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 19 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 95 143 125
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 13 2 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.04% 0.095% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.10% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 19
Median salary £35,000 £55,000 £21,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-36.36% +161.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £55,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £55,000 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%

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
1224 1992 2272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 98.00% 94.18% 95.91%
Number of salaries quoted 934 1571 1589
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 19 February 2017.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 21 (100.00%) QA
2 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) Automation Testing
3 11 (52.38%) Selenium
3 11 (52.38%) Java
4 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 9 (42.86%) Security Testing
4 9 (42.86%) WebDriver
5 8 (38.10%) Test Strategy
5 8 (38.10%) Automated Testing
5 8 (38.10%) Financial Institution
5 8 (38.10%) JMeter
5 8 (38.10%) Finance
5 8 (38.10%) SQL
5 8 (38.10%) Oracle
5 8 (38.10%) Gatling
6 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 6 (28.57%) QA Automation
7 6 (28.57%) Degree
8 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
8 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
8 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
9 4 (19.05%) JIRA
10 3 (14.29%) Web Testing
10 3 (14.29%) TDD
10 3 (14.29%) BDD
11 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
11 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
11 2 (9.52%) PHP

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:

Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Selenium
2 9 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 8 (38.10%) Gatling
3 8 (38.10%) JMeter
4 4 (19.05%) JIRA
5 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
5 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
5 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.76%) JUnit
6 1 (4.76%) Maven
6 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
1 8 (38.10%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Gherkin
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) Automation Testing
3 9 (42.86%) Security Testing
3 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 8 (38.10%) Automated Testing
4 8 (38.10%) Test Strategy
5 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 6 (28.57%) QA Automation
7 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
8 3 (14.29%) BDD
8 3 (14.29%) TDD
8 3 (14.29%) Web Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
9 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
10 1 (4.76%) Content Management
10 1 (4.76%) Scrum
10 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
10 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
10 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) Java
2 8 (38.10%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) PHP
4 1 (4.76%) Groovy
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) SDET
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Oracle
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
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