The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Berkshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 124 192 154
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 86 29 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.90% 0.57% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 0.60% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 85 23 38
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,800 £40,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £54,750
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
4368 4829 5352
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 96.45% 95.51% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3539 3651 3836
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £26,500 £26,225
10% offered a salary of more than £69,250 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Berkshire region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 June 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Tester
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +43 35 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Bracknell - 15 £45,000 -
Maidenhead - 12 £55,000 -
Wokingham - 5 £40,000 -
Newbury - 3 £30,000 - 2
Slough -1 1 £45,000 -15.88%
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 94 (67.14%) QA
2 91 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (61.43%) Selenium
4 49 (35.00%) Java
5 46 (32.86%) Test Automation
6 42 (30.00%) Automation Testing
7 35 (25.00%) ISEB
8 34 (24.29%) Software Testing
9 32 (22.86%) Finance
9 32 (22.86%) .NET
9 32 (22.86%) Performance Testing
10 31 (22.14%) SQL
11 30 (21.43%) Functional Testing
12 29 (20.71%) BDD
13 28 (20.00%) Test Scripting
13 28 (20.00%) Degree
13 28 (20.00%) JIRA
14 27 (19.29%) Linux
14 27 (19.29%) Scrum
14 27 (19.29%) Automated Testing
15 26 (18.57%) JMeter
16 24 (17.14%) Perl
17 23 (16.43%) Firewall
17 23 (16.43%) Web Testing
17 23 (16.43%) SDLC
18 22 (15.71%) WebDriver
18 22 (15.71%) JavaScript
18 22 (15.71%) LoadRunner
19 21 (15.00%) MySQL
19 21 (15.00%) TestNG

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (10.00%) CMS
2 11 (7.86%) IIS
3 5 (3.57%) Drupal
4 1 (0.71%) Confluence
4 1 (0.71%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 4 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) BASE24
1 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 23 (16.43%) Firewall
2 16 (11.43%) DNS
2 16 (11.43%) Internet
2 16 (11.43%) TCP/IP
3 15 (10.71%) SMTP
4 11 (7.86%) SAN
4 11 (7.86%) Wireshark
5 10 (7.14%) IMAP
5 10 (7.14%) NAS
6 7 (5.00%) Wireless
7 2 (1.43%) HTTP
8 1 (0.71%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.00%) MySQL
2 19 (13.57%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 86 (61.43%) Selenium
2 28 (20.00%) JIRA
3 26 (18.57%) JMeter
4 22 (15.71%) LoadRunner
4 22 (15.71%) WebDriver
5 21 (15.00%) TestNG
6 19 (13.57%) Visual Studio
7 17 (12.14%) Gatling
8 13 (9.29%) Cucumber
8 13 (9.29%) NUnit
9 11 (7.86%) AQtime
9 11 (7.86%) WebLOAD
10 9 (6.43%) HP UFT
10 9 (6.43%) Jenkins
10 9 (6.43%) SoapUI
11 8 (5.71%) Metasploit
12 7 (5.00%) Burp Suite
13 5 (3.57%) Eclipse
13 5 (3.57%) JUnit
13 5 (3.57%) Mockito
General
1 32 (22.86%) Finance
2 2 (1.43%) Marketing
2 2 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (1.43%) Retail
3 1 (0.71%) Banking
3 1 (0.71%) Electronics
3 1 (0.71%) Local Government
3 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (22.86%) .NET
2 19 (13.57%) HTML
3 16 (11.43%) Ajax
3 16 (11.43%) ASP.NET
4 14 (10.00%) Gherkin
5 10 (7.14%) MAPI
6 7 (5.00%) 802.1X
7 5 (3.57%) Behat
7 5 (3.57%) LAMP
7 5 (3.57%) SOAP
8 4 (2.86%) Web Services
9 2 (1.43%) CSS
9 2 (1.43%) RESTful
10 1 (0.71%) Middleware
10 1 (0.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.86%) Computer Science
1 11 (7.86%) PMI
2 9 (6.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.14%) Fintech
6 2 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.43%) User Experience
7 1 (0.71%) Contactless
7 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.71%) EMV
7 1 (0.71%) EPoS
7 1 (0.71%) iPad
7 1 (0.71%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.71%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (19.29%) Linux
2 16 (11.43%) Windows
3 14 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.43%) Android
5 1 (0.71%) KNOPPIX
5 1 (0.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (32.86%) Test Automation
3 42 (30.00%) Automation Testing
4 34 (24.29%) Software Testing
5 32 (22.86%) Performance Testing
6 30 (21.43%) Functional Testing
7 29 (20.71%) BDD
8 28 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 27 (19.29%) Automated Testing
9 27 (19.29%) Scrum
10 23 (16.43%) SDLC
10 23 (16.43%) Web Testing
11 18 (12.86%) Non-Functional Testing
12 17 (12.14%) Agile Testing
12 17 (12.14%) CRM
13 16 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (11.43%) Defect Management
13 16 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (11.43%) Workflow
13 16 (11.43%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (35.00%) Java
2 31 (22.14%) SQL
3 24 (17.14%) Perl
4 22 (15.71%) JavaScript
5 20 (14.29%) C#
6 18 (12.86%) VB
7 15 (10.71%) VBScript
8 12 (8.57%) Bash Shell
9 11 (7.86%) C++
9 11 (7.86%) Python
10 9 (6.43%) PHP
11 8 (5.71%) Ruby
12 7 (5.00%) PowerShell
13 3 (2.14%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.43%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (25.00%) ISEB
2 28 (20.00%) Degree
3 17 (12.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (8.57%) ISTQB
5 11 (7.86%) PMI Certification
6 8 (5.71%) CREST Certified
7 4 (2.86%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.86%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.71%) CEH
9 1 (0.71%) CISSP
9 1 (0.71%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (67.14%) QA
2 4 (2.86%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (7.86%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.14%) VMware ESX
2 10 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (7.86%) Perfmon
2 8 (5.71%) Nessus
3 7 (5.00%) Nmap
4 1 (0.71%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 17 (12.14%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.14%) VMware
3 7 (5.00%) Cisco
3 7 (5.00%) Fortinet
3 7 (5.00%) Juniper
3 7 (5.00%) Nokia
4 4 (2.86%) IBM
4 4 (2.86%) Oracle
5 1 (0.71%) Capita
5 1 (0.71%) CyberSource
5 1 (0.71%) DataCash
5 1 (0.71%) HP
5 1 (0.71%) Sage
5 1 (0.71%) SAP
5 1 (0.71%) Telerik
5 1 (0.71%) TSYS
5 1 (0.71%) VeriFone
5 1 (0.71%) VocaLink
5 1 (0.71%) webMethods
5 1 (0.71%) WorldPay
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
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Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
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Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
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CGI
Salary: Competitive
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Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens (DOE)
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Salary: competitive
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