Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 61 92
Rank change year-on-year -1 +31 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 101 121 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 3.98% 4.34% 3.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.53% 34.67% 25.97%
Number of salaries quoted 79 103 77
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £29,950 £31,250 £28,400
90th Percentile £56,250 £61,050 £61,250
South East median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +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 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 354 349 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.96% 12.51% 11.81%
Number of salaries quoted 257 243 259
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,997 £24,650 £21,550
90th Percentile £64,850 £67,200 £61,900
South East median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%

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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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 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
Milton Keynes -16 46 £44,000 +0.27% 7
High Wycombe +16 42 £45,000 - 4
Bletchley - 8 - -
Princes Risborough - 2 £25,000 -
Marlow +15 1 £31,500 -25.88% 1
Iver - 1 £50,000 - 1
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 48 (47.52%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (33.66%) SQL
3 32 (31.68%) SDLC
4 30 (29.70%) C#
5 29 (28.71%) .NET
6 26 (25.74%) Test Automation
7 24 (23.76%) Windows
8 19 (18.81%) Delphi
8 19 (18.81%) Microsoft
8 19 (18.81%) JSON
8 19 (18.81%) JIRA
9 18 (17.82%) Selenium
9 18 (17.82%) Microsoft Azure
9 18 (17.82%) JavaScript
9 18 (17.82%) Project Management
10 17 (16.83%) SQL Server
10 17 (16.83%) E-Commerce
10 17 (16.83%) Confluence
10 17 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (15.84%) Android
11 16 (15.84%) Apple iOS
11 16 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (13.86%) Mentoring
12 14 (13.86%) SOAP
12 14 (13.86%) REST
12 14 (13.86%) Waterfall
12 14 (13.86%) Git (software)
12 14 (13.86%) Time Management
13 13 (12.87%) Coaching
14 12 (11.88%) Jenkins

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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 17 (16.83%) Confluence
2 11 (10.89%) IIS
3 1 (0.99%) CMS
3 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (5.94%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (10.89%) PaaS
3 10 (9.90%) IaaS
3 10 (9.90%) SaaS
4 4 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.97%) Sauce Labs
6 2 (1.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.94%) Internet
2 3 (2.97%) DNS
3 2 (1.98%) HTTP
4 1 (0.99%) CTI
4 1 (0.99%) LAN
4 1 (0.99%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.95%) Redis
3 4 (3.96%) MySQL
4 1 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.99%) DB2
4 1 (0.99%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.99%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (18.81%) JIRA
2 18 (17.82%) Selenium
3 14 (13.86%) Git (software)
4 12 (11.88%) Jenkins
5 8 (7.92%) WebDriver
6 7 (6.93%) Bitbucket
6 7 (6.93%) SoapUI
7 6 (5.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (4.95%) Appium
8 5 (4.95%) Cucumber
9 4 (3.96%) Mercurial
9 4 (3.96%) Robot Framework
9 4 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (2.97%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.97%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.98%) Calabash
12 1 (0.99%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.99%) MSTest
12 1 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.99%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (7.92%) Law
2 4 (3.96%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.97%) Banking
3 3 (2.97%) Finance
4 1 (0.99%) Advertising
4 1 (0.99%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.99%) Marketing
4 1 (0.99%) Publishing
4 1 (0.99%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (19.80%) Analyst
2 16 (15.84%) Business Analyst
3 12 (11.88%) Applications Support
3 12 (11.88%) Developer
4 11 (10.89%) QA Engineer
5 9 (8.91%) Tester
6 8 (7.92%) QA Manager
6 8 (7.92%) Quality Manager
6 8 (7.92%) Senior Applications Support
7 7 (6.93%) Applications Specialist
7 7 (6.93%) Applications Support Specialist
7 7 (6.93%) QA Tester
7 7 (6.93%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 7 (6.93%) Support Specialist
8 6 (5.94%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.94%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Architect
9 5 (4.95%) QA Automation Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) QA Leader
10 4 (3.96%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (28.71%) .NET
2 19 (18.81%) JSON
3 14 (13.86%) REST
3 14 (13.86%) SOAP
4 12 (11.88%) XML
5 11 (10.89%) Web Services
6 7 (6.93%) CSS
7 5 (4.95%) HTML
8 4 (3.96%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.96%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.96%) Laravel
8 4 (3.96%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (3.96%) Sass
9 3 (2.97%) CSS3
9 3 (2.97%) HTML5
9 3 (2.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (1.98%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (1.98%) Middleware
10 2 (1.98%) Node.js
10 2 (1.98%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.89%) Virtual Team
2 10 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.90%) Enterprise Cloud
3 6 (5.94%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.95%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.96%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.97%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.98%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.98%) W3C
8 1 (0.99%) BBC
8 1 (0.99%) Fintech
8 1 (0.99%) FMCG
8 1 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.99%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.99%) NHS
8 1 (0.99%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.99%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 24 (23.76%) Windows
2 16 (15.84%) Android
2 16 (15.84%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.95%) Mac OS X
4 4 (3.96%) Linux
5 3 (2.97%) VMS
6 2 (1.98%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.99%) Solaris
7 1 (0.99%) Unix
7 1 (0.99%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.99%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (47.52%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (31.68%) SDLC
3 26 (25.74%) Test Automation
4 18 (17.82%) Project Management
5 17 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (16.83%) E-Commerce
6 16 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (13.86%) Mentoring
7 14 (13.86%) Time Management
7 14 (13.86%) Waterfall
8 13 (12.87%) Coaching
9 12 (11.88%) Scrum
10 11 (10.89%) Service Delivery
10 11 (10.89%) Software Testing
10 11 (10.89%) TDD
11 10 (9.90%) Web Development
12 9 (8.91%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (8.91%) Manual Testing
12 9 (8.91%) Microservices
13 8 (7.92%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 34 (33.66%) SQL
2 30 (29.70%) C#
3 19 (18.81%) Delphi
4 18 (17.82%) JavaScript
5 12 (11.88%) T-SQL
6 10 (9.90%) Java
6 10 (9.90%) Python
7 8 (7.92%) PowerShell
8 6 (5.94%) Bourne shell
8 6 (5.94%) Ruby
9 5 (4.95%) Apple Swift
9 5 (4.95%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.96%) PHP
11 1 (0.99%) C
11 1 (0.99%) C++
11 1 (0.99%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 8 (7.92%) Degree
2 7 (6.93%) ISEB
3 6 (5.94%) ISTQB
3 6 (5.94%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.94%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.95%) PMI Certification
4 5 (4.95%) PMP
5 2 (1.98%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.90%) ISO 9001
2 8 (7.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (6.93%) PMO
4 2 (1.98%) COSHH
4 2 (1.98%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.98%) NEBOSH
4 2 (1.98%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (8.91%) Docker
2 4 (3.96%) Firmware
3 2 (1.98%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.99%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (18.81%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.92%) Sony
3 4 (3.96%) Fujitsu
4 3 (2.97%) DevExpress
5 2 (1.98%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.98%) IBM
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle
5 2 (1.98%) VMware
6 1 (0.99%) Citrix
6 1 (0.99%) Facebook
6 1 (0.99%) Informatica
6 1 (0.99%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.99%) Twitter
6 1 (0.99%) Unisys