Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 74 68
Rank change year-on-year +36 -6 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 154 104 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.96% 3.62% 3.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.90% 28.49% 31.66%
Number of salaries quoted 161 77 187
Reading median annual salary £45,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +20.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £66,250
Berkshire median annual salary £43,750 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +11.11%

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 359 365 537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 13.88% 12.72% 11.87%
Number of salaries quoted 300 245 474
Reading median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,625
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £65,000
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +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 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 99 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (53.25%) Test Automation
3 60 (38.96%) Degree
4 51 (33.12%) Selenium
5 47 (30.52%) Scrum
5 47 (30.52%) SDLC
6 41 (26.62%) Java
7 38 (24.68%) ISTQB
8 34 (22.08%) C#
9 32 (20.78%) Computer Science
10 29 (18.83%) Software Testing
10 29 (18.83%) User Acceptance Testing
11 28 (18.18%) Test Strategy
12 27 (17.53%) Functional Testing
13 26 (16.88%) WebDriver
13 26 (16.88%) Finance
14 24 (15.58%) SQL
14 24 (15.58%) ISEB
15 23 (14.94%) Manual Testing
16 20 (12.99%) Microsoft
16 20 (12.99%) Computer Science Degree
17 19 (12.34%) Cucumber
17 19 (12.34%) Test Scripting
18 18 (11.69%) Mathematics
18 18 (11.69%) Retail
18 18 (11.69%) .NET
18 18 (11.69%) Project Management
19 17 (11.04%) Windows
19 17 (11.04%) BDD
19 17 (11.04%) Mobile App

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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 4 (2.60%) Apache Pig
1 4 (2.60%) Apache Spark
1 4 (2.60%) SharePoint
1 4 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (1.95%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.30%) Apache
3 2 (1.30%) CMS
3 2 (1.30%) Confluence
4 1 (0.65%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.65%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (6.49%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.60%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (3.25%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (2.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (8.44%) SaaS
3 8 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.25%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (2.60%) Amazon EMR
5 4 (2.60%) Force.com
6 2 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.30%) PaaS
6 2 (1.30%) Slack
7 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.65%) Datadog
7 1 (0.65%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.65%) Office 365
7 1 (0.65%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.65%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.95%) HTTP
2 2 (1.30%) SSL
3 1 (0.65%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (0.65%) FTP
3 1 (0.65%) Internet
3 1 (0.65%) Network Security
3 1 (0.65%) Skype
3 1 (0.65%) SMTP
3 1 (0.65%) SSH
3 1 (0.65%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.74%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (4.55%) QlikView
3 6 (3.90%) Big Data
3 6 (3.90%) MySQL
3 6 (3.90%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.25%) GIS
5 4 (2.60%) Apache Hive
5 4 (2.60%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.60%) HBase
5 4 (2.60%) Impala
5 4 (2.60%) Power BI
5 4 (2.60%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.60%) Sqoop
5 4 (2.60%) Star Schema
6 3 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (33.12%) Selenium
2 26 (16.88%) WebDriver
3 19 (12.34%) Cucumber
4 16 (10.39%) HP UFT
5 13 (8.44%) LoadRunner
6 12 (7.79%) Git (software)
7 9 (5.84%) Subversion
8 8 (5.19%) JIRA
9 7 (4.55%) Jenkins
10 6 (3.90%) JMeter
10 6 (3.90%) Maven
11 5 (3.25%) GitLab
11 5 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (2.60%) JBehave
12 4 (2.60%) SoapUI
12 4 (2.60%) TeamCity
12 4 (2.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (1.95%) Eclipse
13 3 (1.95%) IntelliJ
13 3 (1.95%) NetBeans
General
1 26 (16.88%) Finance
2 18 (11.69%) Retail
3 11 (7.14%) Banking
4 5 (3.25%) Legal
5 4 (2.60%) Digital Economy
6 3 (1.95%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.95%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.65%) Automotive
7 1 (0.65%) Billing
7 1 (0.65%) French Language
7 1 (0.65%) Games
7 1 (0.65%) Law
Job Titles
1 38 (24.68%) Analyst
2 30 (19.48%) QA Engineer
3 23 (14.94%) Consultant
