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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 213 202 208
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 12 25 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.23% 0.46% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.48% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 8 24 15
Average salary £46,250 £30,250 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.89% -45.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £19,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -10.29%
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
4915 5222 5093
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 94.83% 95.87% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4024 3855 3742
Average salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.77% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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
Newbury +21 4 £40,000 +30.08%
Reading -8 1 £55,000 +189.47%
Wokingham - 1 £52,500 - 1
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 37 (100.00%) QA
2 22 (59.46%) HP Quality Center
3 20 (54.05%) Test Strategy
4 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (43.24%) SAP
6 14 (37.84%) ABAP
7 13 (35.14%) Automation Testing
8 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
8 11 (29.73%) Manual Testing
8 11 (29.73%) Selenium
9 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
9 10 (27.03%) .NET
9 10 (27.03%) C#
10 9 (24.32%) Java
10 9 (24.32%) Automated Testing
10 9 (24.32%) Finance
10 9 (24.32%) Scrum
11 8 (21.62%) Windows
11 8 (21.62%) HP UFT
12 7 (18.92%) HP
12 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
12 7 (18.92%) SDLC
13 6 (16.22%) Defect Tracking
13 6 (16.22%) Performance Testing
13 6 (16.22%) Load Testing
13 6 (16.22%) Process Improvement
13 6 (16.22%) Functional Testing
13 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
13 6 (16.22%) .NET Framework
13 6 (16.22%) Banking

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (10.81%) Tuxedo
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) ATM
2 1 (2.70%) IMAP
2 1 (2.70%) NAS
2 1 (2.70%) SAN
2 1 (2.70%) SMTP
2 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Selenium
2 8 (21.62%) HP UFT
3 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
3 6 (16.22%) LoadRunner
3 6 (16.22%) Visual Studio
4 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (8.11%) Cucumber
5 3 (8.11%) JIRA
6 1 (2.70%) AQtime
6 1 (2.70%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.70%) NUnit
6 1 (2.70%) WebLOAD
General
1 9 (24.32%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Retail
4 2 (5.41%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.70%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) .NET
2 6 (16.22%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.41%) Web Services
4 1 (2.70%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Contactless
1 4 (10.81%) EMV
1 4 (10.81%) Fintech
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Test Strategy
2 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (35.14%) Automation Testing
4 11 (29.73%) Manual Testing
4 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
5 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
6 9 (24.32%) Automated Testing
6 9 (24.32%) Scrum
7 7 (18.92%) SDLC
8 6 (16.22%) CMMI
8 6 (16.22%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (16.22%) Functional Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Load Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Performance Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Process Improvement
9 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
10 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
10 3 (8.11%) People Management
11 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) ABAP
2 10 (27.03%) C#
3 9 (24.32%) Java
4 3 (8.11%) SQL
5 1 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
2 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) Degree
3 4 (10.81%) ISEB
3 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (59.46%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) SAP
2 7 (18.92%) HP
3 4 (10.81%) CyberSource
3 4 (10.81%) DataCash
3 4 (10.81%) Elavon
3 4 (10.81%) Ingenico
3 4 (10.81%) Sage
3 4 (10.81%) TSYS
3 4 (10.81%) VeriFone
3 4 (10.81%) VocaLink
3 4 (10.81%) WorldPay
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.70%) VMware
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