Period
to 18 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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

Tester
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 172 179
Rank change year-on-year -34 +7 +73
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 55 89 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.91% 1.38% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.45% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 50 81 104
Berkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -8.05% +16.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,375 £52,500 £60,875
South East median annual salary £41,750 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% -

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 5,711 6,152 8,018
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 95.56% 96.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4,552 4,957 6,290
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £73,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Berkshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Tester in Berkshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in Berkshire

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 Tester within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. 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 -10 25 £45,000 +28.57% 8
Bracknell - 12 £45,000 - 1
Newbury +2 10 £25,000 -50.00% 3
Wokingham +12 2 £32,500 +12.07% 1
Slough -11 2 £37,500 +50.00% 1
Maidenhead - 2 £34,250 -
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 32 (58.18%) Test Automation
2 31 (56.36%) QA
3 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 17 (30.91%) Scrum
6 16 (29.09%) BDD
6 16 (29.09%) Manual Testing
7 14 (25.45%) Selenium
8 13 (23.64%) C#
9 12 (21.82%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (20.00%) Mobile App
10 11 (20.00%) Coaching
11 10 (18.18%) REST
11 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
11 10 (18.18%) Mathematics
12 9 (16.36%) Finance
12 9 (16.36%) Java
12 9 (16.36%) Windows
13 8 (14.55%) Defect Management
13 8 (14.55%) Non-Functional Testing
13 8 (14.55%) Marketing
13 8 (14.55%) Degree
14 7 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (12.73%) SQL
14 7 (12.73%) .NET
14 7 (12.73%) Performance Testing
15 6 (10.91%) Test Strategy
15 6 (10.91%) Jenkins
15 6 (10.91%) Test Planning
15 6 (10.91%) MVC

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:

Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) Internet
2 1 (1.82%) 2G
2 1 (1.82%) 3G
2 1 (1.82%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (25.45%) Selenium
2 6 (10.91%) Jenkins
3 5 (9.09%) JIRA
4 4 (7.27%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.27%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.45%) Appium
5 3 (5.45%) NeoLoad
5 3 (5.45%) Protractor
6 2 (3.64%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.82%) Gradle
7 1 (1.82%) JMeter
7 1 (1.82%) JUnit
7 1 (1.82%) Selendroid
7 1 (1.82%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.82%) TestNG
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Marketing
3 5 (9.09%) Publishing
4 4 (7.27%) Electronics
4 4 (7.27%) Manufacturing
5 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) REST
2 7 (12.73%) .NET
3 3 (5.45%) Web Services
3 3 (5.45%) XML
4 2 (3.64%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.82%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.82%) RESTful
5 1 (1.82%) Spring
5 1 (1.82%) Taurus
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.64%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.82%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Linux
3 1 (1.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (58.18%) Test Automation
2 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 17 (30.91%) Scrum
5 16 (29.09%) BDD
5 16 (29.09%) Manual Testing
6 11 (20.00%) Coaching
7 10 (18.18%) Mathematics
8 8 (14.55%) Defect Management
8 8 (14.55%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (12.73%) Performance Testing
9 7 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (10.91%) MVC
10 6 (10.91%) Test Planning
10 6 (10.91%) Test Strategy
11 4 (7.27%) API Testing
11 4 (7.27%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (7.27%) Regression Testing
11 4 (7.27%) SDLC
12 3 (5.45%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) C#
2 9 (16.36%) Java
3 7 (12.73%) SQL
4 4 (7.27%) Python
5 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) Degree
2 6 (10.91%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.09%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (5.45%) ISEB
5 2 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (56.36%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Ansible
2 1 (1.82%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.45%) VMware
3 2 (3.64%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.64%) SAP
3 2 (3.64%) Xamarin