The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 121 138 108
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -30
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 22 6 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.87% 0.28% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.41% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 26
Average salary £36,500 £52,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.80% +9.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,200 £40,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £64,700 £63,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1858 1463 1737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 73.21% 67.67% 72.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1352 1124 1474
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,050
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
Test Strategy
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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 16 April 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 19 (46.34%) V-Model
2 16 (39.02%) Test Scripting
3 15 (36.59%) Fault Management
4 14 (34.15%) Finance
5 13 (31.71%) Mainframe
6 12 (29.27%) QA
7 11 (26.83%) Selenium
7 11 (26.83%) Test Management
7 11 (26.83%) COBOL
8 9 (21.95%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (19.51%) Software Testing
10 7 (17.07%) Project Management
10 7 (17.07%) C
10 7 (17.07%) HP
10 7 (17.07%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (17.07%) LoadRunner
11 6 (14.63%) Configuration Management
11 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
11 6 (14.63%) Management Information System
11 6 (14.63%) BT
11 6 (14.63%) Performance Management
12 5 (12.20%) VSAM
12 5 (12.20%) ISTQB
12 5 (12.20%) Open Source
12 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
12 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
13 4 (9.76%) Functional Testing
13 4 (9.76%) WebDriver
13 4 (9.76%) TestNG
13 4 (9.76%) Validation

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.44%) Internet
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Selenium
2 7 (17.07%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (17.07%) LoadRunner
3 4 (9.76%) TestNG
3 4 (9.76%) WebDriver
3 4 (9.76%) JUnit
General
1 14 (34.15%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) Analyst
1 18 (43.90%) Test Analyst
2 10 (24.39%) Senior Analyst
2 10 (24.39%) Senior Test Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Tester
4 6 (14.63%) Test Manager
5 5 (12.20%) Senior Tester
6 4 (9.76%) Performance Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Programme Manager
6 4 (9.76%) Performance Test Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Programme Test Manager
6 4 (9.76%) QA Leader
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Performance Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Performance Tester
7 3 (7.32%) Auditor
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Auditor
7 3 (7.32%) Internal Auditor
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Internal Auditor
7 3 (7.32%) Performance Tester
Miscellaneous
1 13 (31.71%) Mainframe
2 6 (14.63%) Management Information System
3 5 (12.20%) VSAM
3 5 (12.20%) Open Source
4 4 (9.76%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (7.32%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) V-Model
2 16 (39.02%) Test Scripting
3 15 (36.59%) Fault Management
4 11 (26.83%) Test Management
5 8 (19.51%) Software Testing
6 7 (17.07%) Project Management
7 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
7 6 (14.63%) Configuration Management
7 6 (14.63%) Performance Management
8 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
8 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
9 4 (9.76%) Functional Testing
9 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Integration Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
9 4 (9.76%) Validation
9 4 (9.76%) Programme Management
9 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (9.76%) Change Management
9 4 (9.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) COBOL
2 7 (17.07%) C
3 3 (7.32%) SQL
4 2 (4.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) ISTQB
2 4 (9.76%) ISEB
2 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (29.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (9.76%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) HP
2 6 (14.63%) BT
3 4 (9.76%) IBM
4 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
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