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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 171 185 194
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 42 41 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.93% 0.80% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.95% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 30 32 23
Median salary £45,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £37,100
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £73,810 £48,200
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
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
3940 4332 4783
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 87.71% 84.91% 81.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3061 3242 3212
Median salary £50,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Berkshire region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 August 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +14 20 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Newbury +9 5 £30,000 - 2
Maidenhead -13 4 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Bracknell -1 3 £50,000 -30.06%
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 39 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (41.67%) Java
3 21 (35.00%) Scrum
4 20 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 20 (33.33%) BDD
5 18 (30.00%) QA
6 17 (28.33%) Test Management
6 17 (28.33%) Finance
6 17 (28.33%) Cucumber
7 16 (26.67%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (26.67%) HP
7 16 (26.67%) TDD
8 15 (25.00%) Ruby
8 15 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 15 (25.00%) Automation Testing
9 14 (23.33%) ISEB
9 14 (23.33%) .NET
9 14 (23.33%) SMTP
10 13 (21.67%) Eclipse
10 13 (21.67%) OO
10 13 (21.67%) Selenium
11 12 (20.00%) JUnit
11 12 (20.00%) OOP
11 12 (20.00%) Gherkin
11 12 (20.00%) Mockito
11 12 (20.00%) Data Loss Prevention
12 10 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (16.67%) C#
12 10 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (15.00%) Performance Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 4 (6.67%) IIS
2 2 (3.33%) IBM Domino
2 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Project
2 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (15.00%) SAP CO
1 9 (15.00%) SAP FI
1 9 (15.00%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 14 (23.33%) SMTP
2 4 (6.67%) Wireshark
3 2 (3.33%) IMAP
3 2 (3.33%) NAS
3 2 (3.33%) SAN
4 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 17 (28.33%) Cucumber
2 13 (21.67%) Eclipse
2 13 (21.67%) Selenium
3 12 (20.00%) JUnit
3 12 (20.00%) Mockito
4 8 (13.33%) JIRA
5 6 (10.00%) JMeter
6 5 (8.33%) SoapUI
7 4 (6.67%) LoadRunner
7 4 (6.67%) NUnit
7 4 (6.67%) Visual Studio
7 4 (6.67%) Zephyr
8 3 (5.00%) SpecFlow
9 2 (3.33%) AQtime
9 2 (3.33%) HP UFT
9 2 (3.33%) WebLOAD
10 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.67%) Gradle
10 1 (1.67%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.67%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (28.33%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Banking
2 5 (8.33%) Retail
3 4 (6.67%) Automotive
3 4 (6.67%) Games
3 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.33%) Legal
5 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (35.00%) Test Manager
2 14 (23.33%) Tester
3 12 (20.00%) Agile Tester
3 12 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 12 (20.00%) Java Automation Tester
3 12 (20.00%) Security Tester
3 12 (20.00%) Web Automation Tester
3 12 (20.00%) Web Tester
4 8 (13.33%) SAP Manager
4 8 (13.33%) SAP Test Manager
5 7 (11.67%) Test Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Performance Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Performance Test Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Test Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) QA Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) QA Leader
9 3 (5.00%) QA Manager
9 3 (5.00%) Senior Performance Engineer
10 2 (3.33%) Performance Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.33%) .NET
2 12 (20.00%) Gherkin
3 5 (8.33%) SOAP
4 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (6.67%) WCF
5 2 (3.33%) MAPI
5 2 (3.33%) RESTful
6 1 (1.67%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.67%) Spring
6 1 (1.67%) Web Services
6 1 (1.67%) XML
6 1 (1.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.67%) Windows
1 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 3 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.00%) Scrum
3 20 (33.33%) BDD
4 17 (28.33%) Test Management
5 16 (26.67%) TDD
6 15 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 15 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 13 (21.67%) OO
8 12 (20.00%) Data Loss Prevention
8 12 (20.00%) OOP
9 10 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (15.00%) Performance Testing
11 8 (13.33%) Test Scripting
12 7 (11.67%) Logistics
12 7 (11.67%) Manual Testing
13 6 (10.00%) Project Management
13 6 (10.00%) Software Testing
14 5 (8.33%) Integration Testing
14 5 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
15 4 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (41.67%) Java
2 15 (25.00%) Ruby
3 10 (16.67%) C#
4 9 (15.00%) SQL
5 4 (6.67%) Groovy
5 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.33%) C++
7 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 14 (23.33%) ISEB
3 7 (11.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (10.00%) Degree
5 3 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.67%) AAT
6 1 (1.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (30.00%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) COSO
3 1 (1.67%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (6.67%) VMware ESX
1 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.67%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 16 (26.67%) HP
2 9 (15.00%) SAP
3 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.67%) VMware
5 3 (5.00%) NICE Systems
5 3 (5.00%) Oracle
6 2 (3.33%) IBM
7 1 (1.67%) Borland
7 1 (1.67%) Concur
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