Period
to 23 November 2017

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

Software Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 177 164
Rank change year-on-year +63 -13 -48
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 41 21 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.72% 0.60% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 0.69% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 53 9 38
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £30,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +66.67% -36.84% +30.14%
10th Percentile £38,250 £22,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,750 £57,500
Berkshire median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.44% -5.26% +30.14%

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 2028 3063 3974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 84.92% 87.71% 86.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1631 2241 3100
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% -3.03%
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,500 £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 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 30 (73.17%) Test Automation
2 24 (58.54%) ISTQB
2 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (51.22%) HP UFT
4 19 (46.34%) QA
4 19 (46.34%) Selenium
5 18 (43.90%) Scrum
6 16 (39.02%) Test Strategy
7 15 (36.59%) LoadRunner
8 14 (34.15%) Java
8 14 (34.15%) Functional Testing
9 13 (31.71%) Non-Functional Testing
9 13 (31.71%) Test Scripting
9 13 (31.71%) C#
9 13 (31.71%) SQL
10 11 (26.83%) Degree
10 11 (26.83%) Test Management
11 9 (21.95%) HP
11 9 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (21.95%) Mentoring
12 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (19.51%) Defect Management
12 8 (19.51%) Relational Database
12 8 (19.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (19.51%) Cucumber
12 8 (19.51%) BDD
12 8 (19.51%) DV Cleared
12 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
12 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Excel
12 8 (19.51%) C

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 (2.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) HTTP
1 2 (4.88%) LAN
1 2 (4.88%) SSL
1 2 (4.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (51.22%) HP UFT
2 19 (46.34%) Selenium
3 15 (36.59%) LoadRunner
4 8 (19.51%) Cucumber
5 6 (14.63%) WebDriver
6 5 (12.20%) JMeter
7 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
7 3 (7.32%) JBehave
7 3 (7.32%) JIRA
7 3 (7.32%) Ranorex
7 3 (7.32%) RSpec
7 3 (7.32%) Subversion
General
1 5 (12.20%) Games
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 3 (7.32%) Retail
3 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Analyst
2 10 (24.39%) Senior Analyst
2 10 (24.39%) Senior Test Analyst
2 10 (24.39%) Test Analyst
3 9 (21.95%) Senior Tester
3 9 (21.95%) Tester
4 8 (19.51%) Team Leader
5 7 (17.07%) Automation Test Analyst
5 7 (17.07%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 7 (17.07%) Test Team Leader
6 5 (12.20%) Test Specialist
7 4 (9.76%) Test Leader
8 3 (7.32%) Test Automation Specialist
9 2 (4.88%) Automation Team Leader
9 2 (4.88%) QA Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) Senior QA Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) Senior QA Test Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) Service Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) HTML
2 5 (12.20%) CSS
2 5 (12.20%) Web Services
3 4 (9.76%) .NET
4 3 (7.32%) Ajax
5 2 (4.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Apple iOS
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.44%) Android
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (73.17%) Test Automation
2 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (43.90%) Scrum
4 16 (39.02%) Test Strategy
5 14 (34.15%) Functional Testing
6 13 (31.71%) Non-Functional Testing
6 13 (31.71%) Test Scripting
7 11 (26.83%) Test Management
8 9 (21.95%) Mentoring
8 9 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (19.51%) BDD
9 8 (19.51%) Defect Management
9 8 (19.51%) Scenario Testing
9 8 (19.51%) Software Engineering
10 7 (17.07%) PRINCE2
10 7 (17.07%) SDLC
11 6 (14.63%) Coaching
11 6 (14.63%) OOP
11 6 (14.63%) Software Delivery
11 6 (14.63%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) Java
2 13 (31.71%) C#
2 13 (31.71%) SQL
3 8 (19.51%) C
4 7 (17.07%) PL/SQL
4 7 (17.07%) VB
5 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (58.54%) ISTQB
2 11 (26.83%) Degree
3 8 (19.51%) DV Cleared
3 8 (19.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
4 7 (17.07%) ISEB
5 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.44%) MCP
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (46.34%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) HP
2 2 (4.88%) SAP
3 1 (2.44%) Capita
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft