The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 211 220 223
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 14 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.24% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 14 7 6
Average salary £37,000 £40,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% +18.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year
- +20.37%
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
5436 5232 5184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.82% 93.18% 94.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3740 4034 4328
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £61,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +1 6 £30,750 +11.81%
Maidenhead - 6 £39,250 - 1
Windsor - 1 £50,000 -
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 24 (85.71%) ISEB
2 18 (64.29%) QA
3 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (57.14%) Software Testing
5 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
7 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
8 9 (32.14%) SQL
9 8 (28.57%) Java
9 8 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (25.00%) Scrum
10 7 (25.00%) Degree
10 7 (25.00%) .NET
11 6 (21.43%) Windows
11 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
11 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
11 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
12 5 (17.86%) Selenium
12 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
12 5 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (17.86%) UNIX
12 5 (17.86%) Visual Studio
12 5 (17.86%) MySQL
12 5 (17.86%) C#
13 4 (14.29%) HP
13 4 (14.29%) TestDirector
13 4 (14.29%) Billing
13 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
13 4 (14.29%) Automated Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) LTE
1 3 (10.71%) 4G
1 3 (10.71%) MVNO
2 2 (7.14%) NAS
2 2 (7.14%) SMTP
2 2 (7.14%) SNMP
2 2 (7.14%) HTTPS
2 2 (7.14%) SAN
2 2 (7.14%) IMAP
2 2 (7.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Visual Studio
1 5 (17.86%) Selenium
1 5 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (14.29%) TestDirector
3 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
4 2 (7.14%) AQtime
4 2 (7.14%) WebLOAD
5 1 (3.57%) TestComplete
5 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.57%) Hudson
5 1 (3.57%) JUnit
General
1 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.29%) Billing
3 3 (10.71%) Retail
3 3 (10.71%) Finance
4 2 (7.14%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) MAPI
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) UNIX
3 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
3 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Vista
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 7 (25.00%) Scrum
4 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 4 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
6 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
6 3 (10.71%) System Testing
6 3 (10.71%) V-Model
6 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.14%) Game Development
7 2 (7.14%) E-business
7 2 (7.14%) Benchmarking
7 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.14%) Web Development
7 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (7.14%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 8 (28.57%) Java
3 5 (17.86%) C#
4 2 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (85.71%) ISEB
2 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
3 8 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (64.29%) QA
2 3 (10.71%) GAMP
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.14%) VMware ESX
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.14%) PureDisk
2 2 (7.14%) NetBackup
2 2 (7.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle
Newbury, Berkshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £28,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Paramount Enterprizes Limited
Salary: From £37,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough
Blue Town Online
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 27 days ago
Slough
Blue Town Online
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 27 days ago