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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 166 175 147
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -28
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 43 48 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.01% 0.92% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.08% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 39 40 50
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £35,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,300 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
3757 4426 4812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 87.88% 85.10% 82.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2912 3440 3205
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 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 - 12 £45,000 -
Reading -9 5 £30,000 -29.41%
Maidenhead -7 3 £23,000 -54.00%
Newbury - 3 £36,250 -
Wokingham -6 2 £33,000 - 1
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 55 (56.70%) Agile Software Development
1 55 (56.70%) QA
2 44 (45.36%) ISEB
3 43 (44.33%) Selenium
3 43 (44.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 42 (43.30%) Test Scripting
4 42 (43.30%) Java
5 40 (41.24%) .NET
6 39 (40.21%) HTML
6 39 (40.21%) Scrum
7 38 (39.18%) JavaScript
8 37 (38.14%) Performance Testing
9 35 (36.08%) SDLC
10 34 (35.05%) Visual Studio
11 33 (34.02%) Finance
11 33 (34.02%) Automated Testing
11 33 (34.02%) Degree
12 32 (32.99%) JMeter
13 31 (31.96%) LoadRunner
13 31 (31.96%) Functional Testing
14 30 (30.93%) Test Automation
15 29 (29.90%) VB
16 28 (28.87%) Ajax
16 28 (28.87%) DevOps
16 28 (28.87%) Gatling
17 27 (27.84%) Continuous Integration
18 26 (26.80%) Kanban
19 25 (25.77%) Defect Management
19 25 (25.77%) ISTQB
19 25 (25.77%) Workflow

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 24 (24.74%) CMS
2 6 (6.19%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (11.34%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.19%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (25.77%) DNS
1 25 (25.77%) TCP/IP
2 24 (24.74%) Firewall
2 24 (24.74%) Internet
3 1 (1.03%) 2G
3 1 (1.03%) 3G
3 1 (1.03%) 802.15
3 1 (1.03%) BGP
3 1 (1.03%) DHCP
3 1 (1.03%) GSM
3 1 (1.03%) HTTP
3 1 (1.03%) IPsec
3 1 (1.03%) IPv6
3 1 (1.03%) ISUP
3 1 (1.03%) SCCP
3 1 (1.03%) SS7
3 1 (1.03%) UMTS
3 1 (1.03%) VPN
3 1 (1.03%) Wireless
3 1 (1.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.65%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.31%) QlikView
2 10 (10.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 43 (44.33%) Selenium
2 34 (35.05%) Visual Studio
3 32 (32.99%) JMeter
4 31 (31.96%) LoadRunner
5 28 (28.87%) Gatling
6 24 (24.74%) TestNG
7 8 (8.25%) SoapUI
8 6 (6.19%) JIRA
8 6 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (6.19%) TestComplete
9 5 (5.15%) Cucumber
9 5 (5.15%) WebDriver
10 4 (4.12%) eggPlant
10 4 (4.12%) Git (software)
10 4 (4.12%) HP UFT
10 4 (4.12%) JBehave
10 4 (4.12%) Ranorex
10 4 (4.12%) Rational Functional Tester
10 4 (4.12%) RSpec
10 4 (4.12%) Subversion
General
1 33 (34.02%) Finance
2 13 (13.40%) Telecoms
3 9 (9.28%) Banking
3 9 (9.28%) Games
4 8 (8.25%) Retail
5 6 (6.19%) Manufacturing
5 6 (6.19%) Marketing
6 3 (3.09%) German Language
7 2 (2.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (42.27%) Tester
2 35 (36.08%) Automation Tester
3 28 (28.87%) Senior Automation Tester
3 28 (28.87%) Senior Tester
4 25 (25.77%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 25 (25.77%) Selenium Tester
5 23 (23.71%) Java Automation Tester
6 19 (19.59%) Developer
7 12 (12.37%) Analyst
8 10 (10.31%) SQL Developer
9 9 (9.28%) Database Developer
9 9 (9.28%) Software Tester
9 9 (9.28%) SQL Database Developer
10 8 (8.25%) Test Manager
10 8 (8.25%) T-SQL Developer
11 7 (7.22%) Implementation Specialist
11 7 (7.22%) QA Analyst
11 7 (7.22%) Support Specialist
12 5 (5.15%) Quality Analyst
12 5 (5.15%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (41.24%) .NET
2 39 (40.21%) HTML
3 28 (28.87%) Ajax
4 24 (24.74%) ASP.NET
5 12 (12.37%) CSS
6 4 (4.12%) Web Services
7 2 (2.06%) LAMP
7 2 (2.06%) Laravel
7 2 (2.06%) XML
8 1 (1.03%) 802.1X
8 1 (1.03%) Middleware
8 1 (1.03%) SOAP
8 1 (1.03%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 13 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (11.34%) Mobile App
4 9 (9.28%) Life Science
5 6 (6.19%) Driving Licence
5 6 (6.19%) User Experience
6 4 (4.12%) Fintech
7 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.03%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.03%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.31%) Windows
1 10 (10.31%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.03%) Android
2 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.03%) Linux
2 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (56.70%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (43.30%) Test Scripting
3 39 (40.21%) Scrum
4 37 (38.14%) Performance Testing
5 35 (36.08%) SDLC
6 33 (34.02%) Automated Testing
7 31 (31.96%) Functional Testing
8 30 (30.93%) Test Automation
9 28 (28.87%) DevOps
10 27 (27.84%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (26.80%) Kanban
12 25 (25.77%) Defect Management
12 25 (25.77%) Workflow
13 24 (24.74%) Agile Testing
13 24 (24.74%) CRM
13 24 (24.74%) Non-Functional Testing
13 24 (24.74%) Open Source
13 24 (24.74%) Workflow Management
14 20 (20.62%) User Acceptance Testing
15 17 (17.53%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (43.30%) Java
2 38 (39.18%) JavaScript
3 29 (29.90%) VB
4 24 (24.74%) Perl
4 24 (24.74%) SQL
5 23 (23.71%) VBScript
6 15 (15.46%) C#
7 10 (10.31%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.12%) C++
9 3 (3.09%) PHP
9 3 (3.09%) Python
10 2 (2.06%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.03%) C
11 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 44 (45.36%) ISEB
2 43 (44.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 33 (34.02%) Degree
4 25 (25.77%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (56.70%) QA
2 4 (4.12%) GAMP
3 3 (3.09%) COSO
4 2 (2.06%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (9.28%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (20.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.25%) VMware
3 7 (7.22%) HP
4 6 (6.19%) IBM
5 4 (4.12%) Oracle
6 1 (1.03%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.03%) SAP
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