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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 85 138 121
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -17
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 21 10 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.55% 0.46% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 0.53% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 15
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,600 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,000 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
1148 1881 1989
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 84.60% 86.36% 84.60%
Number of salaries quoted 827 1481 1306
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £33,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of job ads across the Reading region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (51.28%) Java
3 19 (48.72%) Scrum
4 17 (43.59%) Selenium
4 17 (43.59%) Test Scripting
4 17 (43.59%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (43.59%) Automation Testing
5 15 (38.46%) SQL
6 13 (33.33%) SMTP
7 12 (30.77%) Ruby
7 12 (30.77%) Cucumber
7 12 (30.77%) BDD
8 11 (28.21%) QA
9 10 (25.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (25.64%) SC Cleared
9 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
9 10 (25.64%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 10 (25.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (25.64%) Release Management
9 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
9 10 (25.64%) HP
9 10 (25.64%) SAP
10 9 (23.08%) OOP
10 9 (23.08%) OO
10 9 (23.08%) JUnit
10 9 (23.08%) Eclipse
10 9 (23.08%) TDD
10 9 (23.08%) Data Loss Prevention
10 9 (23.08%) Mockito
10 9 (23.08%) Gherkin

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.38%) IIS
2 4 (10.26%) IBM Domino
2 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) SMTP
2 6 (15.38%) Internet
2 6 (15.38%) Wireshark
3 4 (10.26%) IMAP
3 4 (10.26%) NAS
3 4 (10.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 17 (43.59%) Selenium
2 12 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 10 (25.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (23.08%) Eclipse
4 9 (23.08%) JUnit
4 9 (23.08%) Mockito
5 7 (17.95%) Gatling
5 7 (17.95%) JMeter
5 7 (17.95%) WebDriver
6 6 (15.38%) LoadRunner
6 6 (15.38%) WebLOAD
7 4 (10.26%) AQtime
7 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio
8 3 (7.69%) SoapUI
9 2 (5.13%) JIRA
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 7 (17.95%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Tester
2 14 (35.90%) Automation Tester
3 10 (25.64%) Test Leader
4 9 (23.08%) Agile Tester
4 9 (23.08%) Java Automation Tester
4 9 (23.08%) Security Tester
4 9 (23.08%) Web Automation Tester
4 9 (23.08%) Web Tester
5 8 (20.51%) Performance Engineer
5 8 (20.51%) QA Automation Engineer
5 8 (20.51%) QA Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) QA Automation Tester
6 5 (12.82%) QA Tester
6 5 (12.82%) Senior Performance Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) Test Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Performance Test Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Performance Tester
7 4 (10.26%) Senior Performance Tester
7 4 (10.26%) Senior Tester
8 3 (7.69%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) Gherkin
2 6 (15.38%) .NET
3 4 (10.26%) MAPI
4 3 (7.69%) RESTful
4 3 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (43.59%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
1 8 (20.51%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (48.72%) Scrum
3 17 (43.59%) Automation Testing
3 17 (43.59%) Test Scripting
4 12 (30.77%) BDD
5 10 (25.64%) Release Management
5 10 (25.64%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 10 (25.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (23.08%) Data Loss Prevention
6 9 (23.08%) OO
6 9 (23.08%) OOP
6 9 (23.08%) TDD
7 8 (20.51%) Performance Engineering
7 8 (20.51%) Performance Testing
7 8 (20.51%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (17.95%) Automated Testing
8 7 (17.95%) Security Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Defect Management
9 4 (10.26%) QA Automation
10 3 (7.69%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) Java
2 15 (38.46%) SQL
3 12 (30.77%) Ruby
4 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
5 4 (10.26%) C#
5 4 (10.26%) C++
6 3 (7.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) SC Cleared
1 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.51%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) ISEB
3 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.21%) QA
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
1 8 (20.51%) VMware ESX
1 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Perfmon
2 2 (5.13%) Grafana
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) HP
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
1 10 (25.64%) SAP
2 8 (20.51%) VMware
3 7 (17.95%) Oracle
4 4 (10.26%) IBM