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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 111 117 124
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 28 18 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.19% 0.78% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 0.99% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 17 12 10
Average salary £42,500 £51,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +29.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £28,000 £25,350
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
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
1899 1812 1456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 80.47% 78.71% 74.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1292 1371 1213
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 28 January 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 66 (70.97%) ISEB
2 53 (56.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 51 (54.84%) QA
4 49 (52.69%) Finance
5 38 (40.86%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (39.78%) Telecoms
7 36 (38.71%) Retail
8 30 (32.26%) Banking
9 29 (31.18%) ISTQB
10 28 (30.11%) Scrum
11 25 (26.88%) Aerospace
11 25 (26.88%) SQL
12 23 (24.73%) Test Management
13 17 (18.28%) Test Scripting
14 16 (17.20%) Degree
15 13 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (12.90%) Test Planning
17 10 (10.75%) Service Delivery
17 10 (10.75%) Visual Studio
17 10 (10.75%) GAMP
17 10 (10.75%) Linux
17 10 (10.75%) V-Model
17 10 (10.75%) HP Quality Center
18 9 (9.68%) Billing
18 9 (9.68%) CRM
18 9 (9.68%) Microsoft
18 9 (9.68%) SQL Server
18 9 (9.68%) VMware
18 9 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
19 8 (8.60%) Test Automation

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 8 (8.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.30%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.60%) MVNO
2 4 (4.30%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.08%) Internet
3 1 (1.08%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (10.75%) Visual Studio
2 9 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (6.45%) Selenium
4 3 (3.23%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.08%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.08%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.08%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.08%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.08%) Subversion
General
1 49 (52.69%) Finance
2 37 (39.78%) Telecoms
3 36 (38.71%) Retail
4 30 (32.26%) Banking
5 25 (26.88%) Aerospace
6 9 (9.68%) Billing
Job Titles
1 44 (47.31%) Analyst
2 42 (45.16%) Test Analyst
3 27 (29.03%) Consultant
4 26 (27.96%) Test Manager
5 25 (26.88%) Test Consultant
6 14 (15.05%) Test Engineer
6 14 (15.05%) Software Test Analyst
7 12 (12.90%) Tester
8 10 (10.75%) Software Engineer
8 10 (10.75%) Software Test Engineer
9 8 (8.60%) Management Consultant
10 6 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (5.38%) Junior
11 5 (5.38%) Software Tester
11 5 (5.38%) QA Test Analyst
11 5 (5.38%) QA Analyst
11 5 (5.38%) Junior Test Analyst
11 5 (5.38%) Junior Analyst
11 5 (5.38%) Test Leader
12 4 (4.30%) Senior Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.30%) .NET
2 1 (1.08%) JSP
2 1 (1.08%) SOAP
2 1 (1.08%) Web Services
2 1 (1.08%) XML
2 1 (1.08%) LAMP
2 1 (1.08%) Ajax
2 1 (1.08%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (1.08%) JSON
2 1 (1.08%) HTML5
2 1 (1.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.60%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.53%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.15%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.75%) Linux
2 4 (4.30%) UNIX
3 1 (1.08%) Windows
3 1 (1.08%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (40.86%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (30.11%) Scrum
3 23 (24.73%) Test Management
4 17 (18.28%) Test Scripting
5 12 (12.90%) Test Planning
6 10 (10.75%) V-Model
6 10 (10.75%) Service Delivery
7 9 (9.68%) CRM
8 8 (8.60%) ITIL
8 8 (8.60%) Test Automation
9 7 (7.53%) Service Management
9 7 (7.53%) Automated Testing
9 7 (7.53%) eTOM
9 7 (7.53%) Performance Testing
10 6 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (5.38%) Waterfall
11 5 (5.38%) Test Strategy
11 5 (5.38%) Automation Testing
12 4 (4.30%) Mentoring
12 4 (4.30%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 25 (26.88%) SQL
2 6 (6.45%) C#
3 2 (2.15%) Python
3 2 (2.15%) Ruby
3 2 (2.15%) C
4 1 (1.08%) C++
4 1 (1.08%) Java
4 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 66 (70.97%) ISEB
2 53 (56.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 29 (31.18%) ISTQB
4 16 (17.20%) Degree
5 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.08%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (54.84%) QA
2 10 (10.75%) GAMP
3 8 (8.60%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.15%) Firmware
1 2 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (10.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (9.68%) Microsoft
1 9 (9.68%) VMware
2 6 (6.45%) HP
3 3 (3.23%) Huawei
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle
5 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
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