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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 138 169 171
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 90 50 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.52% 0.89% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 1.19% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 51 44 53
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,050 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £59,000 £59,100
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
4435 4186 4246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 74.97% 74.18% 75.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2971 3176 3532
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 August 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 August 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 +24 49 £37,500 +11.11% 4
Maidenhead +1 21 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Slough +9 8 £46,500 +32.85%
Bracknell -2 5 £32,500 +8.33%
Newbury -1 1 £37,500 +25.00%
Wokingham - 1 £25,000 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 113 (65.70%) ISEB
2 102 (59.30%) QA
3 84 (48.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 75 (43.60%) Telecoms
5 63 (36.63%) Finance
6 56 (32.56%) Retail
7 47 (27.33%) ISTQB
8 39 (22.67%) Java
9 38 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
11 27 (15.70%) Billing
12 25 (14.53%) SQL Server
12 25 (14.53%) Linux
13 24 (13.95%) UNIX
13 24 (13.95%) Microsoft
14 23 (13.37%) HP Quality Center
14 23 (13.37%) TCP/IP
14 23 (13.37%) MS Excel
14 23 (13.37%) Windows
15 21 (12.21%) SQL
15 21 (12.21%) HP
15 21 (12.21%) Selenium
16 20 (11.63%) TestDirector
16 20 (11.63%) HTML
16 20 (11.63%) XML
16 20 (11.63%) JDE OneWorld
17 19 (11.05%) Automated Testing
18 18 (10.47%) Degree
18 18 (10.47%) TIBCO
18 18 (10.47%) ITIL

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (2.91%) IIS
1 5 (2.91%) CMS
2 4 (2.33%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.33%) Apache
3 2 (1.16%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.16%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (13.37%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.65%) MS Office
3 5 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (11.63%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.37%) TCP/IP
2 17 (9.88%) Internet
2 17 (9.88%) LTE
2 17 (9.88%) 4G
3 16 (9.30%) Wireshark
3 16 (9.30%) 3G
4 15 (8.72%) DNS
4 15 (8.72%) Broadband
5 13 (7.56%) ISUP
5 13 (7.56%) INAP
5 13 (7.56%) SS7
5 13 (7.56%) HTTP
5 13 (7.56%) SMS
5 13 (7.56%) LDAP
6 4 (2.33%) Network Security
7 3 (1.74%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.16%) Firewall
8 2 (1.16%) Wireless
9 1 (0.58%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.58%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.91%) MySQL
3 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 21 (12.21%) Selenium
2 20 (11.63%) TestDirector
3 12 (6.98%) Visual Studio
4 9 (5.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (4.07%) JUnit
6 6 (3.49%) TestComplete
7 5 (2.91%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (2.91%) TestNG
7 5 (2.91%) SoapUI
7 5 (2.91%) JMeter
8 2 (1.16%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (1.16%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.16%) Hudson
9 1 (0.58%) NUnit
9 1 (0.58%) JIRA
General
1 75 (43.60%) Telecoms
2 63 (36.63%) Finance
3 56 (32.56%) Retail
4 27 (15.70%) Billing
5 5 (2.91%) Avionics
6 3 (1.74%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.16%) Electronics
7 2 (1.16%) Legal
7 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.16%) Games
7 2 (1.16%) Marketing
8 1 (0.58%) Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (52.33%) Analyst
2 71 (41.28%) Test Analyst
3 24 (13.95%) QA Analyst
4 22 (12.79%) Test Engineer
5 20 (11.63%) Test Manager
5 20 (11.63%) Tester
6 16 (9.30%) Manual Test Analyst
6 16 (9.30%) Junior
6 16 (9.30%) Software Tester
7 15 (8.72%) Programme Manager
7 15 (8.72%) Programme Test Manager
8 14 (8.14%) Junior Analyst
8 14 (8.14%) Junior Test Analyst
9 13 (7.56%) Software Engineer
10 12 (6.98%) Quality Analyst
10 12 (6.98%) Consultant
11 10 (5.81%) Test Consultant
11 10 (5.81%) QA Engineer
11 10 (5.81%) Software Test Engineer
12 9 (5.23%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.63%) HTML
1 20 (11.63%) XML
2 14 (8.14%) .NET
3 13 (7.56%) Rendezvous
3 13 (7.56%) SOAP
4 5 (2.91%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (2.91%) JSON
4 5 (2.91%) Web Services
4 5 (2.91%) XSLT
4 5 (2.91%) Middleware
5 2 (1.16%) JDBC
5 2 (1.16%) JSP
5 2 (1.16%) Swing
5 2 (1.16%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.58%) Ajax
6 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.88%) Computer Science
2 15 (8.72%) Smartphone
3 13 (7.56%) IVR
3 13 (7.56%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.91%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.33%) EPoS
6 3 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.16%) Firmware
7 2 (1.16%) DTV
8 1 (0.58%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.58%) Life Science
8 1 (0.58%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.53%) Linux
2 24 (13.95%) UNIX
3 23 (13.37%) Windows
4 13 (7.56%) Solaris
4 13 (7.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.49%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.91%) Mac OS
6 5 (2.91%) Windows Vista
6 5 (2.91%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.74%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.74%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.16%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.58%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (11.05%) Automated Testing
4 18 (10.47%) ITIL
5 17 (9.88%) Integration Testing
5 17 (9.88%) Test Scripting
5 17 (9.88%) Test Automation
5 17 (9.88%) Test Strategy
6 16 (9.30%) Programme Management
7 15 (8.72%) Scrum
7 15 (8.72%) PRINCE2
8 14 (8.14%) Risk Management
9 11 (6.40%) Manual Testing
10 9 (5.23%) Service Delivery
10 9 (5.23%) V-Model
11 8 (4.65%) Software Engineering
12 7 (4.07%) Regression Testing
13 6 (3.49%) CRM
13 6 (3.49%) Performance Testing
14 5 (2.91%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (22.67%) Java
2 21 (12.21%) SQL
3 17 (9.88%) Perl
3 17 (9.88%) C#
4 3 (1.74%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.16%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.16%) VB
5 2 (1.16%) Python
5 2 (1.16%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.58%) Ruby
6 1 (0.58%) C
6 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 113 (65.70%) ISEB
2 84 (48.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 47 (27.33%) ISTQB
4 18 (10.47%) Degree
5 14 (8.14%) SC Cleared
5 14 (8.14%) Security Cleared
5 14 (8.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (59.30%) QA
2 6 (3.49%) GAMP
3 4 (2.33%) SLA
3 4 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (7.56%) NFS
2 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (13.37%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.21%) HP
3 18 (10.47%) TIBCO
4 13 (7.56%) Red Hat
5 11 (6.40%) Oracle
6 9 (5.23%) Citrix
6 9 (5.23%) Redknee
7 6 (3.49%) Telerik
8 4 (2.33%) VMware
8 4 (2.33%) JBoss
8 4 (2.33%) FatWire
9 2 (1.16%) SAP
10 1 (0.58%) F5
10 1 (0.58%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
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