The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 171 185 134
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -51
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 52 40 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.88% 0.76% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.81% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 40 31 82
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,850 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £42,500 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5483 4954 5888
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.11% 93.51% 94.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3985 3893 5061
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Tester
South East

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +5 22 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Newbury -7 5 £26,500 -18.46% 1
Maidenhead -14 4 £35,000 +84.21%
Slough -2 2 £30,000 +22.44%
Bracknell +14 1 £50,000 +132.55%
Wokingham - 1 £47,500 - 1
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 50 (47.62%) QA
2 38 (36.19%) Java
3 36 (34.29%) Degree
4 35 (33.33%) ISEB
5 33 (31.43%) Selenium
6 31 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (25.71%) ISTQB
8 25 (23.81%) Computer Science
8 25 (23.81%) Linux
9 24 (22.86%) .NET
10 23 (21.90%) Python
10 23 (21.90%) Manual Testing
10 23 (21.90%) Test Automation
11 22 (20.95%) Penetration Testing
12 20 (19.05%) Finance
13 19 (18.10%) C++
13 19 (18.10%) Test Scripting
13 19 (18.10%) Enterprise Software
14 18 (17.14%) User Stories
14 18 (17.14%) Perl
15 17 (16.19%) SQL
15 17 (16.19%) Disaster Recovery
15 17 (16.19%) Business Continuity
15 17 (16.19%) Document Management
15 17 (16.19%) Riak
15 17 (16.19%) Apache Cassandra
15 17 (16.19%) NoSQL
15 17 (16.19%) Stress Testing
16 16 (15.24%) WebDriver
16 16 (15.24%) SQL Server

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 4 (3.81%) Tomcat
1 4 (3.81%) Drupal
2 1 (0.95%) Node.js
2 1 (0.95%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 4 (3.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.86%) SaaS
2 2 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.95%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.95%) LAN
2 1 (0.95%) WAN
2 1 (0.95%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.19%) Apache Cassandra
1 17 (16.19%) NoSQL
1 17 (16.19%) Riak
2 16 (15.24%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.81%) MySQL
4 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.95%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 33 (31.43%) Selenium
2 16 (15.24%) WebDriver
3 9 (8.57%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (6.67%) JUnit
5 6 (5.71%) Visual Studio
6 5 (4.76%) TestComplete
7 4 (3.81%) Eclipse
7 4 (3.81%) LoadRunner
7 4 (3.81%) Rational Robot
7 4 (3.81%) MSTest
7 4 (3.81%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.81%) QAComplete
7 4 (3.81%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (1.90%) eggPlant
8 2 (1.90%) JIRA
8 2 (1.90%) TestNG
8 2 (1.90%) Behat
8 2 (1.90%) JMeter
8 2 (1.90%) Xcode
9 1 (0.95%) Subversion
General
1 20 (19.05%) Finance
2 4 (3.81%) Retail
3 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.90%) Publishing
5 1 (0.95%) Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Billing
5 1 (0.95%) Marketing
5 1 (0.95%) Electronics
5 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.86%) .NET
2 14 (13.33%) HTML
3 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.76%) XML
3 5 (4.76%) Swing
4 4 (3.81%) JDBC
4 4 (3.81%) JSP
4 4 (3.81%) Web Services
4 4 (3.81%) Smart GWT
5 3 (2.86%) LAMP
6 2 (1.90%) JSON
6 2 (1.90%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.95%) AutoMapper
7 1 (0.95%) Unity DI Container
7 1 (0.95%) jQuery
7 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.95%) Ajax
7 1 (0.95%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.95%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (23.81%) Computer Science
2 19 (18.10%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (5.71%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.81%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.90%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.90%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.95%) DTV
6 1 (0.95%) Open Source
6 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.81%) Linux
2 10 (9.52%) Windows
3 6 (5.71%) UNIX
4 2 (1.90%) Android
5 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.95%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.95%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (21.90%) Manual Testing
2 23 (21.90%) Test Automation
3 22 (20.95%) Penetration Testing
4 19 (18.10%) Test Scripting
5 18 (17.14%) User Stories
6 17 (16.19%) Document Management
6 17 (16.19%) Stress Testing
6 17 (16.19%) Business Continuity
6 17 (16.19%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (13.33%) Software Testing
8 11 (10.48%) Regression Testing
8 11 (10.48%) Automation Testing
9 10 (9.52%) Software Engineering
10 9 (8.57%) Change Control
11 8 (7.62%) Test Strategy
11 8 (7.62%) Automated Testing
11 8 (7.62%) Scrum
12 7 (6.67%) Web Development
13 6 (5.71%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 38 (36.19%) Java
2 23 (21.90%) Python
3 19 (18.10%) C++
4 18 (17.14%) Perl
5 17 (16.19%) SQL
6 15 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 10 (9.52%) PHP
7 10 (9.52%) C#
8 9 (8.57%) VB.NET
9 8 (7.62%) Progress 4GL
10 5 (4.76%) C
11 4 (3.81%) COBOL
12 2 (1.90%) Ruby
13 1 (0.95%) Scala
13 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.95%) VB
13 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.95%) VB6
Qualifications
1 36 (34.29%) Degree
2 35 (33.33%) ISEB
3 27 (25.71%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.86%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.90%) CISSP
5 2 (1.90%) OSCP
6 1 (0.95%) OSCE
6 1 (0.95%) OSWP
6 1 (0.95%) GIAC
6 1 (0.95%) CEH
6 1 (0.95%) GPEN
6 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (47.62%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) GAMP
2 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.90%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.95%) NFS
2 1 (0.95%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.95%) Puppet
2 1 (0.95%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.62%) IBM
3 3 (2.86%) HP
4 2 (1.90%) Citrix
4 2 (1.90%) VMware
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle
5 1 (0.95%) SAP
5 1 (0.95%) TIBCO
Newbury, Berkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum plus car and bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Mayflower Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago