Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 44 71
Rank change year-on-year -4 +27 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 114 142 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.71% 5.56% 3.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.22% 40.80% 27.12%
Number of salaries quoted 87 152 89
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -17.39% +15.00%
10th Percentile £33,250 £33,075 £32,500
90th Percentile £68,500 £72,500 £72,500
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -15.09% +0.95%

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 Reading with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Reading
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 270 348 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 13.51% 13.63% 13.78%
Number of salaries quoted 220 286 260
Reading median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -15.09% +6.00%
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% -8.00% -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Reading

QA
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for QA in Reading

QA
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Reading over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 Reading region with a requirement for QA.

1 56 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (42.11%) Java
3 42 (36.84%) SQL
3 42 (36.84%) Scrum
4 41 (35.96%) Test Automation
5 39 (34.21%) Git (software)
6 37 (32.46%) Amazon AWS
6 37 (32.46%) Web Services
7 36 (31.58%) XML
7 36 (31.58%) JIRA
8 31 (27.19%) JavaScript
8 31 (27.19%) C#
8 31 (27.19%) Business Intelligence
9 30 (26.32%) DevOps
10 29 (25.44%) Degree
11 28 (24.56%) Microsoft Azure
11 28 (24.56%) Microsoft
11 28 (24.56%) Mentoring
12 27 (23.68%) Jenkins
12 27 (23.68%) Oracle
13 26 (22.81%) REST
14 24 (21.05%) Finance
15 23 (20.18%) Windows
15 23 (20.18%) RESTful
16 22 (19.30%) BDD
16 22 (19.30%) Analytics
17 21 (18.42%) React
17 21 (18.42%) SDLC
17 21 (18.42%) Linux
18 20 (17.54%) Unix

