The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 138 139 140
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 8 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.32% 0.082% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.088% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 2
Average salary £25,500 £55,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-53.63% +51.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £55,000 £33,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £39,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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
2296 2264 2074
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 92.58% 93.28% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1574 1686 1671
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 24 April 2015.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 19 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (84.21%) Selenium
3 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (73.68%) HTML
5 13 (68.42%) JavaScript
6 12 (63.16%) Automation Testing
7 11 (57.89%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (57.89%) Degree
7 11 (57.89%) Computer Science
7 11 (57.89%) System Testing
7 11 (57.89%) Waterfall
7 11 (57.89%) jQuery
7 11 (57.89%) QuickTest Pro
7 11 (57.89%) CSS
8 6 (31.58%) C#
9 5 (26.32%) .NET
9 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
10 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
10 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
11 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
11 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
11 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
11 3 (15.79%) Test Management
11 3 (15.79%) SpecFlow
11 3 (15.79%) Gherkin
11 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
11 3 (15.79%) BDD
11 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
11 3 (15.79%) SQL

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (84.21%) Selenium
2 11 (57.89%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
4 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
4 3 (15.79%) SpecFlow
5 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.26%) Toad
6 1 (5.26%) TestPartner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (73.68%) HTML
2 11 (57.89%) CSS
2 11 (57.89%) jQuery
3 5 (26.32%) .NET
4 3 (15.79%) Gherkin
5 1 (5.26%) SOAP
5 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (57.89%) Computer Science
1 11 (57.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Automation Testing
3 11 (57.89%) System Testing
3 11 (57.89%) Waterfall
4 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Test Management
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.79%) BDD
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (5.26%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) JavaScript
2 6 (31.58%) C#
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle