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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 114 149 147
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 17 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.96% 0.087% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.091% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 17 2 5
Median salary £55,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% +20.00%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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
1699 2205 2317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 96.21% 96.12% 95.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1349 1656 1662
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £24,936 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,550 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 26 June 2016.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (58.33%) Selenium
3 12 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 11 (45.83%) WebDriver
5 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (41.67%) Benchmarking
5 10 (41.67%) Computer Science
5 10 (41.67%) Automation Testing
5 10 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (41.67%) Performance Engineering
5 10 (41.67%) AQtime
5 10 (41.67%) NAS
5 10 (41.67%) Perfmon
5 10 (41.67%) Windows Server
5 10 (41.67%) WebLOAD
5 10 (41.67%) Degree
5 10 (41.67%) IMAP
5 10 (41.67%) Wireshark
5 10 (41.67%) VMware
5 10 (41.67%) VMware ESX
5 10 (41.67%) SMTP
5 10 (41.67%) MAPI
5 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 10 (41.67%) SAN
5 10 (41.67%) SQL
5 10 (41.67%) .NET
5 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 10 (41.67%) IIS

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 10 (41.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) IMAP
1 10 (41.67%) NAS
1 10 (41.67%) SAN
1 10 (41.67%) SMTP
1 10 (41.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) Selenium
2 11 (45.83%) WebDriver
3 10 (41.67%) AQtime
3 10 (41.67%) WebLOAD
4 3 (12.50%) HP UFT
4 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (8.33%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) .NET
1 10 (41.67%) MAPI
2 3 (12.50%) SOAP
2 3 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Windows
1 10 (41.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 10 (41.67%) Automation Testing
3 10 (41.67%) Benchmarking
3 10 (41.67%) Performance Engineering
3 10 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 8 (33.33%) QA Automation
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Web Testing
6 2 (8.33%) BDD
6 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) C#
1 10 (41.67%) C++
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (8.33%) PHP
2 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
1 10 (41.67%) VMware ESX
1 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (41.67%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 10 (41.67%) VMware