41%) Eclipse
7 34 (12.06%) IntelliJ
8 33 (11.70%) Subversion
9 25 (8.87%) WebDriver
10 18 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (5.67%) Cucumber
11 16 (5.67%) Gradle
12 13 (4.61%) JUnit
13 11 (3.90%) Mockito
13 11 (3.90%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (1.77%) JMeter
14 5 (1.77%) Mercurial
14 5 (1.77%) SoapUI
15 4 (1.42%) Oracle Forms
General
1 53 (18.79%) Finance
2 22 (7.80%) Retail
3 20 (7.09%) Marketing
4 15 (5.32%) Banking
4 15 (5.32%) Telecoms
5 12 (4.26%) Legal
6 11 (3.90%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.84%) Electronics
7 8 (2.84%) Publishing
8 6 (2.13%) Automotive
9 4 (1.42%) Back Office
10 2 (0.71%) Arabic Language
10 2 (0.71%) Law
11 1 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 78 (27.66%) Developer
2 50 (17.73%) QA Engineer
3 32 (11.35%) Tester
4 30 (10.64%) Analyst
5 25 (8.87%) QA Automation Engineer
5 25 (8.87%) Test Automation Engineer
6 22 (7.80%) Test Engineer
7 21 (7.45%) Automation Tester
8 19 (6.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 18 (6.38%) QA Tester
9 18 (6.38%) Senior Developer
9 18 (6.38%) Test Analyst
10 17 (6.03%) QA Automation Tester
10 17 (6.03%) Senior QA Engineer
11 16 (5.67%) UI Developer
12 13 (4.61%) Manual Tester
12 13 (4.61%) QA Manual Tester
12 13 (4.61%) Senior QA Tester
12 13 (4.61%) Senior Tester
13 12 (4.26%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (18.44%) HTML
2 47 (16.67%) CSS
2 47 (16.67%) REST
3 44 (15.60%) AngularJS
4 41 (14.54%) React
5 39 (13.83%) HTML5
6 37 (13.12%) XML
7 35 (12.41%) Web Services
8 31 (10.99%) CSS3
9 29 (10.28%) SOAP
10 24 (8.51%) Spring
11 23 (8.16%) .NET
11 23 (8.16%) JSON
12 21 (7.45%) jQuery
13 20 (7.09%) RESTful
14 12 (4.26%) ActiveMQ
15 11 (3.90%) RAML
15 11 (3.90%) Sass
16 10 (3.55%) .NET Framework
17 8 (2.84%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.06%) User Experience
2 32 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.74%) Computer Science
4 18 (6.38%) Mobile App
5 15 (5.32%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (4.26%) Robotics
7 11 (3.90%) Linux Command Line
7 11 (3.90%) Tandem
8 7 (2.48%) Fintech
9 6 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (2.13%) PMI
10 4 (1.42%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.42%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.06%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (1.06%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.06%) Graphic Design
11 3 (1.06%) N-Tier
11 3 (1.06%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.71%) FMCG
12 2 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 35 (12.41%) Linux
1 35 (12.41%) Windows
2 19 (6.74%) Unix
3 6 (2.13%) Android
3 6 (2.13%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.42%) Windows Phone
4 4 (1.42%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (0.35%) CentOS
5 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.35%) Solaris
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (57.45%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (31.56%) Test Automation
3 63 (22.34%) Scrum
4 43 (15.25%) Mentoring
5 37 (13.12%) DevOps
6 36 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (12.41%) Coaching
8 34 (12.06%) BDD
8 34 (12.06%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (10.64%) Software Testing
10 29 (10.28%) Analytics
10 29 (10.28%) Manual Testing
10 29 (10.28%) Mathematics
11 27 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
12 26 (9.22%) Front End Development
12 26 (9.22%) Open Source
12 26 (9.22%) Web Development
13 25 (8.87%) Software Engineering
14 24 (8.51%) Test Strategy
15 23 (8.16%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 99 (35.11%) Java
2 70 (24.82%) JavaScript
3 47 (16.67%) SQL
4 42 (14.89%) C#
5 20 (7.09%) Python
6 16 (5.67%) T-SQL
7 13 (4.61%) Java 8
8 7 (2.48%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.13%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.42%) C++
10 4 (1.42%) Scala
10 4 (1.42%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.42%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.06%) Ruby
12 2 (0.71%) R
13 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.35%) Perl
13 1 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 60 (21.28%) Degree
2 23 (8.16%) ISTQB
3 18 (6.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (3.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (3.55%) ISEB
6 4 (1.42%) CISSP
7 3 (1.06%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.06%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.71%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.71%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.35%) APMP
9 1 (0.35%) HNC
9 1 (0.35%) HND
9 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.35%) PMP
9 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.42%) PMBOK
2 3 (1.06%) GDPR
2 3 (1.06%) GPG13
2 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.06%) PMO
3 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (5.32%) Virtual Machines
2 11 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.13%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.13%) HDFS
4 4 (1.42%) Apache Flume
4 4 (1.42%) Docker
5 3 (1.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.35%) NDS
6 1 (0.35%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 11 (3.90%) CloudHub
2 8 (2.84%) Ansible
3 4 (1.42%) Kibana
3 4 (1.42%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.42%) Oozie
3 4 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.42%) Puppet
3 4 (1.42%) Rundeck
4 3 (1.06%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.35%) Grafana
5 1 (0.35%) Graphite
5 1 (0.35%) Graylog
5 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.35%) Icinga
Vendors
1 44 (15.60%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.51%) Oracle
3 17 (6.03%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (4.26%) Tableau
5 11 (3.90%) MuleSoft
5 11 (3.90%) VMware
6 9 (3.19%) Automation Anywhere
6 9 (3.19%) UiPath
7 8 (2.84%) Blue Prism
7 8 (2.84%) SAP
8 5 (1.77%) Adobe
8 5 (1.77%) HP
8 5 (1.77%) Optimizely
9 4 (1.42%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.42%) CA Agile Central
9 4 (1.42%) Cadence
9 4 (1.42%) Citrix
9 4 (1.42%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.42%) Hortonworks
9 4 (1.42%) ServiceNow