The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 115 113 134
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +21
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 31 28 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.25% 1.15% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.53% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 30 16 7
Average salary £46,500 £41,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.72% +17.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,250 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £48,750 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Software Testing
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2009 1826 1513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 81.01% 75.24% 68.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1324 1338 1171
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,900 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Reading

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 43 (70.49%) QA
2 32 (52.46%) ISEB
3 27 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (40.98%) SQL
5 24 (39.34%) Finance
6 22 (36.07%) ISTQB
7 21 (34.43%) Degree
7 21 (34.43%) Scrum
7 21 (34.43%) Microsoft
8 20 (32.79%) SQL Server
9 19 (31.15%) Visual Studio
9 19 (31.15%) Banking
9 19 (31.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (29.51%) Test Automation
11 17 (27.87%) MS Excel
12 16 (26.23%) Telecoms
12 16 (26.23%) Computer Science
13 15 (24.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 12 (19.67%) Retail
14 12 (19.67%) Automated Testing
14 12 (19.67%) Test Management
15 11 (18.03%) Aerospace
15 11 (18.03%) .NET
15 11 (18.03%) C#
16 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (16.39%) Automation Testing
17 9 (14.75%) HP Quality Center
17 9 (14.75%) HTTPS
18 8 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
18 8 (13.11%) Mobile App

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 17 (27.87%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.56%) MS Visio
2 4 (6.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.75%) HTTPS
2 2 (3.28%) MVNO
3 1 (1.64%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (32.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (31.15%) Visual Studio
1 19 (31.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (13.11%) Selenium
3 3 (4.92%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.64%) eggPlant
4 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.64%) Toad
4 1 (1.64%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.64%) TestPartner
4 1 (1.64%) TestComplete
General
1 24 (39.34%) Finance
2 19 (31.15%) Banking
3 16 (26.23%) Telecoms
4 12 (19.67%) Retail
5 11 (18.03%) Aerospace
6 4 (6.56%) Games
7 2 (3.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (37.70%) Analyst
2 21 (34.43%) Test Analyst
3 19 (31.15%) Tester
4 17 (27.87%) Test Leader
5 15 (24.59%) Test Manager
6 10 (16.39%) Senior Analyst
6 10 (16.39%) Software Test Analyst
7 9 (14.75%) Senior Test Analyst
8 8 (13.11%) Senior Software Test Analyst
8 8 (13.11%) Automation Tester
9 7 (11.48%) Lead Tester
9 7 (11.48%) Lead Test Analyst
10 6 (9.84%) Test Consultant
10 6 (9.84%) Software Tester
10 6 (9.84%) Consultant
11 5 (8.20%) Junior
11 5 (8.20%) Junior Test Analyst
11 5 (8.20%) Junior Analyst
12 4 (6.56%) Software Manager
12 4 (6.56%) Software Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.03%) .NET
2 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.64%) SOAP
2 1 (1.64%) Web Services
2 1 (1.64%) XML
2 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.64%) LINQ
2 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.64%) Entity Framework
2 1 (1.64%) LINQ to SQL
2 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.64%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Computer Science
2 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (13.11%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.56%) Xbox
4 4 (6.56%) Social Media
5 2 (3.28%) Smart Meter
5 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Linux
2 3 (4.92%) UNIX
3 2 (3.28%) Windows
4 1 (1.64%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (34.43%) Scrum
3 18 (29.51%) Test Automation
4 12 (19.67%) Test Management
4 12 (19.67%) Automated Testing
5 10 (16.39%) Automation Testing
6 8 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (11.48%) Mentoring
8 6 (9.84%) Test Scripting
9 4 (6.56%) Web Testing
9 4 (6.56%) Test Strategy
10 3 (4.92%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
11 2 (3.28%) CRM
11 2 (3.28%) Service Management
11 2 (3.28%) ITIL
11 2 (3.28%) Workflow
11 2 (3.28%) Validation
11 2 (3.28%) eTOM
11 2 (3.28%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.98%) SQL
2 11 (18.03%) C#
3 4 (6.56%) PHP
4 3 (4.92%) C
5 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (52.46%) ISEB
2 22 (36.07%) ISTQB
3 21 (34.43%) Degree
4 15 (24.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.64%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (70.49%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (14.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (34.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) HP
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle
4 2 (3.28%) VMware
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CISCO SYSTEMS LTD
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago