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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
South East / Berkshire
Rank 164 197 201
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 17 16 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.49% 0.31% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.33% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 9 13 25
Median salary £35,000 £52,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +54.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £33,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £49,500
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +14.75%

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
3280 4880 5287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 95.29% 94.90% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2647 4004 3945
Median salary £47,500 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.06% +7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.00%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +54 12 £35,000 -36.36% 1
Wokingham 0 2 £40,000 -23.80%
Slough - 2 £27,500 -
Maidenhead +9 1 £19,000 -49.33%
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 38 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (50.00%) Selenium
4 13 (34.21%) Test Scripting
5 11 (28.95%) Automation Testing
5 11 (28.95%) Java
6 10 (26.32%) Finance
7 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
7 9 (23.68%) WebDriver
7 9 (23.68%) Security Testing
7 9 (23.68%) Automated Testing
8 8 (21.05%) JIRA
8 8 (21.05%) SQL
8 8 (21.05%) Oracle
8 8 (21.05%) Financial Institution
8 8 (21.05%) JMeter
8 8 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (21.05%) Test Strategy
8 8 (21.05%) Gatling
9 7 (18.42%) Scrum
9 7 (18.42%) HP UFT
9 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
10 6 (15.79%) Degree
10 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
10 6 (15.79%) HTML
10 6 (15.79%) QA Automation
10 6 (15.79%) User Experience
10 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (13.16%) Web 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:

Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 19 (50.00%) Selenium
2 9 (23.68%) WebDriver
3 8 (21.05%) Gatling
3 8 (21.05%) JIRA
3 8 (21.05%) JMeter
4 7 (18.42%) HP UFT
5 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.26%) NUnit
6 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
6 2 (5.26%) TestNG
7 1 (2.63%) JUnit
7 1 (2.63%) Maven
7 1 (2.63%) Redmine
7 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) HTML
2 4 (10.53%) Ajax
2 4 (10.53%) CSS
2 4 (10.53%) CSS3
2 4 (10.53%) HTML5
2 4 (10.53%) jQuery
2 4 (10.53%) XHTML
3 2 (5.26%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.26%) SOAP
3 2 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (15.79%) User Experience
2 2 (5.26%) PMI
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) Test Scripting
3 11 (28.95%) Automation Testing
4 9 (23.68%) Automated Testing
4 9 (23.68%) Security Testing
4 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
5 8 (21.05%) Test Strategy
5 8 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Scrum
7 6 (15.79%) QA Automation
7 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (13.16%) Web Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 4 (10.53%) Functional Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Project Planning
9 4 (10.53%) Regression Testing
10 3 (7.89%) BDD
10 3 (7.89%) Manual Testing
10 3 (7.89%) TDD
11 2 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) Java
2 8 (21.05%) SQL
3 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.89%) C#
5 2 (5.26%) PHP
6 1 (2.63%) Groovy
6 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
2 6 (15.79%) Degree
3 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.26%) ISEB
4 2 (5.26%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) SDET
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
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