The first table below looks at the demand for the Software 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 Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 203 207 222
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 13 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.23% 0.18% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.19% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 3
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5207 5151 5587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.57% 93.18% 94.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3684 4085 4710
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Berkshire

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Software 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 Software Tester within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 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 £35,000 +27.27%
Maidenhead - 2 £40,000 - 3
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 20 (80.00%) ISEB
2 15 (60.00%) QA
3 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
4 12 (48.00%) Software Testing
5 11 (44.00%) ISTQB
5 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (40.00%) Java
7 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (36.00%) Selenium
7 9 (36.00%) Scrum
8 8 (32.00%) C#
9 7 (28.00%) SQL
9 7 (28.00%) .NET
9 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
9 7 (28.00%) Manual Testing
10 6 (24.00%) Windows
10 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
10 6 (24.00%) WebDriver
10 6 (24.00%) Degree
11 5 (20.00%) Automated Testing
11 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
12 4 (16.00%) UNIX
12 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
12 4 (16.00%) MySQL
13 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
13 3 (12.00%) Windows Vista
13 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) NAS
1 2 (8.00%) IMAP
1 2 (8.00%) Wireshark
1 2 (8.00%) SMTP
1 2 (8.00%) SNMP
1 2 (8.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (8.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Selenium
2 6 (24.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (8.00%) Behat
4 2 (8.00%) AQtime
4 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.00%) WebLOAD
4 2 (8.00%) TestDirector
4 2 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (4.00%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Publishing
1 2 (8.00%) Games
1 2 (8.00%) Retail
1 2 (8.00%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (8.00%) MAPI
2 2 (8.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) UNIX
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Vista
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
4 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Software Testing
2 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) Scrum
4 7 (28.00%) Manual Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (12.00%) E-business
7 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Web Development
7 3 (12.00%) System Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (8.00%) Performance Engineering
8 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.00%) Game Development
8 2 (8.00%) BDD
8 2 (8.00%) V-Model
8 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) Java
2 8 (32.00%) C#
3 7 (28.00%) SQL
4 2 (8.00%) C++
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (80.00%) ISEB
2 11 (44.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (24.00%) Degree
4 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (60.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) GAMP
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (8.00%) PureDisk
1 2 (8.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) VMware
2 2 (8.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fusion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum `+ Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Brimstone Consulting
Posted: 20 days ago
Maidenhead
Artemis IT Recruitment
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 23 days ago