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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 96 107 106
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 46 30 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.83% 1.30% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 1.74% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 25 25 23
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £59,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,750 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +0.74%
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
1953 1727 1516
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 77.62% 74.83% 75.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1337 1336 1256
Average salary £50,000 £47,000 £46,850
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £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 22 September 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 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 66 (67.35%) ISEB
2 54 (55.10%) QA
3 44 (44.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 42 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (39.80%) Finance
6 35 (35.71%) ISTQB
7 34 (34.69%) Retail
8 24 (24.49%) Test Planning
9 19 (19.39%) MS Excel
10 18 (18.37%) Telecoms
11 16 (16.33%) ITIL
11 16 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (15.31%) SC Cleared
12 15 (15.31%) Security Cleared
12 15 (15.31%) PRINCE2
12 15 (15.31%) Test Strategy
13 14 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 14 (14.29%) SQL
13 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
13 14 (14.29%) Programme Management
13 14 (14.29%) Risk Management
13 14 (14.29%) Integration Testing
13 14 (14.29%) Automated Testing
14 13 (13.27%) SQL Server
15 11 (11.22%) Test Scripting
16 10 (10.20%) Scrum
16 10 (10.20%) Oracle
17 9 (9.18%) Visual Studio
17 9 (9.18%) C#
17 9 (9.18%) Windows

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (5.10%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (19.39%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.12%) MS Office
3 5 (5.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (7.14%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) HTTPS
1 3 (3.06%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.02%) MVNO
2 1 (1.02%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.02%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Visual Studio
1 9 (9.18%) Selenium
2 8 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.10%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (4.08%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.02%) Subversion
General
1 39 (39.80%) Finance
2 34 (34.69%) Retail
3 18 (18.37%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.10%) Avionics
5 3 (3.06%) Billing
5 3 (3.06%) Multimedia
6 2 (2.04%) Banking
6 2 (2.04%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 45 (45.92%) Analyst
2 41 (41.84%) Test Analyst
3 20 (20.41%) Test Manager
4 16 (16.33%) Programme Manager
4 16 (16.33%) Programme Test Manager
5 14 (14.29%) Junior
5 14 (14.29%) Junior Analyst
5 14 (14.29%) Junior Test Analyst
6 12 (12.24%) Software Engineer
7 11 (11.22%) Software Test Analyst
7 11 (11.22%) Test Engineer
8 10 (10.20%) QA Test Analyst
8 10 (10.20%) QA Analyst
9 9 (9.18%) Consultant
9 9 (9.18%) Tester
9 9 (9.18%) Software Test Engineer
10 7 (7.14%) Software Tester
10 7 (7.14%) Team Leader
10 7 (7.14%) Test Consultant
11 6 (6.12%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.08%) Web Services
1 4 (4.08%) .NET
2 1 (1.02%) HTML
2 1 (1.02%) XML
2 1 (1.02%) JSP
2 1 (1.02%) LAMP
2 1 (1.02%) JSON
2 1 (1.02%) HTML5
2 1 (1.02%) Ajax
2 1 (1.02%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.08%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.08%) EPoS
4 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.18%) Windows
2 7 (7.14%) Linux
3 4 (4.08%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.08%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.02%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (24.49%) Test Planning
3 16 (16.33%) ITIL
3 16 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (15.31%) PRINCE2
4 15 (15.31%) Test Strategy
5 14 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 14 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 14 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 14 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 11 (11.22%) Test Scripting
7 10 (10.20%) Scrum
8 8 (8.16%) Manual Testing
8 8 (8.16%) V-Model
9 7 (7.14%) Service Delivery
10 5 (5.10%) Project Management
10 5 (5.10%) Test Automation
10 5 (5.10%) Requirements Management
10 5 (5.10%) Software Engineering
10 5 (5.10%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.29%) SQL
2 9 (9.18%) C#
3 2 (2.04%) Ruby
3 2 (2.04%) C
3 2 (2.04%) Java
4 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.02%) Perl
4 1 (1.02%) C++
4 1 (1.02%) VB
4 1 (1.02%) Python
Qualifications
1 66 (67.35%) ISEB
2 44 (44.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 35 (35.71%) ISTQB
4 15 (15.31%) SC Cleared
4 15 (15.31%) Security Cleared
5 14 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (8.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (55.10%) QA
2 8 (8.16%) GAMP
3 4 (4.08%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.04%) SLA
Vendors
1 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.20%) Oracle
3 6 (6.12%) Telerik
4 3 (3.06%) VMware
5 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.02%) Huawei
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