Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 35 55
Rank change year-on-year -26 +20 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 32 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Slough 3.29% 6.04% 2.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.72% 65.31% 14.52%
Number of salaries quoted 18 32 15
Slough median annual salary £32,500 £27,500 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% +1.85% -50.91%
10th Percentile £21,500 £22,500 £24,050
90th Percentile £76,875 £93,000 £46,300
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £43,750 £49,500
% change year-on-year +8.57% -11.62% -3.41%

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 39 49 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Slough 6.76% 9.25% 17.74%
Number of salaries quoted 27 46 106
Slough median annual salary £50,000 £32,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +53.85% -32.99% -7.62%
10th Percentile £21,500 £22,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £85,000
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -

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

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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

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Salary Histogram in Slough

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Slough over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Slough

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 Slough region with a requirement for QA.

1 11 (57.89%) Degree
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) C#
3 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
3 6 (31.58%) Cognos Impromptu
3 6 (31.58%) Firewall
3 6 (31.58%) Asset Management
3 6 (31.58%) Mentoring
3 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
3 6 (31.58%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (26.32%) Coaching
4 5 (26.32%) Open Source
4 5 (26.32%) Finance
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) Java
5 4 (21.05%) Scrum
6 3 (15.79%) JIRA
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 2 (10.53%) Project Management
7 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (10.53%) Web Development
7 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
7 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
7 2 (10.53%) Data Analytics

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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 1 (5.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Cognos Impromptu
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) NUnit
2 1 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Data Centre Technician
1 6 (31.58%) Data Technician
2 3 (15.79%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Digital Agile Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Digital Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Lead Business Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Account Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Account Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) Akka
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
1 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Asset Management
1 6 (31.58%) Customer Requirements
1 6 (31.58%) Mentoring
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Coaching
2 5 (26.32%) Open Source
3 4 (21.05%) Scrum
4 2 (10.53%) Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) Content Development
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) SDLC
4 2 (10.53%) User Stories
4 2 (10.53%) Web Development
5 1 (5.26%) API Development
5 1 (5.26%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (5.26%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) C#
3 5 (26.32%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle