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 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 108 130 97
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -33
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 15 20 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.90% 0.82% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.97% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 18
Median salary £42,500 £53,750 £35,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.93% +50.34%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
1413 2063 2220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 85.02% 84.48% 84.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1008 1661 1356
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
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 6 December 2016, 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 13 (59.09%) ISTQB
2 11 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 11 (50.00%) Open Source
3 7 (31.82%) QA
4 6 (27.27%) Degree
5 5 (22.73%) LoadRunner
5 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 4 (18.18%) JMeter
6 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 4 (18.18%) Mobile App
7 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
7 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Games
7 3 (13.64%) Scrum
8 2 (9.09%) Java
8 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
8 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
8 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
8 2 (9.09%) JIRA
8 2 (9.09%) Selenium
8 2 (9.09%) User Experience
8 2 (9.09%) SDLC
9 1 (4.55%) Defect Tracking
9 1 (4.55%) Swagger
9 1 (4.55%) Coaching
9 1 (4.55%) Trac
9 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills

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 (22.73%) LoadRunner
2 4 (18.18%) JMeter
3 2 (9.09%) JIRA
3 2 (9.09%) Selenium
3 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.55%) Ant
4 1 (4.55%) Bugzilla
4 1 (4.55%) Calabash
4 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) JUnit
4 1 (4.55%) Maven
4 1 (4.55%) TestNG
4 1 (4.55%) Trac
General
1 3 (13.64%) Games
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Technical Leader
2 8 (36.36%) Performance Test Leader
2 8 (36.36%) Test Leader
3 6 (27.27%) Tester
4 5 (22.73%) Software Tester
5 4 (18.18%) Automation Tester
5 4 (18.18%) Manual Tester
5 4 (18.18%) Performance Manager
5 4 (18.18%) Performance Test Manager
5 4 (18.18%) Technical Manager
5 4 (18.18%) Test Manager
6 3 (13.64%) QA Automation Tester
6 3 (13.64%) QA Manual Tester
6 3 (13.64%) QA Tester
6 3 (13.64%) Software QA Tester
7 2 (9.09%) Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Junior
7 2 (9.09%) Junior Tester
7 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
7 2 (9.09%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
1 1 (4.55%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.09%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Open Source
1 11 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
4 3 (13.64%) Scrum
4 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 2 (9.09%) SDLC
5 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.55%) BDD
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.55%) OpenUP
6 1 (4.55%) System Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.55%) Time Management
6 1 (4.55%) UX Design
6 1 (4.55%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) ISTQB
2 6 (27.27%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) HP