The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £29,750 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Tester
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 207 221
Rank change year-on-year +32 +14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 8 15 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.24% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.32% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 8 11 16
Median salary £29,750 £55,000 £21,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -45.90% +161.90%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,350 £35,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,550 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3208 4724 5222
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 95.02% 94.71% 95.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2602 3865 3870
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Berkshire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Software Tester in Berkshire

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in Berkshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in Berkshire

Software Tester
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury - 4 £27,500 -
Reading +24 3 £35,000 -36.36%
Slough +22 1 £21,500 -42.66%
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 7 (53.85%) QA
2 6 (46.15%) Degree
2 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
2 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Selenium
3 5 (38.46%) HTML
3 5 (38.46%) Java
3 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) CSS
4 4 (30.77%) Python
4 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
5 3 (23.08%) Web Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
5 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
5 3 (23.08%) HTML5
5 3 (23.08%) Subversion
5 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
6 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 2 (15.38%) JMeter
6 2 (15.38%) Electronics
6 2 (15.38%) XHTML

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 3 (23.08%) Subversion
3 2 (15.38%) Hudson
3 2 (15.38%) JMeter
3 2 (15.38%) JUnit
3 2 (15.38%) Mercurial
3 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
3 2 (15.38%) TestNG
4 1 (7.69%) Artifactory
4 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.69%) JIRA
4 1 (7.69%) Maven
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Electronics
2 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 2 (15.38%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 4 (30.77%) CSS
3 3 (23.08%) HTML5
4 2 (15.38%) Ajax
4 2 (15.38%) CSS3
4 2 (15.38%) jQuery
4 2 (15.38%) JSON
4 2 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (15.38%) XHTML
4 2 (15.38%) XML
4 2 (15.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
1 2 (15.38%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) iPad
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
1 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 3 (23.08%) Web Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
5 2 (15.38%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 2 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Process Improvement
5 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
5 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
1 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) Python
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
4 2 (15.38%) C++
4 2 (15.38%) Perl
5 1 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
1 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 5 (38.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (15.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 2 (15.38%) SAP