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

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 135 189 164
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -25
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 96 43 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.64% 0.71% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 0.91% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 44 24 51
Average salary £34,500 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £59,000 £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
4636 4706 4204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.42% 78.22% 77.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3102 3498 3394
Average salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.01% +4.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 25 November 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 25 November 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
(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 +40 55 £35,000 -36.36% 3
Maidenhead +5 15 £37,500 -25.00%
Newbury - 6 £26,500 -
Bracknell - 2 £36,500 - 1
Slough -9 1 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Windsor -19 1 £45,000 -7.21% 1
Wokingham - 1 £25,000 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 110 (59.14%) ISEB
2 98 (52.69%) QA
3 86 (46.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 80 (43.01%) Telecoms
5 75 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (34.95%) Finance
7 54 (29.03%) Retail
8 50 (26.88%) SQL
9 42 (22.58%) ISTQB
10 39 (20.97%) Test Planning
10 39 (20.97%) Scrum
11 36 (19.35%) Linux
12 32 (17.20%) Analytical Skills
13 31 (16.67%) Test Management
14 28 (15.05%) Windows
14 28 (15.05%) Billing
14 28 (15.05%) Banking
15 24 (12.90%) Test Scripting
15 24 (12.90%) Degree
15 24 (12.90%) UNIX
15 24 (12.90%) Microsoft
16 23 (12.37%) CRM
16 23 (12.37%) Java
16 23 (12.37%) Service Delivery
17 22 (11.83%) Aerospace
18 21 (11.29%) ITIL
19 20 (10.75%) HTML
19 20 (10.75%) Automated Testing
20 18 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
20 18 (9.68%) VMware

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (1.61%) IIS
1 3 (1.61%) CMS
1 3 (1.61%) Drupal
2 2 (1.08%) JBoss
2 2 (1.08%) Apache
2 2 (1.08%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.54%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.84%) MS Office
3 3 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.30%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.14%) Internet
2 15 (8.06%) 3G
2 15 (8.06%) Broadband
3 13 (6.99%) TCP/IP
4 12 (6.45%) MVNO
5 7 (3.76%) Wireshark
6 6 (3.23%) DNS
7 5 (2.69%) LTE
7 5 (2.69%) SMS
7 5 (2.69%) HTTP
7 5 (2.69%) SS7
7 5 (2.69%) ISUP
7 5 (2.69%) INAP
7 5 (2.69%) LDAP
8 4 (2.15%) 4G
8 4 (2.15%) Network Security
9 3 (1.61%) Wireless
10 2 (1.08%) SNMP
11 1 (0.54%) 3GPP
11 1 (0.54%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.61%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.54%) MySQL
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (8.06%) Selenium
2 9 (4.84%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (3.23%) TestDirector
5 5 (2.69%) TestComplete
6 4 (2.15%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (2.15%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (1.08%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.54%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (0.54%) Hudson
9 1 (0.54%) JUnit
9 1 (0.54%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.54%) JMeter
9 1 (0.54%) NUnit
9 1 (0.54%) Subversion
9 1 (0.54%) TestNG
9 1 (0.54%) Moq
General
1 80 (43.01%) Telecoms
2 65 (34.95%) Finance
3 54 (29.03%) Retail
4 28 (15.05%) Billing
4 28 (15.05%) Banking
5 22 (11.83%) Aerospace
6 7 (3.76%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.15%) Marketing
8 3 (1.61%) Avionics
8 3 (1.61%) Automotive
9 1 (0.54%) Legal
9 1 (0.54%) Games
9 1 (0.54%) Electronics
9 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 85 (45.70%) Analyst
2 64 (34.41%) Test Analyst
3 37 (19.89%) Test Manager
4 33 (17.74%) Consultant
5 30 (16.13%) Tester
5 30 (16.13%) Test Consultant
6 29 (15.59%) Test Engineer
7 27 (14.52%) QA Analyst
8 21 (11.29%) Software Tester
9 20 (10.75%) Software Engineer
10 17 (9.14%) Software Test Engineer
11 13 (6.99%) Software Test Analyst
12 12 (6.45%) Junior
13 11 (5.91%) Quality Analyst
13 11 (5.91%) QA Test Analyst
14 8 (4.30%) Programme Test Manager
14 8 (4.30%) Management Consultant
14 8 (4.30%) Programme Manager
15 7 (3.76%) QA Engineer
16 6 (3.23%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.75%) HTML
2 10 (5.38%) XML
3 9 (4.84%) .NET
4 6 (3.23%) SOAP
5 5 (2.69%) Web Services
5 5 (2.69%) Rendezvous
6 4 (2.15%) LAMP
7 3 (1.61%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.08%) Ajax
8 2 (1.08%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.08%) JSON
9 1 (0.54%) HTML5
9 1 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.54%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.54%) Middleware
9 1 (0.54%) XSLT
9 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.54%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.20%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.60%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (8.06%) Smartphone
4 11 (5.91%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.69%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.69%) IVR
5 5 (2.69%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.15%) EPoS
7 2 (1.08%) Life Science
8 1 (0.54%) Open Source
8 1 (0.54%) DTV
8 1 (0.54%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 36 (19.35%) Linux
2 28 (15.05%) Windows
3 24 (12.90%) UNIX
4 5 (2.69%) Solaris
4 5 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.69%) Mac OS
4 5 (2.69%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.61%) AIX
5 3 (1.61%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (20.97%) Scrum
2 39 (20.97%) Test Planning
3 31 (16.67%) Test Management
4 24 (12.90%) Test Scripting
5 23 (12.37%) CRM
5 23 (12.37%) Service Delivery
6 21 (11.29%) ITIL
7 20 (10.75%) Automated Testing
8 18 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (8.06%) eTOM
9 15 (8.06%) Service Management
9 15 (8.06%) Test Automation
10 13 (6.99%) V-Model
11 12 (6.45%) Test Strategy
12 11 (5.91%) Regression Testing
13 10 (5.38%) Integration Testing
14 8 (4.30%) Performance Testing
15 7 (3.76%) Project Management
16 6 (3.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 50 (26.88%) SQL
2 23 (12.37%) Java
3 11 (5.91%) C#
4 7 (3.76%) Perl
5 3 (1.61%) PHP
6 2 (1.08%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.08%) Python
6 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.08%) Ruby
7 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.54%) C
7 1 (0.54%) C++
7 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 110 (59.14%) ISEB
2 86 (46.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 42 (22.58%) ISTQB
4 24 (12.90%) Degree
5 6 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.23%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (52.69%) QA
2 18 (9.68%) SLA
3 13 (6.99%) GAMP
4 4 (2.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (2.69%) NFS
2 2 (1.08%) Firmware
2 2 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.08%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (5.91%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.68%) VMware
3 12 (6.45%) HP
4 11 (5.91%) Oracle
5 6 (3.23%) TIBCO
6 5 (2.69%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.15%) Citrix
7 4 (2.15%) Redknee
8 3 (1.61%) Huawei
9 2 (1.08%) FatWire
10 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.54%) SAP
Reading
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + +Great Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Berkshire
Zetman
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading
Hudson - London
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Life Ins
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
HiFX Europe Limited
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Hungerford
Blue Town Online
Salary: Competitive DOE
Posted: 20 days ago
Hungerford
Blue Town Online
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago