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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 189 161 189
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 29 61 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.57% 1.09% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.17% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 23 38 26
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £22,500 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
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
4727 5204 5078
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.51% 93.04% 93.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3586 3758 4059
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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
Slough 0 7 £53,500 +64.61%
Reading -17 7 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Windsor - 4 £43,750 -
Bracknell +16 1 £30,000 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 36 (34.95%) Selenium
2 34 (33.01%) QA
3 33 (32.04%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (29.13%) C#
5 28 (27.18%) Software Testing
6 26 (25.24%) .NET
7 25 (24.27%) SQL
7 25 (24.27%) Windows
7 25 (24.27%) Degree
8 24 (23.30%) Automation Testing
9 23 (22.33%) ISEB
10 22 (21.36%) Linux
10 22 (21.36%) Test Management
11 20 (19.42%) JavaScript
12 19 (18.45%) Automated Testing
13 17 (16.50%) Telecoms
13 17 (16.50%) Computer Science
14 16 (15.53%) HP Quality Center
14 16 (15.53%) Finance
14 16 (15.53%) HTML
14 16 (15.53%) Java
15 15 (14.56%) Penetration Testing
15 15 (14.56%) Test Automation
15 15 (14.56%) Test Scripting
16 14 (13.59%) Security Cleared
16 14 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (13.59%) ISTQB
16 14 (13.59%) C
17 13 (12.62%) HP UFT
17 13 (12.62%) OSCP

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 8 (7.77%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (4.85%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.88%) Drupal
4 2 (1.94%) CMS
5 1 (0.97%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.97%) MS Project
2 1 (0.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.74%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.91%) DNS
2 3 (2.91%) Internet
2 3 (2.91%) Firewall
3 2 (1.94%) MPLS
3 2 (1.94%) SDH
3 2 (1.94%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.97%) HTTP
4 1 (0.97%) Wireless
4 1 (0.97%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.97%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.91%) MySQL
3 1 (0.97%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 36 (34.95%) Selenium
2 13 (12.62%) HP UFT
3 11 (10.68%) Visual Studio
4 10 (9.71%) TestDirector
4 10 (9.71%) LoadRunner
5 8 (7.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (6.80%) WebDriver
7 5 (4.85%) Cucumber
7 5 (4.85%) NUnit
8 4 (3.88%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.91%) Moq
9 3 (2.91%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.91%) TestComplete
10 2 (1.94%) ProC
10 2 (1.94%) JMeter
10 2 (1.94%) JBehave
10 2 (1.94%) Robotium
11 1 (0.97%) Gradle
11 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.97%) Grunt
General
1 17 (16.50%) Telecoms
2 16 (15.53%) Finance
3 9 (8.74%) Banking
4 5 (4.85%) Retail
5 2 (1.94%) Marketing
6 1 (0.97%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (25.24%) .NET
2 16 (15.53%) HTML
3 9 (8.74%) ASP.NET
4 8 (7.77%) CSS
4 8 (7.77%) Gherkin
4 8 (7.77%) jQuery
5 4 (3.88%) AngularJS
5 4 (3.88%) WCF
5 4 (3.88%) Web Services
5 4 (3.88%) LAMP
6 3 (2.91%) Ajax
6 3 (2.91%) XML
6 3 (2.91%) SOAP
6 3 (2.91%) HTML5
7 1 (0.97%) REST
7 1 (0.97%) CSS3
7 1 (0.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.97%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.50%) Computer Science
2 14 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (12.62%) Mobile App
4 10 (9.71%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.85%) Mathematics
5 5 (4.85%) Replication
6 4 (3.88%) Social Media
7 2 (1.94%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.94%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.94%) User Experience
8 1 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.97%) IPTV
8 1 (0.97%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 25 (24.27%) Windows
2 22 (21.36%) Linux
3 5 (4.85%) Windows XP
3 5 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.94%) Solaris
4 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.97%) Android
5 1 (0.97%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (32.04%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (27.18%) Software Testing
3 24 (23.30%) Automation Testing
4 22 (21.36%) Test Management
5 19 (18.45%) Automated Testing
6 15 (14.56%) Penetration Testing
6 15 (14.56%) Test Scripting
6 15 (14.56%) Test Automation
7 11 (10.68%) Scrum
8 10 (9.71%) Information Security
8 10 (9.71%) Security Architecture
9 9 (8.74%) Performance Testing
10 8 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (7.77%) Waterfall
10 8 (7.77%) BDD
10 8 (7.77%) Performance Engineering
11 7 (6.80%) OWASP
11 7 (6.80%) Integration Testing
11 7 (6.80%) Web Testing
11 7 (6.80%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (29.13%) C#
2 25 (24.27%) SQL
3 20 (19.42%) JavaScript
4 16 (15.53%) Java
5 14 (13.59%) C
6 8 (7.77%) PowerShell
7 7 (6.80%) VB
7 7 (6.80%) Perl
7 7 (6.80%) PHP
8 5 (4.85%) C++
8 5 (4.85%) VBScript
9 4 (3.88%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.91%) Python
11 2 (1.94%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.94%) XPath
11 2 (1.94%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 25 (24.27%) Degree
2 23 (22.33%) ISEB
3 14 (13.59%) Security Cleared
3 14 (13.59%) ISTQB
4 13 (12.62%) OSCP
5 12 (11.65%) OSCE
6 10 (9.71%) CISSP
7 4 (3.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.91%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.94%) CEH
10 1 (0.97%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (33.01%) QA
2 2 (1.94%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (4.85%) vSphere
2 1 (0.97%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (15.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.94%) Netcool
3 1 (0.97%) Nessus
3 1 (0.97%) Nmap
Vendors
1 12 (11.65%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.85%) VMware
3 4 (3.88%) Oracle
4 3 (2.91%) HP
5 2 (1.94%) Remedy
5 2 (1.94%) Infovista
5 2 (1.94%) Cramer
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