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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 172 136 174
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +38
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 46 91 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.89% 1.53% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.96% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 39 50 41
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
4202 4649 4274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 81.31% 78.31% 77.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3207 3120 3238
Average salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -16 28 £42,500 +17.24% 6
Newbury +6 1 £31,000 -17.33%
Wokingham -4 1 - -
Maidenhead -8 1 - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 60 (52.17%) QA
2 49 (42.61%) SQL
3 48 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (33.04%) ISEB
5 35 (30.43%) Degree
5 35 (30.43%) Test Scripting
6 34 (29.57%) Selenium
7 32 (27.83%) ISTQB
8 29 (25.22%) C#
8 29 (25.22%) Analytical Skills
9 28 (24.35%) Test Automation
9 28 (24.35%) .NET
10 27 (23.48%) Scrum
11 25 (21.74%) Telecoms
12 23 (20.00%) Finance
13 22 (19.13%) Java
14 21 (18.26%) SQL Server
14 21 (18.26%) WebDriver
15 19 (16.52%) Computer Science
16 18 (15.65%) Windows
16 18 (15.65%) Banking
17 17 (14.78%) Microsoft
17 17 (14.78%) SDLC
18 16 (13.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 16 (13.91%) .NET Framework
19 15 (13.04%) Web Services
20 14 (12.17%) Visual Studio
20 14 (12.17%) Software Engineering
20 14 (12.17%) Automation Testing
20 14 (12.17%) HP Quality Center

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (3.48%) IIS
1 4 (3.48%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.87%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (10.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.48%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.87%) MS Project
3 1 (0.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) CSG Singleview
2 2 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.74%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.22%) SaaS
2 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.35%) HTTPS
1 5 (4.35%) Internet
2 4 (3.48%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.74%) SSL
3 2 (1.74%) LAN
3 2 (1.74%) WAN
3 2 (1.74%) SMTP
3 2 (1.74%) HTTP
4 1 (0.87%) SNMP
4 1 (0.87%) UMTS
4 1 (0.87%) VoIP
4 1 (0.87%) CDMA
4 1 (0.87%) GPRS
4 1 (0.87%) GSM
4 1 (0.87%) DNS
4 1 (0.87%) RTCP
4 1 (0.87%) RTP
4 1 (0.87%) Firewall
4 1 (0.87%) Wireless
4 1 (0.87%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.74%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.74%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.74%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (29.57%) Selenium
2 21 (18.26%) WebDriver
3 14 (12.17%) Visual Studio
4 13 (11.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (10.43%) SoapUI
6 8 (6.96%) SpecFlow
7 7 (6.09%) HP UFT
8 5 (4.35%) JIRA
8 5 (4.35%) JMeter
9 3 (2.61%) QADirector
9 3 (2.61%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.61%) TestDirector
9 3 (2.61%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.74%) RSpec
10 2 (1.74%) JBehave
10 2 (1.74%) TestComplete
10 2 (1.74%) TestNG
10 2 (1.74%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.74%) Ranorex
10 2 (1.74%) Cucumber
General
1 25 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 23 (20.00%) Finance
3 18 (15.65%) Banking
4 7 (6.09%) Retail
4 7 (6.09%) Billing
5 6 (5.22%) Games
6 5 (4.35%) Aerospace
7 4 (3.48%) Marketing
8 2 (1.74%) Automotive
8 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.74%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 27 (23.48%) Analyst
2 26 (22.61%) Test Analyst
3 20 (17.39%) QA Engineer
4 19 (16.52%) Developer
5 16 (13.91%) Tester
6 14 (12.17%) Test Manager
6 14 (12.17%) Test Leader
7 10 (8.70%) Senior QA Engineer
8 9 (7.83%) Software Tester
9 8 (6.96%) .NET Developer
9 8 (6.96%) C# Developer
9 8 (6.96%) Technical Manager
9 8 (6.96%) VB.NET Developer
9 8 (6.96%) Project Manager
9 8 (6.96%) Consultant
9 8 (6.96%) Technical Project Manager
9 8 (6.96%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (6.09%) Software Manager
10 7 (6.09%) Software Test Manager
11 6 (5.22%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (24.35%) .NET
2 16 (13.91%) .NET Framework
3 15 (13.04%) Web Services
4 10 (8.70%) REST
5 9 (7.83%) ASP.NET
6 8 (6.96%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (6.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (6.96%) Entity Framework
6 8 (6.96%) LINQ to SQL
6 8 (6.96%) LINQ
7 7 (6.09%) HTML
8 6 (5.22%) Ajax
9 5 (4.35%) CSS
9 5 (4.35%) J2EE
10 4 (3.48%) SOAP
10 4 (3.48%) XML
10 4 (3.48%) RESTful
11 3 (2.61%) XSL
12 1 (0.87%) OpenGL
12 1 (0.87%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.22%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (16.52%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.96%) PMI
3 8 (6.96%) User Experience
4 5 (4.35%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.48%) Xbox
5 4 (3.48%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.48%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.61%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.74%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.74%) DTV
8 1 (0.87%) GIS
8 1 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.87%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.87%) Physics
8 1 (0.87%) iPhone
8 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.65%) Windows
2 7 (6.09%) Linux
2 7 (6.09%) UNIX
2 7 (6.09%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.35%) Android
4 2 (1.74%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.74%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.74%) Windows Vista
4 2 (1.74%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (30.43%) Test Scripting
3 28 (24.35%) Test Automation
4 27 (23.48%) Scrum
5 17 (14.78%) SDLC
6 14 (12.17%) Automation Testing
6 14 (12.17%) Software Engineering
7 12 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (10.43%) Manual Testing
8 11 (9.57%) Automated Testing
8 11 (9.57%) Regression Testing
9 9 (7.83%) Project Management
9 9 (7.83%) PRINCE2
9 9 (7.83%) Web Testing
9 9 (7.83%) Test Management
9 9 (7.83%) API Testing
10 8 (6.96%) Test Strategy
10 8 (6.96%) PRINCE
10 8 (6.96%) Six Sigma
10 8 (6.96%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 49 (42.61%) SQL
2 29 (25.22%) C#
3 22 (19.13%) Java
4 9 (7.83%) VB.NET
5 8 (6.96%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.22%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.22%) C++
7 5 (4.35%) Python
8 4 (3.48%) C
8 4 (3.48%) VB
9 3 (2.61%) Perl
10 2 (1.74%) VBScript
10 2 (1.74%) Ruby
11 1 (0.87%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.87%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 38 (33.04%) ISEB
2 35 (30.43%) Degree
3 32 (27.83%) ISTQB
4 16 (13.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (6.96%) PMI Certification
6 4 (3.48%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.61%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (52.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (12.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (14.78%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.70%) HP
3 4 (3.48%) Oracle
4 3 (2.61%) SAP
5 2 (1.74%) Websense
6 1 (0.87%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.87%) BMC
6 1 (0.87%) Remedy
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