The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 118 132 118
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 16 3 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.68% 0.13% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.19% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 14
Average salary £25,000 £45,000 £46,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.44% -3.74%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1724 1574 1712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 73.64% 69.68% 76.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1189 1226 1450
Average salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £63,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Strategy
Berkshire

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Reading region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Reading

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 17 (47.22%) QA
2 16 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 16 (44.44%) ISEB
3 15 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 14 (38.89%) Integration Testing
4 14 (38.89%) Software Testing
4 14 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (38.89%) Risk Management
4 14 (38.89%) Programme Management
4 14 (38.89%) ITIL
4 14 (38.89%) PRINCE2
4 14 (38.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 11 (30.56%) QuickTest Pro
5 11 (30.56%) C
5 11 (30.56%) HP
6 10 (27.78%) LoadRunner
6 10 (27.78%) Selenium
7 8 (22.22%) SQL
8 6 (16.67%) Finance
9 3 (8.33%) Degree
9 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
9 3 (8.33%) HTML
9 3 (8.33%) Linux
9 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
9 3 (8.33%) Client/Server
9 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
9 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
10 2 (5.56%) Windows

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 (2.78%) Apache
1 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) MySQL
1 2 (5.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (27.78%) LoadRunner
2 10 (27.78%) Selenium
3 2 (5.56%) Subversion
4 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Games
2 2 (5.56%) Back Office
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Programme Manager
1 14 (38.89%) Test Manager
1 14 (38.89%) Programme Test Manager
2 10 (27.78%) Test Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Tester
3 7 (19.44%) Performance Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Performance Test Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Senior Tester
5 5 (13.89%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Senior Performance Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) QA Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior QA Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Performance Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Performance Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) HTML
2 2 (5.56%) CSS
2 2 (5.56%) LAMP
2 2 (5.56%) Symfony
2 2 (5.56%) CodeIgniter
2 2 (5.56%) CakePHP
2 2 (5.56%) jQuery
2 2 (5.56%) RESTful
3 1 (2.78%) SOAP
3 1 (2.78%) Middleware
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Social Media
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) AIX
3 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (38.89%) Integration Testing
2 14 (38.89%) Software Testing
2 14 (38.89%) Risk Management
2 14 (38.89%) Programme Management
2 14 (38.89%) ITIL
2 14 (38.89%) PRINCE2
3 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (5.56%) OO
5 1 (2.78%) SOA
5 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.78%) Project Management
5 1 (2.78%) Regression Testing
5 1 (2.78%) MVC
5 1 (2.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (2.78%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.78%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (2.78%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.78%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) C
2 8 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) VB
3 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.56%) PHP
4 1 (2.78%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) Python
4 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (44.44%) ISEB
1 16 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
2 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 14 (38.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (47.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Terminal Server
1 1 (2.78%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 14 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.78%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.78%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) HP
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) Facebook
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix
4 1 (2.78%) Veritas
4 1 (2.78%) BT
4 1 (2.78%) Zend
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