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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 93 105 103
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 46 29 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.84% 1.27% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 1.74% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 26 25 29
Average salary £36,250 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £59,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
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
1904 1666 1565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 76.34% 73.01% 76.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1316 1294 1319
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 61 (68.54%) ISEB
2 48 (53.93%) QA
3 37 (41.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 35 (39.33%) ISTQB
5 34 (38.20%) Finance
6 29 (32.58%) Retail
7 23 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (24.72%) Test Planning
9 20 (22.47%) MS Excel
10 16 (17.98%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (16.85%) Automated Testing
11 15 (16.85%) Test Strategy
11 15 (16.85%) SC Cleared
11 15 (16.85%) Security Cleared
11 15 (16.85%) ITIL
11 15 (16.85%) PRINCE2
11 15 (16.85%) Microsoft
12 14 (15.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 14 (15.73%) SQL Server
12 14 (15.73%) Risk Management
12 14 (15.73%) Telecoms
12 14 (15.73%) Programme Management
12 14 (15.73%) Integration Testing
13 13 (14.61%) SQL
14 12 (13.48%) C#
14 12 (13.48%) Visual Studio
15 11 (12.36%) Oracle
16 10 (11.24%) Windows
16 10 (11.24%) Selenium
17 9 (10.11%) Team Foundation Server

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 5 (5.62%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (22.47%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.74%) MS Office
3 5 (5.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.74%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) HTTPS
1 3 (3.37%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.73%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (13.48%) Visual Studio
2 10 (11.24%) Selenium
3 9 (10.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (5.62%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (5.62%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.12%) Subversion
General
1 34 (38.20%) Finance
2 29 (32.58%) Retail
3 14 (15.73%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.62%) Avionics
5 3 (3.37%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 41 (46.07%) Analyst
2 37 (41.57%) Test Analyst
3 18 (20.22%) Test Manager
4 16 (17.98%) Programme Manager
4 16 (17.98%) Programme Test Manager
5 14 (15.73%) Junior Analyst
5 14 (15.73%) Junior
5 14 (15.73%) Junior Test Analyst
6 9 (10.11%) Software Test Analyst
6 9 (10.11%) QA Analyst
6 9 (10.11%) QA Test Analyst
6 9 (10.11%) Software Engineer
6 9 (10.11%) Tester
7 7 (7.87%) Software Tester
7 7 (7.87%) Test Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) Team Leader
8 6 (6.74%) Test Team Leader
8 6 (6.74%) Software Test Engineer
8 6 (6.74%) Software Team Leader
9 5 (5.62%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.87%) .NET
2 5 (5.62%) Web Services
3 1 (1.12%) XML
3 1 (1.12%) Ajax
3 1 (1.12%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.12%) JSON
3 1 (1.12%) HTML5
3 1 (1.12%) JSP
3 1 (1.12%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.62%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.49%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.24%) Windows
2 5 (5.62%) Linux
2 5 (5.62%) Mac OS
2 5 (5.62%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.12%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (24.72%) Test Planning
3 16 (17.98%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (16.85%) Test Strategy
4 15 (16.85%) Automated Testing
4 15 (16.85%) ITIL
4 15 (16.85%) PRINCE2
5 14 (15.73%) Risk Management
5 14 (15.73%) Programme Management
5 14 (15.73%) Integration Testing
6 9 (10.11%) Scrum
7 8 (8.99%) Test Scripting
7 8 (8.99%) Manual Testing
8 7 (7.87%) Test Automation
9 6 (6.74%) Service Delivery
10 5 (5.62%) Project Management
10 5 (5.62%) Software Engineering
10 5 (5.62%) Business Analysis
10 5 (5.62%) Requirements Management
10 5 (5.62%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.61%) SQL
2 12 (13.48%) C#
3 2 (2.25%) Java
4 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.12%) Perl
4 1 (1.12%) VB
4 1 (1.12%) Ruby
4 1 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 61 (68.54%) ISEB
2 37 (41.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 35 (39.33%) ISTQB
4 15 (16.85%) SC Cleared
4 15 (16.85%) Security Cleared
5 14 (15.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (7.87%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (53.93%) QA
2 5 (5.62%) GAMP
3 4 (4.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.12%) SLA
Vendors
1 15 (16.85%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.36%) Oracle
3 6 (6.74%) Telerik
4 1 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.12%) VMware
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