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 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 120 118 96
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -22
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 14 30 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.78% 1.32% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.57% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 5 26 21
Median salary £30,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +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
1601 1906 1866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 88.90% 84.04% 80.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1234 1388 1290
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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
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 July 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 18 (46.15%) QA
2 15 (38.46%) Telecoms
3 14 (35.90%) ISTQB
4 13 (33.33%) SQL
5 12 (30.77%) Finance
5 12 (30.77%) Games
5 12 (30.77%) Banking
5 12 (30.77%) Retail
5 12 (30.77%) Logistics
5 12 (30.77%) Mentoring
6 11 (28.21%) Automated Testing
7 10 (25.64%) C#
8 9 (23.08%) Java
8 9 (23.08%) Manual Testing
8 9 (23.08%) SDLC
9 8 (20.51%) Selenium
9 8 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (17.95%) HTML
10 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
10 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
11 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
11 6 (15.38%) Oracle
11 6 (15.38%) .NET
11 6 (15.38%) Linux
11 6 (15.38%) Subversion
11 6 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
12 5 (12.82%) HP
12 5 (12.82%) CSS
12 5 (12.82%) SQL Server

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.56%) Big Data
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Selenium
2 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
3 6 (15.38%) Subversion
4 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
4 4 (10.26%) eggPlant
4 4 (10.26%) HP UFT
4 4 (10.26%) JBehave
4 4 (10.26%) Ranorex
4 4 (10.26%) Rational Functional Tester
4 4 (10.26%) RSpec
5 3 (7.69%) JIRA
5 3 (7.69%) LoadRunner
6 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.13%) JMeter
6 2 (5.13%) SilkPerformer
6 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.56%) MSTest
7 1 (2.56%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (2.56%) TestRail
7 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 12 (30.77%) Banking
2 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 12 (30.77%) Games
2 12 (30.77%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Software Tester
1 10 (25.64%) Tester
2 8 (20.51%) Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 3 (7.69%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Manual Tester
5 3 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Performance Test Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Test Automation Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Test Automation Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) HTML
2 6 (15.38%) .NET
3 5 (12.82%) CSS
4 4 (10.26%) Ajax
4 4 (10.26%) Web Services
5 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.56%) Django
5 1 (2.56%) jQuery
5 1 (2.56%) MFC
5 1 (2.56%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
1 3 (7.69%) User Experience
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (5.13%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Logistics
1 12 (30.77%) Mentoring
2 11 (28.21%) Automated Testing
3 9 (23.08%) Manual Testing
3 9 (23.08%) SDLC
4 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
6 6 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (12.82%) DevOps
7 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.26%) API Testing
8 4 (10.26%) BDD
8 4 (10.26%) Coaching
8 4 (10.26%) Functional Testing
8 4 (10.26%) OOP
8 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
9 3 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 10 (25.64%) C#
3 9 (23.08%) Java
4 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.82%) VB.NET
6 3 (7.69%) C++
7 2 (5.13%) Python
8 1 (2.56%) R
8 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) ISTQB
2 5 (12.82%) Degree
3 3 (7.69%) ISEB
4 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (46.15%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Oracle
2 5 (12.82%) HP
3 4 (10.26%) IBM
4 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.56%) SAP
5 1 (2.56%) Tableau