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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 92 111 107
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 49 30 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.04% 1.32% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 1.45% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 37 22 17
Average salary £34,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.44% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £32,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £64,000 £47,500
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
2254 2075 1822
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.03% 91.49% 95.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1563 1575 1554
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £63,000 £67,500
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 30 January 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Reading

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 31 (41.89%) QuickTest Pro
2 29 (39.19%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (33.78%) Automation Testing
4 23 (31.08%) Selenium
5 22 (29.73%) Degree
5 22 (29.73%) Security Cleared
5 22 (29.73%) HP Quality Center
6 21 (28.38%) ISEB
7 20 (27.03%) System Testing
7 20 (27.03%) QA
8 19 (25.68%) C#
9 18 (24.32%) HTML
9 18 (24.32%) JavaScript
9 18 (24.32%) CSS
9 18 (24.32%) jQuery
10 17 (22.97%) Computer Science
10 17 (22.97%) Test Scripting
11 16 (21.62%) ISTQB
11 16 (21.62%) Waterfall
12 15 (20.27%) SQL
13 13 (17.57%) Windows
14 12 (16.22%) Test Automation
14 12 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (14.86%) Software Testing
15 11 (14.86%) .NET
16 10 (13.51%) C
16 10 (13.51%) Windows XP
16 10 (13.51%) LoadRunner
16 10 (13.51%) TestDirector
16 10 (13.51%) Manual Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (13.51%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (8.11%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.81%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.05%) HTTP
3 2 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.05%) MySQL
2 2 (2.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 31 (41.89%) QuickTest Pro
2 23 (31.08%) Selenium
3 10 (13.51%) LoadRunner
3 10 (13.51%) TestDirector
4 6 (8.11%) WinRunner
5 5 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (6.76%) Visual Studio
6 4 (5.41%) WebDriver
6 4 (5.41%) JIRA
7 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.35%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (12.16%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Retail
3 3 (4.05%) Banking
4 2 (2.70%) Games
5 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.32%) HTML
1 18 (24.32%) CSS
1 18 (24.32%) jQuery
2 11 (14.86%) .NET
3 7 (9.46%) HTML5
4 5 (6.76%) XML
4 5 (6.76%) SOAP
5 4 (5.41%) Web Services
6 3 (4.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (4.05%) REST
6 3 (4.05%) CSS3
7 1 (1.35%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.97%) Computer Science
2 12 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.11%) Clustering
4 4 (5.41%) Replication
5 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.05%) User Experience
6 2 (2.70%) SCADA
7 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.57%) Windows
2 10 (13.51%) Windows XP
3 5 (6.76%) Linux
3 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.70%) Debian
4 2 (2.70%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.70%) CentOS
5 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (39.19%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (33.78%) Automation Testing
3 20 (27.03%) System Testing
4 17 (22.97%) Test Scripting
5 16 (21.62%) Waterfall
6 12 (16.22%) Test Automation
7 11 (14.86%) Software Testing
8 10 (13.51%) Manual Testing
9 9 (12.16%) Test Management
10 8 (10.81%) Performance Testing
11 7 (9.46%) Integration Testing
11 7 (9.46%) Automated Testing
12 6 (8.11%) Penetration Testing
13 5 (6.76%) Web Testing
13 5 (6.76%) Performance Engineering
13 5 (6.76%) Agile Testing
14 4 (5.41%) Test Strategy
14 4 (5.41%) Scrum
15 3 (4.05%) Multithreading
15 3 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.68%) C#
2 18 (24.32%) JavaScript
3 15 (20.27%) SQL
4 10 (13.51%) C
5 9 (12.16%) Java
6 5 (6.76%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.76%) PHP
6 5 (6.76%) VBScript
7 4 (5.41%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.41%) C++
8 2 (2.70%) Perl
8 2 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (29.73%) Degree
1 22 (29.73%) Security Cleared
2 21 (28.38%) ISEB
3 16 (21.62%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.70%) OSCP
5 2 (2.70%) OSCE
5 2 (2.70%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (27.03%) QA
2 2 (2.70%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.35%) WCAG
3 1 (1.35%) GAMP
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) vSphere
2 4 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (29.73%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (8.11%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (8.11%) Netcool
2 6 (8.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (8.11%) McAfee
1 6 (8.11%) Veritas
1 6 (8.11%) Citrix
2 5 (6.76%) VMware
2 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle
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