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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 117 104 120
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 24 33 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.07% 1.33% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.44% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 23 33 14
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £29,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £46,850
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
2108 2289 2111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.07% 92.15% 93.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1644 1621 1676
Average salary £45,000 £46,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 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 25 (59.52%) QA
2 20 (47.62%) Selenium
3 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (35.71%) Degree
5 12 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 12 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (28.57%) C#
5 12 (28.57%) Java
5 12 (28.57%) .NET
6 11 (26.19%) Windows
7 10 (23.81%) Cucumber
7 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (21.43%) Linux
8 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 9 (21.43%) SQL
9 8 (19.05%) Visual Studio
9 8 (19.05%) SAP
9 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
9 8 (19.05%) Manual Testing
9 8 (19.05%) Test Management
9 8 (19.05%) Automated Testing
9 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
9 8 (19.05%) Automation Testing
10 7 (16.67%) Test Strategy
10 7 (16.67%) User Stories
10 7 (16.67%) Mathematics
10 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
10 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 7 (16.67%) Web Services

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (2.38%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.38%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.38%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (47.62%) Selenium
2 10 (23.81%) Cucumber
3 8 (19.05%) Visual Studio
4 6 (14.29%) FitNesse
5 5 (11.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (11.90%) TestNG
5 5 (11.90%) WebDriver
5 5 (11.90%) Mocha
5 5 (11.90%) Maven
5 5 (11.90%) Ant
5 5 (11.90%) SpecFlow
5 5 (11.90%) Grunt
5 5 (11.90%) Gradle
5 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
6 4 (9.52%) HP UFT
7 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (7.14%) SoapUI
8 2 (4.76%) Robotium
8 2 (4.76%) JBehave
8 2 (4.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.52%) Finance
3 3 (7.14%) Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Marketing
5 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) .NET
2 7 (16.67%) Web Services
3 5 (11.90%) Gherkin
4 4 (9.52%) AngularJS
4 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET
4 4 (9.52%) XML
4 4 (9.52%) WCF
5 1 (2.38%) XML Messaging
5 1 (2.38%) SOAP
5 1 (2.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 7 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 5 (11.90%) Physics
3 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.76%) Digital Media
5 2 (4.76%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.38%) Replication
6 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Windows
2 9 (21.43%) Linux
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.76%) Solaris
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.38%) UNIX
4 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.38%) Android
4 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
3 8 (19.05%) Manual Testing
3 8 (19.05%) Test Management
3 8 (19.05%) Automated Testing
3 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
3 8 (19.05%) Automation Testing
4 7 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 7 (16.67%) User Stories
5 6 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 6 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
6 5 (11.90%) BDD
6 5 (11.90%) Scrum
6 5 (11.90%) Regression Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (11.90%) Build Automation
7 2 (4.76%) Test Planning
7 2 (4.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) C#
1 12 (28.57%) Java
2 9 (21.43%) SQL
3 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.90%) ABAP
5 4 (9.52%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.76%) XPath
6 2 (4.76%) Groovy
6 2 (4.76%) Python
6 2 (4.76%) VBScript
6 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.38%) C
7 1 (2.38%) PHP
7 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (35.71%) Degree
2 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 6 (14.29%) ISEB
4 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.38%) GPEN
6 1 (2.38%) OSCP
6 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (59.52%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) SAP
3 1 (2.38%) VMware
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) Citrix
3 1 (2.38%) HP
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