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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 122 126 123
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 17 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.68% 0.31% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.42% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 8
Average salary £37,500 £46,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.91% +15.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £43,250 £37,850
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £49,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
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
1876 1649 1539
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 75.07% 72.39% 75.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1289 1282 1296
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 1 September 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 26 (61.90%) ISEB
2 25 (59.52%) ISTQB
3 23 (54.76%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (45.24%) HP
5 16 (38.10%) PRINCE2
5 16 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (35.71%) QA
6 15 (35.71%) Software Testing
6 15 (35.71%) SC Cleared
6 15 (35.71%) Security Cleared
7 14 (33.33%) Integration Testing
7 14 (33.33%) ITIL
7 14 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 14 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
7 14 (33.33%) Risk Management
7 14 (33.33%) Programme Management
8 13 (30.95%) Selenium
9 12 (28.57%) Finance
9 12 (28.57%) C
10 10 (23.81%) LoadRunner
11 7 (16.67%) Test Management
12 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
12 5 (11.90%) SQL
13 4 (9.52%) Linux
13 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
13 4 (9.52%) ISEB Practitioner
14 3 (7.14%) Windows
14 3 (7.14%) HTML
14 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
14 3 (7.14%) Data Mining

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (2.38%) Apache
1 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Data Mining
2 2 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (30.95%) Selenium
3 10 (23.81%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.76%) Subversion
4 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.38%) TestComplete
5 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.76%) Back Office
3 2 (4.76%) Games
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Test Manager
2 14 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 14 (33.33%) Programme Manager
2 14 (33.33%) Analyst
2 14 (33.33%) Programme Test Manager
3 7 (16.67%) Performance Test Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Tester
3 7 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Senior Tester
4 5 (11.90%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Senior Performance Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Performance Tester
5 3 (7.14%) Performance Tester
6 2 (4.76%) Developer
6 2 (4.76%) PHP Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) HTML
2 2 (4.76%) CSS
2 2 (4.76%) LAMP
2 2 (4.76%) Symfony
2 2 (4.76%) CodeIgniter
2 2 (4.76%) CakePHP
2 2 (4.76%) jQuery
2 2 (4.76%) RESTful
3 1 (2.38%) SOAP
3 1 (2.38%) Middleware
3 1 (2.38%) .NET
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.76%) Social Media
3 1 (2.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Linux
2 3 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) AIX
3 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) PRINCE2
1 16 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (35.71%) Software Testing
3 14 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 14 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 14 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 14 (33.33%) ITIL
4 7 (16.67%) Test Management
5 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
6 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.76%) OO
8 2 (4.76%) Project Planning
8 2 (4.76%) Performance Testing
9 1 (2.38%) Security Testing
9 1 (2.38%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (2.38%) TDD
9 1 (2.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (2.38%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (2.38%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) C
2 5 (11.90%) SQL
3 2 (4.76%) Python
3 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.76%) PHP
3 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.38%) Perl
4 1 (2.38%) C++
4 1 (2.38%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.38%) Ruby
4 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (61.90%) ISEB
2 25 (59.52%) ISTQB
3 15 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 15 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 14 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (9.52%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (4.76%) Degree
7 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (35.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Terminal Server
1 1 (2.38%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 23 (54.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.38%) Nessus
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) HP
2 2 (4.76%) Facebook
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) Citrix
3 1 (2.38%) Veritas
3 1 (2.38%) Zend
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago