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 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 195 208 210
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 18 5 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.41% 0.10% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.10% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 18 5 11
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £34,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £40,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
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
4284 4780 5301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 96.77% 95.73% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 3461 3639 3736
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 July 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 July 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 +14 12 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Newbury +2 2 £22,500 -33.82%
Maidenhead - 1 £19,000 -
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 21 (55.26%) QA
2 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (42.11%) C#
4 14 (36.84%) Software Testing
4 14 (36.84%) SQL
4 14 (36.84%) .NET
4 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
5 13 (34.21%) SQL Server
5 13 (34.21%) Windows
5 13 (34.21%) Degree
6 12 (31.58%) Test Scripting
6 12 (31.58%) ISEB
7 11 (28.95%) SAN
7 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
7 11 (28.95%) Benchmarking
7 11 (28.95%) IIS
7 11 (28.95%) C++
7 11 (28.95%) WebLOAD
7 11 (28.95%) Wireshark
7 11 (28.95%) Windows Server
7 11 (28.95%) Perfmon
7 11 (28.95%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (28.95%) Performance Engineering
7 11 (28.95%) AQtime
8 10 (26.32%) Selenium
8 10 (26.32%) NAS
8 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (26.32%) Automated Testing
8 10 (26.32%) Computer Science
8 10 (26.32%) IMAP

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 11 (28.95%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) SAN
1 11 (28.95%) Wireshark
2 10 (26.32%) IMAP
2 10 (26.32%) NAS
2 10 (26.32%) SMTP
3 2 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (34.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) AQtime
1 11 (28.95%) WebLOAD
2 10 (26.32%) Selenium
3 6 (15.79%) JMeter
4 5 (13.16%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.26%) JIRA
5 2 (5.26%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.26%) TestNG
General
1 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) .NET
2 10 (26.32%) MAPI
3 2 (5.26%) CSS
3 2 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 11 (28.95%) Windows Server
3 6 (15.79%) Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (36.84%) Software Testing
3 12 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 11 (28.95%) Benchmarking
4 11 (28.95%) Performance Engineering
4 11 (28.95%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (26.32%) Automated Testing
6 8 (21.05%) Manual Testing
7 7 (18.42%) Scrum
8 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
8 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Automation Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Performance Testing
11 2 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
11 2 (5.26%) Functional Testing
11 2 (5.26%) Scalability Testing
11 2 (5.26%) Service Management
11 2 (5.26%) Stress Testing
11 2 (5.26%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) C#
2 14 (36.84%) SQL
3 11 (28.95%) C++
4 8 (21.05%) Python
5 7 (18.42%) Java
6 5 (13.16%) Perl
7 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
7 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
8 2 (5.26%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) Degree
2 12 (31.58%) ISEB
3 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
5 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (55.26%) QA
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (26.32%) VMware ESX
2 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (28.95%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 10 (26.32%) VMware
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) HP
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