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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 133 134 140
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 9 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.40% 0.17% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.18% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 1
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -31.81%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
2109 2215 2168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.57% 92.41% 94.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1602 1558 1726
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
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

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 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 16 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (50.00%) Selenium
2 8 (50.00%) C#
3 7 (43.75%) .NET
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
4 6 (37.50%) SAP
5 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Test Management
5 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
5 5 (31.25%) BDD
5 5 (31.25%) SpecFlow
5 5 (31.25%) Gherkin
5 5 (31.25%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 4 (25.00%) ISEB
6 4 (25.00%) HTML
7 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
7 3 (18.75%) ABAP
7 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
8 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
8 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 2 (12.50%) SQL

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP FI
1 1 (6.25%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (6.25%) SAP CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
3 5 (31.25%) SpecFlow
4 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
5 1 (6.25%) TestPartner
5 1 (6.25%) Toad
5 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
5 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) Gherkin
3 4 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (6.25%) CSS
4 1 (6.25%) SOAP
4 1 (6.25%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (31.25%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (31.25%) BDD
3 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Test Management
4 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (6.25%) People Management
6 1 (6.25%) System Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) ABAP
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
1 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago