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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 55 61 60
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 1.42% 1.15% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.52% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 8
Average salary £46,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.85% +7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
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
386 461 444
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 78.30% 75.70% 79.57%
Number of salaries quoted 332 382 405
Average salary £49,500 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Slough

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (88.24%) ISEB
2 14 (82.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 14 (82.35%) TCP/IP
2 14 (82.35%) DNS
2 14 (82.35%) Telecoms
3 13 (76.47%) Red Hat
3 13 (76.47%) TIBCO
3 13 (76.47%) Rendezvous
3 13 (76.47%) SS7
3 13 (76.47%) ISUP
3 13 (76.47%) INAP
3 13 (76.47%) SMS
3 13 (76.47%) HTTP
3 13 (76.47%) NFS
3 13 (76.47%) Java
3 13 (76.47%) Perl
3 13 (76.47%) SOAP
3 13 (76.47%) XML
3 13 (76.47%) UNIX
3 13 (76.47%) Solaris
3 13 (76.47%) Linux
3 13 (76.47%) LDAP
3 13 (76.47%) Mobile App
3 13 (76.47%) IVR
3 13 (76.47%) Wireshark
3 13 (76.47%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (76.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (70.59%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (52.94%) Citrix
5 9 (52.94%) Redknee

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 14 (82.35%) TCP/IP
1 14 (82.35%) DNS
2 13 (76.47%) SS7
2 13 (76.47%) ISUP
2 13 (76.47%) INAP
2 13 (76.47%) LDAP
2 13 (76.47%) SMS
2 13 (76.47%) Wireshark
2 13 (76.47%) HTTP
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) IPsec
3 1 (5.88%) 2G
3 1 (5.88%) IPv4
3 1 (5.88%) IPv6
3 1 (5.88%) 3G
3 1 (5.88%) BGP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) TestDirector
General
1 14 (82.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Analyst
1 14 (82.35%) Test Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) QA Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Junior
3 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (76.47%) SOAP
1 13 (76.47%) XML
1 13 (76.47%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 13 (76.47%) IVR
1 13 (76.47%) Mobile App
2 12 (70.59%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Smart Meter
3 1 (5.88%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) UNIX
1 13 (76.47%) Solaris
1 13 (76.47%) Linux
1 13 (76.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.88%) CRM
3 1 (5.88%) Process Management
3 1 (5.88%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) Java
1 13 (76.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) ISEB
2 14 (82.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Red Hat
1 13 (76.47%) TIBCO
2 9 (52.94%) Redknee
2 9 (52.94%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) F5