4 20 (12.99%) Developer
5 18 (11.69%) Test Analyst
6 16 (10.39%) Senior Analyst
7 15 (9.74%) Senior Test Analyst
8 14 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
9 13 (8.44%) Business Analyst
9 13 (8.44%) Tester
10 11 (7.14%) Architect
11 10 (6.49%) Test Automation Engineer
12 9 (5.84%) Automation Tester
12 9 (5.84%) Senior Automation Tester
12 9 (5.84%) Senior Tester
13 8 (5.19%) Administrator
13 8 (5.19%) QA Analyst
13 8 (5.19%) Test Engineer
14 7 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
14 7 (4.55%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.69%) .NET
2 13 (8.44%) HTML
2 13 (8.44%) Web Services
3 10 (6.49%) SOAP
4 8 (5.19%) CSS
4 8 (5.19%) REST
5 5 (3.25%) HTML5
5 5 (3.25%) jQuery
5 5 (3.25%) XML
6 4 (2.60%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.60%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 4 (2.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (2.60%) Entity Framework
6 4 (2.60%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (2.60%) LINQ
6 4 (2.60%) LINQ to SQL
6 4 (2.60%) Silverlight
6 4 (2.60%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.78%) Computer Science
2 17 (11.04%) Mobile App
3 14 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.19%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.55%) N-Tier
6 5 (3.25%) Robotics
6 5 (3.25%) Tandem
7 4 (2.60%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.60%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.95%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.30%) User Experience
9 2 (1.30%) Wiki
10 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.65%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.04%) Windows
2 12 (7.79%) Linux
3 8 (5.19%) Unix
4 5 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.60%) Android
5 4 (2.60%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.95%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.65%) CentOS
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (53.25%) Test Automation
3 47 (30.52%) Scrum
3 47 (30.52%) SDLC
4 29 (18.83%) Software Testing
4 29 (18.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 28 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 27 (17.53%) Functional Testing
7 23 (14.94%) Manual Testing
8 19 (12.34%) Test Scripting
9 18 (11.69%) Mathematics
9 18 (11.69%) Project Management
10 17 (11.04%) BDD
10 17 (11.04%) Mentoring
11 15 (9.74%) TDD
12 14 (9.09%) Regression Testing
13 13 (8.44%) Business Analysis
13 13 (8.44%) Waterfall
14 12 (7.79%) Customer Requirements
14 12 (7.79%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (26.62%) Java
2 34 (22.08%) C#
3 24 (15.58%) SQL
4 12 (7.79%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.14%) Python
6 7 (4.55%) C
7 5 (3.25%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.25%) C++
7 5 (3.25%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.60%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.95%) VB
10 2 (1.30%) PHP
10 2 (1.30%) Ruby
10 2 (1.30%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.65%) Groovy
11 1 (0.65%) Perl
11 1 (0.65%) XAML
Qualifications
1 60 (38.96%) Degree
2 38 (24.68%) ISTQB
3 24 (15.58%) ISEB
4 20 (12.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.30%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.65%) PMP
7 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.55%) COBIT
2 4 (2.60%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.95%) GDPR
3 3 (1.95%) PSD2
3 3 (1.95%) SLA
4 2 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.30%) PMO
5 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 7 (4.55%) Docker
2 4 (2.60%) Apache Flume
2 4 (2.60%) HDFS
3 2 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.65%) KVM
4 1 (0.65%) Postfix
4 1 (0.65%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.90%) Ansible
2 6 (3.90%) Puppet
3 5 (3.25%) Nagios
4 4 (2.60%) Oozie
4 4 (2.60%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.95%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.95%) Marathon
5 3 (1.95%) Mesos
6 1 (0.65%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.65%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.65%) Terraform
6 1 (0.65%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (12.99%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.79%) Oracle
3 8 (5.19%) HP
4 7 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (4.55%) VMware
5 5 (3.25%) Ariba
5 5 (3.25%) Blue Prism
5 5 (3.25%) Concur
5 5 (3.25%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.25%) SAP
5 5 (3.25%) Sun
6 4 (2.60%) Cloudera
6 4 (2.60%) DevExpress
6 4 (2.60%) Tableau
6 4 (2.60%) Telerik
7 2 (1.30%) Capita
7 2 (1.30%) Google
8 1 (0.65%) Adobe
8 1 (0.65%) Apigee
8 1 (0.65%) Cisco