Period
to 26 July 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 26 July 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 198 214
Rank change year-on-year +76 +16 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 36 9 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.46% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 0.25% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 26 9 5
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% +19.05% -37.00%
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +38.46%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2394 3572 4571
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.04% 96.05% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1919 2867 3274
Reading median annual salary £47,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.00% +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £25,000 £28,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £72,500
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Reading

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Reading

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Reading over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 Reading region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 36 (100.00%) QA
2 33 (91.67%) Test Automation
3 30 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (80.56%) Selenium
4 29 (80.56%) Java
5 23 (63.89%) Oracle
6 21 (58.33%) WebDriver
6 21 (58.33%) Test Scripting
6 21 (58.33%) Finance
7 19 (52.78%) JMeter
7 19 (52.78%) SQL
7 19 (52.78%) Gatling
8 18 (50.00%) Financial Institution
8 18 (50.00%) Test Strategy
9 16 (44.44%) QA Automation
9 16 (44.44%) Scrum
10 12 (33.33%) JIRA
11 10 (27.78%) Defect Tracking
11 10 (27.78%) Degree
12 7 (19.44%) Virtual Team
12 7 (19.44%) Regression Testing
13 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
14 5 (13.89%) REST
14 5 (13.89%) Algorithms
14 5 (13.89%) Master's Degree
14 5 (13.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
14 5 (13.89%) Security Testing
14 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
14 5 (13.89%) Machine Learning

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (13.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 29 (80.56%) Selenium
2 21 (58.33%) WebDriver
3 19 (52.78%) Gatling
3 19 (52.78%) JMeter
4 12 (33.33%) JIRA
5 2 (5.56%) Appium
6 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (58.33%) Finance
2 18 (50.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.78%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) REST
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Virtual Team
2 5 (13.89%) Algorithms
2 5 (13.89%) Social Media
3 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 30 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (58.33%) Test Scripting
4 18 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 16 (44.44%) QA Automation
5 16 (44.44%) Scrum
6 10 (27.78%) Defect Tracking
7 7 (19.44%) Regression Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 5 (13.89%) Machine Learning
9 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
9 5 (13.89%) Security Testing
10 4 (11.11%) Manual Testing
11 3 (8.33%) Mathematics
12 2 (5.56%) CRM
12 2 (5.56%) ITIL
12 2 (5.56%) Load Testing
12 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
12 2 (5.56%) Project Management
12 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (80.56%) Java
2 19 (52.78%) SQL
3 3 (8.33%) C++
4 2 (5.56%) C
4 2 (5.56%) C#
5 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Degree
2 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
2 5 (13.89%) Master's Degree
3 2 (5.56%) PMI Certification
3 2 (5.56%) PMP
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.78%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) SLA
Vendors
1 23 (63.89%) Oracle
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
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