The median annual salary for a Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 114 98
Rank change year-on-year +31 -16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 23 25 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.85% 1.27% 2.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 1.35% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 13 20 48
Median salary £42,500 £46,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.10% +2.77%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,600 £42,500 £19,700
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 1214 1857 2287
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.43% 94.03% 94.94%
Number of salaries quoted 937 1499 1560
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (56.76%) QA
3 17 (45.95%) Java
4 16 (43.24%) Selenium
5 14 (37.84%) Security Testing
5 14 (37.84%) Test Scripting
6 13 (35.14%) Test Strategy
6 13 (35.14%) WebDriver
6 13 (35.14%) SQL
7 12 (32.43%) Automated Testing
7 12 (32.43%) Degree
8 11 (29.73%) JMeter
9 10 (27.03%) Financial Institution
9 10 (27.03%) Oracle
9 10 (27.03%) Finance
9 10 (27.03%) Automation Testing
9 10 (27.03%) Gatling
10 7 (18.92%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (18.92%) Scrum
10 7 (18.92%) Test Automation
10 7 (18.92%) QA Automation
11 6 (16.22%) CREST Certified
12 5 (13.51%) Social Engineering
12 5 (13.51%) Mobile App
12 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
12 5 (13.51%) Wireless Security
12 5 (13.51%) Information Security
12 5 (13.51%) Wireless
12 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
13 4 (10.81%) Risk Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.41%) IBM Domino
1 2 (5.41%) IIS
1 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) Wireless
1 5 (13.51%) Wireless Security
2 2 (5.41%) IMAP
2 2 (5.41%) NAS
2 2 (5.41%) SAN
2 2 (5.41%) SMTP
2 2 (5.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (43.24%) Selenium
2 13 (35.14%) WebDriver
3 11 (29.73%) JMeter
4 10 (27.03%) Gatling
5 4 (10.81%) JIRA
6 3 (8.11%) LoadRunner
6 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
7 2 (5.41%) AQtime
7 2 (5.41%) Maven
7 2 (5.41%) Metasploit
7 2 (5.41%) WebLOAD
8 1 (2.70%) Artifactory
8 1 (2.70%) Burp Suite
8 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.70%) JUnit
8 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
1 10 (27.03%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
1 2 (5.41%) MAPI
2 1 (2.70%) REST
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
1 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.70%) Kali Linux
2 1 (2.70%) KNOPPIX
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) Security Testing
2 14 (37.84%) Test Scripting
3 13 (35.14%) Test Strategy
4 12 (32.43%) Automated Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Automation Testing
6 7 (18.92%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (18.92%) QA Automation
6 7 (18.92%) Scrum
6 7 (18.92%) Test Automation
7 5 (13.51%) Information Security
7 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Social Engineering
8 4 (10.81%) BDD
8 4 (10.81%) Business Development
8 4 (10.81%) Presales
8 4 (10.81%) Risk Management
8 4 (10.81%) TDD
9 3 (8.11%) Defect Management
9 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (45.95%) Java
2 13 (35.14%) SQL
3 4 (10.81%) C#
3 4 (10.81%) Python
4 3 (8.11%) C++
5 2 (5.41%) Groovy
5 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.70%) Perl
6 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Degree
2 6 (16.22%) CREST Certified
3 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) Tigerscheme
4 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.70%) CEH
5 1 (2.70%) ISEB
5 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.70%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (56.76%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
1 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Nessus
1 2 (5.41%) Perfmon
2 1 (2.70%) Core Impact
2 1 (2.70%) Nmap
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Oracle
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.41%) IBM
3 2 (5.41%) VMware
4 1 (2.70%) Dynatrace
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