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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 152 154 154
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 66 72 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.37% 1.34% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.58% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 36 55 49
Median salary £44,000 £45,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £33,400 £28,875
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
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
4132 4544 4594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 85.87% 84.26% 80.58%
Number of salaries quoted 3332 3217 3309
Median salary £51,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.90% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Reading +15 26 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Slough +5 9 £38,250 -30.45% 1
Bracknell - 9 £45,000 - 1
Maidenhead +7 7 £67,500 +38.46%
Wokingham -22 5 £42,500 -5.55%
Newbury -2 2 £34,000 -2.85%
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 40 (43.48%) QA
2 37 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (39.13%) SDLC
4 31 (33.70%) Finance
5 28 (30.43%) Telecoms
6 26 (28.26%) Logistics
6 26 (28.26%) Selenium
7 25 (27.17%) Java
8 23 (25.00%) ISTQB
8 23 (25.00%) Scrum
9 22 (23.91%) Retail
9 22 (23.91%) ISEB
9 22 (23.91%) Test Scripting
10 21 (22.83%) Banking
11 20 (21.74%) Automated Testing
11 20 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (20.65%) Games
13 18 (19.57%) .NET
13 18 (19.57%) Manual Testing
14 17 (18.48%) Performance Testing
15 16 (17.39%) Test Automation
15 16 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 16 (17.39%) SQL
16 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
17 14 (15.22%) Windows
17 14 (15.22%) Automation Testing
18 13 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
18 13 (14.13%) System Testing
18 13 (14.13%) Visual Studio
18 13 (14.13%) C#

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 6 (6.52%) CMS
2 3 (3.26%) IIS
3 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.61%) DNS
1 7 (7.61%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.52%) Firewall
2 6 (6.52%) Internet
3 4 (4.35%) IPsec
4 3 (3.26%) 4G
4 3 (3.26%) 802.15
4 3 (3.26%) HTTPS
4 3 (3.26%) Wireless
5 1 (1.09%) BGP
5 1 (1.09%) DHCP
5 1 (1.09%) HTTP
5 1 (1.09%) IPv6
5 1 (1.09%) Network Security
5 1 (1.09%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (1.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.26%) Big Data
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (28.26%) Selenium
2 13 (14.13%) Visual Studio
3 11 (11.96%) JMeter
3 11 (11.96%) LoadRunner
4 8 (8.70%) JIRA
5 7 (7.61%) Jenkins
6 6 (6.52%) Cucumber
6 6 (6.52%) Gatling
6 6 (6.52%) TestNG
6 6 (6.52%) WebDriver
7 5 (5.43%) Git (software)
7 5 (5.43%) SoapUI
8 4 (4.35%) Subversion
9 3 (3.26%) HP UFT
9 3 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.17%) Artifactory
10 2 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.17%) MSBuild
10 2 (2.17%) Ranorex
10 2 (2.17%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (33.70%) Finance
2 28 (30.43%) Telecoms
3 22 (23.91%) Retail
4 21 (22.83%) Banking
5 19 (20.65%) Games
6 9 (9.78%) Marketing
7 4 (4.35%) Local Government
8 3 (3.26%) Manufacturing
9 2 (2.17%) Automotive
10 1 (1.09%) Electronics
10 1 (1.09%) German Language
10 1 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (27.17%) Analyst
2 23 (25.00%) Tester
3 16 (17.39%) Test Analyst
4 12 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
4 12 (13.04%) Senior Test Analyst
5 11 (11.96%) Automation Tester
5 11 (11.96%) Test Manager
6 10 (10.87%) QA Analyst
7 9 (9.78%) Java Automation Tester
7 9 (9.78%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 9 (9.78%) Selenium Tester
8 8 (8.70%) Software Tester
9 6 (6.52%) QA Tester
9 6 (6.52%) Senior Automation Tester
9 6 (6.52%) Senior Tester
10 5 (5.43%) Digital Analyst
10 5 (5.43%) Quality Analyst
11 4 (4.35%) QA Engineer
11 4 (4.35%) Test Engineer
11 4 (4.35%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.57%) .NET
2 12 (13.04%) HTML
3 7 (7.61%) ASP.NET
4 6 (6.52%) Ajax
5 3 (3.26%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.26%) 802.1X
5 3 (3.26%) CSS
6 2 (2.17%) MFC
6 2 (2.17%) XML
7 1 (1.09%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.09%) Django
7 1 (1.09%) jQuery
7 1 (1.09%) Middleware
7 1 (1.09%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.70%) User Experience
2 5 (5.43%) Life Science
3 4 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.26%) PKI
4 3 (3.26%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.22%) Windows
2 9 (9.78%) Linux
2 9 (9.78%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.35%) Unix
4 3 (3.26%) Android
5 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (39.13%) SDLC
3 26 (28.26%) Logistics
4 23 (25.00%) Scrum
5 22 (23.91%) Test Scripting
6 20 (21.74%) Automated Testing
6 20 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (19.57%) Manual Testing
8 17 (18.48%) Performance Testing
9 16 (17.39%) Test Automation
10 14 (15.22%) Automation Testing
11 13 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (14.13%) System Testing
12 12 (13.04%) Kanban
12 12 (13.04%) Mentoring
12 12 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
13 10 (10.87%) Project Management
14 9 (9.78%) Defect Management
14 9 (9.78%) DevOps
14 9 (9.78%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.17%) Java
2 16 (17.39%) SQL
3 13 (14.13%) C#
4 8 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.70%) Perl
4 8 (8.70%) VB
5 7 (7.61%) VBScript
6 6 (6.52%) Python
6 6 (6.52%) VB.NET
7 5 (5.43%) C++
8 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.17%) Groovy
9 2 (2.17%) R
9 2 (2.17%) Ruby
10 1 (1.09%) C
10 1 (1.09%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 23 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 22 (23.91%) ISEB
3 16 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (13.04%) Degree
5 5 (5.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (43.48%) QA
2 5 (5.43%) SDET
3 2 (2.17%) GAMP
System Software
1 6 (6.52%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) Oracle
2 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.61%) HP
4 5 (5.43%) IBM
4 5 (5.43%) VMware
5 3 (3.26%) NICE Systems
6 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.17%) Splunk
7 1 (1.09%) SAP
7 1 (1.09%) Tableau
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Competitive
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