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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 55 75
Rank change year-on-year +5 +20  
Permanent jobs citing QA 64 53 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.41% 3.66% 2.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.09% 27.18% 19.82%
Number of salaries quoted 53 42 49
Median salary £40,000 £36,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.84% -13.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,100 £31,200
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Buckinghamshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 220 195 338
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 15.15% 13.46% 14.11%
Number of salaries quoted 143 133 229
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £24,600 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +13 37 £42,500 +7.59% 6
Aylesbury -9 14 £32,500 -7.14%
Amersham -10 8 - -
High Wycombe +10 1 - - 2
Iver - 1 £55,000 -
Princes Risborough - 1 £60,000 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 73 (52.14%) Test Automation
2 66 (47.14%) Selenium
3 56 (40.00%) Finance
4 51 (36.43%) Regression Testing
5 50 (35.71%) SQL
6 43 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (29.29%) Java
8 35 (25.00%) QA Automation
9 33 (23.57%) WebDriver
10 32 (22.86%) JIRA
10 32 (22.86%) JavaScript
11 29 (20.71%) Test Scripting
12 28 (20.00%) Functional Testing
13 23 (16.43%) Integration Testing
13 23 (16.43%) TDD
14 20 (14.29%) .NET
14 20 (14.29%) BDD
15 19 (13.57%) Degree
15 19 (13.57%) E-Commerce
16 18 (12.86%) Scrum
17 17 (12.14%) Software Testing
17 17 (12.14%) Performance Testing
18 16 (11.43%) iPad
18 16 (11.43%) Ruby
18 16 (11.43%) XML
18 16 (11.43%) PL/SQL
18 16 (11.43%) C#
19 15 (10.71%) Web Testing
20 14 (10.00%) Test Strategy
21 13 (9.29%) Python

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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 3 (2.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.71%) IIS
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.71%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.14%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.29%) HTTP
2 4 (2.86%) VoIP
3 1 (0.71%) ISDN
3 1 (0.71%) PSTN
3 1 (0.71%) SS7
3 1 (0.71%) SSH
3 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.14%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.43%) MS Access
3 2 (1.43%) MySQL
4 1 (0.71%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.71%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.71%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 66 (47.14%) Selenium
2 33 (23.57%) WebDriver
3 32 (22.86%) JIRA
4 12 (8.57%) Jenkins
5 8 (5.71%) Cucumber
6 7 (5.00%) NeoLoad
7 6 (4.29%) Ant
7 6 (4.29%) Git (software)
7 6 (4.29%) IntelliJ
8 4 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.86%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.43%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (1.43%) SoapUI
General
1 56 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.14%) Marketing
3 3 (2.14%) Retail
4 2 (1.43%) Electronics
5 1 (0.71%) Front Office
5 1 (0.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (25.00%) Analyst
2 32 (22.86%) QA Engineer
3 28 (20.00%) Java Engineer
3 28 (20.00%) QA Automation Engineer
4 27 (19.29%) Automation Engineer
5 18 (12.86%) Test Analyst
6 16 (11.43%) QA Analyst
6 16 (11.43%) Tester
7 15 (10.71%) Test Engineer
8 14 (10.00%) Developer
8 14 (10.00%) JIRA Engineer
9 13 (9.29%) QA Tester
10 12 (8.57%) .NET Developer
10 12 (8.57%) C# .NET Developer
10 12 (8.57%) C# Developer
11 11 (7.86%) Software Analyst
12 9 (6.43%) DevOps Engineer
12 9 (6.43%) QA Test Analyst
13 8 (5.71%) ASP.NET Developer
13 8 (5.71%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.29%) .NET
2 16 (11.43%) XML
3 10 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 8 (5.71%) ASP.NET
4 8 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (5.71%) HTML
4 8 (5.71%) jQuery
4 8 (5.71%) KnockoutJS
4 8 (5.71%) React
5 6 (4.29%) CSS
6 4 (2.86%) Web Services
7 2 (1.43%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (1.43%) RESTful
7 2 (1.43%) SOAP
8 1 (0.71%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.71%) Node.js
8 1 (0.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.43%) iPad
2 5 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.86%) iPhone
3 4 (2.86%) Smartcard
4 3 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.71%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.71%) Fintech
5 1 (0.71%) FMCG
5 1 (0.71%) IVR
5 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.57%) Linux
2 9 (6.43%) Unix
3 6 (4.29%) Windows
4 4 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (52.14%) Test Automation
2 51 (36.43%) Regression Testing
3 43 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (25.00%) QA Automation
5 29 (20.71%) Test Scripting
6 28 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 23 (16.43%) Integration Testing
7 23 (16.43%) TDD
8 20 (14.29%) BDD
9 19 (13.57%) E-Commerce
10 18 (12.86%) Scrum
11 17 (12.14%) Performance Testing
11 17 (12.14%) Software Testing
12 15 (10.71%) Web Testing
13 14 (10.00%) Test Strategy
14 13 (9.29%) API Testing
14 13 (9.29%) SDET
15 11 (7.86%) Defect Management
15 11 (7.86%) Scenario Testing
15 11 (7.86%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (35.71%) SQL
2 41 (29.29%) Java
3 32 (22.86%) JavaScript
4 16 (11.43%) C#
4 16 (11.43%) PL/SQL
4 16 (11.43%) Ruby
5 13 (9.29%) Python
6 6 (4.29%) Perl
7 4 (2.86%) C++
8 3 (2.14%) VBA
9 2 (1.43%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.71%) C
10 1 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (13.57%) Degree
2 9 (6.43%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (3.57%) ISEB
4 4 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.43%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.71%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.71%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.86%) PMO
2 1 (0.71%) COBIT
2 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (0.71%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 2 (1.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (5.71%) Puppet
2 3 (2.14%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (2.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.14%) Coremetrics
2 3 (2.14%) Google
2 3 (2.14%) Monetate
3 2 (1.43%) Dynatrace
3 2 (1.43%) New Relic
3 2 (1.43%) Oracle
3 2 (1.43%) Splunk
4 1 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (0.71%) Remedy
4 1 (0.71%) SAP
4 1 (0.71%) Sencha
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Fuse
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Trimble
Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits
Posted: 10 days ago