Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 145 161
Rank change year-on-year +58 +16 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 59 23 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.42% 0.90% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 1.05% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 55 20 13
Reading median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,375 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £44,125 £47,500
Berkshire median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -9.09% -2.22%

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 2,123 2,181 3,368
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.90% 85.73% 90.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,791 1,713 2,666
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £71,250
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 24 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 37 (62.71%) Test Automation
2 35 (59.32%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (50.85%) QA
4 24 (40.68%) C#
5 23 (38.98%) SQL
6 21 (35.59%) .NET
7 20 (33.90%) Mentoring
8 19 (32.20%) Degree
9 18 (30.51%) ISTQB
9 18 (30.51%) SDLC
10 16 (27.12%) Computer Science
10 16 (27.12%) BDD
10 16 (27.12%) ISEB
11 15 (25.42%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (23.73%) Oracle
12 14 (23.73%) MVC
12 14 (23.73%) Selenium
12 14 (23.73%) Capita
13 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
13 13 (22.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 11 (18.64%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (18.64%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (18.64%) Data Modelling
14 11 (18.64%) Finance
14 11 (18.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (18.64%) QlikView
15 10 (16.95%) System Testing
16 9 (15.25%) JavaScript
16 9 (15.25%) Acceptance Criteria
17 8 (13.56%) User Stories

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 8 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.47%) npm
3 1 (1.69%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.64%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (18.64%) QlikView
2 11 (18.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (10.17%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (23.73%) Selenium
2 5 (8.47%) Babel
2 5 (8.47%) gulp
2 5 (8.47%) webpack
3 4 (6.78%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.08%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.69%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.69%) JBehave
5 1 (1.69%) JIRA
5 1 (1.69%) Ranorex
5 1 (1.69%) RSpec
5 1 (1.69%) Subversion
General
1 11 (18.64%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (38.98%) Analyst
2 21 (35.59%) Test Analyst
3 14 (23.73%) Automation Tester
3 14 (23.73%) Software Tester
3 14 (23.73%) Tester
4 11 (18.64%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 10 (16.95%) QA Analyst
6 8 (13.56%) Administrator
6 8 (13.56%) QA Test Analyst
6 8 (13.56%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (13.56%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (11.86%) Software Analyst
8 6 (10.17%) Business Test Analyst
8 6 (10.17%) Software Test Analyst
8 6 (10.17%) SQL Analyst
8 6 (10.17%) SQL Server Analyst
9 5 (8.47%) Business Intelligence Lead
9 5 (8.47%) Lead Test Analyst
9 5 (8.47%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
9 5 (8.47%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (35.59%) .NET
2 5 (8.47%) Angular 2
2 5 (8.47%) AngularJS
2 5 (8.47%) Browserify
2 5 (8.47%) Node.js
2 5 (8.47%) React
3 3 (5.08%) HTML
4 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.39%) HTML5
4 2 (3.39%) WCF
4 2 (3.39%) Web Services
4 2 (3.39%) WPF
5 1 (1.69%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.69%) Ajax
5 1 (1.69%) CSS
5 1 (1.69%) GWT
5 1 (1.69%) JMS
5 1 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.69%) Spring
5 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.12%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.47%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.39%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Android
1 5 (8.47%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.08%) CentOS
2 3 (5.08%) Linux
3 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (62.71%) Test Automation
2 35 (59.32%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (33.90%) Mentoring
4 18 (30.51%) SDLC
5 16 (27.12%) BDD
6 15 (25.42%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (23.73%) MVC
8 11 (18.64%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (18.64%) Data Modelling
9 10 (16.95%) System Testing
10 9 (15.25%) Acceptance Criteria
11 8 (13.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (13.56%) Software Deployment
11 8 (13.56%) Test Scripting
11 8 (13.56%) User Stories
11 8 (13.56%) Waterfall
12 7 (11.86%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 5 (8.47%) OOD
14 5 (8.47%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.68%) C#
2 23 (38.98%) SQL
3 9 (15.25%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.86%) Java
5 5 (8.47%) TypeScript
6 3 (5.08%) C++
7 1 (1.69%) Perl
7 1 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (32.20%) Degree
2 18 (30.51%) ISTQB
3 16 (27.12%) ISEB
4 13 (22.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (50.85%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (23.73%) Capita
1 14 (23.73%) Oracle
2 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.56%) VMware
3 1 (1.69%) HP
3 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.69%) SAP