The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 28 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 190 196
Rank change year-on-year +41 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 30 21 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.91% 0.46% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.48% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 27 21 21
Median salary £50,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £28,750 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £49,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  

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 3133 4380 4832
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 94.88% 96.58% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 11090 17782 18282
Median salary £46,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £27,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 June 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 +37 20 £50,000 +37.93% 2
Bracknell +25 9 £50,000 +11.11%
Newbury -9 1 £37,000 +13.84% 1
QA Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 66 (100.00%) QA
2 60 (90.91%) Test Automation
3 56 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (72.73%) Test Scripting
5 45 (68.18%) Selenium
6 42 (63.64%) Finance
6 42 (63.64%) Java
7 39 (59.09%) SQL
8 34 (51.52%) Test Strategy
9 30 (45.45%) JMeter
10 29 (43.94%) QA Automation
11 28 (42.42%) Scrum
12 26 (39.39%) Oracle
13 23 (34.85%) WebDriver
14 22 (33.33%) Gatling
15 21 (31.82%) Financial Institution
16 17 (25.76%) Software Testing
17 16 (24.24%) Microsoft
17 16 (24.24%) Windows
17 16 (24.24%) Non-Functional Testing
18 14 (21.21%) Software Engineering
18 14 (21.21%) Manual Testing
19 13 (19.70%) Load Testing
19 13 (19.70%) Linux
19 13 (19.70%) C#
20 12 (18.18%) JIRA
20 12 (18.18%) Regression Testing
21 11 (16.67%) Degree
21 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
21 11 (16.67%) Shell Script

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 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (7.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.58%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 45 (68.18%) Selenium
2 30 (45.45%) JMeter
3 23 (34.85%) WebDriver
4 22 (33.33%) Gatling
5 12 (18.18%) JIRA
6 11 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (9.09%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.03%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.52%) Appium
9 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.52%) NUnit
General
1 42 (63.64%) Finance
2 21 (31.82%) Financial Institution
3 6 (9.09%) Banking
3 6 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.03%) Advertising
4 2 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.52%) Automotive
5 1 (1.52%) Games
5 1 (1.52%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.12%) .NET
2 5 (7.58%) REST
3 2 (3.03%) Web Services
4 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Virtual Team
2 6 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (7.58%) Algorithms
3 5 (7.58%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.58%) Social Media
4 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.24%) Windows
2 13 (19.70%) Linux
3 8 (12.12%) Unix
4 1 (1.52%) Debian
4 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 56 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (72.73%) Test Scripting
4 34 (51.52%) Test Strategy
5 29 (43.94%) QA Automation
6 28 (42.42%) Scrum
7 17 (25.76%) Software Testing
8 16 (24.24%) Non-Functional Testing
9 14 (21.21%) Manual Testing
9 14 (21.21%) Software Engineering
10 13 (19.70%) Load Testing
11 12 (18.18%) Regression Testing
12 11 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (15.15%) Defect Tracking
14 9 (13.64%) Kanban
14 9 (13.64%) Security Testing
15 7 (10.61%) OO
15 7 (10.61%) OOP
15 7 (10.61%) Performance Testing
15 7 (10.61%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (63.64%) Java
2 39 (59.09%) SQL
3 13 (19.70%) C#
4 11 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 6 (9.09%) C++
6 5 (7.58%) C
7 4 (6.06%) Python
8 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.52%) Perl
8 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (16.67%) Degree
2 8 (12.12%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (7.58%) Master's Degree
4 2 (3.03%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.03%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (3.03%) VirtualBox
1 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) Ansible
2 1 (1.52%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 26 (39.39%) Oracle
2 16 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.03%) VMware
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