The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Slough region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 51 62 65
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 9 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 1.83% 0.92% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 1.14% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 2
Average salary £46,500 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.85% -30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
357 528 469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 72.56% 80.61% 78.17%
Number of salaries quoted 297 445 385
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
Berkshire

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Slough region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Slough

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Slough region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Slough

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Slough region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 14 (77.78%) ISEB
2 12 (66.67%) Java
3 11 (61.11%) TCP/IP
3 11 (61.11%) DNS
3 11 (61.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (55.56%) LDAP
4 10 (55.56%) SMS
4 10 (55.56%) HTTP
4 10 (55.56%) NFS
4 10 (55.56%) Perl
4 10 (55.56%) SOAP
4 10 (55.56%) XML
4 10 (55.56%) UNIX
4 10 (55.56%) Solaris
4 10 (55.56%) Linux
4 10 (55.56%) Red Hat
4 10 (55.56%) TIBCO
4 10 (55.56%) Rendezvous
4 10 (55.56%) SS7
4 10 (55.56%) ISUP
4 10 (55.56%) INAP
4 10 (55.56%) Telecoms
4 10 (55.56%) IVR
4 10 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (55.56%) Wireshark
4 10 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (55.56%) Mobile App
5 6 (33.33%) QA
5 6 (33.33%) Redknee
5 6 (33.33%) Citrix

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Slough region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) TCP/IP
1 11 (61.11%) DNS
2 10 (55.56%) SS7
2 10 (55.56%) ISUP
2 10 (55.56%) INAP
2 10 (55.56%) LDAP
2 10 (55.56%) SMS
2 10 (55.56%) Wireshark
2 10 (55.56%) HTTP
3 1 (5.56%) Network Security
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) IPsec
3 1 (5.56%) 2G
3 1 (5.56%) IPv4
3 1 (5.56%) IPv6
3 1 (5.56%) 3G
3 1 (5.56%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Analyst
2 13 (72.22%) Test Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) QA Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Developer Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Junior
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Java Analyst Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) SOAP
1 10 (55.56%) XML
1 10 (55.56%) Rendezvous
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) J2EE
3 1 (5.56%) JSP
3 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) IVR
1 10 (55.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) UNIX
1 10 (55.56%) Solaris
1 10 (55.56%) Linux
1 10 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) DSDM
5 1 (5.56%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) Java
2 10 (55.56%) Perl
3 2 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) ISEB
2 11 (61.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Red Hat
1 10 (55.56%) TIBCO
2 6 (33.33%) Redknee
2 6 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) F5