The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 171 190 135
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -55
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 51 39 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.89% 0.73% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.78% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 36 30 84
Average salary £37,500 £34,375 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -1.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £24,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,750 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5324 4991 5853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.14% 93.76% 94.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3859 3921 5004
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Tester
South East

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +3 20 £42,500 +23.63% 1
Newbury -9 4 £28,250 -13.07% 2
Maidenhead -15 4 £35,000 +84.21%
Slough +1 2 £30,000 +22.44%
Bracknell +14 1 £50,000 +132.55%
Wokingham - 1 £47,500 - 1
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 46 (44.66%) QA
2 36 (34.95%) Degree
3 35 (33.98%) ISEB
4 34 (33.01%) Java
5 31 (30.10%) Selenium
6 29 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (26.21%) ISTQB
8 24 (23.30%) .NET
9 23 (22.33%) Linux
9 23 (22.33%) Computer Science
10 22 (21.36%) Manual Testing
10 22 (21.36%) Finance
11 21 (20.39%) Python
11 21 (20.39%) Test Automation
12 20 (19.42%) Penetration Testing
13 18 (17.48%) Test Scripting
13 18 (17.48%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (16.50%) User Stories
14 17 (16.50%) SQL
14 17 (16.50%) Perl
14 17 (16.50%) C++
15 16 (15.53%) SQL Server
15 16 (15.53%) Business Continuity
15 16 (15.53%) Disaster Recovery
15 16 (15.53%) Document Management
15 16 (15.53%) Riak
15 16 (15.53%) Stress Testing
15 16 (15.53%) Apache Cassandra
15 16 (15.53%) NoSQL
16 14 (13.59%) WebDriver

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (3.88%) Tomcat
1 4 (3.88%) Drupal
2 1 (0.97%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.91%) SaaS
2 2 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.97%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.97%) LAN
2 1 (0.97%) WAN
2 1 (0.97%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.53%) SQL Server
1 16 (15.53%) Riak
1 16 (15.53%) Apache Cassandra
1 16 (15.53%) NoSQL
2 4 (3.88%) MySQL
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (30.10%) Selenium
2 14 (13.59%) WebDriver
3 9 (8.74%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (6.80%) Visual Studio
5 6 (5.83%) JUnit
6 5 (4.85%) TestComplete
7 4 (3.88%) Eclipse
7 4 (3.88%) LoadRunner
7 4 (3.88%) Rational Robot
7 4 (3.88%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.88%) MSTest
7 4 (3.88%) Selenium IDE
7 4 (3.88%) QAComplete
8 2 (1.94%) Xcode
8 2 (1.94%) JIRA
8 2 (1.94%) TestNG
8 2 (1.94%) Behat
8 2 (1.94%) eggPlant
9 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (21.36%) Finance
2 4 (3.88%) Retail
3 3 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.94%) Publishing
5 1 (0.97%) Marketing
5 1 (0.97%) Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.97%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.30%) .NET
2 13 (12.62%) HTML
3 5 (4.85%) Swing
3 5 (4.85%) XML
3 5 (4.85%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.88%) JDBC
4 4 (3.88%) JSP
4 4 (3.88%) Web Services
4 4 (3.88%) Smart GWT
5 3 (2.91%) LAMP
6 2 (1.94%) JSON
6 2 (1.94%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.97%) Unity DI Container
7 1 (0.97%) AutoMapper
7 1 (0.97%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (0.97%) jQuery
7 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.97%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.97%) StructureMap
7 1 (0.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (22.33%) Computer Science
2 18 (17.48%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (5.83%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.88%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (2.91%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.94%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.97%) Open Source
7 1 (0.97%) DTV
7 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 23 (22.33%) Linux
2 9 (8.74%) Windows
3 6 (5.83%) UNIX
4 2 (1.94%) Android
5 1 (0.97%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.97%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.97%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (21.36%) Manual Testing
3 21 (20.39%) Test Automation
4 20 (19.42%) Penetration Testing
5 18 (17.48%) Test Scripting
6 17 (16.50%) User Stories
7 16 (15.53%) Business Continuity
7 16 (15.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (15.53%) Document Management
7 16 (15.53%) Stress Testing
8 14 (13.59%) Software Testing
9 11 (10.68%) Automation Testing
9 11 (10.68%) Regression Testing
10 9 (8.74%) Change Control
11 8 (7.77%) Automated Testing
11 8 (7.77%) Scrum
11 8 (7.77%) Test Strategy
12 7 (6.80%) Software Engineering
13 6 (5.83%) Web Development
13 6 (5.83%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 34 (33.01%) Java
2 21 (20.39%) Python
3 17 (16.50%) SQL
3 17 (16.50%) Perl
3 17 (16.50%) C++
4 13 (12.62%) JavaScript
5 9 (8.74%) PHP
5 9 (8.74%) C#
5 9 (8.74%) VB.NET
6 8 (7.77%) Progress 4GL
7 5 (4.85%) C
8 4 (3.88%) COBOL
9 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.97%) VB6
9 1 (0.97%) Ruby
9 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (34.95%) Degree
2 35 (33.98%) ISEB
3 27 (26.21%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.91%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.94%) CISSP
6 1 (0.97%) OSCP
6 1 (0.97%) OSCE
6 1 (0.97%) OSWP
6 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (44.66%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.97%) GAMP
System Software
1 2 (1.94%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.97%) Nmap
2 1 (0.97%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (4.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.97%) Puppet
2 1 (0.97%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (9.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.77%) IBM
3 3 (2.91%) HP
4 2 (1.94%) Citrix
4 2 (1.94%) VMware
5 1 (0.97%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle
5 1 (0.97%) SAP
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The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum plus car and bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Wokingham
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Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
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