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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 135 185 177
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 95 48 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.65% 0.83% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 1.05% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 57 25 44
Average salary £40,000 £48,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.52% +25.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,100 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
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
4594 4565 4149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.84% 78.94% 77.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3161 3311 3374
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 December 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 24 December 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
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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 +32 43 £42,500 -14.14% 1
Bracknell - 18 £55,000 - 1
Maidenhead +9 10 £34,000 -28.42%
Newbury +8 8 £26,500 +19.10%
Slough -8 2 £35,000 -30.00%
Windsor -16 1 £45,000 -7.21%
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 107 (57.22%) QA
2 103 (55.08%) ISEB
3 94 (50.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 80 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (41.71%) Telecoms
5 78 (41.71%) Finance
6 58 (31.02%) Scrum
7 55 (29.41%) ISTQB
8 53 (28.34%) SQL
9 46 (24.60%) Retail
10 40 (21.39%) Microsoft
11 39 (20.86%) Windows
12 34 (18.18%) Linux
13 33 (17.65%) Test Management
14 32 (17.11%) Banking
14 32 (17.11%) Test Planning
15 30 (16.04%) SQL Server
15 30 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
16 27 (14.44%) Billing
16 27 (14.44%) Selenium
17 26 (13.90%) Aerospace
17 26 (13.90%) Test Scripting
18 25 (13.37%) Degree
19 24 (12.83%) UNIX
20 23 (12.30%) CRM
20 23 (12.30%) Test Automation
21 22 (11.76%) Java
22 21 (11.23%) C#
22 21 (11.23%) Service Delivery
23 20 (10.70%) .NET

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (1.60%) Drupal
2 1 (0.53%) IIS
2 1 (0.53%) CMS
2 1 (0.53%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 14 (7.49%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.74%) MS Office
3 2 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) MS Project
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.81%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.56%) Internet
2 14 (7.49%) 3G
2 14 (7.49%) Broadband
3 13 (6.95%) TCP/IP
3 13 (6.95%) MVNO
4 7 (3.74%) LTE
5 6 (3.21%) Wireshark
6 5 (2.67%) DNS
6 5 (2.67%) 4G
7 4 (2.14%) LDAP
7 4 (2.14%) Network Security
7 4 (2.14%) SMS
7 4 (2.14%) HTTP
7 4 (2.14%) SS7
7 4 (2.14%) ISUP
7 4 (2.14%) INAP
8 3 (1.60%) SNMP
8 3 (1.60%) Wireless
8 3 (1.60%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.60%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.53%) MySQL
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (14.44%) Selenium
2 10 (5.35%) Visual Studio
3 9 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (3.74%) TestDirector
5 6 (3.21%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (2.14%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.60%) TestComplete
8 2 (1.07%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.07%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.53%) JMeter
9 1 (0.53%) NUnit
9 1 (0.53%) Subversion
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.53%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.53%) Hudson
9 1 (0.53%) TestNG
9 1 (0.53%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.53%) Moq
General
1 78 (41.71%) Telecoms
1 78 (41.71%) Finance
2 46 (24.60%) Retail
3 32 (17.11%) Banking
4 27 (14.44%) Billing
5 26 (13.90%) Aerospace
6 9 (4.81%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.14%) Marketing
8 3 (1.60%) Automotive
9 1 (0.53%) Legal
9 1 (0.53%) Avionics
9 1 (0.53%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 85 (45.45%) Analyst
2 65 (34.76%) Test Analyst
3 34 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 32 (17.11%) Tester
5 31 (16.58%) Test Engineer
6 29 (15.51%) Consultant
7 28 (14.97%) QA Analyst
8 26 (13.90%) Test Consultant
9 24 (12.83%) Software Engineer
10 22 (11.76%) QA Engineer
10 22 (11.76%) Software Tester
11 17 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
12 14 (7.49%) Software Test Analyst
13 11 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
14 10 (5.35%) Quality Analyst
15 9 (4.81%) Junior
16 8 (4.28%) Management Consultant
17 7 (3.74%) Quality Engineer
17 7 (3.74%) Senior Analyst
18 6 (3.21%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.70%) .NET
2 19 (10.16%) HTML
3 18 (9.63%) Web Services
4 9 (4.81%) XML
5 5 (2.67%) SOAP
6 4 (2.14%) Rendezvous
6 4 (2.14%) LAMP
7 3 (1.60%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.07%) JSON
8 2 (1.07%) Ajax
9 1 (0.53%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.53%) HTML5
9 1 (0.53%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.53%) Middleware
9 1 (0.53%) XSLT
9 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.53%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.56%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (7.49%) Smartphone
4 12 (6.42%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.14%) IVR
5 4 (2.14%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.60%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.07%) Life Science
8 1 (0.53%) Open Source
8 1 (0.53%) EPoS
8 1 (0.53%) DTV
8 1 (0.53%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 39 (20.86%) Windows
2 34 (18.18%) Linux
3 24 (12.83%) UNIX
4 4 (2.14%) Solaris
4 4 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.60%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.60%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.60%) AIX
6 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (31.02%) Scrum
3 33 (17.65%) Test Management
4 32 (17.11%) Test Planning
5 26 (13.90%) Test Scripting
6 23 (12.30%) Test Automation
6 23 (12.30%) CRM
7 21 (11.23%) Service Delivery
8 17 (9.09%) ITIL
8 17 (9.09%) Automated Testing
9 15 (8.02%) eTOM
9 15 (8.02%) Service Management
9 15 (8.02%) Automation Testing
10 13 (6.95%) V-Model
11 12 (6.42%) Regression Testing
11 12 (6.42%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (4.81%) Performance Testing
12 9 (4.81%) Software Engineering
12 9 (4.81%) Test Strategy
13 8 (4.28%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 53 (28.34%) SQL
2 22 (11.76%) Java
3 21 (11.23%) C#
4 6 (3.21%) Perl
5 3 (1.60%) PHP
6 2 (1.07%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.07%) Python
6 2 (1.07%) Ruby
7 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.53%) C
7 1 (0.53%) C++
7 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 103 (55.08%) ISEB
2 94 (50.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 55 (29.41%) ISTQB
4 25 (13.37%) Degree
5 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (57.22%) QA
2 18 (9.63%) SLA
3 13 (6.95%) GAMP
4 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.14%) NFS
2 3 (1.60%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 40 (21.39%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.16%) HP
3 18 (9.63%) VMware
4 8 (4.28%) Oracle
5 5 (2.67%) TIBCO
6 4 (2.14%) Redknee
6 4 (2.14%) Citrix
6 4 (2.14%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.60%) Huawei
8 1 (0.53%) SAP
8 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
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