Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Tester
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 127 160
Rank change year-on-year +26 +33 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 55 65 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.33% 1.89% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.43% 1.96% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 45 55 51
Reading median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £30,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £64,500 £57,500 £67,500
Berkshire median annual salary £40,000 £44,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year -9.60% +18.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Reading
Permanent vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 2259 3310 4439
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.11% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1850 2482 3531
Reading median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,800 £72,000 £68,750
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +4.17% +6.67%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Reading

Tester
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester in Reading.

Salary trend for Tester in Reading

Tester
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Reading over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Reading

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Reading region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 50 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 44 (80.00%) Java
3 37 (67.27%) Test Scripting
4 36 (65.45%) ISTQB
5 35 (63.64%) Test Strategy
6 34 (61.82%) Analytical Skills
6 34 (61.82%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (60.00%) Test Management
8 32 (58.18%) Degree
9 31 (56.36%) WebDriver
9 31 (56.36%) Computer Science Degree
10 30 (54.55%) Computer Science
11 28 (50.91%) JIRA
11 28 (50.91%) JMeter
12 27 (49.09%) Linux
13 26 (47.27%) Client/Server
13 26 (47.27%) Shell Script
13 26 (47.27%) Open Source
14 25 (45.45%) Regression Testing
15 24 (43.64%) Risk Management
15 24 (43.64%) Issue Tracking
15 24 (43.64%) User Stories
15 24 (43.64%) Digital Economy
16 20 (36.36%) SoapUI
17 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
17 12 (21.82%) QA
17 12 (21.82%) SQL
18 10 (18.18%) LoadRunner
18 10 (18.18%) HP
18 10 (18.18%) Software Testing

Tester Skill Set
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 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (56.36%) WebDriver
2 28 (50.91%) JIRA
2 28 (50.91%) JMeter
3 20 (36.36%) SoapUI
4 10 (18.18%) LoadRunner
4 10 (18.18%) Selenium
5 9 (16.36%) HP UFT
6 5 (9.09%) Cucumber
7 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.64%) GitLab
8 2 (3.64%) Robot Framework
8 2 (3.64%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.82%) Appium
9 1 (1.82%) Gatling
General
1 24 (43.64%) Digital Economy
2 3 (5.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.82%) Games
3 1 (1.82%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) .NET
1 2 (3.64%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.82%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 34 (61.82%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (54.55%) Computer Science
3 26 (47.27%) Client/Server
4 5 (9.09%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (3.64%) CESG
5 2 (3.64%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (49.09%) Linux
2 3 (5.45%) Windows
3 2 (3.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 37 (67.27%) Test Scripting
3 35 (63.64%) Test Strategy
4 34 (61.82%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (60.00%) Test Management
6 26 (47.27%) Open Source
7 25 (45.45%) Regression Testing
8 24 (43.64%) Issue Tracking
8 24 (43.64%) Risk Management
8 24 (43.64%) User Stories
9 10 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
9 10 (18.18%) Software Testing
10 9 (16.36%) Defect Management
10 9 (16.36%) Functional Testing
10 9 (16.36%) Scenario Testing
10 9 (16.36%) Software Engineering
11 8 (14.55%) PRINCE2
12 4 (7.27%) QA Automation
12 4 (7.27%) Scrum
13 3 (5.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 44 (80.00%) Java
2 26 (47.27%) Shell Script
3 12 (21.82%) SQL
4 9 (16.36%) C
5 8 (14.55%) PL/SQL
5 8 (14.55%) VB
6 6 (10.91%) C#
6 6 (10.91%) Perl
7 3 (5.45%) C++
8 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.82%) Python
9 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (65.45%) ISTQB
2 32 (58.18%) Degree
3 31 (56.36%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
5 10 (18.18%) DV Cleared
6 9 (16.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (7.27%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (5.45%) ISEB
8 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.64%) CEH
9 2 (3.64%) CREST Certified
9 2 (3.64%) OSCP
10 1 (1.82%) CCNA
10 1 (1.82%) CCNP
10 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.82%) MCP
10 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.82%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle