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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 131 114 132
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +18
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 16 23 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.70% 0.99% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.32% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 4
Average salary £55,000 £35,000 £52,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.14% -32.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £25,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £37,000 £64,700
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,200 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
1842 1745 1486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 81.00% 75.41% 68.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1272 1247 1155
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 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 26 (57.78%) ISEB
1 26 (57.78%) ISTQB
1 26 (57.78%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (55.56%) HP
3 20 (44.44%) Finance
4 18 (40.00%) Test Management
5 17 (37.78%) Performance Testing
5 17 (37.78%) Knowledge Management
6 14 (31.11%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (28.89%) IBM
8 11 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (22.22%) Rational Performance Tester
9 10 (22.22%) Test Planning
9 10 (22.22%) Middleware
9 10 (22.22%) LoadRunner
9 10 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (20.00%) PRINCE2
10 9 (20.00%) Mentoring
11 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
11 7 (15.56%) QA
11 7 (15.56%) Selenium
11 7 (15.56%) Project Management
11 7 (15.56%) Management Information System
12 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (11.11%) Automation Testing
14 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
14 4 (8.89%) Test Scripting
14 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
14 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.67%) MS Project
3 2 (4.44%) MS Office
4 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Rational Performance Tester
1 10 (22.22%) LoadRunner
2 7 (15.56%) Selenium
3 2 (4.44%) JIRA
4 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.22%) Zephyr
4 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.22%) Appium
General
1 20 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Law
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (51.11%) Test Manager
2 13 (28.89%) Analyst
3 12 (26.67%) Test Analyst
4 10 (22.22%) Performance Test Manager
4 10 (22.22%) Performance Manager
5 9 (20.00%) Test Leader
6 7 (15.56%) Performance Test Leader
7 6 (13.33%) Consultant
8 3 (6.67%) Test Consultant
8 3 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Security Consultant
8 3 (6.67%) Management Consultant
8 3 (6.67%) Tester
9 2 (4.44%) Web Tester
9 2 (4.44%) Senior Web Tester
9 2 (4.44%) Senior Manager
9 2 (4.44%) Senior Tester
9 2 (4.44%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) Middleware
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (57.78%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Test Management
2 17 (37.78%) Performance Testing
2 17 (37.78%) Knowledge Management
3 11 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (22.22%) Test Planning
4 10 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 9 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
6 7 (15.56%) Project Management
7 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (11.11%) Automation Testing
9 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Test Scripting
9 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (8.89%) Software Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Project Planning
10 3 (6.67%) Service Management
10 3 (6.67%) Security Architecture
10 3 (6.67%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) Java
2 2 (4.44%) PHP
3 1 (2.22%) SQL
3 1 (2.22%) Python
3 1 (2.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (57.78%) ISEB
1 26 (57.78%) ISTQB
2 6 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (8.89%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (8.89%) Degree
4 3 (6.67%) CISSP
4 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) APMP
5 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) QA
2 3 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 14 (31.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (55.56%) HP
2 13 (28.89%) IBM
3 4 (8.89%) Capita
4 3 (6.67%) Splunk
4 3 (6.67%) ArcSight
5 1 (2.22%) Cognos
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.22%) Twitter