The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Berkshire region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 188 236 205
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 7 6 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.17% 0.100% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.10% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 26
Median salary £26,000 £37,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-30.66% +41.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £29,250 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £42,500 £39,250
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Software 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
3877 5765 5612
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 95.19% 96.02% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2980 4709 3847
Median salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Berkshire region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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 9 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough +32 3 £24,500 -34.66%
Reading +38 2 £32,250 +10.25%
Bracknell - 1 £27,500 -
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, Software 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 Berkshire region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 13 (56.52%) Test Scripting
2 11 (47.83%) QA
3 10 (43.48%) Selenium
4 9 (39.13%) Manual Testing
4 9 (39.13%) Automated Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Scrum
5 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
7 6 (26.09%) ISEB
7 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
7 6 (26.09%) JIRA
8 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
8 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
8 5 (21.74%) JMeter
9 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
9 4 (17.39%) Degree
9 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
9 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
10 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
10 3 (13.04%) Web Testing
10 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
10 3 (13.04%) Java
11 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
11 2 (8.70%) SQL
11 2 (8.70%) CSS
11 2 (8.70%) ITIL

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 10 (43.48%) Selenium
2 6 (26.09%) JIRA
3 5 (21.74%) JMeter
4 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
5 2 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
5 2 (8.70%) TestNG
6 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
6 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Ajax
1 2 (8.70%) CSS
1 2 (8.70%) CSS3
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
1 2 (8.70%) HTML5
1 2 (8.70%) jQuery
1 2 (8.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.70%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Test Scripting
2 9 (39.13%) Automated Testing
2 9 (39.13%) Manual Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (34.78%) Scrum
3 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
3 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
5 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
6 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Web Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
7 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
7 2 (8.70%) Scalability Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Service Management
7 2 (8.70%) Stress Testing
7 2 (8.70%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
2 6 (26.09%) ISEB
3 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
4 4 (17.39%) Degree
4 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
5 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) HP