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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 146 137 194
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +57
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 70 83 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.39% 1.52% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 2.01% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 53 38 23
Average salary £45,000 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,800 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
4069 4126 3826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.91% 75.58% 73.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2963 2942 2954
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -18 26 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Maidenhead 0 9 £40,000 +77.77% 1
Slough +4 8 £55,000 +18.27%
Wokingham - 8 £45,000 - 1
Newbury +3 2 £35,000 +7.69%
Windsor - 2 £48,750 -
Hungerford - 1 £35,000 -
Thatcham - 1 £29,000 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 108 (65.06%) QA
2 73 (43.98%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (37.35%) ISEB
4 60 (36.14%) SQL
5 56 (33.73%) ISTQB
6 54 (32.53%) Finance
7 53 (31.93%) Scrum
8 52 (31.33%) Selenium
9 49 (29.52%) Degree
9 49 (29.52%) .NET
10 47 (28.31%) C#
11 43 (25.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 42 (25.30%) Automation Testing
12 42 (25.30%) Test Automation
12 42 (25.30%) SQL Server
13 40 (24.10%) Microsoft
14 39 (23.49%) Test Scripting
15 37 (22.29%) Computer Science
16 34 (20.48%) Analytical Skills
17 32 (19.28%) Telecoms
17 32 (19.28%) Web Services
18 29 (17.47%) Windows
19 27 (16.27%) Banking
20 21 (12.65%) HP Quality Center
21 20 (12.05%) Team Foundation Server
21 20 (12.05%) Retail
21 20 (12.05%) HP
22 19 (11.45%) MS Excel
22 19 (11.45%) Visual Studio
23 18 (10.84%) Aerospace

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (1.81%) Tomcat
1 3 (1.81%) IIS
2 2 (1.20%) CMS
2 2 (1.20%) Drupal
3 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.60%) Kentico
Applications
1 19 (11.45%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.61%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.20%) MS Project
3 2 (1.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.41%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.60%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.81%) SaaS
2 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.42%) HTTPS
1 9 (5.42%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.61%) Network Security
3 3 (1.81%) LTE
3 3 (1.81%) Internet
4 2 (1.20%) DNS
4 2 (1.20%) Wireless
4 2 (1.20%) Firewall
5 1 (0.60%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.60%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.60%) 4G
5 1 (0.60%) MVNO
5 1 (0.60%) VoLTE
5 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.60%) RTCP
5 1 (0.60%) RTP
5 1 (0.60%) WiMAX
5 1 (0.60%) CDMA
5 1 (0.60%) GPRS
5 1 (0.60%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (25.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 52 (31.33%) Selenium
2 20 (12.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (11.45%) Visual Studio
4 17 (10.24%) WebDriver
5 13 (7.83%) QuickTest Pro
6 12 (7.23%) SoapUI
6 12 (7.23%) SpecFlow
7 8 (4.82%) LoadRunner
8 6 (3.61%) JIRA
9 2 (1.20%) LabVIEW
9 2 (1.20%) Subversion
9 2 (1.20%) Ranorex
9 2 (1.20%) RSpec
9 2 (1.20%) JBehave
9 2 (1.20%) Moq
9 2 (1.20%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.20%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.20%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (1.20%) NUnit
General
1 54 (32.53%) Finance
2 32 (19.28%) Telecoms
3 27 (16.27%) Banking
4 20 (12.05%) Retail
5 18 (10.84%) Aerospace
6 8 (4.82%) Billing
7 4 (2.41%) Games
8 3 (1.81%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.20%) Automotive
9 2 (1.20%) Marketing
10 1 (0.60%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 46 (27.71%) QA Engineer
2 45 (27.11%) Analyst
3 38 (22.89%) Test Analyst
4 29 (17.47%) Tester
5 19 (11.45%) Test Engineer
5 19 (11.45%) Test Manager
5 19 (11.45%) Test Leader
6 17 (10.24%) Senior QA Engineer
7 15 (9.04%) Senior Analyst
8 12 (7.23%) Software Engineer
9 11 (6.63%) Automation Tester
9 11 (6.63%) Software Test Analyst
9 11 (6.63%) Consultant
10 10 (6.02%) Lead Test Analyst
11 9 (5.42%) QA Analyst
11 9 (5.42%) Test Consultant
11 9 (5.42%) Senior Test Analyst
11 9 (5.42%) Software Tester
11 9 (5.42%) Developer
12 8 (4.82%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (29.52%) .NET
2 32 (19.28%) Web Services
3 11 (6.63%) REST
4 8 (4.82%) .NET Framework
5 7 (4.22%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.01%) LINQ
6 5 (3.01%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (3.01%) Entity Framework
6 5 (3.01%) LINQ to SQL
6 5 (3.01%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (3.01%) HTML
7 4 (2.41%) Ajax
8 3 (1.81%) RESTful
9 2 (1.20%) CSS
9 2 (1.20%) LAMP
9 2 (1.20%) Middleware
9 2 (1.20%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.60%) SOAP
10 1 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (22.29%) Computer Science
2 34 (20.48%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.63%) User Experience
4 9 (5.42%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.82%) PMI
6 4 (2.41%) Xbox
6 4 (2.41%) Social Media
6 4 (2.41%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.81%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.81%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.81%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.20%) New Media
8 2 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.20%) Open Source
9 1 (0.60%) Physics
9 1 (0.60%) iPhone
9 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 29 (17.47%) Windows
2 16 (9.64%) UNIX
3 14 (8.43%) Linux
4 5 (3.01%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.41%) Android
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (43.98%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (31.93%) Scrum
3 42 (25.30%) Automation Testing
3 42 (25.30%) Test Automation
4 39 (23.49%) Test Scripting
5 17 (10.24%) Automated Testing
6 16 (9.64%) Test Management
7 15 (9.04%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (8.43%) Software Engineering
9 11 (6.63%) SOA
10 10 (6.02%) Validation
10 10 (6.02%) Performance Testing
10 10 (6.02%) Test Strategy
11 9 (5.42%) Project Management
12 8 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (4.82%) PRINCE
12 8 (4.82%) PRINCE2
12 8 (4.82%) Six Sigma
12 8 (4.82%) Regression Testing
12 8 (4.82%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 60 (36.14%) SQL
2 47 (28.31%) C#
3 11 (6.63%) Java
4 7 (4.22%) C
5 5 (3.01%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.01%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.41%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.41%) C++
6 4 (2.41%) PHP
7 3 (1.81%) Python
7 3 (1.81%) VB
8 2 (1.20%) COBOL
8 2 (1.20%) Perl
8 2 (1.20%) VBScript
8 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (37.35%) ISEB
2 56 (33.73%) ISTQB
3 49 (29.52%) Degree
4 43 (25.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (4.82%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.41%) HND
6 4 (2.41%) AAT
7 1 (0.60%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.60%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (65.06%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.81%) Firmware
2 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (12.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.60%) Iperf
Vendors
1 40 (24.10%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.05%) HP
3 5 (3.01%) Oracle
4 1 (0.60%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.60%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.60%) Remedy
4 1 (0.60%) BMC
Reading, Berkshire
ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £60k base with an £80k OTE Plus Car Allowance, Health, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum GBP 35 - 45K +Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ISL (Incite Solutions Ltd)
Salary: Home Working
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Home Working
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bens and car allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago