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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 173 181
Rank change year-on-year +55 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 61 36 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.84% 0.80% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 0.91% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 54 31 35
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £62,500 £71,260
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £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 2810 3953 4442
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 84.72% 88.37% 86.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2199 3129 3234
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +54 42 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Bracknell +26 9 £50,000 +11.11%
Slough +7 5 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Maidenhead +7 3 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Newbury -3 1 £40,000 -30.43% 1
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 90 (79.65%) Test Automation
2 72 (63.72%) Test Scripting
3 66 (58.41%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (54.87%) Selenium
5 56 (49.56%) Java
6 49 (43.36%) Finance
6 49 (43.36%) QA
7 47 (41.59%) WebDriver
8 45 (39.82%) SQL
9 41 (36.28%) ISTQB
10 38 (33.63%) JMeter
10 38 (33.63%) Scrum
11 32 (28.32%) Test Management
12 30 (26.55%) QA Automation
13 29 (25.66%) Software Testing
14 28 (24.78%) Gatling
15 26 (23.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 25 (22.12%) Non-Functional Testing
16 25 (22.12%) Financial Institution
16 25 (22.12%) Oracle
17 24 (21.24%) HP
17 24 (21.24%) Functional Testing
18 23 (20.35%) JIRA
18 23 (20.35%) Microsoft
19 21 (18.58%) Analytical Skills
20 20 (17.70%) Scenario Testing
21 19 (16.81%) Microsoft Excel
22 17 (15.04%) Windows
22 17 (15.04%) Regression Testing
22 17 (15.04%) LoadRunner

Test Strategy
Co-occurring 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 5 (4.42%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (16.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (7.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.54%) SAP HR
3 3 (2.65%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.54%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.88%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.42%) 4G
2 4 (3.54%) 3G
2 4 (3.54%) MPLS
2 4 (3.54%) MVNO
2 4 (3.54%) VoLTE
3 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.88%) DAB
4 1 (0.88%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.88%) GPRS
4 1 (0.88%) GSM
4 1 (0.88%) HTTP
4 1 (0.88%) Internet
4 1 (0.88%) IPv6
4 1 (0.88%) SSL
4 1 (0.88%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.73%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.65%) InfluxDB
5 2 (1.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 62 (54.87%) Selenium
2 47 (41.59%) WebDriver
3 38 (33.63%) JMeter
4 28 (24.78%) Gatling
5 23 (20.35%) JIRA
6 17 (15.04%) LoadRunner
7 16 (14.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (12.39%) Cucumber
9 13 (11.50%) HP UFT
10 9 (7.96%) Git (software)
10 9 (7.96%) Protractor
11 8 (7.08%) Subversion
12 7 (6.19%) TeamCity
13 5 (4.42%) Jenkins
13 5 (4.42%) Mocha
13 5 (4.42%) Selenium IDE
14 4 (3.54%) Eclipse
14 4 (3.54%) IntelliJ
14 4 (3.54%) SoapUI
15 3 (2.65%) Maven
General
1 49 (43.36%) Finance
2 25 (22.12%) Financial Institution
3 6 (5.31%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.42%) Digital Economy
4 5 (4.42%) Electronics
4 5 (4.42%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.42%) Marketing
5 4 (3.54%) Retail
6 1 (0.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (31.86%) Tester
2 35 (30.97%) QA Engineer
3 33 (29.20%) QA Automation Engineer
4 20 (17.70%) Automation Tester
5 17 (15.04%) Analyst
5 17 (15.04%) QA Automation Tester
5 17 (15.04%) QA Tester
6 15 (13.27%) Test Engineer
7 14 (12.39%) Automation Engineer
7 14 (12.39%) Test Analyst
7 14 (12.39%) Test Manager
8 12 (10.62%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 12 (10.62%) Selenium Tester
9 11 (9.73%) Automation Test Analyst
9 11 (9.73%) Senior Tester
10 10 (8.85%) Java Automation Tester
10 10 (8.85%) Java Engineer
11 9 (7.96%) Windows Engineer
12 7 (6.19%) Software Tester
13 6 (5.31%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.50%) Web Services
2 5 (4.42%) HTML
3 4 (3.54%) SOAP
3 4 (3.54%) XML
4 3 (2.65%) .NET
4 3 (2.65%) HTML5
5 2 (1.77%) CSS
5 2 (1.77%) JSON
5 2 (1.77%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.77%) XSLT
6 1 (0.88%) Behat
6 1 (0.88%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.88%) RESTful
6 1 (0.88%) Spring
6 1 (0.88%) WAP
6 1 (0.88%) WML
6 1 (0.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.58%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.08%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.19%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (6.19%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.31%) Client/Server
4 6 (5.31%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.65%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.88%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.88%) FMCG
6 1 (0.88%) Handset
6 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.88%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.04%) Windows
2 9 (7.96%) Linux
3 3 (2.65%) Android
3 3 (2.65%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.65%) Unix
3 3 (2.65%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (79.65%) Test Automation
2 72 (63.72%) Test Scripting
3 66 (58.41%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (33.63%) Scrum
5 32 (28.32%) Test Management
6 30 (26.55%) QA Automation
7 29 (25.66%) Software Testing
8 25 (22.12%) Non-Functional Testing
9 24 (21.24%) Functional Testing
10 20 (17.70%) Scenario Testing
11 17 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (15.04%) Regression Testing
12 16 (14.16%) Software Engineering
13 14 (12.39%) Defect Management
14 13 (11.50%) Open Source
14 13 (11.50%) Performance Testing
15 12 (10.62%) Manual Testing
16 11 (9.73%) Continuous Delivery
16 11 (9.73%) Defect Tracking
17 10 (8.85%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (49.56%) Java
2 45 (39.82%) SQL
3 14 (12.39%) C
4 13 (11.50%) C#
5 9 (7.96%) Perl
5 9 (7.96%) PL/SQL
5 9 (7.96%) VB
6 8 (7.08%) JavaScript
7 6 (5.31%) Python
8 5 (4.42%) Bash Shell
8 5 (4.42%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.54%) C++
10 3 (2.65%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.65%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.77%) Groovy
11 2 (1.77%) Ruby
12 1 (0.88%) PHP
12 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (36.28%) ISTQB
2 26 (23.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (12.39%) Degree
3 14 (12.39%) Security Cleared
4 13 (11.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (10.62%) DV Cleared
5 12 (10.62%) ISEB
6 4 (3.54%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.65%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.77%) CCNA
8 2 (1.77%) CCNP
8 2 (1.77%) MCP
8 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (43.36%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (15.04%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.65%) Grafana
2 3 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (22.12%) Oracle
2 24 (21.24%) HP
3 23 (20.35%) Microsoft
4 14 (12.39%) SAP
5 4 (3.54%) BroadSoft
5 4 (3.54%) Ericsson
6 3 (2.65%) Cisco
7 1 (0.88%) Concur
7 1 (0.88%) Facebook
7 1 (0.88%) Workday
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Thales
Posted: 22 days ago
Slough
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago