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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 136 119 132
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 21 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.31% 0.86% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.93% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 6 19 7
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £22,500 £33,400
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £60,000 £49,900
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
2154 2266 2150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.81% 92.53% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1627 1651 1746
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 29 (46.03%) QA
2 26 (41.27%) C#
3 25 (39.68%) Selenium
4 22 (34.92%) Automation Testing
5 21 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (31.75%) Software Testing
6 20 (31.75%) .NET
7 19 (30.16%) Degree
8 16 (25.40%) Test Management
9 15 (23.81%) Computer Science
9 15 (23.81%) Automated Testing
10 14 (22.22%) SQL
11 13 (20.63%) JavaScript
12 12 (19.05%) HP UFT
12 12 (19.05%) Java
12 12 (19.05%) Windows
12 12 (19.05%) Linux
12 12 (19.05%) Mobile App
13 11 (17.46%) Microsoft
13 11 (17.46%) ISEB
13 11 (17.46%) Visual Studio
13 11 (17.46%) HTML
13 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
14 10 (15.87%) SQL Server
14 10 (15.87%) HP Quality Center
15 9 (14.29%) Test Automation
15 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (14.29%) C
16 8 (12.70%) Business Intelligence
16 8 (12.70%) CSS

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
1 5 (7.94%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.59%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (39.68%) Selenium
2 12 (19.05%) HP UFT
3 11 (17.46%) Visual Studio
4 7 (11.11%) LoadRunner
4 7 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (9.52%) WebDriver
6 5 (7.94%) TestDirector
6 5 (7.94%) Cucumber
7 4 (6.35%) SpecFlow
8 3 (4.76%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.17%) Robotium
9 2 (3.17%) JMeter
9 2 (3.17%) JBehave
10 1 (1.59%) Mocha
10 1 (1.59%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.59%) TestNG
10 1 (1.59%) TestPartner
10 1 (1.59%) Maven
10 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 6 (9.52%) Telecoms
1 6 (9.52%) Finance
1 6 (9.52%) Banking
2 3 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (3.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (31.75%) .NET
2 11 (17.46%) HTML
3 8 (12.70%) CSS
3 8 (12.70%) jQuery
4 4 (6.35%) Gherkin
4 4 (6.35%) AngularJS
4 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET
4 4 (6.35%) WCF
4 4 (6.35%) Web Services
5 3 (4.76%) XML
5 3 (4.76%) SOAP
5 3 (4.76%) HTML5
6 1 (1.59%) REST
6 1 (1.59%) CSS3
6 1 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.59%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.81%) Computer Science
2 12 (19.05%) Mobile App
3 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.94%) Replication
5 4 (6.35%) Social Media
6 3 (4.76%) Mathematics
7 2 (3.17%) Smartphone
7 2 (3.17%) Digital Media
7 2 (3.17%) User Experience
8 1 (1.59%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.05%) Linux
1 12 (19.05%) Windows
2 5 (7.94%) Windows XP
2 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.17%) Solaris
3 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.59%) Android
4 1 (1.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.92%) Automation Testing
2 21 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (31.75%) Software Testing
4 16 (25.40%) Test Management
5 15 (23.81%) Automated Testing
6 9 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 8 (12.70%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (12.70%) Test Scripting
8 7 (11.11%) System Testing
8 7 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 6 (9.52%) Scrum
9 6 (9.52%) Performance Testing
10 5 (7.94%) Integration Testing
10 5 (7.94%) Web Testing
10 5 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (7.94%) Manual Testing
10 5 (7.94%) Performance Engineering
11 4 (6.35%) BDD
11 4 (6.35%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (6.35%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.27%) C#
2 14 (22.22%) SQL
3 13 (20.63%) JavaScript
4 12 (19.05%) Java
5 9 (14.29%) C
6 5 (7.94%) C++
6 5 (7.94%) PHP
6 5 (7.94%) PowerShell
7 4 (6.35%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.76%) Python
9 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.17%) XPath
9 2 (3.17%) Groovy
9 2 (3.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (30.16%) Degree
2 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.46%) ISEB
3 6 (9.52%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.76%) OSCP
5 2 (3.17%) OSCE
5 2 (3.17%) CEH
6 1 (1.59%) GPEN
6 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (46.03%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (7.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.59%) Nessus
2 1 (1.59%) Nmap
Vendors
1 11 (17.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.94%) VMware
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle
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