Period
to 17 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 178 157
Rank change year-on-year -6 -21 +90
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 76 80 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.20% 1.31% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.37% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 68 72 138
Berkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11% +16.13%
10th Percentile £30,500 £32,500 £28,375
90th Percentile £61,475 £52,500 £57,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 6,068 5,855 8,379
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 95.58% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4,930 4,707 6,645
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £73,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 October 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 17 October 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 -27 28 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Newbury +22 19 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Maidenhead -32 11 £34,250 -2.14%
Bracknell - 11 £55,000 - 2
Wokingham -5 2 £32,500 +12.07%
Slough - 1 £37,500 - 2
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 53 (69.74%) Test Automation
2 33 (43.42%) Software Testing
3 32 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (40.79%) QA
5 28 (36.84%) BDD
6 25 (32.89%) Scrum
7 20 (26.32%) Selenium
7 20 (26.32%) JIRA
8 19 (25.00%) Windows
9 18 (23.68%) C#
10 17 (22.37%) Manual Testing
10 17 (22.37%) Mobile App
11 15 (19.74%) Coaching
11 15 (19.74%) .NET
11 15 (19.74%) ISEB
12 14 (18.42%) Cucumber
12 14 (18.42%) Jenkins
13 12 (15.79%) Microsoft
14 11 (14.47%) REST
14 11 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (13.16%) Non-Functional Testing
15 10 (13.16%) MVC
15 10 (13.16%) Finance
15 10 (13.16%) Mathematics
15 10 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
16 8 (10.53%) ISTQB
16 8 (10.53%) Performance Testing
16 8 (10.53%) Software Engineering
16 8 (10.53%) SQL
16 8 (10.53%) Java

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 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.63%) GitHub
1 2 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) Internet
2 1 (1.32%) 2G
2 1 (1.32%) 3G
2 1 (1.32%) 4G
2 1 (1.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.63%) MySQL
3 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (26.32%) JIRA
1 20 (26.32%) Selenium
2 14 (18.42%) Cucumber
2 14 (18.42%) Jenkins
3 7 (9.21%) Appium
4 6 (7.89%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.95%) Ant
5 3 (3.95%) NeoLoad
5 3 (3.95%) TestRail
6 2 (2.63%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.63%) Hudson
6 2 (2.63%) JMeter
6 2 (2.63%) Trac
6 2 (2.63%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.32%) Protractor
7 1 (1.32%) Selendroid
General
1 10 (13.16%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Marketing
3 6 (7.89%) Electronics
3 6 (7.89%) Manufacturing
4 5 (6.58%) Publishing
5 1 (1.32%) Advertising
5 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.74%) .NET
2 11 (14.47%) REST
3 7 (9.21%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.63%) Web Services
5 1 (1.32%) CSS
5 1 (1.32%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.37%) Mobile App
2 11 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.32%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.00%) Windows
2 7 (9.21%) Linux
3 6 (7.89%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (69.74%) Test Automation
2 33 (43.42%) Software Testing
3 32 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (36.84%) BDD
5 25 (32.89%) Scrum
6 17 (22.37%) Manual Testing
7 15 (19.74%) Coaching
8 10 (13.16%) Mathematics
8 10 (13.16%) MVC
8 10 (13.16%) Non-Functional Testing
8 10 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (10.53%) Performance Testing
9 8 (10.53%) Software Engineering
10 7 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (9.21%) TDD
11 6 (7.89%) Functional Testing
11 6 (7.89%) Integration Testing
11 6 (7.89%) System Testing
11 6 (7.89%) Test Scripting
11 6 (7.89%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.68%) C#
2 8 (10.53%) Java
2 8 (10.53%) SQL
3 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.32%) PHP
4 1 (1.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (19.74%) ISEB
2 8 (10.53%) Degree
2 8 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (6.58%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (40.79%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.95%) Docker
Vendors
1 12 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.89%) VMware
2 6 (7.89%) Xamarin
3 5 (6.58%) Atlassian