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

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 61 87
Rank change year-on-year -27 +26 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 72 119 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.62% 4.21% 3.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.73% 30.05% 23.75%
Number of salaries quoted 51 99 81
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £28,827 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £61,250 £55,000
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 365 396 400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.28% 14.02% 12.76%
Number of salaries quoted 258 267 269
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £25,675 £22,500 £21,950
90th Percentile £61,250 £72,250 £62,500
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +3.45%

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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 August 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 August 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 -25 43 £44,250 +4.12% 10
High Wycombe +3 19 £41,500 -7.78% 5
Bletchley - 4 - -
Princes Risborough -2 2 £25,000 -58.33%
Marlow +3 1 £31,500 -25.88%
Iver 0 1 £50,000 -9.09% 1
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 32 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (34.72%) JIRA
3 22 (30.56%) Test Automation
4 21 (29.17%) Python
5 20 (27.78%) SDLC
6 18 (25.00%) ISEB
7 17 (23.61%) PowerShell
8 16 (22.22%) E-Commerce
8 16 (22.22%) Windows
9 15 (20.83%) Bash Shell
9 15 (20.83%) ISTQB
10 14 (19.44%) Software Testing
10 14 (19.44%) Selenium
10 14 (19.44%) Time Management
10 14 (19.44%) Mentoring
10 14 (19.44%) C#
11 13 (18.06%) Project Management
11 13 (18.06%) Test Scripting
12 12 (16.67%) Jenkins
12 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
13 11 (15.28%) Delphi
13 11 (15.28%) SQL
13 11 (15.28%) .NET
13 11 (15.28%) Test Planning
13 11 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (15.28%) Git (software)
13 11 (15.28%) Confluence
13 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
13 11 (15.28%) Defect Management
14 10 (13.89%) REST

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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 11 (15.28%) Confluence
2 2 (2.78%) IIS
3 1 (1.39%) CMS
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (8.33%) MS Visio
4 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.78%) Office 365
3 2 (2.78%) PaaS
3 2 (2.78%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (1.39%) IaaS
4 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (1.39%) CTI
2 1 (1.39%) DNS
2 1 (1.39%) HTTP
2 1 (1.39%) SpaceWire
2 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) MySQL
2 2 (2.78%) Redis
3 1 (1.39%) Big Data
3 1 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.39%) DB2
3 1 (1.39%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.39%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (34.72%) JIRA
2 14 (19.44%) Selenium
3 12 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 11 (15.28%) Git (software)
5 6 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 6 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 5 (6.94%) TeamCity
7 4 (5.56%) Bitbucket
7 4 (5.56%) Mercurial
7 4 (5.56%) Robot Framework
8 3 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (4.17%) MSTest
8 3 (4.17%) NUnit
8 3 (4.17%) SoapUI
8 3 (4.17%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.78%) Appium
10 1 (1.39%) MSBuild
10 1 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (1.39%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (11.11%) Law
2 7 (9.72%) Finance
3 4 (5.56%) Legal
4 2 (2.78%) Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (23.61%) Tester
2 13 (18.06%) QA Tester
3 11 (15.28%) Software Tester
4 10 (13.89%) Software QA Tester
5 8 (11.11%) QA Engineer
6 7 (9.72%) Developer
6 7 (9.72%) Test Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) Project Manager
8 5 (6.94%) Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Automation Tester
8 5 (6.94%) QA Automation Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Trainee
8 5 (6.94%) Trainee Software Tester
8 5 (6.94%) Trainee Tester
9 4 (5.56%) QA Manager
9 4 (5.56%) Quality Manager
9 4 (5.56%) Senior Tester
9 4 (5.56%) Service Desk Manager
9 4 (5.56%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.28%) .NET
2 10 (13.89%) REST
2 10 (13.89%) SOAP
2 10 (13.89%) Web Services
3 5 (6.94%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.56%) CSS
4 4 (5.56%) JSON
5 2 (2.78%) Behat
5 2 (2.78%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.78%) HTML
5 2 (2.78%) Laravel
5 2 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (2.78%) Sass
6 1 (1.39%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.39%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.39%) jQuery
6 1 (1.39%) LDAP
6 1 (1.39%) Middleware
6 1 (1.39%) Spring
6 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.17%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.78%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.39%) BBC
6 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) Fintech
6 1 (1.39%) FMCG
6 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.39%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.39%) NHS
6 1 (1.39%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.39%) Social Network
6 1 (1.39%) User Experience
6 1 (1.39%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.39%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.22%) Windows
2 5 (6.94%) Android
2 5 (6.94%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.17%) Linux
4 3 (4.17%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.78%) Unix
6 1 (1.39%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.39%) Solaris
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.56%) Test Automation
3 20 (27.78%) SDLC
4 16 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 14 (19.44%) Mentoring
5 14 (19.44%) Software Testing
5 14 (19.44%) Time Management
6 13 (18.06%) Project Management
6 13 (18.06%) Test Scripting
7 11 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (15.28%) Defect Management
7 11 (15.28%) Test Planning
8 10 (13.89%) Scrum
8 10 (13.89%) TDD
9 9 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (11.11%) Agile Testing
11 7 (9.72%) BDD
11 7 (9.72%) DevOps
11 7 (9.72%) ITIL
11 7 (9.72%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.17%) Python
2 17 (23.61%) PowerShell
3 15 (20.83%) Bash Shell
4 14 (19.44%) C#
5 11 (15.28%) Delphi
5 11 (15.28%) SQL
6 10 (13.89%) Perl
7 9 (12.50%) Java
8 8 (11.11%) JavaScript
9 7 (9.72%) Bourne shell
10 5 (6.94%) T-SQL
11 4 (5.56%) Ruby
12 2 (2.78%) Apple Swift
12 2 (2.78%) PHP
13 1 (1.39%) C
13 1 (1.39%) C++
13 1 (1.39%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 18 (25.00%) ISEB
2 15 (20.83%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.94%) PMI Certification
4 5 (6.94%) PMP
5 4 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.78%) Degree
7 1 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) PMO
1 6 (8.33%) SLA
2 5 (6.94%) ISO 9001
3 4 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.39%) COSHH
4 1 (1.39%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.39%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 5 (6.94%) Firmware
2 4 (5.56%) Docker
3 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.56%) Sony
3 3 (4.17%) DevExpress
4 2 (2.78%) Fujitsu
4 2 (2.78%) IFS
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle
4 2 (2.78%) VMware
5 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.39%) Citrix
5 1 (1.39%) Facebook
5 1 (1.39%) IBM
5 1 (1.39%) Informatica
5 1 (1.39%) Twitter
5 1 (1.39%) Unisys