The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Newbury 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 55 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 4 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newbury 0.84% 1.51% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 1.61% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 3
Average salary £43,750 £33,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.59% -10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £27,700 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,400 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -
Tester
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Newbury 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
Newbury
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
450 435 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newbury 94.74% 93.75% 91.71%
Number of salaries quoted 290 367 332
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Newbury region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

Tester
Salary Trend in Newbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Newbury region.

Tester Salary Trend in Newbury

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Newbury 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 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
2 4 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (42.86%) Python
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Perl
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) JUnit
3 3 (42.86%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) UNIX
3 3 (42.86%) Open Source
3 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 2 (28.57%) Marketing
4 2 (28.57%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (28.57%) ISEB
4 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
4 2 (28.57%) JSON
4 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (28.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (28.57%) Digital Marketing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Newbury 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 2 (28.57%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (42.86%) JUnit
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) TestNG
3 2 (28.57%) Hudson
3 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
4 1 (14.29%) Rational Robot
General
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (28.57%) Electronics
3 2 (28.57%) Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) XSLT
2 2 (28.57%) Middleware
2 2 (28.57%) JSON
2 2 (28.57%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (14.29%) Smart GWT
3 1 (14.29%) Swing
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) JDBC
3 1 (14.29%) JSP
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Open Source
2 2 (28.57%) DTV
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) Perl
1 3 (42.86%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SAP
1 2 (28.57%) TIBCO
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
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