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 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 118 126
Rank change year-on-year +29 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 18 14 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.39% 0.78% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 0.87% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 14 5 20
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year - -2.77%  

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 1080 1610 1950
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 83.53% 89.99% 85.04%
Number of salaries quoted 3247 5626 6586
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £77,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 22 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 16 (66.67%) SQL
3 15 (62.50%) Test Scripting
3 15 (62.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 14 (58.33%) Test Strategy
4 14 (58.33%) Functional Testing
4 14 (58.33%) Java
4 14 (58.33%) HP UFT
4 14 (58.33%) ISTQB
5 13 (54.17%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (54.17%) Test Management
5 13 (54.17%) Scenario Testing
6 12 (50.00%) DV Cleared
6 12 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 12 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (50.00%) Defect Management
6 12 (50.00%) Relational Database
6 12 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 12 (50.00%) LoadRunner
6 12 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 12 (50.00%) HP
6 12 (50.00%) C
6 12 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
7 11 (45.83%) VB
8 10 (41.67%) PRINCE2
8 10 (41.67%) PL/SQL
8 10 (41.67%) QA
8 10 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (25.00%) Selenium

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
1 1 (4.17%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) HP UFT
2 12 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 6 (25.00%) Selenium
4 4 (16.67%) JIRA
4 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 3 (12.50%) Subversion
6 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
6 2 (8.33%) JBehave
6 2 (8.33%) MSTest
6 2 (8.33%) Ranorex
6 2 (8.33%) RSpec
6 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
6 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
7 1 (4.17%) Artifactory
7 1 (4.17%) Bugzilla
7 1 (4.17%) CruiseControl
7 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
7 1 (4.17%) Maven
7 1 (4.17%) Selenium IDE
General
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Games
2 2 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Tester
2 13 (54.17%) Senior Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) JIRA Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) QA Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Java Automation Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) QA Automation Tester
5 2 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) QA Manager
5 2 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Software QA Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Software QA Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) Ajax
1 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (8.33%) CSS
1 2 (8.33%) HTML
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (54.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) FMCG
4 1 (4.17%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Android
1 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Unix
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 15 (62.50%) Non-Functional Testing
2 15 (62.50%) Test Scripting
3 14 (58.33%) Functional Testing
3 14 (58.33%) Test Strategy
4 13 (54.17%) Scenario Testing
4 13 (54.17%) Test Management
5 12 (50.00%) Defect Management
5 12 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 10 (41.67%) PRINCE2
7 7 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
10 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
11 3 (12.50%) Analytics
11 3 (12.50%) BDD
12 2 (8.33%) Change Control
12 2 (8.33%) Coaching
12 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (8.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) SQL
2 14 (58.33%) Java
3 12 (50.00%) C
4 11 (45.83%) VB
5 10 (41.67%) PL/SQL
6 5 (20.83%) C#
7 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
8 1 (4.17%) Groovy
8 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) ISTQB
2 12 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 12 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 12 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) Degree
4 2 (8.33%) MCP
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (41.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
Reading, Berkshire
Veritas Technologies (Uk) Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday