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 6 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 143 171 177
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 82 53 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.71% 0.99% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 1.04% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 77 45 38
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +36.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,700 £22,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £55,000 £45,750
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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
4593 5115 5445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 95.77% 95.15% 94.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3759 3772 3946
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 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £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 6 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 6 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 +17 34 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Maidenhead - 18 £55,000 -
Wokingham - 10 £46,250 -
Bracknell - 7 £45,000 -
Slough -7 5 £44,000 -17.75%
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 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 73 (66.97%) QA
2 65 (59.63%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (52.29%) Selenium
4 31 (28.44%) SQL
5 30 (27.52%) .NET
5 30 (27.52%) Automation Testing
6 29 (26.61%) Test Automation
6 29 (26.61%) Java
7 26 (23.85%) C#
7 26 (23.85%) Finance
8 24 (22.02%) JIRA
9 23 (21.10%) Software Testing
10 20 (18.35%) Degree
10 20 (18.35%) ISEB
10 20 (18.35%) Performance Testing
10 20 (18.35%) Test Scripting
11 19 (17.43%) SQL Server
11 19 (17.43%) Linux
12 18 (16.51%) Windows
12 18 (16.51%) Automated Testing
12 18 (16.51%) BDD
13 16 (14.68%) Functional Testing
13 16 (14.68%) SDLC
14 15 (13.76%) Web Testing
14 15 (13.76%) Microsoft
14 15 (13.76%) MySQL
15 14 (12.84%) Firewall
16 13 (11.93%) NUnit
16 13 (11.93%) Perl
16 13 (11.93%) WebDriver

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 (10.09%) IIS
2 6 (5.50%) CMS
3 4 (3.67%) Drupal
3 4 (3.67%) Tuxedo
4 2 (1.83%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.84%) Firewall
2 11 (10.09%) SAN
2 11 (10.09%) Wireshark
3 10 (9.17%) IMAP
3 10 (9.17%) NAS
3 10 (9.17%) SMTP
4 7 (6.42%) DNS
4 7 (6.42%) Internet
4 7 (6.42%) TCP/IP
4 7 (6.42%) Wireless
5 4 (3.67%) ATM
6 1 (0.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.43%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.76%) MySQL
3 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 57 (52.29%) Selenium
2 24 (22.02%) JIRA
3 13 (11.93%) NUnit
3 13 (11.93%) WebDriver
4 12 (11.01%) JMeter
4 12 (11.01%) LoadRunner
5 11 (10.09%) AQtime
5 11 (10.09%) TestNG
5 11 (10.09%) WebLOAD
6 10 (9.17%) HP UFT
6 10 (9.17%) Visual Studio
7 9 (8.26%) Jenkins
8 8 (7.34%) Metasploit
9 7 (6.42%) Burp Suite
10 6 (5.50%) Gatling
11 5 (4.59%) Cucumber
11 5 (4.59%) SoapUI
11 5 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (2.75%) FitNesse
13 2 (1.83%) TestComplete
General
1 26 (23.85%) Finance
2 6 (5.50%) Retail
3 4 (3.67%) Banking
4 2 (1.83%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.83%) Marketing
4 2 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.92%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (27.52%) .NET
2 10 (9.17%) MAPI
3 8 (7.34%) HTML
4 7 (6.42%) 802.1X
4 7 (6.42%) Ajax
4 7 (6.42%) ASP.NET
5 6 (5.50%) Gherkin
6 4 (3.67%) Behat
6 4 (3.67%) LAMP
7 3 (2.75%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.75%) Web Services
8 1 (0.92%) CSS
8 1 (0.92%) Middleware
8 1 (0.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.09%) Computer Science
1 11 (10.09%) PMI
2 8 (7.34%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.67%) Contactless
3 4 (3.67%) EMV
3 4 (3.67%) Fintech
4 3 (2.75%) User Experience
5 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.83%) EPoS
6 1 (0.92%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.92%) iPad
6 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.43%) Linux
2 18 (16.51%) Windows
3 13 (11.93%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.83%) Android
5 1 (0.92%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (59.63%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (27.52%) Automation Testing
3 29 (26.61%) Test Automation
4 23 (21.10%) Software Testing
5 20 (18.35%) Performance Testing
5 20 (18.35%) Test Scripting
6 18 (16.51%) Automated Testing
6 18 (16.51%) BDD
7 16 (14.68%) Functional Testing
7 16 (14.68%) SDLC
8 15 (13.76%) Web Testing
9 12 (11.01%) Benchmarking
9 12 (11.01%) Integration Testing
9 12 (11.01%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (10.09%) Performance Engineering
10 11 (10.09%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (10.09%) Scrum
11 10 (9.17%) Penetration Testing
12 9 (8.26%) CRM
12 9 (8.26%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.44%) SQL
2 29 (26.61%) Java
3 26 (23.85%) C#
4 13 (11.93%) Perl
5 11 (10.09%) C++
5 11 (10.09%) JavaScript
6 8 (7.34%) Python
6 8 (7.34%) VB
7 7 (6.42%) Bash Shell
7 7 (6.42%) PowerShell
7 7 (6.42%) VBScript
8 6 (5.50%) PHP
9 4 (3.67%) Ruby
10 3 (2.75%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.83%) C
11 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (18.35%) Degree
1 20 (18.35%) ISEB
2 11 (10.09%) CREST Certified
2 11 (10.09%) ISTQB
2 11 (10.09%) PMI Certification
3 10 (9.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.92%) CEH
5 1 (0.92%) CISSP
5 1 (0.92%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (66.97%) QA
2 3 (2.75%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (10.09%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.17%) VMware ESX
2 10 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (10.09%) Perfmon
2 8 (7.34%) Nessus
3 7 (6.42%) Nmap
4 3 (2.75%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.92%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 15 (13.76%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.17%) VMware
3 7 (6.42%) Cisco
3 7 (6.42%) Fortinet
3 7 (6.42%) Juniper
3 7 (6.42%) Nokia
4 5 (4.59%) HP
5 4 (3.67%) CyberSource
5 4 (3.67%) DataCash
5 4 (3.67%) Elavon
5 4 (3.67%) Ingenico
5 4 (3.67%) Sage
5 4 (3.67%) TSYS
5 4 (3.67%) VeriFone
5 4 (3.67%) VocaLink
5 4 (3.67%) WorldPay
6 3 (2.75%) IBM
6 3 (2.75%) Oracle
7 2 (1.83%) Capita
8 1 (0.92%) Telerik
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