Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley 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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 53 72
Rank change year-on-year -5 +19 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 505 611 550
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 4.54% 5.08% 3.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.73% 41.45% 29.22%
Number of salaries quoted 425 509 435
Thames Valley median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -2.17%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £28,850
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 the Thames Valley with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Thames Valley
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,454 1,474 1,882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 13.08% 12.25% 12.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,098 1,104 1,395
Thames Valley median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley.

Job vacancy trend for QA in the Thames Valley

QA
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Salary trend for QA in the Thames Valley

QA
Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in the Thames Valley

QA
Job Locations in the Thames Valley

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 18 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +2 271 £47,500 +5.56% 41
Buckinghamshire +8 116 £43,250 +4.22% 23
Oxfordshire -25 114 £52,500 +5.00% 33
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 18 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 Thames Valley region with a requirement for QA.

1 277 (54.85%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (31.68%) Test Automation
3 134 (26.53%) Java
4 118 (23.37%) JavaScript
5 117 (23.17%) SQL
6 107 (21.19%) Scrum
7 100 (19.80%) Selenium
8 98 (19.41%) Degree
9 96 (19.01%) JIRA
10 93 (18.42%) C#
11 86 (17.03%) Windows
12 84 (16.63%) SDLC
13 80 (15.84%) Microsoft
14 78 (15.45%) Git (software)
15 74 (14.65%) Mentoring
16 72 (14.26%) Problem-Solving
17 71 (14.06%) Finance
18 69 (13.66%) Continuous Integration
19 68 (13.47%) Jenkins
20 67 (13.27%) HTML
21 64 (12.67%) CSS
21 64 (12.67%) Microsoft Azure
22 63 (12.48%) .NET
22 63 (12.48%) Confluence
23 61 (12.08%) REST
24 60 (11.88%) BDD
24 60 (11.88%) Coaching
24 60 (11.88%) Amazon AWS
25 58 (11.49%) Manual Testing
26 57 (11.29%) Web Services

