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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 116 126 129
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 18 15 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.84% 0.61% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.79% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 4
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.91%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +8.23%
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
1740 1908 1694
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 81.12% 77.56% 75.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1368 1332 1321
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £82,500
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 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 4 September 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 18 (54.55%) QA
2 12 (36.36%) Selenium
3 11 (33.33%) Finance
4 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (30.30%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (27.27%) ISTQB
6 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Test Management
6 6 (18.18%) Java
6 6 (18.18%) SAP
7 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (15.15%) ABAP
7 5 (15.15%) Project Management
7 5 (15.15%) ISEB
7 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
7 5 (15.15%) SDLC
8 4 (12.12%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
8 4 (12.12%) PCI DSS
8 4 (12.12%) Internet
8 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
8 4 (12.12%) MS Office
9 3 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (9.09%) Ajax
9 3 (9.09%) Law
9 3 (9.09%) Service Management
9 3 (9.09%) IIS
9 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
9 3 (9.09%) SQL

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (3.03%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.03%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (3.03%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Internet
2 2 (6.06%) SMTP
2 2 (6.06%) HTTP
2 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Selenium
2 3 (9.09%) WebDriver
2 3 (9.09%) HP UFT
2 3 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.06%) JIRA
3 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Law
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Test Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Test Manager
3 7 (21.21%) Tester
3 7 (21.21%) Test Leader
4 6 (18.18%) SAP Tester
4 6 (18.18%) Consultant
4 6 (18.18%) QA Tester
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Performance Test Leader
6 3 (9.09%) Test Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) Security Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) Management Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) QA Manager
7 2 (6.06%) QA Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) QA Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Senior QA Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Web Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) SAP Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) HTML
1 3 (9.09%) CSS
1 3 (9.09%) SOAP
1 3 (9.09%) XML
1 3 (9.09%) XSL
1 3 (9.09%) Ajax
1 3 (9.09%) REST
2 2 (6.06%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
2 6 (18.18%) Test Management
3 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
3 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (15.15%) Project Management
3 5 (15.15%) SDLC
4 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
4 4 (12.12%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 3 (9.09%) Coaching
5 3 (9.09%) Web Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Security Architecture
5 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (9.09%) Performance Management
5 3 (9.09%) Service Management
5 3 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) Java
2 5 (15.15%) ABAP
3 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.09%) SQL
4 2 (6.06%) Python
5 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 5 (15.15%) ISEB
3 3 (9.09%) CISSP
3 3 (9.09%) Degree
3 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (54.55%) QA
2 4 (12.12%) PCI DSS
2 4 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 10 (30.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) SAP
2 3 (9.09%) Splunk
2 3 (9.09%) ArcSight
3 2 (6.06%) Cognos
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) HP
3 2 (6.06%) Websense
3 2 (6.06%) Capita
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