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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 216 210 213
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 13 15 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.22% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.27% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 8
Average salary £34,000 £47,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.65% -18.26%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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
5522 5536 5064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.54% 93.23% 94.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3798 4229 4149
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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
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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
Maidenhead -9 5 £37,500 -16.66%
Slough -2 4 £34,000 -32.00% 1
Reading -7 3 £19,000 -59.57% 1
Newbury +12 1 £37,500 +12.78%
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 22 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (59.09%) Selenium
4 9 (40.91%) ISEB
5 8 (36.36%) Manual Testing
6 7 (31.82%) System Testing
6 7 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
6 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
6 7 (31.82%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (27.27%) XML
7 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Automation Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Java
9 4 (18.18%) PHP
9 4 (18.18%) VBScript
9 4 (18.18%) LAMP
9 4 (18.18%) Degree
9 4 (18.18%) Drupal
9 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
9 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
9 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
9 4 (18.18%) BDD
10 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
10 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (13.64%) Gherkin
10 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
10 3 (13.64%) Finance
10 3 (13.64%) Retail

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 (18.18%) Drupal
2 1 (4.55%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (59.09%) Selenium
2 7 (31.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 2 (9.09%) TestDirector
5 1 (4.55%) JUnit
5 1 (4.55%) TestNG
5 1 (4.55%) JMeter
5 1 (4.55%) Subversion
5 1 (4.55%) JIRA
5 1 (4.55%) Hudson
5 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
1 3 (13.64%) Retail
2 2 (9.09%) Billing
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) XML
2 4 (18.18%) LAMP
3 3 (13.64%) HTML
3 3 (13.64%) CSS
3 3 (13.64%) Gherkin
4 2 (9.09%) jQuery
5 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (4.55%) JSON
5 1 (4.55%) .NET
5 1 (4.55%) XSLT
5 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) DTV
3 1 (4.55%) iPad
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Manual Testing
3 7 (31.82%) System Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
4 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Automation Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 4 (18.18%) BDD
7 3 (13.64%) Code Coverage
8 2 (9.09%) Test Planning
8 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
9 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
9 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Scrum
9 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
9 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) PHP
2 4 (18.18%) VBScript
3 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
4 1 (4.55%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) ISEB
2 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
3 4 (18.18%) Degree
4 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) TIBCO
2 1 (4.55%) SAP
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 6 days ago