The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 193 218 216
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 18 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.36% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 17 7 6
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,300 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £40,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
4724 5493 5160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 94.03% 92.58% 93.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3754 3805 4022
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 £26,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

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 3 September 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 3 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
Reading +24 13 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Bracknell - 1 £30,000 -
Wokingham - 1 £40,000 -
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 22 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (54.55%) .NET
3 11 (50.00%) C#
3 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (50.00%) Selenium
4 9 (40.91%) Manual Testing
4 9 (40.91%) Automated Testing
4 9 (40.91%) Visual Studio
4 9 (40.91%) SAP
5 8 (36.36%) Performance Testing
6 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
7 5 (22.73%) SpecFlow
7 5 (22.73%) Gherkin
7 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (22.73%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Test Management
7 5 (22.73%) Cucumber
7 5 (22.73%) BDD
7 5 (22.73%) Windows
7 5 (22.73%) ABAP
7 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
7 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
7 5 (22.73%) HP
7 5 (22.73%) HP UFT
8 4 (18.18%) ISEB
8 4 (18.18%) Scrum
8 4 (18.18%) Java

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP FI
1 1 (4.55%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (4.55%) SAP CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Selenium
2 9 (40.91%) Visual Studio
3 5 (22.73%) HP UFT
3 5 (22.73%) Cucumber
3 5 (22.73%) SpecFlow
4 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
4 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
5 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.55%) TestPartner
6 1 (4.55%) Toad
6 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.55%) FitNesse
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) Gherkin
3 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.55%) HTML
4 1 (4.55%) SOAP
4 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Automated Testing
2 9 (40.91%) Manual Testing
3 8 (36.36%) Performance Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
5 5 (22.73%) BDD
5 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Test Management
5 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (18.18%) Scrum
6 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.64%) CMMI
7 3 (13.64%) Load Testing
7 3 (13.64%) SDLC
8 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
8 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (22.73%) ABAP
3 4 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
2 4 (18.18%) ISEB
3 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) SAP
2 5 (22.73%) HP
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle
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