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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 144 177 191
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 80 46 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.46% 0.84% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 0.90% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 65 43 29
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £19,600 £22,300 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
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
5141 5115 4958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.71% 93.94% 93.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3868 3761 4032
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 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £67,000
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 3 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 3 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 58 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Slough +11 8 £50,000 +81.81% 1
Maidenhead -4 4 £37,500 +7.14%
Newbury -9 4 £35,000 +44.32% 2
Windsor - 2 £42,500 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 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 71 (44.10%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (36.02%) ISEB
2 58 (36.02%) Selenium
3 57 (35.40%) QA
4 42 (26.09%) Automation Testing
5 38 (23.60%) Software Testing
6 36 (22.36%) ISTQB
7 35 (21.74%) QuickTest Pro
7 35 (21.74%) SQL
8 31 (19.25%) Test Scripting
9 29 (18.01%) Degree
10 28 (17.39%) Automated Testing
10 28 (17.39%) HTML
10 28 (17.39%) JavaScript
10 28 (17.39%) Windows
11 25 (15.53%) C#
11 25 (15.53%) Security Cleared
11 25 (15.53%) HP Quality Center
12 24 (14.91%) Test Automation
13 23 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
13 23 (14.29%) Java
13 23 (14.29%) PHP
13 23 (14.29%) .NET
14 22 (13.66%) Finance
14 22 (13.66%) Waterfall
15 20 (12.42%) jQuery
15 20 (12.42%) Computer Science
15 20 (12.42%) CSS
16 18 (11.18%) LAMP
16 18 (11.18%) Drupal

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 18 (11.18%) Drupal
2 12 (7.45%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.73%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.24%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (6.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.62%) MS Project
2 1 (0.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.07%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.11%) Internet
3 3 (1.86%) LTE
3 3 (1.86%) 4G
3 3 (1.86%) MVNO
3 3 (1.86%) HTTP
4 2 (1.24%) DNS
4 2 (1.24%) Firewall
5 1 (0.62%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.62%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.59%) MySQL
2 6 (3.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.73%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 58 (36.02%) Selenium
2 35 (21.74%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (8.70%) TestDirector
4 13 (8.07%) WebDriver
5 12 (7.45%) LoadRunner
6 7 (4.35%) NUnit
6 7 (4.35%) TestComplete
7 6 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (3.73%) Visual Studio
7 6 (3.73%) WinRunner
8 5 (3.11%) Moq
9 4 (2.48%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.48%) JIRA
10 2 (1.24%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.62%) SpecFlow
General
1 22 (13.66%) Finance
2 10 (6.21%) Manufacturing
3 9 (5.59%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.73%) Banking
5 4 (2.48%) Retail
6 2 (1.24%) Billing
7 1 (0.62%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.39%) HTML
2 23 (14.29%) .NET
3 20 (12.42%) CSS
3 20 (12.42%) jQuery
4 18 (11.18%) Gherkin
4 18 (11.18%) LAMP
5 7 (4.35%) HTML5
6 5 (3.11%) SOAP
7 4 (2.48%) Web Services
7 4 (2.48%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.86%) Ajax
8 3 (1.86%) XML
8 3 (1.86%) REST
8 3 (1.86%) CSS3
8 3 (1.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.62%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (12.42%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.83%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.97%) Open Source
4 8 (4.97%) Mathematics
5 6 (3.73%) Replication
5 6 (3.73%) Clustering
6 4 (2.48%) AS400
6 4 (2.48%) iSeries
6 4 (2.48%) Social Media
7 3 (1.86%) User Experience
7 3 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.62%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.39%) Windows
2 12 (7.45%) Windows XP
3 11 (6.83%) Linux
4 7 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.24%) UNIX
6 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (44.10%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (26.09%) Automation Testing
3 38 (23.60%) Software Testing
4 31 (19.25%) Test Scripting
5 28 (17.39%) Automated Testing
6 24 (14.91%) Test Automation
7 22 (13.66%) Waterfall
8 18 (11.18%) System Testing
9 17 (10.56%) Test Management
10 16 (9.94%) BDD
11 15 (9.32%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (9.32%) Scrum
11 15 (9.32%) Regression Testing
12 13 (8.07%) Manual Testing
13 10 (6.21%) Validation
14 9 (5.59%) Web Testing
15 8 (4.97%) Integration Testing
15 8 (4.97%) Performance Testing
15 8 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
16 7 (4.35%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 35 (21.74%) SQL
2 28 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 25 (15.53%) C#
4 23 (14.29%) Java
4 23 (14.29%) PHP
5 13 (8.07%) C
6 7 (4.35%) C++
6 7 (4.35%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.48%) VB
7 4 (2.48%) Perl
8 3 (1.86%) VBScript
9 2 (1.24%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.62%) Python
Qualifications
1 58 (36.02%) ISEB
2 36 (22.36%) ISTQB
3 29 (18.01%) Degree
4 25 (15.53%) Security Cleared
5 14 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.48%) VCP4
7 3 (1.86%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.24%) CEH
8 2 (1.24%) OSCP
8 2 (1.24%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (35.40%) QA
2 2 (1.24%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.62%) WCAG
3 1 (0.62%) GAMP
System Software
1 7 (4.35%) vSphere
2 6 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.62%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 25 (15.53%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.73%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (3.73%) Netcool
2 6 (3.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.62%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (10.56%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.35%) VMware
3 6 (3.73%) Citrix
3 6 (3.73%) Veritas
3 6 (3.73%) McAfee
4 4 (2.48%) HP
5 2 (1.24%) Oracle
6 1 (0.62%) SAP
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