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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 107 121 135
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 43 22 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.72% 0.88% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 0.95% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 39 16 9
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,800 £36,250 £32,200
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
2312 2309 2040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 92.52% 92.88% 94.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1587 1714 1642
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 17 April 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 34 (38.64%) QA
1 34 (38.64%) Selenium
2 33 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (37.50%) C#
3 28 (31.82%) Automation Testing
4 27 (30.68%) QuickTest Pro
4 27 (30.68%) Degree
5 24 (27.27%) .NET
6 23 (26.14%) SQL
6 23 (26.14%) Security Cleared
7 22 (25.00%) Computer Science
7 22 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 22 (25.00%) ISEB
8 21 (23.86%) HTML
8 21 (23.86%) Windows
8 21 (23.86%) HP Quality Center
9 20 (22.73%) Software Testing
10 18 (20.45%) jQuery
10 18 (20.45%) Test Management
10 18 (20.45%) Test Scripting
10 18 (20.45%) CSS
11 17 (19.32%) Automated Testing
12 16 (18.18%) Waterfall
12 16 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (17.05%) Test Automation
13 15 (17.05%) System Testing
13 15 (17.05%) ISTQB
14 14 (15.91%) C
14 14 (15.91%) Java
15 13 (14.77%) Microsoft

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (13.64%) SharePoint Server
2 8 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.68%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (10.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) SaaS
2 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.41%) HTTP
3 1 (1.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.68%) MySQL
3 1 (1.14%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 34 (38.64%) Selenium
2 27 (30.68%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (14.77%) LoadRunner
4 12 (13.64%) TestDirector
5 11 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 9 (10.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (7.95%) WebDriver
8 5 (5.68%) SoapUI
8 5 (5.68%) WinRunner
9 4 (4.55%) JIRA
10 3 (3.41%) SpecFlow
10 3 (3.41%) Cucumber
11 2 (2.27%) JBehave
11 2 (2.27%) Robotium
11 2 (2.27%) JMeter
12 1 (1.14%) TestPartner
12 1 (1.14%) Toad
General
1 5 (5.68%) Telecoms
1 5 (5.68%) Finance
1 5 (5.68%) Banking
2 3 (3.41%) Retail
3 2 (2.27%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (27.27%) .NET
2 21 (23.86%) HTML
3 18 (20.45%) CSS
3 18 (20.45%) jQuery
4 7 (7.95%) HTML5
5 6 (6.82%) SOAP
5 6 (6.82%) Web Services
6 4 (4.55%) WCF
6 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.55%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (3.41%) REST
7 3 (3.41%) CSS3
7 3 (3.41%) Gherkin
7 3 (3.41%) XML
8 1 (1.14%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 22 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 16 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (13.64%) Mobile App
4 7 (7.95%) Replication
5 5 (5.68%) Clustering
6 4 (4.55%) Social Media
7 3 (3.41%) User Experience
8 2 (2.27%) Digital Media
8 2 (2.27%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.14%) Mathematics
9 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.86%) Windows
2 13 (14.77%) Linux
3 12 (13.64%) Windows XP
4 8 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.14%) UNIX
6 1 (1.14%) Solaris
6 1 (1.14%) Android
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (31.82%) Automation Testing
3 20 (22.73%) Software Testing
4 18 (20.45%) Test Management
4 18 (20.45%) Test Scripting
5 17 (19.32%) Automated Testing
6 16 (18.18%) Waterfall
7 15 (17.05%) System Testing
7 15 (17.05%) Test Automation
8 9 (10.23%) Performance Testing
9 8 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (9.09%) Performance Engineering
10 7 (7.95%) Web Testing
10 7 (7.95%) Scrum
11 6 (6.82%) Manual Testing
12 5 (5.68%) Agile Testing
13 4 (4.55%) Integration Testing
14 3 (3.41%) Continuous Integration
14 3 (3.41%) Multithreading
14 3 (3.41%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (37.50%) C#
2 23 (26.14%) SQL
3 22 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 14 (15.91%) C
4 14 (15.91%) Java
5 8 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 7 (7.95%) C++
6 7 (7.95%) PHP
7 4 (4.55%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.41%) Python
9 2 (2.27%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.27%) XPath
9 2 (2.27%) Groovy
9 2 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (30.68%) Degree
2 23 (26.14%) Security Cleared
3 22 (25.00%) ISEB
4 15 (17.05%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.27%) OSCP
6 2 (2.27%) OSCE
6 2 (2.27%) CEH
7 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (38.64%) QA
2 2 (2.27%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (9.09%) vSphere
2 7 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (23.86%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.68%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (5.68%) Netcool
2 5 (5.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.14%) Nessus
3 1 (1.14%) Nmap
Vendors
1 13 (14.77%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.09%) VMware
3 5 (5.68%) Citrix
3 5 (5.68%) Veritas
3 5 (5.68%) McAfee
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle
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