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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 113 116 108
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 34 35 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.31% 1.37% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.49% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 21 19 20
Average salary £25,000 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
2431 2346 1969
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 93.64% 92.11% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1560 1776 1673
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,100 £67,500
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 19 December 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 27 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (38.46%) QuickTest Pro
3 23 (35.38%) Automation Testing
4 22 (33.85%) ISEB
5 20 (30.77%) Degree
6 19 (29.23%) SQL
7 18 (27.69%) C#
7 18 (27.69%) System Testing
7 18 (27.69%) ISTQB
8 17 (26.15%) QA
8 17 (26.15%) HP Quality Center
8 17 (26.15%) Windows
9 16 (24.62%) Selenium
9 16 (24.62%) Security Cleared
10 15 (23.08%) Test Scripting
11 14 (21.54%) Manual Testing
11 14 (21.54%) Finance
12 13 (20.00%) .NET
12 13 (20.00%) JavaScript
13 12 (18.46%) CSS
13 12 (18.46%) HTML
13 12 (18.46%) jQuery
13 12 (18.46%) Computer Science
14 11 (16.92%) Software Testing
15 10 (15.38%) Test Automation
15 10 (15.38%) Waterfall
15 10 (15.38%) MS Excel
15 10 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 8 (12.31%) XML

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (10.77%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (9.23%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.62%) IIS
4 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.62%) SMTP
2 3 (4.62%) SAN
2 3 (4.62%) IMAP
2 3 (4.62%) NAS
2 3 (4.62%) SNMP
3 2 (3.08%) Wireless
3 2 (3.08%) HTTP
4 1 (1.54%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) MySQL
3 2 (3.08%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 25 (38.46%) QuickTest Pro
2 16 (24.62%) Selenium
3 7 (10.77%) LoadRunner
3 7 (10.77%) TestDirector
4 6 (9.23%) WinRunner
5 5 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (6.15%) Visual Studio
7 3 (4.62%) WebLOAD
7 3 (4.62%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.62%) AQtime
8 2 (3.08%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.08%) JIRA
9 1 (1.54%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.54%) NUnit
9 1 (1.54%) JUnit
General
1 14 (21.54%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Retail
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.08%) Games
3 2 (3.08%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.00%) .NET
2 12 (18.46%) CSS
2 12 (18.46%) HTML
2 12 (18.46%) jQuery
3 8 (12.31%) XML
4 4 (6.15%) HTML5
4 4 (6.15%) Web Services
5 3 (4.62%) MAPI
6 2 (3.08%) SOAP
6 2 (3.08%) REST
6 2 (3.08%) CSS3
6 2 (3.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Computer Science
2 10 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.23%) Clustering
4 2 (3.08%) SCADA
4 2 (3.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.54%) Replication
5 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.15%) Windows
2 7 (10.77%) Windows XP
3 4 (6.15%) Linux
3 4 (6.15%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.08%) Windows Phone
4 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.08%) Debian
4 2 (3.08%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.08%) Android
4 2 (3.08%) CentOS
4 2 (3.08%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (35.38%) Automation Testing
3 18 (27.69%) System Testing
4 15 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 14 (21.54%) Manual Testing
6 11 (16.92%) Software Testing
7 10 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 10 (15.38%) Waterfall
8 8 (12.31%) Integration Testing
8 8 (12.31%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (7.69%) Automated Testing
10 4 (6.15%) Performance Testing
10 4 (6.15%) Scrum
10 4 (6.15%) Test Management
11 3 (4.62%) V-Model
11 3 (4.62%) Agile Testing
11 3 (4.62%) Benchmarking
12 2 (3.08%) Service Delivery
12 2 (3.08%) Ethical Hacking
12 2 (3.08%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.23%) SQL
2 18 (27.69%) C#
3 13 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (12.31%) VBScript
5 6 (9.23%) C
5 6 (9.23%) Java
6 5 (7.69%) C++
7 4 (6.15%) Shell Script
7 4 (6.15%) Ruby
7 4 (6.15%) PHP
8 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.08%) Python
8 2 (3.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (33.85%) ISEB
2 20 (30.77%) Degree
3 18 (27.69%) ISTQB
4 16 (24.62%) Security Cleared
5 10 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.08%) CEH
7 2 (3.08%) OSCP
7 2 (3.08%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (26.15%) QA
2 3 (4.62%) GAMP
3 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.08%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.54%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.62%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (26.15%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (9.23%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (9.23%) Netcool
2 6 (9.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (4.62%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.62%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.62%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 6 (9.23%) Citrix
1 6 (9.23%) Veritas
1 6 (9.23%) McAfee
2 5 (7.69%) VMware
2 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle
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Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum GBP 30 - 45K +Benefits (neg)
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bens, training + career prog
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Tata Consultancy services
Salary: £50,000 + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + +Great Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
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Salary: competitive
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