Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 177 245
Rank change year-on-year +10 +68 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 90 131 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.43% 1.52% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 1.59% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 80 114 84
Berkshire median annual salary £40,000 £44,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.60% +18.00% -
10th Percentile £32,100 £27,500 £23,425
90th Percentile £52,500 £58,375 £65,000
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +5.71%

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 6015 8216 10616
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.51% 95.63% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4820 6441 8430
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £71,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +26 55 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Newbury -4 21 £50,000 +42.86% 3
Wokingham +14 9 £29,000 -43.69%
Slough -2 2 £26,250 +7.14% 2
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 81 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 64 (71.11%) Java
3 44 (48.89%) Test Scripting
3 44 (48.89%) ISTQB
4 43 (47.78%) Degree
5 42 (46.67%) WebDriver
6 38 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (42.22%) JMeter
7 37 (41.11%) Linux
8 36 (40.00%) Test Strategy
8 36 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
9 33 (36.67%) Selenium
9 33 (36.67%) Test Management
10 32 (35.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 31 (34.44%) Computer Science
12 28 (31.11%) SoapUI
12 28 (31.11%) JIRA
12 28 (31.11%) Software Testing
13 26 (28.89%) Open Source
13 26 (28.89%) Client/Server
13 26 (28.89%) Shell Script
13 26 (28.89%) Regression Testing
14 24 (26.67%) Risk Management
14 24 (26.67%) SQL
14 24 (26.67%) Digital Economy
14 24 (26.67%) Issue Tracking
14 24 (26.67%) User Stories
15 18 (20.00%) QA
16 17 (18.89%) C#
17 14 (15.56%) Scrum

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 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.22%) Relational Database
2 7 (7.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 42 (46.67%) WebDriver
2 38 (42.22%) JMeter
3 33 (36.67%) Selenium
4 28 (31.11%) JIRA
4 28 (31.11%) SoapUI
5 10 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 10 (11.11%) LoadRunner
6 9 (10.00%) Cucumber
6 9 (10.00%) HP UFT
6 9 (10.00%) SpecFlow
7 3 (3.33%) Codeception
7 3 (3.33%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.33%) WinRunner
8 2 (2.22%) Appium
8 2 (2.22%) GitLab
8 2 (2.22%) Robot Framework
8 2 (2.22%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.11%) Gatling
9 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (26.67%) Digital Economy
2 3 (3.33%) Finance
3 2 (2.22%) Marketing
4 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.11%) Games
4 1 (1.11%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.89%) RESTful
1 8 (8.89%) SOAP
2 5 (5.56%) Gherkin
3 3 (3.33%) Behat
3 3 (3.33%) Web Services
4 2 (2.22%) .NET
4 2 (2.22%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.11%) Ajax
5 1 (1.11%) CSS
5 1 (1.11%) CSS3
5 1 (1.11%) HTML
5 1 (1.11%) HTML5
5 1 (1.11%) jQuery
5 1 (1.11%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (34.44%) Computer Science
3 26 (28.89%) Client/Server
4 5 (5.56%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (2.22%) CESG
5 2 (2.22%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (41.11%) Linux
2 13 (14.44%) Windows
3 2 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 44 (48.89%) Test Scripting
3 38 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (40.00%) Test Strategy
5 33 (36.67%) Test Management
6 28 (31.11%) Software Testing
7 26 (28.89%) Open Source
7 26 (28.89%) Regression Testing
8 24 (26.67%) Issue Tracking
8 24 (26.67%) Risk Management
8 24 (26.67%) User Stories
9 14 (15.56%) Scrum
10 11 (12.22%) BDD
10 11 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (12.22%) Performance Testing
11 10 (11.11%) Functional Testing
11 10 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (11.11%) OO
11 10 (11.11%) OOP
12 9 (10.00%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (71.11%) Java
2 26 (28.89%) Shell Script
3 24 (26.67%) SQL
4 17 (18.89%) C#
5 9 (10.00%) C
6 8 (8.89%) PL/SQL
6 8 (8.89%) VB
7 6 (6.67%) Perl
8 4 (4.44%) Python
8 4 (4.44%) Ruby
9 3 (3.33%) C++
9 3 (3.33%) PHP
10 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.22%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 44 (48.89%) ISTQB
2 43 (47.78%) Degree
3 32 (35.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (15.56%) Security Cleared
5 12 (13.33%) DV Cleared
6 9 (10.00%) ISEB
6 9 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (4.44%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.22%) CEH
9 2 (2.22%) CREST Certified
9 2 (2.22%) OSCP
10 1 (1.11%) CCNA
10 1 (1.11%) CCNP
10 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.11%) MCP
10 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 10 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (11.11%) HP
2 4 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.11%) Cisco
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle