Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 62 64
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -33
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 11 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.21% 1.66% 1.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.40% 27.50% 11.04%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 16
Slough median annual salary £47,500 £53,750 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.63% -25.86% +61.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £24,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £65,250 £83,125
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -

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 67 40 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Slough 11.41% 6.02% 17.19%
Number of salaries quoted 58 32 140
Slough median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -12.04% +13.68%
10th Percentile £31,250 £24,000 £34,925
90th Percentile £69,125 £67,250 £77,500
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% -6.67% +10.53%

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 September 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Slough

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 8 (61.54%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) Mentoring
4 5 (38.46%) Coaching
4 5 (38.46%) Finance
4 5 (38.46%) Degree
4 5 (38.46%) Open Source
5 3 (23.08%) Marketing
5 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) SDLC
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (23.08%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
7 1 (7.69%) Validation
7 1 (7.69%) Scrum
7 1 (7.69%) Web Design
7 1 (7.69%) Logistics
7 1 (7.69%) .NET
7 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
7 1 (7.69%) CSS
7 1 (7.69%) SOA
7 1 (7.69%) Intranet
7 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 1 (7.69%) HTML
7 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
7 1 (7.69%) Web Development
7 1 (7.69%) JIRA

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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 (7.69%) Confluence
1 1 (7.69%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
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%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (7.69%) Resourcing Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (7.69%) Redux
1 1 (7.69%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Mentoring
3 5 (38.46%) Coaching
3 5 (38.46%) Open Source
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) SDLC
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.69%) Adaptive Web Design
6 1 (7.69%) Decision-Making
6 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
6 1 (7.69%) Line Management
6 1 (7.69%) Logistics
6 1 (7.69%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
6 1 (7.69%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) SOA
6 1 (7.69%) Validation
6 1 (7.69%) Web Design
6 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) Java
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree