Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 61 37
Rank change year-on-year +11 -24 +20
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 16 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Slough 3.85% 1.96% 5.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 64.29% 11.76% 26.62%
Number of salaries quoted 27 13 84
Slough median annual salary £30,000 £62,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -52.00% +25.00% +32.34%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,900 £24,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £82,500 £80,000
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +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 Slough with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Slough
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 42 136 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Slough 5.99% 16.69% 20.05%
Number of salaries quoted 39 121 216
Slough median annual salary £32,500 £54,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -39.81% +8.00% +14.94%
10th Percentile £22,250 £32,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £64,400 £77,500 £70,000
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 Slough

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Slough

QA
Salary Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Slough.

Salary trend for QA in Slough

QA
Salary Histogram in Slough

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Slough over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Slough

For the 6 months to 23 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 Slough region with a requirement for QA.

1 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
2 15 (55.56%) Degree
3 13 (48.15%) Software Testing
3 13 (48.15%) SQL
3 13 (48.15%) HTML
3 13 (48.15%) CSS
4 12 (44.44%) XML
4 12 (44.44%) Windows
4 12 (44.44%) ERP
4 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 12 (44.44%) Middleware
4 12 (44.44%) System Testing
4 12 (44.44%) Android
4 12 (44.44%) Apple iOS
4 12 (44.44%) Mobile App
4 12 (44.44%) Windows Server
5 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (25.93%) SpecFlow
6 7 (25.93%) Gherkin
6 7 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (22.22%) Scrum
7 6 (22.22%) Kanban
7 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 6 (22.22%) VB.NET
7 6 (22.22%) .NET
7 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
8 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
9 4 (14.81%) Oracle

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 3 (11.11%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) SpecFlow
1 7 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 3 (11.11%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Applications Support
2 7 (25.93%) QA Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) QA Test Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Test Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle Team Leader
4 3 (11.11%) Team Leader
5 2 (7.41%) QA Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Development Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Functional Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Product Manager
6 1 (3.70%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Release Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) CSS
1 13 (48.15%) HTML
2 12 (44.44%) Middleware
2 12 (44.44%) XML
3 7 (25.93%) Gherkin
4 6 (22.22%) .NET
5 1 (3.70%) Ajax
5 1 (3.70%) CSS3
5 1 (3.70%) HTML5
5 1 (3.70%) jQuery
5 1 (3.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 4 (14.81%) User Experience
3 3 (11.11%) Mainframe
4 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Android
1 12 (44.44%) Apple iOS
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
1 12 (44.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Software Testing
2 12 (44.44%) ERP
2 12 (44.44%) System Testing
3 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
4 6 (22.22%) Kanban
4 6 (22.22%) Scrum
4 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (14.81%) Project Management
7 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
9 1 (3.70%) BDD
9 1 (3.70%) Change Control
9 1 (3.70%) Performance Improvement
9 1 (3.70%) Product Management
9 1 (3.70%) Static Code Analysis
9 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) VB.NET
3 3 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.70%) ISEB
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle