The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 137 158 199
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +41
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 83 69 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.52% 1.22% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.58% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 68 49 22
Average salary £45,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.28% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,400 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,800 £44,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Software Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4461 4376 3872
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 81.61% 77.34% 75.30%
Number of salaries quoted 3233 3200 2981
Average salary £52,500 £48,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%

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 26 March 2015.

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 26 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 +15 37 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Maidenhead +2 10 £57,500 +21.05% 3
Wokingham - 6 £45,000 - 1
Bracknell 0 4 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Newbury +8 3 £35,000 -
Hungerford - 3 £33,000 -
Slough 0 1 £55,000 +15.78%
Windsor - 1 £45,000 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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.

1 117 (65.73%) QA
2 85 (47.75%) ISEB
3 83 (46.63%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (42.13%) Scrum
5 69 (38.76%) Finance
6 66 (37.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 65 (36.52%) SQL
8 59 (33.15%) ISTQB
9 50 (28.09%) Microsoft
10 47 (26.40%) Telecoms
11 41 (23.03%) Windows
11 41 (23.03%) Selenium
12 40 (22.47%) SQL Server
12 40 (22.47%) Banking
13 38 (21.35%) .NET
13 38 (21.35%) Degree
14 37 (20.79%) Test Automation
15 35 (19.66%) C#
15 35 (19.66%) Retail
15 35 (19.66%) Test Scripting
16 34 (19.10%) Automation Testing
17 33 (18.54%) Aerospace
18 32 (17.98%) Test Management
19 31 (17.42%) Computer Science
20 30 (16.85%) UNIX
20 30 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
21 26 (14.61%) HP
22 25 (14.04%) Linux
23 24 (13.48%) Web Services
24 22 (12.36%) HP Quality Center

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 4 (2.25%) Drupal
2 2 (1.12%) CMS
3 1 (0.56%) IIS
3 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.56%) Kentico
Applications
1 21 (11.80%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.81%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (2.81%) MS Office
3 2 (1.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.74%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.06%) HTTPS
2 9 (5.06%) MVNO
3 7 (3.93%) Network Security
4 5 (2.81%) LTE
5 3 (1.69%) SNMP
5 3 (1.69%) Wireless
6 2 (1.12%) WiMAX
6 2 (1.12%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.12%) DNS
6 2 (1.12%) Firewall
6 2 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.12%) Internet
6 2 (1.12%) 3GPP
6 2 (1.12%) 4G
7 1 (0.56%) VoLTE
7 1 (0.56%) UMTS
7 1 (0.56%) VoIP
7 1 (0.56%) CDMA
7 1 (0.56%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (22.47%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.12%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.12%) MySQL
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (23.03%) Selenium
2 19 (10.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (10.67%) Visual Studio
3 14 (7.87%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (5.62%) WebDriver
5 9 (5.06%) LoadRunner
6 8 (4.49%) SoapUI
7 6 (3.37%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.69%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.69%) TestComplete
8 3 (1.69%) JIRA
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (1.12%) LabVIEW
9 2 (1.12%) NUnit
9 2 (1.12%) Moq
9 2 (1.12%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.56%) TestPartner
10 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.56%) Toad
General
1 69 (38.76%) Finance
2 47 (26.40%) Telecoms
3 40 (22.47%) Banking
4 35 (19.66%) Retail
5 33 (18.54%) Aerospace
6 11 (6.18%) Billing
7 9 (5.06%) Manufacturing
8 5 (2.81%) Automotive
8 5 (2.81%) Marketing
9 3 (1.69%) Games
10 1 (0.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 58 (32.58%) Analyst
2 49 (27.53%) Test Analyst
3 38 (21.35%) Tester
4 35 (19.66%) QA Engineer
5 33 (18.54%) Test Manager
6 24 (13.48%) Test Engineer
7 22 (12.36%) Consultant
7 22 (12.36%) Test Consultant
8 17 (9.55%) Software Engineer
8 17 (9.55%) Senior Analyst
9 16 (8.99%) Software Tester
10 15 (8.43%) Test Leader
11 14 (7.87%) Software Test Analyst
11 14 (7.87%) Automation Tester
12 12 (6.74%) Senior QA Engineer
13 11 (6.18%) Junior
14 10 (5.62%) Software Test Engineer
15 8 (4.49%) Senior Test Analyst
15 8 (4.49%) Senior Software Test Analyst
16 7 (3.93%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (21.35%) .NET
2 24 (13.48%) Web Services
3 6 (3.37%) REST
3 6 (3.37%) HTML
4 4 (2.25%) Gherkin
4 4 (2.25%) XML
4 4 (2.25%) LAMP
5 2 (1.12%) Ajax
5 2 (1.12%) Middleware
5 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.12%) SOAP
6 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.42%) Computer Science
2 30 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.49%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.93%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.37%) User Experience
6 4 (2.25%) Social Media
7 3 (1.69%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.69%) Xbox
8 2 (1.12%) New Media
8 2 (1.12%) Open Source
8 2 (1.12%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.12%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.56%) Physics
9 1 (0.56%) PMI
9 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 41 (23.03%) Windows
2 30 (16.85%) UNIX
3 25 (14.04%) Linux
4 3 (1.69%) AIX
4 3 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.12%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (46.63%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (42.13%) Scrum
3 37 (20.79%) Test Automation
4 35 (19.66%) Test Scripting
5 34 (19.10%) Automation Testing
6 32 (17.98%) Test Management
7 21 (11.80%) Automated Testing
8 14 (7.87%) Regression Testing
9 13 (7.30%) Validation
9 13 (7.30%) Test Strategy
10 12 (6.74%) Test Planning
10 12 (6.74%) Performance Testing
10 12 (6.74%) ITIL
11 11 (6.18%) CRM
12 9 (5.06%) Service Delivery
12 9 (5.06%) Agile Testing
13 8 (4.49%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (4.49%) People Management
13 8 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (4.49%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (36.52%) SQL
2 35 (19.66%) C#
3 6 (3.37%) Java
3 6 (3.37%) PHP
4 5 (2.81%) C
5 2 (1.12%) VB
5 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.12%) Perl
5 2 (1.12%) C++
5 2 (1.12%) COBOL
5 2 (1.12%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 85 (47.75%) ISEB
2 66 (37.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 59 (33.15%) ISTQB
4 38 (21.35%) Degree
5 4 (2.25%) AAT
5 4 (2.25%) HND
6 1 (0.56%) HNC
6 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (65.73%) QA
2 7 (3.93%) SLA
3 3 (1.69%) GAMP
System Software
1 3 (1.69%) Firmware
1 3 (1.69%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (12.36%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.12%) Iperf
Vendors
1 50 (28.09%) Microsoft
2 26 (14.61%) HP
3 7 (3.93%) VMware
4 6 (3.37%) Oracle
5 2 (1.12%) Huawei
6 1 (0.56%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.56%) BMC
6 1 (0.56%) Remedy
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Posted: Yesterday
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