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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 213 214 223
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 7 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 9
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -30.43%
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
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
5445 5154 5221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.91% 93.00% 93.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3746 3982 4361
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,350 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

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
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 15 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Maidenhead - 6 £37,500 -
Newbury +3 1 £37,500 +12.78%
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) ISEB
3 8 (50.00%) Selenium
4 7 (43.75%) ISTQB
4 7 (43.75%) XML
4 7 (43.75%) Manual Testing
4 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
6 5 (31.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
6 5 (31.25%) System Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (25.00%) BDD
7 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (25.00%) PHP
7 4 (25.00%) VBScript
7 4 (25.00%) Drupal
7 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (25.00%) Finance
7 4 (25.00%) LAMP
8 3 (18.75%) Retail
8 3 (18.75%) Degree
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
8 3 (18.75%) Gherkin
8 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
9 2 (12.50%) TestNG

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 4 (25.00%) Drupal
2 2 (12.50%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (12.50%) JMeter
3 2 (12.50%) JUnit
3 2 (12.50%) TestDirector
3 2 (12.50%) TestNG
3 2 (12.50%) Hudson
3 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Retail
3 2 (12.50%) Billing
3 2 (12.50%) Marketing
3 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (12.50%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) XML
2 4 (25.00%) LAMP
3 3 (18.75%) Gherkin
4 2 (12.50%) JSON
4 2 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (12.50%) XSLT
4 2 (12.50%) Middleware
5 1 (6.25%) HTML
5 1 (6.25%) .NET
5 1 (6.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) DTV
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) iPad
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Manual Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
4 5 (31.25%) System Testing
5 4 (25.00%) BDD
5 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
7 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
7 2 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PHP
1 4 (25.00%) VBScript
2 2 (12.50%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) ISEB
2 7 (43.75%) ISTQB
3 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) SAP
1 2 (12.50%) HP
1 2 (12.50%) TIBCO
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago