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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 137 173 171
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 90 49 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.52% 0.87% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 1.14% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 48 42 56
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £59,000 £55,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,750 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +0.74%
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
4589 4299 4280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 77.61% 76.33% 76.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3058 3215 3522
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 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 22 September 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 +11 46 £33,000 -5.71% 9
Maidenhead -2 21 £40,000 -5.88%
Slough -1 7 £46,500 +9.41%
Bracknell -7 3 £33,000 +10.00%
Wokingham - 2 £25,000 - 1
Newbury +6 1 £37,500 +25.00%
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 118 (63.10%) ISEB
2 104 (55.61%) QA
3 89 (47.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 83 (44.39%) Telecoms
5 80 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
6 64 (34.22%) Finance
7 56 (29.95%) Retail
8 52 (27.81%) Test Planning
9 48 (25.67%) ISTQB
10 39 (20.86%) Java
11 33 (17.65%) Linux
12 32 (17.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 29 (15.51%) Billing
14 27 (14.44%) SQL
15 26 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
16 24 (12.83%) UNIX
17 23 (12.30%) ITIL
17 23 (12.30%) Microsoft
17 23 (12.30%) Degree
18 22 (11.76%) TCP/IP
18 22 (11.76%) Windows
18 22 (11.76%) SQL Server
19 20 (10.70%) MS Excel
20 19 (10.16%) Internet
20 19 (10.16%) 3G
20 19 (10.16%) HTML
20 19 (10.16%) XML
20 19 (10.16%) Automated Testing
21 18 (9.63%) Smartphone
21 18 (9.63%) Broadband

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 5 (2.67%) IIS
2 4 (2.14%) Apache
2 4 (2.14%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.14%) CMS
3 2 (1.07%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 20 (10.70%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.28%) MS Office
3 5 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (8.56%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 19 (10.16%) Internet
2 19 (10.16%) 3G
3 18 (9.63%) Broadband
4 16 (8.56%) Wireshark
5 14 (7.49%) DNS
6 13 (6.95%) LDAP
6 13 (6.95%) HTTP
6 13 (6.95%) SMS
6 13 (6.95%) SS7
6 13 (6.95%) ISUP
6 13 (6.95%) INAP
7 12 (6.42%) 4G
7 12 (6.42%) LTE
8 4 (2.14%) MVNO
8 4 (2.14%) Network Security
9 3 (1.60%) HTTPS
10 2 (1.07%) Wireless
11 1 (0.53%) BGP
11 1 (0.53%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.67%) MySQL
3 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (9.09%) Selenium
2 14 (7.49%) TestDirector
3 9 (4.81%) Visual Studio
4 8 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.67%) JMeter
5 5 (2.67%) JUnit
5 5 (2.67%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (2.67%) TestNG
5 5 (2.67%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.14%) TestComplete
7 2 (1.07%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.07%) Hudson
8 1 (0.53%) Subversion
8 1 (0.53%) JIRA
8 1 (0.53%) Selenium IDE
General
1 83 (44.39%) Telecoms
2 64 (34.22%) Finance
3 56 (29.95%) Retail
4 29 (15.51%) Billing
5 5 (2.67%) Avionics
6 4 (2.14%) Banking
7 3 (1.60%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.07%) Marketing
8 2 (1.07%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.07%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.07%) Electronics
8 2 (1.07%) Games
9 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 93 (49.73%) Analyst
2 71 (37.97%) Test Analyst
3 30 (16.04%) QA Analyst
4 29 (15.51%) Test Manager
5 26 (13.90%) Test Engineer
6 20 (10.70%) Tester
7 18 (9.63%) Consultant
8 17 (9.09%) Software Engineer
8 17 (9.09%) Programme Manager
8 17 (9.09%) Programme Test Manager
9 16 (8.56%) Junior
9 16 (8.56%) Software Tester
10 15 (8.02%) Test Consultant
11 14 (7.49%) Quality Analyst
11 14 (7.49%) Junior Analyst
11 14 (7.49%) Junior Test Analyst
11 14 (7.49%) Software Test Engineer
12 12 (6.42%) QA Test Analyst
13 11 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
14 9 (4.81%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.16%) HTML
1 19 (10.16%) XML
2 13 (6.95%) SOAP
2 13 (6.95%) Rendezvous
3 9 (4.81%) .NET
4 6 (3.21%) JSON
5 5 (2.67%) Middleware
5 5 (2.67%) XSLT
5 5 (2.67%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (2.14%) Web Services
7 2 (1.07%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.53%) LAMP
8 1 (0.53%) JSP
8 1 (0.53%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.53%) Ajax
8 1 (0.53%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.63%) Smartphone
3 17 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 13 (6.95%) IVR
4 13 (6.95%) Mobile App
5 9 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.14%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.14%) EPoS
7 2 (1.07%) Life Science
7 2 (1.07%) Firmware
7 2 (1.07%) DTV
8 1 (0.53%) Handset
8 1 (0.53%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.65%) Linux
2 24 (12.83%) UNIX
3 22 (11.76%) Windows
4 13 (6.95%) Solaris
4 13 (6.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.67%) Windows XP
5 5 (2.67%) Windows Vista
5 5 (2.67%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.14%) Mac OS
6 4 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.60%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.60%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.07%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (27.81%) Test Planning
3 32 (17.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 23 (12.30%) ITIL
5 19 (10.16%) Automated Testing
6 17 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 17 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 17 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 16 (8.56%) Programme Management
8 15 (8.02%) PRINCE2
8 15 (8.02%) Service Delivery
9 14 (7.49%) Risk Management
9 14 (7.49%) Scrum
10 13 (6.95%) CRM
10 13 (6.95%) V-Model
10 13 (6.95%) Test Automation
11 12 (6.42%) Test Management
12 11 (5.88%) Manual Testing
13 8 (4.28%) eTOM
13 8 (4.28%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 39 (20.86%) Java
2 27 (14.44%) SQL
3 16 (8.56%) Perl
4 11 (5.88%) C#
5 3 (1.60%) Python
6 2 (1.07%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.07%) Ruby
6 2 (1.07%) C
6 2 (1.07%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.53%) C++
7 1 (0.53%) VB
7 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 118 (63.10%) ISEB
2 89 (47.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 48 (25.67%) ISTQB
4 23 (12.30%) Degree
5 15 (8.02%) SC Cleared
5 15 (8.02%) Security Cleared
6 14 (7.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (55.61%) QA
2 11 (5.88%) SLA
3 10 (5.35%) GAMP
4 4 (2.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (6.95%) NFS
2 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.07%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.63%) TIBCO
3 15 (8.02%) HP
4 13 (6.95%) Red Hat
5 11 (5.88%) VMware
5 11 (5.88%) Oracle
6 9 (4.81%) Citrix
6 9 (4.81%) Redknee
7 6 (3.21%) Telerik
8 4 (2.14%) JBoss
8 4 (2.14%) FatWire
9 2 (1.07%) SAP
10 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.53%) Huawei
10 1 (0.53%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.53%) F5
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