The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Reading region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 100 144 130
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 8 1 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.58% 0.047% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.049% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 11
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £19,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +97.36%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £31,250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%

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
1331 2025 2228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 97.30% 94.36% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 986 1568 1505
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of job ads across the Reading region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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 24 January 2017.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, QA Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Reading region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (54.55%) Automation Testing
4 11 (50.00%) Selenium
5 9 (40.91%) Java
6 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
7 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
7 7 (31.82%) Degree
7 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
7 7 (31.82%) QA Automation
8 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (27.27%) Finance
8 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
8 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
8 6 (27.27%) WebDriver
9 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
9 5 (22.73%) Security Testing
9 5 (22.73%) Web Testing
9 5 (22.73%) JIRA
9 5 (22.73%) Financial Institution
9 5 (22.73%) JMeter
9 5 (22.73%) SQL
9 5 (22.73%) Oracle
9 5 (22.73%) BDD
9 5 (22.73%) Gatling
10 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
10 4 (18.18%) Linux
10 4 (18.18%) TDD
10 4 (18.18%) PHP
10 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Big Data
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (27.27%) WebDriver
3 5 (22.73%) Gatling
3 5 (22.73%) JIRA
3 5 (22.73%) JMeter
4 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
4 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
6 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
7 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
7 1 (4.55%) JUnit
7 1 (4.55%) Maven
7 1 (4.55%) Ranorex
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Gherkin
1 3 (13.64%) HTML
2 2 (9.09%) SOAP
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Fintech
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) Automation Testing
3 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
4 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
4 7 (31.82%) QA Automation
5 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
6 5 (22.73%) BDD
6 5 (22.73%) Security Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
6 5 (22.73%) Web Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
7 4 (18.18%) TDD
8 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
8 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Agile Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
10 1 (4.55%) DevOps
10 1 (4.55%) Machine Learning
10 1 (4.55%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) PHP
4 3 (13.64%) C#
5 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.55%) Groovy
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) Python
5 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) SDET
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle