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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 88 108 99
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 48 28 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.93% 1.25% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 1.72% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 27 24 29
Average salary £37,500 £34,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -23.33%
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 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
1858 1624 1537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 74.80% 72.24% 75.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1279 1260 1294
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 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 August 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 58 (67.44%) ISEB
2 46 (53.49%) QA
3 35 (40.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 34 (39.53%) ISTQB
5 32 (37.21%) Finance
6 27 (31.40%) Retail
7 23 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (23.26%) MS Excel
9 16 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (17.44%) Automated Testing
10 15 (17.44%) Test Strategy
10 15 (17.44%) ITIL
10 15 (17.44%) PRINCE2
10 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
11 14 (16.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 14 (16.28%) SQL Server
11 14 (16.28%) Risk Management
11 14 (16.28%) Programme Management
11 14 (16.28%) Integration Testing
11 14 (16.28%) SC Cleared
11 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
12 13 (15.12%) Telecoms
13 12 (13.95%) Visual Studio
13 12 (13.95%) C#
13 12 (13.95%) SQL
14 10 (11.63%) Oracle
14 10 (11.63%) Windows
14 10 (11.63%) Selenium
15 9 (10.47%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (10.47%) Scrum

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (5.81%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (23.26%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.98%) MS Office
3 5 (5.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.81%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.49%) Wireshark
1 3 (3.49%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.16%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (13.95%) Visual Studio
2 10 (11.63%) Selenium
3 9 (10.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (5.81%) TestComplete
4 5 (5.81%) Rational DOORS
General
1 32 (37.21%) Finance
2 27 (31.40%) Retail
3 13 (15.12%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.81%) Avionics
5 3 (3.49%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 39 (45.35%) Analyst
2 35 (40.70%) Test Analyst
3 18 (20.93%) Test Manager
4 16 (18.60%) Programme Manager
4 16 (18.60%) Programme Test Manager
5 14 (16.28%) Junior
5 14 (16.28%) Junior Analyst
5 14 (16.28%) Junior Test Analyst
6 9 (10.47%) Software Test Analyst
6 9 (10.47%) Software Engineer
6 9 (10.47%) Tester
7 8 (9.30%) QA Analyst
7 8 (9.30%) QA Test Analyst
8 7 (8.14%) Software Tester
8 7 (8.14%) Test Engineer
8 7 (8.14%) Team Leader
9 6 (6.98%) Software Test Engineer
9 6 (6.98%) Test Team Leader
9 6 (6.98%) Software Team Leader
10 4 (4.65%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.14%) .NET
2 5 (5.81%) Web Services
3 1 (1.16%) HTML5
3 1 (1.16%) JSON
3 1 (1.16%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.16%) Ajax
3 1 (1.16%) XML
3 1 (1.16%) JSP
3 1 (1.16%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.81%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.65%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.63%) Windows
2 5 (5.81%) Mac OS
2 5 (5.81%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.65%) Linux
4 1 (1.16%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (17.44%) Automated Testing
3 15 (17.44%) Test Strategy
3 15 (17.44%) ITIL
3 15 (17.44%) PRINCE2
4 14 (16.28%) Risk Management
4 14 (16.28%) Programme Management
4 14 (16.28%) Integration Testing
5 9 (10.47%) Scrum
6 8 (9.30%) Test Scripting
6 8 (9.30%) Manual Testing
7 7 (8.14%) Test Automation
8 6 (6.98%) Service Delivery
9 5 (5.81%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.81%) Business Analysis
9 5 (5.81%) Requirements Management
9 5 (5.81%) V-Model
10 4 (4.65%) E-Commerce
10 4 (4.65%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.95%) C#
1 12 (13.95%) SQL
2 1 (1.16%) Ruby
2 1 (1.16%) C
2 1 (1.16%) VB
2 1 (1.16%) Java
2 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.16%) Perl
Qualifications
1 58 (67.44%) ISEB
2 35 (40.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 34 (39.53%) ISTQB
4 14 (16.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 14 (16.28%) SC Cleared
4 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
5 7 (8.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (53.49%) QA
2 5 (5.81%) GAMP
3 4 (4.65%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.16%) SLA
Vendors
1 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.63%) Oracle
3 6 (6.98%) Telerik
4 1 (1.16%) VMware
4 1 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum +Many benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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