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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 102 116 116
Rank change year-on-year +14 0  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 5 29 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.40% 1.49% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 1.69% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 33
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £33,000 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £45,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1034 1716 2106
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 83.45% 88.05% 86.85%
Number of salaries quoted 781 1380 1386
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Reading

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 13 (65.00%) ISTQB
2 11 (55.00%) Performance Testing
2 11 (55.00%) Open Source
3 6 (30.00%) QA
4 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 5 (25.00%) JMeter
5 4 (20.00%) Selenium
5 4 (20.00%) Degree
5 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (15.00%) Analytics
6 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.00%) JIRA
6 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (15.00%) C#
7 2 (10.00%) SQL
7 2 (10.00%) .NET
7 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
7 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (10.00%) Bugzilla
7 2 (10.00%) Games
7 2 (10.00%) FMCG
7 2 (10.00%) TeamCity
7 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Software Testing
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:

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
1 1 (5.00%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) JMeter
1 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium
3 3 (15.00%) JIRA
3 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (10.00%) Bugzilla
4 2 (10.00%) MSTest
4 2 (10.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.00%) Ant
5 1 (5.00%) Calabash
5 1 (5.00%) CruiseControl
5 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.00%) JUnit
5 1 (5.00%) Maven
5 1 (5.00%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (5.00%) TestNG
5 1 (5.00%) Trac
General
1 2 (10.00%) Games
2 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Technical Leader
2 8 (40.00%) Performance Test Leader
2 8 (40.00%) Test Leader
3 5 (25.00%) Test Manager
4 4 (20.00%) Performance Manager
4 4 (20.00%) Performance Test Manager
4 4 (20.00%) Technical Manager
4 4 (20.00%) Technical Test Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) QA Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Team Leader
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Team Leader
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Development Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Junior
6 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (10.00%) FMCG
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (5.00%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Open Source
1 11 (55.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Analytics
3 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Coaching
5 1 (5.00%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (5.00%) Market Research
5 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.00%) Microservices
5 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (5.00%) People Management
5 1 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft