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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 123 171 169
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 77 59 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.81% 1.12% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 1.17% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 63 49 57
Median salary £43,500 £35,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+24.28% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
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
4072 5057 5546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 95.90% 95.94% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3204 4025 3785
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +24 43 £42,500 +9.67% 6
Bracknell +9 12 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Newbury 0 8 £37,500 +27.11% 2
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 126 (77.30%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (69.33%) Selenium
3 98 (60.12%) QA
4 73 (44.79%) Java
5 71 (43.56%) Scrum
5 71 (43.56%) Test Automation
6 55 (33.74%) Automation Testing
7 51 (31.29%) Finance
8 50 (30.67%) Performance Testing
9 49 (30.06%) Functional Testing
10 48 (29.45%) JMeter
11 47 (28.83%) .NET
12 45 (27.61%) ISEB
12 45 (27.61%) Test Scripting
13 44 (26.99%) JavaScript
14 43 (26.38%) HTML
14 43 (26.38%) Degree
15 41 (25.15%) Automated Testing
15 41 (25.15%) Software Testing
16 40 (24.54%) Internet
17 39 (23.93%) Perl
17 39 (23.93%) Defect Management
18 38 (23.31%) BDD
19 37 (22.70%) LoadRunner
20 36 (22.09%) Visual Studio
20 36 (22.09%) Continuous Integration
20 36 (22.09%) Non-Functional Testing
21 34 (20.86%) Open Source
21 34 (20.86%) ASP.NET
22 33 (20.25%) Workflow

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 24 (14.72%) CMS
2 7 (4.29%) IIS
3 3 (1.84%) Confluence
4 2 (1.23%) Apache
4 2 (1.23%) IBM Domino
4 2 (1.23%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.61%) Drupal
Applications
1 11 (6.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 40 (24.54%) Internet
2 28 (17.18%) Firewall
3 27 (16.56%) DNS
3 27 (16.56%) TCP/IP
4 23 (14.11%) SMTP
5 7 (4.29%) SAN
5 7 (4.29%) Wireshark
6 6 (3.68%) IMAP
6 6 (3.68%) NAS
7 2 (1.23%) HTTP
8 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.27%) MySQL
2 10 (6.13%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.84%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.84%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.61%) Big Data
4 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 113 (69.33%) Selenium
2 48 (29.45%) JMeter
3 37 (22.70%) LoadRunner
4 36 (22.09%) Visual Studio
5 30 (18.40%) Gatling
5 30 (18.40%) JIRA
6 29 (17.79%) Cucumber
6 29 (17.79%) TestNG
7 24 (14.72%) WebDriver
8 21 (12.88%) Jenkins
9 17 (10.43%) Eclipse
9 17 (10.43%) JUnit
9 17 (10.43%) Mockito
10 9 (5.52%) HP UFT
10 9 (5.52%) SoapUI
11 8 (4.91%) Git (software)
12 7 (4.29%) AQtime
12 7 (4.29%) WebLOAD
13 6 (3.68%) NUnit
13 6 (3.68%) SpecFlow
General
1 51 (31.29%) Finance
2 7 (4.29%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.45%) Banking
4 3 (1.84%) Electronics
4 3 (1.84%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.84%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (28.83%) .NET
2 43 (26.38%) HTML
3 34 (20.86%) ASP.NET
4 30 (18.40%) Gherkin
5 27 (16.56%) Ajax
6 7 (4.29%) SOAP
7 6 (3.68%) MAPI
8 5 (3.07%) Web Services
9 4 (2.45%) CSS
10 3 (1.84%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.84%) LAMP
10 3 (1.84%) XML
11 2 (1.23%) RESTful
12 1 (0.61%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.66%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (10.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.29%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.68%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.68%) Fintech
6 5 (3.07%) PMI
7 4 (2.45%) User Experience
8 3 (1.84%) Wiki
9 2 (1.23%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.56%) Linux
2 9 (5.52%) Windows
2 9 (5.52%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.61%) KNOPPIX
3 1 (0.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (77.30%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (43.56%) Scrum
2 71 (43.56%) Test Automation
3 55 (33.74%) Automation Testing
4 50 (30.67%) Performance Testing
5 49 (30.06%) Functional Testing
6 45 (27.61%) Test Scripting
7 41 (25.15%) Automated Testing
7 41 (25.15%) Software Testing
8 39 (23.93%) Defect Management
9 38 (23.31%) BDD
10 36 (22.09%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (22.09%) Non-Functional Testing
11 34 (20.86%) Open Source
12 33 (20.25%) Workflow
12 33 (20.25%) Workflow Management
13 31 (19.02%) DevOps
13 31 (19.02%) SDLC
14 28 (17.18%) Agile Testing
15 26 (15.95%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 73 (44.79%) Java
2 44 (26.99%) JavaScript
3 39 (23.93%) Perl
4 31 (19.02%) VB
5 23 (14.11%) SQL
5 23 (14.11%) VBScript
6 21 (12.88%) C#
7 19 (11.66%) Ruby
8 9 (5.52%) PHP
9 8 (4.91%) Python
10 7 (4.29%) Bash Shell
10 7 (4.29%) C++
11 4 (2.45%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 45 (27.61%) ISEB
2 43 (26.38%) Degree
3 31 (19.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (7.36%) ISTQB
5 8 (4.91%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.91%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.07%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.23%) CREST Certified
7 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (60.12%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.68%) VMware ESX
2 6 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.29%) Perfmon
2 2 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.61%) Core Impact
3 1 (0.61%) Nessus
Vendors
1 22 (13.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.68%) VMware
3 4 (2.45%) Oracle
4 3 (1.84%) IBM
4 3 (1.84%) SAP
5 1 (0.61%) HP
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