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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 110 116 119
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 31 21 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.23% 0.92% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 0.98% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 31 19 11
Average salary £41,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £22,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,600 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +4.61%
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
2295 2135 1866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 91.25% 93.15% 94.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1594 1694 1561
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 September 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (36.54%) Manual Testing
3 18 (34.62%) QA
3 18 (34.62%) Automation Testing
4 17 (32.69%) Degree
4 17 (32.69%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (32.69%) Finance
5 16 (30.77%) ISEB
5 16 (30.77%) SQL
6 15 (28.85%) C#
6 15 (28.85%) XML
6 15 (28.85%) QuickTest Pro
7 14 (26.92%) VBScript
7 14 (26.92%) .NET
7 14 (26.92%) System Testing
7 14 (26.92%) Integration Testing
8 12 (23.08%) Windows
9 10 (19.23%) ISTQB
10 9 (17.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
10 9 (17.31%) Test Scripting
10 9 (17.31%) Scrum
11 8 (15.38%) Linux
11 8 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
11 8 (15.38%) Automated Testing
12 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
12 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
13 6 (11.54%) SNMP
13 6 (11.54%) MAPI
13 6 (11.54%) SAN

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (11.54%) IIS
2 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.85%) SaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) SMTP
1 6 (11.54%) SNMP
1 6 (11.54%) SAN
1 6 (11.54%) IMAP
1 6 (11.54%) NAS
2 2 (3.85%) Wireshark
2 2 (3.85%) Wireless
2 2 (3.85%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.92%) LAN
3 1 (1.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (28.85%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (11.54%) LoadRunner
2 6 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 6 (11.54%) Selenium
2 6 (11.54%) WebLOAD
2 6 (11.54%) AQtime
3 5 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.77%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.85%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.92%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.92%) JUnit
6 1 (1.92%) NUnit
6 1 (1.92%) Subversion
General
1 17 (32.69%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Games
2 2 (3.85%) Banking
2 2 (3.85%) Retail
2 2 (3.85%) Electronics
2 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.85%) XML
2 14 (26.92%) .NET
3 6 (11.54%) MAPI
4 3 (5.77%) Web Services
5 1 (1.92%) HTML
5 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.92%) SOAP
5 1 (1.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.85%) Open Source
2 2 (3.85%) SCADA
3 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.92%) Clustering
3 1 (1.92%) iPad
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.08%) Windows
2 8 (15.38%) Linux
3 4 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.85%) Windows Phone
4 2 (3.85%) UNIX
4 2 (3.85%) Debian
4 2 (3.85%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.85%) Android
4 2 (3.85%) CentOS
5 1 (1.92%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.92%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (36.54%) Manual Testing
3 18 (34.62%) Automation Testing
4 14 (26.92%) System Testing
4 14 (26.92%) Integration Testing
5 9 (17.31%) Test Scripting
5 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
5 9 (17.31%) Scrum
6 8 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (15.38%) Automated Testing
7 6 (11.54%) Benchmarking
8 5 (9.62%) Test Automation
9 4 (7.69%) Regression Testing
10 3 (5.77%) Test Strategy
10 3 (5.77%) Test Management
10 3 (5.77%) V-Model
11 2 (3.85%) Cyber Security
11 2 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (3.85%) Performance Engineering
11 2 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.77%) SQL
2 15 (28.85%) C#
3 14 (26.92%) VBScript
4 6 (11.54%) C++
4 6 (11.54%) Shell Script
5 5 (9.62%) Java
6 4 (7.69%) Ruby
6 4 (7.69%) C
7 3 (5.77%) Python
8 2 (3.85%) Perl
8 2 (3.85%) PHP
9 1 (1.92%) VB
9 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (32.69%) Degree
2 16 (30.77%) ISEB
3 10 (19.23%) ISTQB
4 9 (17.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.85%) CEH
7 2 (3.85%) OSCP
7 2 (3.85%) OSCE
8 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (34.62%) QA
2 3 (5.77%) GAMP
3 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) VMware ESX
1 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.92%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.92%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 17 (32.69%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (11.54%) NetBackup
2 6 (11.54%) Backup Exec
2 6 (11.54%) PureDisk
3 4 (7.69%) Opsview
4 1 (1.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.92%) Nessus
4 1 (1.92%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.54%) VMware
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle
4 2 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (1.92%) Citrix
5 1 (1.92%) Veritas
Reading, Berkshire
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