Period
to 17 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 206 197 171
Rank change year-on-year -9 -26 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 39 70 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.67% 1.03% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 1.07% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 36 63 78
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,125 £27,350
90th Percentile £57,750 £51,400 £50,750
South East median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -0.66%

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 5,558 6,516 6,376
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.25% 96.23% 95.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4,590 5,252 5,144
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,025 £72,500 £72,500
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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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 -27 12 £42,500 - 2
Newbury -8 7 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Windsor - 6 £45,000 -
Bracknell - 4 £52,500 -
Slough - 3 £32,818 - 1
Maidenhead +21 2 £55,000 +60.58%
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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 (82.05%) Test Automation
2 21 (53.85%) QA
2 21 (53.85%) BDD
3 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (41.03%) Selenium
4 16 (41.03%) Software Testing
5 15 (38.46%) Test Scripting
6 14 (35.90%) Manual Testing
6 14 (35.90%) WebDriver
6 14 (35.90%) .NET
7 13 (33.33%) Regression Testing
8 12 (30.77%) Scrum
8 12 (30.77%) SQL
9 11 (28.21%) C#
9 11 (28.21%) TDD
10 10 (25.64%) Python
10 10 (25.64%) ISEB
11 9 (23.08%) Functional Testing
12 8 (20.51%) SpecFlow
12 8 (20.51%) API Testing
13 7 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (17.95%) User Stories
13 7 (17.95%) ISTQB
13 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
13 7 (17.95%) Java
13 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
13 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
14 6 (15.38%) XML
14 6 (15.38%) Windows
14 6 (15.38%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Firewall
1 2 (5.13%) HTTP
1 2 (5.13%) SMTP
1 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (41.03%) Selenium
2 14 (35.90%) WebDriver
3 8 (20.51%) SpecFlow
4 6 (15.38%) Jenkins
4 6 (15.38%) JIRA
5 4 (10.26%) HP UFT
5 4 (10.26%) JMeter
5 4 (10.26%) JUnit
5 4 (10.26%) TestNG
6 3 (7.69%) Ant
6 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
6 3 (7.69%) SoapUI
7 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.56%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.56%) ClearCase
8 1 (2.56%) NUnit
8 1 (2.56%) Sinon.JS
8 1 (2.56%) Subversion
8 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.13%) Electronics
3 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.13%) Marketing
3 2 (5.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.90%) .NET
2 6 (15.38%) XML
3 4 (10.26%) Node.js
4 3 (7.69%) HTML
4 3 (7.69%) J2EE
4 3 (7.69%) Spring
4 3 (7.69%) XSL
5 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.56%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.56%) JSON
6 1 (2.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (5.13%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) PMI
3 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Linux
3 3 (7.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (82.05%) Test Automation
2 21 (53.85%) BDD
3 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (41.03%) Software Testing
5 15 (38.46%) Test Scripting
6 14 (35.90%) Manual Testing
7 13 (33.33%) Regression Testing
8 12 (30.77%) Scrum
9 11 (28.21%) TDD
10 9 (23.08%) Functional Testing
11 8 (20.51%) API Testing
12 7 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (17.95%) User Stories
13 6 (15.38%) MVC
14 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (12.82%) Contract Management
14 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
14 5 (12.82%) Scalability Testing
15 4 (10.26%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) SQL
2 11 (28.21%) C#
3 10 (25.64%) Python
4 7 (17.95%) Java
4 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 3 (7.69%) Ruby
5 3 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) ISEB
2 7 (17.95%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.69%) CREST Certified
4 2 (5.13%) CEH
4 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) Tigerscheme
5 1 (2.56%) Degree
5 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (53.85%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) VMware
3 2 (5.13%) HP
3 2 (5.13%) SAP
4 1 (2.56%) Atlassian