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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 130 114 132
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +18
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 18 23 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.73% 0.96% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 1.26% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 3
Average salary £53,250 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,908 £41,750
% change year-on-year
+0.20% +7.56%
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
2023 1827 1441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 81.74% 76.32% 70.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1343 1368 1138
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 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +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 31 March 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 28 (71.79%) ISEB
1 28 (71.79%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (69.23%) ISTQB
3 26 (66.67%) HP
4 19 (48.72%) Finance
5 18 (46.15%) Performance Testing
6 17 (43.59%) Knowledge Management
7 16 (41.03%) HP Quality Center
8 14 (35.90%) Test Management
9 13 (33.33%) IBM
10 11 (28.21%) LoadRunner
11 10 (25.64%) Middleware
11 10 (25.64%) PRINCE2
11 10 (25.64%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (25.64%) Rational Performance Tester
11 10 (25.64%) Test Planning
12 7 (17.95%) Mentoring
12 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
12 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
13 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (12.82%) Automation Testing
13 5 (12.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
14 4 (10.26%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (10.26%) Project Planning
14 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
14 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
15 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
15 3 (7.69%) MS Project

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 3 (7.69%) MS Project
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) LoadRunner
2 10 (25.64%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (5.13%) Selenium
4 1 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.56%) JIRA
4 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.56%) Zephyr
4 1 (2.56%) Appium
General
1 19 (48.72%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Test Manager
2 13 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 13 (33.33%) Analyst
3 10 (25.64%) Performance Manager
3 10 (25.64%) Performance Test Manager
4 7 (17.95%) Test Leader
4 7 (17.95%) Performance Test Leader
5 3 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Tester
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Web Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Web Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Web Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Internal Audit Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Performance Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Audit Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) Middleware
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (71.79%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Performance Testing
2 17 (43.59%) Knowledge Management
3 14 (35.90%) Test Management
4 10 (25.64%) Test Planning
4 10 (25.64%) PRINCE2
4 10 (25.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (17.95%) Mentoring
5 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
6 5 (12.82%) Automation Testing
6 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Project Planning
7 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
8 3 (7.69%) System Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Time Management
8 3 (7.69%) Usability Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Project Management
9 2 (5.13%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (71.79%) ISEB
2 27 (69.23%) ISTQB
3 5 (12.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (10.26%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (7.69%) Degree
5 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.69%) APMP
5 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (5.13%) ACCA
6 2 (5.13%) CIMA
Systems Management
1 16 (41.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (66.67%) HP
2 13 (33.33%) IBM
3 3 (7.69%) Capita
4 1 (2.56%) Twitter