Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 51 64
Rank change year-on-year -7 +13 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 95 130 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.06% 5.35% 4.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.53% 45.61% 30.31%
Number of salaries quoted 82 93 138
Reading median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -18.18% +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,375 £71,250 £67,500
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% -

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 292 285 541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 12.48% 11.72% 14.91%
Number of salaries quoted 238 181 374
Reading median annual salary £46,000 £50,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% -5.66% +24.71%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £73,750
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +11.70%

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

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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 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Reading

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 45 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (41.05%) Test Automation
3 32 (33.68%) Finance
4 28 (29.47%) SQL
5 23 (24.21%) Software Testing
6 21 (22.11%) Microsoft
7 17 (17.89%) ISEB
7 17 (17.89%) Windows
7 17 (17.89%) ISTQB
7 17 (17.89%) Coaching
8 16 (16.84%) Scrum
8 16 (16.84%) SDLC
9 15 (15.79%) C#
9 15 (15.79%) Java
9 15 (15.79%) SQL Server
9 15 (15.79%) Degree
9 15 (15.79%) Manual Testing
10 13 (13.68%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (12.63%) Data Modelling
11 12 (12.63%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (12.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (12.63%) Open Source
11 12 (12.63%) Mentoring
11 12 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (11.58%) REST
12 11 (11.58%) Linux
13 10 (10.53%) JavaScript
13 10 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (10.53%) Mobile App
13 10 (10.53%) Test Management

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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 2 (2.11%) WordPress
2 1 (1.05%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.05%) CMS
2 1 (1.05%) EPiServer
2 1 (1.05%) ExpressionEngine
2 1 (1.05%) IIS
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.05%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (5.26%) SaaS
2 3 (3.16%) IaaS
2 3 (3.16%) PaaS
3 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.05%) Slack
3 1 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) HTTP
2 1 (1.05%) Firewall
2 1 (1.05%) FTP
2 1 (1.05%) Internet
2 1 (1.05%) SMTP
2 1 (1.05%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.63%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (12.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (9.47%) QlikView
4 5 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.16%) Big Data
6 3 (3.16%) Power BI
6 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.11%) MySQL
8 1 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (9.47%) Selenium
2 5 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 5 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.21%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.21%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.11%) JIRA
4 2 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.11%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.05%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.05%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.05%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.05%) Grunt
5 1 (1.05%) gulp
5 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.05%) JMeter
5 1 (1.05%) NeoLoad
5 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.05%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.05%) webpack
General
1 32 (33.68%) Finance
2 8 (8.42%) Retail
3 5 (5.26%) Automotive
4 4 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.16%) Law
6 2 (2.11%) Marketing
7 1 (1.05%) Legal
7 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (33.68%) Analyst
2 23 (24.21%) QA Engineer
3 22 (23.16%) Test Analyst
4 15 (15.79%) Senior QA Engineer
5 13 (13.68%) QA Automation Engineer
5 13 (13.68%) Test Automation Engineer
6 12 (12.63%) Automation Tester
6 12 (12.63%) QA Automation Tester
6 12 (12.63%) QA Tester
6 12 (12.63%) Tester
7 11 (11.58%) Manual Tester
7 11 (11.58%) QA Analyst
7 11 (11.58%) QA Manual Tester
8 10 (10.53%) Senior Automation Tester
8 10 (10.53%) Senior Manual Tester
8 10 (10.53%) Senior QA Tester
8 10 (10.53%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 10 (10.53%) Senior Tester
9 9 (9.47%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 9 (9.47%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.58%) REST
2 5 (5.26%) AngularJS
2 5 (5.26%) CSS
2 5 (5.26%) HTML
2 5 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
2 5 (5.26%) XML
3 4 (4.21%) Ajax
3 4 (4.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (3.16%) CSS3
4 3 (3.16%) HTML5
4 3 (3.16%) Node.js
4 3 (3.16%) Web Services
5 2 (2.11%) .NET
5 2 (2.11%) React
5 2 (2.11%) Spring
5 2 (2.11%) Vue.js
6 1 (1.05%) Ember.js
6 1 (1.05%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.05%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.05%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 7 (7.37%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (6.32%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.16%) User Experience
6 2 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.05%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.05%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.05%) Social Media
7 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.89%) Windows
2 11 (11.58%) Linux
3 7 (7.37%) Unix
4 2 (2.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (41.05%) Test Automation
3 23 (24.21%) Software Testing
4 17 (17.89%) Coaching
5 16 (16.84%) Scrum
5 16 (16.84%) SDLC
6 15 (15.79%) Manual Testing
7 13 (13.68%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (12.63%) Data Modelling
8 12 (12.63%) Mentoring
8 12 (12.63%) Open Source
8 12 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (10.53%) Test Management
10 9 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (7.37%) Acceptance Criteria
12 7 (7.37%) Project Management
12 7 (7.37%) User Stories
13 6 (6.32%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 28 (29.47%) SQL
2 15 (15.79%) C#
2 15 (15.79%) Java
3 10 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.21%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.11%) PHP
5 2 (2.11%) Python
6 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.05%) R
6 1 (1.05%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (17.89%) ISEB
1 17 (17.89%) ISTQB
2 15 (15.79%) Degree
3 10 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.05%) APMP
5 1 (1.05%) HNC
5 1 (1.05%) HND
5 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.05%) PMO
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (22.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.42%) Oracle
3 5 (5.26%) Capita
4 2 (2.11%) HP
5 1 (1.05%) Google
5 1 (1.05%) Sage
5 1 (1.05%) SAP