The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 100 140
Rank change year-on-year +34 +40  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 41 32 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.13% 1.80% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.22% 1.87% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 37 32 8
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £64,750 £50,750
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.42% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1272 1711 2221
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.10% 96.39% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1047 1353 1658
Median salary £45,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 51 (80.95%) Test Automation
2 43 (68.25%) Java
3 40 (63.49%) Test Scripting
4 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (53.97%) Test Strategy
6 32 (50.79%) QA
6 32 (50.79%) SQL
7 28 (44.44%) Selenium
8 27 (42.86%) WebDriver
9 23 (36.51%) JMeter
10 21 (33.33%) JIRA
11 19 (30.16%) Finance
12 18 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (28.57%) ISTQB
13 17 (26.98%) Degree
13 17 (26.98%) Security Cleared
13 17 (26.98%) Financial Institution
13 17 (26.98%) Oracle
13 17 (26.98%) Gatling
14 16 (25.40%) Software Testing
14 16 (25.40%) Test Management
14 16 (25.40%) Security Testing
15 15 (23.81%) Non-Functional Testing
16 13 (20.63%) QA Automation
16 13 (20.63%) DV Cleared
16 13 (20.63%) Scrum
17 12 (19.05%) Regression Testing
17 12 (19.05%) Software Engineering
17 12 (19.05%) HP
17 12 (19.05%) LoadRunner

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 11 (17.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (17.46%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) Wireless
1 5 (7.94%) Wireless Security
2 1 (1.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (44.44%) Selenium
2 27 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 23 (36.51%) JMeter
4 21 (33.33%) JIRA
5 17 (26.98%) Gatling
6 12 (19.05%) LoadRunner
7 11 (17.46%) HP UFT
8 4 (6.35%) Cucumber
8 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
9 2 (3.17%) Artifactory
9 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
9 2 (3.17%) Maven
9 2 (3.17%) Subversion
10 1 (1.59%) Burp Suite
10 1 (1.59%) Metasploit
10 1 (1.59%) SoapUI
General
1 19 (30.16%) Finance
2 17 (26.98%) Financial Institution
3 9 (14.29%) Digital Economy
4 2 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) .NET
1 2 (3.17%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.59%) REST
2 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.70%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.94%) Client/Server
3 5 (7.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.59%) CESG
4 1 (1.59%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (3.17%) Windows
3 1 (1.59%) Kali Linux
3 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (80.95%) Test Automation
2 40 (63.49%) Test Scripting
3 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (53.97%) Test Strategy
5 16 (25.40%) Security Testing
5 16 (25.40%) Software Testing
5 16 (25.40%) Test Management
6 15 (23.81%) Non-Functional Testing
7 13 (20.63%) QA Automation
7 13 (20.63%) Scrum
8 12 (19.05%) Functional Testing
8 12 (19.05%) Regression Testing
8 12 (19.05%) Software Engineering
9 11 (17.46%) Defect Management
9 11 (17.46%) Scenario Testing
10 10 (15.87%) Defect Tracking
11 9 (14.29%) PRINCE2
11 9 (14.29%) Risk Management
12 8 (12.70%) Penetration Testing
13 6 (9.52%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 43 (68.25%) Java
2 32 (50.79%) SQL
3 11 (17.46%) C
4 9 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 9 (14.29%) VB
5 7 (11.11%) C#
6 5 (7.94%) Perl
6 5 (7.94%) Python
6 5 (7.94%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.76%) C++
8 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.17%) Groovy
8 2 (3.17%) Ruby
9 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 17 (26.98%) Degree
2 17 (26.98%) Security Cleared
3 13 (20.63%) DV Cleared
4 11 (17.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (9.52%) CREST Certified
5 6 (9.52%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.35%) CEH
6 4 (6.35%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (6.35%) Tigerscheme
7 3 (4.76%) OSCP
8 2 (3.17%) CCNA
8 2 (3.17%) CCNP
8 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (3.17%) ISEB
8 2 (3.17%) MCP
8 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (50.79%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.59%) Nessus
2 1 (1.59%) Nmap
Vendors
1 17 (26.98%) Oracle
2 12 (19.05%) HP
3 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.17%) Cisco
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Home working
Posted: 22 days ago