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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 56 56
Rank change year-on-year +10 0  
Permanent jobs citing QA 69 80 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.28% 4.53% 4.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.33% 31.25% 31.38%
Number of salaries quoted 52 63 85
Median salary £48,750 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.36% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £35,000 £34,400
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £67,400 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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 Reading with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 163 256 341
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 12.47% 14.49% 14.86%
Number of salaries quoted 108 176 240
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £35,000 £23,579
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Reading region with a requirement for QA.

1 83 (62.41%) Test Automation
2 79 (59.40%) Java
3 77 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (43.61%) Selenium
5 49 (36.84%) Finance
6 47 (35.34%) Oracle
7 44 (33.08%) Test Scripting
8 40 (30.08%) SQL
9 39 (29.32%) Regression Testing
9 39 (29.32%) WebDriver
10 36 (27.07%) Degree
11 32 (24.06%) Test Strategy
12 30 (22.56%) Mentoring
13 28 (21.05%) Scrum
14 26 (19.55%) Software Engineering
14 26 (19.55%) QA Automation
15 25 (18.80%) JIRA
15 25 (18.80%) JMeter
16 24 (18.05%) REST
16 24 (18.05%) Big Data
16 24 (18.05%) Gatling
16 24 (18.05%) Master's Degree
17 23 (17.29%) Financial Institution
17 23 (17.29%) Web Services
18 20 (15.04%) C#
18 20 (15.04%) Hadoop
19 19 (14.29%) Software Architecture
20 18 (13.53%) Machine Learning
20 18 (13.53%) Python
20 18 (13.53%) Microsoft

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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 10 (7.52%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.76%) IIS
3 1 (0.75%) Apache
3 1 (0.75%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.75%) Confluence
3 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.75%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (9.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (8.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.77%) SaaS
2 3 (2.26%) IaaS
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.75%) Route 53
3 1 (0.75%) Trello
3 1 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.75%) GSM
1 1 (0.75%) HSPA
1 1 (0.75%) Internet
1 1 (0.75%) LTE
1 1 (0.75%) VoIP
1 1 (0.75%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.05%) Big Data
2 20 (15.04%) Hadoop
3 11 (8.27%) Relational Database
4 10 (7.52%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.51%) Apache Hive
5 6 (4.51%) Data Mining
5 6 (4.51%) HBase
6 5 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.76%) SQL Server
7 4 (3.01%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (2.26%) GIS
9 2 (1.50%) InfluxDB
9 2 (1.50%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.75%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.75%) QGIS
10 1 (0.75%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 58 (43.61%) Selenium
2 39 (29.32%) WebDriver
3 25 (18.80%) JIRA
3 25 (18.80%) JMeter
4 24 (18.05%) Gatling
5 8 (6.02%) Git (software)
6 7 (5.26%) Cucumber
7 6 (4.51%) Selenium IDE
8 5 (3.76%) Jenkins
9 4 (3.01%) Subversion
10 3 (2.26%) Maven
10 3 (2.26%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.50%) Artifactory
11 2 (1.50%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.50%) JBehave
11 2 (1.50%) MSTest
11 2 (1.50%) Ranorex
11 2 (1.50%) RSpec
11 2 (1.50%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (36.84%) Finance
2 23 (17.29%) Financial Institution
3 12 (9.02%) Banking
4 6 (4.51%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.26%) Games
6 2 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.50%) Publishing
6 2 (1.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (25.56%) QA Engineer
2 31 (23.31%) Tester
3 28 (21.05%) Automation Tester
3 28 (21.05%) QA Tester
4 25 (18.80%) QA Automation Engineer
4 25 (18.80%) QA Automation Tester
5 15 (11.28%) Java Engineer
5 15 (11.28%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 15 (11.28%) Selenium Tester
6 14 (10.53%) Java Automation Tester
6 14 (10.53%) Test Engineer
7 11 (8.27%) Automation Engineer
7 11 (8.27%) Big Data Engineer
7 11 (8.27%) Data Engineer
8 10 (7.52%) Cloud Engineer
8 10 (7.52%) Linux Engineer
9 9 (6.77%) UI Engineer
10 8 (6.02%) QA Consultant
10 8 (6.02%) QA Test Engineer
10 8 (6.02%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.05%) REST
2 23 (17.29%) Web Services
3 13 (9.77%) HTML
4 10 (7.52%) .NET
4 10 (7.52%) jQuery
4 10 (7.52%) KnockoutJS
5 9 (6.77%) HTML5
5 9 (6.77%) RequireJS
6 6 (4.51%) Kafka
7 5 (3.76%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.01%) CSS
9 3 (2.26%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (1.50%) Ajax
10 2 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (1.50%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.50%) JSON
10 2 (1.50%) LAMP
10 2 (1.50%) XML
11 1 (0.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.28%) Virtual Team
2 11 (8.27%) Algorithms
2 11 (8.27%) Social Media
3 8 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.26%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.26%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.26%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.50%) FMCG
5 2 (1.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.75%) Blog
6 1 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.75%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.28%) Linux
2 9 (6.77%) Unix
3 8 (6.02%) Windows
4 1 (0.75%) Android
4 1 (0.75%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (62.41%) Test Automation
2 77 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (33.08%) Test Scripting
4 39 (29.32%) Regression Testing
5 32 (24.06%) Test Strategy
6 30 (22.56%) Mentoring
7 28 (21.05%) Scrum
8 26 (19.55%) QA Automation
8 26 (19.55%) Software Engineering
9 19 (14.29%) Software Architecture
10 18 (13.53%) Machine Learning
11 16 (12.03%) Open Source
12 14 (10.53%) TDD
13 12 (9.02%) BDD
13 12 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (8.27%) Project Management
15 10 (7.52%) Security Testing
15 10 (7.52%) Software Testing
15 10 (7.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 79 (59.40%) Java
2 40 (30.08%) SQL
3 20 (15.04%) C#
4 18 (13.53%) Python
5 15 (11.28%) JavaScript
6 14 (10.53%) Bash Shell
6 14 (10.53%) C
7 13 (9.77%) C++
8 4 (3.01%) Groovy
8 4 (3.01%) Scala
9 2 (1.50%) Ruby
10 1 (0.75%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.75%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.75%) Perl
10 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (27.07%) Degree
2 24 (18.05%) Master's Degree
3 16 (12.03%) ISTQB
4 8 (6.02%) ISEB
5 4 (3.01%) PMI Certification
5 4 (3.01%) PMP
6 2 (1.50%) HNC
6 2 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.75%) CCNA
7 1 (0.75%) CCNP
7 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.01%) SLA
2 2 (1.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.75%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (1.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.76%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.50%) Grafana
3 1 (0.75%) Graylog
3 1 (0.75%) Kibana
3 1 (0.75%) logstash
3 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.75%) Puppet
3 1 (0.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 47 (35.34%) Oracle
2 18 (13.53%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.77%) HP
4 10 (7.52%) Red Hat
4 10 (7.52%) Sun
5 2 (1.50%) SAP
5 2 (1.50%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (0.75%) Apple
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco
6 1 (0.75%) ESRI
6 1 (0.75%) Meraki
Reading, Berkshire
Energon People
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago