The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 87 125 101
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -24
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 46 18 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.99% 0.79% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 1.14% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 21 15 30
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £59,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1697 1583 1719
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 73.43% 69.74% 76.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1170 1243 1452
Average salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £63,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Software Testing
Berkshire

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 July 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 43 (58.11%) ISEB
2 36 (48.65%) QA
3 28 (37.84%) Finance
4 24 (32.43%) ISTQB
5 23 (31.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 21 (28.38%) Retail
6 21 (28.38%) MS Excel
7 17 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (21.62%) Microsoft
9 15 (20.27%) ITIL
9 15 (20.27%) PRINCE2
9 15 (20.27%) Windows
9 15 (20.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (20.27%) SC Cleared
9 15 (20.27%) Security Cleared
10 14 (18.92%) Integration Testing
10 14 (18.92%) Test Strategy
10 14 (18.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 14 (18.92%) Risk Management
10 14 (18.92%) Programme Management
11 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
11 13 (17.57%) Automated Testing
12 11 (14.86%) C#
13 10 (13.51%) Linux
14 9 (12.16%) SQL
14 9 (12.16%) Oracle
14 9 (12.16%) Selenium
15 8 (10.81%) Visual Studio
16 7 (9.46%) .NET
16 7 (9.46%) Java

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (6.76%) Apache
1 5 (6.76%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (28.38%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.76%) MS Office
2 5 (6.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) SaaS
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.70%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Selenium
2 8 (10.81%) Visual Studio
3 6 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (6.76%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (5.41%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.35%) Metasploit
General
1 28 (37.84%) Finance
2 21 (28.38%) Retail
3 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.76%) Avionics
5 3 (4.05%) Automotive
5 3 (4.05%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.35%) Billing
6 1 (1.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (43.24%) Analyst
2 27 (36.49%) Test Analyst
3 17 (22.97%) Test Manager
4 14 (18.92%) Junior Test Analyst
4 14 (18.92%) Programme Test Manager
4 14 (18.92%) Junior Analyst
4 14 (18.92%) Junior
4 14 (18.92%) Programme Manager
5 6 (8.11%) Software Team Leader
5 6 (8.11%) Software Test Analyst
5 6 (8.11%) Test Team Leader
5 6 (8.11%) Team Leader
6 5 (6.76%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) Applications Specialist
6 5 (6.76%) Support Specialist
6 5 (6.76%) Applications Support
6 5 (6.76%) Applications Support Specialist
7 4 (5.41%) Systems Manager
7 4 (5.41%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) .NET
2 5 (6.76%) HTML
3 4 (5.41%) Web Services
4 3 (4.05%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.41%) EPoS
2 4 (5.41%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.35%) Open Source
3 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.27%) Windows
2 10 (13.51%) Linux
3 7 (9.46%) UNIX
4 4 (5.41%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (20.27%) ITIL
2 15 (20.27%) PRINCE2
2 15 (20.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (18.92%) Integration Testing
3 14 (18.92%) Test Strategy
3 14 (18.92%) Risk Management
3 14 (18.92%) Programme Management
4 13 (17.57%) Automated Testing
5 7 (9.46%) Manual Testing
6 6 (8.11%) Test Automation
6 6 (8.11%) Scrum
7 5 (6.76%) Service Delivery
7 5 (6.76%) Software Engineering
7 5 (6.76%) Requirements Management
7 5 (6.76%) Business Analysis
8 4 (5.41%) Project Management
8 4 (5.41%) E-Commerce
9 3 (4.05%) Network Design
9 3 (4.05%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.86%) C#
2 9 (12.16%) SQL
3 7 (9.46%) Java
4 3 (4.05%) PHP
5 1 (1.35%) Python
5 1 (1.35%) C
5 1 (1.35%) VB
5 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.35%) Perl
5 1 (1.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (58.11%) ISEB
2 24 (32.43%) ISTQB
3 23 (31.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (20.27%) SC Cleared
4 15 (20.27%) Security Cleared
5 14 (18.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (9.46%) Degree
7 1 (1.35%) CISSP
7 1 (1.35%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.35%) OSCP
7 1 (1.35%) OSCE
7 1 (1.35%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (48.65%) QA
2 4 (5.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.16%) Oracle
3 6 (8.11%) Telerik
4 1 (1.35%) VMware
4 1 (1.35%) Huawei
Reading
Hudson - London
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Posted: 20 days ago