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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 127 177 166
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 96 47 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.76% 0.86% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 1.08% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 68 27 43
Average salary £43,750 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £26,200 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
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
4425 4343 3970
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.95% 79.32% 77.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3186 3172 3218
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +19 30 £42,500 -16.66% 6
Bracknell +9 21 £55,000 +15.78%
Maidenhead +10 12 £38,000 -26.92%
Newbury -2 5 £28,000 +5.66%
Wokingham +6 2 £45,000 +63.63% 1
Slough +1 2 £35,000 -30.00%
Windsor - 2 £45,000 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 116 (56.59%) QA
2 110 (53.66%) ISEB
3 98 (47.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 86 (41.95%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (40.98%) Finance
6 80 (39.02%) Telecoms
7 67 (32.68%) Scrum
8 59 (28.78%) SQL
9 57 (27.80%) ISTQB
10 50 (24.39%) Retail
11 40 (19.51%) Banking
12 39 (19.02%) Microsoft
13 38 (18.54%) Test Management
14 36 (17.56%) Windows
15 35 (17.07%) Aerospace
15 35 (17.07%) Linux
16 34 (16.59%) Test Scripting
16 34 (16.59%) Selenium
17 32 (15.61%) Analytical Skills
18 31 (15.12%) UNIX
18 31 (15.12%) Degree
19 29 (14.15%) Test Planning
20 27 (13.17%) SQL Server
20 27 (13.17%) HP
21 26 (12.68%) Billing
21 26 (12.68%) Test Automation
22 25 (12.20%) HP Quality Center
23 24 (11.71%) CRM
24 23 (11.22%) .NET
24 23 (11.22%) C#

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 5 (2.44%) Drupal
2 2 (0.98%) CMS
3 1 (0.49%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 14 (6.83%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.93%) MS Office
3 2 (0.98%) MS Project
3 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.41%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.80%) TCP/IP
2 14 (6.83%) Internet
3 13 (6.34%) MVNO
4 11 (5.37%) 3G
4 11 (5.37%) Broadband
5 7 (3.41%) LTE
6 6 (2.93%) Network Security
6 6 (2.93%) DNS
6 6 (2.93%) Wireshark
7 5 (2.44%) HTTPS
7 5 (2.44%) 4G
8 4 (1.95%) LDAP
8 4 (1.95%) SMS
8 4 (1.95%) HTTP
8 4 (1.95%) SS7
8 4 (1.95%) ISUP
8 4 (1.95%) INAP
9 3 (1.46%) SNMP
10 2 (0.98%) 3GPP
10 2 (0.98%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.46%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 34 (16.59%) Selenium
2 12 (5.85%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (4.88%) Visual Studio
4 9 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (3.41%) LoadRunner
6 6 (2.93%) TestDirector
7 5 (2.44%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.95%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.95%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.98%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.98%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.98%) Moq
9 2 (0.98%) TestComplete
9 2 (0.98%) LabVIEW
9 2 (0.98%) NUnit
10 1 (0.49%) Subversion
10 1 (0.49%) JMeter
10 1 (0.49%) JUnit
10 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.49%) TestNG
General
1 84 (40.98%) Finance
2 80 (39.02%) Telecoms
3 50 (24.39%) Retail
4 40 (19.51%) Banking
5 35 (17.07%) Aerospace
6 26 (12.68%) Billing
7 10 (4.88%) Manufacturing
8 6 (2.93%) Marketing
9 3 (1.46%) Automotive
10 1 (0.49%) Electronics
10 1 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 88 (42.93%) Analyst
2 70 (34.15%) Test Analyst
3 42 (20.49%) Test Manager
4 36 (17.56%) Tester
5 34 (16.59%) Test Engineer
6 32 (15.61%) Consultant
7 29 (14.15%) Test Consultant
8 25 (12.20%) QA Engineer
8 25 (12.20%) Software Engineer
9 24 (11.71%) QA Analyst
10 20 (9.76%) Software Tester
11 18 (8.78%) Software Test Engineer
12 15 (7.32%) Software Test Analyst
13 11 (5.37%) Junior
13 11 (5.37%) Senior Analyst
14 9 (4.39%) Automation Tester
15 8 (3.90%) Senior QA Engineer
15 8 (3.90%) Quality Analyst
15 8 (3.90%) Management Consultant
15 8 (3.90%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.22%) .NET
2 18 (8.78%) Web Services
3 17 (8.29%) HTML
4 9 (4.39%) XML
5 6 (2.93%) LAMP
6 5 (2.44%) Gherkin
6 5 (2.44%) SOAP
7 4 (1.95%) Rendezvous
8 3 (1.46%) Ajax
9 2 (0.98%) JSON
9 2 (0.98%) REST
9 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.49%) JSP
10 1 (0.49%) Middleware
10 1 (0.49%) XSLT
10 1 (0.49%) HTML5
10 1 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.49%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.61%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.29%) Computer Science
3 16 (7.80%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (5.37%) Smartphone
5 6 (2.93%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.95%) IVR
7 3 (1.46%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.98%) Open Source
8 2 (0.98%) New Media
8 2 (0.98%) User Experience
9 1 (0.49%) Life Science
9 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.49%) DTV
9 1 (0.49%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 36 (17.56%) Windows
2 35 (17.07%) Linux
3 31 (15.12%) UNIX
4 4 (1.95%) Solaris
4 4 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.46%) AIX
6 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (41.95%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (32.68%) Scrum
3 38 (18.54%) Test Management
4 34 (16.59%) Test Scripting
5 29 (14.15%) Test Planning
6 26 (12.68%) Test Automation
7 24 (11.71%) CRM
8 22 (10.73%) Automation Testing
9 20 (9.76%) ITIL
10 19 (9.27%) Service Delivery
11 17 (8.29%) Automated Testing
12 15 (7.32%) eTOM
12 15 (7.32%) Service Management
13 14 (6.83%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (6.83%) Performance Testing
14 12 (5.85%) Regression Testing
14 12 (5.85%) V-Model
15 11 (5.37%) Test Strategy
16 10 (4.88%) Validation
17 7 (3.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 59 (28.78%) SQL
2 23 (11.22%) C#
3 20 (9.76%) Java
4 7 (3.41%) Perl
5 4 (1.95%) PHP
6 3 (1.46%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.46%) Python
7 2 (0.98%) Ruby
7 2 (0.98%) C
7 2 (0.98%) VB
8 1 (0.49%) C++
8 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 110 (53.66%) ISEB
2 98 (47.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 57 (27.80%) ISTQB
4 31 (15.12%) Degree
5 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) AAT
5 1 (0.49%) HNC
5 1 (0.49%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (56.59%) QA
2 18 (8.78%) SLA
3 12 (5.85%) GAMP
System Software
1 4 (1.95%) NFS
2 3 (1.46%) Firmware
2 3 (1.46%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (12.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (19.02%) Microsoft
2 27 (13.17%) HP
3 18 (8.78%) VMware
4 5 (2.44%) Oracle
4 5 (2.44%) TIBCO
5 4 (1.95%) Redknee
5 4 (1.95%) Citrix
5 4 (1.95%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.46%) Huawei
7 1 (0.49%) SAP
7 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
Reading
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 5 % Pension, Health, Life Ass
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum +bonus, healthcare, Pension, mobile
Posted: 4 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago