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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 165 163 135
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -28
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 53 61 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.18% 1.20% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.41% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 38 45 44
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £31,600 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +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
3919 4318 4525
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 87.46% 85.18% 80.34%
Number of salaries quoted 3103 3143 3159
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Berkshire region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - 14 £45,000 -
Reading +4 13 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Wokingham -16 8 £42,500 -5.55%
Maidenhead -7 4 £70,000 +75.00%
Slough +5 3 £36,000 -34.54%
Newbury +11 2 £22,500 -27.41%
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 49 (45.79%) QA
2 43 (40.19%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (38.32%) SDLC
4 39 (36.45%) Selenium
5 38 (35.51%) Finance
5 38 (35.51%) Java
6 31 (28.97%) Automated Testing
6 31 (28.97%) Test Scripting
7 30 (28.04%) Performance Testing
8 29 (27.10%) ISEB
9 28 (26.17%) Logistics
10 27 (25.23%) Telecoms
10 27 (25.23%) .NET
11 26 (24.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 25 (23.36%) ISTQB
12 25 (23.36%) Scrum
13 24 (22.43%) JMeter
13 24 (22.43%) HTML
14 23 (21.50%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (21.50%) Test Automation
14 23 (21.50%) Functional Testing
15 22 (20.56%) User Acceptance Testing
15 22 (20.56%) JavaScript
16 21 (19.63%) SQL
16 21 (19.63%) Kanban
17 20 (18.69%) Banking
17 20 (18.69%) Retail
17 20 (18.69%) Games
18 19 (17.76%) SQL Server
18 19 (17.76%) LoadRunner

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (13.08%) CMS
2 6 (5.61%) IIS
3 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.61%) MS Office
2 5 (4.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.02%) DNS
1 15 (14.02%) TCP/IP
2 14 (13.08%) Firewall
2 14 (13.08%) Internet
3 4 (3.74%) IPsec
4 3 (2.80%) 4G
4 3 (2.80%) 802.15
4 3 (2.80%) Wireless
5 1 (0.93%) BGP
5 1 (0.93%) DHCP
5 1 (0.93%) HTTP
5 1 (0.93%) IPv6
5 1 (0.93%) Network Security
5 1 (0.93%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (4.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (3.74%) QlikView
3 4 (3.74%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.80%) Big Data
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 39 (36.45%) Selenium
2 24 (22.43%) JMeter
3 19 (17.76%) LoadRunner
4 17 (15.89%) Visual Studio
5 16 (14.95%) Gatling
5 16 (14.95%) TestNG
6 11 (10.28%) Cucumber
7 10 (9.35%) JIRA
7 10 (9.35%) WebDriver
8 7 (6.54%) Git (software)
9 6 (5.61%) SoapUI
9 6 (5.61%) Subversion
10 4 (3.74%) eggPlant
10 4 (3.74%) HP UFT
10 4 (3.74%) JBehave
10 4 (3.74%) Ranorex
10 4 (3.74%) Rational Functional Tester
10 4 (3.74%) RSpec
11 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.87%) SilkPerformer
General
1 38 (35.51%) Finance
2 27 (25.23%) Telecoms
3 20 (18.69%) Banking
3 20 (18.69%) Games
3 20 (18.69%) Retail
4 7 (6.54%) Marketing
5 6 (5.61%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.74%) Local Government
7 3 (2.80%) German Language
8 1 (0.93%) Electronics
8 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (32.71%) Tester
2 23 (21.50%) Automation Tester
3 22 (20.56%) Analyst
4 18 (16.82%) Java Automation Tester
4 18 (16.82%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 18 (16.82%) Selenium Tester
5 16 (14.95%) Senior Automation Tester
5 16 (14.95%) Senior Tester
6 14 (13.08%) Test Analyst
7 12 (11.21%) Software Tester
8 10 (9.35%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (9.35%) Senior Test Analyst
9 9 (8.41%) QA Analyst
9 9 (8.41%) Test Manager
10 8 (7.48%) Developer
11 7 (6.54%) Implementation Specialist
11 7 (6.54%) Support Specialist
12 5 (4.67%) Digital Analyst
12 5 (4.67%) Quality Analyst
13 4 (3.74%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.23%) .NET
2 24 (22.43%) HTML
3 18 (16.82%) Ajax
4 15 (14.02%) ASP.NET
5 7 (6.54%) CSS
6 4 (3.74%) Web Services
7 3 (2.80%) 802.1X
8 2 (1.87%) MFC
8 2 (1.87%) XML
9 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.93%) Django
9 1 (0.93%) jQuery
9 1 (0.93%) Middleware
9 1 (0.93%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (7.48%) Life Science
2 8 (7.48%) User Experience
3 7 (6.54%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.80%) PKI
5 3 (2.80%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.87%) Fintech
6 2 (1.87%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.08%) Windows
2 12 (11.21%) Windows Server
3 9 (8.41%) Linux
4 4 (3.74%) Unix
5 3 (2.80%) Android
6 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (40.19%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (38.32%) SDLC
3 31 (28.97%) Automated Testing
3 31 (28.97%) Test Scripting
4 30 (28.04%) Performance Testing
5 28 (26.17%) Logistics
6 25 (23.36%) Scrum
7 23 (21.50%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (21.50%) Functional Testing
7 23 (21.50%) Test Automation
8 22 (20.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (19.63%) Kanban
10 19 (17.76%) DevOps
11 18 (16.82%) System Testing
12 17 (15.89%) Defect Management
12 17 (15.89%) Mentoring
13 15 (14.02%) CRM
13 15 (14.02%) Manual Testing
13 15 (14.02%) Project Management
13 15 (14.02%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 38 (35.51%) Java
2 22 (20.56%) JavaScript
3 21 (19.63%) SQL
4 18 (16.82%) VB
5 16 (14.95%) Perl
6 15 (14.02%) VBScript
7 14 (13.08%) C#
8 6 (5.61%) VB.NET
9 5 (4.67%) C++
10 4 (3.74%) Python
10 4 (3.74%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.87%) R
12 1 (0.93%) C
12 1 (0.93%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (27.10%) ISEB
2 26 (24.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 25 (23.36%) ISTQB
4 18 (16.82%) Degree
5 6 (5.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (45.79%) QA
2 6 (5.61%) SDET
3 2 (1.87%) GAMP
System Software
1 9 (8.41%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (10.28%) Microsoft
1 11 (10.28%) Oracle
2 10 (9.35%) IBM
3 9 (8.41%) HP
4 8 (7.48%) VMware
5 3 (2.80%) NICE Systems
6 2 (1.87%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.93%) SAP
7 1 (0.93%) Tableau
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus (10%) + bens(Pension,health)
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