The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 133 139 125
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 4 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.17% 0.044% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.046% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 8
Average salary £37,500 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.81% -4.34%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2207 2167 2043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 92.07% 94.42% 93.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1555 1725 1732
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
QA Tester
Berkshire

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 31 July 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 6 (100.00%) QA
1 6 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 5 (83.33%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) Automated Testing
3 4 (66.67%) VBScript
3 4 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (66.67%) System Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) iPad
4 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (16.67%) Riak
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Subversion
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (16.67%) Document Management
4 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) C++

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 1 (16.67%) Riak
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) iPad
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Automated Testing
3 4 (66.67%) System Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Document Management
4 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) VBScript
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) HP Quality Center