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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 136 147 130
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 11 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.42% 0.16% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.17% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 1
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -13.04%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £42,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-4.09% +17.12%
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
2431 2346 1969
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 93.64% 92.11% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1560 1776 1673
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 £25,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,100 £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 19 December 2014.

Senior Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 14 (73.68%) QuickTest Pro
1 14 (73.68%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (47.37%) Manual Testing
3 8 (42.11%) System Testing
3 8 (42.11%) Automation Testing
3 8 (42.11%) Integration Testing
3 8 (42.11%) VBScript
3 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
3 8 (42.11%) XML
3 8 (42.11%) Finance
4 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 7 (36.84%) ISEB
4 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
4 7 (36.84%) Windows
5 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
5 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
5 6 (31.58%) Citrix
5 6 (31.58%) Veritas
5 6 (31.58%) McAfee
5 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
5 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
5 6 (31.58%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (31.58%) Clustering
5 6 (31.58%) Netcool
5 6 (31.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
5 6 (31.58%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (31.58%) WinRunner
5 6 (31.58%) TestDirector
6 2 (10.53%) C

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (31.58%) MS Exchange
1 6 (31.58%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (73.68%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (31.58%) WinRunner
2 6 (31.58%) TestDirector
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) XML
2 2 (10.53%) jQuery
2 2 (10.53%) HTML5
2 2 (10.53%) REST
2 2 (10.53%) CSS3
2 2 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
3 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Manual Testing
2 8 (42.11%) System Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Integration Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Automation Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
3 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
4 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) VBScript
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) C
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) PHP
4 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 7 (36.84%) ISEB
2 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 14 (73.68%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (31.58%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (31.58%) Netcool
2 6 (31.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Citrix
1 6 (31.58%) Veritas
1 6 (31.58%) McAfee
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
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