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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 129 130 127
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 12 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.48% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.41% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 5
Average salary £37,500 £46,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.91% +15.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £43,250 £37,700
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £49,250 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
Test Strategy
Berkshire

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
1950 1710 1500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 77.53% 74.61% 75.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1338 1331 1244
Average salary £50,000 £46,505 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.51% +0.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,450 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
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 19 September 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 26 (68.42%) ISEB
2 25 (65.79%) ISTQB
3 19 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (44.74%) HP
5 16 (42.11%) PRINCE2
5 16 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (39.47%) QA
6 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (39.47%) Software Testing
6 15 (39.47%) SC Cleared
6 15 (39.47%) Security Cleared
7 14 (36.84%) Integration Testing
7 14 (36.84%) ITIL
7 14 (36.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 14 (36.84%) Risk Management
7 14 (36.84%) Programme Management
8 12 (31.58%) Finance
8 12 (31.58%) QuickTest Pro
9 11 (28.95%) Selenium
10 10 (26.32%) C
11 8 (21.05%) LoadRunner
12 7 (18.42%) Test Management
12 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (13.16%) Test Planning
13 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
13 5 (13.16%) SQL
14 4 (10.53%) Linux
14 4 (10.53%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
14 4 (10.53%) Mentoring

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (2.63%) Apache
1 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) Data Mining
2 2 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (28.95%) Selenium
3 8 (21.05%) LoadRunner
4 2 (5.26%) Subversion
4 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.63%) TestComplete
5 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Back Office
3 2 (5.26%) Games
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Test Manager
2 14 (36.84%) Test Analyst
2 14 (36.84%) Programme Manager
2 14 (36.84%) Analyst
2 14 (36.84%) Programme Test Manager
3 7 (18.42%) Performance Test Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Performance Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Senior Performance Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Developer
6 2 (5.26%) PHP Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Performance Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Penetration Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) HTML
2 2 (5.26%) CSS
2 2 (5.26%) LAMP
2 2 (5.26%) Symfony
2 2 (5.26%) CodeIgniter
2 2 (5.26%) CakePHP
2 2 (5.26%) jQuery
2 2 (5.26%) RESTful
3 1 (2.63%) SOAP
3 1 (2.63%) Middleware
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.26%) Social Media
4 1 (2.63%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) AIX
3 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) PRINCE2
1 16 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) Software Testing
3 14 (36.84%) ITIL
3 14 (36.84%) Programme Management
3 14 (36.84%) Risk Management
3 14 (36.84%) Integration Testing
4 7 (18.42%) Test Management
5 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
5 5 (13.16%) Test Planning
6 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
6 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.26%) OO
8 2 (5.26%) Project Planning
8 2 (5.26%) Performance Testing
9 1 (2.63%) Security Testing
9 1 (2.63%) User Stories
9 1 (2.63%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) C
2 5 (13.16%) SQL
3 2 (5.26%) Python
3 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.26%) PHP
3 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.63%) Perl
4 1 (2.63%) C++
4 1 (2.63%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.63%) Ruby
4 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (68.42%) ISEB
2 25 (65.79%) ISTQB
3 15 (39.47%) SC Cleared
3 15 (39.47%) Security Cleared
4 14 (36.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (10.53%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (5.26%) Degree
7 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (39.47%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Terminal Server
1 1 (2.63%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 19 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.63%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) HP
2 2 (5.26%) Facebook
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) Citrix
3 1 (2.63%) Veritas
3 1 (2.63%) Zend
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