The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Reading region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 106 130 143
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 17 17 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.01% 0.76% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.80% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 17 16 2
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £28,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +23.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,250 £20,850
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,000 £35,650
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +4.47%
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 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
1608 2130 2368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 95.77% 95.52% 94.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1210 1742 1614
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £64,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of job ads across the Reading region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Reading

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

QA Tester Salary Trend in Reading

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, QA Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Reading region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) QA
2 30 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (57.58%) Selenium
4 16 (48.48%) Automation Testing
5 12 (36.36%) QA Automation
5 12 (36.36%) Degree
5 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 10 (30.30%) Functional Testing
7 9 (27.27%) Regression Testing
7 9 (27.27%) Web Testing
7 9 (27.27%) WebDriver
8 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
8 8 (24.24%) JIRA
8 8 (24.24%) PHP
8 8 (24.24%) Linux
8 8 (24.24%) Test Automation
8 8 (24.24%) BDD
9 7 (21.21%) C#
10 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
10 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
10 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (18.18%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
11 5 (15.15%) SoapUI
11 5 (15.15%) Agile Testing
11 5 (15.15%) Exploratory Testing
11 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
11 5 (15.15%) SOAP
11 5 (15.15%) Web Services

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.09%) IIS
2 2 (6.06%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) IMAP
1 3 (9.09%) NAS
1 3 (9.09%) SAN
1 3 (9.09%) SMTP
1 3 (9.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 19 (57.58%) Selenium
2 9 (27.27%) WebDriver
3 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
3 8 (24.24%) JIRA
4 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 5 (15.15%) SoapUI
6 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
6 4 (12.12%) HP UFT
7 3 (9.09%) AQtime
7 3 (9.09%) WebLOAD
8 1 (3.03%) Ranorex
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) SOAP
1 5 (15.15%) Web Services
2 4 (12.12%) Gherkin
2 4 (12.12%) HTML
3 3 (9.09%) .NET
3 3 (9.09%) MAPI
4 2 (6.06%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (48.48%) Automation Testing
3 12 (36.36%) QA Automation
4 10 (30.30%) Functional Testing
5 9 (27.27%) Regression Testing
5 9 (27.27%) Web Testing
6 8 (24.24%) BDD
6 8 (24.24%) Test Automation
7 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (18.18%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
8 5 (15.15%) Agile Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
9 4 (12.12%) TDD
10 3 (9.09%) Benchmarking
10 3 (9.09%) Performance Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) PHP
2 7 (21.21%) C#
3 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
3 4 (12.12%) Java
3 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
4 3 (9.09%) C++
4 3 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.09%) VMware ESX
1 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) VMware