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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 148 185 175
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 62 38 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.12% 0.69% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.74% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 43 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 £60,000 £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
5161 5117 5658
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.84% 93.29% 94.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3689 4070 4765
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £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 28 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 28 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 +7 29 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Maidenhead -13 5 £37,000 -17.77% 3
Slough +2 3 £28,750 -11.53% 1
Newbury -2 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 28 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 45 (40.18%) Finance
2 42 (37.50%) QA
3 34 (30.36%) ISEB
4 29 (25.89%) Selenium
4 29 (25.89%) Degree
5 25 (22.32%) Manual Testing
5 25 (22.32%) SQL
5 25 (22.32%) .NET
6 22 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (18.75%) ISTQB
8 19 (16.96%) HP Quality Center
8 19 (16.96%) Automation Testing
8 19 (16.96%) Java
8 19 (16.96%) Windows
9 18 (16.07%) QuickTest Pro
9 18 (16.07%) Automated Testing
10 17 (15.18%) C#
10 17 (15.18%) SQL Server
11 15 (13.39%) Scrum
11 15 (13.39%) Software Testing
12 14 (12.50%) WebDriver
12 14 (12.50%) System Testing
13 13 (11.61%) Test Scripting
13 13 (11.61%) XML
14 12 (10.71%) Linux
14 12 (10.71%) Integration Testing
15 11 (9.82%) Mathematics
16 10 (8.93%) PHP
16 10 (8.93%) VBScript
16 10 (8.93%) Microsoft

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 6 (5.36%) IIS
2 5 (4.46%) Drupal
3 2 (1.79%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.89%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 7 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.89%) MS Office
2 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.36%) NAS
1 6 (5.36%) IMAP
1 6 (5.36%) SMTP
1 6 (5.36%) SNMP
1 6 (5.36%) SAN
2 3 (2.68%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.89%) FTP
4 1 (0.89%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.89%) LAN
4 1 (0.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.36%) MySQL
3 2 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.79%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.79%) Riak
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (25.89%) Selenium
2 18 (16.07%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 9 (8.04%) Visual Studio
5 8 (7.14%) LoadRunner
6 6 (5.36%) AQtime
6 6 (5.36%) WebLOAD
7 4 (3.57%) Selenium IDE
7 4 (3.57%) MSTest
7 4 (3.57%) JUnit
8 3 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.68%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.68%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.79%) Behat
9 2 (1.79%) Subversion
9 2 (1.79%) TestDirector
9 2 (1.79%) Rational Robot
9 2 (1.79%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.89%) JMeter
10 1 (0.89%) NUnit
General
1 45 (40.18%) Finance
2 7 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.46%) Retail
4 3 (2.68%) Electronics
5 2 (1.79%) Banking
5 2 (1.79%) Billing
5 2 (1.79%) Publishing
5 2 (1.79%) Games
6 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.89%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (22.32%) .NET
2 13 (11.61%) XML
3 6 (5.36%) HTML
3 6 (5.36%) ASP.NET
3 6 (5.36%) MAPI
4 5 (4.46%) Web Services
5 4 (3.57%) LAMP
6 2 (1.79%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.79%) Smart GWT
6 2 (1.79%) JSON
6 2 (1.79%) JDBC
6 2 (1.79%) JSP
6 2 (1.79%) Swing
6 2 (1.79%) Middleware
7 1 (0.89%) SOAP
7 1 (0.89%) XSLT
7 1 (0.89%) CSS
7 1 (0.89%) Ajax
7 1 (0.89%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.89%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.82%) Mathematics
2 9 (8.04%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.46%) Open Source
4 3 (2.68%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.68%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.89%) EMV
6 1 (0.89%) DTV
6 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.89%) Clustering
6 1 (0.89%) iPad
6 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.96%) Windows
2 12 (10.71%) Linux
3 9 (8.04%) UNIX
4 4 (3.57%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.57%) Windows XP
4 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.68%) Windows Vista
5 3 (2.68%) Android
5 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.68%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.79%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.89%) AIX
7 1 (0.89%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.32%) Manual Testing
2 22 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (16.96%) Automation Testing
4 18 (16.07%) Automated Testing
5 15 (13.39%) Scrum
5 15 (13.39%) Software Testing
6 14 (12.50%) System Testing
7 13 (11.61%) Test Scripting
8 12 (10.71%) Integration Testing
9 9 (8.04%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (7.14%) Test Automation
10 8 (7.14%) Test Strategy
10 8 (7.14%) Regression Testing
11 7 (6.25%) BDD
12 6 (5.36%) Penetration Testing
12 6 (5.36%) Benchmarking
13 5 (4.46%) Configuration Management
14 4 (3.57%) User Stories
14 4 (3.57%) Web Development
15 3 (2.68%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.32%) SQL
2 19 (16.96%) Java
3 17 (15.18%) C#
4 10 (8.93%) PHP
4 10 (8.93%) VBScript
4 10 (8.93%) Python
5 9 (8.04%) C++
6 7 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 7 (6.25%) VB.NET
7 5 (4.46%) C
8 4 (3.57%) Perl
9 3 (2.68%) COBOL
9 3 (2.68%) Ruby
10 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.79%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (30.36%) ISEB
2 29 (25.89%) Degree
3 21 (18.75%) ISTQB
4 8 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.57%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.79%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.89%) CISSP
7 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.89%) OSCP
7 1 (0.89%) OSCE
7 1 (0.89%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (37.50%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 7 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.36%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.79%) Nmap
3 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.89%) NFS
4 1 (0.89%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (16.96%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (5.36%) PureDisk
2 6 (5.36%) NetBackup
2 6 (5.36%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.57%) Opsview
4 2 (1.79%) Nessus
5 1 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.89%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.25%) VMware
3 6 (5.36%) HP
4 5 (4.46%) IBM
5 3 (2.68%) Oracle
6 2 (1.79%) Citrix
7 1 (0.89%) Veritas
7 1 (0.89%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.89%) SAP
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum `+ Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + bens, training + career prog
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £33000 - £42000 per annum, Benefits: Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Hudson - London
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Insurance
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fusion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Brimstone Consulting
Posted: 16 days ago
Maidenhead
Artemis IT Recruitment
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 19 days ago