Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 71 48
Rank change year-on-year +32 -23 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 132 142 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.53% 4.07% 5.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.25% 27.73% 37.48%
Number of salaries quoted 115 112 222
Reading median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.64% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £33,950 £32,500 £24,550
90th Percentile £72,000 £72,500 £62,500
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -8.16% -2.00% +17.65%

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 320 512 619
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 13.41% 14.68% 13.44%
Number of salaries quoted 241 315 497
Reading median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +15.79% +18.75%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,600 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £62,500
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% +11.11%

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 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 89 (67.42%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (57.58%) Test Automation
3 56 (42.42%) Degree
4 54 (40.91%) Selenium
4 54 (40.91%) Java
4 54 (40.91%) Scrum
5 41 (31.06%) ISTQB
6 40 (30.30%) Finance
6 40 (30.30%) C#
7 35 (26.52%) SQL
8 33 (25.00%) Computer Science
8 33 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 33 (25.00%) WebDriver
8 33 (25.00%) Functional Testing
9 32 (24.24%) SDLC
10 31 (23.48%) Test Scripting
11 29 (21.97%) Computer Science Degree
12 28 (21.21%) Project Management
13 25 (18.94%) HP UFT
13 25 (18.94%) Test Strategy
14 24 (18.18%) Regression Testing
15 23 (17.42%) Mathematics
16 22 (16.67%) Manual Testing
16 22 (16.67%) TDD
16 22 (16.67%) LoadRunner
17 21 (15.91%) Web Services
17 21 (15.91%) Mentoring
18 20 (15.15%) .NET
19 19 (14.39%) SOAP
19 19 (14.39%) CRM

