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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 126 137 138
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 13 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.59% 0.081% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.087% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 1
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -14.89%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
2079 2289 2112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.16% 92.15% 93.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1620 1621 1677
Average salary £45,000 £46,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 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 17 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (47.06%) Selenium
2 8 (47.06%) .NET
2 8 (47.06%) SAP
2 8 (47.06%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (41.18%) C#
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) Automated Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
4 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Test Strategy
5 5 (29.41%) SpecFlow
5 5 (29.41%) Gherkin
5 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (29.41%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
5 5 (29.41%) BDD
5 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Test Management
5 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
5 5 (29.41%) ABAP
6 4 (23.53%) ISEB
7 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
8 2 (11.76%) Windows
8 2 (11.76%) SQL
8 2 (11.76%) HP UFT
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
8 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
8 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP FI
1 1 (5.88%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (5.88%) SAP CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Selenium
2 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
3 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
3 5 (29.41%) SpecFlow
4 2 (11.76%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.88%) TestPartner
5 1 (5.88%) Toad
5 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.88%) FitNesse
5 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) .NET
2 5 (29.41%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) SOAP
3 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Automated Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Test Strategy
3 5 (29.41%) BDD
3 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Test Management
3 5 (29.41%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (5.88%) People Management
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) C#
2 5 (29.41%) ABAP
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
2 4 (23.53%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) SAP
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle