The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 199 213 191
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 19 14 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.37% 0.24% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.25% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 14 12 29
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £30,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £59,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
QA Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4849 5505 5162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.83% 92.72% 93.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3818 3824 4035
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Berkshire region.

QA Engineer Salary Trend in Berkshire

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in Berkshire

QA Engineer
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury +13 8 £40,000 +6.66%
Reading +2 5 £55,000 +13.40% 1
Bracknell +20 2 £30,000 -7.69%
Maidenhead - 1 £40,000 -
QA Engineer
South East

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 53 (100.00%) QA
2 37 (69.81%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (54.72%) Selenium
4 26 (49.06%) C#
4 26 (49.06%) WebDriver
5 25 (47.17%) Test Automation
6 21 (39.62%) Test Scripting
7 20 (37.74%) Software Testing
7 20 (37.74%) Java
7 20 (37.74%) SQL
7 20 (37.74%) Automation Testing
8 14 (26.42%) SpecFlow
8 14 (26.42%) .NET
8 14 (26.42%) Web Services
8 14 (26.42%) JIRA
9 13 (24.53%) Degree
9 13 (24.53%) ISTQB
9 13 (24.53%) Windows
9 13 (24.53%) Finance
9 13 (24.53%) BDD
9 13 (24.53%) REST
10 12 (22.64%) ISEB
10 12 (22.64%) Scrum
11 11 (20.75%) Telecoms
11 11 (20.75%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (18.87%) SoapUI
12 10 (18.87%) SaaS
12 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (18.87%) SOA
13 9 (16.98%) XML

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.43%) Confluence
2 3 (5.66%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.87%) SaaS
2 4 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) SMTP
1 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.77%) SSL
2 2 (3.77%) GSM
2 2 (3.77%) UMTS
2 2 (3.77%) HTTP
2 2 (3.77%) LTE
3 1 (1.89%) POP3
3 1 (1.89%) DHCP
3 1 (1.89%) Internet
3 1 (1.89%) IMAP
3 1 (1.89%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) MySQL
2 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.32%) MongoDB
2 6 (11.32%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.77%) HBase
3 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (54.72%) Selenium
2 26 (49.06%) WebDriver
3 14 (26.42%) JIRA
3 14 (26.42%) SpecFlow
4 10 (18.87%) SoapUI
5 4 (7.55%) Zephyr
6 3 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.66%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.66%) HP UFT
7 2 (3.77%) JUnit
7 2 (3.77%) TestNG
7 2 (3.77%) TestLink
8 1 (1.89%) Calabash
8 1 (1.89%) FitNesse
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
2 11 (20.75%) Telecoms
3 7 (13.21%) Electronics
4 6 (11.32%) Manufacturing
5 5 (9.43%) Marketing
6 4 (7.55%) Banking
7 3 (5.66%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.42%) Web Services
1 14 (26.42%) .NET
2 13 (24.53%) REST
3 9 (16.98%) XML
4 4 (7.55%) Gherkin
4 4 (7.55%) SOAP
4 4 (7.55%) HTML
5 3 (5.66%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.21%) User Experience
3 6 (11.32%) Computer Science
4 5 (9.43%) DTV
5 4 (7.55%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.89%) Wiki
7 1 (1.89%) iPhone
7 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.53%) Windows
2 7 (13.21%) Linux
3 6 (11.32%) UNIX
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.89%) Android
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (69.81%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (47.17%) Test Automation
3 21 (39.62%) Test Scripting
4 20 (37.74%) Software Testing
4 20 (37.74%) Automation Testing
5 13 (24.53%) BDD
6 12 (22.64%) Scrum
7 10 (18.87%) SOA
7 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (15.09%) Manual Testing
9 8 (15.09%) Regression Testing
10 7 (13.21%) Automated Testing
11 6 (11.32%) TDD
11 6 (11.32%) Waterfall
11 6 (11.32%) Test Planning
12 5 (9.43%) Digital Marketing
12 5 (9.43%) Programme Management
12 5 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (7.55%) OO
Programming Languages
1 26 (49.06%) C#
2 20 (37.74%) SQL
2 20 (37.74%) Java
3 5 (9.43%) Python
4 4 (7.55%) Shell Script
4 4 (7.55%) Ruby
4 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.66%) C++
5 3 (5.66%) C
6 2 (3.77%) VB
6 2 (3.77%) Perl
6 2 (3.77%) PHP
7 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) ISTQB
1 13 (24.53%) Degree
2 12 (22.64%) ISEB
3 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) Firmware
2 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
1 6 (11.32%) Oracle
2 5 (9.43%) SAP
2 5 (9.43%) HP
3 2 (3.77%) Websense
3 2 (3.77%) VMware
4 1 (1.89%) Xamarin
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