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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 130 131 124
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 15 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.58% 0.33% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.42% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 4
Average salary £45,000 £38,750 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.12% -0.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £31,750 £36,950
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £45,750 £41,750
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
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
2022 1904 1503
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 78.19% 78.13% 75.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1329 1458 1223
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £46,850
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +1.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £31,000
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 21 October 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 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 (77.42%) ISEB
2 21 (67.74%) ISTQB
3 14 (45.16%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (38.71%) HP
4 12 (38.71%) Finance
4 12 (38.71%) PRINCE2
4 12 (38.71%) Software Testing
5 11 (35.48%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
6 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
6 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (32.26%) QA
6 10 (32.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 9 (29.03%) ITIL
7 9 (29.03%) Risk Management
7 9 (29.03%) Programme Management
7 9 (29.03%) Integration Testing
8 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (22.58%) Test Management
9 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
10 6 (19.35%) Test Planning
10 6 (19.35%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (16.13%) SQL
11 5 (16.13%) Data Mining
11 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
11 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
11 5 (16.13%) Selenium
12 4 (12.90%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
12 4 (12.90%) Telecoms

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.23%) Apache
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) Data Mining
2 2 (6.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (16.13%) Selenium
3 3 (9.68%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.45%) Subversion
4 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.23%) TestComplete
5 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.68%) Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Back Office
4 2 (6.45%) Games
5 1 (3.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Test Manager
2 9 (29.03%) Programme Manager
2 9 (29.03%) Test Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Programme Test Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Tester
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Performance Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Tester
4 2 (6.45%) PHP Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Test Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) Symfony
2 2 (6.45%) CodeIgniter
2 2 (6.45%) CakePHP
2 2 (6.45%) jQuery
2 2 (6.45%) RESTful
2 2 (6.45%) LAMP
2 2 (6.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.23%) Middleware
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.45%) Social Media
4 1 (3.23%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.23%) AIX
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) PRINCE2
1 12 (38.71%) Software Testing
2 11 (35.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (29.03%) ITIL
4 9 (29.03%) Risk Management
4 9 (29.03%) Programme Management
4 9 (29.03%) Integration Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Test Management
5 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
6 6 (19.35%) Test Planning
7 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
7 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
8 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.68%) Security Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Information Assurance
10 2 (6.45%) Project Planning
10 2 (6.45%) OO
11 1 (3.23%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) C
3 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.45%) PHP
3 2 (6.45%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.23%) Perl
4 1 (3.23%) VB
4 1 (3.23%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) C++
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (77.42%) ISEB
2 21 (67.74%) ISTQB
3 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
3 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
3 10 (32.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (12.90%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (9.68%) Degree
6 1 (3.23%) ACCA
6 1 (3.23%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (32.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Terminal Server
1 1 (3.23%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 14 (45.16%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.23%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (3.23%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) HP
2 2 (6.45%) Facebook
3 1 (3.23%) Veritas
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Citrix
3 1 (3.23%) Zend
Reading, Berkshire
JM
Salary: £85000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago