The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 134 133 132
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 5 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.23% 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.26% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 6
Average salary £55,000 £48,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.40% +4.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £33,150 £44,750
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £60,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
QA Engineer
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 Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2079 2289 2112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.16% 92.15% 93.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1620 1621 1677
Average salary £45,000 £46,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Reading

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

QA Engineer Salary Trend in Reading

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region that cited QA Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 8 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 6 (75.00%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) C#
4 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (50.00%) Finance
5 3 (37.50%) Scrum
5 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
6 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (25.00%) Degree
6 2 (25.00%) PHP
6 2 (25.00%) .NET
6 2 (25.00%) UNIX
6 2 (25.00%) Linux
6 2 (25.00%) OOP
6 2 (25.00%) Python
6 2 (25.00%) SMTP
6 2 (25.00%) HTTP
6 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (25.00%) SSL
6 2 (25.00%) HP
6 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
6 2 (25.00%) Websense
6 2 (25.00%) SaaS
6 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) Test Automation

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region that cited QA Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) SMTP
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (12.50%) FitNesse
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) OOP
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) PHP
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
1 2 (25.00%) Websense
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft