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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 144 178 171
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 84 56 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.46% 0.97% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.04% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 62 40 48
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,100 £19,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,250 £57,500
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
5412 5407 5057
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 94.06% 93.50% 93.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3817 3971 4211
Average salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,350 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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 +7 35 £31,250 -3.84% 9
Maidenhead +16 12 £37,500 -21.05%
Slough +6 11 £34,000 +23.63%
Newbury +3 11 £26,500 +39.47%
Windsor - 5 £45,000 -
Bracknell - 2 £33,250 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 64 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (40.54%) ISEB
3 51 (34.46%) QA
4 47 (31.76%) Selenium
5 38 (25.68%) SQL
6 37 (25.00%) Finance
6 37 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 37 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 32 (21.62%) Software Testing
8 30 (20.27%) QuickTest Pro
9 29 (19.59%) Windows
10 27 (18.24%) Degree
11 25 (16.89%) Test Scripting
12 24 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
13 23 (15.54%) Java
13 23 (15.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 22 (14.86%) Test Automation
15 21 (14.19%) Automated Testing
16 20 (13.51%) PHP
16 20 (13.51%) Manual Testing
17 19 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
18 18 (12.16%) C#
18 18 (12.16%) JavaScript
18 18 (12.16%) User Acceptance Testing
18 18 (12.16%) System Testing
19 17 (11.49%) HTML
19 17 (11.49%) .NET
19 17 (11.49%) Security Cleared
20 16 (10.81%) Microsoft
20 16 (10.81%) LAMP

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 16 (10.81%) Drupal
2 7 (4.73%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (4.05%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.35%) IIS
4 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.68%) CMS
5 1 (0.68%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 11 (7.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) JDE OneWorld
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.73%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.70%) Internet
2 4 (2.70%) LTE
2 4 (2.70%) 4G
2 4 (2.70%) MVNO
3 3 (2.03%) SNMP
4 2 (1.35%) SAN
4 2 (1.35%) SMTP
4 2 (1.35%) HTTP
4 2 (1.35%) NAS
4 2 (1.35%) Wireless
4 2 (1.35%) IMAP
5 1 (0.68%) DNS
5 1 (0.68%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.68%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.08%) MySQL
3 5 (3.38%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 47 (31.76%) Selenium
2 30 (20.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (8.11%) TestDirector
3 12 (8.11%) WebDriver
4 6 (4.05%) WinRunner
4 6 (4.05%) LoadRunner
4 6 (4.05%) NUnit
4 6 (4.05%) TestComplete
5 5 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.70%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.70%) Moq
6 4 (2.70%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.70%) JIRA
6 4 (2.70%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.03%) JUnit
7 3 (2.03%) Hudson
8 2 (1.35%) AQtime
8 2 (1.35%) WebLOAD
9 1 (0.68%) Firebug
9 1 (0.68%) Fiddler
General
1 37 (25.00%) Finance
2 15 (10.14%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.43%) Manufacturing
4 7 (4.73%) Banking
4 7 (4.73%) Retail
5 5 (3.38%) Billing
6 2 (1.35%) Games
7 1 (0.68%) Electronics
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.49%) HTML
1 17 (11.49%) .NET
2 16 (10.81%) LAMP
3 14 (9.46%) Gherkin
4 12 (8.11%) jQuery
4 12 (8.11%) CSS
5 11 (7.43%) XML
6 4 (2.70%) Web Services
6 4 (2.70%) HTML5
7 3 (2.03%) SOAP
8 2 (1.35%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.35%) REST
8 2 (1.35%) CSS3
8 2 (1.35%) Ajax
8 2 (1.35%) MAPI
8 2 (1.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.68%) Middleware
9 1 (0.68%) JSON
9 1 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.68%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.78%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.41%) Open Source
3 8 (5.41%) Mathematics
4 6 (4.05%) Clustering
5 4 (2.70%) AS400
5 4 (2.70%) iSeries
6 3 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.35%) SCADA
7 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.68%) EMV
8 1 (0.68%) DTV
8 1 (0.68%) Replication
8 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (19.59%) Windows
2 12 (8.11%) Linux
3 7 (4.73%) Windows XP
4 5 (3.38%) UNIX
5 4 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.35%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.35%) Debian
6 2 (1.35%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.35%) Android
6 2 (1.35%) CentOS
6 2 (1.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 32 (21.62%) Software Testing
4 25 (16.89%) Test Scripting
5 22 (14.86%) Test Automation
6 21 (14.19%) Automated Testing
7 20 (13.51%) Manual Testing
8 18 (12.16%) System Testing
8 18 (12.16%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (9.46%) Regression Testing
9 14 (9.46%) Waterfall
9 14 (9.46%) BDD
10 12 (8.11%) Scrum
11 10 (6.76%) Validation
11 10 (6.76%) Integration Testing
12 8 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
12 8 (5.41%) V-Model
13 7 (4.73%) Test Management
14 5 (3.38%) Performance Testing
14 5 (3.38%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 38 (25.68%) SQL
2 23 (15.54%) Java
3 20 (13.51%) PHP
4 18 (12.16%) JavaScript
4 18 (12.16%) C#
5 9 (6.08%) VBScript
6 7 (4.73%) Perl
7 6 (4.05%) C
7 6 (4.05%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.38%) Ruby
9 4 (2.70%) Python
9 4 (2.70%) C++
10 2 (1.35%) VB
10 2 (1.35%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 60 (40.54%) ISEB
2 37 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 27 (18.24%) Degree
4 23 (15.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (11.49%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.38%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.35%) CEH
7 2 (1.35%) OSCP
7 2 (1.35%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (34.46%) QA
2 4 (2.70%) GAMP
3 2 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.68%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.35%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.35%) vSphere
3 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.05%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (4.05%) Netcool
2 6 (4.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.35%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.35%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.35%) PureDisk
4 1 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.05%) HP
2 6 (4.05%) Citrix
2 6 (4.05%) Veritas
2 6 (4.05%) McAfee
3 5 (3.38%) VMware
4 3 (2.03%) Oracle
5 2 (1.35%) SAP
6 1 (0.68%) TIBCO
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