Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 55 65
Rank change year-on-year -16 +10 -25
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 26 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.01% 3.73% 1.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.41% 61.90% 11.85%
Number of salaries quoted 12 26 13
Slough median annual salary £47,500 £31,250 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +52.00% -51.92% +30.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £22,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £60,000 £82,500
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £48,250
% change year-on-year +5.56% -6.74% -3.50%

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 58 42 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Slough 8.95% 6.03% 16.79%
Number of salaries quoted 47 39 120
Slough median annual salary £47,500 £32,500 £54,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +46.15% -40.37% +9.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £22,250 £34,125
90th Percentile £72,000 £64,400 £77,500
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -14.29% +5.00%

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

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 20 November 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Slough

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Slough region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (53.85%) C#
1 7 (53.85%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Mentoring
3 5 (38.46%) Coaching
3 5 (38.46%) Open Source
3 5 (38.46%) Degree
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Marketing
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (23.08%) SDLC
4 3 (23.08%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
6 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) Intranet
6 1 (7.69%) Decision-Making
6 1 (7.69%) Line Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Intranet
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Head of Development
2 2 (15.38%) QA Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Account Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Resourcing Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum Master
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Account Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (46.15%) Mentoring
2 5 (38.46%) Coaching
2 5 (38.46%) Open Source
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) SDLC
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Decision-Making
5 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Line Management
5 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
1 7 (53.85%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree