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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 99 121 108
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 13 22 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.92% 1.02% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.18% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 17
Median salary £45,000 £53,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.27% +26.47%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
1189 1867 1953
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 84.21% 86.44% 84.44%
Number of salaries quoted 829 1478 1269
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of job ads across the Reading region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 14 (77.78%) ISTQB
2 11 (61.11%) Performance Testing
2 11 (61.11%) Open Source
3 5 (27.78%) LoadRunner
3 5 (27.78%) JMeter
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) QA
5 3 (16.67%) Degree
5 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Games
5 3 (16.67%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.11%) User Experience
6 2 (11.11%) JIRA
6 2 (11.11%) Selenium
7 1 (5.56%) Marketing
7 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.56%) System Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Time Management
7 1 (5.56%) V-Model
7 1 (5.56%) OpenUP
7 1 (5.56%) TestNG
7 1 (5.56%) UX Design
7 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (5.56%) Calabash
7 1 (5.56%) Black-Box Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) JMeter
1 5 (27.78%) LoadRunner
2 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) Ant
3 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.56%) Calabash
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) JUnit
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
3 1 (5.56%) TestNG
3 1 (5.56%) Trac
3 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (16.67%) Games
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Technical Leader
2 8 (44.44%) Performance Test Leader
2 8 (44.44%) Test Leader
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Test Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Technical Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Test Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Team Leader
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Team Leader
5 2 (11.11%) Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Graduate
6 1 (5.56%) Junior
6 1 (5.56%) Junior Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Junior Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Manual Tester
6 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) SOAP
1 1 (5.56%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Open Source
1 11 (61.11%) Performance Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 3 (16.67%) Scrum
3 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.56%) BDD
4 1 (5.56%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Coaching
4 1 (5.56%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (5.56%) DNA
4 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.56%) SDLC
4 1 (5.56%) TDD
4 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.56%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) ISTQB
2 3 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft