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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 223 205 213
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 22 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.039% 0.40% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.42% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2 21 14
Average salary £38,750 £20,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+93.75% -38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £19,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £40,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £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
4915 5222 5093
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 94.83% 95.87% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4024 3855 3742
Average salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.77% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
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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 -8 1 £55,000 +189.47% 4
Bracknell - 1 £22,500 -
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (66.67%) QA
2 7 (58.33%) Manual Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) Selenium
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) C#
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) Banking
6 2 (16.67%) VMware
6 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (16.67%) .NET
6 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 2 (16.67%) HP
6 2 (16.67%) ISEB

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) IMAP
1 1 (8.33%) NAS
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) SMTP
1 1 (8.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) AQtime
4 1 (8.33%) FitNesse
4 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (8.33%) WebLOAD
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) MAPI
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) Manual Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Bug Management
6 1 (8.33%) Case Management
6 1 (8.33%) Financial Modelling
6 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Open Source
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (8.33%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
2 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
2 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (8.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (8.33%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
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