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 23 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 95 140 114
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 39 15 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.18% 0.66% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 0.69% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 38 13 27
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £40,000 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1741 2186 2198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 97.10% 96.05% 94.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1377 1639 1563
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 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
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 23 July 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 46 (64.79%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (47.89%) QA
3 29 (40.85%) Selenium
4 25 (35.21%) Automation Testing
5 18 (25.35%) SMTP
6 17 (23.94%) Microsoft
7 16 (22.54%) C#
7 16 (22.54%) SQL
7 16 (22.54%) Scrum
7 16 (22.54%) WebDriver
8 15 (21.13%) Degree
9 14 (19.72%) Test Scripting
9 14 (19.72%) .NET
9 14 (19.72%) SQL Server
9 14 (19.72%) Functional Testing
10 13 (18.31%) BDD
11 11 (15.49%) Windows Server
11 11 (15.49%) Perfmon
11 11 (15.49%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (15.49%) Performance Engineering
11 11 (15.49%) AQtime
11 11 (15.49%) Test Automation
11 11 (15.49%) WebLOAD
11 11 (15.49%) Wireshark
11 11 (15.49%) IIS
11 11 (15.49%) Windows
11 11 (15.49%) C++
11 11 (15.49%) Java
11 11 (15.49%) Active Directory
11 11 (15.49%) SAN

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 11 (15.49%) IIS
2 1 (1.41%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (25.35%) SMTP
2 11 (15.49%) SAN
2 11 (15.49%) Wireshark
3 10 (14.08%) IMAP
3 10 (14.08%) NAS
4 7 (9.86%) Firewall
4 7 (9.86%) Wireless
5 2 (2.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.72%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (40.85%) Selenium
2 16 (22.54%) WebDriver
3 11 (15.49%) AQtime
3 11 (15.49%) WebLOAD
4 10 (14.08%) Cucumber
5 8 (11.27%) Eclipse
5 8 (11.27%) JMeter
5 8 (11.27%) JUnit
5 8 (11.27%) Metasploit
5 8 (11.27%) Mockito
6 7 (9.86%) Burp Suite
7 5 (7.04%) Jenkins
7 5 (7.04%) LoadRunner
8 4 (5.63%) Git (software)
8 4 (5.63%) HP UFT
8 4 (5.63%) JIRA
8 4 (5.63%) SoapUI
9 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.82%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (4.23%) Finance
2 1 (1.41%) Marketing
2 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.72%) .NET
2 10 (14.08%) Gherkin
2 10 (14.08%) MAPI
3 7 (9.86%) 802.1X
4 5 (7.04%) SOAP
5 4 (5.63%) HTML
5 4 (5.63%) Web Services
6 2 (2.82%) CSS
7 1 (1.41%) LAMP
7 1 (1.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Computer Science
1 10 (14.08%) Mobile App
2 8 (11.27%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.41%) iPad
5 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.49%) Windows
1 11 (15.49%) Windows Server
2 8 (11.27%) Linux
3 1 (1.41%) KNOPPIX
3 1 (1.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (64.79%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (35.21%) Automation Testing
3 16 (22.54%) Scrum
4 14 (19.72%) Functional Testing
4 14 (19.72%) Test Scripting
5 13 (18.31%) BDD
6 11 (15.49%) Benchmarking
6 11 (15.49%) Performance Engineering
6 11 (15.49%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (15.49%) Test Automation
7 10 (14.08%) QA Automation
7 10 (14.08%) Software Testing
7 10 (14.08%) TDD
8 9 (12.68%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (12.68%) Test Strategy
9 8 (11.27%) Automated Testing
9 8 (11.27%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 8 (11.27%) Data Loss Prevention
9 8 (11.27%) OOP
9 8 (11.27%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.54%) C#
1 16 (22.54%) SQL
2 11 (15.49%) C++
2 11 (15.49%) Java
3 10 (14.08%) Bash Shell
4 8 (11.27%) Ruby
5 7 (9.86%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.63%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.63%) PHP
7 3 (4.23%) Python
7 3 (4.23%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (21.13%) Degree
2 8 (11.27%) CREST Certified
2 8 (11.27%) ISEB
3 7 (9.86%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (47.89%) QA
System Software
1 11 (15.49%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.08%) VMware ESX
2 10 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (15.49%) Perfmon
2 8 (11.27%) Nessus
3 7 (9.86%) Nmap
4 1 (1.41%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 17 (23.94%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.08%) VMware
3 7 (9.86%) Cisco
3 7 (9.86%) Fortinet
3 7 (9.86%) Juniper
3 7 (9.86%) Nokia
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle
5 1 (1.41%) HP
5 1 (1.41%) Telerik
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