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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 143 168 176
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 80 52 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.46% 0.97% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.04% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 63 43 40
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
5162 5023 4894
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 94.20% 93.66% 93.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3797 3715 4080
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +24 45 £34,000 -9.33% 12
Slough +5 8 £45,000 +63.63%
Maidenhead +14 7 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Windsor - 7 £45,000 -
Newbury -14 5 £28,000 +47.36%
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 72 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (38.89%) ISEB
3 56 (34.57%) Selenium
4 54 (33.33%) QA
5 41 (25.31%) Automation Testing
6 38 (23.46%) ISTQB
6 38 (23.46%) SQL
7 37 (22.84%) Software Testing
8 36 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
9 32 (19.75%) Finance
10 31 (19.14%) Test Scripting
11 30 (18.52%) Degree
12 26 (16.05%) Java
12 26 (16.05%) Windows
12 26 (16.05%) HP Quality Center
13 25 (15.43%) Test Automation
13 25 (15.43%) JavaScript
13 25 (15.43%) HTML
14 24 (14.81%) Automated Testing
15 22 (13.58%) C#
15 22 (13.58%) Security Cleared
15 22 (13.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 20 (12.35%) .NET
16 20 (12.35%) PHP
16 20 (12.35%) Waterfall
16 20 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (12.35%) System Testing
17 18 (11.11%) Manual Testing
17 18 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
17 18 (11.11%) jQuery

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 18 (11.11%) Drupal
2 9 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (3.70%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.47%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.23%) CMS
6 1 (0.62%) IIS
6 1 (0.62%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 11 (6.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) JDE OneWorld
1 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.79%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.09%) Internet
3 4 (2.47%) LTE
3 4 (2.47%) 4G
3 4 (2.47%) MVNO
4 3 (1.85%) HTTP
5 2 (1.23%) SNMP
5 2 (1.23%) Firewall
5 2 (1.23%) Wireless
5 2 (1.23%) DNS
6 1 (0.62%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.62%) SAN
6 1 (0.62%) IMAP
6 1 (0.62%) NAS
6 1 (0.62%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.56%) MySQL
2 8 (4.94%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 56 (34.57%) Selenium
2 36 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (8.64%) WebDriver
4 13 (8.02%) TestDirector
5 10 (6.17%) LoadRunner
6 7 (4.32%) NUnit
6 7 (4.32%) TestComplete
7 6 (3.70%) WinRunner
8 5 (3.09%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.09%) Moq
8 5 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (3.09%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.47%) JIRA
10 3 (1.85%) Hudson
10 3 (1.85%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.23%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.23%) JUnit
12 1 (0.62%) JMeter
12 1 (0.62%) TestNG
12 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (19.75%) Finance
2 12 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.79%) Manufacturing
4 8 (4.94%) Retail
5 7 (4.32%) Banking
6 4 (2.47%) Billing
7 2 (1.23%) Games
8 1 (0.62%) Electronics
8 1 (0.62%) Local Government
8 1 (0.62%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (15.43%) HTML
2 20 (12.35%) .NET
3 18 (11.11%) CSS
3 18 (11.11%) LAMP
3 18 (11.11%) jQuery
3 18 (11.11%) Gherkin
4 9 (5.56%) XML
5 7 (4.32%) HTML5
6 5 (3.09%) SOAP
7 4 (2.47%) Web Services
7 4 (2.47%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.85%) Ajax
8 3 (1.85%) REST
8 3 (1.85%) CSS3
8 3 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.62%) JSON
9 1 (0.62%) JSP
9 1 (0.62%) XSLT
9 1 (0.62%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.56%) Open Source
4 8 (4.94%) Mathematics
5 6 (3.70%) Clustering
6 4 (2.47%) AS400
6 4 (2.47%) iSeries
7 3 (1.85%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.85%) User Experience
7 3 (1.85%) Replication
7 3 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.23%) SCADA
9 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.62%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.05%) Windows
2 13 (8.02%) Linux
3 9 (5.56%) Windows XP
4 5 (3.09%) UNIX
5 4 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.23%) Debian
6 2 (1.23%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.23%) CentOS
7 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (25.31%) Automation Testing
3 37 (22.84%) Software Testing
4 31 (19.14%) Test Scripting
5 25 (15.43%) Test Automation
6 24 (14.81%) Automated Testing
7 20 (12.35%) System Testing
7 20 (12.35%) Waterfall
8 18 (11.11%) Manual Testing
8 18 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (10.49%) BDD
10 15 (9.26%) Regression Testing
11 12 (7.41%) Scrum
12 11 (6.79%) Test Management
13 10 (6.17%) V-Model
13 10 (6.17%) Integration Testing
13 10 (6.17%) Validation
14 9 (5.56%) Performance Testing
15 8 (4.94%) Agile Testing
16 6 (3.70%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (23.46%) SQL
2 26 (16.05%) Java
3 25 (15.43%) JavaScript
4 22 (13.58%) C#
5 20 (12.35%) PHP
6 9 (5.56%) C
6 9 (5.56%) Perl
7 7 (4.32%) VBScript
8 6 (3.70%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.09%) C++
10 4 (2.47%) VB
10 4 (2.47%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.85%) Ruby
12 2 (1.23%) Python
13 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 63 (38.89%) ISEB
2 38 (23.46%) ISTQB
3 30 (18.52%) Degree
4 22 (13.58%) Security Cleared
4 22 (13.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.09%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.23%) CEH
6 2 (1.23%) OSCP
6 2 (1.23%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (33.33%) QA
2 4 (2.47%) GAMP
3 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.62%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.47%) vSphere
3 1 (0.62%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 26 (16.05%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (3.70%) Netcool
2 6 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.62%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.62%) PureDisk
3 1 (0.62%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (9.88%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.70%) Citrix
2 6 (3.70%) Veritas
2 6 (3.70%) McAfee
2 6 (3.70%) VMware
3 5 (3.09%) HP
4 2 (1.23%) SAP
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle
5 1 (0.62%) TIBCO
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