Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 49 61
Rank change year-on-year -7 +12 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 102 117 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.55% 5.07% 4.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.06% 39.93% 28.24%
Number of salaries quoted 76 95 120
Reading median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% -13.64% +18.92%
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £73,250 £70,000
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -

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 268 293 524
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 11.96% 12.71% 15.11%
Number of salaries quoted 209 210 328
Reading median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -13.64% +22.22%
10th Percentile £29,600 £31,125 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,250 £77,500 £75,000
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +10.53%

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 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 48 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (34.31%) Test Automation
3 31 (30.39%) SQL
3 31 (30.39%) Microsoft
4 30 (29.41%) Java
5 29 (28.43%) REST
6 28 (27.45%) Scrum
7 27 (26.47%) Finance
8 26 (25.49%) Git (software)
8 26 (25.49%) Degree
9 24 (23.53%) Windows
10 23 (22.55%) Amazon AWS
10 23 (22.55%) Mentoring
11 22 (21.57%) JIRA
11 22 (21.57%) Linux
11 22 (21.57%) Web Services
11 22 (21.57%) XML
12 21 (20.59%) Coaching
12 21 (20.59%) Jenkins
13 20 (19.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 19 (18.63%) Oracle
14 19 (18.63%) DevOps
15 17 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (16.67%) Manual Testing
16 16 (15.69%) Unix
16 16 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (14.71%) SOAP
17 15 (14.71%) C#
17 15 (14.71%) Virtual Machines
18 14 (13.73%) Spring

