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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 197 212 218
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 28 21 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.49% 0.36% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.46% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16 9 3
Average salary £49,125 £75,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.50% +30.43%
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
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
4594 4565 4149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.84% 78.94% 77.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3161 3311 3374
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 £70,000 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +11 18 £48,250 -14.22% 1
Slough - 5 £22,500 -
Bracknell - 1 £47,500 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 41 (68.33%) ISEB
2 39 (65.00%) ISTQB
3 35 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
4 32 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (46.67%) Finance
6 27 (45.00%) HP
7 26 (43.33%) Test Management
8 19 (31.67%) Test Automation
9 15 (25.00%) Linux
10 14 (23.33%) Test Planning
11 13 (21.67%) Test Scripting
11 13 (21.67%) Mentoring
12 12 (20.00%) PRINCE2
12 12 (20.00%) UNIX
13 11 (18.33%) LoadRunner
14 10 (16.67%) SQL
14 10 (16.67%) Windows
14 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
14 10 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
14 10 (16.67%) Telecoms
15 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (15.00%) ISEB Practitioner
15 9 (15.00%) Software Testing
15 9 (15.00%) Selenium
16 8 (13.33%) Regression Testing
16 8 (13.33%) Management Information System
16 8 (13.33%) QA
16 8 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
16 8 (13.33%) Performance Testing
17 7 (11.67%) Windows XP

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) ATM
1 5 (8.33%) GPRS
1 5 (8.33%) GSM
1 5 (8.33%) LAN
1 5 (8.33%) SDH
1 5 (8.33%) UMTS
1 5 (8.33%) WAN
1 5 (8.33%) Ethernet
1 5 (8.33%) MPLS
1 5 (8.33%) VPN
1 5 (8.33%) SAN
1 5 (8.33%) Frame Relay
1 5 (8.33%) Wireshark
1 5 (8.33%) LTE
2 2 (3.33%) CTI
3 1 (1.67%) MGCP
3 1 (1.67%) RTP
3 1 (1.67%) SS7
3 1 (1.67%) Megaco
3 1 (1.67%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (18.33%) LoadRunner
2 10 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (15.00%) Selenium
4 6 (10.00%) SilkPerformer
5 5 (8.33%) Cucumber
6 4 (6.67%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (3.33%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.67%) Hudson
8 1 (1.67%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.67%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.67%) JIRA
8 1 (1.67%) WinRunner
8 1 (1.67%) Firebug
8 1 (1.67%) Fiddler
8 1 (1.67%) TestComplete
General
1 28 (46.67%) Finance
2 10 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.33%) Banking
4 4 (6.67%) Retail
5 3 (5.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.67%) Advertising
6 1 (1.67%) Law
6 1 (1.67%) Legal
6 1 (1.67%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (40.00%) Analyst
2 21 (35.00%) Test Analyst
3 18 (30.00%) Test Manager
4 8 (13.33%) Test Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) IP Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Senior QA Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Performance Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Performance Test Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) QA Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Tester
8 2 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Development Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Performance Tester
8 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Test Manager
9 1 (1.67%) Performance Test Engineer
9 1 (1.67%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) Middleware
2 2 (3.33%) HTML
2 2 (3.33%) .NET
2 2 (3.33%) CSS
3 1 (1.67%) XML
3 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.33%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.67%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.00%) Linux
2 12 (20.00%) UNIX
3 10 (16.67%) Windows
4 7 (11.67%) Windows XP
5 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (43.33%) Test Management
2 19 (31.67%) Test Automation
3 14 (23.33%) Test Planning
4 13 (21.67%) Mentoring
4 13 (21.67%) Test Scripting
5 12 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (15.00%) Software Testing
7 8 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (13.33%) Performance Testing
7 8 (13.33%) Regression Testing
8 7 (11.67%) Project Planning
9 6 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (8.33%) OpenUP
10 5 (8.33%) CRM
10 5 (8.33%) Scrum
11 4 (6.67%) Migration
11 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (6.67%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.67%) SQL
2 5 (8.33%) Java
3 3 (5.00%) C#
3 3 (5.00%) Perl
4 2 (3.33%) Python
4 2 (3.33%) C++
4 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.33%) Ruby
4 2 (3.33%) C
5 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.67%) PHP
5 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (68.33%) ISEB
2 39 (65.00%) ISTQB
3 9 (15.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 7 (11.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (8.33%) CCNA
5 5 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (6.67%) Degree
7 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (3.33%) ACCA
8 2 (3.33%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (5.00%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 35 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (45.00%) HP
2 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.00%) Cisco
3 6 (10.00%) VMware
4 4 (6.67%) IBM
4 4 (6.67%) Oracle
5 3 (5.00%) Fujitsu
5 3 (5.00%) NetApp
6 1 (1.67%) Twitter
6 1 (1.67%) Huawei
6 1 (1.67%) Nortel
6 1 (1.67%) Ericsson
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago