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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 148 188 165
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 81 52 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.39% 0.87% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 0.94% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 62 37 46
Average salary £37,500 £47,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.21% +34.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,150 £21,800 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £53,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
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
5443 5557 5073
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.63% 93.21% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3759 4164 4182
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +0.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 24 £25,000 -37.50% 4
Maidenhead +11 16 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Newbury +14 11 £26,500 +39.47%
Slough -3 11 £34,000 -32.00% 1
Windsor - 5 £45,000 - 2
Bracknell - 2 £33,250 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 56 (39.72%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (39.01%) ISEB
3 50 (35.46%) QA
4 42 (29.79%) Finance
5 40 (28.37%) Selenium
6 34 (24.11%) SQL
6 34 (24.11%) ISTQB
7 33 (23.40%) Automation Testing
8 30 (21.28%) Software Testing
9 28 (19.86%) Windows
9 28 (19.86%) QuickTest Pro
10 27 (19.15%) Degree
11 24 (17.02%) Manual Testing
12 23 (16.31%) Test Scripting
12 23 (16.31%) HP Quality Center
13 21 (14.89%) Test Automation
13 21 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 21 (14.89%) Automated Testing
14 20 (14.18%) Java
15 19 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (12.77%) System Testing
17 17 (12.06%) PHP
18 16 (11.35%) .NET
18 16 (11.35%) User Acceptance Testing
19 15 (10.64%) C#
19 15 (10.64%) Telecoms
20 14 (9.93%) LAMP
20 14 (9.93%) XML
20 14 (9.93%) Microsoft
20 14 (9.93%) Drupal

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 14 (9.93%) Drupal
2 6 (4.26%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (4.26%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.84%) IIS
4 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.71%) CMS
4 1 (0.71%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 11 (7.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.55%) SNMP
1 5 (3.55%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.84%) SMTP
2 4 (2.84%) SAN
2 4 (2.84%) Internet
2 4 (2.84%) IMAP
2 4 (2.84%) NAS
3 3 (2.13%) 4G
3 3 (2.13%) MVNO
3 3 (2.13%) LTE
4 2 (1.42%) Wireless
5 1 (0.71%) Firewall
5 1 (0.71%) HTTP
5 1 (0.71%) DNS
5 1 (0.71%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.67%) MySQL
3 4 (2.84%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 40 (28.37%) Selenium
2 28 (19.86%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (7.80%) WebDriver
4 10 (7.09%) TestDirector
5 6 (4.26%) WinRunner
5 6 (4.26%) LoadRunner
5 6 (4.26%) NUnit
5 6 (4.26%) TestComplete
6 4 (2.84%) WebLOAD
6 4 (2.84%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.84%) Moq
6 4 (2.84%) AQtime
6 4 (2.84%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.13%) Hudson
7 3 (2.13%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.13%) JUnit
8 2 (1.42%) JIRA
9 1 (0.71%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
General
1 42 (29.79%) Finance
2 15 (10.64%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.38%) Manufacturing
4 8 (5.67%) Banking
5 5 (3.55%) Retail
6 4 (2.84%) Billing
7 3 (2.13%) Games
8 1 (0.71%) Electronics
8 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.35%) .NET
2 14 (9.93%) XML
2 14 (9.93%) LAMP
3 13 (9.22%) Gherkin
4 12 (8.51%) HTML
5 7 (4.96%) CSS
5 7 (4.96%) jQuery
6 4 (2.84%) MAPI
7 3 (2.13%) Web Services
8 2 (1.42%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.42%) Ajax
9 1 (0.71%) JSON
9 1 (0.71%) Middleware
9 1 (0.71%) HTML5
9 1 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.71%) REST
9 1 (0.71%) CSS3
9 1 (0.71%) JSP
9 1 (0.71%) SOAP
9 1 (0.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.09%) Mathematics
2 10 (7.09%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.38%) Open Source
4 6 (4.26%) Clustering
5 4 (2.84%) iSeries
5 4 (2.84%) AS400
6 3 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.42%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.42%) SCADA
8 1 (0.71%) EMV
8 1 (0.71%) DTV
8 1 (0.71%) iPad
8 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (19.86%) Windows
2 11 (7.80%) Linux
3 7 (4.96%) Windows XP
4 6 (4.26%) UNIX
5 5 (3.55%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.42%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.42%) Debian
6 2 (1.42%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.42%) Android
6 2 (1.42%) CentOS
6 2 (1.42%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (39.72%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (23.40%) Automation Testing
3 30 (21.28%) Software Testing
4 24 (17.02%) Manual Testing
5 23 (16.31%) Test Scripting
6 21 (14.89%) Test Automation
6 21 (14.89%) Automated Testing
7 18 (12.77%) System Testing
8 16 (11.35%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (8.51%) Integration Testing
9 12 (8.51%) Scrum
9 12 (8.51%) Regression Testing
9 12 (8.51%) BDD
10 8 (5.67%) Waterfall
10 8 (5.67%) Validation
10 8 (5.67%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (4.96%) V-Model
12 6 (4.26%) Test Management
13 4 (2.84%) Performance Testing
13 4 (2.84%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 34 (24.11%) SQL
2 20 (14.18%) Java
3 17 (12.06%) PHP
4 15 (10.64%) C#
5 13 (9.22%) JavaScript
6 11 (7.80%) VBScript
7 8 (5.67%) Perl
8 6 (4.26%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.55%) Ruby
9 5 (3.55%) Python
10 4 (2.84%) C++
10 4 (2.84%) C
11 2 (1.42%) VB
12 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 55 (39.01%) ISEB
2 34 (24.11%) ISTQB
3 27 (19.15%) Degree
4 21 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (9.93%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.55%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.42%) CEH
7 2 (1.42%) OSCP
7 2 (1.42%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (35.46%) QA
2 4 (2.84%) GAMP
3 2 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.71%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.84%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (16.31%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.26%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (4.26%) Netcool
2 6 (4.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (2.84%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.84%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.84%) PureDisk
4 1 (0.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (9.93%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.26%) Citrix
2 6 (4.26%) Veritas
2 6 (4.26%) McAfee
2 6 (4.26%) VMware
3 5 (3.55%) HP
4 3 (2.13%) Oracle
5 2 (1.42%) SAP
6 1 (0.71%) TIBCO
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Posted: 2 days ago
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