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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 167 191 205
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 44 34 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.88% 0.57% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.73% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 35 24 9
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,300 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,600 £48,250 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,150 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+10.74% +5.00%
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
4072 4651 4279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 81.05% 78.39% 77.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3151 3113 3239
Average salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £76,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 September 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 September 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 +14 18 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Maidenhead - 8 £57,500 - 1
Bracknell +21 3 £71,500 +73.33% 1
Newbury +8 1 - -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 30 (44.12%) QA
2 26 (38.24%) Finance
3 22 (32.35%) Test Management
4 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (25.00%) Selenium
6 15 (22.06%) ISTQB
7 13 (19.12%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (17.65%) JIRA
8 12 (17.65%) ISEB
8 12 (17.65%) SDLC
9 11 (16.18%) Test Scripting
10 10 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (13.24%) Telecoms
11 9 (13.24%) Migration
11 9 (13.24%) Microsoft
11 9 (13.24%) Data Migration
11 9 (13.24%) Mentoring
12 8 (11.76%) Software Testing
12 8 (11.76%) SAP
13 7 (10.29%) Java
13 7 (10.29%) Performance Testing
13 7 (10.29%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (8.82%) Load Balancing
14 6 (8.82%) System Testing
14 6 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
14 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
14 6 (8.82%) Non-Functional Testing
14 6 (8.82%) MS Office
15 5 (7.35%) ABAP

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (4.41%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (8.82%) MS Office
2 3 (4.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.47%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.47%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.47%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) Internet
2 3 (4.41%) MPLS
2 3 (4.41%) VPN
2 3 (4.41%) WAN
3 2 (2.94%) SMTP
3 2 (2.94%) HTTP
3 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.94%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (25.00%) Selenium
2 12 (17.65%) JIRA
3 6 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (7.35%) HP UFT
5 4 (5.88%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.41%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.41%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
General
1 26 (38.24%) Finance
2 9 (13.24%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.41%) Law
4 2 (2.94%) Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Retail
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
5 1 (1.47%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 35 (51.47%) Test Manager
2 13 (19.12%) Test Leader
3 9 (13.24%) Analyst
4 8 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 8 (11.76%) Programme Manager
4 8 (11.76%) Programme Test Manager
5 7 (10.29%) Tester
5 7 (10.29%) Consultant
6 6 (8.82%) QA Tester
6 6 (8.82%) SAP Tester
7 5 (7.35%) Head of Testing
8 4 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Test Consultant
9 3 (4.41%) QA Manager
9 3 (4.41%) Security Consultant
9 3 (4.41%) Management Consultant
9 3 (4.41%) Performance Test Leader
10 2 (2.94%) E-Commerce Manager
10 2 (2.94%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) SOAP
2 3 (4.41%) XML
2 3 (4.41%) XSL
2 3 (4.41%) Ajax
2 3 (4.41%) REST
2 3 (4.41%) HTML
2 3 (4.41%) CSS
3 2 (2.94%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.47%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.41%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.47%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.94%) Linux
2 2 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.35%) Test Management
2 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (17.65%) SDLC
4 11 (16.18%) Test Scripting
5 10 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (13.24%) Migration
6 9 (13.24%) Data Migration
6 9 (13.24%) Mentoring
7 8 (11.76%) Software Testing
8 7 (10.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (10.29%) Performance Testing
9 6 (8.82%) System Testing
9 6 (8.82%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (8.82%) Load Balancing
10 5 (7.35%) Logistics
10 5 (7.35%) E-Commerce
10 5 (7.35%) PRINCE2
10 5 (7.35%) Project Management
10 5 (7.35%) Integration Testing
10 5 (7.35%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.29%) Java
2 5 (7.35%) ABAP
3 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.41%) SQL
4 2 (2.94%) Python
5 1 (1.47%) C#
5 1 (1.47%) RPG
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) ISTQB
2 12 (17.65%) ISEB
3 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (4.41%) CISSP
5 3 (4.41%) Degree
6 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (44.12%) QA
2 4 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.94%) SLA
4 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 13 (19.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.76%) SAP
3 5 (7.35%) HP
4 3 (4.41%) Splunk
4 3 (4.41%) ArcSight
5 2 (2.94%) Cognos
5 2 (2.94%) Websense
5 2 (2.94%) Amdocs
5 2 (2.94%) Capita
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus, Stock Options, Pension
Posted: 11 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
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Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Car,benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago