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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 160 126 186
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +60
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 58 88 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.15% 1.61% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 2.09% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 44 41 35
Average salary £41,250 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.94% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,450 £23,500 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
4146 4218 3996
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 81.90% 76.94% 74.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3045 2912 3142
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £73,400
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 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 3 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
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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 -28 25 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Maidenhead -5 7 £40,000 -
Slough -12 4 £55,000 +15.78%
Wokingham - 4 £45,000 -
Windsor - 2 £48,750 -
Newbury - 2 £31,000 -
Thatcham - 1 £29,000 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 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 83 (56.85%) QA
2 58 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (39.73%) SQL
3 52 (35.62%) ISEB
4 50 (34.25%) Degree
5 41 (28.08%) Test Scripting
6 40 (27.40%) ISTQB
7 39 (26.71%) .NET
8 38 (26.03%) Selenium
9 37 (25.34%) C#
10 34 (23.29%) Test Automation
11 33 (22.60%) Scrum
12 32 (21.92%) Analytical Skills
13 31 (21.23%) Finance
13 31 (21.23%) Automation Testing
13 31 (21.23%) Computer Science
14 28 (19.18%) Telecoms
15 25 (17.12%) SQL Server
16 22 (15.07%) Banking
17 21 (14.38%) Microsoft
18 20 (13.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 19 (13.01%) Team Foundation Server
20 18 (12.33%) WebDriver
20 18 (12.33%) Visual Studio
21 17 (11.64%) Web Services
21 17 (11.64%) HP Quality Center
21 17 (11.64%) Continuous Integration
22 16 (10.96%) Automated Testing
22 16 (10.96%) MS Excel
22 16 (10.96%) SDLC

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 3 (2.05%) IIS
1 3 (2.05%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.37%) CMS
2 2 (1.37%) Drupal
3 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.68%) Kentico
Applications
1 16 (10.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.42%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.37%) MS Project
3 2 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.74%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.68%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.42%) SaaS
2 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.48%) HTTPS
2 7 (4.79%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.74%) Internet
4 3 (2.05%) Network Security
5 2 (1.37%) Firewall
5 2 (1.37%) SSL
5 2 (1.37%) DNS
5 2 (1.37%) SMTP
5 2 (1.37%) HTTP
6 1 (0.68%) CDMA
6 1 (0.68%) GPRS
6 1 (0.68%) GSM
6 1 (0.68%) UMTS
6 1 (0.68%) VoIP
6 1 (0.68%) RTCP
6 1 (0.68%) RTP
6 1 (0.68%) Wireless
6 1 (0.68%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.68%) LTE
6 1 (0.68%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.37%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.37%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.37%) MySQL
2 2 (1.37%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (26.03%) Selenium
2 19 (13.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (12.33%) WebDriver
3 18 (12.33%) Visual Studio
4 13 (8.90%) SoapUI
5 12 (8.22%) SpecFlow
5 12 (8.22%) HP UFT
6 7 (4.79%) LoadRunner
6 7 (4.79%) JIRA
7 2 (1.37%) TestComplete
7 2 (1.37%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.37%) Moq
7 2 (1.37%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.37%) RSpec
7 2 (1.37%) JBehave
7 2 (1.37%) LabVIEW
7 2 (1.37%) NUnit
7 2 (1.37%) Subversion
7 2 (1.37%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.68%) eggPlant
General
1 31 (21.23%) Finance
2 28 (19.18%) Telecoms
3 22 (15.07%) Banking
4 13 (8.90%) Retail
5 11 (7.53%) Aerospace
6 7 (4.79%) Billing
7 4 (2.74%) Games
8 2 (1.37%) Marketing
8 2 (1.37%) Automotive
9 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.68%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 36 (24.66%) Analyst
2 31 (21.23%) Test Analyst
3 30 (20.55%) QA Engineer
4 29 (19.86%) Tester
5 20 (13.70%) Test Manager
6 19 (13.01%) Test Leader
7 13 (8.90%) Senior QA Engineer
7 13 (8.90%) Test Engineer
7 13 (8.90%) Developer
8 11 (7.53%) Senior Analyst
8 11 (7.53%) Automation Tester
9 10 (6.85%) Consultant
10 8 (5.48%) Technical Project Manager
10 8 (5.48%) Project Manager
10 8 (5.48%) Software Tester
10 8 (5.48%) .NET Developer
10 8 (5.48%) C# Developer
10 8 (5.48%) VB.NET Developer
10 8 (5.48%) Technical Manager
10 8 (5.48%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (26.71%) .NET
2 17 (11.64%) Web Services
3 12 (8.22%) .NET Framework
3 12 (8.22%) REST
4 10 (6.85%) ASP.NET
5 8 (5.48%) LINQ
5 8 (5.48%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (5.48%) Entity Framework
5 8 (5.48%) LINQ to SQL
5 8 (5.48%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (4.11%) HTML
7 5 (3.42%) Ajax
8 3 (2.05%) RESTful
8 3 (2.05%) CSS
9 2 (1.37%) SOAP
9 2 (1.37%) XML
9 2 (1.37%) Middleware
9 2 (1.37%) LAMP
9 2 (1.37%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.68%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 32 (21.92%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (21.23%) Computer Science
3 12 (8.22%) User Experience
4 9 (6.16%) Mobile App
5 8 (5.48%) PMI
6 5 (3.42%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.74%) Xbox
7 4 (2.74%) Social Media
8 3 (2.05%) Smart Meter
8 3 (2.05%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (2.05%) Data Structures
8 3 (2.05%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.37%) New Media
10 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.68%) Physics
10 1 (0.68%) iPhone
10 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.68%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.90%) UNIX
2 12 (8.22%) Linux
3 11 (7.53%) Windows
4 5 (3.42%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.74%) Android
6 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (28.08%) Test Scripting
3 34 (23.29%) Test Automation
4 33 (22.60%) Scrum
5 31 (21.23%) Automation Testing
6 17 (11.64%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (10.96%) SDLC
7 16 (10.96%) Automated Testing
8 15 (10.27%) Test Management
9 13 (8.90%) Software Engineering
10 11 (7.53%) SOA
10 11 (7.53%) Test Strategy
11 10 (6.85%) Manual Testing
12 9 (6.16%) PRINCE2
12 9 (6.16%) Project Management
12 9 (6.16%) Performance Testing
13 8 (5.48%) Lean Six Sigma
13 8 (5.48%) Project Planning
13 8 (5.48%) Validation
13 8 (5.48%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 58 (39.73%) SQL
2 37 (25.34%) C#
3 13 (8.90%) Java
4 9 (6.16%) VB.NET
5 8 (5.48%) T-SQL
5 8 (5.48%) C
6 6 (4.11%) C++
7 5 (3.42%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.74%) PHP
8 4 (2.74%) Python
9 3 (2.05%) VB
10 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.37%) VBScript
10 2 (1.37%) Perl
10 2 (1.37%) COBOL
11 1 (0.68%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 52 (35.62%) ISEB
2 50 (34.25%) Degree
3 40 (27.40%) ISTQB
4 20 (13.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (5.48%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.74%) HND
6 4 (2.74%) AAT
7 2 (1.37%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.68%) HNC
8 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (56.85%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.05%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (11.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (14.38%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.59%) HP
3 4 (2.74%) Oracle
4 2 (1.37%) Websense
5 1 (0.68%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.68%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.68%) BMC
5 1 (0.68%) Remedy
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Salary: Competitive
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Salary: Competitive
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Salary: Unspecified Competitive
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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