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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 121 103 129
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +26
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 26 34 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.14% 1.47% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.95% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 23 14 7
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,200 £35,000 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1842 1745 1486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 81.00% 75.41% 68.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1272 1247 1155
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 37 (61.67%) QA
2 27 (45.00%) SQL
3 25 (41.67%) ISEB
4 23 (38.33%) Degree
5 22 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (35.00%) ISTQB
6 21 (35.00%) Test Automation
6 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
7 20 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 19 (31.67%) Visual Studio
8 19 (31.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (30.00%) Finance
10 17 (28.33%) C#
10 17 (28.33%) MS Excel
11 16 (26.67%) Computer Science
11 16 (26.67%) Scrum
12 15 (25.00%) .NET
13 12 (20.00%) Automated Testing
13 12 (20.00%) Banking
14 11 (18.33%) Selenium
14 11 (18.33%) Automation Testing
14 11 (18.33%) Telecoms
15 9 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
15 9 (15.00%) HTTPS
16 8 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
16 8 (13.33%) Mobile App
16 8 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 7 (11.67%) Test Management
17 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
17 7 (11.67%) Mentoring

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (28.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 4 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.67%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (31.67%) Visual Studio
1 19 (31.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (18.33%) Selenium
3 3 (5.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.33%) Ranorex
4 2 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.33%) RSpec
4 2 (3.33%) JBehave
4 2 (3.33%) Subversion
5 1 (1.67%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.67%) TestPartner
5 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.67%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.67%) eggPlant
5 1 (1.67%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.67%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.67%) Toad
General
1 18 (30.00%) Finance
2 12 (20.00%) Banking
3 11 (18.33%) Telecoms
4 6 (10.00%) Retail
5 5 (8.33%) Aerospace
6 4 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Tester
1 19 (31.67%) Analyst
2 18 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 17 (28.33%) Test Leader
4 10 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 10 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
5 9 (15.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 9 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (13.33%) Automation Tester
6 8 (13.33%) Senior Software Test Analyst
7 7 (11.67%) Lead Test Analyst
7 7 (11.67%) Lead Tester
8 6 (10.00%) Developer
8 6 (10.00%) Software Tester
9 5 (8.33%) Junior Analyst
9 5 (8.33%) Junior Test Analyst
9 5 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (8.33%) .NET Developer
9 5 (8.33%) C# Developer
9 5 (8.33%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.00%) .NET
2 5 (8.33%) LINQ
2 5 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 5 (8.33%) Entity Framework
2 5 (8.33%) LINQ to SQL
2 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (5.00%) Web Services
3 3 (5.00%) HTML
4 2 (3.33%) CSS
4 2 (3.33%) Ajax
5 1 (1.67%) XML
5 1 (1.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 8 (13.33%) Mobile App
3 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.67%) Social Media
4 4 (6.67%) Xbox
5 2 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.33%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (3.33%) Windows
3 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.67%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.00%) Test Automation
3 16 (26.67%) Scrum
4 12 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 11 (18.33%) Automation Testing
6 8 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (11.67%) Test Management
7 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
7 7 (11.67%) Mentoring
8 6 (10.00%) Test Scripting
9 5 (8.33%) MVC
10 4 (6.67%) Web Testing
10 4 (6.67%) Test Strategy
11 2 (3.33%) OOP
11 2 (3.33%) Validation
11 2 (3.33%) Workflow
11 2 (3.33%) Waterfall
11 2 (3.33%) BDD
11 2 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 27 (45.00%) SQL
2 17 (28.33%) C#
3 5 (8.33%) VB.NET
3 5 (8.33%) C
3 5 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 4 (6.67%) PHP
5 3 (5.00%) Python
6 2 (3.33%) Java
6 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.33%) C++
7 1 (1.67%) VBScript
7 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (41.67%) ISEB
2 23 (38.33%) Degree
3 21 (35.00%) ISTQB
4 8 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (61.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.67%) HP
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle
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