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

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 109 132 125
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 40 15 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.58% 0.60% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 0.77% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 15 9 10
Average salary £42,500 £49,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.14% +32.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,500 £25,350
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,700 £45,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
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
2017 1948 1520
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 79.63% 78.26% 74.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1274 1475 1272
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,000 £32,000
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 29 December 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 69 (76.67%) ISEB
2 58 (64.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 48 (53.33%) Finance
3 48 (53.33%) QA
4 38 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (42.22%) Retail
5 37 (41.11%) Telecoms
6 30 (33.33%) ISTQB
7 28 (31.11%) Scrum
8 26 (28.89%) Banking
9 25 (27.78%) SQL
10 22 (24.44%) Aerospace
10 22 (24.44%) Test Management
11 16 (17.78%) Test Scripting
11 16 (17.78%) Test Planning
12 13 (14.44%) Degree
12 13 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (13.33%) Service Delivery
14 11 (12.22%) GAMP
14 11 (12.22%) V-Model
15 10 (11.11%) Linux
15 10 (11.11%) MS Excel
15 10 (11.11%) Visual Studio
15 10 (11.11%) SQL Server
16 9 (10.00%) CRM
16 9 (10.00%) Microsoft
16 9 (10.00%) VMware
16 9 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
16 9 (10.00%) Billing
17 8 (8.89%) ITIL

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 1 (1.11%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.22%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (7.78%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.89%) MVNO
2 3 (3.33%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 9 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (6.67%) Selenium
4 2 (2.22%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.11%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.11%) Subversion
5 1 (1.11%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.11%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.11%) SoapUI
General
1 48 (53.33%) Finance
2 38 (42.22%) Retail
3 37 (41.11%) Telecoms
4 26 (28.89%) Banking
5 22 (24.44%) Aerospace
6 9 (10.00%) Billing
7 1 (1.11%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 47 (52.22%) Analyst
2 44 (48.89%) Test Analyst
3 27 (30.00%) Consultant
4 25 (27.78%) Test Consultant
5 23 (25.56%) Test Manager
6 14 (15.56%) Software Test Analyst
7 13 (14.44%) Test Engineer
8 11 (12.22%) Software Test Engineer
8 11 (12.22%) Software Engineer
8 11 (12.22%) Tester
9 9 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
9 9 (10.00%) QA Analyst
10 8 (8.89%) Management Consultant
11 7 (7.78%) Software Tester
12 4 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
13 3 (3.33%) Systems Tester
13 3 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
13 3 (3.33%) Test Leader
14 2 (2.22%) Testing Consultant
14 2 (2.22%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.33%) Web Services
1 3 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (1.11%) JSP
2 1 (1.11%) SOAP
2 1 (1.11%) HTML
2 1 (1.11%) XML
2 1 (1.11%) LAMP
2 1 (1.11%) Ajax
2 1 (1.11%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (1.11%) JSON
2 1 (1.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.78%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.11%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.11%) Linux
2 4 (4.44%) UNIX
2 4 (4.44%) Windows
3 3 (3.33%) Mac OS
3 3 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (31.11%) Scrum
3 22 (24.44%) Test Management
4 16 (17.78%) Test Scripting
4 16 (17.78%) Test Planning
5 12 (13.33%) Service Delivery
6 11 (12.22%) V-Model
7 9 (10.00%) CRM
8 8 (8.89%) ITIL
9 7 (7.78%) Service Management
9 7 (7.78%) eTOM
9 7 (7.78%) Performance Testing
10 6 (6.67%) Test Automation
11 5 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (4.44%) Security Testing
12 4 (4.44%) Integration Testing
12 4 (4.44%) Information Assurance
12 4 (4.44%) Test Strategy
12 4 (4.44%) Automated Testing
12 4 (4.44%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.78%) SQL
2 5 (5.56%) C#
3 2 (2.22%) Ruby
4 1 (1.11%) C
4 1 (1.11%) Python
4 1 (1.11%) C++
4 1 (1.11%) Java
4 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 69 (76.67%) ISEB
2 58 (64.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 30 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 13 (14.44%) Degree
5 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (53.33%) QA
2 11 (12.22%) GAMP
3 8 (8.89%) SLA
4 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (10.00%) VMware
2 5 (5.56%) Oracle
3 3 (3.33%) Huawei
3 3 (3.33%) HP
4 1 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
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