The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 129 143
Rank change year-on-year +34 +14  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 21 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.58% 0.42% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 0.44% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 4
Median salary £50,000 £36,250 £25,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.93% +43.56%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -12.79%  

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 1299 1805 2357
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.52% 94.95% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1012 1471 1616
Median salary £47,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 April 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 28 April 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 30 (100.00%) QA
2 28 (93.33%) Selenium
2 28 (93.33%) Java
3 25 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (80.00%) Oracle
5 22 (73.33%) Test Scripting
6 20 (66.67%) WebDriver
6 20 (66.67%) SQL
6 20 (66.67%) JMeter
6 20 (66.67%) Finance
6 20 (66.67%) Test Strategy
6 20 (66.67%) Gatling
7 19 (63.33%) Financial Institution
8 16 (53.33%) Automation Testing
8 16 (53.33%) Automated Testing
9 12 (40.00%) QA Automation
9 12 (40.00%) Security Testing
10 11 (36.67%) Scrum
11 10 (33.33%) Degree
11 10 (33.33%) JIRA
12 8 (26.67%) Defect Tracking
13 7 (23.33%) Regression Testing
14 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
14 6 (20.00%) Big Data
15 5 (16.67%) Virtual Team
15 5 (16.67%) Machine Learning
15 5 (16.67%) REST
15 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
15 5 (16.67%) Algorithms
15 5 (16.67%) Social Media

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 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) Big Data
2 2 (6.67%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 28 (93.33%) Selenium
2 20 (66.67%) Gatling
2 20 (66.67%) JMeter
2 20 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 10 (33.33%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.33%) Gradle
4 1 (3.33%) Maven
4 1 (3.33%) TestNG
General
1 20 (66.67%) Finance
2 19 (63.33%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Algorithms
1 5 (16.67%) Social Media
1 5 (16.67%) Virtual Team
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (73.33%) Test Scripting
3 20 (66.67%) Test Strategy
4 16 (53.33%) Automated Testing
4 16 (53.33%) Automation Testing
5 12 (40.00%) QA Automation
5 12 (40.00%) Security Testing
6 11 (36.67%) Scrum
7 8 (26.67%) Defect Tracking
8 7 (23.33%) Regression Testing
9 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
10 5 (16.67%) Machine Learning
10 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
11 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
12 3 (10.00%) Mathematics
13 2 (6.67%) Load Testing
13 2 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
13 2 (6.67%) Process Improvement
13 2 (6.67%) Product Management
13 2 (6.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (93.33%) Java
2 20 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) C++
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) ISEB
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Grafana
Vendors
1 24 (80.00%) Oracle
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
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