The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 82 134 116
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -18
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 23 11 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.84% 0.52% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 0.60% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 19
Median salary £37,000 £50,000 £48,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-26.00% +3.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £44,000 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £60,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1056 1843 2016
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 84.48% 87.93% 85.42%
Number of salaries quoted 785 1469 1366
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of job ads across the Reading region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Reading region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 25 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (65.79%) Test Scripting
2 23 (60.53%) Selenium
3 19 (50.00%) Java
4 18 (47.37%) QA
5 17 (44.74%) Scrum
6 16 (42.11%) Automation Testing
7 15 (39.47%) WebDriver
7 15 (39.47%) SQL
8 14 (36.84%) HP
9 11 (28.95%) JMeter
9 11 (28.95%) Automated Testing
10 10 (26.32%) Release Management
10 10 (26.32%) Finance
10 10 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (26.32%) Financial Institution
10 10 (26.32%) Oracle
10 10 (26.32%) SAP
10 10 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (26.32%) Security Testing
10 10 (26.32%) SC Cleared
10 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
10 10 (26.32%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (26.32%) Gatling
10 10 (26.32%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
11 9 (23.68%) TDD
12 8 (21.05%) SMTP
12 8 (21.05%) BDD
13 7 (18.42%) Cucumber
13 7 (18.42%) Microsoft

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (18.42%) IIS
2 3 (7.89%) IBM Domino
2 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) SMTP
2 5 (13.16%) Internet
3 3 (7.89%) IMAP
3 3 (7.89%) NAS
3 3 (7.89%) SAN
3 3 (7.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.26%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 23 (60.53%) Selenium
2 15 (39.47%) WebDriver
3 11 (28.95%) JMeter
4 10 (26.32%) Gatling
4 10 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (18.42%) Cucumber
6 5 (13.16%) Eclipse
6 5 (13.16%) JUnit
6 5 (13.16%) LoadRunner
6 5 (13.16%) Mockito
6 5 (13.16%) WebLOAD
7 4 (10.53%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (7.89%) AQtime
8 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
9 2 (5.26%) JIRA
9 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
1 10 (26.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Tester
2 13 (34.21%) Automation Tester
3 11 (28.95%) QA Automation Engineer
3 11 (28.95%) QA Engineer
4 10 (26.32%) Test Leader
5 8 (21.05%) QA Automation Tester
5 8 (21.05%) QA Tester
6 7 (18.42%) Test Engineer
7 5 (13.16%) Agile Tester
7 5 (13.16%) Java Automation Tester
7 5 (13.16%) Performance Engineer
7 5 (13.16%) Security Tester
7 5 (13.16%) Web Automation Tester
7 5 (13.16%) Web Tester
8 4 (10.53%) Senior Test Engineer
9 3 (7.89%) Performance Tester
9 3 (7.89%) Senior Performance Engineer
9 3 (7.89%) Senior Performance Tester
9 3 (7.89%) Senior Tester
10 2 (5.26%) Head of QA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) Gherkin
2 4 (10.53%) Web Services
3 3 (7.89%) .NET
3 3 (7.89%) MAPI
4 2 (5.26%) RESTful
4 2 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
1 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (65.79%) Test Scripting
2 17 (44.74%) Scrum
3 16 (42.11%) Automation Testing
4 11 (28.95%) Automated Testing
5 10 (26.32%) Release Management
5 10 (26.32%) Security Testing
5 10 (26.32%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 10 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (23.68%) TDD
7 8 (21.05%) BDD
8 5 (13.16%) Data Loss Prevention
8 5 (13.16%) OO
8 5 (13.16%) OOP
8 5 (13.16%) Performance Engineering
8 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (10.53%) ETL
9 4 (10.53%) RAD
9 4 (10.53%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) Java
2 15 (39.47%) SQL
3 7 (18.42%) Ruby
4 3 (7.89%) C#
4 3 (7.89%) C++
4 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) SC Cleared
1 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) Degree
2 5 (13.16%) ISEB
2 5 (13.16%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (47.37%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
1 5 (13.16%) VMware ESX
1 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (7.89%) Perfmon
3 2 (5.26%) Grafana
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) HP
2 10 (26.32%) Oracle
2 10 (26.32%) SAP
3 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
4 5 (13.16%) VMware
5 3 (7.89%) IBM