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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 44 90 61
Rank change year-on-year +46 -29  
Permanent jobs citing QA 64 56 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.22% 2.88% 3.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.44% 22.31% 26.09%
Number of salaries quoted 39 53 78
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £34,600 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 144 251 345
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 11.76% 12.90% 14.45%
Number of salaries quoted 95 224 202
Median salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £74,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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

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Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Reading over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Reading

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 60 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (33.33%) Degree
2 39 (33.33%) Selenium
3 35 (29.91%) Java
4 34 (29.06%) Linux
5 32 (27.35%) Python
5 32 (27.35%) Finance
6 29 (24.79%) Oracle
6 29 (24.79%) WebDriver
7 25 (21.37%) SaaS
7 25 (21.37%) Bash Shell
7 25 (21.37%) Regression Testing
8 24 (20.51%) Test Strategy
9 23 (19.66%) Test Scripting
9 23 (19.66%) Automation Testing
10 22 (18.80%) Web Services
10 22 (18.80%) Red Hat
11 21 (17.95%) Mentoring
12 20 (17.09%) Scrum
12 20 (17.09%) SQL
12 20 (17.09%) Open Source
13 19 (16.24%) Software Engineering
14 18 (15.38%) C
14 18 (15.38%) Sun
14 18 (15.38%) Banking
15 17 (14.53%) Automated Testing
15 17 (14.53%) Big Data
16 16 (13.68%) REST
17 14 (11.97%) Test Automation
17 14 (11.97%) Hadoop

