Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £36,500 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 271 328
Rank change year-on-year +69 +57 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 53 25 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.83% 0.29% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.30% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 46 22 15
Berkshire median annual salary £36,500 £33,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.15% -10.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £21,375 £23,850
90th Percentile £52,500 £47,375 £43,750
South East median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% -11.76% +4.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 6075 8295 10539
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 95.66% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4868 6504 8379
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £71,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Software Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +55 27 £35,000 -17.65%
Newbury -2 20 £50,000 +122.22% 2
Wokingham - 6 £32,750 -
Software Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 51 (96.23%) Test Automation
2 45 (84.91%) Java
3 37 (69.81%) WebDriver
4 36 (67.92%) Linux
4 36 (67.92%) JMeter
5 34 (64.15%) Degree
6 28 (52.83%) SoapUI
7 27 (50.94%) ISTQB
8 26 (49.06%) Computer Science
8 26 (49.06%) Open Source
8 26 (49.06%) Test Scripting
8 26 (49.06%) Shell Script
8 26 (49.06%) Client/Server
8 26 (49.06%) Computer Science Degree
9 25 (47.17%) Test Strategy
10 24 (45.28%) User Stories
10 24 (45.28%) Analytical Skills
10 24 (45.28%) Issue Tracking
10 24 (45.28%) Digital Economy
10 24 (45.28%) Regression Testing
10 24 (45.28%) Risk Management
10 24 (45.28%) Test Management
10 24 (45.28%) JIRA
10 24 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (41.51%) Selenium
12 15 (28.30%) Software Testing
13 11 (20.75%) C#
14 10 (18.87%) Windows
14 10 (18.87%) OOP
14 10 (18.87%) OO

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 37 (69.81%) WebDriver
2 36 (67.92%) JMeter
3 28 (52.83%) SoapUI
4 24 (45.28%) JIRA
5 22 (41.51%) Selenium
6 10 (18.87%) Jenkins
7 8 (15.09%) SpecFlow
8 3 (5.66%) WinRunner
General
1 24 (45.28%) Digital Economy
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) RESTful
1 8 (15.09%) SOAP
2 3 (5.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (49.06%) Client/Server
1 26 (49.06%) Computer Science
2 24 (45.28%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (3.77%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 36 (67.92%) Linux
2 10 (18.87%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (96.23%) Test Automation
2 26 (49.06%) Open Source
2 26 (49.06%) Test Scripting
3 25 (47.17%) Test Strategy
4 24 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (45.28%) Issue Tracking
4 24 (45.28%) Regression Testing
4 24 (45.28%) Risk Management
4 24 (45.28%) Test Management
4 24 (45.28%) User Stories
5 15 (28.30%) Software Testing
6 10 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (18.87%) OO
6 10 (18.87%) OOP
6 10 (18.87%) Performance Testing
7 8 (15.09%) Logistics
8 7 (13.21%) BDD
8 7 (13.21%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (13.21%) Scrum
8 7 (13.21%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 45 (84.91%) Java
2 26 (49.06%) Shell Script
3 11 (20.75%) C#
4 10 (18.87%) SQL
5 6 (11.32%) Perl
6 3 (5.66%) Python
6 3 (5.66%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (64.15%) Degree
2 27 (50.94%) ISTQB
3 26 (49.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (7.55%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (5.66%) ISEB
6 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.89%) CCNA
7 1 (1.89%) CCNP
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (1.89%) Cisco