The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Berkshire region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 182 213 207
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 34 11 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.77% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 34 10 11
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £34,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £48,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
QA Tester
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
4292 4794 5262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 96.73% 95.71% 95.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3471 3638 3712
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Berkshire region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

QA Tester Salary Trend in Berkshire

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Berkshire

QA Tester
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +23 17 £50,000 +11.11%
Maidenhead - 5 £55,000 -
Newbury - 3 £30,000 - 1
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, QA Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 79 (100.00%) QA
2 62 (78.48%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (69.62%) Selenium
4 30 (37.97%) JIRA
5 28 (35.44%) Test Automation
6 26 (32.91%) BDD
6 26 (32.91%) Automation Testing
7 25 (31.65%) Web Testing
7 25 (31.65%) Regression Testing
8 24 (30.38%) Linux
9 23 (29.11%) SQL
9 23 (29.11%) MySQL
10 20 (25.32%) Java
11 17 (21.52%) Microsoft
12 15 (18.99%) Degree
13 14 (17.72%) SQL Server
14 13 (16.46%) Windows
14 13 (16.46%) Finance
14 13 (16.46%) Windows Server
14 13 (16.46%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (16.46%) WebDriver
15 12 (15.19%) Functional Testing
15 12 (15.19%) QA Automation
15 12 (15.19%) C#
16 11 (13.92%) PHP
16 11 (13.92%) .NET
16 11 (13.92%) PMI
16 11 (13.92%) PMI Certification
16 11 (13.92%) NUnit
16 11 (13.92%) ISTQB

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 10 (12.66%) IIS
2 5 (6.33%) Drupal
3 2 (2.53%) Confluence
4 1 (1.27%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.66%) IMAP
1 10 (12.66%) NAS
1 10 (12.66%) SAN
1 10 (12.66%) SMTP
1 10 (12.66%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (29.11%) MySQL
2 14 (17.72%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.53%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 55 (69.62%) Selenium
2 30 (37.97%) JIRA
3 13 (16.46%) WebDriver
4 11 (13.92%) NUnit
5 10 (12.66%) AQtime
5 10 (12.66%) WebLOAD
6 9 (11.39%) Jenkins
7 8 (10.13%) HP UFT
8 5 (6.33%) TestNG
9 4 (5.06%) Cucumber
9 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
9 4 (5.06%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.53%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (16.46%) Finance
2 2 (2.53%) Electronics
2 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.53%) Marketing
2 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.92%) .NET
2 10 (12.66%) Gherkin
2 10 (12.66%) MAPI
3 6 (7.59%) LAMP
4 5 (6.33%) Behat
5 4 (5.06%) SOAP
6 3 (3.80%) Web Services
7 2 (2.53%) XML
8 1 (1.27%) HTML
8 1 (1.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.92%) PMI
2 10 (12.66%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.53%) Wiki
4 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.38%) Linux
2 13 (16.46%) Windows
2 13 (16.46%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (78.48%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (35.44%) Test Automation
3 26 (32.91%) Automation Testing
3 26 (32.91%) BDD
4 25 (31.65%) Regression Testing
4 25 (31.65%) Web Testing
5 13 (16.46%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (15.19%) Functional Testing
6 12 (15.19%) QA Automation
7 11 (13.92%) Integration Testing
8 10 (12.66%) Benchmarking
8 10 (12.66%) Manual Testing
8 10 (12.66%) Performance Engineering
8 10 (12.66%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (10.13%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 5 (6.33%) Automated Testing
10 5 (6.33%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (5.06%) Software Testing
12 3 (3.80%) Agile Testing
12 3 (3.80%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.11%) SQL
2 20 (25.32%) Java
3 12 (15.19%) C#
4 11 (13.92%) PHP
5 10 (12.66%) C++
6 6 (7.59%) Bash Shell
6 6 (7.59%) Perl
6 6 (7.59%) Python
7 3 (3.80%) Ruby
7 3 (3.80%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (18.99%) Degree
2 11 (13.92%) ISTQB
2 11 (13.92%) PMI Certification
3 10 (12.66%) ISEB
4 3 (3.80%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (12.66%) Active Directory
1 10 (12.66%) VMware ESX
1 10 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (12.66%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 17 (21.52%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.66%) VMware
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle
3 2 (2.53%) SAP
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