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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 131 131 121
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 6 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.24% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.32% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 6
Average salary £43,500 £46,500 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.45% -9.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,150 £44,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £48,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £36,750
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -11.56%
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
2305 2189 1933
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 91.61% 94.11% 92.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1635 1741 1631
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in Reading

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 13 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (69.23%) Selenium
3 8 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (61.54%) C++
3 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 8 (61.54%) Linux
4 7 (53.85%) Java
4 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
5 6 (46.15%) Perl
5 6 (46.15%) C
5 6 (46.15%) Python
6 5 (38.46%) Apache
6 5 (38.46%) UNIX
6 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
6 5 (38.46%) TestNG
6 5 (38.46%) SaaS
6 5 (38.46%) Web Application Development
6 5 (38.46%) DevOps
7 4 (30.77%) HTTP
8 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 3 (23.08%) Windows
8 3 (23.08%) TDD
8 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
8 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
9 2 (15.38%) LoadUI
9 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
9 2 (15.38%) REST
9 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
9 2 (15.38%) AQtime

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 5 (38.46%) Apache
2 2 (15.38%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) HTTP
2 2 (15.38%) NAS
2 2 (15.38%) IMAP
2 2 (15.38%) Wireshark
2 2 (15.38%) SMTP
2 2 (15.38%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Selenium
2 5 (38.46%) TestNG
3 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
4 2 (15.38%) LoadUI
4 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
4 2 (15.38%) AQtime
4 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
4 2 (15.38%) WebLOAD
4 2 (15.38%) jMock
4 2 (15.38%) JIRA
4 2 (15.38%) JUnit
4 2 (15.38%) JMeter
5 1 (7.69%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) REST
1 2 (15.38%) MAPI
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) SOAP
1 2 (15.38%) JMS
1 2 (15.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) UNIX
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
3 5 (38.46%) Web Application Development
3 5 (38.46%) DevOps
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Benchmarking
6 1 (7.69%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
6 1 (7.69%) CMMI
6 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C++
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) Java
3 6 (46.15%) Perl
3 6 (46.15%) C
3 6 (46.15%) Python
4 2 (15.38%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) Ruby
5 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
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