Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 63 46
Rank change year-on-year +32 -17 +15
Permanent jobs citing QA 231 234 356
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Berkshire 6.95% 4.17% 5.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.53% 29.70% 35.96%
Number of salaries quoted 136 211 323
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +10.53% -
10th Percentile £31,625 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £70,250 £68,750
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 486 788 990
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.61% 14.03% 14.50%
Number of salaries quoted 286 566 746
Median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £72,875 £73,750
South East median annual salary £51,500 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.04% +4.21% +11.76%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Berkshire

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Salary Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in Berkshire.

Salary trend for QA in Berkshire

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Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in Berkshire over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 2020. 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 +16 61 £45,000 -12.20% 6
Slough +24 39 £65,000 +18.18%
Maidenhead +22 17 £58,750 -2.08%
Newbury +9 9 £60,000 +33.33% 2
Wokingham - 7 £34,000 - 1
Bracknell -3 4 £60,000 - 2
Crowthorne - 4 £60,000 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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.

1 126 (54.55%) Test Automation
2 103 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (32.03%) Scrum
4 72 (31.17%) Public Sector
5 60 (25.97%) Java
6 55 (23.81%) C#
7 46 (19.91%) HP
8 45 (19.48%) JIRA
9 44 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (18.61%) Web Services
11 42 (18.18%) Manual Testing
11 42 (18.18%) Microservices
12 41 (17.75%) Relational Database
13 40 (17.32%) AWS
14 39 (16.88%) SQL
14 39 (16.88%) SDLC
15 37 (16.02%) HP ALM
16 35 (15.15%) Confluence
16 35 (15.15%) TDD
17 33 (14.29%) Microsoft
18 31 (13.42%) Selenium
18 31 (13.42%) DevOps
18 31 (13.42%) SoapUI
19 30 (12.99%) Docker
20 28 (12.12%) PostgreSQL
21 27 (11.69%) CA
21 27 (11.69%) Linux
21 27 (11.69%) Data Management
21 27 (11.69%) Test Strategy
21 27 (11.69%) Delphix

