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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 138 134 127
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 9 17 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.35% 0.67% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.72% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 4
Average salary £19,000 £41,250 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-53.93% +22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -
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
2431 2346 1969
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 93.64% 92.11% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1560 1776 1673
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,100 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) QA
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 8 (88.89%) Computer Science
2 8 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (88.89%) Degree
2 8 (88.89%) HTML
2 8 (88.89%) CSS
2 8 (88.89%) jQuery
2 8 (88.89%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (88.89%) System Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Waterfall
2 8 (88.89%) Automation Testing
2 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) QuickTest Pro
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) HTML
1 8 (88.89%) CSS
1 8 (88.89%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Computer Science
1 8 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) System Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Waterfall
2 8 (88.89%) Automation Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA
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