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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 102 119 105
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 35 19 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.39% 0.82% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 0.87% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 34 15 17
Average salary £39,500 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £22,500 £39,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,300 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -1.47%
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
2305 2189 1933
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 91.61% 94.11% 92.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1635 1741 1631
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (34.48%) SQL
2 19 (32.76%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (31.03%) .NET
3 18 (31.03%) QA
3 18 (31.03%) Degree
4 17 (29.31%) Manual Testing
5 16 (27.59%) C#
5 16 (27.59%) ISEB
5 16 (27.59%) Automation Testing
6 15 (25.86%) QuickTest Pro
6 15 (25.86%) Finance
7 13 (22.41%) XML
8 12 (20.69%) Windows
8 12 (20.69%) VBScript
8 12 (20.69%) System Testing
8 12 (20.69%) Integration Testing
9 11 (18.97%) Selenium
10 10 (17.24%) ISTQB
10 10 (17.24%) Visual Studio
10 10 (17.24%) Scrum
11 9 (15.52%) Software Testing
11 9 (15.52%) Test Scripting
11 9 (15.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
12 8 (13.79%) Automated Testing
12 8 (13.79%) LoadRunner
12 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
12 8 (13.79%) Linux
12 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
13 7 (12.07%) Agile Software Development

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (10.34%) IIS
2 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) SaaS
1 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.34%) NAS
1 6 (10.34%) IMAP
1 6 (10.34%) SMTP
1 6 (10.34%) SNMP
1 6 (10.34%) SAN
2 2 (3.45%) Wireshark
2 2 (3.45%) HTTPS
2 2 (3.45%) Wireless
3 1 (1.72%) LAN
3 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) MySQL
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (25.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (18.97%) Selenium
3 10 (17.24%) Visual Studio
4 8 (13.79%) LoadRunner
5 6 (10.34%) AQtime
5 6 (10.34%) WebDriver
5 6 (10.34%) WebLOAD
6 5 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (5.17%) Selenium IDE
7 3 (5.17%) MSTest
8 2 (3.45%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.45%) Subversion
9 1 (1.72%) JUnit
9 1 (1.72%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.72%) NUnit
General
1 15 (25.86%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Banking
2 2 (3.45%) Retail
2 2 (3.45%) Games
2 2 (3.45%) Electronics
2 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (31.03%) .NET
2 13 (22.41%) XML
3 6 (10.34%) MAPI
4 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.17%) Web Services
6 1 (1.72%) Middleware
6 1 (1.72%) HTML
6 1 (1.72%) SOAP
6 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.72%) Ajax
6 1 (1.72%) jQuery
6 1 (1.72%) JSON
6 1 (1.72%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (1.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (1.72%) StructureMap
6 1 (1.72%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (1.72%) AutoMapper
6 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.45%) Open Source
2 2 (3.45%) SCADA
3 1 (1.72%) Clustering
3 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.69%) Windows
2 8 (13.79%) Linux
3 4 (6.90%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.45%) CentOS
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Phone
4 2 (3.45%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.45%) Android
4 2 (3.45%) UNIX
4 2 (3.45%) Debian
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.72%) AIX
5 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) Manual Testing
2 16 (27.59%) Automation Testing
3 12 (20.69%) System Testing
3 12 (20.69%) Integration Testing
4 10 (17.24%) Scrum
5 9 (15.52%) Software Testing
5 9 (15.52%) Test Scripting
6 8 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (13.79%) Automated Testing
7 7 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (12.07%) Test Strategy
8 6 (10.34%) Benchmarking
9 5 (8.62%) Test Automation
10 4 (6.90%) Regression Testing
11 3 (5.17%) Test Management
11 3 (5.17%) V-Model
12 2 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
12 2 (3.45%) Performance Engineering
12 2 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
12 2 (3.45%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 20 (34.48%) SQL
2 16 (27.59%) C#
3 12 (20.69%) VBScript
4 6 (10.34%) C
4 6 (10.34%) C++
4 6 (10.34%) Shell Script
5 5 (8.62%) Java
6 4 (6.90%) Ruby
7 3 (5.17%) VB.NET
7 3 (5.17%) Python
8 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.45%) Perl
8 2 (3.45%) PHP
9 1 (1.72%) VB
9 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (31.03%) Degree
2 16 (27.59%) ISEB
3 10 (17.24%) ISTQB
4 9 (15.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.45%) OSCP
7 2 (3.45%) OSCE
7 2 (3.45%) CEH
8 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (31.03%) QA
2 3 (5.17%) GAMP
3 2 (3.45%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (10.34%) VMware ESX
2 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.72%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.72%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 19 (32.76%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (10.34%) PureDisk
2 6 (10.34%) NetBackup
2 6 (10.34%) Backup Exec
3 4 (6.90%) Opsview
4 1 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.72%) Nessus
4 1 (1.72%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.34%) VMware
3 4 (6.90%) HP
4 3 (5.17%) Oracle
5 1 (1.72%) Citrix
5 1 (1.72%) Veritas
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