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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire / Slough
Rank 33 42 34
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8  
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 27 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.80% 4.26% 4.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.95% 22.31% 29.41%
Number of salaries quoted 8 23 21
Median salary £27,000 £60,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -55.00% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Slough
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 41 121 85
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 12.77% 19.09% 14.89%
Number of salaries quoted 32 103 71
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Slough

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 13 (68.42%) HTML
1 13 (68.42%) CSS
2 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) Degree
3 10 (52.63%) Android
3 10 (52.63%) XML
3 10 (52.63%) SQL
3 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
3 10 (52.63%) ERP
3 10 (52.63%) Apple iOS
4 9 (47.37%) System Testing
4 9 (47.37%) Mobile App
4 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
4 9 (47.37%) Windows
4 9 (47.37%) Middleware
4 9 (47.37%) Software Testing
5 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 5 (26.32%) User Experience
6 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
6 4 (21.05%) HTML5
6 4 (21.05%) CSS3
6 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 4 (21.05%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 4 (21.05%) XHTML
6 4 (21.05%) jQuery
6 4 (21.05%) Project Planning
6 4 (21.05%) Ajax
7 3 (15.79%) Finance
8 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management

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Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Applications Support
2 5 (26.32%) QA Tester
2 5 (26.32%) Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Functional Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Junior
4 2 (10.53%) Junior Manual Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Junior QA Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Junior Software Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Junior Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Manual Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Programme Manager
4 2 (10.53%) QA Manual Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Software QA Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Software Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Web Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) CSS
1 13 (68.42%) HTML
2 10 (52.63%) XML
3 9 (47.37%) Middleware
4 4 (21.05%) Ajax
4 4 (21.05%) CSS3
4 4 (21.05%) HTML5
4 4 (21.05%) jQuery
4 4 (21.05%) XHTML
5 1 (5.26%) WCF
5 1 (5.26%) Web Services
5 1 (5.26%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Mobile App
2 5 (26.32%) User Experience
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Android
1 10 (52.63%) Apple iOS
2 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) ERP
2 9 (47.37%) Software Testing
2 9 (47.37%) System Testing
3 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Project Planning
4 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.53%) B2B
5 2 (10.53%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 2 (10.53%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
5 2 (10.53%) CRM
5 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.53%) Resource Allocation
5 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Google
2 1 (5.26%) Nintex
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle