The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
South East / Berkshire
Rank 168 186 206
Rank change year-on-year +18 +20  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 17 29 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.51% 0.59% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.62% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 10 27 23
Median salary £35,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,450 £37,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  

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 3163 4668 5083
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 95.07% 94.57% 95.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2572 3813 3770
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +7.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 23 March 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 23 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 13 £43,750 -20.45% 2
Maidenhead -5 2 £19,250 -51.87%
Slough - 2 £27,500 -
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 36 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (55.56%) Selenium
3 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (41.67%) Test Scripting
5 12 (33.33%) Finance
5 12 (33.33%) Java
6 11 (30.56%) Test Strategy
6 11 (30.56%) WebDriver
7 10 (27.78%) Gatling
7 10 (27.78%) SQL
7 10 (27.78%) Oracle
7 10 (27.78%) Financial Institution
7 10 (27.78%) JMeter
7 10 (27.78%) Automated Testing
8 9 (25.00%) Scrum
8 9 (25.00%) Automation Testing
8 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 9 (25.00%) Security Testing
9 8 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (22.22%) JIRA
10 7 (19.44%) HP UFT
10 7 (19.44%) User Experience
10 7 (19.44%) QA Automation
11 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
12 5 (13.89%) Degree
12 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
12 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
13 4 (11.11%) Functional Testing

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 20 (55.56%) Selenium
2 11 (30.56%) WebDriver
3 10 (27.78%) Gatling
3 10 (27.78%) JMeter
4 8 (22.22%) JIRA
5 7 (19.44%) HP UFT
6 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.56%) NUnit
6 2 (5.56%) Redmine
6 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
6 2 (5.56%) Subversion
6 2 (5.56%) TestNG
7 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.78%) JUnit
7 1 (2.78%) Maven
General
1 12 (33.33%) Finance
2 10 (27.78%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Ajax
1 4 (11.11%) CSS
1 4 (11.11%) CSS3
1 4 (11.11%) HTML
1 4 (11.11%) HTML5
1 4 (11.11%) jQuery
1 4 (11.11%) XHTML
2 2 (5.56%) SOAP
2 2 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) User Experience
2 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) PMI
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Android
1 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 11 (30.56%) Test Strategy
4 10 (27.78%) Automated Testing
5 9 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 9 (25.00%) Scrum
5 9 (25.00%) Security Testing
5 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 8 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (19.44%) QA Automation
8 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 4 (11.11%) Functional Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Project Planning
10 3 (8.33%) Manual Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Web Testing
11 2 (5.56%) BDD
11 2 (5.56%) Integration Testing
11 2 (5.56%) Load Testing
11 2 (5.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) Java
2 10 (27.78%) SQL
3 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.78%) C#
4 1 (2.78%) Groovy
4 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
1 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.56%) ISEB
3 2 (5.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) SDET
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Oracle
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago