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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 160 176 181
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 60 47 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.02% 0.84% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.90% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 49 42 40
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,750 £33,400
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £49,700 £57,750
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -1.47%
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
5413 5206 5323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.44% 93.00% 94.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3779 4080 4437
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 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 August 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 +12 33 £41,500 +18.57% 1
Maidenhead -4 9 £37,500 -21.87% 1
Slough +7 4 £50,000 - 2
Newbury -5 3 £40,000 +19.40%
Bracknell +3 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 27 August 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 53 (42.74%) Finance
2 42 (33.87%) ISEB
2 42 (33.87%) QA
3 33 (26.61%) Degree
4 28 (22.58%) Manual Testing
5 27 (21.77%) Selenium
6 26 (20.97%) SQL
7 25 (20.16%) ISTQB
8 24 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
8 24 (19.35%) Automation Testing
9 23 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (17.74%) .NET
10 22 (17.74%) QuickTest Pro
11 20 (16.13%) SQL Server
11 20 (16.13%) C#
12 19 (15.32%) Software Testing
13 18 (14.52%) System Testing
13 18 (14.52%) Automated Testing
14 17 (13.71%) Scrum
14 17 (13.71%) Java
14 17 (13.71%) XML
15 16 (12.90%) Integration Testing
16 15 (12.10%) Windows
17 14 (11.29%) VBScript
17 14 (11.29%) Test Scripting
17 14 (11.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 13 (10.48%) WebDriver
19 12 (9.68%) Telecoms
20 11 (8.87%) UNIX
20 11 (8.87%) Visual Studio

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (4.84%) IIS
2 3 (2.42%) Drupal
3 2 (1.61%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.61%) SaaS
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.84%) SMTP
1 6 (4.84%) SNMP
1 6 (4.84%) SAN
1 6 (4.84%) IMAP
1 6 (4.84%) NAS
2 3 (2.42%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.61%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.61%) Wireless
3 2 (1.61%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.81%) LTE
4 1 (0.81%) 4G
4 1 (0.81%) MVNO
4 1 (0.81%) FTP
4 1 (0.81%) LAN
4 1 (0.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.45%) MySQL
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (21.77%) Selenium
2 22 (17.74%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (10.48%) WebDriver
4 11 (8.87%) Visual Studio
5 8 (6.45%) LoadRunner
6 6 (4.84%) WebLOAD
6 6 (4.84%) AQtime
7 5 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.23%) JUnit
8 4 (3.23%) MSTest
8 4 (3.23%) Hudson
8 4 (3.23%) SoapUI
8 4 (3.23%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (2.42%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.42%) TestDirector
10 2 (1.61%) Subversion
10 2 (1.61%) JMeter
10 2 (1.61%) TestNG
10 2 (1.61%) Behat
10 2 (1.61%) Jenkins
General
1 53 (42.74%) Finance
2 12 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.84%) Banking
3 6 (4.84%) Retail
4 4 (3.23%) Electronics
4 4 (3.23%) Games
5 3 (2.42%) Billing
6 2 (1.61%) Marketing
6 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.61%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.74%) .NET
2 17 (13.71%) XML
3 6 (4.84%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.84%) MAPI
4 4 (3.23%) HTML
5 3 (2.42%) Web Services
5 3 (2.42%) Middleware
5 3 (2.42%) LAMP
5 3 (2.42%) JSON
5 3 (2.42%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.61%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.61%) XSLT
7 1 (0.81%) CSS
7 1 (0.81%) JSP
7 1 (0.81%) SOAP
7 1 (0.81%) StructureMap
7 1 (0.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (0.81%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (0.81%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.87%) Mathematics
2 10 (8.06%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.03%) Open Source
4 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.61%) DTV
4 2 (1.61%) SCADA
5 1 (0.81%) Clustering
5 1 (0.81%) EMV
5 1 (0.81%) iPad
5 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.10%) Windows
2 11 (8.87%) Linux
2 11 (8.87%) UNIX
3 4 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.23%) Windows XP
3 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.42%) Windows Vista
4 3 (2.42%) Windows 8
4 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.61%) CentOS
5 2 (1.61%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.61%) Android
5 2 (1.61%) Debian
5 2 (1.61%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.81%) AIX
6 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.58%) Manual Testing
2 24 (19.35%) Automation Testing
3 23 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (15.32%) Software Testing
5 18 (14.52%) Automated Testing
5 18 (14.52%) System Testing
6 17 (13.71%) Scrum
7 16 (12.90%) Integration Testing
8 14 (11.29%) Test Scripting
9 10 (8.06%) Test Automation
10 9 (7.26%) Test Strategy
10 9 (7.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
11 8 (6.45%) Regression Testing
12 6 (4.84%) Benchmarking
12 6 (4.84%) BDD
13 3 (2.42%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (2.42%) V-Model
13 3 (2.42%) Configuration Management
13 3 (2.42%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.97%) SQL
2 20 (16.13%) C#
3 17 (13.71%) Java
4 14 (11.29%) VBScript
5 8 (6.45%) Python
6 7 (5.65%) Perl
6 7 (5.65%) PHP
6 7 (5.65%) C++
7 6 (4.84%) Shell Script
7 6 (4.84%) C
8 5 (4.03%) Ruby
8 5 (4.03%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.23%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.42%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (33.87%) ISEB
2 33 (26.61%) Degree
3 25 (20.16%) ISTQB
4 14 (11.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (4.84%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.42%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.61%) CEH
7 2 (1.61%) OSCP
7 2 (1.61%) OSCE
8 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (33.87%) QA
2 3 (2.42%) GAMP
3 2 (1.61%) ISO 8583
3 2 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.84%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.61%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.81%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.81%) Nmap
4 1 (0.81%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.84%) NetBackup
2 6 (4.84%) Backup Exec
2 6 (4.84%) PureDisk
3 4 (3.23%) Opsview
4 2 (1.61%) Puppet
5 1 (0.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.81%) Nessus
5 1 (0.81%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 11 (8.87%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.65%) HP
2 7 (5.65%) VMware
3 3 (2.42%) Oracle
4 2 (1.61%) SAP
4 2 (1.61%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.81%) Citrix
5 1 (0.81%) Veritas
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fusion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum +Many benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago