The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 74 53 62
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 0.30% 1.54% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 1.98% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 4
Average salary £35,000 £50,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +36.05%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,250 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.78%
Software Testing
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Slough region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
536 455 459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 80.24% 77.78% 83.15%
Number of salaries quoted 389 370 401
Average salary £49,500 £55,000 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +20.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,250 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 6 (66.67%) Wireshark
3 5 (55.56%) ISEB
4 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (44.44%) IVR
4 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
4 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (44.44%) NFS
4 4 (44.44%) Solaris
4 4 (44.44%) HTTP
4 4 (44.44%) SOAP
4 4 (44.44%) XML
4 4 (44.44%) Rendezvous
4 4 (44.44%) DNS
4 4 (44.44%) SS7
4 4 (44.44%) ISUP
4 4 (44.44%) INAP
4 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) Perl
4 4 (44.44%) LDAP
4 4 (44.44%) SMS
4 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) UNIX
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
4 4 (44.44%) TIBCO
4 4 (44.44%) Redknee

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 6 (66.67%) Wireshark
2 4 (44.44%) LDAP
2 4 (44.44%) SMS
2 4 (44.44%) HTTP
2 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 4 (44.44%) SS7
2 4 (44.44%) ISUP
2 4 (44.44%) INAP
3 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (22.22%) Wireless
3 2 (22.22%) WiMAX
3 2 (22.22%) SNMP
3 2 (22.22%) 3GPP
3 2 (22.22%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Test Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) QA Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) SOAP
1 4 (44.44%) XML
1 4 (44.44%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) IVR
1 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (44.44%) UNIX
2 4 (44.44%) Solaris
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) NFS
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Citrix
1 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
1 4 (44.44%) TIBCO
1 4 (44.44%) Redknee
2 3 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft