The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 188 194 217
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +23
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 34 26 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.62% 0.48% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.61% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 24 15 3
Average salary £51,000 £37,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.00% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,200 £50,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £56,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Test Strategy
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4430 4253 4043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.84% 79.30% 77.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3196 3104 3267
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Berkshire region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Berkshire

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +10 24 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Maidenhead +8 2 £85,000 +78.94%
Bracknell - 1 £47,500 -
Slough - 1 £22,500 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy.

1 52 (75.36%) ISEB
2 51 (73.91%) ISTQB
3 39 (56.52%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (53.62%) HP Quality Center
4 37 (53.62%) HP
5 29 (42.03%) Test Management
6 28 (40.58%) Finance
7 18 (26.09%) Test Automation
7 18 (26.09%) Test Planning
8 16 (23.19%) LoadRunner
9 14 (20.29%) PRINCE2
9 14 (20.29%) Linux
9 14 (20.29%) Mentoring
10 13 (18.84%) Test Scripting
10 13 (18.84%) Performance Testing
10 13 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (17.39%) UNIX
12 11 (15.94%) IBM
12 11 (15.94%) Management Information System
12 11 (15.94%) Software Testing
12 11 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (14.49%) ISEB Practitioner
14 9 (13.04%) Knowledge Management
14 9 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
14 9 (13.04%) Middleware
14 9 (13.04%) Windows
14 9 (13.04%) Rational Performance Tester
14 9 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 8 (11.59%) SQL

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.90%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) ATM
1 5 (7.25%) GPRS
1 5 (7.25%) GSM
1 5 (7.25%) LAN
1 5 (7.25%) SDH
1 5 (7.25%) UMTS
1 5 (7.25%) WAN
1 5 (7.25%) Ethernet
1 5 (7.25%) VPN
1 5 (7.25%) SAN
1 5 (7.25%) MPLS
1 5 (7.25%) Frame Relay
1 5 (7.25%) Wireshark
1 5 (7.25%) LTE
2 2 (2.90%) CTI
3 1 (1.45%) MGCP
3 1 (1.45%) RTP
3 1 (1.45%) SS7
3 1 (1.45%) Megaco
3 1 (1.45%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.35%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (23.19%) LoadRunner
2 9 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (13.04%) Rational Performance Tester
3 7 (10.14%) Selenium
4 6 (8.70%) SilkPerformer
5 5 (7.25%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.90%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.45%) Hudson
7 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.45%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.45%) WinRunner
7 1 (1.45%) Firebug
7 1 (1.45%) Fiddler
7 1 (1.45%) TestComplete
General
1 28 (40.58%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.35%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.45%) Billing
4 1 (1.45%) Law
4 1 (1.45%) Legal
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (37.68%) Test Manager
2 25 (36.23%) Analyst
3 20 (28.99%) Test Analyst
4 8 (11.59%) Performance Manager
4 8 (11.59%) Performance Test Manager
5 7 (10.14%) Test Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) QA Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Senior QA Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) IP Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Tester
7 4 (5.80%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.35%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Test Manager
9 2 (2.90%) Performance Tester
9 2 (2.90%) Senior Manager
9 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Manager
10 1 (1.45%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.04%) Middleware
2 2 (2.90%) HTML
2 2 (2.90%) CSS
2 2 (2.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (56.52%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (15.94%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.90%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.90%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.45%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.29%) Linux
2 12 (17.39%) UNIX
3 9 (13.04%) Windows
4 6 (8.70%) Windows XP
4 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (8.70%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.03%) Test Management
2 18 (26.09%) Test Automation
2 18 (26.09%) Test Planning
3 14 (20.29%) Mentoring
3 14 (20.29%) PRINCE2
4 13 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (18.84%) Test Scripting
4 13 (18.84%) Performance Testing
5 11 (15.94%) Software Testing
5 11 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (13.04%) Knowledge Management
6 9 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (11.59%) Project Planning
8 7 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (10.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (8.70%) Scrum
10 5 (7.25%) Regression Testing
10 5 (7.25%) Project Management
10 5 (7.25%) Agile Testing
10 5 (7.25%) OpenUP
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.59%) SQL
2 4 (5.80%) Java
3 3 (4.35%) Perl
4 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.90%) C
4 2 (2.90%) C#
4 2 (2.90%) C++
4 2 (2.90%) Python
4 2 (2.90%) Ruby
5 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.45%) PHP
5 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (75.36%) ISEB
2 51 (73.91%) ISTQB
3 10 (14.49%) ISEB Practitioner
4 9 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
5 5 (7.25%) CCNA
5 5 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (4.35%) Degree
7 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.90%) ACCA
7 2 (2.90%) CIMA
7 2 (2.90%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) VMware ESX
2 3 (4.35%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 37 (53.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (53.62%) HP
2 11 (15.94%) IBM
3 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.70%) Cisco
4 6 (8.70%) VMware
5 4 (5.80%) Oracle
6 3 (4.35%) Fujitsu
6 3 (4.35%) NetApp
7 2 (2.90%) Capita
8 1 (1.45%) Huawei
8 1 (1.45%) Nortel
8 1 (1.45%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.45%) Twitter
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Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 per annum + Company shares
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Resource Solutions - Visa
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago