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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South East / Berkshire
Rank 137 206 134
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -72
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 48 29 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.31% 0.54% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 0.63% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 36 15 65
Median salary £51,500 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.90% +23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £31,600 £33,400
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,076 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -

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
3123 4594 4560
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 85.54% 86.18% 84.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2383 3727 3235
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,000 £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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Maidenhead - 19 £57,500 - 2
Reading +31 13 £45,000 -18.18%
Slough - 7 £27,000 - 3
Wokingham - 3 £50,000 -
Bracknell +17 2 £40,000 -30.43% 2
Newbury +5 2 £30,000 -25.00% 2
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 56 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (52.75%) QA
3 44 (48.35%) Degree
4 42 (46.15%) Microsoft
5 39 (42.86%) Scrum
6 37 (40.66%) .NET
7 33 (36.26%) Visual Studio
8 30 (32.97%) C#
8 30 (32.97%) HTML
9 29 (31.87%) SQL
9 29 (31.87%) SQL Server
9 29 (31.87%) ISTQB
10 28 (30.77%) OO
11 27 (29.67%) SDLC
12 24 (26.37%) Selenium
13 23 (25.27%) JavaScript
13 23 (25.27%) ISEB
14 22 (24.18%) Computer Science
14 22 (24.18%) DevOps
14 22 (24.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 20 (21.98%) Performance Testing
15 20 (21.98%) Open Source
16 19 (20.88%) Test Scripting
16 19 (20.88%) Mobile App
16 19 (20.88%) CSS
17 18 (19.78%) Microsoft Azure
18 16 (17.58%) Test Automation
18 16 (17.58%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (16.48%) Automation Testing
20 14 (15.38%) OOD

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 8 (8.79%) CMS
2 1 (1.10%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (12.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.40%) IaaS
2 4 (4.40%) PaaS
3 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.09%) TCP/IP
2 8 (8.79%) DNS
2 8 (8.79%) Firewall
2 8 (8.79%) Internet
3 2 (2.20%) Network Security
4 1 (1.10%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (31.87%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.59%) QlikView
2 6 (6.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.10%) MySQL
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 33 (36.26%) Visual Studio
2 24 (26.37%) Selenium
3 14 (15.38%) JMeter
4 13 (14.29%) LoadRunner
5 12 (13.19%) SoapUI
6 11 (12.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (12.09%) TestComplete
7 9 (9.89%) TestNG
8 8 (8.79%) Gatling
9 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.30%) JIRA
9 3 (3.30%) JUnit
10 2 (2.20%) Ant
10 2 (2.20%) Bugzilla
10 2 (2.20%) Calabash
10 2 (2.20%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.20%) Maven
10 2 (2.20%) Trac
10 2 (2.20%) Vagrant
10 2 (2.20%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (3.30%) Games
3 2 (2.20%) Legal
3 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.10%) Advertising
4 1 (1.10%) Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Electronics
4 1 (1.10%) German Language
4 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.10%) Marketing
4 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (31.87%) Developer
2 16 (17.58%) Tester
3 12 (13.19%) Automation Tester
4 10 (10.99%) Technical Leader
5 9 (9.89%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 9 (9.89%) Selenium Tester
5 9 (9.89%) Test Manager
6 8 (8.79%) Developer in Test
6 8 (8.79%) Performance Test Leader
6 8 (8.79%) Senior Automation Tester
6 8 (8.79%) Senior Tester
6 8 (8.79%) Test Leader
7 7 (7.69%) Applications Support
7 7 (7.69%) C# Developer
7 7 (7.69%) Test Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Java Automation Tester
8 6 (6.59%) QA Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Software Test Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) SQL Developer
9 5 (5.49%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (40.66%) .NET
2 30 (32.97%) HTML
3 19 (20.88%) CSS
4 8 (8.79%) Ajax
4 8 (8.79%) ASP.NET
4 8 (8.79%) XML
5 7 (7.69%) Middleware
6 3 (3.30%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.30%) Backbone.js
6 3 (3.30%) Entity Framework
6 3 (3.30%) HTML5
6 3 (3.30%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (3.30%) NHibernate
7 2 (2.20%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.20%) LAMP
7 2 (2.20%) Laravel
7 2 (2.20%) Web Services
8 1 (1.10%) JSON
8 1 (1.10%) SOAP
8 1 (1.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (24.18%) Computer Science
2 19 (20.88%) Mobile App
3 16 (17.58%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (5.49%) User Experience
6 3 (3.30%) PMI
7 2 (2.20%) Life Science
7 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.29%) Windows
2 9 (9.89%) Windows Server
3 7 (7.69%) Android
3 7 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 5 (5.49%) Linux
5 3 (3.30%) Unix
6 1 (1.10%) Debian
6 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (42.86%) Scrum
3 28 (30.77%) OO
4 27 (29.67%) SDLC
5 22 (24.18%) DevOps
6 20 (21.98%) Open Source
6 20 (21.98%) Performance Testing
7 19 (20.88%) Test Scripting
8 16 (17.58%) Test Automation
9 15 (16.48%) Automation Testing
10 14 (15.38%) OOD
11 13 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (13.19%) Functional Testing
12 12 (13.19%) Non-Functional Testing
12 12 (13.19%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (12.09%) TDD
14 9 (9.89%) Web Development
15 8 (8.79%) Regression Testing
15 8 (8.79%) Workflow
15 8 (8.79%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (32.97%) C#
2 29 (31.87%) SQL
3 23 (25.27%) JavaScript
4 12 (13.19%) Java
5 10 (10.99%) Perl
6 8 (8.79%) VB
7 6 (6.59%) T-SQL
7 6 (6.59%) VBScript
8 5 (5.49%) Python
9 4 (4.40%) C++
10 3 (3.30%) PHP
11 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.10%) C
12 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (48.35%) Degree
2 29 (31.87%) ISTQB
3 23 (25.27%) ISEB
4 22 (24.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (52.75%) QA
2 3 (3.30%) COSO
3 2 (2.20%) GAMP
System Software
1 3 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.20%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (5.49%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.20%) Ansible
3 1 (1.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.30%) VMware
3 1 (1.10%) HP
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle
3 1 (1.10%) SAP
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