The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 129 140 128
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 12 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.50% 0.044% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.048% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 2
Average salary £55,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+17.33% +4.16%
Senior 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 Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2254 2075 1822
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.03% 91.49% 95.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1563 1575 1554
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £63,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Senior Tester Salary Trend in Reading

Senior Tester
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Tester across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Senior Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region that cited Senior 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 Senior Tester in their job title.

1 11 (52.38%) QuickTest Pro
1 11 (52.38%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 8 (38.10%) Automation Testing
2 8 (38.10%) ISEB
2 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) ISTQB
3 7 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 7 (33.33%) Windows
4 6 (28.57%) Clustering
4 6 (28.57%) Citrix
4 6 (28.57%) WinRunner
4 6 (28.57%) TestDirector
4 6 (28.57%) Veritas
4 6 (28.57%) Netcool
4 6 (28.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (28.57%) McAfee
4 6 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 6 (28.57%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 6 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (23.81%) Web Testing
5 5 (23.81%) System Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Finance
5 5 (23.81%) PHP
5 5 (23.81%) XML

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region that cited Senior 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 Senior Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 6 (28.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) HTTP
1 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (28.57%) WinRunner
2 6 (28.57%) TestDirector
3 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.76%) Selenium
4 1 (4.76%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) XML
2 3 (14.29%) HTML
2 3 (14.29%) CSS
2 3 (14.29%) Web Services
2 3 (14.29%) jQuery
2 3 (14.29%) REST
2 3 (14.29%) CSS3
2 3 (14.29%) HTML5
2 3 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (9.52%) .NET
4 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 3 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Automation Testing
2 7 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 5 (23.81%) Web Testing
4 5 (23.81%) System Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Multithreading
6 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
6 2 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Test Management
7 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.76%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) PHP
2 5 (23.81%) VBScript
3 3 (14.29%) C
3 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
1 8 (38.10%) ISEB
1 8 (38.10%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (52.38%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (28.57%) Netcool
2 6 (28.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Citrix
1 6 (28.57%) Veritas
1 6 (28.57%) McAfee
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
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