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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 184 217 217
Rank change year-on-year
+33 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 14 11 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.33% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.22% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 18
Median salary £30,000 £34,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
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
4070 5090 5626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 95.85% 95.91% 94.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3197 4055 3832
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,091 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.22% -

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 29 September 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 29 September 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
Reading +22 8 £42,500 +19.71%
Newbury +7 2 £37,500 +10.29%
Bracknell - 2 £27,500 -
Slough +18 1 £24,500 -34.66%
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 17 (54.84%) QA
2 13 (41.94%) Test Scripting
3 12 (38.71%) Manual Testing
3 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (38.71%) Automated Testing
4 11 (35.48%) Selenium
4 11 (35.48%) ISEB
5 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
5 9 (29.03%) Scrum
6 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
6 8 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (22.58%) C#
7 7 (22.58%) SQL
7 7 (22.58%) Degree
7 7 (22.58%) ISTQB
8 6 (19.35%) JMeter
8 6 (19.35%) JIRA
8 6 (19.35%) .NET
8 6 (19.35%) Python
8 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
8 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
8 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
8 6 (19.35%) Automation Testing
9 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
9 5 (16.13%) Java
10 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
10 4 (12.90%) C++
10 4 (12.90%) IIS
10 4 (12.90%) Windows
10 4 (12.90%) Linux

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.90%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) SAN
1 4 (12.90%) Wireshark
2 3 (9.68%) IMAP
2 3 (9.68%) NAS
2 3 (9.68%) SMTP
3 2 (6.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Selenium
2 6 (19.35%) JIRA
2 6 (19.35%) JMeter
3 4 (12.90%) AQtime
3 4 (12.90%) WebDriver
3 4 (12.90%) WebLOAD
4 2 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.45%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.45%) TestNG
5 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) CSS
2 3 (9.68%) HTML
2 3 (9.68%) MAPI
3 1 (3.23%) Ajax
3 1 (3.23%) CSS3
3 1 (3.23%) HTML5
3 1 (3.23%) jQuery
3 1 (3.23%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Linux
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
1 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Test Scripting
2 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) Automated Testing
2 12 (38.71%) Manual Testing
3 9 (29.03%) Scrum
3 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
4 8 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (19.35%) Automation Testing
5 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
6 4 (12.90%) Benchmarking
6 4 (12.90%) Performance Engineering
6 4 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (9.68%) Functional Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
8 2 (6.45%) Scalability Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Stress Testing
8 2 (6.45%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) C#
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) Python
3 5 (16.13%) Java
4 4 (12.90%) C++
4 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.68%) Bash Shell
5 3 (9.68%) Perl
6 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) ISEB
2 7 (22.58%) Degree
2 7 (22.58%) ISTQB
3 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
3 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (54.84%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) VMware ESX
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle