The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 119 143
Rank change year-on-year +28 +24  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 15 17 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.16% 0.95% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.99% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 15 17 1
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.71% -  

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 1259 1721 2215
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.07% 96.41% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1038 1362 1659
Median salary £47,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 24 June 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 24 June 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 29 (100.00%) QA
1 29 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (89.66%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (79.31%) Selenium
4 22 (75.86%) Java
5 20 (68.97%) Test Scripting
6 18 (62.07%) WebDriver
6 18 (62.07%) Finance
6 18 (62.07%) SQL
7 17 (58.62%) Financial Institution
7 17 (58.62%) Oracle
7 17 (58.62%) JMeter
7 17 (58.62%) Test Strategy
7 17 (58.62%) Gatling
8 15 (51.72%) JIRA
9 13 (44.83%) QA Automation
9 13 (44.83%) Scrum
10 10 (34.48%) Defect Tracking
11 9 (31.03%) Security Testing
12 7 (24.14%) Degree
13 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
14 4 (13.79%) C#
14 4 (13.79%) TDD
15 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
15 3 (10.34%) Mathematics
15 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
15 3 (10.34%) BDD
16 2 (6.90%) Gherkin
16 2 (6.90%) Build Automation
16 2 (6.90%) Non-Functional Testing

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:

Development Applications
1 23 (79.31%) Selenium
2 18 (62.07%) WebDriver
3 17 (58.62%) Gatling
3 17 (58.62%) JMeter
4 15 (51.72%) JIRA
5 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
6 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (62.07%) Finance
2 17 (58.62%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.90%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (89.66%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (68.97%) Test Scripting
4 17 (58.62%) Test Strategy
5 13 (44.83%) QA Automation
5 13 (44.83%) Scrum
6 10 (34.48%) Defect Tracking
7 9 (31.03%) Security Testing
8 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
9 4 (13.79%) TDD
10 3 (10.34%) BDD
10 3 (10.34%) Mathematics
10 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
11 2 (6.90%) Build Automation
11 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
11 2 (6.90%) Load Testing
11 2 (6.90%) Manual Testing
11 2 (6.90%) Non-Functional Testing
11 2 (6.90%) SDLC
11 2 (6.90%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (75.86%) Java
2 18 (62.07%) SQL
3 4 (13.79%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) C++
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft