The median annual salary for a Tester was £38,750 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 167 154
Rank change year-on-year +21 -13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 40 58 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.19% 1.16% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.22% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 26 52 62
Median salary £38,750 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.93% -2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £37,500 £20,300
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3203 4754 5179
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 95.02% 94.80% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2593 3882 3834
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,800 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 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
Reading +31 23 £42,500 -8.10% 2
Bracknell +19 4 - - 1
Newbury +15 4 £27,500 -38.88%
Slough +19 3 £27,500 -37.50%
Maidenhead -10 2 £19,250 -59.47% 1
Windsor - 2 £45,000 - 2
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 47 (63.51%) QA
2 33 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (36.49%) Selenium
3 27 (36.49%) Degree
4 22 (29.73%) Java
4 22 (29.73%) Test Scripting
5 21 (28.38%) Finance
6 16 (21.62%) SQL
6 16 (21.62%) JMeter
6 16 (21.62%) Test Automation
7 15 (20.27%) Security Testing
7 15 (20.27%) Test Strategy
7 15 (20.27%) Automated Testing
7 15 (20.27%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (18.92%) Scrum
9 13 (17.57%) C++
9 13 (17.57%) Oracle
9 13 (17.57%) WebDriver
10 12 (16.22%) CREST Certified
10 12 (16.22%) Microsoft
10 12 (16.22%) Information Security
11 11 (14.86%) Wireless
11 11 (14.86%) Automation Testing
11 11 (14.86%) Social Engineering
12 10 (13.51%) SDLC
12 10 (13.51%) Gatling
12 10 (13.51%) Financial Institution
12 10 (13.51%) C#
12 10 (13.51%) ISTQB
13 9 (12.16%) Software Testing

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 (4.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.70%) IBM Domino
2 2 (2.70%) IIS
2 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.35%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.70%) SaaS
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.86%) Wireless
2 9 (12.16%) HTTP
3 8 (10.81%) SMTP
3 8 (10.81%) TCP/IP
4 6 (8.11%) Firewall
5 5 (6.76%) Wireless Security
6 2 (2.70%) IMAP
6 2 (2.70%) NAS
6 2 (2.70%) SAN
6 2 (2.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (36.49%) Selenium
2 16 (21.62%) JMeter
3 13 (17.57%) WebDriver
4 10 (13.51%) Gatling
5 8 (10.81%) JIRA
6 7 (9.46%) HP UFT
7 5 (6.76%) Git (software)
7 5 (6.76%) Subversion
8 4 (5.41%) TestNG
9 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
9 3 (4.05%) JUnit
9 3 (4.05%) LoadRunner
9 3 (4.05%) Rational Performance Tester
9 3 (4.05%) SoapUI
9 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.70%) Hudson
10 2 (2.70%) Maven
10 2 (2.70%) NUnit
10 2 (2.70%) Redmine
10 2 (2.70%) WebLOAD
General
1 21 (28.38%) Finance
2 10 (13.51%) Financial Institution
3 4 (5.41%) Marketing
4 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.70%) Electronics
5 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) HTML
2 6 (8.11%) Ajax
2 6 (8.11%) Middleware
3 5 (6.76%) CSS
3 5 (6.76%) Web Services
4 4 (5.41%) .NET
4 4 (5.41%) HTML5
4 4 (5.41%) REST
4 4 (5.41%) SOAP
5 3 (4.05%) CSS3
5 3 (4.05%) JMX
5 3 (4.05%) jQuery
5 3 (4.05%) XHTML
6 2 (2.70%) JSON
6 2 (2.70%) MAPI
6 2 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.70%) XML
6 2 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) Computer Science
2 8 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.46%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (8.11%) iSeries
4 6 (8.11%) Mobile App
4 6 (8.11%) User Experience
5 2 (2.70%) iPad
5 2 (2.70%) PMI
6 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.11%) Solaris
2 3 (4.05%) Windows
3 2 (2.70%) Android
3 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.70%) Unix
3 2 (2.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.35%) Kali Linux
4 1 (1.35%) KNOPPIX
4 1 (1.35%) Linux
4 1 (1.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (29.73%) Test Scripting
3 16 (21.62%) Test Automation
4 15 (20.27%) Automated Testing
4 15 (20.27%) Penetration Testing
4 15 (20.27%) Security Testing
4 15 (20.27%) Test Strategy
5 14 (18.92%) Scrum
6 12 (16.22%) Information Security
7 11 (14.86%) Automation Testing
7 11 (14.86%) Social Engineering
8 10 (13.51%) SDLC
9 9 (12.16%) Performance Testing
9 9 (12.16%) Software Testing
9 9 (12.16%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (9.46%) Ethical Hacking
11 7 (9.46%) Functional Testing
11 7 (9.46%) Manual Testing
11 7 (9.46%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.73%) Java
2 16 (21.62%) SQL
3 13 (17.57%) C++
4 10 (13.51%) C#
5 9 (12.16%) C
5 9 (12.16%) Python
6 7 (9.46%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.05%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.05%) Perl
8 2 (2.70%) Groovy
8 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (36.49%) Degree
2 12 (16.22%) CREST Certified
3 10 (13.51%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.76%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.41%) ISEB
5 4 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (5.41%) Tigerscheme
6 2 (2.70%) CEH
6 2 (2.70%) OSCP
6 2 (2.70%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (63.51%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (10.81%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) Perfmon
2 3 (4.05%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.05%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (2.70%) Nessus
3 2 (2.70%) Puppet
4 1 (1.35%) Core Impact
4 1 (1.35%) Nmap
Vendors
1 13 (17.57%) Oracle
2 12 (16.22%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.81%) VMware
4 5 (6.76%) IBM
4 5 (6.76%) SAP
5 3 (4.05%) HP
5 3 (4.05%) Riverbed
5 3 (4.05%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.35%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum bonus and benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Posted: 19 days ago
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