Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 92 56
Rank change year-on-year +61 -36 +37
Permanent jobs citing QA 139 72 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 6.13% 2.51% 4.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.10% 17.82% 29.26%
Number of salaries quoted 119 56 116
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £52,000 £40,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.40% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,163 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £58,125
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.06% +10.59% -1.16%

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 420 404 458
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 18.53% 14.09% 15.53%
Number of salaries quoted 312 300 325
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,650 £22,725 £22,350
90th Percentile £62,375 £61,250 £68,250
South East median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.11% +11.76% -5.56%

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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 +45 79 £41,500 +19.74% 12
High Wycombe +21 29 £55,000 +32.53% 6
Marlow +24 11 £60,000 +90.48% 1
Beaconsfield - 1 £35,000 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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 55 (39.57%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (33.09%) JavaScript
3 45 (32.37%) SDLC
4 40 (28.78%) JSON
5 35 (25.18%) .NET
6 34 (24.46%) SQL
7 33 (23.74%) Test Automation
8 31 (22.30%) Java
9 30 (21.58%) Scrum
10 27 (19.42%) JIRA
11 24 (17.27%) Retail
11 24 (17.27%) Project Management
12 23 (16.55%) E-Commerce
12 23 (16.55%) HTML
13 22 (15.83%) C#
14 21 (15.11%) Enterprise Cloud
14 21 (15.11%) Collaborative Working
15 20 (14.39%) Degree
15 20 (14.39%) Selenium
16 19 (13.67%) REST
17 18 (12.95%) Amazon AWS
17 18 (12.95%) Microsoft
17 18 (12.95%) MVC
17 18 (12.95%) Presales
18 16 (11.51%) User Experience
18 16 (11.51%) User Acceptance Testing
18 16 (11.51%) Test Scripting
19 15 (10.79%) Web Services
20 13 (9.35%) SOAP
20 13 (9.35%) CSS

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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 12 (8.63%) Confluence
2 11 (7.91%) Apache Solr
3 8 (5.76%) CMS
4 5 (3.60%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.88%) IIS
5 4 (2.88%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.16%) JBoss
6 3 (2.16%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.44%) Apache
7 2 (1.44%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (7.19%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.76%) Sketch
3 6 (4.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.95%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.19%) SaaS
3 8 (5.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.88%) Office 365
5 2 (1.44%) BrowserStack
5 2 (1.44%) TestFlight
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.72%) npm
6 1 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.72%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.35%) MySQL
2 11 (7.91%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.16%) QualityStage
4 2 (1.44%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 27 (19.42%) JIRA
2 20 (14.39%) Selenium
3 13 (9.35%) Maven
3 13 (9.35%) WebDriver
4 9 (6.47%) Jenkins
5 8 (5.76%) Protractor
6 7 (5.04%) QAComplete
6 7 (5.04%) SoapUI
7 6 (4.32%) Robot Framework
7 6 (4.32%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 4 (2.88%) Git (software)
8 4 (2.88%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.16%) JMeter
9 3 (2.16%) Subversion
9 3 (2.16%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.16%) Zephyr
10 2 (1.44%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.44%) FishEye
10 2 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (1.44%) SpecFlow
General
1 24 (17.27%) Retail
2 9 (6.47%) Finance
3 5 (3.60%) Automotive
4 4 (2.88%) Back Office
4 4 (2.88%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.16%) Publishing
6 2 (1.44%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Games
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (26.62%) Analyst
2 22 (15.83%) Developer
3 20 (14.39%) Business Analyst
4 18 (12.95%) Technical Analyst
4 18 (12.95%) Technical Business Analyst
4 18 (12.95%) Test Engineer
5 12 (8.63%) QA Engineer
6 11 (7.91%) Applications Developer
6 11 (7.91%) Java Applications Developer
6 11 (7.91%) Java Developer
7 9 (6.47%) QA Analyst
7 9 (6.47%) Test Analyst
8 8 (5.76%) Designer
8 8 (5.76%) Digital Designer
9 6 (4.32%) Digital Analyst
9 6 (4.32%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.32%) QA Automation Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) QA Leader
10 5 (3.60%) Coordinator
10 5 (3.60%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (28.78%) JSON
2 35 (25.18%) .NET
3 23 (16.55%) HTML
4 19 (13.67%) REST
5 15 (10.79%) Web Services
6 13 (9.35%) CSS
6 13 (9.35%) SOAP
7 12 (8.63%) CSS3
7 12 (8.63%) HTML5
7 12 (8.63%) JMS
8 11 (7.91%) Drools
8 11 (7.91%) EJB
8 11 (7.91%) Hibernate
8 11 (7.91%) J2EE
8 11 (7.91%) JSTL
8 11 (7.91%) Lucene
8 11 (7.91%) Spring
8 11 (7.91%) Struts
9 9 (6.47%) AngularJS
9 9 (6.47%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.11%) Enterprise Cloud
2 16 (11.51%) User Experience
3 12 (8.63%) Social Media
4 8 (5.76%) Animation
4 8 (5.76%) Smartphone
5 6 (4.32%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.60%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.16%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.72%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.60%) Linux
1 5 (3.60%) Unix
1 5 (3.60%) Windows
2 1 (0.72%) Android
2 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.72%) CentOS
2 1 (0.72%) Debian
2 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone
2 1 (0.72%) Windows Server
2 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (39.57%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (32.37%) SDLC
3 33 (23.74%) Test Automation
4 30 (21.58%) Scrum
5 24 (17.27%) Project Management
6 23 (16.55%) E-Commerce
7 21 (15.11%) Collaborative Working
8 18 (12.95%) MVC
8 18 (12.95%) Presales
9 16 (11.51%) Test Scripting
9 16 (11.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (9.35%) Coaching
10 13 (9.35%) Test Strategy
11 12 (8.63%) Black-Box Testing
11 12 (8.63%) White-Box Testing
12 11 (7.91%) OWASP
12 11 (7.91%) Regression Testing
12 11 (7.91%) Service Delivery
12 11 (7.91%) SOA
12 11 (7.91%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 46 (33.09%) JavaScript
2 34 (24.46%) SQL
3 31 (22.30%) Java
4 22 (15.83%) C#
5 8 (5.76%) Python
6 7 (5.04%) Ruby
7 4 (2.88%) Delphi
8 3 (2.16%) Bourne shell
9 2 (1.44%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.44%) PHP
9 2 (1.44%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.44%) R
10 1 (0.72%) ES6
10 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (14.39%) Degree
2 13 (9.35%) ISEB
3 6 (4.32%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.16%) APMP
4 3 (2.16%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (2.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.16%) PMP
4 3 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.16%) PMO
2 2 (1.44%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.72%) vSphere
Vendors
1 18 (12.95%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.35%) IBM
3 9 (6.47%) Capita
4 8 (5.76%) Adobe
5 3 (2.16%) Cognizant
5 3 (2.16%) Oracle
6 2 (1.44%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.44%) VMware
7 1 (0.72%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 1 (0.72%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.72%) Workday
7 1 (0.72%) Xamarin