Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 187 194
Rank change year-on-year +26 +7 +59
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 96 117 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.52% 1.36% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.54% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 88 89 148
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -9.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £59,125 £72,500 £80,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5441 7589 9617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 86.39% 88.34% 86.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4243 5790 7502
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,982
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +67 71 £50,000 - 1
Newbury -14 11 £52,500 +75.00%
Maidenhead +7 9 £60,000 +4.35%
Slough +3 5 £45,000 -32.08% 1
Bracknell -10 2 £50,000 +14.94% 1
Wokingham - 1 £47,500 -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 88 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 69 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (66.67%) Java
4 57 (59.38%) Test Scripting
5 54 (56.25%) Test Management
5 54 (56.25%) Degree
6 51 (53.13%) ISTQB
7 49 (51.04%) WebDriver
8 48 (50.00%) Computer Science
9 47 (48.96%) Computer Science Degree
10 41 (42.71%) Regression Testing
11 40 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
12 38 (39.58%) JMeter
13 37 (38.54%) Selenium
14 35 (36.46%) Linux
15 34 (35.42%) LoadRunner
16 30 (31.25%) QA
16 30 (31.25%) JIRA
16 30 (31.25%) SoapUI
16 30 (31.25%) Functional Testing
17 29 (30.21%) Performance Testing
17 29 (30.21%) Risk Management
18 28 (29.17%) Digital Economy
19 27 (28.13%) Open Source
20 24 (25.00%) Shell Script
20 24 (25.00%) Client/Server
20 24 (25.00%) SQL
20 24 (25.00%) User Stories
20 24 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
21 22 (22.92%) Non-Functional Testing

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 3 (3.13%) Apache
1 3 (3.13%) Apache Pig
1 3 (3.13%) Apache Solr
1 3 (3.13%) Apache Spark
1 3 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (11.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (14.58%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (9.38%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.33%) PaaS
1 8 (8.33%) SaaS
2 5 (5.21%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.04%) HTTP
1 1 (1.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.38%) Relational Database
1 9 (9.38%) SQLPlus
2 5 (5.21%) Big Data
2 5 (5.21%) GIS
3 3 (3.13%) HBase
3 3 (3.13%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.13%) Redis
3 3 (3.13%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.08%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 49 (51.04%) WebDriver
2 38 (39.58%) JMeter
3 37 (38.54%) Selenium
4 34 (35.42%) LoadRunner
5 30 (31.25%) JIRA
5 30 (31.25%) SoapUI
6 19 (19.79%) HP UFT
7 12 (12.50%) JUnit
8 10 (10.42%) Cucumber
9 9 (9.38%) eggPlant
9 9 (9.38%) LoadUI
9 9 (9.38%) TestNG
9 9 (9.38%) Toad
10 8 (8.33%) Eclipse
10 8 (8.33%) Git (software)
10 8 (8.33%) IntelliJ
11 6 (6.25%) Gatling
11 6 (6.25%) NetBeans
12 4 (4.17%) Jenkins
12 4 (4.17%) Maven
General
1 28 (29.17%) Digital Economy
2 9 (9.38%) Publishing
3 8 (8.33%) Finance
4 3 (3.13%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.04%) Automotive
5 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (37.50%) Tester
2 25 (26.04%) Software Tester
3 12 (12.50%) Analyst
4 10 (10.42%) Test Analyst
5 9 (9.38%) SAP Analyst
5 9 (9.38%) SAP Test Analyst
5 9 (9.38%) Senior Manager
5 9 (9.38%) Senior Tester
6 8 (8.33%) Quality Manager
6 8 (8.33%) Team Leader
7 7 (7.29%) QA Manager
7 7 (7.29%) Test Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Test Manager
7 7 (7.29%) Test Team Leader
8 6 (6.25%) Automation Tester
8 6 (6.25%) Developer
8 6 (6.25%) QA Engineer
8 6 (6.25%) QA Test Manager
9 5 (5.21%) Engineering Manager
9 5 (5.21%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.75%) Web Services
2 17 (17.71%) SOAP
3 5 (5.21%) .NET
3 5 (5.21%) Hibernate
3 5 (5.21%) Spring
4 3 (3.13%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (3.13%) JPA
4 3 (3.13%) Node.js
4 3 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (3.13%) Spring Boot
4 3 (3.13%) Spring Cloud
5 2 (2.08%) CSS
5 2 (2.08%) HTML
5 2 (2.08%) XML
5 2 (2.08%) XSD
6 1 (1.04%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.04%) DOM
6 1 (1.04%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 48 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 40 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (25.00%) Client/Server
4 10 (10.42%) Mobile App
5 7 (7.29%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.13%) N-Tier
8 2 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.04%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 35 (36.46%) Linux
2 13 (13.54%) Windows
3 2 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 69 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (59.38%) Test Scripting
4 54 (56.25%) Test Management
5 41 (42.71%) Regression Testing
6 30 (31.25%) Functional Testing
7 29 (30.21%) Performance Testing
7 29 (30.21%) Risk Management
8 27 (28.13%) Open Source
9 24 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
9 24 (25.00%) User Stories
10 22 (22.92%) Non-Functional Testing
10 22 (22.92%) Scrum
11 21 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (20.83%) Software Testing
13 18 (18.75%) Scenario Testing
14 17 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (17.71%) Manual Testing
14 17 (17.71%) Project Management
15 16 (16.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 64 (66.67%) Java
2 24 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 24 (25.00%) SQL
3 20 (20.83%) C#
4 9 (9.38%) C
5 8 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 8 (8.33%) VB
6 6 (6.25%) Python
7 4 (4.17%) Perl
7 4 (4.17%) Ruby
8 3 (3.13%) Groovy
8 3 (3.13%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.08%) C++
9 2 (2.08%) PHP
9 2 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 54 (56.25%) Degree
2 51 (53.13%) ISTQB
3 47 (48.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (10.42%) DV Cleared
4 10 (10.42%) Security Cleared
5 9 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (8.33%) Master's Degree
7 4 (4.17%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (1.04%) CCNA
9 1 (1.04%) CCNP
9 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.04%) ISEB
9 1 (1.04%) MCP
9 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (31.25%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.25%) Docker
2 3 (3.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (19.79%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.13%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.08%) Grafana
Vendors
1 22 (22.92%) SAP
2 20 (20.83%) HP
3 13 (13.54%) Concur
4 5 (5.21%) Ariba
4 5 (5.21%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.17%) Oracle
6 1 (1.04%) Cisco