The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 129 169 169
Rank change year-on-year
+40 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 91 52 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.61% 0.94% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 1.28% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 48 46 54
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,350 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £75,800 £58,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4157 4051 4372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.69% 73.18% 73.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2798 3113 3678
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Berkshire region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Berkshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Software Testing
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 Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 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 +31 49 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Maidenhead +4 19 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Slough +6 9 £46,500 +32.85%
Bracknell -2 5 £32,500 +8.33%
Wokingham - 1 £25,000 - 2
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 116 (67.84%) ISEB
2 107 (62.57%) QA
3 88 (51.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 71 (41.52%) Finance
5 67 (39.18%) Telecoms
6 59 (34.50%) Retail
7 43 (25.15%) ISTQB
8 39 (22.81%) Java
9 37 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (18.13%) Billing
10 31 (18.13%) Windows
11 30 (17.54%) HP Quality Center
12 29 (16.96%) User Acceptance Testing
12 29 (16.96%) Microsoft
13 28 (16.37%) HP
13 28 (16.37%) TestDirector
14 26 (15.20%) MS Excel
14 26 (15.20%) SQL Server
14 26 (15.20%) UNIX
14 26 (15.20%) Selenium
15 25 (14.62%) LTE
15 25 (14.62%) 4G
15 25 (14.62%) Linux
16 24 (14.04%) JDE OneWorld
17 23 (13.45%) HTML
17 23 (13.45%) TCP/IP
17 23 (13.45%) Test Automation
18 21 (12.28%) Automated Testing
19 20 (11.70%) .NET
20 19 (11.11%) C#

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (4.68%) Apache
1 8 (4.68%) CMS
2 5 (2.92%) IIS
3 4 (2.34%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.34%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.58%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 26 (15.20%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.09%) MS Office
3 5 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (14.04%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.92%) SaaS
2 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.62%) LTE
1 25 (14.62%) 4G
2 23 (13.45%) TCP/IP
3 16 (9.36%) DNS
4 14 (8.19%) Wireshark
5 13 (7.60%) Internet
6 11 (6.43%) SS7
6 11 (6.43%) ISUP
6 11 (6.43%) INAP
6 11 (6.43%) HTTP
6 11 (6.43%) SMS
6 11 (6.43%) LDAP
7 10 (5.85%) 3G
8 9 (5.26%) Broadband
9 5 (2.92%) Firewall
10 4 (2.34%) Network Security
11 3 (1.75%) HTTPS
12 2 (1.17%) Wireless
13 1 (0.58%) IPsec
13 1 (0.58%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.20%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.51%) MySQL
3 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (16.37%) TestDirector
2 26 (15.20%) Selenium
3 10 (5.85%) Visual Studio
4 9 (5.26%) TestComplete
5 8 (4.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (4.68%) JUnit
6 5 (2.92%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (2.34%) TestNG
7 4 (2.34%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.34%) NUnit
7 4 (2.34%) JMeter
8 2 (1.17%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.17%) Rational Robot
8 2 (1.17%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.58%) JIRA
9 1 (0.58%) Hudson
9 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.58%) WebDriver
General
1 71 (41.52%) Finance
2 67 (39.18%) Telecoms
3 59 (34.50%) Retail
4 31 (18.13%) Billing
5 5 (2.92%) Avionics
6 3 (1.75%) Automotive
6 3 (1.75%) Legal
6 3 (1.75%) Banking
6 3 (1.75%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.17%) Games
8 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.58%) Electronics
8 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 94 (54.97%) Analyst
2 80 (46.78%) Test Analyst
3 21 (12.28%) Manual Test Analyst
4 18 (10.53%) Tester
5 17 (9.94%) Test Engineer
6 16 (9.36%) Test Manager
6 16 (9.36%) Junior
7 15 (8.77%) QA Analyst
8 14 (8.19%) Junior Analyst
8 14 (8.19%) Programme Test Manager
8 14 (8.19%) Junior Test Analyst
