The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Engineer
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 198 183
Rank change year-on-year +51 -15  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 36 24 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.07% 0.48% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.51% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 26 18 51
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £38,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3208 4724 5222
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 95.02% 94.71% 95.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2602 3865 3870
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Berkshire

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Berkshire.

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Berkshire

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Berkshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Berkshire

QA Engineer
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +45 16 £50,000 +8.10% 3
Newbury +9 8 £35,000 -22.22%
Bracknell +12 5 £43,500 +2.35% 1
Hungerford - 3 £30,000 -
Maidenhead - 3 £52,500 -
QA Engineer
South East

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, QA Engineer 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 Berkshire region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 56 (100.00%) QA
2 45 (80.36%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (66.07%) Java
3 37 (66.07%) Test Scripting
4 36 (64.29%) Selenium
5 34 (60.71%) SQL
6 32 (57.14%) Automated Testing
7 26 (46.43%) JMeter
7 26 (46.43%) Finance
8 21 (37.50%) Linux
9 17 (30.36%) Software Engineering
9 17 (30.36%) Oracle
9 17 (30.36%) Test Strategy
10 15 (26.79%) WebDriver
10 15 (26.79%) Shell Script
10 15 (26.79%) Regression Testing
11 14 (25.00%) Unix
11 14 (25.00%) Kanban
11 14 (25.00%) Automation Testing
11 14 (25.00%) Gatling
12 13 (23.21%) Financial Institution
13 12 (21.43%) Degree
13 12 (21.43%) Security Testing
14 11 (19.64%) Web Testing
14 11 (19.64%) OOP
14 11 (19.64%) OO
14 11 (19.64%) QA Automation
15 10 (17.86%) Non-Functional Testing
16 9 (16.07%) Windows
16 9 (16.07%) Software Testing

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.79%) SaaS
3 1 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Network Security
1 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
2 1 (1.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) Big Data
2 2 (3.57%) InfluxDB
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (64.29%) Selenium
2 26 (46.43%) JMeter
3 15 (26.79%) WebDriver
4 14 (25.00%) Gatling
5 5 (8.93%) JIRA
6 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.57%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.79%) Gradle
7 1 (1.79%) Maven
7 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.79%) TestNG
General
1 26 (46.43%) Finance
2 13 (23.21%) Financial Institution
3 9 (16.07%) Banking
3 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.36%) Advertising
5 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) .NET
1 4 (7.14%) REST
2 2 (3.57%) Web Services
3 1 (1.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.14%) Algorithms
2 4 (7.14%) Social Media
2 4 (7.14%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (37.50%) Linux
2 14 (25.00%) Unix
3 9 (16.07%) Windows
4 1 (1.79%) Android
4 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.79%) Debian
4 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (80.36%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (66.07%) Test Scripting
3 32 (57.14%) Automated Testing
4 17 (30.36%) Software Engineering
4 17 (30.36%) Test Strategy
5 15 (26.79%) Regression Testing
6 14 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 14 (25.00%) Kanban
7 12 (21.43%) Security Testing
8 11 (19.64%) OO
8 11 (19.64%) OOP
8 11 (19.64%) QA Automation
8 11 (19.64%) Web Testing
9 10 (17.86%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (16.07%) Scrum
10 9 (16.07%) Software Testing
11 8 (14.29%) Unit Testing
11 8 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (14.29%) Waterfall
12 7 (12.50%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (66.07%) Java
2 34 (60.71%) SQL
3 15 (26.79%) Shell Script
4 7 (12.50%) C#
5 5 (8.93%) Python
6 4 (7.14%) C++
7 3 (5.36%) C
8 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.79%) Perl
8 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (21.43%) Degree
2 5 (8.93%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.36%) ISEB
4 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (3.57%) VirtualBox
1 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) Ansible
1 2 (3.57%) Grafana
Vendors
1 17 (30.36%) Oracle
2 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.57%) VMware
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