The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Reading region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 80 135 93
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 24 15 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.94% 0.72% 2.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 0.76% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 48
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £41,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +1.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £41,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1206 1968 2269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 97.73% 94.03% 95.82%
Number of salaries quoted 926 1557 1592
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of job ads across the Reading region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Tester
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Reading region.

Tester Salary Trend in Reading

Tester
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Reading region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 29 (67.44%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (51.16%) QA
3 19 (44.19%) Java
4 18 (41.86%) Selenium
5 17 (39.53%) Automation Testing
6 15 (34.88%) Test Strategy
7 13 (30.23%) Security Testing
7 13 (30.23%) SQL
8 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
8 11 (25.58%) Degree
9 10 (23.26%) WebDriver
9 10 (23.26%) Finance
10 9 (20.93%) Scrum
10 9 (20.93%) JMeter
10 9 (20.93%) TDD
10 9 (20.93%) BDD
10 9 (20.93%) Automated Testing
11 8 (18.60%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (18.60%) Gatling
11 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
11 8 (18.60%) Financial Institution
11 8 (18.60%) Oracle
12 7 (16.28%) SMTP
12 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
12 7 (16.28%) Gherkin
12 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
13 6 (13.95%) QA Automation
13 6 (13.95%) Penetration Testing
13 6 (13.95%) Ruby
13 6 (13.95%) JUnit

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.65%) IBM Domino
1 2 (4.65%) IIS
1 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) SMTP
2 5 (11.63%) Internet
3 4 (9.30%) Wireless
3 4 (9.30%) Wireless Security
4 2 (4.65%) IMAP
4 2 (4.65%) NAS
4 2 (4.65%) SAN
4 2 (4.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (41.86%) Selenium
2 10 (23.26%) WebDriver
3 9 (20.93%) JMeter
4 8 (18.60%) Gatling
5 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
6 6 (13.95%) JUnit
7 5 (11.63%) Eclipse
7 5 (11.63%) Mockito
8 4 (9.30%) JIRA
9 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
9 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
9 3 (6.98%) LoadRunner
9 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
10 2 (4.65%) AQtime
10 2 (4.65%) Maven
10 2 (4.65%) Metasploit
10 2 (4.65%) WebLOAD
11 1 (2.33%) HP UFT
11 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
11 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 8 (18.60%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) Gherkin
2 2 (4.65%) .NET
2 2 (4.65%) HTML
2 2 (4.65%) MAPI
2 2 (4.65%) Web Services
3 1 (2.33%) REST
3 1 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.30%) Mobile App
4 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.33%) Kali Linux
3 1 (2.33%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (67.44%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (39.53%) Automation Testing
3 15 (34.88%) Test Strategy
4 13 (30.23%) Security Testing
5 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
6 9 (20.93%) Automated Testing
6 9 (20.93%) BDD
6 9 (20.93%) Scrum
6 9 (20.93%) TDD
7 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
8 6 (13.95%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (13.95%) QA Automation
9 5 (11.63%) Data Loss Prevention
9 5 (11.63%) Defect Management
9 5 (11.63%) OO
9 5 (11.63%) OOP
10 4 (9.30%) Information Security
10 4 (9.30%) Regression Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Social Engineering
11 3 (6.98%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 19 (44.19%) Java
2 13 (30.23%) SQL
3 6 (13.95%) Ruby
4 5 (11.63%) C#
5 3 (6.98%) Python
6 2 (4.65%) C++
6 2 (4.65%) Groovy
6 2 (4.65%) PHP
6 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) Degree
2 5 (11.63%) CREST Certified
2 5 (11.63%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) Tigerscheme
4 1 (2.33%) CEH
4 1 (2.33%) ISEB
4 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.33%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (51.16%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.65%) VMware ESX
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (4.65%) Nessus
1 2 (4.65%) Perfmon
2 1 (2.33%) Core Impact
2 1 (2.33%) Nmap
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Oracle
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) IBM
3 2 (4.65%) VMware
4 1 (2.33%) Dynatrace
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 7 days ago