Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in High Wycombe 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 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Buckinghamshire > High Wycombe
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 31 57
Rank change year-on-year +9 +26 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 29 9 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in High Wycombe 9.39% 2.95% 2.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 61.70% 20.93% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 27 4 10
High Wycombe median annual salary £41,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.78% - -17.05%
10th Percentile £35,650 £42,500 £30,450
90th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -

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 High Wycombe with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
High Wycombe
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 47 43 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in High Wycombe 15.21% 14.10% 14.00%
Number of salaries quoted 42 32 45
High Wycombe median annual salary £40,500 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.46% +5.71% -12.50%
10th Percentile £29,550 £20,875 £20,750
90th Percentile £50,000 £56,625 £50,000
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +11.25% +6.67% -11.76%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in High Wycombe

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in High Wycombe.

Job vacancy trend for QA in High Wycombe

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Salary Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in High Wycombe.

Salary trend for QA in High Wycombe

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Salary Histogram in High Wycombe

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in High Wycombe over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 High Wycombe region with a requirement for QA.

1 20 (68.97%) .NET
2 16 (55.17%) Delphi
2 16 (55.17%) SQL
2 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (55.17%) SDLC
3 14 (48.28%) C#
4 13 (44.83%) E-Commerce
5 12 (41.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (41.38%) Test Automation
6 10 (34.48%) Confluence
6 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
6 10 (34.48%) Windows
6 10 (34.48%) JSON
6 10 (34.48%) JIRA
7 9 (31.03%) SOAP
7 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
7 9 (31.03%) REST
7 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
8 8 (27.59%) ISEB
8 8 (27.59%) Python
8 8 (27.59%) T-SQL
9 7 (24.14%) Web Services
9 7 (24.14%) Selenium
9 7 (24.14%) Software Testing
9 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
9 7 (24.14%) Microservices
9 7 (24.14%) Agile Testing
9 7 (24.14%) PaaS
9 7 (24.14%) Bourne shell
9 7 (24.14%) Waterfall

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Co-occurring IT Skills in High Wycombe 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 10 (34.48%) Confluence
2 6 (20.69%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 12 (41.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (24.14%) PaaS
3 6 (20.69%) IaaS
3 6 (20.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) JIRA
2 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
3 7 (24.14%) Selenium
4 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
4 4 (13.79%) Robot Framework
4 4 (13.79%) SoapUI
5 3 (10.34%) Mercurial
6 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
6 1 (3.45%) MSBuild
6 1 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Analyst
1 7 (24.14%) Business Analyst
1 7 (24.14%) QA Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Applications Support
3 5 (17.24%) Automation Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) QA Automation Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Applications Support
4 4 (13.79%) Applications Specialist
4 4 (13.79%) Applications Support Specialist
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 4 (13.79%) Support Specialist
5 3 (10.34%) Delphi Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Developer
5 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) QA Leader
6 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (68.97%) .NET
2 10 (34.48%) JSON
3 9 (31.03%) REST
3 9 (31.03%) SOAP
4 7 (24.14%) Web Services
5 6 (20.69%) XML
6 5 (17.24%) .NET Framework
7 3 (10.34%) CSS
8 1 (3.45%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Enterprise Cloud
1 5 (17.24%) Virtual Team
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.45%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Android
2 7 (24.14%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (55.17%) SDLC
2 13 (44.83%) E-Commerce
3 12 (41.38%) Test Automation
4 7 (24.14%) Agile Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Manual Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Microservices
4 7 (24.14%) Software Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
4 7 (24.14%) Waterfall
5 6 (20.69%) Coaching
5 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (20.69%) Mentoring
5 6 (20.69%) Service Delivery
6 4 (13.79%) Customer-Centricity
6 4 (13.79%) Software Deployment
6 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
7 3 (10.34%) Web Development
8 2 (6.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) Delphi
1 16 (55.17%) SQL
2 14 (48.28%) C#
3 8 (27.59%) Python
3 8 (27.59%) T-SQL
4 7 (24.14%) Bourne shell
5 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
6 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
6 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
6 3 (10.34%) Ruby
7 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) ISEB
2 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.90%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Firmware
2 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) DevExpress
3 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.45%) Capita
3 1 (3.45%) Facebook
3 1 (3.45%) Twitter