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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 133 122 139
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +17
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 17 21 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.68% 0.84% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.12% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 4
Average salary £53,250 £36,500 £52,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.89% -29.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,200 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £40,500 £64,700
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
2033 1873 1491
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 81.35% 75.34% 68.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1346 1364 1149
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 17 April 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 27 (67.50%) ISEB
1 27 (67.50%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (65.00%) ISTQB
3 25 (62.50%) HP
4 18 (45.00%) Performance Testing
5 17 (42.50%) Knowledge Management
5 17 (42.50%) Finance
6 15 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (35.00%) Test Management
8 13 (32.50%) IBM
9 11 (27.50%) LoadRunner
10 10 (25.00%) Middleware
10 10 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (25.00%) Rational Performance Tester
10 10 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (22.50%) PRINCE2
11 9 (22.50%) Test Planning
11 9 (22.50%) Mentoring
12 7 (17.50%) Management Information System
13 6 (15.00%) Project Management
13 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
14 5 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (12.50%) Automation Testing
14 5 (12.50%) Degree
14 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
15 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
15 4 (10.00%) Project Planning
15 4 (10.00%) Software Testing
15 4 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
15 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 3 (7.50%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Project
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (27.50%) LoadRunner
2 10 (25.00%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (5.00%) Selenium
4 1 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.50%) JIRA
4 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.50%) Zephyr
4 1 (2.50%) Appium
General
1 17 (42.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Advertising
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Test Manager
2 13 (32.50%) Test Analyst
2 13 (32.50%) Analyst
3 10 (25.00%) Performance Manager
3 10 (25.00%) Performance Test Manager
4 7 (17.50%) Test Leader
4 7 (17.50%) Performance Test Leader
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Tester
5 3 (7.50%) Security Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Test Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Web Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Web Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Web Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (67.50%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Performance Testing
2 17 (42.50%) Knowledge Management
3 14 (35.00%) Test Management
4 10 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (22.50%) PRINCE2
5 9 (22.50%) Test Planning
5 9 (22.50%) Mentoring
6 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (15.00%) Project Management
7 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Automation Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
8 4 (10.00%) Software Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Project Planning
8 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (7.50%) System Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Time Management
9 3 (7.50%) Performance Management
9 3 (7.50%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (67.50%) ISEB
2 26 (65.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (12.50%) Degree
3 5 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.50%) APMP
5 3 (7.50%) CISSP
6 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.50%) ACCA
7 1 (2.50%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (7.50%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 15 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (62.50%) HP
2 13 (32.50%) IBM
3 3 (7.50%) Capita
3 3 (7.50%) Splunk
3 3 (7.50%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.50%) Twitter
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago