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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 127 109 125
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 15 33 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.68% 1.38% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 1.49% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 13 31 12
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £29,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,600 £60,000 £51,900
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
2096 2213 2146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.54% 92.44% 94.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1593 1562 1709
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
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 4 August 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 27 (57.45%) QA
2 19 (40.43%) C#
3 18 (38.30%) Selenium
4 15 (31.91%) .NET
5 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (29.79%) Test Management
6 13 (27.66%) Automation Testing
6 13 (27.66%) Degree
6 13 (27.66%) Software Testing
7 12 (25.53%) Automated Testing
8 11 (23.40%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (21.28%) Computer Science
9 10 (21.28%) Visual Studio
9 10 (21.28%) Java
9 10 (21.28%) SQL
9 10 (21.28%) Windows
9 10 (21.28%) Linux
10 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
10 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
10 9 (19.15%) ISEB
11 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
11 8 (17.02%) Test Automation
11 8 (17.02%) Cucumber
11 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
11 8 (17.02%) Mobile App
12 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
13 6 (12.77%) ISTQB
13 6 (12.77%) SAP
13 6 (12.77%) Manual Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
1 3 (6.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (2.13%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.13%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.13%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (38.30%) Selenium
2 10 (21.28%) Visual Studio
3 8 (17.02%) Cucumber
4 5 (10.64%) SpecFlow
4 5 (10.64%) HP UFT
4 5 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (8.51%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.38%) Mocha
6 3 (6.38%) FitNesse
6 3 (6.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (6.38%) TestNG
6 3 (6.38%) LoadRunner
6 3 (6.38%) Ant
6 3 (6.38%) TestDirector
6 3 (6.38%) SoapUI
6 3 (6.38%) Gradle
6 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.38%) Grunt
6 3 (6.38%) Maven
7 2 (4.26%) Robotium
General
1 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.91%) .NET
2 5 (10.64%) Web Services
2 5 (10.64%) Gherkin
3 4 (8.51%) AngularJS
3 4 (8.51%) HTML
3 4 (8.51%) WCF
3 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.38%) XML
5 1 (2.13%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (2.13%) jQuery
5 1 (2.13%) CSS
5 1 (2.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Computer Science
2 8 (17.02%) Mobile App
3 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.64%) Mathematics
4 4 (8.51%) Social Media
5 3 (6.38%) Physics
5 3 (6.38%) Replication
6 2 (4.26%) Smartphone
6 2 (4.26%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Linux
1 10 (21.28%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Windows XP
2 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.26%) Solaris
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.13%) Android
4 1 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (29.79%) Test Management
2 13 (27.66%) Software Testing
2 13 (27.66%) Automation Testing
3 12 (25.53%) Automated Testing
4 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (17.02%) Test Automation
5 6 (12.77%) Manual Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Performance Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Integration Testing
6 5 (10.64%) BDD
6 5 (10.64%) Test Strategy
6 5 (10.64%) User Stories
6 5 (10.64%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (8.51%) Scrum
7 4 (8.51%) Test Scripting
7 4 (8.51%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.38%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.38%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 19 (40.43%) C#
2 10 (21.28%) Java
2 10 (21.28%) SQL
3 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.64%) C
5 4 (8.51%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.38%) C++
6 3 (6.38%) ABAP
6 3 (6.38%) Python
7 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.26%) XPath
7 2 (4.26%) Groovy
7 2 (4.26%) VBScript
8 1 (2.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) Degree
2 9 (19.15%) ISEB
3 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
4 6 (12.77%) ISTQB
5 3 (6.38%) OSCP
6 2 (4.26%) OSCE
6 2 (4.26%) CEH
6 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.13%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (57.45%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (23.40%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.13%) Nessus
2 1 (2.13%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.77%) SAP
3 3 (6.38%) VMware
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle
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