The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 186 210 196
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -14
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 28 9 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.50% 0.16% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.22% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 14 7 29
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £44,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £78,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4091 4017 4403
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.65% 72.89% 73.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2788 3111 3707
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Strategy
South East

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +10 16 £25,000 -45.94% 1
Slough - 3 £42,500 - 1
Bracknell - 2 £41,250 - 1
Hungerford - 2 £51,000 - 1
Newbury +9 1 £40,000 -38.46% 1
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 27 (48.21%) QA
2 20 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (32.14%) ISEB
3 18 (32.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (30.36%) ISTQB
4 17 (30.36%) PRINCE2
5 16 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 16 (28.57%) Selenium
5 16 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 16 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 15 (26.79%) Integration Testing
7 14 (25.00%) Risk Management
7 14 (25.00%) Programme Management
7 14 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 14 (25.00%) ITIL
8 13 (23.21%) SQL
8 13 (23.21%) Test Scripting
9 12 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
10 11 (19.64%) HP
10 11 (19.64%) C
11 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
11 10 (17.86%) LoadRunner
12 9 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (14.29%) Finance
14 7 (12.50%) C#
14 7 (12.50%) .NET
14 7 (12.50%) CRM
15 6 (10.71%) Automated Testing
15 6 (10.71%) Degree
15 6 (10.71%) Regression Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.79%) Apache
1 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
1 3 (5.36%) Internet
2 2 (3.57%) Wireless
3 1 (1.79%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.79%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (1.79%) SS7
3 1 (1.79%) GPRS
3 1 (1.79%) GSM
3 1 (1.79%) UMTS
3 1 (1.79%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) MySQL
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.57%) Data Mining
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (28.57%) Selenium
2 12 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (17.86%) LoadRunner
4 5 (8.93%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.36%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.57%) Subversion
6 2 (3.57%) JIRA
6 2 (3.57%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.79%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.79%) Bugzilla
General
1 8 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.57%) Games
4 2 (3.57%) Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Back Office
4 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Analyst
1 19 (33.93%) Test Analyst
2 16 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 14 (25.00%) Programme Manager
3 14 (25.00%) Programme Test Manager
4 8 (14.29%) Tester
4 8 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Senior Performance Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Senior Tester
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) QA Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Senior QA Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Performance Tester
8 3 (5.36%) Test Leader
8 3 (5.36%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (7.14%) HTML
3 2 (3.57%) XML
3 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.57%) CSS
3 2 (3.57%) LAMP
3 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.57%) Symfony
3 2 (3.57%) CodeIgniter
3 2 (3.57%) CakePHP
3 2 (3.57%) jQuery
3 2 (3.57%) RESTful
4 1 (1.79%) SOAP
4 1 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.36%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.57%) Firmware
3 2 (3.57%) Social Media
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Linux
2 4 (7.14%) Windows
3 3 (5.36%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.57%) UNIX
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (30.36%) PRINCE2
3 16 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 15 (26.79%) Integration Testing
5 14 (25.00%) Programme Management
5 14 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 14 (25.00%) ITIL
6 13 (23.21%) Test Scripting
7 9 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (12.50%) CRM
9 6 (10.71%) Regression Testing
9 6 (10.71%) Automated Testing
10 5 (8.93%) Test Management
11 4 (7.14%) Scrum
12 3 (5.36%) PRINCE
12 3 (5.36%) Project Management
12 3 (5.36%) TDD
12 3 (5.36%) Test Automation
12 3 (5.36%) ATDD
12 3 (5.36%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.21%) SQL
2 11 (19.64%) C
3 7 (12.50%) C#
4 4 (7.14%) Java
4 4 (7.14%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.36%) PHP
6 2 (3.57%) VB
7 1 (1.79%) Python
7 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (32.14%) ISEB
2 17 (30.36%) ISTQB
3 16 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 16 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 14 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (10.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (48.21%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Terminal Server
1 1 (1.79%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 20 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.79%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (1.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.79%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (19.64%) HP
2 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.57%) Facebook
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) Citrix
4 1 (1.79%) Veritas
4 1 (1.79%) BT
4 1 (1.79%) Zend
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable upon Application
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Connectus
Salary: £48000 - £54000 per annum + £6k car allow + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire Wilts Oxon Newbury Swindon
Questor Resourcing
Salary: To £54k+ car allow' + bonus + bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Flexible Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Slough
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 24 days ago