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 4 (3.03%) Apache Pig
1 4 (3.03%) Apache Spark
1 4 (3.03%) Confluence
1 4 (3.03%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.76%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.03%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (10.61%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (6.82%) SAP ERP
3 4 (3.03%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.61%) SaaS
2 8 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.79%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (3.03%) Amazon EMR
4 4 (3.03%) Force.com
5 3 (2.27%) Tricentis Tosca
6 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.52%) PaaS
7 1 (0.76%) IaaS
7 1 (0.76%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.52%) HTTP
1 2 (1.52%) SSL
2 1 (0.76%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (0.76%) Skype
2 1 (0.76%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.82%) SQLPlus
3 6 (4.55%) Big Data
4 5 (3.79%) GIS
5 4 (3.03%) Apache Hive
5 4 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.03%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.03%) HBase
5 4 (3.03%) Impala
5 4 (3.03%) MySQL
5 4 (3.03%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.03%) Power BI
5 4 (3.03%) QlikView
5 4 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.03%) Sqoop
5 4 (3.03%) Star Schema
6 2 (1.52%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 54 (40.91%) Selenium
2 33 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 25 (18.94%) HP UFT
4 22 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 17 (12.88%) Cucumber
6 12 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 12 (9.09%) JIRA
7 11 (8.33%) JUnit
8 10 (7.58%) SoapUI
8 10 (7.58%) Subversion
9 9 (6.82%) eggPlant
9 9 (6.82%) JMeter
9 9 (6.82%) LoadUI
9 9 (6.82%) TestNG
9 9 (6.82%) Toad
10 6 (4.55%) Gatling
11 5 (3.79%) JBehave
11 5 (3.79%) Jenkins
11 5 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (30.30%) Finance
2 16 (12.12%) Banking
3 15 (11.36%) Retail
4 9 (6.82%) Publishing
5 5 (3.79%) Games
5 5 (3.79%) Legal
5 5 (3.79%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.03%) Digital Economy
7 3 (2.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (24.24%) Analyst
2 21 (15.91%) Test Analyst
3 20 (15.15%) Developer
4 19 (14.39%) Consultant
5 15 (11.36%) QA Engineer
6 12 (9.09%) Tester
7 11 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (7.58%) Senior Test Analyst
9 9 (6.82%) Automation Tester
9 9 (6.82%) SAP Analyst
9 9 (6.82%) SAP Test Analyst
10 8 (6.06%) Architect
10 8 (6.06%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (5.30%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (5.30%) QA Manager
11 7 (5.30%) QA Tester
11 7 (5.30%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (5.30%) Senior Tester
12 6 (4.55%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.91%) Web Services
2 20 (15.15%) .NET
3 19 (14.39%) SOAP
4 12 (9.09%) HTML
5 9 (6.82%) CSS
6 4 (3.03%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 4 (3.03%) Entity Framework
6 4 (3.03%) HTML5
6 4 (3.03%) jQuery
6 4 (3.03%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (3.03%) LINQ
6 4 (3.03%) LINQ to SQL
6 4 (3.03%) REST
6 4 (3.03%) Silverlight
6 4 (3.03%) Velocity
6 4 (3.03%) WCF
6 4 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 13 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 8 (6.06%) Virtual Team
5 7 (5.30%) Management Information System
5 7 (5.30%) N-Tier
6 5 (3.79%) Robotics
6 5 (3.79%) Tandem
7 4 (3.03%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.03%) iPad
7 4 (3.03%) Wiki
8 3 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.88%) Windows
2 12 (9.09%) Linux
3 5 (3.79%) Unix
4 4 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.52%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.76%) Android
6 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (67.42%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (57.58%) Test Automation
3 54 (40.91%) Scrum
4 33 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 33 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 32 (24.24%) SDLC
6 31 (23.48%) Test Scripting
7 28 (21.21%) Project Management
8 25 (18.94%) Test Strategy
9 24 (18.18%) Regression Testing
10 23 (17.42%) Mathematics
11 22 (16.67%) Manual Testing
11 22 (16.67%) TDD
12 21 (15.91%) Mentoring
13 19 (14.39%) BDD
13 19 (14.39%) CRM
13 19 (14.39%) Test Management
14 18 (13.64%) Performance Testing
14 18 (13.64%) Software Testing
15 17 (12.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (40.91%) Java
2 40 (30.30%) C#
3 35 (26.52%) SQL
4 15 (11.36%) JavaScript
5 14 (10.61%) Python
6 13 (9.85%) C
7 10 (7.58%) C++
8 8 (6.06%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.03%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.03%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.27%) VB
11 2 (1.52%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.76%) Groovy
12 1 (0.76%) Ruby
12 1 (0.76%) XAML
Qualifications
1 56 (42.42%) Degree
2 41 (31.06%) ISTQB
3 29 (21.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (9.85%) ISEB
5 6 (4.55%) PMI Certification
5 6 (4.55%) PMP
6 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.52%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.76%) CBAP
9 1 (0.76%) CCNA
9 1 (0.76%) CCNP
9 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.76%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.06%) SLA
2 5 (3.79%) COBIT
3 4 (3.03%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (3.79%) Docker
2 4 (3.03%) Apache Flume
2 4 (3.03%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.55%) Ansible
3 6 (4.55%) Nagios
3 6 (4.55%) Puppet
4 4 (3.03%) Oozie
5 2 (1.52%) Grafana
5 2 (1.52%) Icinga
5 2 (1.52%) Prometheus
5 2 (1.52%) Terraform
5 2 (1.52%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.76%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.76%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 18 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.88%) HP
3 14 (10.61%) SAP
4 8 (6.06%) Red Hat
4 8 (6.06%) Sun
5 7 (5.30%) Oracle
6 5 (3.79%) Ariba
6 5 (3.79%) Blue Prism
6 5 (3.79%) Concur
6 5 (3.79%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (3.03%) Cloudera
7 4 (3.03%) DevExpress
7 4 (3.03%) Tableau
7 4 (3.03%) Telerik
8 2 (1.52%) Cisco
9 1 (0.76%) Adobe
9 1 (0.76%) Apigee
9 1 (0.76%) Meraki