The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
South East / Berkshire
Rank 129 180 176
Rank change year-on-year +51 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 48 37 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.43% 0.75% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 0.86% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 33 25 43
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £38,000 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.55%  

Test Strategy is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2869 4312 4707
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 85.44% 87.11% 86.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2250 3462 3384
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Berkshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Berkshire

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Berkshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Berkshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +38 19 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Newbury +14 9 £42,500 -26.08% 1
Bracknell +10 3 £52,500 +23.52%
Maidenhead - 3 £65,000 -
Windsor - 2 £62,000 -
Slough - 1 £40,000 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 55 (52.88%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 35 (33.65%) HP
4 32 (30.77%) QA
4 32 (30.77%) Selenium
5 31 (29.81%) SAP
6 29 (27.88%) Java
7 28 (26.92%) JMeter
8 27 (25.96%) Finance
9 25 (24.04%) Oracle
10 24 (23.08%) SQL
10 24 (23.08%) WebDriver
11 23 (22.12%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (22.12%) Web Services
12 22 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 22 (21.15%) Scrum
12 22 (21.15%) Automated Testing
12 22 (21.15%) HP Quality Center
13 21 (20.19%) ISTQB
14 19 (18.27%) Performance Testing
14 19 (18.27%) Test Management
14 19 (18.27%) Mentoring
15 18 (17.31%) Automation Testing
15 18 (17.31%) Team Foundation Server
15 18 (17.31%) Degree
16 17 (16.35%) Waterfall
16 17 (16.35%) Continuous Integration
17 16 (15.38%) Release Management
18 15 (14.42%) SOA
19 14 (13.46%) Computer Science

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 7 (6.73%) IIS
2 4 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.92%) IBM Domino
3 2 (1.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) SAP HR
1 4 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.88%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.85%) Force.com
1 4 (3.85%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.96%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) 3G
1 4 (3.85%) 4G
1 4 (3.85%) HTTP
1 4 (3.85%) MPLS
1 4 (3.85%) MVNO
1 4 (3.85%) VoLTE
2 2 (1.92%) IMAP
2 2 (1.92%) NAS
2 2 (1.92%) SAN
2 2 (1.92%) SMTP
2 2 (1.92%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.92%) InfluxDB
4 2 (1.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (30.77%) Selenium
2 28 (26.92%) JMeter
3 24 (23.08%) WebDriver
4 18 (17.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (12.50%) Gatling
6 9 (8.65%) JIRA
7 8 (7.69%) Rational Performance Tester
8 7 (6.73%) Git (software)
8 7 (6.73%) LoadRunner
9 5 (4.81%) Selenium IDE
9 5 (4.81%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.85%) Cucumber
10 4 (3.85%) Jenkins
10 4 (3.85%) JUnit
10 4 (3.85%) Subversion
10 4 (3.85%) TestNG
10 4 (3.85%) WebLOAD
11 3 (2.88%) Eclipse
11 3 (2.88%) Gradle
11 3 (2.88%) IntelliJ
General
1 27 (25.96%) Finance
2 13 (12.50%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.85%) Electronics
3 4 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.85%) Marketing
3 4 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (19.23%) Architect
1 20 (19.23%) Test Manager
2 17 (16.35%) QA Engineer
2 17 (16.35%) Test Engineer
3 15 (14.42%) QA Automation Engineer
3 15 (14.42%) Tester
4 13 (12.50%) Automation Tester
5 12 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (10.58%) QA Automation Tester
6 11 (10.58%) QA Tester
6 11 (10.58%) Test Leader
7 10 (9.62%) Analyst
7 10 (9.62%) SAP Manager
7 10 (9.62%) SAP Test Manager
8 7 (6.73%) Test Architect
9 6 (5.77%) HR Manager
9 6 (5.77%) Test Analyst
10 5 (4.81%) Performance Architect
10 5 (4.81%) Senior Test Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (22.12%) Web Services
2 8 (7.69%) HTML
3 5 (4.81%) .NET
3 5 (4.81%) XML
4 4 (3.85%) Ajax
4 4 (3.85%) JMX
4 4 (3.85%) REST
4 4 (3.85%) SOAP
5 3 (2.88%) Hibernate
5 3 (2.88%) Spring
5 3 (2.88%) XSD
6 2 (1.92%) CSS
6 2 (1.92%) HTML5
6 2 (1.92%) JSON
6 2 (1.92%) MAPI
6 2 (1.92%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (22.12%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (13.46%) Computer Science
3 12 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.92%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.92%) User Experience
6 1 (0.96%) FMCG
6 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.96%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.62%) Windows
2 4 (3.85%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.88%) Unix
4 2 (1.92%) Android
4 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.92%) Linux
4 2 (1.92%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (52.88%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 22 (21.15%) Automated Testing
3 22 (21.15%) Scrum
3 22 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (18.27%) Mentoring
4 19 (18.27%) Performance Testing
4 19 (18.27%) Test Management
5 18 (17.31%) Automation Testing
6 17 (16.35%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (16.35%) Waterfall
7 16 (15.38%) Release Management
8 15 (14.42%) SOA
9 14 (13.46%) Test Automation
10 13 (12.50%) Functional Testing
11 12 (11.54%) SDLC
11 12 (11.54%) Software Testing
12 11 (10.58%) Data Modelling
12 11 (10.58%) Process Management
12 11 (10.58%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.88%) Java
2 24 (23.08%) SQL
3 13 (12.50%) C#
4 8 (7.69%) C++
4 8 (7.69%) Python
5 6 (5.77%) C
6 4 (3.85%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.85%) Perl
7 3 (2.88%) Groovy
8 2 (1.92%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.92%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.92%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (20.19%) ISTQB
2 18 (17.31%) Degree
3 12 (11.54%) ISEB
4 10 (9.62%) SC Cleared
4 10 (9.62%) Security Cleared
5 8 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (30.77%) QA
2 3 (2.88%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.85%) VMware ESX
1 4 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (21.15%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (8.65%) Perfmon
3 7 (6.73%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (1.92%) Grafana
4 2 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (33.65%) HP
2 31 (29.81%) SAP
3 25 (24.04%) Oracle
4 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 10 (9.62%) IBM
6 8 (7.69%) SOASTA, Inc
7 6 (5.77%) Riverbed
8 4 (3.85%) BroadSoft
8 4 (3.85%) Ericsson
8 4 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (3.85%) VMware
9 3 (2.88%) Concur
9 3 (2.88%) Informatica
10 1 (0.96%) Workday
Reading, Berkshire
Intec Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £47,000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago