Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 57 90
Rank change year-on-year -21 +33 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 92 122 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 3.14% 4.42% 2.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.83% 29.98% 23.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82 104 103
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +1.19%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £52,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% -

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 403 407 453
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.76% 14.75% 12.66%
Number of salaries quoted 282 316 314
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,750 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.96% -0.66% -10.59%
10th Percentile £22,525 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £59,850
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +4.65%

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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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -21 61 £40,000 +6.67% 4
Aylesbury -8 20 £42,500 +30.77% 1
High Wycombe +11 10 £31,250 - 4
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 29 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (30.43%) Test Automation
3 19 (20.65%) Mentoring
4 18 (19.57%) C#
4 18 (19.57%) JavaScript
5 17 (18.48%) JIRA
6 16 (17.39%) Test Strategy
7 15 (16.30%) Selenium
7 15 (16.30%) AngularJS
7 15 (16.30%) Defect Management
7 15 (16.30%) ISTQB
7 15 (16.30%) Python
7 15 (16.30%) ISEB
8 14 (15.22%) Perl
8 14 (15.22%) HTML
8 14 (15.22%) Finance
8 14 (15.22%) Regression Testing
8 14 (15.22%) Test Planning
8 14 (15.22%) PowerShell
8 14 (15.22%) Node.js
8 14 (15.22%) Bash Shell
9 13 (14.13%) Integration Testing
9 13 (14.13%) SQL
9 13 (14.13%) .NET
9 13 (14.13%) Windows
9 13 (14.13%) Microsoft
10 12 (13.04%) Functional Testing
10 12 (13.04%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (11.96%) User Stories
11 11 (11.96%) EPoS

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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 4 (4.35%) Apache Pig
1 4 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.09%) CMS
2 1 (1.09%) Confluence
2 1 (1.09%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.43%) VoIP
2 4 (4.35%) Network Security
3 1 (1.09%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.09%) SpaceWire
3 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.61%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.43%) Big Data
3 5 (5.43%) Hadoop
4 4 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (4.35%) Apache Hive
4 4 (4.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (18.48%) JIRA
2 15 (16.30%) Selenium
3 6 (6.52%) Cucumber
3 6 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.52%) SpecFlow
4 4 (4.35%) HP UFT
4 4 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (4.35%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.26%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.17%) MSTest
6 2 (2.17%) NUnit
6 2 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.09%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.09%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.09%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.09%) NeoLoad
7 1 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (15.22%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Law
2 7 (7.61%) Legal
3 4 (4.35%) Banking
3 4 (4.35%) Billing
3 4 (4.35%) Marketing
3 4 (4.35%) Retail
4 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.09%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.09%) Back Office
5 1 (1.09%) Digital Economy
5 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.09%) Military
5 1 (1.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (40.22%) Tester
2 27 (29.35%) QA Tester
3 16 (17.39%) Software Tester
4 15 (16.30%) Software QA Tester
5 13 (14.13%) Developer
6 10 (10.87%) Service Manager
7 9 (9.78%) Analyst
7 9 (9.78%) HTML Developer
7 9 (9.78%) JavaScript Developer
7 9 (9.78%) Service Desk Manager
7 9 (9.78%) Test Engineer
8 7 (7.61%) .NET Developer
8 7 (7.61%) Test Analyst
8 7 (7.61%) Trainee
8 7 (7.61%) Trainee Software Tester
8 7 (7.61%) Trainee Tester
9 6 (6.52%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 6 (6.52%) C# Developer
9 6 (6.52%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.30%) AngularJS
2 14 (15.22%) HTML
2 14 (15.22%) Node.js
3 13 (14.13%) .NET
4 9 (9.78%) Angular 2
5 8 (8.70%) ASP.NET
5 8 (8.70%) CSS
5 8 (8.70%) jQuery
6 7 (7.61%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (7.61%) HTML5
6 7 (7.61%) Kendo UI
7 5 (5.43%) CSS3
7 5 (5.43%) React
7 5 (5.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (5.43%) Web Services
8 4 (4.35%) Vue (Vue.js)
9 2 (2.17%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.09%) Apache Flex
10 1 (1.09%) NHibernate
10 1 (1.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (11.96%) EPoS
3 5 (5.43%) User Experience
4 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.09%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.13%) Windows
2 7 (7.61%) Windows 7
3 5 (5.43%) Linux
4 1 (1.09%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (30.43%) Test Automation
3 19 (20.65%) Mentoring
4 16 (17.39%) Test Strategy
5 15 (16.30%) Defect Management
6 14 (15.22%) Regression Testing
6 14 (15.22%) Test Planning
7 13 (14.13%) Integration Testing
8 12 (13.04%) Functional Testing
9 11 (11.96%) Software Testing
9 11 (11.96%) User Stories
10 10 (10.87%) Test Scripting
11 9 (9.78%) ITIL
12 8 (8.70%) Manual Testing
12 8 (8.70%) MVC
13 7 (7.61%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (7.61%) Service Delivery
13 7 (7.61%) Service Desk Management
13 7 (7.61%) Time Management
14 6 (6.52%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.57%) C#
1 18 (19.57%) JavaScript
2 15 (16.30%) Python
3 14 (15.22%) Bash Shell
3 14 (15.22%) Perl
3 14 (15.22%) PowerShell
4 13 (14.13%) SQL
5 8 (8.70%) Java
6 5 (5.43%) C++
7 4 (4.35%) Go
7 4 (4.35%) PHP
8 3 (3.26%) C
9 1 (1.09%) Bourne shell
9 1 (1.09%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 15 (16.30%) ISEB
1 15 (16.30%) ISTQB
2 7 (7.61%) Degree
2 7 (7.61%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (4.35%) CREST Certified
4 2 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.17%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.09%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.09%) MCSA
5 1 (1.09%) MCT
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.96%) SLA
2 4 (4.35%) PMO
3 2 (2.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (5.43%) Docker
2 4 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.09%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (14.13%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.61%) Telerik
3 5 (5.43%) Oracle
4 4 (4.35%) Brocade
4 4 (4.35%) Cisco
4 4 (4.35%) Juniper
4 4 (4.35%) VMware
5 3 (3.26%) Remedy
6 2 (2.17%) IFS
6 2 (2.17%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (2.17%) Tableau
7 1 (1.09%) Capita