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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 162 174 188
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 64 49 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.08% 0.87% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 0.94% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 55 45 36
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £25,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +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
5420 5234 5249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.85% 93.15% 94.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3729 4037 4379
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £62,000 £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 23 September 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 23 September 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
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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 -3 29 £41,500 +18.57% 1
Maidenhead -7 14 £37,500 -25.00%
Slough +1 5 £42,000 -16.00%
Newbury +4 4 £38,750 +17.42% 2
Bracknell -1 1 £25,000 -26.47%
Windsor - 1 £50,000 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 58 (46.40%) Finance
2 46 (36.80%) ISEB
3 44 (35.20%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (35.20%) QA
4 32 (25.60%) Degree
4 32 (25.60%) Manual Testing
5 27 (21.60%) Automation Testing
6 25 (20.00%) ISTQB
7 24 (19.20%) SQL
7 24 (19.20%) HP Quality Center
8 23 (18.40%) Selenium
8 23 (18.40%) QuickTest Pro
9 21 (16.80%) Software Testing
10 19 (15.20%) System Testing
10 19 (15.20%) Automated Testing
11 18 (14.40%) C#
11 18 (14.40%) SQL Server
11 18 (14.40%) XML
12 17 (13.60%) .NET
12 17 (13.60%) Java
12 17 (13.60%) VBScript
12 17 (13.60%) Integration Testing
13 16 (12.80%) Windows
14 15 (12.00%) Telecoms
14 15 (12.00%) Scrum
14 15 (12.00%) Test Automation
14 15 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 14 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (9.60%) Linux
16 12 (9.60%) Mathematics

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 6 (4.80%) IIS
1 6 (4.80%) Drupal
2 2 (1.60%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (0.80%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.80%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.60%) SaaS
2 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.80%) SMTP
1 6 (4.80%) SNMP
1 6 (4.80%) SAN
1 6 (4.80%) IMAP
1 6 (4.80%) NAS
2 3 (2.40%) 4G
2 3 (2.40%) MVNO
2 3 (2.40%) LTE
3 2 (1.60%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.60%) Wireless
3 2 (1.60%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.60%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.80%) LAN
4 1 (0.80%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (18.40%) QuickTest Pro
1 23 (18.40%) Selenium
2 8 (6.40%) WebDriver
3 6 (4.80%) AQtime
3 6 (4.80%) Visual Studio
3 6 (4.80%) WebLOAD
3 6 (4.80%) LoadRunner
4 5 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.20%) JUnit
5 4 (3.20%) TestDirector
5 4 (3.20%) Hudson
5 4 (3.20%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.60%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.60%) TestNG
6 2 (1.60%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.60%) JMeter
7 1 (0.80%) NUnit
7 1 (0.80%) Subversion
7 1 (0.80%) JIRA
7 1 (0.80%) Firebug
General
1 58 (46.40%) Finance
2 15 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.60%) Banking
4 6 (4.80%) Retail
5 4 (3.20%) Billing
5 4 (3.20%) Electronics
5 4 (3.20%) Games
6 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.60%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.40%) XML
2 17 (13.60%) .NET
3 6 (4.80%) MAPI
3 6 (4.80%) LAMP
4 5 (4.00%) Gherkin
5 3 (2.40%) Middleware
5 3 (2.40%) HTML
5 3 (2.40%) Web Services
6 2 (1.60%) XSLT
6 2 (1.60%) JSON
6 2 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.80%) CSS
7 1 (0.80%) JSP
7 1 (0.80%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.60%) Mathematics
3 9 (7.20%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.80%) Open Source
5 2 (1.60%) iSeries
5 2 (1.60%) DTV
5 2 (1.60%) AS400
5 2 (1.60%) SCADA
6 1 (0.80%) Clustering
6 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.80%) EMV
6 1 (0.80%) iPad
6 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.80%) Windows
2 12 (9.60%) Linux
3 11 (8.80%) UNIX
4 4 (3.20%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.20%) Windows XP
4 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.40%) Windows Vista
5 3 (2.40%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.60%) CentOS
6 2 (1.60%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.60%) Android
6 2 (1.60%) Debian
6 2 (1.60%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.80%) AIX
7 1 (0.80%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (35.20%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (25.60%) Manual Testing
3 27 (21.60%) Automation Testing
4 21 (16.80%) Software Testing
5 19 (15.20%) Automated Testing
5 19 (15.20%) System Testing
6 17 (13.60%) Integration Testing
7 15 (12.00%) Scrum
7 15 (12.00%) Test Automation
8 11 (8.80%) Test Scripting
8 11 (8.80%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (7.20%) Regression Testing
10 8 (6.40%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (4.80%) Benchmarking
11 6 (4.80%) BDD
12 5 (4.00%) Test Strategy
13 4 (3.20%) Test Planning
14 3 (2.40%) V-Model
14 3 (2.40%) Configuration Management
14 3 (2.40%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.20%) SQL
2 18 (14.40%) C#
3 17 (13.60%) Java
3 17 (13.60%) VBScript
4 8 (6.40%) PHP
5 7 (5.60%) Python
5 7 (5.60%) Perl
6 6 (4.80%) C++
6 6 (4.80%) Shell Script
7 5 (4.00%) Ruby
8 4 (3.20%) C
9 3 (2.40%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.40%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (36.80%) ISEB
2 32 (25.60%) Degree
3 25 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 15 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (4.80%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.40%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.60%) CEH
7 2 (1.60%) OSCP
7 2 (1.60%) OSCE
8 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (35.20%) QA
2 3 (2.40%) GAMP
3 2 (1.60%) ISO 8583
3 2 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.80%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.60%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.80%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.80%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 24 (19.20%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.80%) NetBackup
2 6 (4.80%) Backup Exec
2 6 (4.80%) PureDisk
3 4 (3.20%) Opsview
4 2 (1.60%) Puppet
5 1 (0.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.80%) Nessus
5 1 (0.80%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 11 (8.80%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.60%) VMware
3 6 (4.80%) HP
4 3 (2.40%) Oracle
5 2 (1.60%) SAP
5 2 (1.60%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.80%) Citrix
6 1 (0.80%) Veritas
Berkshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Unspecified £35/45.k
Posted: Yesterday
Ascot, Berkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £28,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 11 days ago