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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 167 214 217
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 51 12 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.06% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.23% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 50 12 16
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £21,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £34,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -9.33%
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
4608 5125 5416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 95.76% 95.03% 95.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3774 3762 3928
Median salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Maidenhead - 18 £55,000 -
Reading +21 16 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Wokingham - 10 £46,250 -
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 63 (100.00%) QA
2 51 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (65.08%) Selenium
4 23 (36.51%) SQL
5 22 (34.92%) JIRA
5 22 (34.92%) Automation Testing
6 17 (26.98%) BDD
6 17 (26.98%) Test Automation
6 17 (26.98%) Finance
7 16 (25.40%) C#
7 16 (25.40%) .NET
8 15 (23.81%) Web Testing
8 15 (23.81%) MySQL
8 15 (23.81%) Windows
8 15 (23.81%) Linux
9 14 (22.22%) Java
10 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
11 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
11 12 (19.05%) Degree
11 12 (19.05%) Windows Server
12 11 (17.46%) Integration Testing
12 11 (17.46%) ISTQB
12 11 (17.46%) PMI
12 11 (17.46%) PMI Certification
12 11 (17.46%) NUnit
13 10 (15.87%) VMware
13 10 (15.87%) VMware ESX
13 10 (15.87%) ISEB
13 10 (15.87%) IMAP
13 10 (15.87%) Wireshark

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 (15.87%) IIS
2 4 (6.35%) Drupal
2 4 (6.35%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.87%) IMAP
1 10 (15.87%) NAS
1 10 (15.87%) SAN
1 10 (15.87%) SMTP
1 10 (15.87%) Wireshark
2 4 (6.35%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.81%) MySQL
2 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 41 (65.08%) Selenium
2 22 (34.92%) JIRA
3 11 (17.46%) NUnit
4 10 (15.87%) AQtime
4 10 (15.87%) WebLOAD
5 9 (14.29%) HP UFT
6 7 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 7 (11.11%) WebDriver
7 5 (7.94%) TestNG
8 4 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (4.76%) Cucumber
9 3 (4.76%) LoadRunner
9 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.59%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (26.98%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Banking
2 4 (6.35%) Retail
3 2 (3.17%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.59%) Local Government
4 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.40%) .NET
2 10 (15.87%) MAPI
3 6 (9.52%) Gherkin
4 4 (6.35%) Behat
4 4 (6.35%) LAMP
5 3 (4.76%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.76%) Web Services
6 1 (1.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) PMI
2 10 (15.87%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.35%) Contactless
3 4 (6.35%) EMV
3 4 (6.35%) Fintech
4 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.81%) Linux
1 15 (23.81%) Windows
2 12 (19.05%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.92%) Automation Testing
3 17 (26.98%) BDD
3 17 (26.98%) Test Automation
4 15 (23.81%) Web Testing
5 11 (17.46%) Integration Testing
6 10 (15.87%) Benchmarking
6 10 (15.87%) Performance Engineering
6 10 (15.87%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (15.87%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 8 (12.70%) QA Automation
9 7 (11.11%) Functional Testing
10 6 (9.52%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 6 (9.52%) Software Testing
11 5 (7.94%) Automated Testing
11 5 (7.94%) Manual Testing
11 5 (7.94%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (7.94%) SDLC
12 4 (6.35%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 23 (36.51%) SQL
2 16 (25.40%) C#
3 14 (22.22%) Java
4 10 (15.87%) C++
5 6 (9.52%) PHP
6 2 (3.17%) Perl
6 2 (3.17%) Python
6 2 (3.17%) Ruby
7 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (19.05%) Degree
2 11 (17.46%) ISTQB
2 11 (17.46%) PMI Certification
3 10 (15.87%) ISEB
4 4 (6.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (15.87%) Active Directory
1 10 (15.87%) VMware ESX
1 10 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) Perfmon
2 3 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.87%) VMware
3 4 (6.35%) CyberSource
3 4 (6.35%) DataCash
3 4 (6.35%) Elavon
3 4 (6.35%) Ingenico
3 4 (6.35%) Sage
3 4 (6.35%) TSYS
3 4 (6.35%) VeriFone
3 4 (6.35%) VocaLink
3 4 (6.35%) WorldPay
4 3 (4.76%) HP
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Share Options, Pension, Health
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Health/Life Insurance, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago