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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 39 74 89
Rank change year-on-year +35 +15  
Permanent jobs citing QA 76 49 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 5.42% 2.86% 2.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.19% 23.11% 17.45%
Number of salaries quoted 67 48 37
Median salary £37,500 £38,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.31% -13.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 229 212 235
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 16.33% 12.36% 12.03%
Number of salaries quoted 180 138 167
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,800 £27,000 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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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 24 March 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 24 March 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 +36 65 £37,500 -16.66% 6
Aylesbury +10 4 £36,250 +3.57% 1
Princes Risborough - 2 £60,000 -
High Wycombe +2 1 - - 1
QA
South East

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 60 (50.00%) SQL
2 53 (44.17%) Selenium
3 43 (35.83%) Java
4 42 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (31.67%) Regression Testing
6 37 (30.83%) Finance
7 36 (30.00%) JavaScript
8 31 (25.83%) WebDriver
9 28 (23.33%) QA Automation
10 23 (19.17%) Degree
11 22 (18.33%) JIRA
11 22 (18.33%) Functional Testing
12 21 (17.50%) Software Testing
12 21 (17.50%) Test Scripting
13 20 (16.67%) Automation Testing
13 20 (16.67%) HTML
14 19 (15.83%) CSS
14 19 (15.83%) Web Development
15 18 (15.00%) Automated Testing
16 17 (14.17%) Integration Testing
17 16 (13.33%) Performance Testing
17 16 (13.33%) C#
17 16 (13.33%) Ruby
18 14 (11.67%) PHP
18 14 (11.67%) PL/SQL
18 14 (11.67%) XML
18 14 (11.67%) E-Commerce
18 14 (11.67%) BDD
19 13 (10.83%) Web Testing
19 13 (10.83%) .NET

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Top Related 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 8 (6.67%) WordPress
2 1 (0.83%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (5.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.17%) HTTP
2 3 (2.50%) VoIP
3 1 (0.83%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.83%) MySQL
2 3 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.83%) Base SAS
3 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.83%) MS Access
3 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 53 (44.17%) Selenium
2 31 (25.83%) WebDriver
3 22 (18.33%) JIRA
4 9 (7.50%) IntelliJ
4 9 (7.50%) Jenkins
5 7 (5.83%) Git (software)
5 7 (5.83%) NeoLoad
6 6 (5.00%) Grunt
6 6 (5.00%) gulp
7 5 (4.17%) Ant
8 4 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.33%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.67%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.83%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.83%) JMeter
10 1 (0.83%) SoapUI
General
1 37 (30.83%) Finance
2 9 (7.50%) Retail
3 8 (6.67%) Banking
4 6 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.67%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.83%) Front Office
6 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (27.50%) Analyst
2 26 (21.67%) QA Engineer
3 22 (18.33%) Developer
3 22 (18.33%) Java Engineer
3 22 (18.33%) QA Automation Engineer
4 21 (17.50%) Automation Engineer
5 18 (15.00%) Tester
6 17 (14.17%) Test Analyst
6 17 (14.17%) Web Developer
7 15 (12.50%) QA Analyst
8 14 (11.67%) QA Tester
8 14 (11.67%) Test Engineer
9 8 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
9 8 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
10 7 (5.83%) .NET Developer
10 7 (5.83%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (5.83%) C# Developer
10 7 (5.83%) Software Analyst
10 7 (5.83%) Support Analyst
11 6 (5.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.67%) HTML
2 19 (15.83%) CSS
3 14 (11.67%) XML
4 13 (10.83%) .NET
5 12 (10.00%) CSS3
6 11 (9.17%) jQuery
7 6 (5.00%) Ajax
7 6 (5.00%) HTML5
7 6 (5.00%) JSON
7 6 (5.00%) JSP
7 6 (5.00%) Sass
7 6 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (5.00%) XHTML
8 4 (3.33%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.50%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.50%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (2.50%) React
10 1 (0.83%) SOAP
10 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.50%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.50%) iPad
3 6 (5.00%) iPhone
3 6 (5.00%) User Experience
4 5 (4.17%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.83%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.83%) Fintech
5 1 (0.83%) FMCG
5 1 (0.83%) IVR
5 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.67%) Unix
2 7 (5.83%) Windows
3 6 (5.00%) Android
3 6 (5.00%) Linux
4 1 (0.83%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (31.67%) Regression Testing
3 28 (23.33%) QA Automation
4 22 (18.33%) Functional Testing
5 21 (17.50%) Software Testing
5 21 (17.50%) Test Scripting
6 20 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 19 (15.83%) Web Development
8 18 (15.00%) Automated Testing
9 17 (14.17%) Integration Testing
10 16 (13.33%) Performance Testing
11 14 (11.67%) BDD
11 14 (11.67%) E-Commerce
12 13 (10.83%) TDD
12 13 (10.83%) Web Testing
13 12 (10.00%) Scrum
13 12 (10.00%) Workflow
14 11 (9.17%) API Testing
15 9 (7.50%) Manual Testing
15 9 (7.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 60 (50.00%) SQL
2 43 (35.83%) Java
3 36 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 16 (13.33%) C#
4 16 (13.33%) Ruby
5 14 (11.67%) PHP
5 14 (11.67%) PL/SQL
6 9 (7.50%) Python
7 5 (4.17%) Perl
8 2 (1.67%) C++
8 2 (1.67%) VBA
9 1 (0.83%) R
9 1 (0.83%) VB
9 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (19.17%) Degree
2 11 (9.17%) ISEB
2 11 (9.17%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.83%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.17%) SDET
2 1 (0.83%) COBIT
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.83%) PMO
2 1 (0.83%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (4.17%) Puppet
2 1 (0.83%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.50%) Oracle
3 2 (1.67%) SAP
4 1 (0.83%) Dynatrace
4 1 (0.83%) New Relic
4 1 (0.83%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (0.83%) Remedy
4 1 (0.83%) Sencha
4 1 (0.83%) Splunk
Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus and package
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus + health + pension + 25 days
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Network Rail
Posted: 7 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Network Rail
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
GM Financial
Posted: 22 days ago