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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 208 230 218
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 17 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.30% 0.052% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.055% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 8
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £56,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +17.12%
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
5412 5407 5057
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 94.06% 93.50% 93.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3817 3971 4211
Average salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,350 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Tester across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Senior Tester Salary Histogram 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 24 December 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 +12 11 £55,000 +10.00%
Windsor - 4 £45,000 -
Newbury - 2 - -
Senior Tester
South East

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 19 (65.52%) QuickTest Pro
2 15 (51.72%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (48.28%) Finance
3 14 (48.28%) Manual Testing
4 11 (37.93%) ISEB
5 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
6 9 (31.03%) VBScript
6 9 (31.03%) Automation Testing
7 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
7 8 (27.59%) Test Automation
8 7 (24.14%) SQL
8 7 (24.14%) XML
8 7 (24.14%) Windows
8 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
8 7 (24.14%) Selenium
8 7 (24.14%) Integration Testing
8 7 (24.14%) System Testing
8 7 (24.14%) Open Source
9 6 (20.69%) Linux
9 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
9 6 (20.69%) Windows XP
9 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
9 6 (20.69%) Citrix
9 6 (20.69%) WinRunner
9 6 (20.69%) TestDirector
9 6 (20.69%) Veritas
9 6 (20.69%) Netcool
9 6 (20.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 6 (20.69%) McAfee

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
1 6 (20.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Internet
2 2 (6.90%) HTTP
2 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (65.52%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (24.14%) Selenium
3 6 (20.69%) WinRunner
3 6 (20.69%) TestDirector
4 4 (13.79%) NUnit
4 4 (13.79%) TestComplete
5 3 (10.34%) Moq
6 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.45%) Hudson
6 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.45%) JIRA
6 1 (3.45%) JUnit
General
1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
2 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) XML
2 5 (17.24%) .NET
3 3 (10.34%) HTML
4 2 (6.90%) CSS
4 2 (6.90%) Web Services
4 2 (6.90%) jQuery
4 2 (6.90%) HTML5
4 2 (6.90%) REST
4 2 (6.90%) CSS3
4 2 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Open Source
2 6 (20.69%) Clustering
3 3 (10.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Linux
2 6 (20.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Manual Testing
2 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
3 9 (31.03%) Automation Testing
4 8 (27.59%) Test Automation
5 7 (24.14%) System Testing
5 7 (24.14%) Integration Testing
5 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (20.69%) Automated Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Scrum
7 3 (10.34%) Web Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Multithreading
8 2 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (3.45%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) VBScript
2 7 (24.14%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.90%) C
4 2 (6.90%) PHP
5 1 (3.45%) VB
5 1 (3.45%) C#
5 1 (3.45%) Java
5 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) ISEB
2 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
3 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
4 3 (10.34%) Degree
4 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 15 (51.72%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (20.69%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (20.69%) Netcool
2 6 (20.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Citrix
1 6 (20.69%) Veritas
1 6 (20.69%) McAfee
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft