The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 24 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 Tester
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 170 232
Rank change year-on-year +2 +62  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 16 46 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.49% 1.02% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 1.06% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 16 45 1
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.71% -  

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 3105 4346 4938
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 94.98% 96.53% 95.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2504 3510 3724
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 £25,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £69,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Berkshire

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in Berkshire

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in Berkshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Tester in Berkshire

QA Tester
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 Tester within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 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 +28 15 £50,000 -9.09%
Wokingham +18 1 £23,000 -42.50%
QA Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Berkshire region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 34 (100.00%) QA
2 32 (94.12%) Test Automation
3 26 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (67.65%) Selenium
4 23 (67.65%) Test Scripting
5 22 (64.71%) Java
6 19 (55.88%) SQL
7 18 (52.94%) Finance
7 18 (52.94%) WebDriver
8 17 (50.00%) JIRA
8 17 (50.00%) Financial Institution
8 17 (50.00%) JMeter
8 17 (50.00%) Oracle
8 17 (50.00%) Test Strategy
8 17 (50.00%) Gatling
9 13 (38.24%) QA Automation
9 13 (38.24%) Scrum
10 10 (29.41%) Defect Tracking
11 9 (26.47%) Security Testing
12 8 (23.53%) Degree
13 6 (17.65%) Regression Testing
14 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
15 4 (11.76%) User Experience
15 4 (11.76%) C#
15 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
15 4 (11.76%) TDD
15 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
16 3 (8.82%) Marketing
16 3 (8.82%) Mathematics
16 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing

QA Tester 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 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (67.65%) Selenium
2 18 (52.94%) WebDriver
3 17 (50.00%) Gatling
3 17 (50.00%) JIRA
3 17 (50.00%) JMeter
4 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
5 3 (8.82%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.88%) Redmine
6 2 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 18 (52.94%) Finance
2 17 (50.00%) Financial Institution
3 3 (8.82%) Marketing
4 2 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Ajax
1 2 (5.88%) CSS
1 2 (5.88%) CSS3
1 2 (5.88%) Gherkin
1 2 (5.88%) HTML
1 2 (5.88%) HTML5
1 2 (5.88%) jQuery
1 2 (5.88%) XHTML
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) User Experience
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (94.12%) Test Automation
2 26 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (67.65%) Test Scripting
4 17 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 13 (38.24%) QA Automation
5 13 (38.24%) Scrum
6 10 (29.41%) Defect Tracking
7 9 (26.47%) Security Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Regression Testing
9 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
9 4 (11.76%) TDD
10 3 (8.82%) BDD
10 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
10 3 (8.82%) Mathematics
10 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (5.88%) Build Automation
11 2 (5.88%) Functional Testing
11 2 (5.88%) Issue Tracking
11 2 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
11 2 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 22 (64.71%) Java
2 19 (55.88%) SQL
3 4 (11.76%) C#
4 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.94%) C++
5 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) ISEB
2 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft