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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 172 208 202
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 58 23 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.04% 0.39% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.42% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 50 18 20
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £27,350 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £35,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £36,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +3.57%
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
5170 5466 4995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.07% 93.09% 93.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3832 3966 3916
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £61,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +25 15 £52,500 +50.00%
Wokingham - 8 £45,000 - 1
Reading -15 7 £25,250 -54.09%
Windsor -10 4 £38,250 +53.00%
Hungerford - 4 £32,750 -
Slough -1 3 £55,000 +69.23%
Bracknell - 3 £40,000 -
Thatcham - 1 £29,000 -
QA Engineer
South East

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 108 (100.00%) QA
2 79 (73.15%) Selenium
3 75 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (48.15%) Automation Testing
5 44 (40.74%) Software Testing
6 40 (37.04%) Test Automation
6 40 (37.04%) WebDriver
7 37 (34.26%) Finance
8 34 (31.48%) Scrum
8 34 (31.48%) C#
9 31 (28.70%) Web Services
9 31 (28.70%) Test Scripting
10 30 (27.78%) ISTQB
10 30 (27.78%) SQL
11 29 (26.85%) .NET
12 28 (25.93%) JIRA
13 27 (25.00%) Degree
14 25 (23.15%) Computer Science
15 24 (22.22%) Windows
16 23 (21.30%) SQL Server
16 23 (21.30%) Java
17 22 (20.37%) User Acceptance Testing
17 22 (20.37%) Waterfall
17 22 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
18 21 (19.44%) SaaS
19 19 (17.59%) Telecoms
20 18 (16.67%) JavaScript
20 18 (16.67%) Oracle
20 18 (16.67%) BDD
21 17 (15.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 12 (11.11%) Confluence
2 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Exchequer
1 2 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 7 (6.48%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (21.30%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.81%) MongoDB
2 16 (14.81%) NoSQL
2 16 (14.81%) MySQL
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 79 (73.15%) Selenium
2 40 (37.04%) WebDriver
3 28 (25.93%) JIRA
4 15 (13.89%) QuickTest Pro
5 12 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 12 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 12 (11.11%) Zephyr
6 6 (5.56%) Appium
6 6 (5.56%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.70%) Robolectric
8 2 (1.85%) Capybara
8 2 (1.85%) RSpec
9 1 (0.93%) Calabash
General
1 37 (34.26%) Finance
2 19 (17.59%) Telecoms
3 12 (11.11%) Banking
4 3 (2.78%) Automotive
5 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.85%) Electronics
5 2 (1.85%) Retail
5 2 (1.85%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (28.70%) Web Services
2 29 (26.85%) .NET
3 16 (14.81%) XML
4 14 (12.96%) REST
5 13 (12.04%) HTML
6 12 (11.11%) Gherkin
7 11 (10.19%) CSS
7 11 (10.19%) jQuery
8 3 (2.78%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.85%) JSON
9 2 (1.85%) WPF
9 2 (1.85%) HTML5
9 2 (1.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (23.15%) Computer Science
2 22 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (10.19%) Wiki
4 9 (8.33%) User Experience
5 2 (1.85%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.85%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.22%) Windows
2 13 (12.04%) UNIX
3 9 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (48.15%) Automation Testing
3 44 (40.74%) Software Testing
4 40 (37.04%) Test Automation
5 34 (31.48%) Scrum
6 31 (28.70%) Test Scripting
7 22 (20.37%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (20.37%) Waterfall
8 18 (16.67%) BDD
9 14 (12.96%) Manual Testing
10 13 (12.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (11.11%) SOA
12 11 (10.19%) System Testing
13 10 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (7.41%) TDD
15 7 (6.48%) Software Engineering
16 6 (5.56%) Validation
16 6 (5.56%) Automated Testing
17 5 (4.63%) Web Testing
18 4 (3.70%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (31.48%) C#
2 30 (27.78%) SQL
3 23 (21.30%) Java
4 18 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.41%) Ruby
6 4 (3.70%) Objective-C
7 3 (2.78%) Python
8 2 (1.85%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.93%) C
9 1 (0.93%) C++
9 1 (0.93%) Perl
9 1 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (27.78%) ISTQB
2 27 (25.00%) Degree
3 17 (15.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (12.04%) ISEB
5 6 (5.56%) HND
5 6 (5.56%) AAT
6 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (16.67%) Oracle
2 15 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.85%) HP
3 2 (1.85%) Sage
3 2 (1.85%) SAP
3 2 (1.85%) Telerik
4 1 (0.93%) VMware
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Parallel Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 4 days ago