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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 126 136 126
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 10 18 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.53% 0.73% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.86% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 7
Average salary £48,750 £55,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.36% +54.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £46,200 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £64,000 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,000 £41,750
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +7.78%
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
1651 2102 1964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 87.22% 84.76% 80.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1347 1380 1437
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 17 (80.95%) Finance
1 17 (80.95%) ISTQB
2 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) Banking
2 13 (61.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 11 (52.38%) Mentoring
3 11 (52.38%) Coaching
3 11 (52.38%) Telecoms
3 11 (52.38%) Games
3 11 (52.38%) Project Management
3 11 (52.38%) Retail
3 11 (52.38%) Logistics
3 11 (52.38%) Business Development
3 11 (52.38%) Test Management
4 8 (38.10%) Kanban
5 7 (33.33%) Selenium
6 6 (28.57%) QA
6 6 (28.57%) Defect Management
7 5 (23.81%) SQL
8 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
9 3 (14.29%) Wealth Management
9 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (14.29%) SDLC
10 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (9.52%) C#
10 2 (9.52%) Java
10 2 (9.52%) .NET
10 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP CO
1 1 (4.76%) SAP FI
1 1 (4.76%) SAP FI/CO
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.76%) JMeter
3 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (80.95%) Finance
2 13 (61.90%) Banking
3 11 (52.38%) Games
3 11 (52.38%) Retail
3 11 (52.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Test Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Senior Financial Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Service Management Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) IT Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Test Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) Business Development
2 11 (52.38%) Coaching
2 11 (52.38%) Logistics
2 11 (52.38%) Mentoring
2 11 (52.38%) Project Management
2 11 (52.38%) Test Management
3 8 (38.10%) Kanban
4 6 (28.57%) Defect Management
5 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
6 3 (14.29%) SDLC
6 3 (14.29%) Wealth Management
7 2 (9.52%) CRM
7 2 (9.52%) Data Protection
7 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
8 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) C#
2 2 (9.52%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (80.95%) ISTQB
2 13 (61.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Borland
2 1 (4.76%) SAP