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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 132 138 136
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 4 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.18% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 3
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% -10.75%
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
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
2097 2196 2156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.63% 92.54% 94.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1594 1550 1717
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (90.91%) Selenium
2 7 (63.64%) QA
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Automated Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (54.55%) Manual Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Cucumber
3 6 (54.55%) C#
3 6 (54.55%) .NET
3 6 (54.55%) Visual Studio
4 5 (45.45%) BDD
4 5 (45.45%) Performance Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Integration Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Test Management
4 5 (45.45%) SpecFlow
4 5 (45.45%) Gherkin
4 5 (45.45%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Web Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 3 (27.27%) PHP
6 2 (18.18%) Java
6 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 2 (18.18%) MySQL
6 2 (18.18%) Web Services
6 2 (18.18%) C
6 2 (18.18%) User Stories
6 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
7 1 (9.09%) Mobile App

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Selenium
2 6 (54.55%) Visual Studio
2 6 (54.55%) Cucumber
3 5 (45.45%) SpecFlow
4 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
5 1 (9.09%) Ant
5 1 (9.09%) Robotium
5 1 (9.09%) Gradle
5 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 1 (9.09%) Grunt
5 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
5 1 (9.09%) JMeter
5 1 (9.09%) Maven
5 1 (9.09%) FitNesse
5 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (9.09%) TestNG
5 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (9.09%) JBehave
5 1 (9.09%) Mocha
General
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) Gherkin
3 2 (18.18%) Web Services
4 1 (9.09%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
1 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
1 1 (9.09%) Physics
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) Automated Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (54.55%) Manual Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Performance Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Integration Testing
3 5 (45.45%) BDD
3 5 (45.45%) Test Management
3 5 (45.45%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Web Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 2 (18.18%) User Stories
6 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 1 (9.09%) Build Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) PHP
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) C
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) VBScript
4 1 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 1 (9.09%) XPath
4 1 (9.09%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft