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 26 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 198 204 228
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 23 17 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.51% 0.33% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.35% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 23 16 9
Median salary £35,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £37,400
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £48,000 £40,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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
4350 4899 5639
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 96.20% 95.91% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3471 3783 3884
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 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
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 26 August 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 26 August 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 +13 17 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Newbury - 4 £32,500 -
Maidenhead - 1 £39,500 -
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 76 (100.00%) QA
2 62 (81.58%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (69.74%) Selenium
4 30 (39.47%) Test Automation
5 29 (38.16%) JIRA
6 28 (36.84%) Automation Testing
7 26 (34.21%) BDD
7 26 (34.21%) Web Testing
7 26 (34.21%) Regression Testing
8 25 (32.89%) Linux
9 24 (31.58%) MySQL
10 21 (27.63%) Java
11 19 (25.00%) SQL
12 16 (21.05%) Microsoft
13 15 (19.74%) Degree
14 14 (18.42%) WebDriver
14 14 (18.42%) QA Automation
15 12 (15.79%) Finance
15 12 (15.79%) Functional Testing
15 12 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
15 12 (15.79%) Manual Testing
16 11 (14.47%) Jenkins
16 11 (14.47%) PHP
17 10 (13.16%) Gherkin
18 9 (11.84%) Windows
18 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
18 9 (11.84%) C#
18 9 (11.84%) HP UFT
18 9 (11.84%) Windows Server
19 8 (10.53%) Cross-Browser Testing

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 7 (9.21%) IIS
2 3 (3.95%) Confluence
2 3 (3.95%) Drupal
3 2 (2.63%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) IMAP
1 7 (9.21%) NAS
1 7 (9.21%) SAN
1 7 (9.21%) SMTP
1 7 (9.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (31.58%) MySQL
2 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.95%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.32%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 53 (69.74%) Selenium
2 29 (38.16%) JIRA
3 14 (18.42%) WebDriver
4 11 (14.47%) Jenkins
5 9 (11.84%) HP UFT
6 8 (10.53%) NUnit
7 7 (9.21%) AQtime
7 7 (9.21%) WebLOAD
8 6 (7.89%) Git (software)
9 5 (6.58%) Cucumber
9 5 (6.58%) SoapUI
9 5 (6.58%) TestNG
10 3 (3.95%) Zephyr
11 1 (1.32%) Ranorex
General
1 12 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Electronics
2 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.95%) Marketing
2 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.16%) Gherkin
2 7 (9.21%) .NET
2 7 (9.21%) MAPI
3 5 (6.58%) LAMP
3 5 (6.58%) SOAP
4 4 (5.26%) Web Services
5 3 (3.95%) Behat
5 3 (3.95%) XML
6 2 (2.63%) HTML
7 1 (1.32%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.53%) PMI
2 7 (9.21%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.95%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.95%) Wiki
5 1 (1.32%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.89%) Linux
2 9 (11.84%) Windows
2 9 (11.84%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (81.58%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (39.47%) Test Automation
3 28 (36.84%) Automation Testing
4 26 (34.21%) BDD
4 26 (34.21%) Regression Testing
4 26 (34.21%) Web Testing
5 14 (18.42%) QA Automation
6 12 (15.79%) Functional Testing
6 12 (15.79%) Manual Testing
6 12 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (10.53%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 8 (10.53%) Integration Testing
8 7 (9.21%) Automated Testing
8 7 (9.21%) Benchmarking
8 7 (9.21%) Performance Engineering
8 7 (9.21%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (6.58%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (5.26%) Agile Testing
10 4 (5.26%) E-Commerce
10 4 (5.26%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (27.63%) Java
2 19 (25.00%) SQL
3 11 (14.47%) PHP
4 9 (11.84%) C#
5 7 (9.21%) Bash Shell
5 7 (9.21%) C++
6 5 (6.58%) Perl
6 5 (6.58%) Python
7 4 (5.26%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (19.74%) Degree
2 8 (10.53%) ISEB
2 8 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 8 (10.53%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
1 7 (9.21%) VMware ESX
1 7 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 16 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.21%) VMware
3 3 (3.95%) Oracle
3 3 (3.95%) SAP
Reading, Berkshire
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