The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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

Senior Tester
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 127 139
Rank change year-on-year +34 +12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 14 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.08% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 2
Median salary £40,000 £51,250 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.95% +5.12%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  

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 1260 1704 2217
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.07% 96.49% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1039 1349 1666
Median salary £47,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,000 £24,936
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £69,200
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 15 (75.00%) Security Cleared
1 15 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (65.00%) Test Scripting
2 13 (65.00%) SQL
3 12 (60.00%) Software Testing
4 11 (55.00%) ISTQB
4 11 (55.00%) C
4 11 (55.00%) Java
4 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (55.00%) HP UFT
4 11 (55.00%) LoadRunner
4 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (55.00%) HP
4 11 (55.00%) Test Management
4 11 (55.00%) DV Cleared
4 11 (55.00%) Software Engineering
4 11 (55.00%) Test Strategy
4 11 (55.00%) Functional Testing
4 11 (55.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 11 (55.00%) Relational Database
4 11 (55.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (55.00%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (55.00%) Defect Management
4 11 (55.00%) Scenario Testing
5 9 (45.00%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (45.00%) PRINCE2
5 9 (45.00%) PL/SQL
5 9 (45.00%) VB
6 5 (25.00%) Mobile App
6 5 (25.00%) Social Engineering

Senior Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Wireless
1 4 (20.00%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) HP UFT
1 11 (55.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (20.00%) Digital Economy
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (65.00%) Test Scripting
3 12 (60.00%) Software Testing
4 11 (55.00%) Defect Management
4 11 (55.00%) Functional Testing
4 11 (55.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 11 (55.00%) Scenario Testing
4 11 (55.00%) Software Engineering
4 11 (55.00%) Test Management
4 11 (55.00%) Test Strategy
5 9 (45.00%) PRINCE2
6 5 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Security Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Social Engineering
7 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (20.00%) Business Development
7 4 (20.00%) Information Security
7 4 (20.00%) Presales
7 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
8 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 11 (55.00%) C
2 11 (55.00%) Java
3 9 (45.00%) PL/SQL
3 9 (45.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (55.00%) DV Cleared
2 11 (55.00%) ISTQB
2 11 (55.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (25.00%) CREST Certified
4 4 (20.00%) Degree
4 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (20.00%) Tigerscheme
5 2 (10.00%) MCP
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (5.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft