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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 161 125 175
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +50
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 48 89 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.96% 1.59% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 2.06% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 40 47 45
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £23,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £77,900
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
4016 4321 4205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.61% 77.04% 75.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2993 2911 3250
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -11 31 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Maidenhead -12 3 £40,000 - 1
Slough -12 3 £55,000 +18.27%
Wokingham -9 2 £45,000 +80.00%
Newbury - 1 £31,000 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 73 (58.40%) QA
2 53 (42.40%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (42.40%) SQL
3 46 (36.80%) Degree
4 43 (34.40%) ISEB
5 39 (31.20%) ISTQB
6 36 (28.80%) Test Scripting
7 34 (27.20%) .NET
8 33 (26.40%) C#
8 33 (26.40%) Test Automation
9 32 (25.60%) Selenium
10 29 (23.20%) Analytical Skills
11 28 (22.40%) Scrum
11 28 (22.40%) Computer Science
12 27 (21.60%) SQL Server
13 24 (19.20%) Telecoms
13 24 (19.20%) Finance
14 23 (18.40%) Automation Testing
15 19 (15.20%) Microsoft
16 18 (14.40%) Team Foundation Server
16 18 (14.40%) Banking
16 18 (14.40%) Visual Studio
17 16 (12.80%) Web Services
17 16 (12.80%) Java
17 16 (12.80%) WebDriver
18 15 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
18 15 (12.00%) MS Excel
18 15 (12.00%) SDLC
19 14 (11.20%) Windows
19 14 (11.20%) Software Engineering

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (3.20%) IIS
1 4 (3.20%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.80%) CMS
2 1 (0.80%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.80%) Kentico
Applications
1 15 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.20%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.80%) MS Project
3 1 (0.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) CSG Singleview
2 2 (1.60%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.80%) SaaS
2 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.40%) HTTPS
2 5 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.00%) Internet
3 2 (1.60%) SMTP
3 2 (1.60%) HTTP
3 2 (1.60%) SSL
4 1 (0.80%) SNMP
4 1 (0.80%) DNS
4 1 (0.80%) CDMA
4 1 (0.80%) GPRS
4 1 (0.80%) GSM
4 1 (0.80%) UMTS
4 1 (0.80%) VoIP
4 1 (0.80%) RTCP
4 1 (0.80%) RTP
4 1 (0.80%) Firewall
4 1 (0.80%) Wireless
4 1 (0.80%) Network Security
4 1 (0.80%) LTE
4 1 (0.80%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.60%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.60%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.60%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.60%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (25.60%) Selenium
2 18 (14.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (14.40%) Visual Studio
3 16 (12.80%) WebDriver
4 13 (10.40%) SoapUI
5 10 (8.00%) SpecFlow
6 8 (6.40%) HP UFT
7 7 (5.60%) JIRA
8 4 (3.20%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.40%) TestDirector
9 3 (2.40%) QADirector
10 2 (1.60%) Subversion
10 2 (1.60%) RSpec
10 2 (1.60%) JBehave
10 2 (1.60%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.60%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.60%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.60%) Ranorex
11 1 (0.80%) eggPlant
11 1 (0.80%) TestLink
General
1 24 (19.20%) Telecoms
1 24 (19.20%) Finance
2 18 (14.40%) Banking
3 7 (5.60%) Billing
4 6 (4.80%) Retail
5 5 (4.00%) Aerospace
6 4 (3.20%) Games
7 2 (1.60%) Automotive
8 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.80%) Electronics
8 1 (0.80%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (23.20%) Analyst
2 26 (20.80%) Test Analyst
2 26 (20.80%) QA Engineer
3 22 (17.60%) Tester
4 19 (15.20%) Test Leader
5 18 (14.40%) Test Manager
6 14 (11.20%) Developer
7 11 (8.80%) Senior QA Engineer
8 9 (7.20%) Software Manager
8 9 (7.20%) Software Test Manager
9 8 (6.40%) Project Manager
9 8 (6.40%) Consultant
9 8 (6.40%) Technical Project Manager
9 8 (6.40%) .NET Developer
9 8 (6.40%) C# Developer
9 8 (6.40%) Test Engineer
9 8 (6.40%) VB.NET Developer
9 8 (6.40%) Software Tester
9 8 (6.40%) Technical Manager
9 8 (6.40%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (27.20%) .NET
2 16 (12.80%) Web Services
3 14 (11.20%) .NET Framework
4 12 (9.60%) REST
5 9 (7.20%) ASP.NET
6 8 (6.40%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (6.40%) Entity Framework
6 8 (6.40%) LINQ to SQL
6 8 (6.40%) LINQ
7 7 (5.60%) HTML
8 6 (4.80%) Ajax
9 5 (4.00%) CSS
10 4 (3.20%) SOAP
10 4 (3.20%) XML
10 4 (3.20%) RESTful
11 3 (2.40%) XSL
12 2 (1.60%) Middleware
13 1 (0.80%) OpenGL
13 1 (0.80%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.20%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (22.40%) Computer Science
3 10 (8.00%) User Experience
4 8 (6.40%) PMI
5 6 (4.80%) Mobile App
6 5 (4.00%) Mathematics
7 4 (3.20%) Xbox
7 4 (3.20%) Data Structures
7 4 (3.20%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.20%) Social Media
8 3 (2.40%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.80%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.80%) Physics
9 1 (0.80%) iPhone
9 1 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.80%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.80%) DTV
9 1 (0.80%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.20%) Windows
2 11 (8.80%) Linux
3 7 (5.60%) UNIX
4 6 (4.80%) Apple iOS
5 5 (4.00%) Android
6 1 (0.80%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (42.40%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (28.80%) Test Scripting
3 33 (26.40%) Test Automation
4 28 (22.40%) Scrum
5 23 (18.40%) Automation Testing
6 15 (12.00%) SDLC
6 15 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (11.20%) Software Engineering
8 13 (10.40%) Automated Testing
9 11 (8.80%) Manual Testing
9 11 (8.80%) Test Management
10 10 (8.00%) Test Strategy
11 9 (7.20%) API Testing
11 9 (7.20%) PRINCE2
11 9 (7.20%) SOA
11 9 (7.20%) Project Management
11 9 (7.20%) Regression Testing
12 8 (6.40%) MVC
12 8 (6.40%) PRINCE
12 8 (6.40%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 53 (42.40%) SQL
2 33 (26.40%) C#
3 16 (12.80%) Java
4 9 (7.20%) VB.NET
5 8 (6.40%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.60%) C
6 7 (5.60%) C++
7 6 (4.80%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.20%) Python
9 3 (2.40%) VB
9 3 (2.40%) PHP
10 2 (1.60%) VBScript
10 2 (1.60%) Perl
10 2 (1.60%) COBOL
10 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.80%) Ruby
11 1 (0.80%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 46 (36.80%) Degree
2 43 (34.40%) ISEB
3 39 (31.20%) ISTQB
4 12 (9.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (6.40%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.40%) HND
6 3 (2.40%) AAT
7 2 (1.60%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (58.40%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (9.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (15.20%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.20%) HP
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle
4 2 (1.60%) SAP
4 2 (1.60%) Websense
5 1 (0.80%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.80%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.80%) BMC
5 1 (0.80%) Remedy
Reading, Berkshire
Tiro Partners
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Concur Technologies
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Reading
The People Network
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago