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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 125 131 124
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 16 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.62% 0.40% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.52% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 4
Average salary £45,500 £47,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.21% +21.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,050 £33,500 £36,950
10% offered a salary of more than £54,325 £65,500 £41,750
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -7.21%
Test Strategy
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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
2024 1931 1514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 78.36% 78.08% 75.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1320 1494 1238
Average salary £52,250 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 24 (75.00%) ISEB
2 21 (65.63%) ISTQB
3 14 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (40.63%) Finance
5 12 (37.50%) HP
5 12 (37.50%) PRINCE2
5 12 (37.50%) Software Testing
6 11 (34.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
7 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
7 10 (31.25%) QA
7 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (31.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (28.13%) ITIL
8 9 (28.13%) Programme Management
8 9 (28.13%) Risk Management
8 9 (28.13%) Integration Testing
9 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (21.88%) Test Management
10 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
11 6 (18.75%) Test Planning
11 6 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
12 5 (15.63%) SQL
12 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
12 5 (15.63%) Data Mining
12 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
12 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
12 5 (15.63%) Selenium
13 4 (12.50%) Degree
13 4 (12.50%) Banking

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (3.13%) Apache
1 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) Data Mining
2 2 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (15.63%) Selenium
3 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.25%) Subversion
4 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.13%) TestComplete
5 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (40.63%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
3 4 (12.50%) Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Games
4 2 (6.25%) Back Office
5 1 (3.13%) Advertising
5 1 (3.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Test Manager
2 9 (28.13%) Test Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) Programme Manager
2 9 (28.13%) Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) Programme Test Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Tester
4 2 (6.25%) Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Performance Tester
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) PHP Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Performance Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Internal Audit Manager
5 1 (3.13%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) HTML
2 2 (6.25%) CSS
2 2 (6.25%) LAMP
2 2 (6.25%) Symfony
2 2 (6.25%) CodeIgniter
2 2 (6.25%) CakePHP
2 2 (6.25%) jQuery
2 2 (6.25%) RESTful
3 1 (3.13%) SOAP
3 1 (3.13%) Middleware
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.25%) Social Media
4 1 (3.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) AIX
3 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) PRINCE2
1 12 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 11 (34.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (28.13%) ITIL
4 9 (28.13%) Programme Management
4 9 (28.13%) Risk Management
4 9 (28.13%) Integration Testing
5 7 (21.88%) Test Management
5 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
6 6 (18.75%) Test Planning
7 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
7 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
8 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Security Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Information Assurance
9 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (6.25%) OO
10 2 (6.25%) Project Planning
11 1 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) C
3 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.25%) Python
3 2 (6.25%) PHP
3 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.13%) Ruby
4 1 (3.13%) VB
4 1 (3.13%) Perl
4 1 (3.13%) C++
4 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (75.00%) ISEB
2 21 (65.63%) ISTQB
3 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 10 (31.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (12.50%) Degree
4 4 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (6.25%) ACCA
6 2 (6.25%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Terminal Server
1 1 (3.13%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 14 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) Facebook
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Citrix
3 1 (3.13%) Veritas
3 1 (3.13%) Zend
Reading, Berkshire
JM
Salary: £85000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago