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 6 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 177 223 200
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 20 25 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.48% 0.42% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.44% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 19 23 24
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +50.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £35,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £42,500 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
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
3971 5737 5556
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 95.11% 96.06% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 3064 4679 3804
Median salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +26 8 £35,000 -
Slough - 3 £24,500 -
Wokingham - 3 £40,000 -
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 41 (100.00%) QA
2 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (48.78%) Selenium
4 14 (34.15%) Test Automation
5 13 (31.71%) JIRA
6 12 (29.27%) Automation Testing
6 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
7 11 (26.83%) Degree
7 11 (26.83%) Web Testing
8 10 (24.39%) BDD
9 9 (21.95%) QA Automation
9 9 (21.95%) Manual Testing
10 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
10 8 (19.51%) HP UFT
10 8 (19.51%) Regression Testing
11 7 (17.07%) Java
11 7 (17.07%) PHP
11 7 (17.07%) Linux
11 7 (17.07%) ISTQB
11 7 (17.07%) Automated Testing
11 7 (17.07%) Scrum
11 7 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (17.07%) Git (software)
12 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (14.63%) Gherkin
12 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
12 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (14.63%) HTML
13 5 (12.20%) 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 2 (4.88%) Apache
1 2 (4.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) MySQL
2 2 (4.88%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (48.78%) Selenium
2 13 (31.71%) JIRA
3 8 (19.51%) HP UFT
4 7 (17.07%) Git (software)
5 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
6 4 (9.76%) Cucumber
7 3 (7.32%) SoapUI
7 3 (7.32%) WebDriver
8 2 (4.88%) NUnit
8 2 (4.88%) TestNG
8 2 (4.88%) Zephyr
9 1 (2.44%) JUnit
9 1 (2.44%) Maven
9 1 (2.44%) Ranorex
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Electronics
2 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.88%) Marketing
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) Gherkin
1 6 (14.63%) HTML
2 3 (7.32%) SOAP
3 2 (4.88%) Ajax
3 2 (4.88%) CSS
3 2 (4.88%) CSS3
3 2 (4.88%) HTML5
3 2 (4.88%) jQuery
3 2 (4.88%) LAMP
3 2 (4.88%) Web Services
3 2 (4.88%) XHTML
3 2 (4.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.32%) User Experience
3 2 (4.88%) PMI
3 2 (4.88%) Wiki
4 1 (2.44%) Fintech
4 1 (2.44%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Android
2 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (34.15%) Test Automation
3 12 (29.27%) Automation Testing
4 11 (26.83%) Web Testing
5 10 (24.39%) BDD
6 9 (21.95%) Manual Testing
6 9 (21.95%) QA Automation
7 8 (19.51%) Regression Testing
8 7 (17.07%) Automated Testing
8 7 (17.07%) Scrum
8 7 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
10 5 (12.20%) TDD
10 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
11 3 (7.32%) Functional Testing
11 3 (7.32%) Software Testing
11 3 (7.32%) Waterfall
12 2 (4.88%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) Java
1 7 (17.07%) PHP
2 5 (12.20%) C#
3 3 (7.32%) Bash Shell
3 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.44%) Groovy
4 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) Degree
2 7 (17.07%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.88%) ISEB
4 2 (4.88%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) SDET
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle
2 2 (4.88%) SAP
3 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com