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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 200 210 210
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 29 20 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.50% 0.34% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.36% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 28 9 12
Average salary £26,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
5469 5505 5127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 94.10% 93.34% 94.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3846 4029 4257
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 December 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 December 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 +3 14 £19,000 -41.53% 3
Newbury - 9 £26,500 -
Bracknell - 2 £33,250 -
Maidenhead +4 1 £42,500 -15.00%
Slough -16 1 £47,500 -5.00%
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 27 (62.79%) QA
2 22 (51.16%) Software Testing
3 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (48.84%) ISEB
4 16 (37.21%) SQL
5 15 (34.88%) Microsoft
6 14 (32.56%) Automated Testing
6 14 (32.56%) Windows
6 14 (32.56%) Selenium
7 12 (27.91%) Computer Science
7 12 (27.91%) Degree
8 11 (25.58%) HTML
8 11 (25.58%) ISTQB
8 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
9 10 (23.26%) jQuery
9 10 (23.26%) CSS
9 10 (23.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (23.26%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
9 10 (23.26%) System Testing
10 9 (20.93%) Regression Testing
10 9 (20.93%) Validation
10 9 (20.93%) Automation Testing
10 9 (20.93%) Manufacturing
11 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
11 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
12 6 (13.95%) HP
13 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
13 5 (11.63%) Test Scripting

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) LTE
1 4 (9.30%) 4G
1 4 (9.30%) MVNO
2 1 (2.33%) SNMP
2 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (32.56%) Selenium
2 10 (23.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (11.63%) TestDirector
4 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.65%) JIRA
6 1 (2.33%) JUnit
6 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.33%) Hudson
6 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.33%) TestComplete
General
1 9 (20.93%) Manufacturing
2 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.63%) Billing
4 4 (9.30%) Finance
4 4 (9.30%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) HTML
2 10 (23.26%) CSS
2 10 (23.26%) jQuery
3 5 (11.63%) .NET
4 2 (4.65%) HTML5
4 2 (4.65%) Web Services
5 1 (2.33%) XML
5 1 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Computer Science
2 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (32.56%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) UNIX
3 2 (4.65%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Mac OS
3 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (51.16%) Software Testing
2 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (32.56%) Automated Testing
4 10 (23.26%) System Testing
4 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
5 9 (20.93%) Automation Testing
5 9 (20.93%) Regression Testing
5 9 (20.93%) Validation
6 5 (11.63%) Test Planning
6 5 (11.63%) Test Scripting
7 4 (9.30%) Manual Testing
7 4 (9.30%) V-Model
7 4 (9.30%) Scrum
8 3 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.65%) Test Automation
9 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
10 1 (2.33%) Software Engineering
10 1 (2.33%) OO
10 1 (2.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) SQL
2 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.63%) C#
4 4 (9.30%) Java
5 2 (4.65%) C++
6 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (48.84%) ISEB
2 12 (27.91%) Degree
3 11 (25.58%) ISTQB
4 10 (23.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (62.79%) QA
2 4 (9.30%) GAMP
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (34.88%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) HP
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle
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