Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 190 212
Rank change year-on-year +52 +22 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 17 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.71% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 16 6 5
Reading median annual salary £40,000 £48,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.95% +8.33% +8.43%
10th Percentile £37,500 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £73,125 £55,000 £65,000
Berkshire median annual salary £40,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +8.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 2288 3354 4416
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 96.16% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1875 2512 3513
Reading median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £25,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,925 £68,750
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +4.17% +6.67%

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured Senior Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Tester in Reading

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 16 (94.12%) Test Automation
2 12 (70.59%) Java
3 11 (64.71%) SQL
3 11 (64.71%) ISTQB
3 11 (64.71%) Test Scripting
4 10 (58.82%) Software Testing
5 9 (52.94%) DV Cleared
5 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
5 9 (52.94%) Test Management
5 9 (52.94%) Test Strategy
5 9 (52.94%) Functional Testing
5 9 (52.94%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (52.94%) Relational Database
5 9 (52.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (52.94%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (52.94%) Defect Management
5 9 (52.94%) Software Engineering
5 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (52.94%) C
5 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (52.94%) HP
5 9 (52.94%) HP UFT
5 9 (52.94%) LoadRunner
5 9 (52.94%) Scenario Testing
6 8 (47.06%) VB
6 8 (47.06%) PRINCE2
6 8 (47.06%) PL/SQL
6 8 (47.06%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (41.18%) QA
8 6 (35.29%) Selenium

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 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) HP UFT
1 9 (52.94%) LoadRunner
2 6 (35.29%) Selenium
3 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
4 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
4 2 (11.76%) GitLab
4 2 (11.76%) JIRA
4 2 (11.76%) Robot Framework
4 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Test Automation
2 11 (64.71%) Test Scripting
3 10 (58.82%) Software Testing
4 9 (52.94%) Defect Management
4 9 (52.94%) Functional Testing
4 9 (52.94%) Non-Functional Testing
4 9 (52.94%) Scenario Testing
4 9 (52.94%) Software Engineering
4 9 (52.94%) Test Management
4 9 (52.94%) Test Strategy
5 8 (47.06%) PRINCE2
6 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (17.65%) Scrum
7 3 (17.65%) SDLC
8 2 (11.76%) Load Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Product Management
8 2 (11.76%) QA Automation
8 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
8 2 (11.76%) TMap
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) Java
2 11 (64.71%) SQL
3 9 (52.94%) C
4 8 (47.06%) PL/SQL
4 8 (47.06%) VB
5 2 (11.76%) C#
5 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) ISTQB
2 9 (52.94%) DV Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) ISEB
4 1 (5.88%) MCP
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft