The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 110 121 104
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 28 15 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.19% 0.66% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.70% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 26 11 25
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,250 £22,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2183 2136 2077
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 92.62% 94.30% 93.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1563 1708 1761
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
Berkshire

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 25 July 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 17 (36.17%) SQL
1 17 (36.17%) .NET
2 16 (34.04%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (31.91%) QA
4 14 (29.79%) Manual Testing
4 14 (29.79%) Degree
5 12 (25.53%) Windows
5 12 (25.53%) QuickTest Pro
6 11 (23.40%) Selenium
6 11 (23.40%) Finance
7 10 (21.28%) C#
7 10 (21.28%) XML
7 10 (21.28%) Automation Testing
8 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
8 9 (19.15%) Linux
8 9 (19.15%) VBScript
8 9 (19.15%) ISEB
8 9 (19.15%) System Testing
8 9 (19.15%) Integration Testing
9 8 (17.02%) Scrum
9 8 (17.02%) Automated Testing
9 8 (17.02%) Visual Studio
10 7 (14.89%) C++
10 7 (14.89%) LoadRunner
10 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (14.89%) Test Strategy
11 6 (12.77%) WebDriver
11 6 (12.77%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (12.77%) Computer Science
11 6 (12.77%) Microsoft

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 5 (10.64%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) SMTP
1 5 (10.64%) SNMP
1 5 (10.64%) SAN
1 5 (10.64%) IMAP
1 5 (10.64%) NAS
2 3 (6.38%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.13%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.13%) LAN
3 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.26%) Riak
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (25.53%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (23.40%) Selenium
3 8 (17.02%) Visual Studio
4 7 (14.89%) LoadRunner
5 6 (12.77%) WebDriver
6 5 (10.64%) AQtime
6 5 (10.64%) WebLOAD
7 3 (6.38%) Selenium IDE
7 3 (6.38%) MSTest
7 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (4.26%) Subversion
8 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.13%) TestComplete
9 1 (2.13%) Metasploit
9 1 (2.13%) NUnit
9 1 (2.13%) JUnit
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Electronics
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (36.17%) .NET
2 10 (21.28%) XML
3 5 (10.64%) MAPI
3 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.38%) Web Services
5 1 (2.13%) HTML
5 1 (2.13%) SOAP
5 1 (2.13%) Middleware
5 1 (2.13%) Ajax
5 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.13%) JSON
5 1 (2.13%) jQuery
5 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.13%) StructureMap
5 1 (2.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (2.13%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (2.13%) AutoMapper
5 1 (2.13%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.38%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (6.38%) Open Source
2 3 (6.38%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.13%) Clustering
4 1 (2.13%) iPad
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Windows
2 9 (19.15%) Linux
3 4 (8.51%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.38%) UNIX
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Phone
5 2 (4.26%) Android
6 1 (2.13%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Manual Testing
2 10 (21.28%) Automation Testing
3 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
3 9 (19.15%) System Testing
3 9 (19.15%) Integration Testing
4 8 (17.02%) Scrum
4 8 (17.02%) Automated Testing
5 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.89%) Test Strategy
6 6 (12.77%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Benchmarking
8 4 (8.51%) Regression Testing
8 4 (8.51%) User Stories
8 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
8 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.38%) Functional Testing
9 3 (6.38%) Configuration Management
10 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (4.26%) MVC
10 2 (4.26%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) SQL
2 10 (21.28%) C#
3 9 (19.15%) VBScript
4 7 (14.89%) C++
5 6 (12.77%) Java
5 6 (12.77%) Python
6 4 (8.51%) C
6 4 (8.51%) VB.NET
7 3 (6.38%) Ruby
7 3 (6.38%) COBOL
8 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.26%) Perl
8 2 (4.26%) PHP
8 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) Degree
2 9 (19.15%) ISEB
3 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
4 4 (8.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) CISSP
6 1 (2.13%) OSCP
6 1 (2.13%) OSCE
6 1 (2.13%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.91%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) VMware ESX
1 5 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.26%) Nmap
2 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.13%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 16 (34.04%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (10.64%) NetBackup
2 5 (10.64%) Backup Exec
2 5 (10.64%) PureDisk
3 4 (8.51%) Opsview
4 2 (4.26%) Nessus
5 1 (2.13%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (2.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.64%) VMware
3 4 (8.51%) HP
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle
4 3 (6.38%) IBM
5 1 (2.13%) Citrix
5 1 (2.13%) Veritas
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