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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 149 180 192
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 72 43 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.32% 0.77% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 0.82% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 62 38 25
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,300 £28,550 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £41,500
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
5107 5239 4908
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.36% 93.62% 94.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3805 3852 3927
Average salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 March 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 March 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
(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 +27 55 £45,000 - 5
Slough +18 9 £52,500 +90.90%
Newbury +10 2 £28,000 +5.66%
Maidenhead -7 2 £37,500 +7.14%
Windsor - 2 £42,500 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 66 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (37.82%) Selenium
3 58 (37.18%) QA
4 51 (32.69%) ISEB
5 39 (25.00%) SQL
5 39 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 37 (23.72%) Software Testing
7 35 (22.44%) Windows
8 34 (21.79%) ISTQB
9 32 (20.51%) Degree
9 32 (20.51%) Test Scripting
9 32 (20.51%) QuickTest Pro
10 31 (19.87%) C#
10 31 (19.87%) Automated Testing
11 29 (18.59%) JavaScript
11 29 (18.59%) .NET
12 28 (17.95%) HTML
13 27 (17.31%) Java
14 26 (16.67%) Security Cleared
15 24 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
15 24 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
16 22 (14.10%) Microsoft
16 22 (14.10%) Computer Science
17 21 (13.46%) Test Management
17 21 (13.46%) Test Automation
17 21 (13.46%) Waterfall
18 19 (12.18%) jQuery
18 19 (12.18%) PHP
18 19 (12.18%) Linux
18 19 (12.18%) CSS

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 14 (8.97%) Drupal
2 13 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
3 8 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.85%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.28%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (7.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.64%) MS Project
2 1 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.97%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.21%) Internet
3 3 (1.92%) HTTP
4 2 (1.28%) DNS
4 2 (1.28%) Firewall
5 1 (0.64%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.64%) LTE
5 1 (0.64%) 4G
5 1 (0.64%) MVNO
5 1 (0.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.77%) MySQL
3 5 (3.21%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 59 (37.82%) Selenium
2 32 (20.51%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (9.62%) WebDriver
4 14 (8.97%) TestDirector
5 13 (8.33%) LoadRunner
6 10 (6.41%) Visual Studio
7 9 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (4.49%) TestComplete
8 7 (4.49%) NUnit
9 6 (3.85%) WinRunner
10 5 (3.21%) Moq
10 5 (3.21%) SoapUI
11 4 (2.56%) Cucumber
11 4 (2.56%) JIRA
12 2 (1.28%) SpecFlow
12 2 (1.28%) Robotium
12 2 (1.28%) JBehave
12 2 (1.28%) JMeter
13 1 (0.64%) TestPartner
13 1 (0.64%) Toad
General
1 19 (12.18%) Finance
2 10 (6.41%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.77%) Manufacturing
4 7 (4.49%) Banking
5 4 (2.56%) Retail
6 2 (1.28%) Marketing
7 1 (0.64%) Billing
7 1 (0.64%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.59%) .NET
2 28 (17.95%) HTML
3 19 (12.18%) jQuery
3 19 (12.18%) CSS
4 15 (9.62%) Gherkin
5 14 (8.97%) LAMP
6 7 (4.49%) ASP.NET
6 7 (4.49%) HTML5
7 6 (3.85%) SOAP
7 6 (3.85%) Web Services
8 5 (3.21%) XML
9 3 (1.92%) Ajax
9 3 (1.92%) REST
9 3 (1.92%) CSS3
9 3 (1.92%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.92%) WCF
10 1 (0.64%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (14.10%) Computer Science
3 12 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 8 (5.13%) Mathematics
5 7 (4.49%) Open Source
5 7 (4.49%) Replication
6 6 (3.85%) Clustering
7 4 (2.56%) Social Media
8 3 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.92%) User Experience
9 2 (1.28%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.28%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.64%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.44%) Windows
2 19 (12.18%) Linux
3 13 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 8 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.92%) UNIX
6 2 (1.28%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.64%) Solaris
7 1 (0.64%) Android
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.64%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 37 (23.72%) Software Testing
4 32 (20.51%) Test Scripting
5 31 (19.87%) Automated Testing
6 21 (13.46%) Test Management
6 21 (13.46%) Test Automation
6 21 (13.46%) Waterfall
7 16 (10.26%) System Testing
7 16 (10.26%) Scrum
8 14 (8.97%) Regression Testing
8 14 (8.97%) BDD
9 13 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (7.05%) Manual Testing
11 9 (5.77%) Web Testing
11 9 (5.77%) Validation
12 8 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (5.13%) Integration Testing
12 8 (5.13%) Performance Testing
12 8 (5.13%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 39 (25.00%) SQL
2 31 (19.87%) C#
3 29 (18.59%) JavaScript
4 27 (17.31%) Java
5 19 (12.18%) PHP
6 14 (8.97%) C
7 8 (5.13%) PowerShell
8 7 (4.49%) C++
9 4 (2.56%) Perl
9 4 (2.56%) VB
9 4 (2.56%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.92%) Python
10 3 (1.92%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.28%) VBScript
11 2 (1.28%) XPath
11 2 (1.28%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 51 (32.69%) ISEB
2 34 (21.79%) ISTQB
3 32 (20.51%) Degree
4 26 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 13 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.56%) OSCP
6 4 (2.56%) OSCE
7 3 (1.92%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.28%) CISSP
8 2 (1.28%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (37.18%) QA
2 2 (1.28%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.64%) WCAG
3 1 (0.64%) GAMP
System Software
1 8 (5.13%) vSphere
2 7 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (3.85%) Netcool
2 6 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.64%) Nessus
3 1 (0.64%) Nmap
Vendors
1 22 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.13%) VMware
3 6 (3.85%) Citrix
3 6 (3.85%) Veritas
3 6 (3.85%) McAfee
4 3 (1.92%) HP
4 3 (1.92%) Oracle
5 1 (0.64%) SAP
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