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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 192 207 199
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 33 18 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.56% 0.32% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.42% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24 9 20
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,300 £42,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £74,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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
4566 4251 4261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 77.22% 76.37% 76.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3050 3206 3527
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +6 12 £37,500 -18.91% 1
Bracknell - 8 £41,250 -
Hungerford +8 3 £51,000 -
Newbury +4 1 £40,000 -33.33%
Slough - 1 £45,000 - 3
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 37 (55.22%) ISEB
2 35 (52.24%) ISTQB
3 34 (50.75%) HP Quality Center
4 24 (35.82%) QA
5 22 (32.84%) Finance
5 22 (32.84%) HP
6 21 (31.34%) PRINCE2
6 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (29.85%) Selenium
8 19 (28.36%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (28.36%) Security Cleared
9 17 (25.37%) Test Management
9 17 (25.37%) Software Testing
10 16 (23.88%) SQL
10 16 (23.88%) QuickTest Pro
10 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
11 15 (22.39%) Integration Testing
11 15 (22.39%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (22.39%) LoadRunner
12 14 (20.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 14 (20.90%) ITIL
12 14 (20.90%) Programme Management
12 14 (20.90%) Risk Management
13 13 (19.40%) Test Scripting
13 13 (19.40%) Test Automation
13 13 (19.40%) Linux
14 11 (16.42%) Windows
14 11 (16.42%) C
15 10 (14.93%) Test Planning
16 9 (13.43%) Mentoring

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (1.49%) Apache
1 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.99%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) Wireless
2 1 (1.49%) SS7
2 1 (1.49%) GPRS
2 1 (1.49%) GSM
2 1 (1.49%) UMTS
2 1 (1.49%) FTP
2 1 (1.49%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (1.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.48%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.99%) MySQL
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (29.85%) Selenium
2 16 (23.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (22.39%) LoadRunner
4 6 (8.96%) SilkPerformer
5 5 (7.46%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.48%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.99%) Subversion
7 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.99%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (1.49%) Firebug
8 1 (1.49%) Fiddler
8 1 (1.49%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.49%) Hudson
8 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.49%) WinRunner
8 1 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 22 (32.84%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.96%) Retail
4 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.48%) Banking
5 2 (2.99%) Games
5 2 (2.99%) Back Office
6 1 (1.49%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 25 (37.31%) Test Manager
2 22 (32.84%) Analyst
2 22 (32.84%) Test Analyst
3 14 (20.90%) Programme Manager
3 14 (20.90%) Programme Test Manager
4 7 (10.45%) Tester
4 7 (10.45%) Performance Test Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) Performance Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Senior Performance Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Test Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Development Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Senior Tester
7 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (2.99%) PHP Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Performance Tester
7 2 (2.99%) Senior Performance Tester
7 2 (2.99%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) HTML
1 4 (5.97%) .NET
2 2 (2.99%) LAMP
2 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.99%) CodeIgniter
2 2 (2.99%) CakePHP
2 2 (2.99%) jQuery
2 2 (2.99%) XML
2 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.99%) CSS
2 2 (2.99%) RESTful
2 2 (2.99%) Symfony
3 1 (1.49%) SOAP
3 1 (1.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.99%) Firmware
4 2 (2.99%) Social Media
5 1 (1.49%) User Experience
5 1 (1.49%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.40%) Linux
2 11 (16.42%) Windows
3 9 (13.43%) Windows XP
4 8 (11.94%) UNIX
5 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (8.96%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.48%) Solaris
8 1 (1.49%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.34%) PRINCE2
1 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (28.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (25.37%) Test Management
3 17 (25.37%) Software Testing
4 15 (22.39%) Integration Testing
5 14 (20.90%) ITIL
5 14 (20.90%) Programme Management
5 14 (20.90%) Risk Management
6 13 (19.40%) Test Scripting
6 13 (19.40%) Test Automation
7 10 (14.93%) Test Planning
8 9 (13.43%) Mentoring
9 8 (11.94%) Regression Testing
10 5 (7.46%) CRM
10 5 (7.46%) Migration
11 4 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (5.97%) Project Planning
11 4 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (5.97%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.88%) SQL
2 11 (16.42%) C
3 5 (7.46%) C#
3 5 (7.46%) Java
4 4 (5.97%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.48%) PHP
5 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.99%) Ruby
6 2 (2.99%) Python
6 2 (2.99%) Perl
6 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.49%) C++
7 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (55.22%) ISEB
2 35 (52.24%) ISTQB
3 19 (28.36%) Security Cleared
4 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
5 14 (20.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (10.45%) Degree
7 6 (8.96%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (7.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (35.82%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.96%) VMware ESX
2 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.48%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.49%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.49%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 34 (50.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.49%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (1.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.49%) Nessus
Vendors
1 22 (32.84%) HP
2 6 (8.96%) VMware
2 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle
4 3 (4.48%) NetApp
4 3 (4.48%) Fujitsu
5 2 (2.99%) Facebook
6 1 (1.49%) Zend
6 1 (1.49%) Veritas
6 1 (1.49%) Citrix
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