8 14 (8.19%) Programme Manager
9 12 (7.02%) Software Tester
10 11 (6.43%) Consultant
10 11 (6.43%) Test Consultant
11 10 (5.85%) QA Engineer
11 10 (5.85%) Software Engineer
12 8 (4.68%) Quality Analyst
13 7 (4.09%) Software Test Analyst
13 7 (4.09%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.45%) HTML
2 20 (11.70%) .NET
3 19 (11.11%) XML
4 11 (6.43%) Rendezvous
4 11 (6.43%) SOAP
5 7 (4.09%) Web Services
6 5 (2.92%) JSP
7 4 (2.34%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (2.34%) Ajax
7 4 (2.34%) JSON
7 4 (2.34%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.34%) JDBC
7 4 (2.34%) XSLT
7 4 (2.34%) Swing
7 4 (2.34%) Middleware
8 2 (1.17%) Smart GWT
8 2 (1.17%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.17%) LAMP
9 1 (0.58%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.58%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.77%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.43%) IVR
2 11 (6.43%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.26%) Smartphone
4 5 (2.92%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.34%) EPoS
6 2 (1.17%) Firmware
7 1 (0.58%) DTV
7 1 (0.58%) Life Science
7 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.58%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 31 (18.13%) Windows
2 26 (15.20%) UNIX
3 25 (14.62%) Linux
4 11 (6.43%) Solaris
4 11 (6.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.51%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.51%) Windows Vista
6 5 (2.92%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.92%) Mac OS
7 4 (2.34%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.75%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.75%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.58%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (16.96%) User Acceptance Testing
3 23 (13.45%) Test Automation
4 21 (12.28%) Automated Testing
5 19 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 17 (9.94%) Integration Testing
7 16 (9.36%) Test Strategy
7 16 (9.36%) Scrum
8 15 (8.77%) Programme Management
8 15 (8.77%) PRINCE2
9 14 (8.19%) ITIL
9 14 (8.19%) Risk Management
10 11 (6.43%) Manual Testing
11 10 (5.85%) Software Engineering
12 7 (4.09%) Regression Testing
12 7 (4.09%) V-Model
13 6 (3.51%) E-Commerce
14 5 (2.92%) Service Delivery
14 5 (2.92%) Requirements Management
14 5 (2.92%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (22.81%) Java
2 19 (11.11%) C#
2 19 (11.11%) SQL
3 17 (9.94%) Perl
4 8 (4.68%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.92%) VB
6 4 (2.34%) VBScript
7 2 (1.17%) Ruby
7 2 (1.17%) PHP
7 2 (1.17%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.17%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.58%) C
8 1 (0.58%) Python
8 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 116 (67.84%) ISEB
2 88 (51.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 43 (25.15%) ISTQB
4 17 (9.94%) Degree
5 15 (8.77%) SC Cleared
5 15 (8.77%) Security Cleared
6 14 (8.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (62.57%) QA
2 4 (2.34%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.75%) GAMP
System Software
1 11 (6.43%) NFS
2 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 30 (17.54%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (16.96%) Microsoft
2 28 (16.37%) HP
3 15 (8.77%) TIBCO
4 11 (6.43%) Red Hat
4 11 (6.43%) Oracle
5 8 (4.68%) Citrix
6 7 (4.09%) Redknee
7 6 (3.51%) Telerik
8 4 (2.34%) JBoss
8 4 (2.34%) FatWire
9 2 (1.17%) IBM
10 1 (0.58%) VMware
10 1 (0.58%) SAP
10 1 (0.58%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.58%) F5
Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum £60k OTE £80k, Car, Health, Pension,
Posted: 3 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fusion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Berkshire
Zetman
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Three
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum `+ Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Hudson - London
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Insurance
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 9 days ago
Wokingham
The People Network
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Maidenhead
Artemis IT Recruitment
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Wokingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 per annum + Package and Training
Posted: 22 days ago