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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 121 116 99
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -17
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 5 27 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.30% 1.21% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 1.45% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4 22 26
Median salary £30,000 £45,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +32.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £35,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £77,500 £48,750
UK excluding London median 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
1457 1868 2059
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 87.98% 83.84% 83.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1083 1469 1396
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 28 September 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 16 (84.21%) QA
2 10 (52.63%) ISTQB
3 9 (47.37%) Automated Testing
3 9 (47.37%) Telecoms
3 9 (47.37%) Games
3 9 (47.37%) Mentoring
4 8 (42.11%) Finance
4 8 (42.11%) Banking
4 8 (42.11%) Retail
4 8 (42.11%) Logistics
5 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
5 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
5 6 (31.58%) C#
5 6 (31.58%) Java
5 6 (31.58%) SQL
6 5 (26.32%) HTML
6 5 (26.32%) HP
6 5 (26.32%) Selenium
6 5 (26.32%) Performance Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (26.32%) BDD
7 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
7 4 (21.05%) Ranorex
7 4 (21.05%) eggPlant
7 4 (21.05%) DevOps
7 4 (21.05%) Coaching
7 4 (21.05%) SDLC
7 4 (21.05%) API Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Rational Functional Tester

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:

Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Selenium
2 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
2 4 (21.05%) eggPlant
2 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 4 (21.05%) HP UFT
2 4 (21.05%) JBehave
2 4 (21.05%) Ranorex
2 4 (21.05%) Rational Functional Tester
2 4 (21.05%) RSpec
2 4 (21.05%) Subversion
3 3 (15.79%) LoadRunner
4 2 (10.53%) JMeter
4 2 (10.53%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (5.26%) JIRA
5 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (47.37%) Games
1 9 (47.37%) Telecoms
2 8 (42.11%) Banking
2 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 8 (42.11%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Software Tester
1 6 (31.58%) Tester
2 4 (21.05%) Automation Tester
2 4 (21.05%) Manual Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) QA Automation Tester
3 3 (15.79%) QA Manual Tester
3 3 (15.79%) QA Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Software QA Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Test Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) HTML
2 4 (21.05%) Ajax
2 4 (21.05%) CSS
2 4 (21.05%) Web Services
3 2 (10.53%) .NET
4 1 (5.26%) SOAP
4 1 (5.26%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Automated Testing
1 9 (47.37%) Mentoring
2 8 (42.11%) Logistics
3 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) BDD
4 5 (26.32%) Performance Testing
5 4 (21.05%) API Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Coaching
5 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (21.05%) DevOps
5 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
5 4 (21.05%) OOP
5 4 (21.05%) SDLC
5 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
6 3 (15.79%) Project Management
6 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Business Development
7 2 (10.53%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) C#
1 6 (31.58%) Java
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) ISTQB
2 4 (21.05%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) ISEB
4 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (84.21%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) HP
2 4 (21.05%) IBM
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) SAP