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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 154 181 173
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 60 38 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.08% 0.69% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 0.74% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 41 33 52
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £50,800 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5162 5141 5635
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.93% 93.29% 94.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3694 4093 4745
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(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 +11 28 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Maidenhead -8 4 £28,000 -37.77% 2
Slough +9 3 £28,750 -11.53% 1
Newbury +6 2 £47,500 +46.15% 2
Bracknell - 2 £27,500 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 44 (39.64%) Finance
2 41 (36.94%) QA
3 34 (30.63%) ISEB
4 30 (27.03%) Selenium
5 28 (25.23%) Degree
6 25 (22.52%) Manual Testing
6 25 (22.52%) SQL
7 24 (21.62%) .NET
8 22 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (19.82%) ISTQB
9 20 (18.02%) Java
10 19 (17.12%) Automation Testing
11 18 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
11 18 (16.22%) Automated Testing
11 18 (16.22%) Windows
11 18 (16.22%) QuickTest Pro
12 17 (15.32%) SQL Server
13 16 (14.41%) C#
14 15 (13.51%) Scrum
15 14 (12.61%) Software Testing
15 14 (12.61%) WebDriver
15 14 (12.61%) System Testing
16 13 (11.71%) Test Scripting
16 13 (11.71%) XML
17 12 (10.81%) Linux
17 12 (10.81%) Integration Testing
18 11 (9.91%) Mathematics
19 10 (9.01%) VBScript
19 10 (9.01%) PHP
19 10 (9.01%) Microsoft

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 5 (4.50%) IIS
1 5 (4.50%) Drupal
2 2 (1.80%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.90%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.90%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 7 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.90%) SaaS
2 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.50%) SMTP
1 5 (4.50%) SNMP
1 5 (4.50%) SAN
1 5 (4.50%) IMAP
1 5 (4.50%) NAS
2 3 (2.70%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.90%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.90%) FTP
4 1 (0.90%) LAN
4 1 (0.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.32%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.41%) MySQL
3 2 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.80%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.80%) Riak
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (27.03%) Selenium
2 18 (16.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (12.61%) WebDriver
4 9 (8.11%) Visual Studio
5 7 (6.31%) LoadRunner
6 5 (4.50%) AQtime
6 5 (4.50%) WebLOAD
7 4 (3.60%) MSTest
7 4 (3.60%) JUnit
7 4 (3.60%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.70%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.70%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.80%) Subversion
9 2 (1.80%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.80%) Rational Robot
9 2 (1.80%) Behat
10 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.90%) eggPlant
10 1 (0.90%) JMeter
General
1 44 (39.64%) Finance
2 6 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.60%) Retail
4 3 (2.70%) Electronics
5 2 (1.80%) Publishing
5 2 (1.80%) Games
5 2 (1.80%) Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Billing
6 1 (0.90%) Marketing
6 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (21.62%) .NET
2 13 (11.71%) XML
3 6 (5.41%) HTML
3 6 (5.41%) ASP.NET
4 5 (4.50%) Web Services
4 5 (4.50%) MAPI
5 4 (3.60%) LAMP
6 3 (2.70%) Swing
7 2 (1.80%) JSON
7 2 (1.80%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.80%) Middleware
7 2 (1.80%) Smart GWT
7 2 (1.80%) JDBC
7 2 (1.80%) JSP
8 1 (0.90%) SOAP
8 1 (0.90%) CSS
8 1 (0.90%) XSLT
8 1 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.90%) StructureMap
8 1 (0.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.91%) Mathematics
2 9 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.50%) Open Source
4 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.70%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (2.70%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.80%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.90%) EMV
6 1 (0.90%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.90%) DTV
6 1 (0.90%) Clustering
6 1 (0.90%) iPad
6 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.22%) Windows
2 12 (10.81%) Linux
3 9 (8.11%) UNIX
4 4 (3.60%) Windows XP
4 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.60%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.70%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.70%) Windows Vista
5 3 (2.70%) Android
5 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.80%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.90%) AIX
7 1 (0.90%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.52%) Manual Testing
2 22 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (17.12%) Automation Testing
4 18 (16.22%) Automated Testing
5 15 (13.51%) Scrum
6 14 (12.61%) Software Testing
6 14 (12.61%) System Testing
7 13 (11.71%) Test Scripting
8 12 (10.81%) Integration Testing
9 8 (7.21%) Test Automation
9 8 (7.21%) Test Strategy
9 8 (7.21%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (7.21%) Regression Testing
10 7 (6.31%) BDD
11 6 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (4.50%) Web Development
12 5 (4.50%) Benchmarking
12 5 (4.50%) Configuration Management
13 4 (3.60%) User Stories
14 3 (2.70%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.52%) SQL
2 20 (18.02%) Java
3 16 (14.41%) C#
4 10 (9.01%) VBScript
4 10 (9.01%) PHP
4 10 (9.01%) Python
5 8 (7.21%) C++
6 7 (6.31%) JavaScript
6 7 (6.31%) VB.NET
7 5 (4.50%) C
8 4 (3.60%) Perl
9 3 (2.70%) COBOL
9 3 (2.70%) Ruby
10 2 (1.80%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (30.63%) ISEB
2 28 (25.23%) Degree
3 22 (19.82%) ISTQB
4 7 (6.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.60%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.80%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.90%) CISSP
7 1 (0.90%) OSCP
7 1 (0.90%) OSCE
7 1 (0.90%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (36.94%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.50%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.80%) Nmap
3 2 (1.80%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.90%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.90%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.50%) NetBackup
2 5 (4.50%) Backup Exec
2 5 (4.50%) PureDisk
3 4 (3.60%) Opsview
4 2 (1.80%) Nessus
5 1 (0.90%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (9.01%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.41%) VMware
3 5 (4.50%) IBM
3 5 (4.50%) HP
4 3 (2.70%) Oracle
5 2 (1.80%) Citrix
6 1 (0.90%) Veritas
6 1 (0.90%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.90%) SAP
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Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £33000 - £42000 per annum, Benefits: Pension
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Insurance
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fusion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
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Posted: 13 days ago
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Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 16 days ago