The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Berkshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 123 183 159
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 84 44 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.89% 0.85% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 0.89% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 81 37 39
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £23,400 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4275 4925 5280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 96.20% 95.32% 94.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3469 3678 3792
Median salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,876 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Berkshire region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Berkshire region.

Tester Salary Trend in Berkshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Tester
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 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 +32 31 £55,000 +27.90% 5
Maidenhead - 18 £55,000 -
Bracknell - 10 £45,000 - 1
Wokingham - 8 £40,000 -
Slough -1 5 £44,000 -17.75% 1
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 83 (70.94%) QA
2 74 (63.25%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (58.12%) Selenium
4 36 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 33 (28.21%) Java
6 32 (27.35%) SQL
6 32 (27.35%) Automation Testing
7 28 (23.93%) .NET
8 26 (22.22%) Linux
8 26 (22.22%) Finance
9 25 (21.37%) JIRA
9 25 (21.37%) Software Testing
10 24 (20.51%) ISEB
11 23 (19.66%) C#
12 22 (18.80%) BDD
12 22 (18.80%) Performance Testing
13 21 (17.95%) Web Testing
13 21 (17.95%) Degree
14 20 (17.09%) Automated Testing
14 20 (17.09%) MySQL
14 20 (17.09%) Test Scripting
14 20 (17.09%) Functional Testing
15 19 (16.24%) WebDriver
15 19 (16.24%) SQL Server
16 18 (15.38%) SDLC
17 17 (14.53%) Perl
17 17 (14.53%) Windows
17 17 (14.53%) Firewall
18 16 (13.68%) Microsoft
19 14 (11.97%) JMeter

Tester Skill Set
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 11 (9.40%) IIS
2 9 (7.69%) CMS
3 4 (3.42%) Drupal
4 2 (1.71%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 4 (3.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.53%) Firewall
2 11 (9.40%) SAN
2 11 (9.40%) Wireshark
3 10 (8.55%) DNS
3 10 (8.55%) IMAP
3 10 (8.55%) Internet
3 10 (8.55%) NAS
3 10 (8.55%) SMTP
3 10 (8.55%) TCP/IP
4 7 (5.98%) Wireless
5 2 (1.71%) ATM
5 2 (1.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.09%) MySQL
2 19 (16.24%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.42%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 68 (58.12%) Selenium
2 25 (21.37%) JIRA
3 19 (16.24%) WebDriver
4 14 (11.97%) JMeter
4 14 (11.97%) TestNG
5 13 (11.11%) LoadRunner
5 13 (11.11%) NUnit
6 11 (9.40%) AQtime
6 11 (9.40%) Visual Studio
6 11 (9.40%) WebLOAD
7 10 (8.55%) HP UFT
8 9 (7.69%) Gatling
8 9 (7.69%) Jenkins
9 8 (6.84%) Metasploit
9 8 (6.84%) SoapUI
10 7 (5.98%) Burp Suite
10 7 (5.98%) Cucumber
11 4 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.71%) SpecFlow
12 2 (1.71%) TestComplete
General
1 26 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (3.42%) Retail
3 2 (1.71%) Banking
3 2 (1.71%) Marketing
3 2 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.85%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (23.93%) .NET
2 13 (11.11%) HTML
3 10 (8.55%) Ajax
3 10 (8.55%) ASP.NET
3 10 (8.55%) MAPI
4 7 (5.98%) 802.1X
4 7 (5.98%) Gherkin
5 5 (4.27%) Web Services
6 4 (3.42%) Behat
6 4 (3.42%) LAMP
6 4 (3.42%) SOAP
7 2 (1.71%) CSS
8 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.85%) Middleware
8 1 (0.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.40%) Computer Science
1 11 (9.40%) PMI
2 7 (5.98%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (2.56%) User Experience
5 2 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.71%) Contactless
5 2 (1.71%) EMV
5 2 (1.71%) EPoS
5 2 (1.71%) Fintech
6 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.85%) iPad
6 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.22%) Linux
2 17 (14.53%) Windows
3 14 (11.97%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.71%) Android
5 1 (0.85%) KNOPPIX
5 1 (0.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (63.25%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 32 (27.35%) Automation Testing
4 25 (21.37%) Software Testing
5 22 (18.80%) BDD
5 22 (18.80%) Performance Testing
6 21 (17.95%) Web Testing
7 20 (17.09%) Automated Testing
7 20 (17.09%) Functional Testing
7 20 (17.09%) Test Scripting
8 18 (15.38%) SDLC
9 13 (11.11%) Scrum
10 12 (10.26%) Agile Testing
10 12 (10.26%) Benchmarking
10 12 (10.26%) CRM
10 12 (10.26%) Integration Testing
10 12 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (9.40%) Non-Functional Testing
11 11 (9.40%) Performance Engineering
11 11 (9.40%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 33 (28.21%) Java
2 32 (27.35%) SQL
3 23 (19.66%) C#
4 17 (14.53%) Perl
5 14 (11.97%) JavaScript
6 11 (9.40%) C++
7 10 (8.55%) Bash Shell
7 10 (8.55%) Python
7 10 (8.55%) VB
8 9 (7.69%) VBScript
9 7 (5.98%) PHP
9 7 (5.98%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.56%) Ruby
10 3 (2.56%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (20.51%) ISEB
2 21 (17.95%) Degree
3 11 (9.40%) ISTQB
3 11 (9.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (9.40%) PMI Certification
4 8 (6.84%) CREST Certified
5 3 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.85%) CEH
6 1 (0.85%) CISSP
6 1 (0.85%) OSCP
6 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (70.94%) QA
2 4 (3.42%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (9.40%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.55%) VMware ESX
2 10 (8.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (9.40%) Perfmon
2 8 (6.84%) Nessus
3 7 (5.98%) Nmap
4 1 (0.85%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (13.68%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.55%) VMware
3 7 (5.98%) Cisco
3 7 (5.98%) Fortinet
3 7 (5.98%) Juniper
3 7 (5.98%) Nokia
4 4 (3.42%) IBM
5 3 (2.56%) Oracle
6 2 (1.71%) Capita
6 2 (1.71%) CyberSource
6 2 (1.71%) DataCash
6 2 (1.71%) Elavon
6 2 (1.71%) Ingenico
6 2 (1.71%) Sage
6 2 (1.71%) TSYS
6 2 (1.71%) VeriFone
6 2 (1.71%) VocaLink
6 2 (1.71%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.85%) HP
7 1 (0.85%) Telerik
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Health/Life Insurance, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
HiFX Europe Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Premier IT
Salary: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Varied Depending on Experience
Posted: 24 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago