Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 207 256
Rank change year-on-year +53 +49 -81
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 105 96 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.67% 1.12% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.26% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 123 81 69
Berkshire median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.44% -5.26% +30.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £65,000 £57,500
South East median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5441 7589 9617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 86.39% 88.34% 86.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4243 5790 7502
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,982
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Berkshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Berkshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Berkshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Berkshire

Software Testing
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 Testing within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 20 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 +56 41 £50,000 +66.67% 2
Newbury +13 32 £50,000 +81.82%
Slough - 19 £29,250 - 1
Ascot - 5 £25,000 -
Bracknell -14 2 £50,000 +11.11%
Windsor - 1 £35,000 -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 64 (60.95%) Test Automation
2 48 (45.71%) SQL
2 48 (45.71%) QA
3 45 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (40.95%) Selenium
5 37 (35.24%) Java
6 36 (34.29%) ISTQB
7 35 (33.33%) Degree
8 33 (31.43%) C#
9 31 (29.52%) Scrum
10 27 (25.71%) Windows
11 26 (24.76%) HTML
12 24 (22.86%) Functional Testing
13 22 (20.95%) BDD
13 22 (20.95%) SDLC
13 22 (20.95%) HP UFT
13 22 (20.95%) CSS
14 21 (20.00%) Microsoft
15 20 (19.05%) Test Strategy
16 19 (18.10%) Non-Functional Testing
16 19 (18.10%) Mobile App
17 18 (17.14%) WebDriver
17 18 (17.14%) System Testing
18 17 (16.19%) Finance
18 17 (16.19%) Apple iOS
19 16 (15.24%) Test Scripting
19 16 (15.24%) Continuous Integration
19 16 (15.24%) LoadRunner
20 15 (14.29%) OOP
20 15 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel

Software Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.86%) Apache
1 3 (2.86%) nginx
2 1 (0.95%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.86%) Tricentis Tosca
2 1 (0.95%) PaaS
2 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.76%) HTTP
2 2 (1.90%) LAN
2 2 (1.90%) SSL
2 2 (1.90%) WAN
3 1 (0.95%) DSL
3 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 13 (12.38%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 43 (40.95%) Selenium
2 22 (20.95%) HP UFT
3 18 (17.14%) WebDriver
4 16 (15.24%) LoadRunner
5 15 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 12 (11.43%) JMeter
7 11 (10.48%) Jenkins
8 9 (8.57%) SoapUI
8 9 (8.57%) SpecFlow
9 7 (6.67%) Git (software)
10 4 (3.81%) JIRA
10 4 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.86%) Appium
11 3 (2.86%) Codeception
11 3 (2.86%) JBehave
11 3 (2.86%) Ranorex
11 3 (2.86%) RSpec
11 3 (2.86%) Subversion
12 2 (1.90%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (16.19%) Finance
2 6 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.76%) Games
4 4 (3.81%) Banking
5 3 (2.86%) Electronics
5 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.86%) Marketing
5 3 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (26.67%) Tester
2 24 (22.86%) Analyst
3 22 (20.95%) Test Analyst
4 18 (17.14%) Senior Tester
5 15 (14.29%) Software Tester
6 12 (11.43%) QA Engineer
7 11 (10.48%) Applications Support
7 11 (10.48%) Automation Test Analyst
8 10 (9.52%) Automation Tester
8 10 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
9 8 (7.62%) Senior Software Tester
9 8 (7.62%) Service Analyst
9 8 (7.62%) Team Leader
10 7 (6.67%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
11 6 (5.71%) Developer
11 6 (5.71%) Financial Analyst
11 6 (5.71%) QA Automation Engineer
11 6 (5.71%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (24.76%) HTML
2 22 (20.95%) CSS
3 13 (12.38%) .NET
4 11 (10.48%) Middleware
4 11 (10.48%) SOAP
4 11 (10.48%) Web Services
4 11 (10.48%) XML
5 8 (7.62%) RESTful
6 7 (6.67%) Gherkin
7 6 (5.71%) ASP.NET
8 5 (4.76%) .NET Framework
8 5 (4.76%) JSON
8 5 (4.76%) REST
9 3 (2.86%) Ajax
9 3 (2.86%) Behat
9 3 (2.86%) Spring Boot
10 1 (0.95%) Nightwatchjs
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.10%) Mobile App
2 11 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.71%) Windows
2 17 (16.19%) Apple iOS
3 15 (14.29%) Android
4 13 (12.38%) Windows Server
5 12 (11.43%) Linux
6 3 (2.86%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.95%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (60.95%) Test Automation
2 45 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (29.52%) Scrum
4 24 (22.86%) Functional Testing
5 22 (20.95%) BDD
5 22 (20.95%) SDLC
6 20 (19.05%) Test Strategy
7 19 (18.10%) Non-Functional Testing
8 18 (17.14%) System Testing
9 16 (15.24%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (15.24%) Test Scripting
10 15 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
10 15 (14.29%) OOP
11 14 (13.33%) Mentoring
11 14 (13.33%) TDD
12 13 (12.38%) Test Management
13 12 (11.43%) Scenario Testing
13 12 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (10.48%) Integration Testing
14 11 (10.48%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 48 (45.71%) SQL
2 37 (35.24%) Java
3 33 (31.43%) C#
4 12 (11.43%) JavaScript
5 10 (9.52%) C
6 9 (8.57%) PL/SQL
7 8 (7.62%) VB
8 6 (5.71%) VBScript
9 5 (4.76%) Ruby
9 5 (4.76%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.86%) PHP
11 2 (1.90%) C++
11 2 (1.90%) Python
12 1 (0.95%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.95%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.95%) VC++
Qualifications
1 36 (34.29%) ISTQB
2 35 (33.33%) Degree
3 14 (13.33%) ISEB
4 13 (12.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (8.57%) DV Cleared
5 9 (8.57%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.95%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.95%) MCP
7 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (45.71%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.67%) Docker
2 1 (0.95%) LXC
2 1 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (7.62%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.95%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 21 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.52%) HP
3 5 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (0.95%) IBM
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle