The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 125 112 125
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 18 26 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.81% 1.11% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.20% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 16 18 6
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £49,500 £50,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Tester
Berkshire

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
2101 2172 2109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.22% 92.46% 95.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1535 1572 1717
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,579 £29,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 29 May 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 31 (40.79%) C#
2 29 (38.16%) QA
2 29 (38.16%) Selenium
3 28 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (32.89%) Automation Testing
5 24 (31.58%) Degree
6 23 (30.26%) .NET
7 19 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 19 (25.00%) Computer Science
8 18 (23.68%) QuickTest Pro
8 18 (23.68%) JavaScript
9 17 (22.37%) SQL
9 17 (22.37%) Test Management
10 16 (21.05%) Security Cleared
10 16 (21.05%) HTML
11 15 (19.74%) Java
11 15 (19.74%) Windows
11 15 (19.74%) HP Quality Center
11 15 (19.74%) Automated Testing
12 14 (18.42%) ISEB
13 13 (17.11%) Linux
13 13 (17.11%) CSS
13 13 (17.11%) jQuery
14 12 (15.79%) Waterfall
14 12 (15.79%) Mobile App
14 12 (15.79%) Microsoft
14 12 (15.79%) C
15 11 (14.47%) LoadRunner
15 11 (14.47%) Test Scripting
15 11 (14.47%) System Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (9.21%) SharePoint Server
1 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.84%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.63%) HTTP
3 1 (1.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (38.16%) Selenium
2 18 (23.68%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (14.47%) LoadRunner
4 10 (13.16%) Visual Studio
5 8 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (9.21%) WebDriver
6 7 (9.21%) TestDirector
7 4 (5.26%) Cucumber
7 4 (5.26%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.95%) JIRA
8 3 (3.95%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.63%) Robotium
9 2 (2.63%) JMeter
9 2 (2.63%) JBehave
10 1 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.32%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.32%) TestNG
10 1 (1.32%) TestPartner
10 1 (1.32%) Maven
10 1 (1.32%) Toad
General
1 6 (7.89%) Finance
1 6 (7.89%) Banking
2 5 (6.58%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.26%) Retail
4 2 (2.63%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (30.26%) .NET
2 16 (21.05%) HTML
3 13 (17.11%) CSS
3 13 (17.11%) jQuery
4 6 (7.89%) HTML5
5 5 (6.58%) SOAP
5 5 (6.58%) Web Services
6 4 (5.26%) AngularJS
6 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET
6 4 (5.26%) WCF
7 3 (3.95%) XML
7 3 (3.95%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (2.63%) REST
8 2 (2.63%) CSS3
9 1 (1.32%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 12 (15.79%) Mobile App
3 11 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (9.21%) Replication
5 4 (5.26%) Social Media
6 3 (3.95%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.95%) User Experience
7 2 (2.63%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.63%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.32%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.74%) Windows
2 13 (17.11%) Linux
3 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (9.21%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.63%) Solaris
4 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.32%) Android
5 1 (1.32%) UNIX
5 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (32.89%) Automation Testing
3 19 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 17 (22.37%) Test Management
5 15 (19.74%) Automated Testing
6 12 (15.79%) Waterfall
7 11 (14.47%) Test Scripting
7 11 (14.47%) System Testing
8 10 (13.16%) Test Automation
9 8 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (9.21%) Performance Testing
10 7 (9.21%) Performance Engineering
11 6 (7.89%) Scrum
11 6 (7.89%) Web Testing
12 5 (6.58%) Manual Testing
12 5 (6.58%) Agile Testing
13 4 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
13 4 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (5.26%) Integration Testing
14 3 (3.95%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 31 (40.79%) C#
2 18 (23.68%) JavaScript
3 17 (22.37%) SQL
4 15 (19.74%) Java
5 12 (15.79%) C
6 7 (9.21%) PowerShell
6 7 (9.21%) C++
7 6 (7.89%) PHP
8 4 (5.26%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.95%) Python
10 2 (2.63%) VBScript
10 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.63%) XPath
10 2 (2.63%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 24 (31.58%) Degree
2 16 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 14 (18.42%) ISEB
4 7 (9.21%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.95%) OSCP
6 2 (2.63%) OSCE
6 2 (2.63%) CEH
7 1 (1.32%) GPEN
7 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (38.16%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (9.21%) vSphere
1 7 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (19.74%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) Nessus
2 1 (1.32%) Nmap
Vendors
1 12 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.21%) VMware
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle
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