The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Newbury 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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 38 58 55
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 3 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newbury 1.28% 1.05% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.08% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 3
Average salary £40,000 £30,750 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.08% +16.03%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -9.62%
QA Tester
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Newbury 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
Newbury
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
225 370 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newbury 95.74% 96.86% 93.75%
Number of salaries quoted 207 290 299
Average salary £50,000 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,250 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Newbury region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Newbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Newbury region.

QA Tester Salary Trend in Newbury

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Newbury 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 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 8 (100.00%) QA
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
1 8 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Scrum
2 7 (87.50%) Java
3 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (75.00%) Automation Testing
3 6 (75.00%) SDLC
4 5 (62.50%) Defect Tracking
4 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (62.50%) Process Improvement
4 5 (62.50%) Jenkins
4 5 (62.50%) C#
4 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
4 5 (62.50%) Load Testing
4 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
4 5 (62.50%) .NET
4 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
4 5 (62.50%) Windows
4 5 (62.50%) HP
4 5 (62.50%) HP UFT
4 5 (62.50%) LoadRunner
4 5 (62.50%) CMMI
5 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Test Automation

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Newbury 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.

Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) HP UFT
2 5 (62.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (62.50%) LoadRunner
2 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
3 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 8 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Scrum
3 6 (75.00%) Automation Testing
3 6 (75.00%) SDLC
3 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (75.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (62.50%) CMMI
4 5 (62.50%) Defect Tracking
4 5 (62.50%) Load Testing
4 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
4 5 (62.50%) Process Improvement
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) HP