Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 164 205
Rank change year-on-year +31 +41 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 23 12 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.91% 0.40% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.41% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 23 4 8
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +37.50% +7.38%
Berkshire median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.23% -13.89% +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Reading
Permanent vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 2,425 2,918 4,274
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.43% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2,023 2,157 3,445
Reading median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,200 £68,750
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.26%

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 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 23 (100.00%) QA
2 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (69.57%) Test Automation
4 14 (60.87%) Selenium
5 12 (52.17%) Java
6 9 (39.13%) Manual Testing
7 8 (34.78%) WebDriver
7 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
8 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
8 6 (26.09%) ISTQB
9 5 (21.74%) BDD
9 5 (21.74%) SDLC
10 4 (17.39%) C#
10 4 (17.39%) ISEB
10 4 (17.39%) SDET
11 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
11 3 (13.04%) Scrum
11 3 (13.04%) SaaS
11 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
11 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
12 2 (8.70%) REST
12 2 (8.70%) API Testing
12 2 (8.70%) Big Data
12 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
12 2 (8.70%) Coaching
12 2 (8.70%) Degree
12 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
12 2 (8.70%) Windows
12 2 (8.70%) JUnit

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 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) SaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) Skype
1 1 (4.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Selenium
2 8 (34.78%) WebDriver
3 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
4 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
4 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
5 2 (8.70%) JBehave
5 2 (8.70%) JUnit
6 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
6 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (69.57%) Test Automation
3 9 (39.13%) Manual Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
5 5 (21.74%) BDD
5 5 (21.74%) SDLC
6 4 (17.39%) SDET
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (13.04%) Scrum
8 2 (8.70%) API Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Coaching
8 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
9 1 (4.35%) Build Automation
9 1 (4.35%) Collaborative Working
9 1 (4.35%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 1 (4.35%) Software Delivery
9 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
9 1 (4.35%) Time Management
9 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) ISTQB
2 4 (17.39%) ISEB
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft