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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 108 139 145
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 8 10 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.49% 0.41% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.43% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 7
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £19,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +84.21%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
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
1547 2330 2532
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 95.38% 95.22% 95.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1136 1882 1602
Median salary £45,000 £46,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 3 December 2016.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 25 (100.00%) QA
2 21 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (44.00%) Degree
3 11 (44.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (40.00%) Selenium
4 10 (40.00%) Automation Testing
5 9 (36.00%) QA Automation
5 9 (36.00%) Web Testing
6 8 (32.00%) JIRA
6 8 (32.00%) BDD
6 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
6 8 (32.00%) Regression Testing
6 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (28.00%) Linux
7 7 (28.00%) PHP
7 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
8 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (24.00%) Manual Testing
8 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
9 5 (20.00%) Java
9 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
9 5 (20.00%) TDD
10 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
10 4 (16.00%) C#
10 4 (16.00%) HTML
10 4 (16.00%) Cucumber
10 4 (16.00%) Gherkin
11 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
11 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell

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 2 (8.00%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Selenium
2 8 (32.00%) JIRA
3 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (16.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
7 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
7 1 (4.00%) JUnit
7 1 (4.00%) Maven
7 1 (4.00%) Ranorex
7 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Gherkin
1 4 (16.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) LAMP
2 2 (8.00%) SOAP
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (40.00%) Automation Testing
4 9 (36.00%) QA Automation
4 9 (36.00%) Web Testing
5 8 (32.00%) BDD
5 8 (32.00%) Regression Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (24.00%) Manual Testing
7 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 5 (20.00%) TDD
8 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
10 2 (8.00%) Agile Testing
10 2 (8.00%) Exploratory Testing
11 1 (4.00%) Analytics
11 1 (4.00%) Defect Management
11 1 (4.00%) Functional Testing
11 1 (4.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) PHP
2 5 (20.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) C#
4 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.00%) Groovy
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) ISEB
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft