Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 51 80
Rank change year-on-year -41 +29 +20
Permanent jobs citing QA 73 140 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.53% 4.93% 3.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.94% 31.46% 25.85%
Number of salaries quoted 60 121 97
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £54,875 £52,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% -2.22%

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 407 445 410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 14.13% 15.67% 12.71%
Number of salaries quoted 288 322 274
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% -14.12%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £67,500 £57,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -40 41 £34,658 -7.58% 6
High Wycombe +14 15 £41,500 - 5
Aylesbury -3 12 £35,000 +7.69%
Marlow - 1 £31,500 - 2
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 27 (36.99%) Test Automation
2 24 (32.88%) JIRA
3 22 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (28.77%) Python
5 20 (27.40%) ISEB
6 18 (24.66%) Mentoring
7 17 (23.29%) ISTQB
8 16 (21.92%) Selenium
8 16 (21.92%) PowerShell
9 15 (20.55%) Bash Shell
9 15 (20.55%) Windows
9 15 (20.55%) C#
10 14 (19.18%) Perl
10 14 (19.18%) Software Testing
10 14 (19.18%) Test Planning
10 14 (19.18%) Defect Management
11 12 (16.44%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (16.44%) Test Scripting
11 12 (16.44%) .NET
11 12 (16.44%) SQL
12 11 (15.07%) Test Strategy
12 11 (15.07%) Jenkins
13 10 (13.70%) SDLC
13 10 (13.70%) Java
13 10 (13.70%) E-Commerce
13 10 (13.70%) Regression Testing
14 9 (12.33%) SLA
14 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
14 9 (12.33%) Integration Testing
15 8 (10.96%) Time Management

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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 (8.22%) Confluence
2 4 (5.48%) Apache Pig
2 4 (5.48%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.37%) CMS
3 1 (1.37%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.37%) Office 365
3 1 (1.37%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) Network Security
1 4 (5.48%) VoIP
2 2 (2.74%) Internet
3 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.37%) SpaceWire
3 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) Big Data
2 4 (5.48%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (5.48%) Apache Hive
2 4 (5.48%) Hadoop
2 4 (5.48%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.37%) Redis
Development Applications
1 24 (32.88%) JIRA
2 16 (21.92%) Selenium
3 11 (15.07%) Jenkins
4 7 (9.59%) SpecFlow
5 4 (5.48%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.48%) HP UFT
5 4 (5.48%) Robot Framework
5 4 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (5.48%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.11%) MSTest
6 3 (4.11%) NUnit
6 3 (4.11%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.37%) Appium
7 1 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.37%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.37%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.37%) Subversion
7 1 (1.37%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (10.96%) Finance
2 7 (9.59%) Law
2 7 (9.59%) Legal
3 4 (5.48%) Billing
3 4 (5.48%) Marketing
4 3 (4.11%) Banking
4 3 (4.11%) Retail
5 1 (1.37%) Digital Economy
5 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (43.84%) Tester
2 25 (34.25%) QA Tester
3 15 (20.55%) Software Tester
4 14 (19.18%) Software QA Tester
5 9 (12.33%) Test Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) Service Desk Manager
6 7 (9.59%) Service Manager
6 7 (9.59%) Trainee
6 7 (9.59%) Trainee Software Tester
6 7 (9.59%) Trainee Tester
7 6 (8.22%) Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) QA Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Developer
8 5 (6.85%) QA Automation Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Automation Tester
9 4 (5.48%) Consultant
9 4 (5.48%) IT Consultant
9 4 (5.48%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (5.48%) Senior IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.44%) .NET
2 6 (8.22%) HTML
2 6 (8.22%) REST
2 6 (8.22%) SOAP
2 6 (8.22%) Web Services
3 5 (6.85%) .NET Framework
3 5 (6.85%) AngularJS
3 5 (6.85%) React
4 4 (5.48%) Node.js
4 4 (5.48%) Vue (Vue.js)
5 3 (4.11%) CSS
6 2 (2.74%) Behat
6 2 (2.74%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.37%) Apache Flex
7 1 (1.37%) jQuery
7 1 (1.37%) JSON
7 1 (1.37%) Knex.js
7 1 (1.37%) Regular Expression
7 1 (1.37%) Scrapy
7 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.85%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.85%) User Experience
4 2 (2.74%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.37%) BBC
5 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.37%) FMCG
5 1 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.37%) NHS
5 1 (1.37%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.37%) Social Network
5 1 (1.37%) State Machine
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.55%) Windows
2 7 (9.59%) Windows 7
3 5 (6.85%) Linux
4 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.37%) Android
5 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.99%) Test Automation
2 22 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (24.66%) Mentoring
4 14 (19.18%) Defect Management
4 14 (19.18%) Software Testing
4 14 (19.18%) Test Planning
5 12 (16.44%) Test Scripting
6 11 (15.07%) Test Strategy
7 10 (13.70%) E-Commerce
7 10 (13.70%) Regression Testing
7 10 (13.70%) SDLC
8 9 (12.33%) Integration Testing
9 8 (10.96%) Service Delivery
9 8 (10.96%) Time Management
10 7 (9.59%) ITIL
10 7 (9.59%) Service Desk Management
11 6 (8.22%) Agile Testing
11 6 (8.22%) BDD
11 6 (8.22%) DevOps
11 6 (8.22%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.77%) Python
2 16 (21.92%) PowerShell
3 15 (20.55%) Bash Shell
3 15 (20.55%) C#
4 14 (19.18%) Perl
5 12 (16.44%) SQL
6 10 (13.70%) Java
7 8 (10.96%) JavaScript
8 7 (9.59%) Delphi
9 5 (6.85%) Bourne shell
9 5 (6.85%) C++
10 4 (5.48%) Go
10 4 (5.48%) PHP
11 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.37%) Apple Swift
12 1 (1.37%) C
12 1 (1.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (27.40%) ISEB
2 17 (23.29%) ISTQB
3 7 (9.59%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.11%) CREST Certified
5 2 (2.74%) Degree
6 1 (1.37%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.37%) MCSA
6 1 (1.37%) MCT
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.33%) SLA
2 2 (2.74%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.37%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) Docker
2 2 (2.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.48%) Brocade
2 4 (5.48%) Cisco
2 4 (5.48%) Juniper
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle
2 4 (5.48%) VMware
3 2 (2.74%) DevExpress
3 2 (2.74%) IFS
3 2 (2.74%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (2.74%) Remedy
3 2 (2.74%) Tableau
4 1 (1.37%) Facebook
4 1 (1.37%) Twitter