The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £56,250 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Tester
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 105 140 135
Rank change year-on-year +35 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 6 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.48% 0.051% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.055% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 9
Median salary £56,250 £42,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.35% -22.72%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £42,500 £42,900
10% offered a salary of more than £71,250 £42,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.85% +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 Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1211 1823 2241
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.27% 93.73% 94.76%
Number of salaries quoted 937 1472 1534
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in Reading

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Tester in Reading.

Salary trend for Senior Tester in Reading

Senior Tester
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Tester in Reading over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Tester in Reading

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Senior 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 Reading region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) Security Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Mobile App
2 5 (62.50%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (62.50%) CREST Certified
2 5 (62.50%) Social Engineering
3 4 (50.00%) Information Security
3 4 (50.00%) Wireless
3 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (50.00%) Presales
3 4 (50.00%) Tigerscheme
3 4 (50.00%) Business Development
3 4 (50.00%) Wireless Security
3 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (25.00%) C++
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) IIS
5 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) IBM Domino
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) SMTP

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 2 (25.00%) IBM Domino
1 2 (25.00%) IIS
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Wireless
1 4 (50.00%) Wireless Security
2 2 (25.00%) IMAP
2 2 (25.00%) NAS
2 2 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) SMTP
2 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) AQtime
1 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (25.00%) WebLOAD
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) MAPI
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Security Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Social Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) Business Development
2 4 (50.00%) Information Security
2 4 (50.00%) Presales
2 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Content Management
5 1 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) C++
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) CREST Certified
3 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Tigerscheme
4 1 (12.50%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Perfmon
2 1 (12.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) IBM
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) VMware