Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 116 172
Rank change year-on-year -8 +56 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 21 38 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.02% 1.55% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.80% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 19 51 9
Reading median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +66.67% -40.00%
10th Percentile £32,700 £38,250 £22,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £56,250 £52,750
Berkshire median annual salary £39,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -12.22% - -5.26%

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 1,867 2,116 3,032
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 90.76% 86.40% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,581 1,712 2,239
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 £28,500 £28,700
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.00% -

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 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 14 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 12 (57.14%) BDD
2 12 (57.14%) SDLC
3 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (42.86%) QA
5 8 (38.10%) Selenium
5 8 (38.10%) ISTQB
5 8 (38.10%) C#
5 8 (38.10%) Telecoms
6 7 (33.33%) Scrum
6 7 (33.33%) .NET
6 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
7 6 (28.57%) Web Services
7 6 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (28.57%) MVC
7 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Security Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (23.81%) Manual Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Marketing
8 5 (23.81%) Degree
8 5 (23.81%) Programme Management
8 5 (23.81%) Finance
8 5 (23.81%) Manufacturing
8 5 (23.81%) SQL
8 5 (23.81%) Electronics
8 5 (23.81%) Linux
8 5 (23.81%) SAP
8 5 (23.81%) Linux Command Line

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 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.76%) npm
3 1 (4.76%) Tricentis Tosca
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) Babel
2 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) gulp
2 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
2 1 (4.76%) JBehave
2 1 (4.76%) JMeter
2 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.76%) Protractor
2 1 (4.76%) Ranorex
2 1 (4.76%) RSpec
2 1 (4.76%) SilkPerformer
2 1 (4.76%) Subversion
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio Coded UI
2 1 (4.76%) webpack
General
1 8 (38.10%) Telecoms
2 5 (23.81%) Electronics
2 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Manufacturing
2 5 (23.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
1 7 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 7 (33.33%) Tester
2 5 (23.81%) Automation Tester
2 5 (23.81%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) QA Automation Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) QA Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Test Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) QA Test Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Software Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Java Automation Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Java Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Test Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) .NET
2 6 (28.57%) Web Services
3 4 (19.05%) XML
4 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.76%) Ajax
5 1 (4.76%) Angular 2
5 1 (4.76%) Browserify
5 1 (4.76%) CGI
5 1 (4.76%) CSS
5 1 (4.76%) HTML
5 1 (4.76%) Node.js
5 1 (4.76%) React
5 1 (4.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (9.52%) Smart Meter
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Android
3 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 12 (57.14%) BDD
2 12 (57.14%) SDLC
3 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Scrum
5 6 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (28.57%) MVC
5 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Defect Management
6 5 (23.81%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (23.81%) Epics
6 5 (23.81%) Manual Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (23.81%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Programme Management
6 5 (23.81%) Security Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Test Management
8 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
9 2 (9.52%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) C#
2 5 (23.81%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) ISTQB
2 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (23.81%) Degree
4 4 (19.05%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) QA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Docker
1 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Ansible
2 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) SAP
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle
2 4 (19.05%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) HP