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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 35 (15.15%) Confluence
2 8 (3.46%) SAS
3 5 (2.16%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (7.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (6.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (5.63%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 40 (17.32%) AWS
2 22 (9.52%) Azure
3 19 (8.23%) OpenShift
4 17 (7.36%) SaaS
5 7 (3.03%) GitHub
6 4 (1.73%) Office 365
7 3 (1.30%) BrowserStack
7 3 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.87%) Boomi
8 2 (0.87%) FinancialForce
8 2 (0.87%) GCP
8 2 (0.87%) Serverless
9 1 (0.43%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.43%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.52%) ZigBee
2 4 (1.73%) HTTP
3 3 (1.30%) DNS
3 3 (1.30%) Firewall
3 3 (1.30%) IPv6
3 3 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.87%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (0.87%) INAP
4 2 (0.87%) Intelligent Network
4 2 (0.87%) Network Security
4 2 (0.87%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (0.87%) SMS
4 2 (0.87%) SS7
4 2 (0.87%) SSL
4 2 (0.87%) Wireless
4 2 (0.87%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.43%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (17.75%) Relational Database
2 28 (12.12%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (10.39%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (8.23%) Big Data
4 19 (8.23%) Hadoop
4 19 (8.23%) NoSQL
4 19 (8.23%) OLTP
5 18 (7.79%) InterSystems Cache
6 6 (2.60%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.30%) MySQL
7 3 (1.30%) SAS EBI
8 2 (0.87%) DB2
8 2 (0.87%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.87%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 45 (19.48%) JIRA
2 31 (13.42%) Selenium
2 31 (13.42%) SoapUI
3 19 (8.23%) Git (software)
4 17 (7.36%) Jenkins
5 15 (6.49%) Cucumber
6 11 (4.76%) JMeter
7 10 (4.33%) Postman
7 10 (4.33%) WebDriver
8 7 (3.03%) SpecFlow
9 6 (2.60%) Appium
9 6 (2.60%) JBehave
9 6 (2.60%) Subversion
9 6 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (2.16%) Mocha
10 5 (2.16%) Selenium IDE
10 5 (2.16%) Vagrant
11 4 (1.73%) Robot Framework
11 4 (1.73%) SonarQube
General
1 72 (31.17%) Public Sector
2 23 (9.96%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.19%) Marketing
4 6 (2.60%) Retail
5 5 (2.16%) Back Office
5 5 (2.16%) Finance
5 5 (2.16%) Legal
6 4 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.30%) Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 51 (22.08%) QA Engineer
2 28 (12.12%) Developer
3 27 (11.69%) QA Manager
4 18 (7.79%) Test Manager
5 17 (7.36%) Tester
6 15 (6.49%) Release Manager
7 14 (6.06%) Software Engineer
8 13 (5.63%) Automation Engineer
9 12 (5.19%) Data Engineer
9 12 (5.19%) QA Automation Engineer
10 11 (4.76%) QA Tester
10 11 (4.76%) Test Engineer
11 10 (4.33%) Full Stack Developer
11 10 (4.33%) Security Engineer
12 9 (3.90%) QA Test Manager
13 8 (3.46%) Analyst
13 8 (3.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 8 (3.46%) Oracle Developer
14 7 (3.03%) Data Technician
14 7 (3.03%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (18.61%) Web Services
2 17 (7.36%) .NET
3 9 (3.90%) .NET Core
4 8 (3.46%) AngularJS
4 8 (3.46%) XML
5 6 (2.60%) .NET Framework
5 6 (2.60%) CSS
5 6 (2.60%) HTML
6 5 (2.16%) RAML
6 5 (2.16%) REST
6 5 (2.16%) RESTful
6 5 (2.16%) Swagger
6 5 (2.16%) WSDL
6 5 (2.16%) XSD
7 4 (1.73%) ADO
7 4 (1.73%) Node.js
7 4 (1.73%) Velocity
8 3 (1.30%) WebRTC
9 2 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.87%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (9.09%) Smart Meter
3 10 (4.33%) Smart Energy
4 9 (3.90%) Cyberattack
5 8 (3.46%) Driving Licence
5 8 (3.46%) User Experience
6 5 (2.16%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.16%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.73%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.73%) PMI
7 4 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.43%) CMDB
10 1 (0.43%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.69%) Linux
2 9 (3.90%) Windows
3 5 (2.16%) Unix
4 4 (1.73%) Android
4 4 (1.73%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.87%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (54.55%) Test Automation
2 103 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (32.03%) Scrum
4 44 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 42 (18.18%) Microservices
6 39 (16.88%) SDLC
7 35 (15.15%) TDD
8 31 (13.42%) DevOps
9 27 (11.69%) Data Management
9 27 (11.69%) Matrix Organization
9 27 (11.69%) Test Strategy
10 26 (11.26%) Software Engineering
11 23 (9.96%) Defect Management
11 23 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (9.96%) QA Automation
12 21 (9.09%) BDD
13 20 (8.66%) Process Improvement
14 18 (7.79%) API Testing
14 18 (7.79%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 60 (25.97%) Java
2 55 (23.81%) C#
3 39 (16.88%) SQL
4 25 (10.82%) JavaScript
5 19 (8.23%) Python
6 14 (6.06%) Apex Code
7 12 (5.19%) C++
8 8 (3.46%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.46%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.03%) Groovy
10 6 (2.60%) C
11 5 (2.16%) Bourne shell
11 5 (2.16%) Jython
12 3 (1.30%) Perl
12 3 (1.30%) Ruby
13 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.87%) VB
14 1 (0.43%) Go
Qualifications
1 20 (8.66%) Degree
2 14 (6.06%) ISTQB
3 12 (5.19%) ISEB
4 10 (4.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.73%) SANS
6 3 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.87%) CEH
7 2 (0.87%) CISA
7 2 (0.87%) GIAC
7 2 (0.87%) OSCE
7 2 (0.87%) OSCP
7 2 (0.87%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.87%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.43%) CCIE
8 1 (0.43%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.43%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.49%) NIST
2 11 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.73%) COBIT
3 4 (1.73%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.43%) NEBOSH
4 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 30 (12.99%) Docker
2 3 (1.30%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.43%) KVM
4 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (16.02%) HP ALM
2 25 (10.82%) Kubernetes
3 11 (4.76%) HP Fortify
3 11 (4.76%) WebInspect
4 9 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (3.90%) Puppet
5 5 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.73%) Ansible
Vendors
1 46 (19.91%) HP
2 33 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 27 (11.69%) CA
3 27 (11.69%) Delphix
4 19 (8.23%) Cloudera
4 19 (8.23%) InterSystems
5 18 (7.79%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (7.36%) Remedy
7 14 (6.06%) Sage
8 13 (5.63%) Oracle
9 11 (4.76%) Black Duck
9 11 (4.76%) Micro Focus
9 11 (4.76%) Qualys
9 11 (4.76%) Sonatype
10 8 (3.46%) Tableau
11 4 (1.73%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (1.73%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.73%) VMware
12 2 (0.87%) Informatica
12 2 (0.87%) Nokia