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 26 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 87 119 113
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 47 24 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.58% 1.09% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.67% 1.13% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 42 23 34
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £33,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,250 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
1762 2128 2376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 96.65% 96.25% 94.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1341 1630 1672
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 26 August 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, 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 56 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (48.05%) QA
3 34 (44.16%) Selenium
4 31 (40.26%) Automation Testing
5 25 (32.47%) Scrum
6 21 (27.27%) SMTP
7 19 (24.68%) Microsoft
7 19 (24.68%) BDD
8 17 (22.08%) Degree
8 17 (22.08%) Java
8 17 (22.08%) Cucumber
9 16 (20.78%) Gherkin
9 16 (20.78%) Test Scripting
9 16 (20.78%) Test Automation
10 15 (19.48%) WebDriver
10 15 (19.48%) TDD
10 15 (19.48%) C#
10 15 (19.48%) Functional Testing
11 14 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (18.18%) Test Strategy
12 13 (16.88%) .NET
13 12 (15.58%) SQL
13 12 (15.58%) JUnit
13 12 (15.58%) OOP
13 12 (15.58%) OO
13 12 (15.58%) Eclipse
13 12 (15.58%) Ruby
13 12 (15.58%) Mockito
13 12 (15.58%) Data Loss Prevention
13 12 (15.58%) QA Automation

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 10 (12.99%) IIS
2 2 (2.60%) Apache
2 2 (2.60%) IBM Domino
2 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (27.27%) SMTP
2 10 (12.99%) SAN
2 10 (12.99%) Wireshark
3 9 (11.69%) IMAP
3 9 (11.69%) NAS
4 5 (6.49%) Firewall
4 5 (6.49%) Wireless
5 2 (2.60%) HTTP
5 2 (2.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) MySQL
3 1 (1.30%) Big Data
3 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 34 (44.16%) Selenium
2 17 (22.08%) Cucumber
3 15 (19.48%) WebDriver
4 12 (15.58%) Eclipse
4 12 (15.58%) JUnit
4 12 (15.58%) Mockito
5 10 (12.99%) AQtime
5 10 (12.99%) JMeter
5 10 (12.99%) WebLOAD
6 9 (11.69%) Jenkins
7 6 (7.79%) Git (software)
7 6 (7.79%) JIRA
7 6 (7.79%) LoadRunner
8 5 (6.49%) Metasploit
8 5 (6.49%) SoapUI
9 4 (5.19%) Burp Suite
9 4 (5.19%) HP UFT
9 4 (5.19%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (3.90%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (6.49%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Banking
2 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.78%) Gherkin
2 13 (16.88%) .NET
3 9 (11.69%) MAPI
4 6 (7.79%) HTML
4 6 (7.79%) SOAP
5 5 (6.49%) Web Services
6 4 (5.19%) 802.1X
7 2 (2.60%) CSS
7 2 (2.60%) LAMP
8 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.30%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (11.69%) Computer Science
2 9 (11.69%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.30%) Fintech
5 1 (1.30%) iPad
5 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.99%) Linux
1 10 (12.99%) Windows
1 10 (12.99%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.30%) KNOPPIX
2 1 (1.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (40.26%) Automation Testing
3 25 (32.47%) Scrum
4 19 (24.68%) BDD
5 16 (20.78%) Test Automation
5 16 (20.78%) Test Scripting
6 15 (19.48%) Functional Testing
6 15 (19.48%) TDD
7 14 (18.18%) Test Strategy
8 12 (15.58%) Data Loss Prevention
8 12 (15.58%) OO
8 12 (15.58%) OOP
8 12 (15.58%) QA Automation
9 10 (12.99%) Performance Engineering
9 10 (12.99%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (11.69%) Automated Testing
10 9 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (11.69%) Performance Testing
11 8 (10.39%) Benchmarking
11 8 (10.39%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.08%) Java
2 15 (19.48%) C#
3 12 (15.58%) Ruby
3 12 (15.58%) SQL
4 10 (12.99%) C++
5 8 (10.39%) Bash Shell
6 6 (7.79%) PHP
6 6 (7.79%) PowerShell
7 5 (6.49%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.19%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.90%) Python
10 1 (1.30%) Perl
10 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (22.08%) Degree
2 9 (11.69%) ISEB
3 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
4 6 (7.79%) CREST Certified
5 2 (2.60%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (48.05%) QA
System Software
1 10 (12.99%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.69%) VMware ESX
2 9 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (12.99%) Perfmon
2 5 (6.49%) Nessus
3 4 (5.19%) Nmap
4 1 (1.30%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 19 (24.68%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.69%) VMware
3 4 (5.19%) Cisco
3 4 (5.19%) Fortinet
3 4 (5.19%) Juniper
3 4 (5.19%) Nokia
4 2 (2.60%) IBM
5 1 (1.30%) HP
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle
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