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 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 132 195 158
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 83 28 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.86% 0.56% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 0.59% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 82 25 42
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £34,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,500 £57,750
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
4309 4782 5349
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 96.72% 95.79% 95.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3485 3639 3778
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 July 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 July 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 +38 39 £42,500 -5.55% 10
Bracknell +3 14 £45,000 +50.00%
Newbury +12 6 £30,000 -11.76% 2
Maidenhead 0 6 £55,000 -
Slough +10 1 £45,000 -14.28%
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 110 (67.48%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (63.80%) Selenium
3 103 (63.19%) QA
4 62 (38.04%) Test Automation
5 60 (36.81%) Java
6 49 (30.06%) Automation Testing
7 44 (26.99%) Scrum
8 43 (26.38%) ISEB
9 41 (25.15%) Performance Testing
9 41 (25.15%) .NET
10 40 (24.54%) Finance
10 40 (24.54%) Software Testing
11 39 (23.93%) JMeter
11 39 (23.93%) Functional Testing
12 37 (22.70%) Test Scripting
13 36 (22.09%) BDD
14 35 (21.47%) Degree
15 32 (19.63%) Automated Testing
15 32 (19.63%) SQL
15 32 (19.63%) JIRA
16 31 (19.02%) JavaScript
16 31 (19.02%) Perl
16 31 (19.02%) Linux
17 29 (17.79%) LoadRunner
18 27 (16.56%) HTML
19 26 (15.95%) Visual Studio
19 26 (15.95%) Regression Testing
19 26 (15.95%) Firewall
19 26 (15.95%) Non-Functional Testing
20 25 (15.34%) Web Testing

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 17 (10.43%) CMS
2 12 (7.36%) IIS
3 5 (3.07%) Drupal
4 2 (1.23%) Confluence
5 1 (0.61%) Apache
5 1 (0.61%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (3.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.95%) Firewall
2 23 (14.11%) Internet
3 20 (12.27%) SMTP
4 19 (11.66%) DNS
4 19 (11.66%) TCP/IP
5 12 (7.36%) SAN
5 12 (7.36%) Wireshark
6 11 (6.75%) IMAP
6 11 (6.75%) NAS
7 7 (4.29%) Wireless
8 2 (1.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.11%) MySQL
2 19 (11.66%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (1.84%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.23%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 104 (63.80%) Selenium
2 39 (23.93%) JMeter
3 32 (19.63%) JIRA
4 29 (17.79%) LoadRunner
5 26 (15.95%) Visual Studio
6 25 (15.34%) TestNG
6 25 (15.34%) WebDriver
7 22 (13.50%) Gatling
8 18 (11.04%) Cucumber
9 14 (8.59%) Jenkins
10 13 (7.98%) NUnit
11 12 (7.36%) AQtime
11 12 (7.36%) WebLOAD
12 9 (5.52%) Eclipse
12 9 (5.52%) HP UFT
12 9 (5.52%) JUnit
12 9 (5.52%) Mockito
12 9 (5.52%) SoapUI
13 8 (4.91%) Metasploit
14 7 (4.29%) Burp Suite
General
1 40 (24.54%) Finance
2 3 (1.84%) Marketing
2 3 (1.84%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.23%) Electronics
3 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.61%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (25.15%) .NET
2 27 (16.56%) HTML
3 23 (14.11%) ASP.NET
4 21 (12.88%) Gherkin
5 19 (11.66%) Ajax
6 11 (6.75%) MAPI
7 7 (4.29%) 802.1X
8 6 (3.68%) LAMP
8 6 (3.68%) SOAP
9 5 (3.07%) Behat
10 4 (2.45%) Web Services
11 2 (1.23%) CSS
11 2 (1.23%) RESTful
11 2 (1.23%) XML
12 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (6.75%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.75%) PMI
3 10 (6.13%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (6.13%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.45%) Fintech
5 2 (1.23%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.23%) User Experience
5 2 (1.23%) Wiki
6 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.02%) Linux
2 17 (10.43%) Windows
3 15 (9.20%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.23%) Android
5 1 (0.61%) KNOPPIX
5 1 (0.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (67.48%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (38.04%) Test Automation
3 49 (30.06%) Automation Testing
4 44 (26.99%) Scrum
5 41 (25.15%) Performance Testing
6 40 (24.54%) Software Testing
7 39 (23.93%) Functional Testing
8 37 (22.70%) Test Scripting
9 36 (22.09%) BDD
10 32 (19.63%) Automated Testing
11 26 (15.95%) Non-Functional Testing
11 26 (15.95%) Regression Testing
12 25 (15.34%) Web Testing
13 24 (14.72%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (14.72%) Defect Management
13 24 (14.72%) SDLC
14 23 (14.11%) Open Source
15 22 (13.50%) DevOps
15 22 (13.50%) Workflow
15 22 (13.50%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (36.81%) Java
2 32 (19.63%) SQL
3 31 (19.02%) JavaScript
3 31 (19.02%) Perl
4 23 (14.11%) C#
4 23 (14.11%) VB
5 18 (11.04%) VBScript
6 13 (7.98%) Bash Shell
7 12 (7.36%) C++
7 12 (7.36%) Ruby
8 11 (6.75%) PHP
8 11 (6.75%) Python
9 8 (4.91%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.84%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.84%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (26.38%) ISEB
2 35 (21.47%) Degree
3 21 (12.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (6.75%) ISTQB
4 11 (6.75%) PMI Certification
5 8 (4.91%) CREST Certified
5 8 (4.91%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.91%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (63.19%) QA
2 3 (1.84%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (7.36%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.75%) VMware ESX
2 11 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (7.36%) Perfmon
2 8 (4.91%) Nessus
3 7 (4.29%) Nmap
4 1 (0.61%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 21 (12.88%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.75%) VMware
3 7 (4.29%) Cisco
3 7 (4.29%) Fortinet
3 7 (4.29%) Juniper
3 7 (4.29%) Nokia
4 5 (3.07%) Oracle
5 4 (2.45%) IBM
6 2 (1.23%) SAP
7 1 (0.61%) HP
7 1 (0.61%) Telerik
7 1 (0.61%) webMethods
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