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 15 (13.16%) Confluence
2 11 (9.65%) Anypoint
2 11 (9.65%) Apache Spark
2 11 (9.65%) Mule
2 11 (9.65%) Mule ESB
3 7 (6.14%) Apache
3 7 (6.14%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (4.39%) Apache Pig
5 4 (3.51%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (3.51%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.75%) JBoss
7 1 (0.88%) IIS
7 1 (0.88%) iPlanet
Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (3.51%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (3.51%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 37 (32.46%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (24.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (15.79%) GitHub
4 8 (7.02%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (7.02%) Office 365
5 5 (4.39%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (4.39%) SaaS
5 5 (4.39%) Serverless
6 4 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (3.51%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (3.51%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (3.51%) PaaS
6 4 (3.51%) Scribe Online
7 3 (2.63%) Data Lake Analytics
7 3 (2.63%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (1.75%) npm
9 1 (0.88%) Boomi
9 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.51%) HTTP
2 2 (1.75%) 2G
2 2 (1.75%) 3G
2 2 (1.75%) 4G
3 1 (0.88%) DHCP
3 1 (0.88%) DNS
3 1 (0.88%) Firewall
3 1 (0.88%) LAN
3 1 (0.88%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 19 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 15 (13.16%) Relational Database
2 15 (13.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (10.53%) MongoDB
3 12 (10.53%) NoSQL
4 11 (9.65%) Power BI
5 10 (8.77%) Big Data
6 9 (7.89%) MySQL
7 8 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (6.14%) Data Lake
8 7 (6.14%) Hadoop
9 6 (5.26%) HBase
10 5 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (4.39%) Redis
11 4 (3.51%) Couchbase
11 4 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (3.51%) QlikView
11 4 (3.51%) RDBMS
11 4 (3.51%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 39 (34.21%) Git (software)
2 36 (31.58%) JIRA
3 27 (23.68%) Jenkins
4 20 (17.54%) Selenium
5 18 (15.79%) IntelliJ
6 16 (14.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (13.16%) Eclipse
8 13 (11.40%) JUnit
9 12 (10.53%) Maven
10 11 (9.65%) Mockito
10 11 (9.65%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (7.02%) Subversion
12 5 (4.39%) Gradle
12 5 (4.39%) Visual Studio
13 4 (3.51%) Cucumber
13 4 (3.51%) Oracle Forms
13 4 (3.51%) SpecFlow
13 4 (3.51%) VersionOne
14 3 (2.63%) JMeter
14 3 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (21.05%) Finance
2 17 (14.91%) Telecoms
3 16 (14.04%) Banking
4 15 (13.16%) Marketing
5 13 (11.40%) Electronics
5 13 (11.40%) Legal
5 13 (11.40%) Manufacturing
6 12 (10.53%) Retail
7 10 (8.77%) Publishing
8 4 (3.51%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 40 (35.09%) Developer
2 17 (14.91%) QA Engineer
3 13 (11.40%) QA Automation Engineer
4 11 (9.65%) Analyst
4 11 (9.65%) Tester
5 10 (8.77%) Architect
5 10 (8.77%) Automation Tester
5 10 (8.77%) Senior Developer
6 9 (7.89%) Test Automation Engineer
7 8 (7.02%) C# Developer
7 8 (7.02%) QA Automation Tester
7 8 (7.02%) QA Tester
8 7 (6.14%) Consultant
8 7 (6.14%) Lead Architect
8 7 (6.14%) Lead Developer
8 7 (6.14%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) MuleSoft Architect
8 7 (6.14%) MuleSoft Developer
8 7 (6.14%) Test Analyst
8 7 (6.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (32.46%) Web Services
2 36 (31.58%) XML
3 26 (22.81%) REST
4 23 (20.18%) RESTful
5 21 (18.42%) React
6 19 (16.67%) AngularJS
6 19 (16.67%) SOAP
6 19 (16.67%) Spring
7 14 (12.28%) CSS
7 14 (12.28%) HTML
7 14 (12.28%) HTML5
7 14 (12.28%) jQuery
8 12 (10.53%) Redux
9 11 (9.65%) .NET
9 11 (9.65%) ActiveMQ
9 11 (9.65%) JSON
9 11 (9.65%) RAML
10 9 (7.89%) Node.js
11 8 (7.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (6.14%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.53%) Robotics
1 12 (10.53%) Tandem
2 11 (9.65%) Linux Command Line
2 11 (9.65%) Mobile App
3 8 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.51%) PMI
5 3 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.63%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.75%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.18%) Windows
2 21 (18.42%) Linux
3 20 (17.54%) Unix
4 7 (6.14%) Android
4 7 (6.14%) Apple iOS
4 7 (6.14%) Windows Phone
4 7 (6.14%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (0.88%) CentOS
5 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.88%) Solaris
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (36.84%) Scrum
3 41 (35.96%) Test Automation
4 31 (27.19%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (26.32%) DevOps
6 28 (24.56%) Mentoring
7 22 (19.30%) Analytics
7 22 (19.30%) BDD
8 21 (18.42%) SDLC
9 19 (16.67%) Coaching
10 17 (14.91%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (14.04%) Microservices
11 16 (14.04%) OO
12 15 (13.16%) Software Engineering
13 13 (11.40%) Artificial Intelligence
13 13 (11.40%) Computer Science
13 13 (11.40%) Digital Marketing
13 13 (11.40%) Programme Management
13 13 (11.40%) TDD
14 12 (10.53%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (42.11%) Java
2 42 (36.84%) SQL
3 31 (27.19%) C#
3 31 (27.19%) JavaScript
4 20 (17.54%) Python
5 12 (10.53%) T-SQL
6 11 (9.65%) Java 8
6 11 (9.65%) Perl
6 11 (9.65%) Ruby
7 10 (8.77%) Apple Swift
7 10 (8.77%) C++
7 10 (8.77%) ES6
7 10 (8.77%) Kotlin
7 10 (8.77%) Objective-C
7 10 (8.77%) PHP
7 10 (8.77%) TypeScript
8 8 (7.02%) PowerShell
9 7 (6.14%) Shell Script
10 5 (4.39%) C
11 4 (3.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (25.44%) Degree
2 12 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
2 12 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.63%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (0.88%) CISSP
5 1 (0.88%) ISEB
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.88%) GDPR
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (13.16%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.26%) HDFS
4 5 (4.39%) Active Directory
5 4 (3.51%) Apache Flume
5 4 (3.51%) Docker
6 3 (2.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.88%) NDS
7 1 (0.88%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 11 (9.65%) Ansible
1 11 (9.65%) CloudHub
2 5 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.39%) Puppet
3 4 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (3.51%) Kibana
3 4 (3.51%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.51%) Oozie
3 4 (3.51%) Rundeck
4 3 (2.63%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 28 (24.56%) Microsoft
2 27 (23.68%) Oracle
3 15 (13.16%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (11.40%) SAP
5 12 (10.53%) Tableau
6 11 (9.65%) MuleSoft
7 9 (7.89%) Automation Anywhere
7 9 (7.89%) UiPath
8 8 (7.02%) Blue Prism
8 8 (7.02%) VMware
9 5 (4.39%) HP
10 4 (3.51%) CA Agile Central
10 4 (3.51%) Citrix
10 4 (3.51%) Cloudera
10 4 (3.51%) Hortonworks
10 4 (3.51%) ServiceNow
11 3 (2.63%) Google
11 3 (2.63%) IBM
12 1 (0.88%) Dell
12 1 (0.88%) Sun