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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 182 179 223
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +44
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 36 34 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.71% 0.62% 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.81% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 26 18 2
Average salary £55,000 £37,750 £66,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.69% -43.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £30,250 £47,250
10% offered a salary of more than £72,300 £47,500 £85,250
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
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
4146 4218 3996
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 81.90% 76.94% 74.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3045 2912 3142
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £73,400
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
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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 -12 16 £50,000 +44.92% 2
Maidenhead - 4 £55,000 -
Newbury +1 2 - -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (36.23%) ISTQB
3 24 (34.78%) QA
4 23 (33.33%) Finance
5 21 (30.43%) ISEB
6 19 (27.54%) Test Management
7 17 (24.64%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (21.74%) Test Scripting
9 14 (20.29%) Selenium
9 14 (20.29%) Performance Testing
10 13 (18.84%) HP
11 12 (17.39%) Knowledge Management
12 11 (15.94%) Software Testing
12 11 (15.94%) Mentoring
13 10 (14.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (13.04%) Scrum
14 9 (13.04%) SC Cleared
14 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
14 9 (13.04%) SDLC
15 8 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (11.59%) HP Quality Center
15 8 (11.59%) Non-Functional Testing
15 8 (11.59%) JIRA
15 8 (11.59%) IBM
15 8 (11.59%) PRINCE2
16 7 (10.14%) Project Management
16 7 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
17 6 (8.70%) System Testing
17 6 (8.70%) Agile Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 3 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) MS Office
1 5 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.80%) MS Project
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.45%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.45%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.45%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) SaaS
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) SMTP
1 2 (2.90%) HTTP
1 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.90%) SSL
1 2 (2.90%) Internet
2 1 (1.45%) LTE
2 1 (1.45%) VoLTE
2 1 (1.45%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (1.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
1 2 (2.90%) NoSQL
1 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (20.29%) Selenium
2 8 (11.59%) JIRA
3 5 (7.25%) LoadRunner
3 5 (7.25%) Rational Performance Tester
4 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.35%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.35%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.35%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.45%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.45%) Zephyr
5 1 (1.45%) Appium
General
1 23 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.35%) Law
4 2 (2.90%) Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 34 (49.28%) Test Manager
2 14 (20.29%) Analyst
2 14 (20.29%) Test Leader
3 10 (14.49%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (11.59%) Programme Manager
4 8 (11.59%) Programme Test Manager
4 8 (11.59%) QA Analyst
5 7 (10.14%) Performance Manager
5 7 (10.14%) Performance Test Manager
5 7 (10.14%) Test Analyst
5 7 (10.14%) Consultant
5 7 (10.14%) Performance Test Leader
6 6 (8.70%) Tester
6 6 (8.70%) Senior QA Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Senior QA Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Tester
7 4 (5.80%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) Middleware
2 4 (5.80%) Web Services
3 1 (1.45%) XML
3 1 (1.45%) XSL
3 1 (1.45%) Ajax
3 1 (1.45%) REST
3 1 (1.45%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.45%) HTML
3 1 (1.45%) .NET
3 1 (1.45%) CSS
3 1 (1.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.64%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.25%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.80%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) AS400
5 1 (1.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.90%) UNIX
1 2 (2.90%) Linux
2 1 (1.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (27.54%) Test Management
3 15 (21.74%) Test Scripting
4 14 (20.29%) Performance Testing
5 12 (17.39%) Knowledge Management
6 11 (15.94%) Software Testing
6 11 (15.94%) Mentoring
7 9 (13.04%) SDLC
7 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (13.04%) Scrum
8 8 (11.59%) PRINCE2
8 8 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (11.59%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (10.14%) Project Management
9 7 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (8.70%) Load Balancing
10 6 (8.70%) Automation Testing
10 6 (8.70%) System Testing
10 6 (8.70%) Agile Testing
11 5 (7.25%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.70%) Java
2 2 (2.90%) PHP
2 2 (2.90%) SQL
2 2 (2.90%) Python
3 1 (1.45%) RPG IV
3 1 (1.45%) C#
3 1 (1.45%) RPG
3 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (36.23%) ISTQB
2 21 (30.43%) ISEB
3 10 (14.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.80%) Degree
6 3 (4.35%) APMP
6 3 (4.35%) CISSP
6 3 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.45%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (34.78%) QA
2 3 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.90%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (11.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) HP
2 8 (11.59%) IBM
3 5 (7.25%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.25%) Capita
4 3 (4.35%) Splunk
4 3 (4.35%) ArcSight
4 3 (4.35%) SAP
5 2 (2.90%) Cognos
5 2 (2.90%) Websense
5 2 (2.90%) Amdocs
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle
6 1 (1.45%) Cisco
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