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 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 205 221 200
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -21
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 23 19 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.40% 0.32% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.41% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 12
Average salary £51,250 £75,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.66% +30.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £49,250 £43,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,750 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
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
4627 4668 4167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.60% 78.30% 77.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3109 3460 3376
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 November 2014.

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 November 2014. 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 +1 8 £46,250 -19.56% 4
Slough - 8 £22,500 -
Bracknell - 4 £47,500 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 33 (57.89%) ISEB
2 31 (54.39%) ISTQB
3 29 (50.88%) HP Quality Center
4 24 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (36.84%) Finance
6 19 (33.33%) Test Management
7 17 (29.82%) HP
7 17 (29.82%) Linux
8 16 (28.07%) Test Automation
9 14 (24.56%) Test Scripting
10 13 (22.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (22.81%) QA
10 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (22.81%) PRINCE2
10 13 (22.81%) UNIX
11 12 (21.05%) SQL
11 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
11 12 (21.05%) Software Testing
12 11 (19.30%) Windows
13 10 (17.54%) QuickTest Pro
13 10 (17.54%) Regression Testing
13 10 (17.54%) Telecoms
13 10 (17.54%) Selenium
13 10 (17.54%) Mentoring
13 10 (17.54%) Test Planning
14 9 (15.79%) LoadRunner
15 8 (14.04%) Windows XP
16 7 (12.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
17 6 (10.53%) Integration Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) GPRS
1 6 (10.53%) GSM
1 6 (10.53%) UMTS
1 6 (10.53%) Wireshark
2 5 (8.77%) ATM
2 5 (8.77%) Frame Relay
2 5 (8.77%) LTE
2 5 (8.77%) WAN
2 5 (8.77%) Ethernet
2 5 (8.77%) LAN
2 5 (8.77%) SDH
2 5 (8.77%) VPN
2 5 (8.77%) SAN
2 5 (8.77%) MPLS
3 2 (3.51%) CTI
3 2 (3.51%) SS7
3 2 (3.51%) Wireless
4 1 (1.75%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (1.75%) Megaco
4 1 (1.75%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) QuickTest Pro
1 10 (17.54%) Selenium
2 9 (15.79%) LoadRunner
3 6 (10.53%) SilkPerformer
4 4 (7.02%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.51%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.75%) WinRunner
6 1 (1.75%) Hudson
6 1 (1.75%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.75%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.75%) JIRA
6 1 (1.75%) Firebug
6 1 (1.75%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.75%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.75%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (36.84%) Finance
2 10 (17.54%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.77%) Banking
3 5 (8.77%) Retail
4 4 (7.02%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Advertising
5 1 (1.75%) Law
5 1 (1.75%) Legal
5 1 (1.75%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Analyst
2 17 (29.82%) Test Analyst
3 16 (28.07%) Test Manager
4 9 (15.79%) Test Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) IP Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Programme Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Programme Test Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Tester
7 3 (5.26%) Development Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Performance Tester
8 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Architect
8 2 (3.51%) QA Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Senior QA Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Test Manager
9 1 (1.75%) Performance Test Engineer
9 1 (1.75%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (3.51%) CSS
2 2 (3.51%) HTML
2 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.75%) XML
3 1 (1.75%) Middleware
3 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.75%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.82%) Linux
2 13 (22.81%) UNIX
3 11 (19.30%) Windows
4 8 (14.04%) Windows XP
5 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.33%) Test Management
2 16 (28.07%) Test Automation
3 14 (24.56%) Test Scripting
4 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (22.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (22.81%) PRINCE2
5 12 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 10 (17.54%) Regression Testing
6 10 (17.54%) Test Planning
6 10 (17.54%) Mentoring
7 6 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (10.53%) CRM
7 6 (10.53%) Integration Testing
8 5 (8.77%) Performance Testing
8 5 (8.77%) ERP
8 5 (8.77%) Project Management
8 5 (8.77%) Migration
8 5 (8.77%) OpenUP
9 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.02%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.05%) SQL
2 5 (8.77%) Java
3 4 (7.02%) C#
4 3 (5.26%) Perl
4 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
4 3 (5.26%) C
5 2 (3.51%) Ruby
5 2 (3.51%) Python
5 2 (3.51%) C++
5 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.75%) PHP
6 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (57.89%) ISEB
2 31 (54.39%) ISTQB
3 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
3 7 (12.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (10.53%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (8.77%) CCNA
5 5 (8.77%) Degree
5 5 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.51%) ACCA
7 2 (3.51%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.81%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) VMware ESX
2 3 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.51%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 29 (50.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (29.82%) HP
2 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.53%) Cisco
3 6 (10.53%) VMware
4 4 (7.02%) Oracle
5 3 (5.26%) NetApp
5 3 (5.26%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.75%) IBM
6 1 (1.75%) Huawei
6 1 (1.75%) Nortel
6 1 (1.75%) Ericsson
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