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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 14 (13.73%) Confluence
2 10 (9.80%) Anypoint
2 10 (9.80%) Mule
2 10 (9.80%) Mule ESB
3 6 (5.88%) Apache Spark
4 4 (3.92%) Apache Pig
4 4 (3.92%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.94%) Apache
5 3 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.96%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.96%) JBoss
7 1 (0.98%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (0.98%) IIS
7 1 (0.98%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (3.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.92%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 23 (22.55%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (9.80%) GitHub
4 8 (7.84%) Office 365
5 5 (4.90%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (3.92%) Scribe Online
7 3 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.94%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.98%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.92%) HTTP
2 2 (1.96%) 2G
2 2 (1.96%) 3G
2 2 (1.96%) 4G
3 1 (0.98%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 14 (13.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (12.75%) SQL Server
4 11 (10.78%) Power BI
4 11 (10.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (5.88%) Hadoop
5 6 (5.88%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.90%) HBase
7 4 (3.92%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (3.92%) Big Data
7 4 (3.92%) MongoDB
7 4 (3.92%) MySQL
7 4 (3.92%) NoSQL
7 4 (3.92%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.94%) Apache Hive
8 3 (2.94%) Couchbase
8 3 (2.94%) Parquet
8 3 (2.94%) QlikView
8 3 (2.94%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 26 (25.49%) Git (software)
2 22 (21.57%) JIRA
3 21 (20.59%) Jenkins
4 14 (13.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (12.75%) Eclipse
6 12 (11.76%) Selenium
7 10 (9.80%) IntelliJ
7 10 (9.80%) JUnit
7 10 (9.80%) Maven
7 10 (9.80%) Mockito
7 10 (9.80%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (6.86%) Subversion
9 5 (4.90%) Cucumber
10 4 (3.92%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (3.92%) VersionOne
10 4 (3.92%) WebDriver
11 3 (2.94%) Gradle
12 2 (1.96%) JMeter
12 2 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (1.96%) SpecFlow
General
1 27 (26.47%) Finance
2 8 (7.84%) Retail
3 7 (6.86%) Banking
4 6 (5.88%) Marketing
5 5 (4.90%) Automotive
6 4 (3.92%) Back Office
6 4 (3.92%) Legal
6 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.96%) Electronics
8 2 (1.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (27.45%) QA Engineer
2 25 (24.51%) Developer
3 15 (14.71%) QA Automation Engineer
3 15 (14.71%) Senior QA Engineer
4 14 (13.73%) Analyst
4 14 (13.73%) Test Automation Engineer
5 13 (12.75%) Automation Tester
5 13 (12.75%) QA Automation Tester
5 13 (12.75%) QA Tester
5 13 (12.75%) Tester
6 12 (11.76%) Manual Tester
6 12 (11.76%) QA Manual Tester
7 11 (10.78%) Senior Developer
8 10 (9.80%) Senior Automation Tester
8 10 (9.80%) Senior Manual Tester
8 10 (9.80%) Senior QA Tester
8 10 (9.80%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 10 (9.80%) Senior Tester
9 7 (6.86%) QA Leader
9 7 (6.86%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (28.43%) REST
2 22 (21.57%) Web Services
2 22 (21.57%) XML
3 15 (14.71%) SOAP
4 14 (13.73%) Spring
5 13 (12.75%) RESTful
6 11 (10.78%) ActiveMQ
7 10 (9.80%) JSON
7 10 (9.80%) RAML
8 8 (7.84%) AngularJS
8 8 (7.84%) React
9 7 (6.86%) .NET
9 7 (6.86%) jQuery
10 6 (5.88%) CSS
10 6 (5.88%) HTML
10 6 (5.88%) Kafka
11 5 (4.90%) .NET Framework
11 5 (4.90%) ASP.NET
11 5 (4.90%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (4.90%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.76%) Linux Command Line
2 11 (10.78%) Computer Science
2 11 (10.78%) Mobile App
3 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.92%) PMI
5 3 (2.94%) Robotics
5 3 (2.94%) Tandem
5 3 (2.94%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.98%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.98%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.98%) Social Media
7 1 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (23.53%) Windows
2 22 (21.57%) Linux
3 16 (15.69%) Unix
4 2 (1.96%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (34.31%) Test Automation
3 28 (27.45%) Scrum
4 23 (22.55%) Mentoring
5 21 (20.59%) Coaching
6 19 (18.63%) DevOps
7 17 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 16 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (10.78%) Analytics
9 11 (10.78%) Mathematics
9 11 (10.78%) Open Source
10 10 (9.80%) Post-Production
11 9 (8.82%) BDD
11 9 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (8.82%) Process Management
11 9 (8.82%) SDLC
12 8 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (7.84%) Kanban
12 8 (7.84%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (30.39%) SQL
2 30 (29.41%) Java
3 15 (14.71%) C#
4 14 (13.73%) T-SQL
5 12 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 10 (9.80%) Java 8
7 6 (5.88%) Python
7 6 (5.88%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.90%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.92%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.94%) Scala
11 1 (0.98%) Perl
11 1 (0.98%) PHP
11 1 (0.98%) R
11 1 (0.98%) Ruby
11 1 (0.98%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (25.49%) Degree
2 11 (10.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (7.84%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.94%) ISEB
4 3 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.98%) APMP
5 1 (0.98%) CISSP
5 1 (0.98%) HNC
5 1 (0.98%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.98%) GDPR
2 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (14.71%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.90%) HDFS
4 4 (3.92%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.94%) Apache Flume
5 3 (2.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (1.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (9.80%) CloudHub
2 6 (5.88%) Ansible
3 4 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.92%) Puppet
4 3 (2.94%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (2.94%) Kibana
4 3 (2.94%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.94%) Oozie
4 3 (2.94%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (30.39%) Microsoft
2 19 (18.63%) Oracle
3 14 (13.73%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (10.78%) Tableau
5 10 (9.80%) MuleSoft
6 6 (5.88%) VMware
7 5 (4.90%) HP
8 4 (3.92%) CA Agile Central
8 4 (3.92%) Citrix
8 4 (3.92%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.94%) Automation Anywhere
9 3 (2.94%) Cloudera
9 3 (2.94%) Hortonworks
9 3 (2.94%) UiPath
10 2 (1.96%) Blue Prism
10 2 (1.96%) SAP
11 1 (0.98%) Google
11 1 (0.98%) Sage