Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 154 140
Rank change year-on-year +70 -14 +25
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 72 41 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.03% 1.17% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.56% 1.33% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 77 27 74
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £41,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £72,500 £80,000
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £51,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year -2.44% -6.82% +22.22%

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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2025 3082 3939
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 85.08% 87.98% 86.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1626 2258 3072
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% -3.03%
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,350 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy 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 in Reading.

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Reading

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Reading over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 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 Reading region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 67 (93.06%) Test Automation
2 57 (79.17%) Java
3 53 (73.61%) Test Management
3 53 (73.61%) Test Scripting
3 53 (73.61%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (70.83%) ISTQB
5 47 (65.28%) WebDriver
6 46 (63.89%) Degree
7 39 (54.17%) Computer Science
7 39 (54.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 38 (52.78%) Regression Testing
9 36 (50.00%) JMeter
10 33 (45.83%) LoadRunner
10 33 (45.83%) Analytical Skills
11 31 (43.06%) Linux
12 30 (41.67%) JIRA
12 30 (41.67%) SoapUI
13 28 (38.89%) Functional Testing
13 28 (38.89%) Digital Economy
13 28 (38.89%) Risk Management
14 27 (37.50%) Open Source
15 26 (36.11%) Selenium
15 26 (36.11%) QA
16 24 (33.33%) Shell Script
16 24 (33.33%) Client/Server
16 24 (33.33%) User Stories
16 24 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
17 21 (29.17%) SQL
17 21 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
18 20 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing

Test Strategy
Co-occurring 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 3 (4.17%) Apache
1 3 (4.17%) Apache Pig
1 3 (4.17%) Apache Solr
1 3 (4.17%) Apache Spark
1 3 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (19.44%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (12.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) HTTP
1 1 (1.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 9 (12.50%) SQLPlus
2 5 (6.94%) GIS
3 3 (4.17%) HBase
3 3 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.17%) Redis
4 2 (2.78%) Big Data
4 2 (2.78%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 47 (65.28%) WebDriver
2 36 (50.00%) JMeter
3 33 (45.83%) LoadRunner
4 30 (41.67%) JIRA
4 30 (41.67%) SoapUI
5 26 (36.11%) Selenium
6 18 (25.00%) HP UFT
7 11 (15.28%) Cucumber
7 11 (15.28%) JUnit
8 9 (12.50%) eggPlant
8 9 (12.50%) LoadUI
8 9 (12.50%) TestNG
8 9 (12.50%) Toad
9 7 (9.72%) Git (software)
10 6 (8.33%) Eclipse
10 6 (8.33%) Gatling
10 6 (8.33%) IntelliJ
10 6 (8.33%) NetBeans
11 3 (4.17%) Maven
11 3 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 28 (38.89%) Digital Economy
2 9 (12.50%) Publishing
3 3 (4.17%) Finance
3 3 (4.17%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (48.61%) Tester
2 24 (33.33%) Software Tester
3 10 (13.89%) Analyst
3 10 (13.89%) Test Analyst
4 9 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
4 9 (12.50%) SAP Test Analyst
4 9 (12.50%) Senior Tester
5 8 (11.11%) Team Leader
6 7 (9.72%) QA Manager
6 7 (9.72%) Test Manager
6 7 (9.72%) Test Team Leader
7 6 (8.33%) Automation Tester
7 6 (8.33%) QA Test Manager
8 4 (5.56%) Agile Test Manager
8 4 (5.56%) QC Manager
8 4 (5.56%) SAP Manager
8 4 (5.56%) SAP Test Manager
8 4 (5.56%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.56%) Web Automation Tester
8 4 (5.56%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.61%) SOAP
2 16 (22.22%) Web Services
3 3 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (4.17%) Hibernate
3 3 (4.17%) JPA
3 3 (4.17%) Node.js
3 3 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (4.17%) Spring
3 3 (4.17%) Spring Boot
3 3 (4.17%) Spring Cloud
4 1 (1.39%) CSS
4 1 (1.39%) HTML
4 1 (1.39%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 39 (54.17%) Computer Science
2 33 (45.83%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (33.33%) Client/Server
4 9 (12.50%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.17%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.39%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 31 (43.06%) Linux
2 10 (13.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (93.06%) Test Automation
2 53 (73.61%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (73.61%) Test Management
2 53 (73.61%) Test Scripting
3 38 (52.78%) Regression Testing
4 28 (38.89%) Functional Testing
4 28 (38.89%) Risk Management
5 27 (37.50%) Open Source
6 24 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
6 24 (33.33%) User Stories
7 21 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
9 18 (25.00%) Performance Testing
9 18 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
9 18 (25.00%) Scrum
10 17 (23.61%) BDD
10 17 (23.61%) Software Testing
11 15 (20.83%) TDD
12 14 (19.44%) ERP
12 14 (19.44%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 57 (79.17%) Java
2 24 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 21 (29.17%) SQL
4 12 (16.67%) C#
5 9 (12.50%) C
6 8 (11.11%) PL/SQL
6 8 (11.11%) VB
7 4 (5.56%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.56%) Perl
8 3 (4.17%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.78%) Python
9 2 (2.78%) Ruby
10 1 (1.39%) C++
10 1 (1.39%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 51 (70.83%) ISTQB
2 46 (63.89%) Degree
3 39 (54.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (13.89%) DV Cleared
4 10 (13.89%) Security Cleared
5 9 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (2.78%) ISEB
7 2 (2.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.39%) CCNA
8 1 (1.39%) CCNP
8 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.39%) MCP
8 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (36.11%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.33%) Docker
2 3 (4.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 18 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.17%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.78%) Grafana
Vendors
1 19 (26.39%) HP
2 14 (19.44%) SAP
3 5 (6.94%) Ariba
3 5 (6.94%) Concur
4 3 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (1.39%) Cisco