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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 130 128 137
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 11 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.47% 0.45% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.48% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 2
Average salary £19,000 £55,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-65.45% +37.50%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
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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
2189 2063 1901
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 92.99% 92.51% 94.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1536 1582 1600
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,800 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £65,000
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

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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 4 March 2015.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 18 (100.00%) QA
2 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (83.33%) HTML
2 15 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 14 (77.78%) Selenium
3 14 (77.78%) Automation Testing
4 13 (72.22%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (72.22%) jQuery
4 13 (72.22%) Degree
4 13 (72.22%) Computer Science
4 13 (72.22%) System Testing
4 13 (72.22%) Waterfall
4 13 (72.22%) CSS
4 13 (72.22%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (16.67%) C#
6 2 (11.11%) C++
6 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
6 2 (11.11%) ISEB
6 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
6 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.56%) JIRA
7 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Test Management
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
7 1 (5.56%) BDD
7 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 14 (77.78%) Selenium
2 13 (72.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.56%) JIRA
4 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (83.33%) HTML
2 13 (72.22%) jQuery
2 13 (72.22%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (72.22%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (72.22%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (77.78%) Automation Testing
3 13 (72.22%) System Testing
3 13 (72.22%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Test Management
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.56%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
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