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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 139 135 130
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 4 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.18% 0.13% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.14% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 2
Average salary £44,000 £37,500 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,900 £37,500 £34,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £52,750
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.31% +16.92%
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
2101 2172 2109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.22% 92.46% 95.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1535 1572 1717
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,579 £29,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £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

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 29 May 2015.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 15 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (80.00%) Selenium
3 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (66.67%) HTML
5 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
6 8 (53.33%) Automation Testing
7 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (46.67%) Degree
7 7 (46.67%) Computer Science
7 7 (46.67%) System Testing
7 7 (46.67%) Waterfall
7 7 (46.67%) jQuery
7 7 (46.67%) QuickTest Pro
7 7 (46.67%) CSS
8 6 (40.00%) C#
9 5 (33.33%) .NET
9 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
10 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
10 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
11 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
11 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
11 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
11 3 (20.00%) Test Management
11 3 (20.00%) SpecFlow
11 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
11 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
11 3 (20.00%) BDD
11 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
11 3 (20.00%) SQL

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) Selenium
2 7 (46.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
6 1 (6.67%) Toad
6 1 (6.67%) TestPartner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) HTML
2 7 (46.67%) jQuery
2 7 (46.67%) CSS
3 5 (33.33%) .NET
4 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (6.67%) SOAP
5 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (46.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Automation Testing
3 7 (46.67%) System Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Waterfall
4 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Management
5 3 (20.00%) BDD
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (40.00%) C#
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle