Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 69 58
Rank change year-on-year +18 -11 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 629 549 842
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 5.15% 3.74% 4.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.07% 29.63% 34.03%
Number of salaries quoted 519 435 709
Thames Valley median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.17% +15.00%
10th Percentile £30,750 £28,600 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £67,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +5.95%

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 1495 1853 2474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 12.24% 12.64% 13.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1112 1374 1925
Thames Valley median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £74,900 £72,500 £65,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +5 305 £45,000 -8.16% 33
Oxfordshire +30 198 £50,000 +14.07% 18
Buckinghamshire +31 127 £40,500 +8.00% 6
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Thames Valley region with a requirement for QA.

1 302 (48.01%) Agile Software Development
1 302 (48.01%) Test Automation
2 187 (29.73%) Java
3 186 (29.57%) Selenium
4 170 (27.03%) Degree
5 166 (26.39%) Python
6 151 (24.01%) Scrum
7 111 (17.65%) SQL
8 105 (16.69%) JavaScript
9 95 (15.10%) Project Management
10 92 (14.63%) Software Testing
11 90 (14.31%) Manual Testing
12 85 (13.51%) Microsoft
13 84 (13.35%) C++
13 84 (13.35%) Finance
13 84 (13.35%) Cucumber
14 79 (12.56%) Functional Testing
15 77 (12.24%) SDLC
15 77 (12.24%) C#
15 77 (12.24%) Windows
15 77 (12.24%) Computer Science
15 77 (12.24%) JIRA
16 76 (12.08%) C
17 74 (11.76%) HTML
18 73 (11.61%) Amazon AWS
19 71 (11.29%) BDD
19 71 (11.29%) Software Engineering
20 70 (11.13%) Web Services
21 69 (10.97%) Linux
21 69 (10.97%) Regression Testing

