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 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 115 129 126
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 22 14 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.21% 0.64% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.76% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 17 9 10
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -15.15%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
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
1594 1848 2063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 87.82% 84.85% 81.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1176 1388 1432
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £67,500
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 29 August 2016.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, 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 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (62.07%) Scrum
2 18 (62.07%) Java
2 18 (62.07%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (58.62%) BDD
4 16 (55.17%) Cucumber
4 16 (55.17%) Automation Testing
4 16 (55.17%) SMTP
4 16 (55.17%) Ruby
5 14 (48.28%) TDD
5 14 (48.28%) Eclipse
5 14 (48.28%) JUnit
5 14 (48.28%) OOP
5 14 (48.28%) OO
5 14 (48.28%) Gherkin
5 14 (48.28%) Mockito
5 14 (48.28%) Data Loss Prevention
6 10 (34.48%) Selenium
7 7 (24.14%) QA
7 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
8 6 (20.69%) .NET
9 5 (17.24%) SQL
9 5 (17.24%) Degree
9 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
9 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
10 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
10 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (13.79%) Performance Engineering
10 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

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 4 (13.79%) IIS
2 2 (6.90%) IBM Domino
2 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP CO
1 1 (3.45%) SAP FI
1 1 (3.45%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 16 (55.17%) SMTP
2 4 (13.79%) Wireshark
3 3 (10.34%) Internet
4 2 (6.90%) IMAP
4 2 (6.90%) NAS
4 2 (6.90%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (55.17%) Cucumber
2 14 (48.28%) Eclipse
2 14 (48.28%) JUnit
2 14 (48.28%) Mockito
3 10 (34.48%) Selenium
4 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
5 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.90%) AQtime
6 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
6 2 (6.90%) WebLOAD
7 1 (3.45%) JMeter
7 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (13.79%) Banking
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Games
2 3 (10.34%) Retail
2 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Tester
2 14 (48.28%) Agile Tester
2 14 (48.28%) Automation Tester
2 14 (48.28%) Java Automation Tester
2 14 (48.28%) Security Tester
2 14 (48.28%) Web Automation Tester
2 14 (48.28%) Web Tester
3 5 (17.24%) Test Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Performance Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Performance Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Automation Test Lead
6 2 (6.90%) Head of QA
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Test Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Tester
6 2 (6.90%) QA Leader
6 2 (6.90%) QA Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Performance Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (48.28%) Gherkin
2 6 (20.69%) .NET
3 3 (10.34%) SOAP
4 2 (6.90%) MAPI
4 2 (6.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (62.07%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
1 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (62.07%) Scrum
3 17 (58.62%) BDD
4 16 (55.17%) Automation Testing
5 14 (48.28%) Data Loss Prevention
5 14 (48.28%) OO
5 14 (48.28%) OOP
5 14 (48.28%) TDD
6 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
7 4 (13.79%) Performance Engineering
7 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (13.79%) Project Management
8 3 (10.34%) Business Development
8 3 (10.34%) Coaching
8 3 (10.34%) Kanban
8 3 (10.34%) Logistics
8 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
8 3 (10.34%) Test Management
9 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) Java
2 16 (55.17%) Ruby
3 5 (17.24%) SQL
4 4 (13.79%) C#
4 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.90%) C++
5 2 (6.90%) Groovy
6 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
2 5 (17.24%) Degree
3 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (10.34%) ISEB
5 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
1 4 (13.79%) VMware ESX
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
1 4 (13.79%) VMware
2 2 (6.90%) IBM
3 1 (3.45%) Borland
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
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