Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £41,500 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 208 264 300
Rank change year-on-year +56 +36 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 50 36 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.79% 0.42% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.43% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 48 33 34
Berkshire median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £25,000 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £49,125 £50,500 £57,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 6070 8285 10645
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.55% 95.65% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4859 6492 8466
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +3.09% +7.78%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £71,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured QA Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +51 16 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Newbury -14 15 £45,000 +38.46%
Slough +10 7 £32,500 - 1
Ascot - 6 £25,000 -
Bracknell -5 3 £40,000 -8.05%
Maidenhead - 3 £27,500 -
QA Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 50 (100.00%) QA
2 38 (76.00%) Test Automation
3 29 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (48.00%) Java
5 22 (44.00%) Selenium
6 18 (36.00%) ISTQB
7 17 (34.00%) Degree
8 13 (26.00%) Manual Testing
9 11 (22.00%) Software Testing
10 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
10 10 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (20.00%) WebDriver
10 10 (20.00%) Gherkin
10 10 (20.00%) Mobile App
10 10 (20.00%) Scrum
10 10 (20.00%) .NET
10 10 (20.00%) Windows
11 9 (18.00%) Python
11 9 (18.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (18.00%) Cucumber
12 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
12 8 (16.00%) C#
12 8 (16.00%) C++
12 8 (16.00%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (14.00%) Finance
13 7 (14.00%) SpecFlow
13 7 (14.00%) Appium
13 7 (14.00%) SDLC
14 6 (12.00%) Kanban
14 6 (12.00%) JSON

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.00%) Skype
2 1 (2.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Big Data
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (44.00%) Selenium
2 10 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 9 (18.00%) Cucumber
3 9 (18.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (14.00%) Appium
4 7 (14.00%) SpecFlow
5 6 (12.00%) Visual Studio
6 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
6 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (6.00%) JIRA
7 3 (6.00%) JUnit
8 2 (4.00%) JBehave
8 2 (4.00%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.00%) Gatling
9 1 (2.00%) HP UFT
9 1 (2.00%) JMeter
9 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
9 1 (2.00%) NUnit
9 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Electronics
2 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.00%) Marketing
2 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Automotive
3 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) .NET
1 10 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 6 (12.00%) JSON
2 6 (12.00%) REST
3 3 (6.00%) SOAP
4 2 (4.00%) RESTful
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.00%) CSS
5 1 (2.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.00%) Nightwatchjs
5 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Windows
2 6 (12.00%) Linux
3 4 (8.00%) Android
3 4 (8.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Phone
5 2 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (76.00%) Test Automation
2 29 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (26.00%) Manual Testing
4 11 (22.00%) Software Testing
5 10 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (20.00%) Scrum
5 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 7 (14.00%) SDLC
7 6 (12.00%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (12.00%) Kanban
7 6 (12.00%) Test Strategy
8 5 (10.00%) BDD
8 5 (10.00%) Product Management
9 4 (8.00%) Acceptance Criteria
9 4 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (8.00%) OO
9 4 (8.00%) Regression Testing
10 3 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (6.00%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.00%) Java
2 9 (18.00%) Python
3 8 (16.00%) C#
3 8 (16.00%) C++
4 6 (12.00%) Ruby
4 6 (12.00%) VB.NET
5 5 (10.00%) C
5 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.00%) SQL
7 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (36.00%) ISTQB
2 17 (34.00%) Degree
3 8 (16.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (10.00%) ISEB
5 3 (6.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (4.00%) PMI Certification
6 2 (4.00%) PMP
7 1 (2.00%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.00%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) SAP
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle