Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 126 177
Rank change year-on-year +12 +51 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 30 29 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.32% 1.23% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.41% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 29 32 9
Reading median annual salary £42,500 £41,250 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.03% +37.50% -25.00%
10th Percentile £32,700 £37,750 £22,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £52,500 £48,500
Berkshire median annual salary £38,250 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.38% -11.11% -

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 1,999 2,053 3,175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 87.83% 86.73% 91.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,697 1,649 2,432
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 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
Berkshire median annual salary £52,251 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.50% - -

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 23 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 18 (60.00%) C#
1 18 (60.00%) .NET
1 18 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (43.33%) MVC
3 13 (43.33%) BDD
4 9 (30.00%) QA
4 9 (30.00%) SDLC
5 7 (23.33%) ISEB
6 5 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 5 (16.67%) OO
6 5 (16.67%) OOD
6 5 (16.67%) Java
6 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 5 (16.67%) gulp
6 5 (16.67%) Babel
6 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 5 (16.67%) React
6 5 (16.67%) Browserify
6 5 (16.67%) webpack
6 5 (16.67%) AngularJS
6 5 (16.67%) TypeScript
6 5 (16.67%) Android
6 5 (16.67%) Apple iOS
6 5 (16.67%) Node.js
6 5 (16.67%) Angular 2
6 5 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (16.67%) npm
7 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Babel
1 5 (16.67%) gulp
1 5 (16.67%) webpack
2 4 (13.33%) Selenium
3 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Tester
2 11 (36.67%) Analyst
2 11 (36.67%) Automation Tester
2 11 (36.67%) Software Tester
3 10 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 6 (20.00%) QA Analyst
5 5 (16.67%) Developer
5 5 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 5 (16.67%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Quality Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Software Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Test Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) QA Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) QA Test Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (60.00%) .NET
2 5 (16.67%) Angular 2
2 5 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 5 (16.67%) Browserify
2 5 (16.67%) Node.js
2 5 (16.67%) React
3 3 (10.00%) XML
4 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Android
1 5 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 3 (10.00%) Unix
3 2 (6.67%) CentOS
3 2 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (43.33%) BDD
3 13 (43.33%) MVC
4 9 (30.00%) SDLC
5 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 5 (16.67%) OO
5 5 (16.67%) OOD
6 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 3 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (10.00%) Software Deployment
7 3 (10.00%) Test Management
7 3 (10.00%) User Stories
7 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.67%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Manual Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Scrum
8 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) C#
2 5 (16.67%) Java
2 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (16.67%) TypeScript
3 3 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) ISEB
2 5 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) HP