Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 59 90
Rank change year-on-year +10 +31 -20
Permanent jobs citing QA 122 121 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.84% 4.78% 3.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.54% 40.74% 27.10%
Number of salaries quoted 123 86 120
Reading median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% -2.44% +13.89%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,375 £35,000
90th Percentile £64,750 £72,500 £68,075
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +11.11%

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 325 297 487
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 12.90% 11.73% 12.69%
Number of salaries quoted 272 192 399
Reading median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,775 £26,250 £28,650
90th Percentile £73,750 £77,500 £70,250
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +5.26%

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

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Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Reading over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 Reading region with a requirement for QA.

1 71 (58.20%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (51.64%) Test Automation
3 36 (29.51%) SDLC
4 33 (27.05%) Software Testing
5 31 (25.41%) ISTQB
6 30 (24.59%) Selenium
7 29 (23.77%) Java
8 26 (21.31%) SQL
8 26 (21.31%) ISEB
8 26 (21.31%) Finance
9 22 (18.03%) Degree
10 20 (16.39%) Microsoft
11 19 (15.57%) Windows
12 18 (14.75%) C#
13 17 (13.93%) Test Scripting
13 17 (13.93%) Manual Testing
13 17 (13.93%) WebDriver
13 17 (13.93%) Test Strategy
14 15 (12.30%) Computer Science
15 14 (11.48%) BDD
15 14 (11.48%) SQL Server
15 14 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (11.48%) Project Management
15 14 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (11.48%) Scrum
15 14 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
16 13 (10.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 13 (10.66%) Mentoring
16 13 (10.66%) Data Modelling
16 13 (10.66%) Data Warehouse

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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 3 (2.46%) Tomcat
1 3 (2.46%) WordPress
2 2 (1.64%) Apache
2 2 (1.64%) CMS
2 2 (1.64%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.82%) ExpressionEngine
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (9.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (4.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (8.20%) SaaS
2 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.46%) IaaS
3 3 (2.46%) PaaS
4 2 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.64%) Slack
5 1 (0.82%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.82%) Datadog
5 1 (0.82%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.82%) Office 365
5 1 (0.82%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.64%) FTP
1 2 (1.64%) HTTP
1 2 (1.64%) Internet
1 2 (1.64%) SMTP
1 2 (1.64%) SSH
2 1 (0.82%) Firewall
2 1 (0.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.66%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (10.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (9.02%) QlikView
4 6 (4.92%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (3.28%) MySQL
6 3 (2.46%) Big Data
7 2 (1.64%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.64%) Power BI
7 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (24.59%) Selenium
2 17 (13.93%) WebDriver
3 11 (9.02%) Cucumber
4 5 (4.10%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.28%) JIRA
5 4 (3.28%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.46%) GitLab
6 3 (2.46%) Gradle
6 3 (2.46%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.46%) Maven
6 3 (2.46%) SpecFlow
6 3 (2.46%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.64%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (1.64%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.64%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.82%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.82%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.82%) JBehave
8 1 (0.82%) Subversion
General
1 26 (21.31%) Finance
2 8 (6.56%) Retail
3 3 (2.46%) Automotive
3 3 (2.46%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.82%) Banking
5 1 (0.82%) Billing
5 1 (0.82%) French Language
5 1 (0.82%) Law
5 1 (0.82%) Legal
5 1 (0.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (32.79%) Analyst
2 32 (26.23%) QA Engineer
3 24 (19.67%) Test Analyst
4 15 (12.30%) QA Automation Engineer
5 13 (10.66%) Business Analyst
5 13 (10.66%) QA Analyst
6 11 (9.02%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 11 (9.02%) QA Test Analyst
6 11 (9.02%) Test Automation Engineer
6 11 (9.02%) Test Engineer
7 10 (8.20%) Developer
8 9 (7.38%) Consultant
8 9 (7.38%) QA Test Engineer
8 9 (7.38%) Service Analyst
8 9 (7.38%) Tester
9 8 (6.56%) QA Leader
9 8 (6.56%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (6.56%) Senior Test Analyst
9 8 (6.56%) Software Analyst
10 7 (5.74%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.92%) HTML
2 5 (4.10%) Ajax
2 5 (4.10%) REST
3 4 (3.28%) .NET
3 4 (3.28%) AngularJS
3 4 (3.28%) CSS
3 4 (3.28%) CSS3
3 4 (3.28%) HTML5
3 4 (3.28%) Web Services
4 3 (2.46%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (2.46%) Node.js
4 3 (2.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (2.46%) Vue (Vue.js)
5 2 (1.64%) jQuery
5 2 (1.64%) React
5 2 (1.64%) XML
6 1 (0.82%) DOM
6 1 (0.82%) LAMP
6 1 (0.82%) Middleware
6 1 (0.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.30%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.38%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.46%) Mobile Computing
4 3 (2.46%) User Experience
4 3 (2.46%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.57%) Windows
2 11 (9.02%) Linux
3 10 (8.20%) Unix
4 3 (2.46%) Android
4 3 (2.46%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.46%) CentOS
4 3 (2.46%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (58.20%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (51.64%) Test Automation
3 36 (29.51%) SDLC
4 33 (27.05%) Software Testing
5 17 (13.93%) Manual Testing
5 17 (13.93%) Test Scripting
5 17 (13.93%) Test Strategy
6 14 (11.48%) BDD
6 14 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (11.48%) Project Management
6 14 (11.48%) Scrum
6 14 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (10.66%) Data Modelling
7 13 (10.66%) Mentoring
7 13 (10.66%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (9.84%) Acceptance Criteria
9 11 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (8.20%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.77%) Java
2 26 (21.31%) SQL
3 18 (14.75%) C#
4 7 (5.74%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.10%) C++
6 4 (3.28%) PHP
7 3 (2.46%) C
7 3 (2.46%) Python
8 2 (1.64%) Ruby
8 2 (1.64%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.82%) Groovy
9 1 (0.82%) Perl
9 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (25.41%) ISTQB
2 26 (21.31%) ISEB
3 22 (18.03%) Degree
4 13 (10.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.82%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.46%) GDPR
1 3 (2.46%) ISO 9001
1 3 (2.46%) PMO
1 3 (2.46%) PSD2
2 2 (1.64%) COBIT
2 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 4 (3.28%) Docker
1 4 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.82%) KVM
3 1 (0.82%) Postfix
3 1 (0.82%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (2.46%) Kubernetes
1 3 (2.46%) Marathon
1 3 (2.46%) Mesos
2 2 (1.64%) Ansible
2 2 (1.64%) Puppet
3 1 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.82%) Nagios
3 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.82%) Terraform
3 1 (0.82%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (16.39%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.84%) Oracle
3 7 (5.74%) VMware
4 6 (4.92%) HP
5 3 (2.46%) Google
6 2 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.82%) Capita
7 1 (0.82%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.82%) SAP
7 1 (0.82%) Sun