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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 117 118 129
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 24 23 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.00% 1.01% 0.052%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.29% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 1
Average salary £48,250 £37,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.66% -28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.65%
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
1936 1786 1424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 80.77% 78.75% 74.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1320 1346 1191
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £69,400
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 January 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 36 (87.80%) ISEB
2 35 (85.37%) ISTQB
3 32 (78.05%) HP
4 27 (65.85%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (58.54%) HP Quality Center
6 20 (48.78%) Finance
7 19 (46.34%) Test Management
8 14 (34.15%) Test Planning
9 13 (31.71%) Performance Testing
10 11 (26.83%) IBM
10 11 (26.83%) PRINCE2
10 11 (26.83%) Mentoring
11 10 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (24.39%) Test Automation
11 10 (24.39%) LoadRunner
12 9 (21.95%) Middleware
12 9 (21.95%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (21.95%) Management Information System
12 9 (21.95%) Knowledge Management
12 9 (21.95%) Rational Performance Tester
13 8 (19.51%) ISEB Practitioner
14 7 (17.07%) Test Scripting
15 6 (14.63%) Project Planning
15 6 (14.63%) Software Testing
16 5 (12.20%) Automation Testing
16 5 (12.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 4 (9.76%) Selenium
17 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
17 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
17 4 (9.76%) QuickTest Pro

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.88%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (24.39%) LoadRunner
2 9 (21.95%) Rational Performance Tester
3 4 (9.76%) Selenium
3 4 (9.76%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.44%) TestComplete
General
1 20 (48.78%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.32%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Advertising
4 1 (2.44%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Test Manager
2 16 (39.02%) Test Analyst
2 16 (39.02%) Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Performance Manager
3 7 (17.07%) Performance Test Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Tester
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Web Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Test Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Performance Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Web Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Web Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Audit Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Junior
7 1 (2.44%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (65.85%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (21.95%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
1 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) Test Management
2 14 (34.15%) Test Planning
3 13 (31.71%) Performance Testing
4 11 (26.83%) PRINCE2
4 11 (26.83%) Mentoring
5 10 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (24.39%) Test Automation
6 9 (21.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (21.95%) Knowledge Management
7 7 (17.07%) Test Scripting
8 6 (14.63%) Project Planning
8 6 (14.63%) Software Testing
9 5 (12.20%) Automation Testing
10 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (7.32%) Security Testing
11 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (7.32%) Information Assurance
12 2 (4.88%) System Testing
12 2 (4.88%) Time Management
12 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) PHP
2 1 (2.44%) C
2 1 (2.44%) C++
2 1 (2.44%) Perl
2 1 (2.44%) Python
2 1 (2.44%) Ruby
2 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 36 (87.80%) ISEB
2 35 (85.37%) ISTQB
3 8 (19.51%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (12.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.88%) APMP
6 2 (4.88%) Degree
6 2 (4.88%) CIMA
6 2 (4.88%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 24 (58.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (78.05%) HP
2 11 (26.83%) IBM
3 2 (4.88%) Capita
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.44%) Twitter
Reading, Berkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 per annum + Company shares
Posted: 5 days ago