The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 28 March 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 132 131
Rank change year-on-year +39 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 13 7 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.04% 0.36% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.38% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 20
Median salary £37,500 £55,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.81% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £53,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £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 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 1212 1836 2305
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.35% 93.87% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 937 1487 1577
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
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 Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Reading

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in Reading

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in Reading over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Tester in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 Reading region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) QA
2 18 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (61.90%) Java
3 13 (61.90%) Selenium
4 11 (52.38%) Test Strategy
4 11 (52.38%) WebDriver
4 11 (52.38%) Test Scripting
5 10 (47.62%) Automated Testing
5 10 (47.62%) JMeter
5 10 (47.62%) Finance
5 10 (47.62%) Financial Institution
5 10 (47.62%) SQL
5 10 (47.62%) Oracle
5 10 (47.62%) Gatling
6 9 (42.86%) Automation Testing
6 9 (42.86%) Security Testing
7 7 (33.33%) QA Automation
8 6 (28.57%) Degree
8 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
9 4 (19.05%) JIRA
9 4 (19.05%) Scrum
10 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (14.29%) TDD
10 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
11 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
11 2 (9.52%) BDD
11 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
11 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering

QA Tester 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 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 13 (61.90%) Selenium
2 11 (52.38%) WebDriver
3 10 (47.62%) Gatling
3 10 (47.62%) JMeter
4 4 (19.05%) JIRA
5 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.76%) JUnit
5 1 (4.76%) Maven
5 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
1 10 (47.62%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) Test Scripting
2 11 (52.38%) Test Strategy
3 10 (47.62%) Automated Testing
4 9 (42.86%) Automation Testing
4 9 (42.86%) Security Testing
5 7 (33.33%) QA Automation
6 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 4 (19.05%) Scrum
8 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
8 3 (14.29%) TDD
9 2 (9.52%) BDD
9 2 (9.52%) Defect Tracking
9 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
9 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
10 1 (4.76%) Defect Management
10 1 (4.76%) DevOps
10 1 (4.76%) SDLC
10 1 (4.76%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) Java
2 10 (47.62%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) SDET
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft