The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 29 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 123 200
Rank change year-on-year -9 +77  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 48 85 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.45% 1.89% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.96% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 44 84 24
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,875 £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £58,375 £56,825
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% +2.94%  

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 3137 4335 4890
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 94.89% 96.53% 95.58%
Number of salaries quoted 11117 17573 18447
Median salary £46,500 £49,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.06% -1.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £27,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 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 +30 40 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Maidenhead +7 4 £35,000 -36.36%
Windsor - 3 £45,000 -
Wokingham +23 1 £23,000 -50.27%
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 63 (71.59%) Test Automation
2 45 (51.14%) Java
3 44 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 42 (47.73%) QA
4 42 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (40.91%) Test Strategy
6 35 (39.77%) SQL
7 30 (34.09%) Selenium
8 26 (29.55%) Degree
8 26 (29.55%) WebDriver
9 24 (27.27%) JMeter
9 24 (27.27%) Finance
10 23 (26.14%) JIRA
11 22 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
12 21 (23.86%) Software Testing
12 21 (23.86%) ISTQB
13 19 (21.59%) Security Cleared
14 17 (19.32%) Test Management
15 16 (18.18%) Security Testing
15 16 (18.18%) Financial Institution
15 16 (18.18%) Oracle
15 16 (18.18%) C
15 16 (18.18%) Gatling
15 16 (18.18%) Functional Testing
15 16 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
16 15 (17.05%) DV Cleared
17 14 (15.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 13 (14.77%) Relational Database
18 13 (14.77%) QA Automation
18 13 (14.77%) Scenario 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:

Applications
1 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.23%) Wireless
2 6 (6.82%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.68%) Wireless Security
4 4 (4.55%) Firewall
4 4 (4.55%) HTTP
4 4 (4.55%) SMTP
5 1 (1.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.77%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.27%) MySQL
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (34.09%) Selenium
2 26 (29.55%) WebDriver
3 24 (27.27%) JMeter
4 23 (26.14%) JIRA
5 16 (18.18%) Gatling
6 13 (14.77%) LoadRunner
7 12 (13.64%) HP UFT
8 8 (9.09%) Git (software)
9 6 (6.82%) Subversion
10 5 (5.68%) Cucumber
11 4 (4.55%) Jenkins
12 3 (3.41%) SoapUI
13 2 (2.27%) Artifactory
13 2 (2.27%) Hudson
13 2 (2.27%) JUnit
13 2 (2.27%) Maven
13 2 (2.27%) Mercurial
13 2 (2.27%) Redmine
13 2 (2.27%) TestNG
14 1 (1.14%) Metasploit
General
1 24 (27.27%) Finance
2 16 (18.18%) Financial Institution
3 9 (10.23%) Digital Economy
4 5 (5.68%) Marketing
5 4 (4.55%) Banking
5 4 (4.55%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.27%) Electronics
6 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.68%) HTML
2 4 (4.55%) CSS
2 4 (4.55%) Middleware
3 3 (3.41%) HTML5
4 2 (2.27%) .NET
4 2 (2.27%) Ajax
4 2 (2.27%) CSS3
4 2 (2.27%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.27%) jQuery
4 2 (2.27%) JSON
4 2 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.27%) Web Services
4 2 (2.27%) XHTML
4 2 (2.27%) XML
4 2 (2.27%) XSLT
5 1 (1.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.23%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.82%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.68%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.55%) iSeries
5 4 (4.55%) User Experience
6 1 (1.14%) CESG
6 1 (1.14%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.14%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.95%) Linux
2 4 (4.55%) Solaris
3 3 (3.41%) Unix
3 3 (3.41%) Windows
4 1 (1.14%) Android
4 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.14%) Kali Linux
4 1 (1.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (71.59%) Test Automation
2 44 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 42 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (40.91%) Test Strategy
5 21 (23.86%) Software Testing
6 17 (19.32%) Test Management
7 16 (18.18%) Functional Testing
7 16 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
7 16 (18.18%) Security Testing
8 13 (14.77%) QA Automation
8 13 (14.77%) Regression Testing
8 13 (14.77%) Scenario Testing
8 13 (14.77%) Scrum
8 13 (14.77%) Software Engineering
9 12 (13.64%) Defect Management
9 12 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
10 11 (12.50%) Information Security
11 10 (11.36%) Defect Tracking
11 10 (11.36%) PRINCE2
12 9 (10.23%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 45 (51.14%) Java
2 35 (39.77%) SQL
3 16 (18.18%) C
4 12 (13.64%) C#
5 10 (11.36%) PL/SQL
5 10 (11.36%) VB
6 8 (9.09%) C++
7 7 (7.95%) Perl
7 7 (7.95%) Python
8 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.68%) Shell Script
9 4 (4.55%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.27%) Groovy
10 2 (2.27%) Ruby
11 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (29.55%) Degree
2 21 (23.86%) ISTQB
3 19 (21.59%) Security Cleared
4 15 (17.05%) DV Cleared
5 14 (15.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (11.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (11.36%) CREST Certified
7 7 (7.95%) SC Cleared
8 5 (5.68%) CEH
9 4 (4.55%) ISEB
9 4 (4.55%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (4.55%) OSCP
9 4 (4.55%) Tigerscheme
10 2 (2.27%) CCNA
10 2 (2.27%) CCNP
10 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (2.27%) MCP
10 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (47.73%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 4 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.27%) Puppet
3 1 (1.14%) Nessus
3 1 (1.14%) Nmap
Vendors
1 16 (18.18%) Oracle
2 13 (14.77%) HP
3 12 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.55%) VMware
5 2 (2.27%) Cisco
5 2 (2.27%) SAP
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