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

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 63 95
Rank change year-on-year +17 +32 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 120 117 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.99% 4.16% 2.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.71% 34.41% 24.78%
Number of salaries quoted 92 102 74
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £44,750 £44,441 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.70% +26.97% -12.50%
10th Percentile £28,875 £32,500 £26,625
90th Percentile £53,250 £60,000 £61,250
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 356 340 343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 14.81% 12.09% 11.15%
Number of salaries quoted 262 230 260
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £44,250 £41,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.63% +18.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £28,370 £27,000 £21,975
90th Percentile £75,000 £66,000 £61,750
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -15 56 £40,000 -8.85% 8
High Wycombe +23 49 £47,500 +5.56% 2
Bletchley - 8 - -
Aylesbury +13 5 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Princes Risborough - 2 £25,000 -
Iver - 1 £50,000 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 61 (50.83%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (37.50%) SQL
3 34 (28.33%) .NET
3 34 (28.33%) Windows
4 33 (27.50%) C#
5 32 (26.67%) SDLC
6 30 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 28 (23.33%) JSON
8 24 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 21 (17.50%) JIRA
9 21 (17.50%) Selenium
9 21 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (17.50%) Mentoring
10 20 (16.67%) Coaching
10 20 (16.67%) Android
10 20 (16.67%) Waterfall
10 20 (16.67%) Apple iOS
11 19 (15.83%) SQL Server
11 19 (15.83%) E-Commerce
11 19 (15.83%) Microsoft
12 18 (15.00%) Confluence
12 18 (15.00%) Git (software)
12 18 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (14.17%) Delphi
13 17 (14.17%) XML
14 15 (12.50%) IIS
14 15 (12.50%) Project Management
14 15 (12.50%) Scrum
14 15 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (12.50%) WebDriver

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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 18 (15.00%) Confluence
2 15 (12.50%) IIS
3 3 (2.50%) CMS
4 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (11.67%) PaaS
3 13 (10.83%) IaaS
3 13 (10.83%) SaaS
4 4 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.50%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.17%) Internet
2 3 (2.50%) DNS
3 2 (1.67%) HTTP
3 2 (1.67%) LAN
3 2 (1.67%) WAN
4 1 (0.83%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.17%) Redis
3 4 (3.33%) MySQL
4 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.83%) DB2
4 1 (0.83%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.83%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (17.50%) JIRA
1 21 (17.50%) Selenium
2 18 (15.00%) Git (software)
3 15 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 11 (9.17%) SoapUI
5 8 (6.67%) Bitbucket
5 8 (6.67%) Jenkins
6 6 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (5.00%) Cucumber
7 5 (4.17%) Appium
8 4 (3.33%) Mercurial
8 4 (3.33%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.50%) Protractor
10 2 (1.67%) Calabash
10 2 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.67%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.83%) Hudson
11 1 (0.83%) JMeter
11 1 (0.83%) MSI
11 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (6.67%) Law
2 6 (5.00%) Finance
2 6 (5.00%) Retail
3 5 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.50%) Advertising
4 3 (2.50%) Banking
4 3 (2.50%) Marketing
4 3 (2.50%) Publishing
5 1 (0.83%) Automotive
5 1 (0.83%) Back Office
5 1 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (20.83%) Analyst
2 19 (15.83%) Business Analyst
3 15 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 15 (12.50%) Developer
4 11 (9.17%) QA Tester
4 11 (9.17%) Senior Applications Support
4 11 (9.17%) Tester
5 10 (8.33%) Applications Specialist
5 10 (8.33%) Applications Support Specialist
5 10 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 10 (8.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 10 (8.33%) Support Specialist
6 9 (7.50%) QA Leader
7 8 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 8 (6.67%) QA Manager
7 8 (6.67%) Quality Manager
8 6 (5.00%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.17%) Architect
9 5 (4.17%) SQL Analyst
9 5 (4.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (28.33%) .NET
2 28 (23.33%) JSON
3 17 (14.17%) XML
4 14 (11.67%) REST
4 14 (11.67%) SOAP
5 10 (8.33%) CSS
6 9 (7.50%) Sass
7 8 (6.67%) AngularJS
7 8 (6.67%) CSS3
7 8 (6.67%) HTML
7 8 (6.67%) HTML5
7 8 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (5.83%) Web Services
9 5 (4.17%) LESS
9 5 (4.17%) React
10 4 (3.33%) Laravel
10 4 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (2.50%) Apache Flex
11 3 (2.50%) Behat
12 2 (1.67%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.50%) Virtual Team
2 14 (11.67%) Enterprise Cloud
3 10 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.83%) Mobile App
4 7 (5.83%) W3C
5 3 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.67%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.67%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.83%) Fintech
7 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 34 (28.33%) Windows
2 20 (16.67%) Android
2 20 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.17%) Mac OS X
4 4 (3.33%) Linux
5 3 (2.50%) VMS
5 3 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.67%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.83%) Solaris
7 1 (0.83%) Unix
7 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (50.83%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (26.67%) SDLC
3 30 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 21 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (17.50%) Mentoring
5 20 (16.67%) Coaching
5 20 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 19 (15.83%) E-Commerce
7 18 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (12.50%) Project Management
8 15 (12.50%) Scrum
9 13 (10.83%) Service Delivery
9 13 (10.83%) Time Management
10 12 (10.00%) TDD
10 12 (10.00%) Test Strategy
10 12 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (9.17%) Line Management
11 11 (9.17%) Software Testing
12 10 (8.33%) Kanban
12 10 (8.33%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 45 (37.50%) SQL
2 33 (27.50%) C#
3 24 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 17 (14.17%) Delphi
5 14 (11.67%) T-SQL
6 11 (9.17%) Java
7 10 (8.33%) PHP
8 8 (6.67%) PowerShell
9 6 (5.00%) Ruby
10 5 (4.17%) Apple Swift
10 5 (4.17%) Bash Shell
10 5 (4.17%) ES6
10 5 (4.17%) Python
11 2 (1.67%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.83%) C
12 1 (0.83%) C++
12 1 (0.83%) COBOL
12 1 (0.83%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 8 (6.67%) Degree
2 6 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.17%) PMI Certification
3 5 (4.17%) PMP
4 3 (2.50%) ISEB
4 3 (2.50%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.67%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.33%) ISO 9001
2 8 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (5.83%) PMO
4 2 (1.67%) COSHH
4 2 (1.67%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.67%) NEBOSH
4 2 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.50%) Docker
2 4 (3.33%) Firmware
3 2 (1.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) HP ALM
1 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (15.83%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.67%) Sony
3 4 (3.33%) Fujitsu
4 2 (1.67%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.67%) Citrix
4 2 (1.67%) DevExpress
4 2 (1.67%) IBM
4 2 (1.67%) Oracle
4 2 (1.67%) VMware
5 1 (0.83%) HP
5 1 (0.83%) Informatica
5 1 (0.83%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.83%) Unisys