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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 105 94 119
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +25
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 31 49 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.40% 2.06% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 2.71% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 27 25 16
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
1798 1810 1651
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 81.14% 76.27% 72.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1329 1225 1279
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 35 (58.33%) QA
2 27 (45.00%) SQL
3 25 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (36.67%) ISTQB
4 22 (36.67%) Degree
5 20 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 20 (33.33%) ISEB
6 19 (31.67%) Test Automation
7 18 (30.00%) Microsoft
8 16 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (26.67%) Visual Studio
8 16 (26.67%) C#
9 15 (25.00%) .NET
9 15 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 15 (25.00%) Scrum
10 13 (21.67%) Computer Science
11 12 (20.00%) Finance
12 11 (18.33%) Telecoms
12 11 (18.33%) Software Engineering
13 10 (16.67%) Banking
13 10 (16.67%) Selenium
14 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
15 8 (13.33%) HTTPS
15 8 (13.33%) MVC
15 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET
15 8 (13.33%) VB.NET
15 8 (13.33%) T-SQL
15 8 (13.33%) LINQ
15 8 (13.33%) .NET Framework
15 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 15 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 4 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) HTTPS
2 3 (5.00%) Internet
3 2 (3.33%) SSL
3 2 (3.33%) SMTP
3 2 (3.33%) HTTP
3 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.33%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.33%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (26.67%) Visual Studio
1 16 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (16.67%) Selenium
3 4 (6.67%) HP UFT
3 4 (6.67%) SoapUI
4 3 (5.00%) TestDirector
4 3 (5.00%) QADirector
5 2 (3.33%) Subversion
5 2 (3.33%) Ranorex
5 2 (3.33%) RSpec
5 2 (3.33%) JBehave
5 2 (3.33%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.67%) eggPlant
6 1 (1.67%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.67%) TestPartner
6 1 (1.67%) Toad
6 1 (1.67%) WinRunner
6 1 (1.67%) TestComplete
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (18.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (16.67%) Banking
4 4 (6.67%) Games
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Test Leader
2 16 (26.67%) Tester
3 15 (25.00%) Analyst
4 14 (23.33%) Test Analyst
5 13 (21.67%) Test Manager
6 9 (15.00%) Developer
7 8 (13.33%) .NET Developer
7 8 (13.33%) C# Developer
7 8 (13.33%) VB.NET Developer
7 8 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (13.33%) Software Manager
7 8 (13.33%) Software Test Manager
8 7 (11.67%) Lead Tester
8 7 (11.67%) Software Tester
9 5 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (8.33%) Automation Tester
10 4 (6.67%) Senior Software Test Analyst
10 4 (6.67%) Senior Test Manager
10 4 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.00%) .NET
2 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 8 (13.33%) .NET Framework
2 8 (13.33%) LINQ
2 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (13.33%) Entity Framework
2 8 (13.33%) LINQ to SQL
2 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (10.00%) HTML
4 5 (8.33%) Ajax
4 5 (8.33%) CSS
5 4 (6.67%) SOAP
5 4 (6.67%) XML
6 3 (5.00%) XSL
6 3 (5.00%) Web Services
6 3 (5.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.67%) Xbox
3 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Social Media
4 3 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Linux
2 5 (8.33%) Windows
3 3 (5.00%) UNIX
4 1 (1.67%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (31.67%) Test Automation
3 15 (25.00%) Scrum
4 11 (18.33%) Software Engineering
5 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 8 (13.33%) MVC
7 7 (11.67%) Automated Testing
7 7 (11.67%) Test Strategy
7 7 (11.67%) Automation Testing
8 6 (10.00%) Web Testing
8 6 (10.00%) Test Management
9 5 (8.33%) API Testing
9 5 (8.33%) Test Planning
9 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (8.33%) Regression Testing
10 4 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (6.67%) Mentoring
10 4 (6.67%) People Management
11 3 (5.00%) SDLC
11 3 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (45.00%) SQL
2 16 (26.67%) C#
3 8 (13.33%) T-SQL
3 8 (13.33%) VB.NET
4 5 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.33%) C
5 4 (6.67%) Java
6 3 (5.00%) C++
6 3 (5.00%) PHP
6 3 (5.00%) Python
7 1 (1.67%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.67%) VBScript
7 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (36.67%) ISTQB
1 22 (36.67%) Degree
2 20 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (58.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle
3 2 (3.33%) HP
3 2 (3.33%) Websense
Reading, Berkshire
Tiro Partners
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
The People Network
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago