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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 153 163
Rank change year-on-year +13 +10  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 42 54 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.27% 1.19% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.35% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 37 37 46
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,400 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,750 £35,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year +2.14% -3.44%  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2804 4008 4366
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 84.64% 88.48% 86.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2195 3175 3188
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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
Reading +27 19 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Bracknell +20 9 £50,000 +11.11%
Slough +13 9 £37,500 +4.16%
Newbury -3 2 £39,500 +75.55% 1
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 47 (62.67%) Test Automation
2 45 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (53.33%) SQL
4 34 (45.33%) QA
5 30 (40.00%) Test Strategy
6 29 (38.67%) Microsoft
7 28 (37.33%) Test Scripting
8 26 (34.67%) Non-Functional Testing
9 25 (33.33%) C#
10 24 (32.00%) ISTQB
11 23 (30.67%) Selenium
11 23 (30.67%) Finance
11 23 (30.67%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (29.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 22 (29.33%) Windows
13 20 (26.67%) Microsoft Excel
13 20 (26.67%) HTML
13 20 (26.67%) Java
13 20 (26.67%) SQL Server
14 19 (25.33%) Relational Database
15 18 (24.00%) CSS
16 17 (22.67%) C
16 17 (22.67%) Scrum
16 17 (22.67%) Functional Testing
17 16 (21.33%) Team Foundation Server
17 16 (21.33%) Degree
18 14 (18.67%) HP UFT
18 14 (18.67%) .NET
18 14 (18.67%) Software Engineering
18 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills

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 1 (1.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 20 (26.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.33%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.00%) SaaS
3 5 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.33%) Trello
5 1 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 19 (25.33%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.67%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.67%) MySQL
5 1 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 23 (30.67%) Selenium
2 16 (21.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (18.67%) HP UFT
4 13 (17.33%) JIRA
5 12 (16.00%) LoadRunner
6 9 (12.00%) Git (software)
6 9 (12.00%) Subversion
7 8 (10.67%) JMeter
7 8 (10.67%) TeamCity
8 5 (6.67%) Cucumber
8 5 (6.67%) SpecFlow
8 5 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (5.33%) WebDriver
10 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
11 2 (2.67%) JBehave
11 2 (2.67%) Mercurial
11 2 (2.67%) MSTest
11 2 (2.67%) Ranorex
11 2 (2.67%) RSpec
11 2 (2.67%) Vagrant
General
1 23 (30.67%) Finance
2 11 (14.67%) Marketing
3 9 (12.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.67%) Electronics
4 5 (6.67%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.00%) Banking
5 3 (4.00%) Retail
6 2 (2.67%) Games
6 2 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (28.00%) Tester
2 17 (22.67%) QA Engineer
3 15 (20.00%) Analyst
3 15 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 13 (17.33%) Senior Tester
5 12 (16.00%) Developer
5 12 (16.00%) QA Automation Engineer
6 10 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
7 9 (12.00%) Test Engineer
8 8 (10.67%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (9.33%) .NET Developer
9 7 (9.33%) C# Developer
9 7 (9.33%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (8.00%) Automation Tester
10 6 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (8.00%) Junior
10 6 (8.00%) Software Tester
11 5 (6.67%) Junior Product Owner
11 5 (6.67%) QA Test Engineer
11 5 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (26.67%) HTML
2 18 (24.00%) CSS
3 14 (18.67%) .NET
4 11 (14.67%) Web Services
5 10 (13.33%) ASP.NET
6 7 (9.33%) .NET Framework
6 7 (9.33%) XML
7 5 (6.67%) Middleware
8 3 (4.00%) HTML5
9 2 (2.67%) Ajax
9 2 (2.67%) JSON
9 2 (2.67%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (2.67%) XSLT
10 1 (1.33%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.67%) Mobile App
3 6 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.67%) Virtual Team
4 5 (6.67%) Wiki
5 2 (2.67%) FMCG
6 1 (1.33%) User Experience
6 1 (1.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 22 (29.33%) Windows
2 9 (12.00%) Android
2 9 (12.00%) Apple iOS
3 6 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.67%) Linux
5 4 (5.33%) Unix
6 3 (4.00%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.33%) Debian
7 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (62.67%) Test Automation
2 45 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 28 (37.33%) Test Scripting
5 26 (34.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 23 (30.67%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (22.67%) Functional Testing
7 17 (22.67%) Scrum
8 14 (18.67%) Software Engineering
9 13 (17.33%) Load Testing
9 13 (17.33%) Performance Testing
9 13 (17.33%) Scenario Testing
9 13 (17.33%) Test Management
10 12 (16.00%) Defect Management
10 12 (16.00%) QA Automation
11 11 (14.67%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (13.33%) Mentoring
12 10 (13.33%) PRINCE2
13 9 (12.00%) Manual Testing
13 9 (12.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (53.33%) SQL
2 25 (33.33%) C#
3 20 (26.67%) Java
4 17 (22.67%) C
5 13 (17.33%) JavaScript
6 11 (14.67%) VB
7 10 (13.33%) PL/SQL
8 8 (10.67%) Python
9 7 (9.33%) Bash Shell
9 7 (9.33%) VB.NET
10 6 (8.00%) Perl
11 5 (6.67%) C++
12 3 (4.00%) Apple Swift
12 3 (4.00%) Objective-C
12 3 (4.00%) VBScript
13 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
14 1 (1.33%) Embedded C
14 1 (1.33%) Embedded C++
14 1 (1.33%) Groovy
14 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (32.00%) ISTQB
2 22 (29.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (21.33%) Degree
4 12 (16.00%) DV Cleared
4 12 (16.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (6.67%) ISEB
7 2 (2.67%) MCP
7 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (45.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) VirtualBox
1 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.33%) Docker
2 1 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.67%) Ansible
2 2 (2.67%) Puppet
3 1 (1.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 29 (38.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.00%) HP
3 5 (6.67%) CA
3 5 (6.67%) CA Agile Central
3 5 (6.67%) Google
3 5 (6.67%) SAP
4 2 (2.67%) VMware
Reading, Berkshire
Veritas Technologies (Uk) Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
ComputAppoint
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago