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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 157 147 212
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +65
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 74 80 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.34% 1.39% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.82% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 60 50 15
Average salary £45,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
4460 4394 4007
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.89% 76.28% 73.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3190 3142 3035
Average salary £53,500 £49,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.18% +8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(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 -2 31 £46,500 +12.72% 2
Wokingham - 8 £45,000 -
Slough +2 5 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Maidenhead -6 5 £60,000 +69.01% 4
Newbury +7 3 £35,000 -
Hungerford - 3 £33,000 -
Windsor - 2 £48,750 - 1
Bracknell +7 1 £40,000 -15.78%
Thatcham - 1 £29,000 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (68.82%) QA
2 80 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (42.94%) ISEB
4 64 (37.65%) SQL
5 62 (36.47%) Scrum
6 60 (35.29%) ISTQB
7 59 (34.71%) Finance
8 49 (28.82%) Selenium
9 48 (28.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 47 (27.65%) Microsoft
11 45 (26.47%) .NET
11 45 (26.47%) Degree
12 44 (25.88%) Test Automation
13 43 (25.29%) Test Scripting
13 43 (25.29%) SQL Server
14 39 (22.94%) C#
15 38 (22.35%) Computer Science
15 38 (22.35%) Automation Testing
16 37 (21.76%) Analytical Skills
16 37 (21.76%) Telecoms
17 36 (21.18%) Windows
18 30 (17.65%) Banking
19 29 (17.06%) Web Services
20 27 (15.88%) HP
21 25 (14.71%) UNIX
22 24 (14.12%) Retail
23 23 (13.53%) HP Quality Center
24 22 (12.94%) MS Excel
25 21 (12.35%) Aerospace
25 21 (12.35%) Test Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (1.76%) IIS
1 3 (1.76%) Tomcat
1 3 (1.76%) CMS
2 2 (1.18%) Drupal
3 1 (0.59%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.59%) Kentico
Applications
1 22 (12.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.53%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.94%) MS Office
4 2 (1.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.76%) SaaS
2 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.65%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.29%) HTTPS
3 7 (4.12%) Network Security
4 5 (2.94%) LTE
5 4 (2.35%) MVNO
6 3 (1.76%) SNMP
6 3 (1.76%) Internet
6 3 (1.76%) DNS
6 3 (1.76%) Firewall
6 3 (1.76%) Wireless
7 2 (1.18%) WiMAX
7 2 (1.18%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.18%) 3GPP
7 2 (1.18%) 4G
8 1 (0.59%) VoLTE
8 1 (0.59%) UMTS
8 1 (0.59%) VoIP
8 1 (0.59%) CDMA
8 1 (0.59%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (25.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.18%) MySQL
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 49 (28.82%) Selenium
2 19 (11.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (11.18%) Visual Studio
3 16 (9.41%) WebDriver
4 14 (8.24%) QuickTest Pro
5 11 (6.47%) SoapUI
5 11 (6.47%) SpecFlow
6 8 (4.71%) LoadRunner
7 6 (3.53%) JIRA
8 3 (1.76%) NUnit
8 3 (1.76%) TestComplete
8 3 (1.76%) Moq
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (1.18%) LabVIEW
9 2 (1.18%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.59%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.59%) Toad
10 1 (0.59%) TestPartner
10 1 (0.59%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.59%) eggPlant
General
1 59 (34.71%) Finance
2 37 (21.76%) Telecoms
3 30 (17.65%) Banking
4 24 (14.12%) Retail
5 21 (12.35%) Aerospace
6 7 (4.12%) Billing
7 5 (2.94%) Automotive
7 5 (2.94%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.94%) Marketing
8 4 (2.35%) Games
9 1 (0.59%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 49 (28.82%) Analyst
2 45 (26.47%) QA Engineer
3 40 (23.53%) Test Analyst
4 32 (18.82%) Tester
5 24 (14.12%) Test Engineer
6 23 (13.53%) Test Manager
7 17 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
7 17 (10.00%) Test Leader
8 16 (9.41%) Senior QA Engineer
9 14 (8.24%) Software Engineer
10 12 (7.06%) Consultant
10 12 (7.06%) Software Tester
10 12 (7.06%) Test Consultant
10 12 (7.06%) Automation Tester
11 11 (6.47%) Software Test Analyst
12 10 (5.88%) QA Analyst
13 9 (5.29%) Senior Test Analyst
14 8 (4.71%) Senior Software Test Analyst
15 7 (4.12%) Lead Test Analyst
15 7 (4.12%) Senior QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (26.47%) .NET
2 29 (17.06%) Web Services
3 10 (5.88%) REST
4 7 (4.12%) HTML
5 4 (2.35%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.35%) XML
5 4 (2.35%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.76%) RESTful
6 3 (1.76%) Ajax
7 2 (1.18%) Middleware
7 2 (1.18%) LAMP
7 2 (1.18%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.59%) LINQ
8 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.59%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.59%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (0.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (22.35%) Computer Science
2 37 (21.76%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.88%) User Experience
4 8 (4.71%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.94%) PMI
6 4 (2.35%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.35%) Social Media
6 4 (2.35%) Xbox
7 3 (1.76%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.76%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.76%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.76%) Open Source
8 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.18%) New Media
9 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.59%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.59%) Physics
9 1 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 36 (21.18%) Windows
2 25 (14.71%) UNIX
3 20 (11.76%) Linux
4 4 (2.35%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.76%) Android
5 3 (1.76%) AIX
6 1 (0.59%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (36.47%) Scrum
3 44 (25.88%) Test Automation
4 43 (25.29%) Test Scripting
5 38 (22.35%) Automation Testing
6 21 (12.35%) Test Management
7 19 (11.18%) Automated Testing
8 12 (7.06%) Validation
8 12 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (7.06%) Test Strategy
9 11 (6.47%) Performance Testing
10 10 (5.88%) SOA
10 10 (5.88%) Regression Testing
10 10 (5.88%) Agile Testing
11 9 (5.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (5.29%) Software Engineering
12 8 (4.71%) Release Management
12 8 (4.71%) CRM
12 8 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (4.71%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (37.65%) SQL
2 39 (22.94%) C#
3 8 (4.71%) Java
4 5 (2.94%) C
5 4 (2.35%) PHP
6 3 (1.76%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.76%) Perl
6 3 (1.76%) VB
7 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.18%) C++
7 2 (1.18%) COBOL
8 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.59%) VBScript
8 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 73 (42.94%) ISEB
2 60 (35.29%) ISTQB
3 48 (28.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 45 (26.47%) Degree
5 5 (2.94%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.35%) HND
6 4 (2.35%) AAT
7 1 (0.59%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (68.82%) QA
2 2 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.76%) Firmware
1 3 (1.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (13.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.18%) Iperf
Vendors
1 47 (27.65%) Microsoft
2 27 (15.88%) HP
3 6 (3.53%) Oracle
4 2 (1.18%) VMware
5 1 (0.59%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.59%) BMC
5 1 (0.59%) Remedy
Maidenhead, Berkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + great benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £70k, Health Care, Life Cover, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Flexible on Salary and Level
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £60k base with an £80k OTE Plus Car Allowance, Health, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Sogeti
Salary: Excellent salary + flexible benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CISCO SYSTEMS LTD
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Windsor
The People Network
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago