Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 88 86
Rank change year-on-year +29 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 127 95 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.40% 3.04% 3.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.29% 26.39% 23.74%
Number of salaries quoted 103 80 134
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £40,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £60,200 £61,250 £60,125
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +6.59%

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Buckinghamshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 350 360 577
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 12.13% 11.52% 13.10%
Number of salaries quoted 236 265 430
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +10.39%
10th Percentile £27,000 £22,050 £23,400
90th Percentile £66,750 £61,750 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Buckinghamshire

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Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Buckinghamshire.

Salary trend for QA in Buckinghamshire

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Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Buckinghamshire

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Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 23 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
Milton Keynes +40 90 £43,191 +14.56% 4
Aylesbury -3 20 £33,750 -3.57% 4
High Wycombe +23 13 £45,000 - 2
Marlow -19 1 £42,500 +25.93%
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 51 (40.16%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (39.37%) Test Automation
3 35 (27.56%) Selenium
4 28 (22.05%) JavaScript
5 27 (21.26%) .NET
5 27 (21.26%) Java
6 25 (19.69%) Functional Testing
7 21 (16.54%) Microsoft
8 20 (15.75%) SQL
8 20 (15.75%) Regression Testing
8 20 (15.75%) Finance
9 19 (14.96%) Scrum
9 19 (14.96%) Degree
10 17 (13.39%) C#
10 17 (13.39%) Integration Testing
11 16 (12.60%) AngularJS
12 15 (11.81%) Jenkins
12 15 (11.81%) Test Scripting
12 15 (11.81%) WebDriver
12 15 (11.81%) Web Services
13 14 (11.02%) E-Commerce
13 14 (11.02%) Cucumber
14 13 (10.24%) ASP.NET
14 13 (10.24%) HTML
14 13 (10.24%) SQL Server
14 13 (10.24%) EPoS
14 13 (10.24%) Project Management
14 13 (10.24%) MVC
14 13 (10.24%) User Stories
15 12 (9.45%) Docker

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 6 (4.72%) Cloud Foundry
1 6 (4.72%) OpenStack
2 4 (3.15%) Alfresco
2 4 (3.15%) CMS
2 4 (3.15%) Confluence
2 4 (3.15%) Drupal
2 4 (3.15%) Liferay
2 4 (3.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.79%) IIS
3 1 (0.79%) JBoss
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) FastStats
1 1 (0.79%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.15%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (3.15%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.57%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.57%) HTTP
1 2 (1.57%) VoIP
2 1 (0.79%) ISDN
2 1 (0.79%) PSTN
2 1 (0.79%) SMS
2 1 (0.79%) SpaceWire
2 1 (0.79%) SS7
2 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.30%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.72%) MySQL
3 6 (4.72%) Redis
4 3 (2.36%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.57%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.79%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (27.56%) Selenium
2 15 (11.81%) Jenkins
2 15 (11.81%) WebDriver
3 14 (11.02%) Cucumber
4 12 (9.45%) JIRA
5 7 (5.51%) Git (software)
6 6 (4.72%) Bitbucket
6 6 (4.72%) Maven
7 5 (3.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (3.15%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (3.15%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.36%) eggPlant
10 2 (1.57%) GoogleTest
10 2 (1.57%) Gradle
10 2 (1.57%) InstallShield
10 2 (1.57%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.57%) Robot Framework
10 2 (1.57%) Subversion
10 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.79%) WinRunner
General
1 20 (15.75%) Finance
2 4 (3.15%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.36%) Marketing
4 2 (1.57%) Banking
4 2 (1.57%) Electronics
4 2 (1.57%) Legal
4 2 (1.57%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.79%) Back Office
5 1 (0.79%) Games
5 1 (0.79%) Military
5 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (18.11%) Analyst
1 23 (18.11%) Developer
2 18 (14.17%) Tester
3 12 (9.45%) Java Engineer
3 12 (9.45%) QA Engineer
3 12 (9.45%) Test Analyst
4 11 (8.66%) QA Analyst
4 11 (8.66%) QA Test Analyst
5 9 (7.09%) .NET Developer
5 9 (7.09%) HTML Developer
5 9 (7.09%) JavaScript Developer
5 9 (7.09%) QA Tester
6 8 (6.30%) Automation Engineer
6 8 (6.30%) Automation Test Analyst
7 7 (5.51%) PMO Analyst
7 7 (5.51%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.51%) QA Automation Analyst
7 7 (5.51%) QA Automation Engineer
7 7 (5.51%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 6 (4.72%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.26%) .NET
2 16 (12.60%) AngularJS
3 15 (11.81%) Web Services
4 13 (10.24%) ASP.NET
4 13 (10.24%) HTML
5 12 (9.45%) CSS
5 12 (9.45%) jQuery
5 12 (9.45%) Node.js
6 9 (7.09%) Angular 2
6 9 (7.09%) HTML5
7 8 (6.30%) CSS3
7 8 (6.30%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (6.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (5.51%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (5.51%) Kendo UI
8 7 (5.51%) Spring
9 6 (4.72%) .NET Framework
9 6 (4.72%) Velocity
10 4 (3.15%) NHibernate
10 4 (3.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.24%) EPoS
2 8 (6.30%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.30%) iPad
3 6 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (4.72%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (2.36%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.57%) User Experience
6 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.79%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.79%) Social Media
6 1 (0.79%) State Machine
6 1 (0.79%) VHDL
6 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.30%) Windows
2 6 (4.72%) Linux
3 4 (3.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (40.16%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (39.37%) Test Automation
3 25 (19.69%) Functional Testing
4 20 (15.75%) Regression Testing
5 19 (14.96%) Scrum
6 17 (13.39%) Integration Testing
7 15 (11.81%) Test Scripting
8 14 (11.02%) E-Commerce
9 13 (10.24%) MVC
9 13 (10.24%) Project Management
9 13 (10.24%) User Stories
10 12 (9.45%) BDD
10 12 (9.45%) Microservices
10 12 (9.45%) SDLC
11 10 (7.87%) Test Strategy
12 9 (7.09%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (7.09%) QA Automation
12 9 (7.09%) Software Testing
13 8 (6.30%) Business Analysis
13 8 (6.30%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.05%) JavaScript
2 27 (21.26%) Java
3 20 (15.75%) SQL
4 17 (13.39%) C#
5 11 (8.66%) C++
6 8 (6.30%) Python
7 7 (5.51%) C
8 6 (4.72%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.94%) Ruby
10 4 (3.15%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.36%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.57%) VBScript
13 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (14.96%) Degree
2 5 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.36%) ISEB
3 3 (2.36%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.79%) CREST Certified
4 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.79%) VCAP
4 1 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.66%) PMO
2 2 (1.57%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.57%) TickIT
3 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (9.45%) Docker
2 6 (4.72%) Firmware
3 4 (3.15%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.79%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.79%) Ansible
1 1 (0.79%) Puppet
1 1 (0.79%) vRealize
Vendors
1 21 (16.54%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.09%) Oracle
3 7 (5.51%) Telerik
4 4 (3.15%) Google
4 4 (3.15%) IBM
4 4 (3.15%) OpenText
5 2 (1.57%) Coremetrics
5 2 (1.57%) hybris
5 2 (1.57%) Monetate
5 2 (1.57%) Remedy
6 1 (0.79%) Alterian
6 1 (0.79%) Capita
6 1 (0.79%) SAP
6 1 (0.79%) VMware
6 1 (0.79%) Xilinx