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

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 73 82
Rank change year-on-year +15 +9 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 116 108 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.15% 3.72% 3.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.22% 29.59% 23.90%
Number of salaries quoted 103 94 125
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -10.71% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £52,500
South East median annual salary £44,000 £44,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.56% -1.67% +5.88%

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 339 365 523
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 12.12% 12.58% 12.94%
Number of salaries quoted 226 287 391
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,750 £61,750 £60,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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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 January 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 January 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 +14 85 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Aylesbury -7 18 £42,500 +21.43% 6
High Wycombe +7 11 £38,750 -13.89% 3
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 51 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (35.34%) Test Automation
3 25 (21.55%) .NET
4 23 (19.83%) Selenium
5 22 (18.97%) JavaScript
5 22 (18.97%) Microsoft
6 21 (18.10%) Java
7 18 (15.52%) SQL
7 18 (15.52%) Degree
7 18 (15.52%) AngularJS
8 17 (14.66%) C#
8 17 (14.66%) Finance
9 16 (13.79%) Scrum
9 16 (13.79%) Functional Testing
10 14 (12.07%) Jenkins
10 14 (12.07%) User Stories
10 14 (12.07%) Docker
10 14 (12.07%) HTML
10 14 (12.07%) Node.js
11 13 (11.21%) EPoS
12 12 (10.34%) Project Management
12 12 (10.34%) ASP.NET
12 12 (10.34%) SQL Server
12 12 (10.34%) Regression Testing
12 12 (10.34%) MVC
12 12 (10.34%) Integration Testing
12 12 (10.34%) Microservices
12 12 (10.34%) SDLC
13 11 (9.48%) jQuery
13 11 (9.48%) Cucumber

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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 6 (5.17%) Cloud Foundry
1 6 (5.17%) OpenStack
2 4 (3.45%) Alfresco
2 4 (3.45%) CMS
2 4 (3.45%) Drupal
2 4 (3.45%) Liferay
2 4 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.72%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.86%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (3.45%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.59%) VoIP
2 2 (1.72%) HTTP
2 2 (1.72%) Network Security
3 1 (0.86%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.17%) MySQL
3 6 (5.17%) Redis
4 4 (3.45%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.72%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.72%) Big Data
5 2 (1.72%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.72%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.86%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (19.83%) Selenium
2 14 (12.07%) Jenkins
3 11 (9.48%) Cucumber
4 10 (8.62%) WebDriver
5 7 (6.03%) JIRA
6 6 (5.17%) Maven
7 5 (4.31%) Git (software)
8 4 (3.45%) Bitbucket
8 4 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (3.45%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.59%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.72%) GoogleTest
10 2 (1.72%) Gradle
10 2 (1.72%) InstallShield
10 2 (1.72%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.72%) Robot Framework
10 2 (1.72%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.72%) Subversion
10 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (14.66%) Finance
2 4 (3.45%) Banking
3 3 (2.59%) Marketing
3 3 (2.59%) Retail
4 2 (1.72%) Billing
4 2 (1.72%) Legal
4 2 (1.72%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.86%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.86%) Back Office
5 1 (0.86%) Electronics
5 1 (0.86%) Games
5 1 (0.86%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (18.97%) Developer
2 20 (17.24%) Analyst
3 16 (13.79%) Tester
4 10 (8.62%) Test Analyst
4 10 (8.62%) Test Engineer
5 9 (7.76%) HTML Developer
5 9 (7.76%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (6.90%) .NET Developer
6 8 (6.90%) QA Analyst
6 8 (6.90%) QA Engineer
6 8 (6.90%) QA Test Analyst
7 7 (6.03%) Java Engineer
7 7 (6.03%) PMO Analyst
7 7 (6.03%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.03%) QA Tester
8 6 (5.17%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (5.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (5.17%) C# Developer
8 6 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.17%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (21.55%) .NET
2 18 (15.52%) AngularJS
3 14 (12.07%) HTML
3 14 (12.07%) Node.js
4 12 (10.34%) ASP.NET
5 11 (9.48%) CSS
5 11 (9.48%) jQuery
5 11 (9.48%) Web Services
6 9 (7.76%) Angular 2
6 9 (7.76%) HTML5
7 8 (6.90%) CSS3
7 8 (6.90%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (6.03%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (6.03%) Kendo UI
9 6 (5.17%) .NET Framework
9 6 (5.17%) React
9 6 (5.17%) Spring
9 6 (5.17%) Velocity
10 4 (3.45%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.21%) EPoS
2 8 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (5.17%) Public Cloud
5 5 (4.31%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.45%) User Experience
7 3 (2.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.72%) iPad
9 1 (0.86%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.86%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.86%) State Machine
9 1 (0.86%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.76%) Windows
2 7 (6.03%) Linux
3 4 (3.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (35.34%) Test Automation
3 16 (13.79%) Functional Testing
3 16 (13.79%) Scrum
4 14 (12.07%) User Stories
5 12 (10.34%) Integration Testing
5 12 (10.34%) Microservices
5 12 (10.34%) MVC
5 12 (10.34%) Project Management
5 12 (10.34%) Regression Testing
5 12 (10.34%) SDLC
6 10 (8.62%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (8.62%) Test Scripting
6 10 (8.62%) Test Strategy
7 9 (7.76%) DevOps
8 8 (6.90%) BDD
8 8 (6.90%) Business Analysis
9 7 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (6.03%) E-Commerce
9 7 (6.03%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.97%) JavaScript
2 21 (18.10%) Java
3 18 (15.52%) SQL
4 17 (14.66%) C#
5 9 (7.76%) C++
6 8 (6.90%) C
7 6 (5.17%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.31%) Python
9 3 (2.59%) Ruby
10 2 (1.72%) Go
10 2 (1.72%) PHP
10 2 (1.72%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.72%) VBScript
11 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (15.52%) Degree
2 5 (4.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.45%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.59%) CREST Certified
4 3 (2.59%) ISEB
4 3 (2.59%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.86%) VCAP
6 1 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.62%) PMO
2 4 (3.45%) SLA
3 2 (1.72%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.72%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.72%) TickIT
System Software
1 14 (12.07%) Docker
2 4 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.59%) Firmware
4 2 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.86%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (2.59%) Puppet
2 1 (0.86%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.86%) Ansible
2 1 (0.86%) vRealize
Vendors
1 22 (18.97%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.62%) Oracle
3 7 (6.03%) Telerik
4 4 (3.45%) IBM
4 4 (3.45%) OpenText
5 3 (2.59%) Remedy
5 3 (2.59%) VMware
6 2 (1.72%) Brocade
6 2 (1.72%) Cisco
6 2 (1.72%) Google
6 2 (1.72%) Juniper
7 1 (0.86%) Alterian
7 1 (0.86%) Capita
7 1 (0.86%) hybris
7 1 (0.86%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.86%) Tableau
7 1 (0.86%) Xilinx