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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 110 94 106
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 28 47 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.25% 1.88% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 2.43% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 24 26 24
Average salary £42,500 £36,250 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.24% +5.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £50,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
1821 1935 1705
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 81.44% 77.43% 74.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1395 1340 1327
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 2 September 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 29 (53.70%) QA
2 22 (40.74%) SQL
3 21 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (35.19%) ISTQB
5 17 (31.48%) Degree
6 16 (29.63%) ISEB
7 15 (27.78%) SQL Server
7 15 (27.78%) Test Automation
8 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
9 13 (24.07%) C#
10 12 (22.22%) MS Excel
10 12 (22.22%) Finance
10 12 (22.22%) Scrum
11 11 (20.37%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (20.37%) Software Engineering
11 11 (20.37%) Telecoms
11 11 (20.37%) Visual Studio
11 11 (20.37%) .NET
12 10 (18.52%) Banking
12 10 (18.52%) Test Scripting
13 9 (16.67%) .NET Framework
13 9 (16.67%) Selenium
14 8 (14.81%) MVC
14 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET
14 8 (14.81%) T-SQL
14 8 (14.81%) VB.NET
14 8 (14.81%) LINQ
14 8 (14.81%) Computer Science
14 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (14.81%) Entity Framework

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.41%) MS Visio
2 4 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) HTTPS
2 3 (5.56%) Internet
3 2 (3.70%) SSL
3 2 (3.70%) SMTP
3 2 (3.70%) HTTP
3 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (20.37%) Visual Studio
1 11 (20.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (16.67%) Selenium
3 5 (9.26%) SoapUI
4 4 (7.41%) HP UFT
5 3 (5.56%) TestDirector
5 3 (5.56%) QADirector
5 3 (5.56%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.70%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.70%) RSpec
6 2 (3.70%) JBehave
6 2 (3.70%) TestComplete
6 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.70%) Subversion
6 2 (3.70%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.85%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.85%) TestPartner
7 1 (1.85%) Toad
7 1 (1.85%) WinRunner
7 1 (1.85%) FitNesse
General
1 12 (22.22%) Finance
2 11 (20.37%) Telecoms
3 10 (18.52%) Banking
4 6 (11.11%) Games
5 3 (5.56%) Retail
6 2 (3.70%) Marketing
6 2 (3.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Analyst
2 12 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 12 (22.22%) Test Leader
3 11 (20.37%) Test Manager
4 9 (16.67%) Tester
4 9 (16.67%) Developer
5 8 (14.81%) Software Tester
5 8 (14.81%) .NET Developer
5 8 (14.81%) C# Developer
5 8 (14.81%) VB.NET Developer
5 8 (14.81%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (12.96%) Software Manager
6 7 (12.96%) Software Test Manager
7 4 (7.41%) Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) Senior Manager
8 3 (5.56%) QA Manager
8 3 (5.56%) QA Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Senior QA Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Senior QA Manager
8 3 (5.56%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.37%) .NET
2 9 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 8 (14.81%) LINQ
3 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (14.81%) Entity Framework
3 8 (14.81%) LINQ to SQL
3 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET
3 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (11.11%) HTML
5 5 (9.26%) Ajax
5 5 (9.26%) CSS
6 4 (7.41%) SOAP
6 4 (7.41%) Web Services
6 4 (7.41%) XML
7 3 (5.56%) XSL
7 3 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Computer Science
2 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.41%) Xbox
4 3 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.70%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Windows
2 5 (9.26%) Linux
3 3 (5.56%) UNIX
4 2 (3.70%) Mac OS
4 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 12 (22.22%) Scrum
4 11 (20.37%) Software Engineering
5 10 (18.52%) Test Scripting
6 8 (14.81%) MVC
7 6 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 5 (9.26%) Test Planning
8 5 (9.26%) People Management
8 5 (9.26%) Regression Testing
8 5 (9.26%) API Testing
9 4 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.41%) Manual Testing
9 4 (7.41%) Test Management
9 4 (7.41%) SDLC
10 3 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (5.56%) Load Testing
10 3 (5.56%) Web Testing
10 3 (5.56%) Automated Testing
11 2 (3.70%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.74%) SQL
2 13 (24.07%) C#
3 8 (14.81%) T-SQL
3 8 (14.81%) VB.NET
4 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.41%) Java
6 3 (5.56%) C
6 3 (5.56%) C++
6 3 (5.56%) Python
7 1 (1.85%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.85%) VBScript
7 1 (1.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (35.19%) ISTQB
2 17 (31.48%) Degree
3 16 (29.63%) ISEB
4 4 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (53.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle
3 3 (5.56%) HP
4 2 (3.70%) Websense
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