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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 211 186 205
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 13 28 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.23% 0.50% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.53% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 11 27 17
Average salary £32,500 £36,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.34% -27.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,700 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
5335 5270 5450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.36% 93.19% 94.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3735 4142 4566
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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
Reading -3 5 £37,000 -20.43%
Bracknell - 4 £32,500 -
Slough +7 3 £24,000 -52.00% 1
Newbury -5 1 £37,500 +12.78% 1
QA Engineer
South East

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 40 (100.00%) QA
2 24 (60.00%) Selenium
3 18 (45.00%) SQL
4 15 (37.50%) ISEB
5 14 (35.00%) Java
6 13 (32.50%) Test Automation
7 11 (27.50%) Linux
7 11 (27.50%) Scrum
8 10 (25.00%) UNIX
8 10 (25.00%) Python
8 10 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 9 (22.50%) TCP/IP
9 9 (22.50%) C#
10 8 (20.00%) C++
10 8 (20.00%) Perl
10 8 (20.00%) Finance
11 7 (17.50%) Manual Testing
11 7 (17.50%) Computer Science
11 7 (17.50%) Test Scripting
11 7 (17.50%) TestNG
11 7 (17.50%) Windows
12 6 (15.00%) .NET
12 6 (15.00%) JUnit
12 6 (15.00%) C
12 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (15.00%) WebDriver
12 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
12 6 (15.00%) Automated Testing
12 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.00%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.50%) Exchequer
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.00%) HTTP
3 3 (7.50%) Network Security
4 2 (5.00%) NAS
4 2 (5.00%) SMTP
4 2 (5.00%) SAN
4 2 (5.00%) IMAP
4 2 (5.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) MySQL
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (60.00%) Selenium
2 7 (17.50%) TestNG
3 6 (15.00%) WebDriver
3 6 (15.00%) JUnit
3 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 4 (10.00%) Capybara
4 4 (10.00%) JMeter
5 2 (5.00%) JIRA
5 2 (5.00%) AQtime
5 2 (5.00%) WebLOAD
5 2 (5.00%) jMock
5 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.00%) LoadUI
5 2 (5.00%) Hudson
6 1 (2.50%) TestComplete
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Legal
3 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (10.00%) Retail
4 2 (5.00%) Electronics
4 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.50%) Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) .NET
2 4 (10.00%) XML
2 4 (10.00%) Middleware
3 2 (5.00%) JSON
3 2 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (5.00%) REST
3 2 (5.00%) HTML
3 2 (5.00%) XSLT
3 2 (5.00%) Swing
3 2 (5.00%) JMS
3 2 (5.00%) MAPI
3 2 (5.00%) JDBC
3 2 (5.00%) JSP
3 2 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.00%) Open Source
3 3 (7.50%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (27.50%) Linux
2 10 (25.00%) UNIX
3 7 (17.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Test Automation
2 11 (27.50%) Scrum
3 10 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 10 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (17.50%) Manual Testing
4 7 (17.50%) Test Scripting
5 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
6 5 (12.50%) Web Development
6 5 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Web Application Development
6 5 (12.50%) DevOps
7 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (7.50%) E-business
8 3 (7.50%) TDD
9 2 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (5.00%) Programme Management
9 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) SQL
2 14 (35.00%) Java
3 10 (25.00%) Python
4 9 (22.50%) C#
5 8 (20.00%) C++
5 8 (20.00%) Perl
6 6 (15.00%) C
7 4 (10.00%) Ruby
8 3 (7.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) ISEB
2 6 (15.00%) Degree
3 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) AAT
6 1 (2.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) SAP
2 2 (5.00%) TIBCO
2 2 (5.00%) VMware
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Sage
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