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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 178 175 177
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 39 59 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.76% 0.99% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 1.07% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 35 48 41
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £59,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
4847 5522 5113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.92% 92.79% 93.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3817 3848 3998
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,783
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -12 24 £40,000 -3.61% 8
Newbury +10 5 £34,000 -15.00% 2
Slough -7 4 £41,250 -17.50%
Bracknell +25 1 £30,000 +20.00%
Maidenhead +8 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 £40,000 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 31 (38.75%) Selenium
2 30 (37.50%) QA
3 28 (35.00%) Windows
4 26 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (30.00%) SQL
6 23 (28.75%) Linux
7 22 (27.50%) HP Quality Center
8 20 (25.00%) Degree
9 18 (22.50%) Telecoms
9 18 (22.50%) C#
9 18 (22.50%) .NET
10 16 (20.00%) Java
10 16 (20.00%) Automated Testing
10 16 (20.00%) Computer Science
11 14 (17.50%) Penetration Testing
11 14 (17.50%) Software Testing
11 14 (17.50%) ISEB
12 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
12 13 (16.25%) ISTQB
12 13 (16.25%) Test Management
12 13 (16.25%) Manual Testing
12 13 (16.25%) OSCP
13 12 (15.00%) OSCE
13 12 (15.00%) Test Automation
13 12 (15.00%) Security Architecture
13 12 (15.00%) Data Centre
13 12 (15.00%) Information Security
13 12 (15.00%) CISSP
13 12 (15.00%) JavaScript
14 11 (13.75%) Performance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (2.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.25%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.50%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (1.25%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.25%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.25%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) SDH
1 3 (3.75%) Ethernet
1 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.75%) Firewall
2 2 (2.50%) Wireless
2 2 (2.50%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.50%) SIGTRAN
2 2 (2.50%) GGSN
2 2 (2.50%) SGSN
2 2 (2.50%) DNS
2 2 (2.50%) Internet
2 2 (2.50%) MPLS
2 2 (2.50%) SS7
3 1 (1.25%) Telnet
3 1 (1.25%) SMPP
3 1 (1.25%) TCAP
3 1 (1.25%) SCCP
3 1 (1.25%) 3G
3 1 (1.25%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 31 (38.75%) Selenium
2 10 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 10 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 7 (8.75%) Jenkins
3 7 (8.75%) LoadRunner
4 6 (7.50%) TestDirector
4 6 (7.50%) HP UFT
4 6 (7.50%) FitNesse
5 5 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (6.25%) Maven
5 5 (6.25%) TestNG
5 5 (6.25%) Grunt
5 5 (6.25%) Gradle
5 5 (6.25%) SpecFlow
5 5 (6.25%) WebDriver
5 5 (6.25%) Ant
5 5 (6.25%) Mocha
6 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.75%) JIRA
7 3 (3.75%) NUnit
General
1 18 (22.50%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.50%) Finance
3 6 (7.50%) Banking
4 4 (5.00%) Electronics
4 4 (5.00%) Marketing
5 3 (3.75%) Retail
6 2 (2.50%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.50%) .NET
2 7 (8.75%) ASP.NET
2 7 (8.75%) Web Services
3 5 (6.25%) Gherkin
4 4 (5.00%) AngularJS
4 4 (5.00%) XML
4 4 (5.00%) HTML
4 4 (5.00%) WCF
5 2 (2.50%) Ajax
5 2 (2.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.25%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 12 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.75%) Mathematics
4 5 (6.25%) Physics
5 4 (5.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.50%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.50%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (35.00%) Windows
2 23 (28.75%) Linux
3 4 (5.00%) Solaris
4 3 (3.75%) UNIX
5 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.25%) VMS
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 14 (17.50%) Penetration Testing
3 14 (17.50%) Software Testing
4 13 (16.25%) Test Management
4 13 (16.25%) Manual Testing
5 12 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 12 (15.00%) Security Architecture
5 12 (15.00%) Information Security
6 11 (13.75%) Performance Testing
7 10 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (12.50%) Automation Testing
8 9 (11.25%) Test Scripting
8 9 (11.25%) Integration Testing
8 9 (11.25%) Scrum
9 8 (10.00%) CRM
9 8 (10.00%) Regression Testing
10 7 (8.75%) SDLC
10 7 (8.75%) Test Strategy
10 7 (8.75%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.00%) SQL
2 18 (22.50%) C#
3 16 (20.00%) Java
4 12 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.50%) C
6 5 (6.25%) Perl
6 5 (6.25%) VBScript
6 5 (6.25%) VB
6 5 (6.25%) ABAP
7 4 (5.00%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.00%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.50%) Python
8 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.50%) XPath
8 2 (2.50%) Groovy
9 1 (1.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (25.00%) Degree
2 14 (17.50%) ISEB
3 13 (16.25%) OSCP
3 13 (16.25%) ISTQB
4 12 (15.00%) OSCE
4 12 (15.00%) CISSP
5 6 (7.50%) Security Cleared
6 5 (6.25%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.25%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (27.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.25%) SAP
3 6 (7.50%) HP
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle
5 2 (2.50%) Remedy
5 2 (2.50%) Infovista
5 2 (2.50%) Cramer
6 1 (1.25%) VMware
6 1 (1.25%) Citrix
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco
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