Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 157 172
Rank change year-on-year +62 +15 -41
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 59 17 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.28% 0.58% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 0.67% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 74 5 23
Reading median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% -5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,500 £23,450
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,250 £57,500
Berkshire median annual salary £40,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -14.74% +11.76% -

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,196 2,521 3,911
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 84.82% 86.45% 86.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,812 1,837 3,159
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £30,500 £26,900 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Reading

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Reading

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Reading over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 41 (69.49%) Agile Software Development
1 41 (69.49%) Test Automation
2 31 (52.54%) Selenium
3 30 (50.85%) QA
4 26 (44.07%) Degree
5 25 (42.37%) C#
6 20 (33.90%) Scrum
6 20 (33.90%) Mentoring
7 19 (32.20%) ISTQB
8 18 (30.51%) SQL
9 15 (25.42%) BDD
10 14 (23.73%) HP UFT
11 13 (22.03%) .NET
12 11 (18.64%) Oracle
12 11 (18.64%) ISEB
12 11 (18.64%) Computer Science
13 10 (16.95%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (16.95%) Waterfall
13 10 (16.95%) HTML
14 9 (15.25%) Java
14 9 (15.25%) VMware
14 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
14 9 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
14 9 (15.25%) Capita
14 9 (15.25%) SDLC
15 7 (11.86%) Test Scripting
15 7 (11.86%) System Testing
15 7 (11.86%) Cucumber
15 7 (11.86%) Test Strategy
15 7 (11.86%) MVC

Software Testing
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 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.39%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) HTTP
1 2 (3.39%) LAN
1 2 (3.39%) SSL
1 2 (3.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.78%) QlikView
2 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.39%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 31 (52.54%) Selenium
2 14 (23.73%) HP UFT
3 7 (11.86%) Cucumber
4 6 (10.17%) LoadRunner
4 6 (10.17%) WebDriver
5 4 (6.78%) JMeter
6 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.39%) JBehave
6 2 (3.39%) JIRA
6 2 (3.39%) Ranorex
6 2 (3.39%) RSpec
6 2 (3.39%) Subversion
7 1 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (8.47%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Games
2 3 (5.08%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (35.59%) Analyst
2 18 (30.51%) Test Analyst
3 14 (23.73%) Senior Analyst
3 14 (23.73%) Senior Test Analyst
4 9 (15.25%) Administrator
4 9 (15.25%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (15.25%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (13.56%) Automation Test Analyst
6 7 (11.86%) Automation Tester
6 7 (11.86%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 7 (11.86%) Software Tester
6 7 (11.86%) Tester
7 6 (10.17%) Team Leader
8 5 (8.47%) QA Analyst
8 5 (8.47%) Test Leader
8 5 (8.47%) Test Team Leader
9 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 4 (6.78%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (6.78%) Senior QA Analyst
9 4 (6.78%) Senior QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) .NET
2 10 (16.95%) HTML
3 4 (6.78%) CSS
3 4 (6.78%) Web Services
4 2 (3.39%) Ajax
4 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.39%) HTML5
4 2 (3.39%) SOAP
4 2 (3.39%) WCF
4 2 (3.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.39%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (69.49%) Agile Software Development
1 41 (69.49%) Test Automation
2 20 (33.90%) Mentoring
2 20 (33.90%) Scrum
3 15 (25.42%) BDD
4 10 (16.95%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (16.95%) Waterfall
5 9 (15.25%) SDLC
6 7 (11.86%) MVC
6 7 (11.86%) System Testing
6 7 (11.86%) TDD
6 7 (11.86%) Test Scripting
6 7 (11.86%) Test Strategy
7 6 (10.17%) Coaching
8 5 (8.47%) API Testing
8 5 (8.47%) OOP
9 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (6.78%) Data Modelling
9 4 (6.78%) Functional Testing
9 4 (6.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (42.37%) C#
2 18 (30.51%) SQL
3 9 (15.25%) Java
4 7 (11.86%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.39%) C++
6 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (44.07%) Degree
2 19 (32.20%) ISTQB
3 11 (18.64%) ISEB
4 4 (6.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (50.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 11 (18.64%) Oracle
2 9 (15.25%) Capita
2 9 (15.25%) VMware
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.39%) SAP
5 1 (1.69%) HP