The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 210 218 221
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 10 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.17% 0.089% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.096% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 5
Average salary £41,500 £46,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.75% -19.13%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,750
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +12.58%
Senior Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5413 5206 5323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.44% 93.00% 94.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3779 4080 4437
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Tester in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Tester across the Berkshire region.

Senior Tester Salary Trend in Berkshire

Senior Tester
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +4 7 £41,500 -10.75% 1
Newbury - 2 £43,750 -
Windsor - 1 £50,000 -
Senior Tester
South East

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Senior Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior Tester in their job title.

1 15 (68.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 14 (63.64%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (54.55%) Manual Testing
4 11 (50.00%) Finance
5 9 (40.91%) XML
5 9 (40.91%) VBScript
5 9 (40.91%) System Testing
5 9 (40.91%) Selenium
5 9 (40.91%) Integration Testing
5 9 (40.91%) Automation Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
7 4 (18.18%) Selenium IDE
7 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
7 4 (18.18%) MSTest
7 4 (18.18%) VB.NET
7 4 (18.18%) .NET
7 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
7 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
7 4 (18.18%) SQL
8 3 (13.64%) HP
8 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
8 3 (13.64%) C
9 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
9 2 (9.09%) Banking
9 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Open Source
10 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
10 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
10 1 (4.55%) Hudson
10 1 (4.55%) Degree

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Senior Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 15 (68.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (40.91%) Selenium
3 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 4 (18.18%) MSTest
3 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 4 (18.18%) Selenium IDE
4 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.55%) JUnit
5 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.55%) Hudson
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) XML
2 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Manual Testing
2 9 (40.91%) System Testing
2 9 (40.91%) Automation Testing
2 9 (40.91%) Integration Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
4 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.55%) CRM
5 1 (4.55%) ERP
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) VBScript
2 4 (18.18%) VB.NET
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) C
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
4 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (63.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) HP
Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 58 minutes ago
Reading, Berkshire
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum +Many benefits
Posted: 6 days ago