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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 132 151 195
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +44
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 94 65 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.78% 1.23% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.57% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 78 50 25
Average salary £45,000 £38,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £26,750 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,375
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.87%
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
4277 4149 3924
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.93% 78.25% 76.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3148 3025 3038
Average salary £52,500 £48,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.24% +2.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £65,000 £72,500
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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +13 35 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Bracknell +9 20 £55,000 +15.78% 3
Maidenhead +1 10 £57,500 +17.94% 1
Wokingham +20 4 £45,000 +63.63% 1
Newbury -6 3 £35,000 +32.07% 1
Hungerford -6 3 £33,000 -
Slough +2 1 £35,000 -26.31%
Windsor - 1 £45,000 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 115 (62.16%) QA
2 96 (51.89%) ISEB
3 81 (43.78%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (42.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 77 (41.62%) Finance
6 74 (40.00%) Scrum
7 62 (33.51%) ISTQB
8 60 (32.43%) SQL
9 55 (29.73%) Telecoms
10 46 (24.86%) Microsoft
11 44 (23.78%) Banking
12 41 (22.16%) Retail
13 39 (21.08%) Windows
13 39 (21.08%) Selenium
14 36 (19.46%) SQL Server
15 35 (18.92%) Aerospace
15 35 (18.92%) Test Management
15 35 (18.92%) Test Scripting
16 34 (18.38%) Test Automation
17 33 (17.84%) Degree
17 33 (17.84%) .NET
18 32 (17.30%) Automation Testing
19 31 (16.76%) C#
20 29 (15.68%) UNIX
21 26 (14.05%) Linux
21 26 (14.05%) HP
21 26 (14.05%) Computer Science
22 24 (12.97%) HP Quality Center
23 23 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
24 21 (11.35%) Automated Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (2.70%) Drupal
2 2 (1.08%) CMS
3 1 (0.54%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.54%) Kentico
Applications
1 18 (9.73%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.70%) MS Office
3 2 (1.08%) MS Project
3 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.62%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.49%) TCP/IP
2 11 (5.95%) MVNO
3 8 (4.32%) HTTPS
4 7 (3.78%) Network Security
5 6 (3.24%) LTE
6 3 (1.62%) 4G
6 3 (1.62%) SNMP
6 3 (1.62%) Wireless
7 2 (1.08%) WiMAX
7 2 (1.08%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.08%) DNS
7 2 (1.08%) Firewall
7 2 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.08%) Internet
7 2 (1.08%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.54%) UMTS
8 1 (0.54%) VoIP
8 1 (0.54%) CDMA
8 1 (0.54%) GPRS
8 1 (0.54%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (19.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.08%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.08%) MySQL
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 39 (21.08%) Selenium
2 16 (8.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (8.65%) Visual Studio
3 14 (7.57%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (4.86%) LoadRunner
5 7 (3.78%) WebDriver
6 5 (2.70%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.16%) SpecFlow
7 4 (2.16%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.08%) TestDirector
8 2 (1.08%) Moq
8 2 (1.08%) TestComplete
8 2 (1.08%) LabVIEW
8 2 (1.08%) NUnit
8 2 (1.08%) JIRA
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.54%) Toad
9 1 (0.54%) TestPartner
General
1 77 (41.62%) Finance
2 55 (29.73%) Telecoms
3 44 (23.78%) Banking
4 41 (22.16%) Retail
5 35 (18.92%) Aerospace
6 14 (7.57%) Billing
7 9 (4.86%) Manufacturing
8 5 (2.70%) Automotive
8 5 (2.70%) Marketing
9 1 (0.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 64 (34.59%) Analyst
2 55 (29.73%) Test Analyst
3 39 (21.08%) Tester
4 36 (19.46%) Test Manager
5 32 (17.30%) QA Engineer
6 29 (15.68%) Test Engineer
7 28 (15.14%) Consultant
8 27 (14.59%) Test Consultant
9 21 (11.35%) Software Engineer
10 16 (8.65%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (8.65%) Software Tester
10 16 (8.65%) Software Test Analyst
11 15 (8.11%) Automation Tester
12 14 (7.57%) Software Test Engineer
13 12 (6.49%) Test Leader
14 11 (5.95%) Junior
15 10 (5.41%) Senior QA Engineer
16 8 (4.32%) Management Consultant
16 8 (4.32%) QA Analyst
17 7 (3.78%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (17.84%) .NET
2 20 (10.81%) Web Services
3 6 (3.24%) LAMP
3 6 (3.24%) HTML
4 5 (2.70%) Gherkin
5 4 (2.16%) REST
5 4 (2.16%) XML
6 2 (1.08%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.08%) Ajax
7 1 (0.54%) SOAP
7 1 (0.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.05%) Computer Science
2 23 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.32%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.32%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.16%) User Experience
4 4 (2.16%) Social Media
5 3 (1.62%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.08%) Open Source
6 2 (1.08%) New Media
7 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.54%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 39 (21.08%) Windows
2 29 (15.68%) UNIX
3 26 (14.05%) Linux
4 3 (1.62%) AIX
5 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (43.78%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (40.00%) Scrum
3 35 (18.92%) Test Management
3 35 (18.92%) Test Scripting
4 34 (18.38%) Test Automation
5 32 (17.30%) Automation Testing
6 21 (11.35%) Automated Testing
7 14 (7.57%) Performance Testing
7 14 (7.57%) CRM
8 13 (7.03%) Regression Testing
8 13 (7.03%) Test Planning
8 13 (7.03%) Test Strategy
9 12 (6.49%) Validation
10 11 (5.95%) ITIL
11 10 (5.41%) Service Delivery
12 9 (4.86%) Agile Testing
13 8 (4.32%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (4.32%) People Management
13 8 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (4.32%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (32.43%) SQL
2 31 (16.76%) C#
3 7 (3.78%) PHP
4 5 (2.70%) C
5 3 (1.62%) Java
6 2 (1.08%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.08%) Perl
6 2 (1.08%) C++
6 2 (1.08%) VB
6 2 (1.08%) Python
7 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.54%) Ruby
7 1 (0.54%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 96 (51.89%) ISEB
2 78 (42.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 62 (33.51%) ISTQB
4 33 (17.84%) Degree
5 5 (2.70%) VCP4
6 4 (2.16%) AAT
6 4 (2.16%) HND
7 1 (0.54%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (62.16%) QA
2 10 (5.41%) SLA
3 7 (3.78%) GAMP
System Software
1 3 (1.62%) Firmware
1 3 (1.62%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (12.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 46 (24.86%) Microsoft
2 26 (14.05%) HP
3 9 (4.86%) VMware
4 5 (2.70%) Oracle
5 3 (1.62%) Huawei
6 1 (0.54%) Sitecore
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