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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 205 209 225
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 19 14 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% 0.26% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.27% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 18 12 2
Average salary £20,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.46% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,650 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £48,650 £32,800
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
5141 5115 4958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.71% 93.94% 93.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3868 3761 4032
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £67,000
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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015. 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 +3 17 £20,000 -38.46% 3
Newbury - 1 £35,000 -
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 31 (72.09%) QA
2 27 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (46.51%) HTML
3 20 (46.51%) JavaScript
3 20 (46.51%) Degree
3 20 (46.51%) Computer Science
4 19 (44.19%) Selenium
5 17 (39.53%) jQuery
5 17 (39.53%) CSS
5 17 (39.53%) QuickTest Pro
5 17 (39.53%) Waterfall
5 17 (39.53%) System Testing
6 15 (34.88%) Software Testing
6 15 (34.88%) Microsoft
6 15 (34.88%) SQL
7 14 (32.56%) Automation Testing
7 14 (32.56%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (30.23%) Automated Testing
8 13 (30.23%) Windows
8 13 (30.23%) ISEB
9 9 (20.93%) Regression Testing
9 9 (20.93%) Manufacturing
9 9 (20.93%) Validation
10 8 (18.60%) ISTQB
10 8 (18.60%) C#
11 6 (13.95%) C++
11 6 (13.95%) .NET
11 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
11 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
12 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) LTE
1 3 (6.98%) 4G
1 3 (6.98%) MVNO
2 1 (2.33%) SNMP
2 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (44.19%) Selenium
2 17 (39.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.65%) TestDirector
5 2 (4.65%) JIRA
6 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (20.93%) Manufacturing
2 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.30%) Finance
4 3 (6.98%) Banking
5 2 (4.65%) Billing
6 1 (2.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (46.51%) HTML
2 17 (39.53%) jQuery
2 17 (39.53%) CSS
3 6 (13.95%) .NET
4 4 (9.30%) HTML5
5 1 (2.33%) SOAP
5 1 (2.33%) Web Services
5 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (46.51%) Computer Science
2 14 (32.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) UNIX
3 1 (2.33%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (39.53%) System Testing
2 17 (39.53%) Waterfall
3 15 (34.88%) Software Testing
4 14 (32.56%) Automation Testing
5 13 (30.23%) Automated Testing
6 9 (20.93%) Regression Testing
6 9 (20.93%) Validation
7 4 (9.30%) Scrum
7 4 (9.30%) Manual Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.98%) Test Management
9 2 (4.65%) Test Planning
10 1 (2.33%) V-Model
10 1 (2.33%) Test Scripting
10 1 (2.33%) Software Engineering
10 1 (2.33%) OO
10 1 (2.33%) E-Commerce
10 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (46.51%) JavaScript
2 15 (34.88%) SQL
3 8 (18.60%) C#
4 6 (13.95%) C++
5 3 (6.98%) Java
6 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (46.51%) Degree
2 13 (30.23%) ISEB
3 8 (18.60%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (72.09%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) GAMP
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (34.88%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) HP
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle
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