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 37 (5.88%) Confluence
2 11 (1.75%) nginx
2 11 (1.75%) uWSGI
3 9 (1.43%) Drupal
4 7 (1.11%) CMS
5 6 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (0.95%) OpenStack
5 6 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (0.79%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.79%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.64%) Alfresco
7 4 (0.64%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.64%) Liferay
7 4 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.48%) IIS
8 3 (0.48%) Moodle
8 3 (0.48%) MS Project Server
8 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (4.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (2.23%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.79%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.64%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.48%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.48%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.48%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.48%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (2.23%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (1.43%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.64%) Magento
3 4 (0.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.32%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.32%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.16%) FastStats
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.16%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 73 (11.61%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (4.93%) Amazon EC2
3 30 (4.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (4.29%) SaaS
5 16 (2.54%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.79%) OpenShift
7 5 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (0.64%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (0.64%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.64%) Force.com
9 3 (0.48%) npm
9 3 (0.48%) Office 365
9 3 (0.48%) PaaS
9 3 (0.48%) Tricentis Tosca
10 2 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.61%) TCP/IP
2 22 (3.50%) Wireless
3 17 (2.70%) Network Security
3 17 (2.70%) VLAN
4 16 (2.54%) Ethernet
4 16 (2.54%) SSL
5 14 (2.23%) BGP
5 14 (2.23%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (2.23%) Cisco ISE
5 14 (2.23%) Cisco Nexus
5 14 (2.23%) Firewall
5 14 (2.23%) IPsec
5 14 (2.23%) MPLS
5 14 (2.23%) OSPF
5 14 (2.23%) SNMP
5 14 (2.23%) VPN
6 13 (2.07%) HTTP
7 8 (1.27%) LAN
7 8 (1.27%) SMTP
7 8 (1.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (8.27%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.97%) NoSQL
3 22 (3.50%) Relational Database
4 20 (3.18%) MySQL
5 17 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 17 (2.70%) MongoDB
6 11 (1.75%) Big Data
6 11 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (1.43%) SQLPlus
8 6 (0.95%) Data Mining
8 6 (0.95%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.95%) Redis
8 6 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.79%) GIS
9 5 (0.79%) Power BI
10 4 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.64%) Impala
10 4 (0.64%) QlikView
10 4 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.64%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 186 (29.57%) Selenium
2 84 (13.35%) Cucumber
3 77 (12.24%) JIRA
4 65 (10.33%) Git (software)
5 56 (8.90%) WebDriver
6 51 (8.11%) JUnit
7 50 (7.95%) Jenkins
8 31 (4.93%) SoapUI
9 29 (4.61%) JMeter
10 27 (4.29%) HP UFT
11 24 (3.82%) LoadRunner
12 17 (2.70%) Maven
12 17 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (2.38%) Subversion
14 13 (2.07%) GitLab
15 12 (1.91%) eggPlant
15 12 (1.91%) Visual Studio
16 10 (1.59%) TestNG
17 9 (1.43%) LoadUI
17 9 (1.43%) TestRail
General
1 84 (13.35%) Finance
2 26 (4.13%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.50%) Retail
4 20 (3.18%) Banking
5 18 (2.86%) Billing
6 15 (2.38%) Marketing
7 11 (1.75%) Legal
8 10 (1.59%) Electronics
9 9 (1.43%) Publishing
10 8 (1.27%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.95%) Games
12 4 (0.64%) Digital Economy
13 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.16%) Arabic Language
15 1 (0.16%) Automotive
15 1 (0.16%) Back Office
15 1 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 103 (16.38%) QA Engineer
2 101 (16.06%) Analyst
3 99 (15.74%) Developer
4 74 (11.76%) Tester
5 68 (10.81%) Test Engineer
6 66 (10.49%) Test Analyst
7 47 (7.47%) Test Automation Engineer
8 43 (6.84%) QA Analyst
9 40 (6.36%) Java Engineer
10 37 (5.88%) QA Tester
11 35 (5.56%) Consultant
11 35 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
12 33 (5.25%) Software Tester
13 31 (4.93%) Automation Test Analyst
13 31 (4.93%) QA Automation Engineer
13 31 (4.93%) QA Test Engineer
14 25 (3.97%) Project Manager
15 24 (3.82%) Junior
15 24 (3.82%) Python Developer
15 24 (3.82%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (11.76%) HTML
2 70 (11.13%) Web Services
3 68 (10.81%) CSS
4 67 (10.65%) .NET
5 36 (5.72%) jQuery
6 34 (5.41%) AngularJS
6 34 (5.41%) SOAP
7 32 (5.09%) Middleware
8 31 (4.93%) Django
9 28 (4.45%) XML
10 27 (4.29%) ASP.NET
11 24 (3.82%) HTML5
11 24 (3.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 20 (3.18%) Flask
13 19 (3.02%) Node.js
14 18 (2.86%) JSON
14 18 (2.86%) RESTful
15 16 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (2.54%) REST
16 15 (2.38%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 77 (12.24%) Computer Science
2 49 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (7.47%) Mobile App
4 26 (4.13%) Management Information System
5 25 (3.97%) Virtual Team
6 23 (3.66%) Data Centre
7 15 (2.38%) User Experience
8 14 (2.23%) FlexPod
9 13 (2.07%) EPoS
10 12 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (1.91%) iPad
11 10 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.27%) Algorithms
12 8 (1.27%) iSeries
12 8 (1.27%) N-Tier
13 7 (1.11%) Robotics
13 7 (1.11%) Tandem
14 6 (0.95%) Public Cloud
15 5 (0.79%) Driving Licence
15 5 (0.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 77 (12.24%) Windows
2 69 (10.97%) Linux
3 22 (3.50%) Unix
4 17 (2.70%) Android
4 17 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 16 (2.54%) Windows Server
6 12 (1.91%) Debian
7 11 (1.75%) Mac OS
7 11 (1.75%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.27%) Solaris
9 7 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.48%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.32%) AIX
11 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (48.01%) Agile Software Development
1 302 (48.01%) Test Automation
2 151 (24.01%) Scrum
3 95 (15.10%) Project Management
4 92 (14.63%) Software Testing
5 90 (14.31%) Manual Testing
6 79 (12.56%) Functional Testing
7 77 (12.24%) SDLC
8 71 (11.29%) BDD
8 71 (11.29%) Software Engineering
9 69 (10.97%) Regression Testing
10 66 (10.49%) Mentoring
10 66 (10.49%) Test Scripting
11 61 (9.70%) Integration Testing
12 56 (8.90%) TDD
13 52 (8.27%) Continuous Improvement
14 49 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
15 47 (7.47%) Test Strategy
16 45 (7.15%) Unit Testing
17 43 (6.84%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 187 (29.73%) Java
2 166 (26.39%) Python
3 111 (17.65%) SQL
4 105 (16.69%) JavaScript
5 84 (13.35%) C++
6 77 (12.24%) C#
7 76 (12.08%) C
8 29 (4.61%) Shell Script
9 28 (4.45%) Bash Shell
10 25 (3.97%) Ruby
11 20 (3.18%) PHP
12 10 (1.59%) VB.NET
13 8 (1.27%) VBScript
14 4 (0.64%) Groovy
14 4 (0.64%) Perl
14 4 (0.64%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.64%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.64%) VBA
15 3 (0.48%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 170 (27.03%) Degree
2 65 (10.33%) ISTQB
3 44 (7.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 26 (4.13%) ISEB
5 15 (2.38%) CCNP
5 15 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.27%) PMI Certification
6 8 (1.27%) PMP
7 7 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (0.79%) Security Cleared
9 4 (0.64%) BC Cleared
9 4 (0.64%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.64%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.48%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.48%) MCSA
10 3 (0.48%) MCSE
11 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.02%) PMO
2 13 (2.07%) SLA
3 5 (0.79%) COBIT
3 5 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.32%) TickIT
6 1 (0.16%) ECSS
6 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (5.41%) Docker
2 13 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.27%) Firmware
4 6 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.79%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.64%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.64%) HDFS
6 4 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.16%) LXC
8 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 23 (3.66%) Ansible
2 14 (2.23%) Cisco Prime
3 13 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.11%) Puppet
4 7 (1.11%) Terraform
5 6 (0.95%) Nagios
6 4 (0.64%) Kibana
6 4 (0.64%) logstash
6 4 (0.64%) Oozie
7 2 (0.32%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.32%) Grafana
7 2 (0.32%) Icinga
7 2 (0.32%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.32%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.16%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.16%) Mesos
8 1 (0.16%) vRealize
Vendors
1 85 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 37 (5.88%) HP
3 34 (5.41%) Oracle
4 25 (3.97%) SAP
5 24 (3.82%) Sophos
6 20 (3.18%) Google
7 19 (3.02%) Cisco
8 16 (2.54%) CheckPoint
8 16 (2.54%) F5
9 15 (2.38%) Meraki
10 14 (2.23%) Aruba
10 14 (2.23%) Brocade
10 14 (2.23%) Fortinet
10 14 (2.23%) SolarWinds
10 14 (2.23%) Sourcefire
11 12 (1.91%) VMware
12 11 (1.75%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.75%) Telerik
13 8 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (1.27%) Sun