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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 136 127 126
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 9 22 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.34% 0.86% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.93% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 5
Average salary £19,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.53% -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
2443 2368 1975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 93.64% 92.14% 96.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1568 1786 1679
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 18 December 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 16 (100.00%) QA
2 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (62.50%) Selenium
3 10 (62.50%) Degree
3 10 (62.50%) Computer Science
4 9 (56.25%) Automation Testing
5 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (50.00%) HTML
5 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (50.00%) CSS
5 8 (50.00%) Waterfall
5 8 (50.00%) System Testing
5 8 (50.00%) jQuery
6 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
7 4 (25.00%) Windows
7 4 (25.00%) C++
8 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (18.75%) QMS
8 3 (18.75%) ISO 9001
8 3 (18.75%) CMMI
8 3 (18.75%) Quality Management
9 2 (12.50%) Benchmarking
9 2 (12.50%) Scrum
9 2 (12.50%) VMware
9 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
9 2 (12.50%) MAPI
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
9 2 (12.50%) SAN

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2 (12.50%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) SMTP
1 2 (12.50%) SAN
1 2 (12.50%) IMAP
1 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
1 2 (12.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Selenium
2 8 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (12.50%) AQtime
3 2 (12.50%) WebLOAD
4 1 (6.25%) TestComplete
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) HTML
1 8 (50.00%) CSS
1 8 (50.00%) jQuery
2 2 (12.50%) MAPI
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Computer Science
2 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Automation Testing
3 8 (50.00%) System Testing
3 8 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (18.75%) QMS
4 3 (18.75%) Quality Management
4 3 (18.75%) CMMI
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (12.50%) Benchmarking
5 2 (12.50%) User Stories
6 1 (6.25%) Line Management
6 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.25%) TDD
6 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (12.50%) C
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) Perl
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) Ruby
3 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (18.75%) ISO 9001
2 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 2 (12.50%) VMware
Reading, Berkshire
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