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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 63 (12.48%) Confluence
2 15 (2.97%) IIS
3 12 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.18%) Anypoint
4 11 (2.18%) Mule
4 11 (2.18%) Mule ESB
5 7 (1.39%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.39%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.19%) CMS
7 5 (0.99%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.59%) Apache
10 2 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.40%) JBoss
11 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.20%) iPlanet
11 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (4.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (3.17%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.18%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.79%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.79%) Scribe Insight
3 2 (0.40%) Magento
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.20%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.20%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 64 (12.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (11.88%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (4.55%) SaaS
4 18 (3.56%) PaaS
5 15 (2.97%) GitHub
5 15 (2.97%) IaaS
6 12 (2.38%) Office 365
7 11 (2.18%) Serverless
8 10 (1.98%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (1.19%) Azure Functions
9 6 (1.19%) iPaaS
10 5 (0.99%) Adobe Analytics
10 5 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.79%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.79%) Scribe Online
12 3 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.59%) Sauce Labs
13 2 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.98%) Internet
2 8 (1.58%) HTTP
3 7 (1.39%) DNS
4 3 (0.59%) SMS
5 2 (0.40%) 2G
5 2 (0.40%) 3G
5 2 (0.40%) 4G
5 2 (0.40%) Firewall
5 2 (0.40%) LAN
5 2 (0.40%) WAN
6 1 (0.20%) ATM
6 1 (0.20%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.20%) CTI
6 1 (0.20%) DHCP
6 1 (0.20%) Intranet
6 1 (0.20%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 16 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (2.77%) Big Data
4 14 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.18%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.98%) MySQL
8 9 (1.78%) Power BI
9 8 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.58%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.39%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.39%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.19%) HBase
11 6 (1.19%) Redis
12 5 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.79%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.79%) Couchbase
13 4 (0.79%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 100 (19.80%) Selenium
2 96 (19.01%) JIRA
3 78 (15.45%) Git (software)
4 68 (13.47%) Jenkins
5 48 (9.50%) Maven
6 44 (8.71%) WebDriver
7 38 (7.52%) Cucumber
8 34 (6.73%) Eclipse
8 34 (6.73%) IntelliJ
9 30 (5.94%) Subversion
10 28 (5.54%) SoapUI
11 27 (5.35%) JUnit
12 20 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (2.97%) Gradle
14 11 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 11 (2.18%) Mockito
14 11 (2.18%) Sonatype Nexus
15 10 (1.98%) Mercurial
15 10 (1.98%) SpecFlow
16 9 (1.78%) JMeter
General
1 71 (14.06%) Finance
2 28 (5.54%) Retail
3 23 (4.55%) Marketing
4 20 (3.96%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.56%) Banking
6 15 (2.97%) Legal
7 12 (2.38%) Manufacturing
8 11 (2.18%) Publishing
9 10 (1.98%) Law
10 9 (1.78%) Automotive
11 8 (1.58%) Electronics
12 4 (0.79%) Back Office
13 3 (0.59%) Advertising
14 2 (0.40%) Arabic Language
15 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.20%) Games
15 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.20%) Local Government
15 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 123 (24.36%) Developer
2 79 (15.64%) Analyst
3 68 (13.47%) QA Engineer
4 50 (9.90%) Tester
5 40 (7.92%) Test Engineer
6 34 (6.73%) QA Tester
6 34 (6.73%) Senior Developer
7 33 (6.53%) Test Analyst
8 32 (6.34%) QA Automation Engineer
8 32 (6.34%) Test Automation Engineer
9 29 (5.74%) Automation Tester
10 28 (5.54%) Business Analyst
11 26 (5.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 26 (5.15%) QA Automation Tester
11 26 (5.15%) Software Developer
12 20 (3.96%) QA Analyst
13 19 (3.76%) Senior QA Engineer
14 17 (3.37%) Architect
15 16 (3.17%) Applications Support
15 16 (3.17%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (13.27%) HTML
2 64 (12.67%) CSS
3 63 (12.48%) .NET
4 61 (12.08%) REST
5 57 (11.29%) Web Services
6 56 (11.09%) SOAP
6 56 (11.09%) XML
7 53 (10.50%) HTML5
8 49 (9.70%) AngularJS
9 48 (9.50%) JSON
10 45 (8.91%) React
11 36 (7.13%) CSS3
12 26 (5.15%) Spring
13 20 (3.96%) RESTful
14 19 (3.76%) jQuery
15 18 (3.56%) Sass
16 16 (3.17%) RabbitMQ
17 14 (2.77%) ActiveMQ
18 12 (2.38%) ASP.NET
18 12 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (8.91%) User Experience
3 39 (7.72%) Computer Science
4 25 (4.95%) Mobile App
5 24 (4.75%) Virtual Team
6 15 (2.97%) CUDA
7 14 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (2.57%) Enterprise Cloud
9 12 (2.38%) Robotics
10 11 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (2.18%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (2.18%) Tandem
11 8 (1.58%) Fintech
11 8 (1.58%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.39%) W3C
13 6 (1.19%) PMI
14 4 (0.79%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
14 4 (0.79%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 86 (17.03%) Windows
2 56 (11.09%) Linux
3 28 (5.54%) Android
3 28 (5.54%) Apple iOS
4 20 (3.96%) Unix
5 5 (0.99%) Mac OS X
5 5 (0.99%) Windows Phone
6 4 (0.79%) Windows Phone 8
6 4 (0.79%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.59%) VMS
7 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.40%) Solaris
8 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.40%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.20%) CentOS
9 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (54.85%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (31.68%) Test Automation
3 107 (21.19%) Scrum
4 84 (16.63%) SDLC
5 74 (14.65%) Mentoring
6 72 (14.26%) Problem-Solving
7 69 (13.66%) Continuous Integration
8 60 (11.88%) BDD
8 60 (11.88%) Coaching
9 58 (11.49%) Manual Testing
10 54 (10.69%) TDD
11 53 (10.50%) Project Management
12 51 (10.10%) Software Engineering
13 47 (9.31%) Test Strategy
14 45 (8.91%) Continuous Improvement
14 45 (8.91%) DevOps
14 45 (8.91%) Mathematics
14 45 (8.91%) Software Testing
15 42 (8.32%) Waterfall
16 37 (7.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 134 (26.53%) Java
2 118 (23.37%) JavaScript
3 117 (23.17%) SQL
4 93 (18.42%) C#
5 48 (9.50%) Python
6 34 (6.73%) C++
7 30 (5.94%) T-SQL
8 19 (3.76%) Delphi
9 15 (2.97%) PowerShell
10 13 (2.57%) Java 8
10 13 (2.57%) PHP
11 8 (1.58%) Ruby
12 7 (1.39%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.19%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.99%) Apple Swift
14 5 (0.99%) ES6
14 5 (0.99%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.79%) Scala
15 4 (0.79%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.59%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 98 (19.41%) Degree
2 33 (6.53%) ISTQB
3 22 (4.36%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (2.97%) PhD
5 13 (2.57%) ISEB
6 10 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (1.98%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.98%) Security Cleared
7 7 (1.39%) Master's Degree
7 7 (1.39%) PMI Certification
8 6 (1.19%) PMP
9 4 (0.79%) CISSP
10 3 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.40%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.20%) APMP
12 1 (0.20%) HNC
12 1 (0.20%) HND
12 1 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.38%) ISO 9001
2 11 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.98%) PMO
4 6 (1.19%) SLA
5 4 (0.79%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.79%) PMBOK
6 3 (0.59%) GDPR
6 3 (0.59%) GPG13
7 2 (0.40%) COSHH
7 2 (0.40%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.40%) NEBOSH
8 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (3.37%) Virtual Machines
2 14 (2.77%) Docker
3 12 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.58%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.19%) HDFS
6 4 (0.79%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.79%) Firmware
7 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.20%) NDS
7 1 (0.20%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 11 (2.18%) CloudHub
2 9 (1.78%) Ansible
3 7 (1.39%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.19%) Puppet
5 4 (0.79%) HP ALM
5 4 (0.79%) Kibana
5 4 (0.79%) Oozie
5 4 (0.79%) Rundeck
6 3 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (0.59%) Terraform
7 2 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.20%) Grafana
8 1 (0.20%) Graphite
8 1 (0.20%) Graylog
8 1 (0.20%) Icinga
Vendors
1 80 (15.84%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.15%) Oracle
3 21 (4.16%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (2.57%) VMware
5 12 (2.38%) SAP
5 12 (2.38%) Tableau
6 11 (2.18%) MuleSoft
6 11 (2.18%) Talend
7 9 (1.78%) Automation Anywhere
7 9 (1.78%) HP
7 9 (1.78%) UiPath
8 8 (1.58%) Blue Prism
8 8 (1.58%) Sony
9 6 (1.19%) Citrix
9 6 (1.19%) IBM
10 5 (0.99%) Adobe
10 5 (0.99%) Google
10 5 (0.99%) Optimizely
11 4 (0.79%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.79%) Fujitsu