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Top Related 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 7 (5.98%) Apache Spark
2 5 (4.27%) Apache
2 5 (4.27%) IIS
2 5 (4.27%) nginx
3 4 (3.42%) Drupal
3 4 (3.42%) Eucalyptus
4 1 (0.85%) Confluence
4 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (8.55%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.42%) Acrobat
3 4 (3.42%) FrameMaker
3 4 (3.42%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.42%) Snagit
4 1 (0.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.56%) SAP CO
1 3 (2.56%) SAP FI
1 3 (2.56%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (2.56%) SAP FSCM
1 3 (2.56%) SAP MM
1 3 (2.56%) SAP PP
1 3 (2.56%) SAP PS
1 3 (2.56%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 25 (21.37%) SaaS
2 9 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.27%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.56%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.85%) Office 365
5 1 (0.85%) Route 53
5 1 (0.85%) Trello
5 1 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.42%) Internet
1 4 (3.42%) Wireless
2 1 (0.85%) GSM
2 1 (0.85%) HSPA
2 1 (0.85%) LTE
2 1 (0.85%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.53%) Big Data
2 14 (11.97%) Hadoop
3 7 (5.98%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.27%) Apache Hive
4 5 (4.27%) Data Mining
4 5 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.27%) HBase
4 5 (4.27%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.27%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.42%) MySQL
6 2 (1.71%) InfluxDB
6 2 (1.71%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.85%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (33.33%) Selenium
2 29 (24.79%) WebDriver
3 14 (11.97%) JMeter
4 13 (11.11%) Gatling
4 13 (11.11%) JIRA
5 9 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 7 (5.98%) Cucumber
6 7 (5.98%) Git (software)
7 6 (5.13%) Bugzilla
7 6 (5.13%) JUnit
7 6 (5.13%) Selenium IDE
8 5 (4.27%) Maven
8 5 (4.27%) Subversion
9 4 (3.42%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (2.56%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.71%) Ant
11 2 (1.71%) MSTest
11 2 (1.71%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.71%) TestNG
11 2 (1.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (27.35%) Finance
2 18 (15.38%) Banking
3 13 (11.11%) Financial Institution
4 7 (5.98%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.27%) Publishing
6 4 (3.42%) Marketing
7 1 (0.85%) Advertising
7 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (18.80%) Cloud Engineer
1 22 (18.80%) Linux Engineer
1 22 (18.80%) Tester
2 21 (17.95%) QA Engineer
2 21 (17.95%) QA Tester
3 19 (16.24%) Administrator
3 19 (16.24%) Automation Tester
3 19 (16.24%) Linux Administrator
4 18 (15.38%) Cloud Administrator
4 18 (15.38%) QA Automation Tester
5 17 (14.53%) QA Automation Engineer
6 15 (12.82%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 15 (12.82%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 13 (11.11%) Test Engineer
8 12 (10.26%) Senior Linux Administrator
9 8 (6.84%) Automation Engineer
9 8 (6.84%) Big Data Engineer
9 8 (6.84%) Data Engineer
10 7 (5.98%) QA Test Engineer
11 6 (5.13%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.80%) Web Services
2 16 (13.68%) REST
3 12 (10.26%) HTML
4 8 (6.84%) jQuery
5 7 (5.98%) HTML5
6 6 (5.13%) CSS
6 6 (5.13%) KnockoutJS
6 6 (5.13%) LAMP
6 6 (5.13%) RequireJS
6 6 (5.13%) XML
7 5 (4.27%) .NET
7 5 (4.27%) ASP.NET
7 5 (4.27%) Kafka
7 5 (4.27%) LEMP Stack
8 4 (3.42%) Sensu
9 3 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (1.71%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (1.71%) JSON
10 2 (1.71%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.69%) Virtual Team
2 8 (6.84%) Algorithms
2 8 (6.84%) Social Media
3 7 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.42%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.42%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (1.71%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.71%) FMCG
6 1 (0.85%) Blog
6 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.85%) User Experience
6 1 (0.85%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 34 (29.06%) Linux
2 4 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.85%) Android
3 1 (0.85%) Debian
3 1 (0.85%) Unix
3 1 (0.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (21.37%) Regression Testing
3 24 (20.51%) Test Strategy
4 23 (19.66%) Automation Testing
4 23 (19.66%) Test Scripting
5 21 (17.95%) Mentoring
6 20 (17.09%) Open Source
6 20 (17.09%) Scrum
7 19 (16.24%) Software Engineering
8 17 (14.53%) Automated Testing
9 14 (11.97%) Test Automation
10 13 (11.11%) Software Architecture
11 11 (9.40%) Machine Learning
11 11 (9.40%) Security Testing
12 10 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (8.55%) QA Automation
12 10 (8.55%) SDLC
13 9 (7.69%) TDD
14 8 (6.84%) DevOps
14 8 (6.84%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 35 (29.91%) Java
2 32 (27.35%) Python
3 25 (21.37%) Bash Shell
4 20 (17.09%) SQL
5 18 (15.38%) C
6 11 (9.40%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.98%) C#
8 5 (4.27%) Perl
8 5 (4.27%) Ruby
9 4 (3.42%) PHP
10 3 (2.56%) Groovy
11 2 (1.71%) Scala
12 1 (0.85%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.85%) C++
12 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (33.33%) Degree
2 12 (10.26%) ISTQB
3 10 (8.55%) ISEB
4 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.42%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (3.42%) GlusterFS
1 4 (3.42%) Varnish
2 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.27%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.27%) Puppet
3 4 (3.42%) Cacti
3 4 (3.42%) Ganglia
3 4 (3.42%) Nagios
3 4 (3.42%) OpenView
3 4 (3.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (1.71%) Grafana
5 1 (0.85%) Graylog
5 1 (0.85%) Kibana
5 1 (0.85%) logstash
5 1 (0.85%) SCCM
5 1 (0.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (24.79%) Oracle
2 22 (18.80%) Red Hat
3 18 (15.38%) Sun
4 11 (9.40%) Microsoft
5 8 (6.84%) HP
6 4 (3.42%) Adobe
6 4 (3.42%) BMC
6 4 (3.42%) Cisco
6 4 (3.42%) Ericsson
6 4 (3.42%) Forcepoint
6 4 (3.42%) Huawei
6 4 (3.42%) Nokia
6 4 (3.42%) Nortel
6 4 (3.42%) Splunk
7 3 (2.56%) Ariba
7 3 (2.56%) SAP
8 2 (1.71%) SOASTA, Inc
9 1 (0.85%) Apple
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