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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South East / Berkshire
Rank 151 170 146
Rank change year-on-year +19 -24  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 32 50 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.95% 1.01% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.16% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 26 23 70
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £30,800 £34,800
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 2882 4307 4606
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 85.37% 87.19% 86.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2264 3454 3317
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 24 March 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 24 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 +21 11 £43,750 +28.67% 1
Slough +26 9 £27,000 -34.93%
Reading +5 5 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Bracknell +12 3 £52,500 -
Maidenhead +7 2 £36,250 -44.23%
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 50 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (51.76%) QA
3 41 (48.24%) Microsoft
4 40 (47.06%) Degree
5 32 (37.65%) SQL Server
6 28 (32.94%) C#
7 27 (31.76%) Scrum
8 26 (30.59%) Microsoft Azure
9 25 (29.41%) ISTQB
10 24 (28.24%) Computer Science
10 24 (28.24%) SQL
10 24 (28.24%) .NET
11 21 (24.71%) Visual Studio
11 21 (24.71%) HTML
11 21 (24.71%) Selenium
12 19 (22.35%) Windows
12 19 (22.35%) OO
12 19 (22.35%) SDLC
13 18 (21.18%) Performance Testing
14 17 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (20.00%) Test Automation
14 17 (20.00%) DevOps
14 17 (20.00%) CSS
15 16 (18.82%) Mobile App
16 15 (17.65%) IT Strategy
17 14 (16.47%) OOD
18 13 (15.29%) JMeter
18 13 (15.29%) Automation Testing
19 12 (14.12%) Test Strategy
19 12 (14.12%) Team Foundation Server

Software Testing
Top Related 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 (1.18%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (7.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) MS Office
2 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.18%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 26 (30.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.71%) IaaS
2 4 (4.71%) PaaS
2 4 (4.71%) SaaS
3 3 (3.53%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.18%) Trello
5 1 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.35%) Network Security
3 1 (1.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (37.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.53%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.35%) MySQL
3 2 (2.35%) QlikView
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 21 (24.71%) Selenium
1 21 (24.71%) Visual Studio
2 13 (15.29%) JMeter
3 12 (14.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (12.94%) JIRA
5 7 (8.24%) SoapUI
6 5 (5.88%) Git (software)
6 5 (5.88%) LoadRunner
6 5 (5.88%) SpecFlow
6 5 (5.88%) Subversion
6 5 (5.88%) TestComplete
6 5 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (4.71%) Cucumber
7 4 (4.71%) Jenkins
7 4 (4.71%) JUnit
7 4 (4.71%) TestNG
7 4 (4.71%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.53%) Bugzilla
9 2 (2.35%) Ant
9 2 (2.35%) Maven
General
1 11 (12.94%) Finance
2 8 (9.41%) Marketing
3 5 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.71%) Electronics
4 4 (4.71%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.35%) Games
6 1 (1.18%) Advertising
6 1 (1.18%) Banking
6 1 (1.18%) German Language
6 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (23.53%) Developer
2 13 (15.29%) Analyst
3 11 (12.94%) Test Analyst
4 10 (11.76%) Technical Leader
5 9 (10.59%) Applications Support
5 9 (10.59%) QA Engineer
6 8 (9.41%) Developer in Test
6 8 (9.41%) Performance Test Leader
6 8 (9.41%) Test Leader
6 8 (9.41%) Tester
7 7 (8.24%) Test Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) C# Developer
8 6 (7.06%) Software Test Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Junior
9 5 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Test Manager
10 4 (4.71%) QA Test Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (28.24%) .NET
2 21 (24.71%) HTML
3 17 (20.00%) CSS
4 11 (12.94%) XML
5 9 (10.59%) Middleware
6 5 (5.88%) HTML5
7 4 (4.71%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.53%) Backbone.js
8 3 (3.53%) Entity Framework
8 3 (3.53%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (3.53%) NHibernate
9 2 (2.35%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.35%) JSON
9 2 (2.35%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (2.35%) Web Services
9 2 (2.35%) XSLT
10 1 (1.18%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 24 (28.24%) Computer Science
2 16 (18.82%) Mobile App
3 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.06%) User Experience
4 6 (7.06%) Virtual Team
5 3 (3.53%) PMI
5 3 (3.53%) Wiki
6 2 (2.35%) FMCG
6 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.18%) Life Science
7 1 (1.18%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.35%) Windows
2 11 (12.94%) Android
2 11 (12.94%) Apple iOS
2 11 (12.94%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.06%) Linux
4 5 (5.88%) Unix
5 2 (2.35%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.18%) Debian
6 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (31.76%) Scrum
3 19 (22.35%) OO
3 19 (22.35%) SDLC
4 18 (21.18%) Performance Testing
5 17 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (20.00%) DevOps
5 17 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 15 (17.65%) IT Strategy
7 14 (16.47%) OOD
8 13 (15.29%) Automation Testing
9 12 (14.12%) Open Source
9 12 (14.12%) Test Scripting
9 12 (14.12%) Test Strategy
10 11 (12.94%) Regression Testing
11 10 (11.76%) System Testing
12 9 (10.59%) ERP
13 7 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (8.24%) Non-Functional Testing
13 7 (8.24%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.94%) C#
2 24 (28.24%) SQL
3 11 (12.94%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 5 (5.88%) Java
4 5 (5.88%) Perl
4 5 (5.88%) Python
5 3 (3.53%) C
5 3 (3.53%) C++
6 2 (2.35%) Apple Swift
6 2 (2.35%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (47.06%) Degree
2 25 (29.41%) ISTQB
3 11 (12.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (11.76%) ISEB
5 3 (3.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (51.76%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.35%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.35%) Ansible
2 2 (2.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (48.24%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.71%) SAP
3 3 (3.53%) CA
3 3 (3.53%) CA Agile Central
3 3 (3.53%) Google
3 3 (3.53%) VMware
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle
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NCC Group
Salary: £ Competitive (depending on experience) + bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
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