The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 166 151 189
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 41 64 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.83% 1.16% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 1.25% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 34 40 26
Average salary £48,750 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £23,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
4622 5106 5009
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.26% 92.67% 94.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3462 3686 3989
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Tester
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -13 18 £41,500 +10.66% 5
Slough +7 10 £53,500 +64.61%
Windsor - 4 £43,750 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title.

1 42 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
1 42 (34.71%) Selenium
2 37 (30.58%) QA
3 34 (28.10%) C#
4 31 (25.62%) SQL
5 30 (24.79%) Windows
5 30 (24.79%) ISEB
5 30 (24.79%) Degree
6 29 (23.97%) Automation Testing
6 29 (23.97%) Software Testing
7 28 (23.14%) .NET
8 25 (20.66%) JavaScript
9 23 (19.01%) Linux
9 23 (19.01%) Test Management
10 22 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
11 21 (17.36%) Computer Science
11 21 (17.36%) HTML
11 21 (17.36%) Automated Testing
12 19 (15.70%) Java
12 19 (15.70%) QuickTest Pro
12 19 (15.70%) Test Scripting
12 19 (15.70%) Security Cleared
13 18 (14.88%) ISTQB
14 17 (14.05%) Telecoms
14 17 (14.05%) Finance
14 17 (14.05%) C
14 17 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (13.22%) Test Automation
16 15 (12.40%) Penetration Testing
17 14 (11.57%) LoadRunner

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (8.26%) SharePoint Server
2 7 (5.79%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.96%) Drupal
4 2 (1.65%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.83%) MS Project
2 1 (0.83%) MS Office
2 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.92%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.48%) Firewall
2 3 (2.48%) Internet
2 3 (2.48%) DNS
3 2 (1.65%) SDH
3 2 (1.65%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.65%) HTTP
3 2 (1.65%) MPLS
4 1 (0.83%) LTE
4 1 (0.83%) Wireless Security
4 1 (0.83%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.83%) 4G
4 1 (0.83%) MVNO
4 1 (0.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.31%) MySQL
3 2 (1.65%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 42 (34.71%) Selenium
2 19 (15.70%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (11.57%) LoadRunner
4 13 (10.74%) TestDirector
5 10 (8.26%) Visual Studio
6 8 (6.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (6.61%) WebDriver
7 5 (4.13%) NUnit
8 4 (3.31%) Cucumber
8 4 (3.31%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.48%) TestComplete
9 3 (2.48%) Moq
9 3 (2.48%) JIRA
9 3 (2.48%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.65%) ProC
10 2 (1.65%) JMeter
10 2 (1.65%) Robotium
10 2 (1.65%) JBehave
11 1 (0.83%) TestNG
11 1 (0.83%) Mocha
General
1 17 (14.05%) Telecoms
1 17 (14.05%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Banking
3 6 (4.96%) Retail
4 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) Billing
5 1 (0.83%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (23.14%) .NET
2 21 (17.36%) HTML
3 13 (10.74%) jQuery
3 13 (10.74%) CSS
4 9 (7.44%) ASP.NET
5 8 (6.61%) Gherkin
6 6 (4.96%) LAMP
6 6 (4.96%) HTML5
7 5 (4.13%) SOAP
7 5 (4.13%) Web Services
8 4 (3.31%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.31%) WCF
9 3 (2.48%) Ajax
9 3 (2.48%) XML
10 2 (1.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (1.65%) REST
10 2 (1.65%) CSS3
11 1 (0.83%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.36%) Computer Science
2 17 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (10.74%) Mobile App
4 10 (8.26%) Data Centre
5 7 (5.79%) Replication
6 6 (4.96%) Mathematics
7 4 (3.31%) Social Media
8 3 (2.48%) User Experience
9 2 (1.65%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.65%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.83%) IPTV
10 1 (0.83%) Physics
10 1 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.79%) Windows
2 23 (19.01%) Linux
3 7 (5.79%) Windows XP
3 7 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.65%) Solaris
4 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.83%) Android
5 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.83%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (23.97%) Automation Testing
2 29 (23.97%) Software Testing
3 23 (19.01%) Test Management
4 21 (17.36%) Automated Testing
5 19 (15.70%) Test Scripting
6 16 (13.22%) Test Automation
7 15 (12.40%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (11.57%) Waterfall
9 11 (9.09%) System Testing
9 11 (9.09%) Scrum
10 10 (8.26%) Information Security
10 10 (8.26%) Performance Testing
10 10 (8.26%) Security Architecture
10 10 (8.26%) Performance Engineering
11 9 (7.44%) BDD
12 8 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (6.61%) Web Testing
13 7 (5.79%) Integration Testing
13 7 (5.79%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (28.10%) C#
2 31 (25.62%) SQL
3 25 (20.66%) JavaScript
4 19 (15.70%) Java
5 17 (14.05%) C
6 10 (8.26%) PHP
6 10 (8.26%) PowerShell
7 7 (5.79%) VB
7 7 (5.79%) Perl
7 7 (5.79%) C++
8 5 (4.13%) VBScript
9 4 (3.31%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.48%) Python
11 2 (1.65%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.65%) XPath
11 2 (1.65%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 30 (24.79%) ISEB
1 30 (24.79%) Degree
2 19 (15.70%) Security Cleared
3 18 (14.88%) ISTQB
4 13 (10.74%) OSCP
5 12 (9.92%) OSCE
6 10 (8.26%) CISSP
7 6 (4.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.48%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.65%) CEH
10 1 (0.83%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (30.58%) QA
2 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (5.79%) vSphere
1 7 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.65%) Netcool
3 1 (0.83%) Nmap
3 1 (0.83%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (11.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.79%) VMware
3 4 (3.31%) HP
3 4 (3.31%) Oracle
4 2 (1.65%) Remedy
4 2 (1.65%) Infovista
4 2 (1.65%) Cramer
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