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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 194 142 180
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 29 85 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.57% 1.55% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 1.62% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 20 68 42
Average salary £43,250 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.12% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £19,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
4835 5244 5186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 94.69% 95.82% 95.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3948 3896 3785
Average salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.77% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 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
(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 -42 12 £45,000 +16.12% 10
Newbury +18 5 £40,000 +42.85% 2
Slough -4 2 £40,750 -14.21%
Wokingham - 2 £52,500 -
Bracknell - 2 £33,750 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 45 (50.00%) QA
2 34 (37.78%) HP Quality Center
3 31 (34.44%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (30.00%) Selenium
5 20 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 20 (22.22%) Automation Testing
6 19 (21.11%) Java
7 18 (20.00%) .NET
7 18 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 18 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 17 (18.89%) Degree
8 17 (18.89%) Software Testing
8 17 (18.89%) C#
9 16 (17.78%) Computer Science
9 16 (17.78%) Jenkins
10 15 (16.67%) SAP
10 15 (16.67%) Finance
11 14 (15.56%) Automated Testing
11 14 (15.56%) Performance Testing
12 13 (14.44%) SDLC
12 13 (14.44%) ABAP
13 12 (13.33%) Scrum
14 11 (12.22%) SQL
14 11 (12.22%) Windows
14 11 (12.22%) Test Automation
14 11 (12.22%) JIRA
15 10 (11.11%) Linux
15 10 (11.11%) HP
15 10 (11.11%) HP UFT
16 9 (10.00%) LoadRunner

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (4.44%) Tuxedo
2 2 (2.22%) Apache
2 2 (2.22%) Confluence
3 1 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.11%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) BASE24
2 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.67%) ATM
1 6 (6.67%) Wireshark
2 5 (5.56%) SIGTRAN
2 5 (5.56%) SS7
3 4 (4.44%) Firewall
3 4 (4.44%) GGSN
3 4 (4.44%) SGSN
4 3 (3.33%) 2G
4 3 (3.33%) 3G
4 3 (3.33%) 4G
4 3 (3.33%) Diameter Protocol
4 3 (3.33%) GPRS
4 3 (3.33%) GSM
4 3 (3.33%) SCCP
4 3 (3.33%) SMPP
4 3 (3.33%) SMS
4 3 (3.33%) TCAP
5 2 (2.22%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.22%) Value-Added Service
5 2 (2.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.22%) MySQL
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (30.00%) Selenium
2 16 (17.78%) Jenkins
3 11 (12.22%) JIRA
4 10 (11.11%) HP UFT
5 9 (10.00%) LoadRunner
6 7 (7.78%) Cucumber
6 7 (7.78%) FitNesse
6 7 (7.78%) Visual Studio
7 5 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (5.56%) WebDriver
8 4 (4.44%) Ant
8 4 (4.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (4.44%) Gradle
8 4 (4.44%) Grunt
8 4 (4.44%) Maven
8 4 (4.44%) Mocha
8 4 (4.44%) TestNG
9 3 (3.33%) JMeter
9 3 (3.33%) Metasploit
9 3 (3.33%) NUnit
General
1 15 (16.67%) Finance
2 8 (8.89%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.78%) Electronics
4 6 (6.67%) Banking
4 6 (6.67%) Retail
5 2 (2.22%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.11%) Local Government
6 1 (1.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.00%) .NET
2 7 (7.78%) Web Services
3 6 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.22%) 802.1X
4 2 (2.22%) LAMP
4 2 (2.22%) XML
5 1 (1.11%) MAPI
5 1 (1.11%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.78%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.78%) Mathematics
4 6 (6.67%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.44%) Contactless
5 4 (4.44%) EMV
5 4 (4.44%) Fintech
5 4 (4.44%) Physics
6 2 (2.22%) EPoS
6 2 (2.22%) PMI
6 2 (2.22%) User Experience
7 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.22%) Windows
2 10 (11.11%) Linux
3 5 (5.56%) Solaris
3 5 (5.56%) Unix
4 2 (2.22%) Android
4 2 (2.22%) VMS
5 1 (1.11%) KNOPPIX
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.44%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (22.22%) Automation Testing
2 20 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 18 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 18 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 17 (18.89%) Software Testing
5 14 (15.56%) Automated Testing
5 14 (15.56%) Performance Testing
6 13 (14.44%) SDLC
7 12 (13.33%) Scrum
8 11 (12.22%) Test Automation
9 9 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 9 (10.00%) Test Planning
9 9 (10.00%) Validation
10 8 (8.89%) Functional Testing
11 7 (7.78%) Defect Tracking
11 7 (7.78%) Load Testing
11 7 (7.78%) Regression Testing
12 6 (6.67%) CMMI
12 6 (6.67%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.11%) Java
2 17 (18.89%) C#
3 13 (14.44%) ABAP
4 11 (12.22%) SQL
5 6 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.56%) Python
7 4 (4.44%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.44%) Perl
7 4 (4.44%) PHP
7 4 (4.44%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.33%) C
8 3 (3.33%) Ruby
8 3 (3.33%) VB
9 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.22%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.11%) C++
10 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (18.89%) Degree
2 9 (10.00%) ISEB
2 9 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.67%) CREST Certified
4 5 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.22%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.11%) CEH
7 1 (1.11%) CISSP
7 1 (1.11%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.11%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.11%) XenApp
2 1 (1.11%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (37.78%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.33%) Nessus
3 2 (2.22%) Nmap
4 1 (1.11%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (1.11%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 15 (16.67%) SAP
2 10 (11.11%) HP
3 4 (4.44%) Cisco
3 4 (4.44%) CyberSource
3 4 (4.44%) DataCash
3 4 (4.44%) Elavon
3 4 (4.44%) Ingenico
3 4 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.44%) Oracle
3 4 (4.44%) Sage
3 4 (4.44%) TSYS
3 4 (4.44%) VeriFone
3 4 (4.44%) VocaLink
3 4 (4.44%) WorldPay
4 2 (2.22%) Capita
4 2 (2.22%) Citrix
4 2 (2.22%) Fortinet
4 2 (2.22%) Juniper
4 2 (2.22%) Nokia
4 2 (2.22%) VMware
Reading, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: £55,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + training, progression, 10% bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
greywood
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 16 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 16 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens (DOE)
Posted: 18 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 25 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago