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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 131 89 122
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 12 55 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.58% 2.31% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 2.42% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 7 44 22
Average salary £45,000 £38,750 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.12% -11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £19,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £58,500 £55,000
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
1963 2275 2151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.10% 95.71% 94.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1526 1575 1612
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 21 (42.00%) QA
2 18 (36.00%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (30.00%) Selenium
3 15 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (24.00%) Degree
5 11 (22.00%) Test Strategy
6 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
6 10 (20.00%) ABAP
6 10 (20.00%) SAP
7 9 (18.00%) Java
7 9 (18.00%) Computer Science
7 9 (18.00%) Test Automation
8 7 (14.00%) FitNesse
8 7 (14.00%) Manual Testing
8 7 (14.00%) JIRA
8 7 (14.00%) SQL
8 7 (14.00%) .NET
9 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
9 6 (12.00%) C#
9 6 (12.00%) Regression Testing
9 6 (12.00%) Test Scripting
9 6 (12.00%) Mathematics
9 6 (12.00%) Performance Testing
9 6 (12.00%) Automation Testing
9 6 (12.00%) Defect Management
9 6 (12.00%) CREST Certified
10 5 (10.00%) SDLC
10 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (10.00%) Build Automation
10 5 (10.00%) Functional Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (4.00%) Apache
1 2 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Firewall
1 2 (4.00%) Wireless
2 1 (2.00%) IMAP
2 1 (2.00%) NAS
2 1 (2.00%) SAN
2 1 (2.00%) SMTP
2 1 (2.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) MySQL
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (30.00%) Selenium
2 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (14.00%) FitNesse
3 7 (14.00%) JIRA
4 4 (8.00%) Ant
4 4 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (8.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (8.00%) Gradle
4 4 (8.00%) Grunt
4 4 (8.00%) Maven
4 4 (8.00%) Mocha
4 4 (8.00%) TestNG
4 4 (8.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.00%) LoadRunner
5 3 (6.00%) Metasploit
6 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.00%) HP UFT
6 2 (4.00%) JMeter
6 2 (4.00%) JUnit
6 2 (4.00%) TestComplete
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) .NET
2 5 (10.00%) Web Services
3 2 (4.00%) 802.1X
3 2 (4.00%) LAMP
3 2 (4.00%) XML
4 1 (2.00%) MAPI
4 1 (2.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (12.00%) Mathematics
3 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.00%) Mobile App
4 4 (8.00%) Physics
5 2 (4.00%) EPoS
5 2 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) Linux
1 3 (6.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Android
2 1 (2.00%) KNOPPIX
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.00%) Test Strategy
3 9 (18.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (14.00%) Manual Testing
5 6 (12.00%) Automation Testing
5 6 (12.00%) Defect Management
5 6 (12.00%) Performance Testing
5 6 (12.00%) Regression Testing
5 6 (12.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (10.00%) Build Automation
6 5 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 5 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 5 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (10.00%) SDLC
6 5 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Automated Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.00%) Information Security
7 4 (8.00%) Scrum
7 4 (8.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) ABAP
2 9 (18.00%) Java
3 7 (14.00%) SQL
4 6 (12.00%) C#
4 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.00%) Bash Shell
5 4 (8.00%) PHP
5 4 (8.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.00%) C
6 3 (6.00%) Python
6 3 (6.00%) Ruby
6 3 (6.00%) VB
7 2 (4.00%) Perl
7 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.00%) C++
8 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) Degree
2 6 (12.00%) CREST Certified
3 3 (6.00%) ISEB
3 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (42.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (36.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.00%) Nessus
3 2 (4.00%) Nmap
4 1 (2.00%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (2.00%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) SAP
2 4 (8.00%) HP
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) Capita
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco
3 2 (4.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (4.00%) Juniper
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.00%) Nokia
4 1 (2.00%) Citrix
4 1 (2.00%) Telerik
4 1 (2.00%) VMware
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