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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 168 180 186
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 62 51 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.12% 0.87% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.93% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 55 39 31
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,600 £29,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £42,500
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
5170 5466 4995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.07% 93.09% 93.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3832 3966 3916
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £61,500 £65,000
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 21 April 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 21 April 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
(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 +8 42 £45,000 - 8
Slough +13 12 £53,500 +78.33% 1
Windsor - 4 £43,750 - 1
Newbury +11 1 - -
Maidenhead -12 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 60 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (40.69%) Selenium
3 51 (35.17%) QA
4 46 (31.72%) ISEB
5 40 (27.59%) SQL
6 36 (24.83%) Windows
6 36 (24.83%) Degree
7 35 (24.14%) Automation Testing
8 34 (23.45%) .NET
9 33 (22.76%) C#
9 33 (22.76%) JavaScript
9 33 (22.76%) Software Testing
10 30 (20.69%) HTML
10 30 (20.69%) Test Scripting
11 28 (19.31%) ISTQB
11 28 (19.31%) QuickTest Pro
11 28 (19.31%) Automated Testing
12 25 (17.24%) Java
13 24 (16.55%) HP Quality Center
14 23 (15.86%) Security Cleared
14 23 (15.86%) Computer Science
14 23 (15.86%) Linux
15 22 (15.17%) Test Management
15 22 (15.17%) Test Automation
15 22 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (13.79%) Waterfall
17 19 (13.10%) Microsoft
18 18 (12.41%) CSS
18 18 (12.41%) Finance
18 18 (12.41%) jQuery

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 13 (8.97%) SharePoint Server
2 9 (6.21%) Drupal
3 7 (4.83%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.45%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.07%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.69%) MS Project
2 1 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.07%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.34%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.83%) Internet
3 4 (2.76%) DNS
3 4 (2.76%) Firewall
4 3 (2.07%) HTTP
5 1 (0.69%) SNMP
5 1 (0.69%) SDH
5 1 (0.69%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.69%) MPLS
5 1 (0.69%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.69%) LTE
5 1 (0.69%) 4G
5 1 (0.69%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.52%) MySQL
3 4 (2.76%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 59 (40.69%) Selenium
2 28 (19.31%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (10.34%) TestDirector
4 12 (8.28%) LoadRunner
4 12 (8.28%) WebDriver
5 11 (7.59%) Visual Studio
6 10 (6.90%) NUnit
7 9 (6.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (5.52%) TestComplete
9 7 (4.83%) Moq
10 5 (3.45%) WinRunner
10 5 (3.45%) SoapUI
11 4 (2.76%) JIRA
12 3 (2.07%) SpecFlow
12 3 (2.07%) Cucumber
13 2 (1.38%) JBehave
13 2 (1.38%) ProC
13 2 (1.38%) JMeter
13 2 (1.38%) Robotium
14 1 (0.69%) Toad
General
1 18 (12.41%) Finance
2 14 (9.66%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.14%) Banking
4 5 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.76%) Retail
6 2 (1.38%) Marketing
7 1 (0.69%) Billing
7 1 (0.69%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (23.45%) .NET
2 30 (20.69%) HTML
3 18 (12.41%) jQuery
3 18 (12.41%) CSS
4 11 (7.59%) ASP.NET
4 11 (7.59%) Gherkin
5 9 (6.21%) LAMP
6 7 (4.83%) HTML5
7 6 (4.14%) SOAP
7 6 (4.14%) Web Services
8 5 (3.45%) XML
8 5 (3.45%) Ajax
9 4 (2.76%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.76%) WCF
10 3 (2.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (2.07%) REST
10 3 (2.07%) CSS3
11 1 (0.69%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.86%) Computer Science
2 22 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.28%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.83%) Open Source
4 7 (4.83%) Replication
5 5 (3.45%) Clustering
5 5 (3.45%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.76%) Social Media
7 3 (2.07%) User Experience
8 2 (1.38%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.38%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.69%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 36 (24.83%) Windows
2 23 (15.86%) Linux
3 12 (8.28%) Windows XP
4 7 (4.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.38%) UNIX
5 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.69%) Solaris
6 1 (0.69%) Android
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.69%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (24.14%) Automation Testing
3 33 (22.76%) Software Testing
4 30 (20.69%) Test Scripting
5 28 (19.31%) Automated Testing
6 22 (15.17%) Test Automation
6 22 (15.17%) Test Management
7 20 (13.79%) Waterfall
8 16 (11.03%) Scrum
9 15 (10.34%) System Testing
10 12 (8.28%) BDD
11 10 (6.90%) Web Testing
11 10 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (6.90%) Regression Testing
12 9 (6.21%) Integration Testing
12 9 (6.21%) Manual Testing
13 8 (5.52%) Agile Testing
13 8 (5.52%) Performance Engineering
13 8 (5.52%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (27.59%) SQL
2 33 (22.76%) JavaScript
2 33 (22.76%) C#
3 25 (17.24%) Java
4 16 (11.03%) C
5 14 (9.66%) PHP
6 9 (6.21%) VB
6 9 (6.21%) Perl
7 8 (5.52%) PowerShell
8 7 (4.83%) C++
9 5 (3.45%) VBScript
10 4 (2.76%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.76%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.07%) Python
12 2 (1.38%) XPath
12 2 (1.38%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 46 (31.72%) ISEB
2 36 (24.83%) Degree
3 28 (19.31%) ISTQB
4 23 (15.86%) Security Cleared
5 13 (8.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (6.21%) OSCP
6 9 (6.21%) OSCE
7 7 (4.83%) CISSP
8 2 (1.38%) CEH
9 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (35.17%) QA
2 2 (1.38%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.69%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (4.83%) vSphere
2 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (16.55%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.14%) Netcool
3 5 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.69%) Nessus
4 1 (0.69%) Nmap
Vendors
1 19 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.83%) VMware
3 5 (3.45%) McAfee
3 5 (3.45%) Citrix
3 5 (3.45%) Veritas
4 4 (2.76%) HP
4 4 (2.76%) Oracle
5 1 (0.69%) SAP
5 1 (0.69%) Remedy
5 1 (0.69%) Infovista
5 1 (0.69%) Cramer
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