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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 176 206 224
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 22 22 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.52% 0.41% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.43% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 22 21 11
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £30,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
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
4070 5090 5626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 95.85% 95.91% 94.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3197 4055 3832
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,091 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.22% -

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +20 17 £35,000 -
Bracknell -1 2 £24,500 -18.33%
Newbury - 2 £35,000 - 1
Slough - 1 £24,500 -
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 65 (100.00%) QA
2 52 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (64.62%) Selenium
4 27 (41.54%) Test Automation
5 26 (40.00%) Automation Testing
6 24 (36.92%) Web Testing
7 23 (35.38%) JIRA
7 23 (35.38%) Regression Testing
8 22 (33.85%) Linux
9 19 (29.23%) MySQL
9 19 (29.23%) BDD
10 18 (27.69%) Java
11 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
12 13 (20.00%) Degree
12 13 (20.00%) Manual Testing
12 13 (20.00%) Jenkins
13 12 (18.46%) QA Automation
13 12 (18.46%) WebDriver
14 11 (16.92%) Functional Testing
15 10 (15.38%) SQL
16 9 (13.85%) PHP
17 8 (12.31%) MS Excel
17 8 (12.31%) Automated Testing
17 8 (12.31%) Finance
17 8 (12.31%) Gherkin
17 8 (12.31%) Git (software)
17 8 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
18 7 (10.77%) ISTQB
18 7 (10.77%) Bash Shell
18 7 (10.77%) C#

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 3 (4.62%) Confluence
1 3 (4.62%) IIS
2 2 (3.08%) Apache
3 1 (1.54%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (12.31%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) IMAP
1 3 (4.62%) NAS
1 3 (4.62%) SAN
1 3 (4.62%) SMTP
1 3 (4.62%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (29.23%) MySQL
2 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.62%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.62%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 42 (64.62%) Selenium
2 23 (35.38%) JIRA
3 13 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 12 (18.46%) WebDriver
5 8 (12.31%) Git (software)
6 6 (9.23%) HP UFT
6 6 (9.23%) SoapUI
7 5 (7.69%) Cucumber
8 4 (6.15%) NUnit
9 3 (4.62%) AQtime
9 3 (4.62%) WebLOAD
9 3 (4.62%) Zephyr
10 2 (3.08%) TestNG
11 1 (1.54%) Ranorex
General
1 8 (12.31%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Electronics
2 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.62%) Marketing
2 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) Gherkin
2 6 (9.23%) SOAP
3 5 (7.69%) HTML
3 5 (7.69%) Web Services
4 3 (4.62%) .NET
4 3 (4.62%) LAMP
4 3 (4.62%) MAPI
4 3 (4.62%) XML
5 1 (1.54%) Ajax
5 1 (1.54%) Behat
5 1 (1.54%) CSS
5 1 (1.54%) CSS3
5 1 (1.54%) HTML5
5 1 (1.54%) jQuery
5 1 (1.54%) RESTful
5 1 (1.54%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.15%) PMI
3 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.62%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.62%) Wiki
4 1 (1.54%) Fintech
4 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (33.85%) Linux
2 5 (7.69%) Windows
2 5 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (41.54%) Test Automation
3 26 (40.00%) Automation Testing
4 24 (36.92%) Web Testing
5 23 (35.38%) Regression Testing
6 19 (29.23%) BDD
7 13 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 12 (18.46%) QA Automation
9 11 (16.92%) Functional Testing
10 8 (12.31%) Automated Testing
10 8 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (9.23%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 6 (9.23%) E-Commerce
12 5 (7.69%) Agile Testing
12 5 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
13 4 (6.15%) Integration Testing
13 4 (6.15%) Software Testing
13 4 (6.15%) TDD
13 4 (6.15%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.69%) Java
2 10 (15.38%) SQL
3 9 (13.85%) PHP
4 7 (10.77%) Bash Shell
4 7 (10.77%) C#
5 5 (7.69%) Perl
5 5 (7.69%) Python
6 4 (6.15%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.62%) C++
8 2 (3.08%) Ruby
9 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (20.00%) Degree
2 7 (10.77%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.15%) ISEB
3 4 (6.15%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.62%) VMware ESX
1 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.62%) Oracle
2 3 (4.62%) SAP
2 3 (4.62%) VMware