The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 91 121 100
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -21
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 49 21 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.06% 0.91% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 1.30% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 25 17 29
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £59,000 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1746 1613 1697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 73.48% 70.22% 77.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1184 1249 1436
Average salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,600 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
Berkshire

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 30 July 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 49 (62.03%) ISEB
2 39 (49.37%) QA
3 30 (37.97%) Finance
4 28 (35.44%) ISTQB
4 28 (35.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 23 (29.11%) MS Excel
6 22 (27.85%) Retail
7 19 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
9 16 (20.25%) Windows
10 15 (18.99%) PRINCE2
10 15 (18.99%) SQL Server
10 15 (18.99%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (18.99%) SC Cleared
10 15 (18.99%) Security Cleared
11 14 (17.72%) Integration Testing
11 14 (17.72%) Test Strategy
11 14 (17.72%) Automated Testing
11 14 (17.72%) ITIL
11 14 (17.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 14 (17.72%) Risk Management
11 14 (17.72%) Programme Management
12 13 (16.46%) C#
13 10 (12.66%) SQL
13 10 (12.66%) Visual Studio
13 10 (12.66%) Oracle
13 10 (12.66%) Selenium
14 9 (11.39%) Linux
15 8 (10.13%) .NET
15 8 (10.13%) Scrum

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.33%) Apache
1 5 (6.33%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (29.11%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (6.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) SaaS
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) Wireshark
2 3 (3.80%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.99%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (12.66%) Visual Studio
1 10 (12.66%) Selenium
2 8 (10.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.33%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (6.33%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.27%) Metasploit
General
1 30 (37.97%) Finance
2 22 (27.85%) Retail
3 7 (8.86%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.33%) Avionics
5 3 (3.80%) Multimedia
5 3 (3.80%) Automotive
6 1 (1.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (44.30%) Analyst
2 30 (37.97%) Test Analyst
3 16 (20.25%) Test Manager
4 14 (17.72%) Programme Test Manager
4 14 (17.72%) Junior Test Analyst
4 14 (17.72%) Junior Analyst
4 14 (17.72%) Junior
4 14 (17.72%) Programme Manager
5 8 (10.13%) Tester
6 7 (8.86%) Software Test Analyst
7 6 (7.59%) Test Team Leader
7 6 (7.59%) Software Engineer
7 6 (7.59%) Software Team Leader
7 6 (7.59%) Team Leader
8 5 (6.33%) QA Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) Applications Support Specialist
8 5 (6.33%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) Applications Specialist
8 5 (6.33%) Support Specialist
8 5 (6.33%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.13%) .NET
2 5 (6.33%) HTML
2 5 (6.33%) Web Services
3 3 (3.80%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.33%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.06%) EPoS
4 1 (1.27%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.25%) Windows
2 9 (11.39%) Linux
3 7 (8.86%) UNIX
4 5 (6.33%) Apple iOS
4 5 (6.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.99%) PRINCE2
2 15 (18.99%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (17.72%) Integration Testing
3 14 (17.72%) Test Strategy
3 14 (17.72%) Automated Testing
3 14 (17.72%) ITIL
3 14 (17.72%) Risk Management
3 14 (17.72%) Programme Management
4 8 (10.13%) Scrum
4 8 (10.13%) Manual Testing
5 7 (8.86%) Test Automation
6 5 (6.33%) Software Engineering
6 5 (6.33%) Business Analysis
6 5 (6.33%) Requirements Management
6 5 (6.33%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.06%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.06%) Project Management
8 3 (3.80%) Network Design
8 3 (3.80%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.46%) C#
2 10 (12.66%) SQL
3 7 (8.86%) Java
4 3 (3.80%) PHP
5 1 (1.27%) Ruby
5 1 (1.27%) Python
5 1 (1.27%) C
5 1 (1.27%) VB
5 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 49 (62.03%) ISEB
2 28 (35.44%) ISTQB
2 28 (35.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (18.99%) SC Cleared
3 15 (18.99%) Security Cleared
4 14 (17.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (8.86%) Degree
6 1 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.27%) OSCP
6 1 (1.27%) OSCE
6 1 (1.27%) OSWP
6 1 (1.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (49.37%) QA
2 4 (5.06%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.53%) GAMP
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) Nessus
Vendors
1 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.66%) Oracle
3 6 (7.59%) Telerik
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