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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 116 114
Rank change year-on-year +51 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 42 13 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.24% 0.74% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% 0.81% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 37 11 21
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -22.72%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £62,500 £65,000
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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1092 1596 1955
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 84.13% 90.37% 84.93%
Number of salaries quoted 879 1242 1420
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 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 Reading region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 60 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 54 (84.38%) Test Scripting
3 50 (78.13%) Java
4 46 (71.88%) WebDriver
5 43 (67.19%) Selenium
6 42 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (56.25%) SQL
8 35 (54.69%) JMeter
9 34 (53.13%) QA
10 28 (43.75%) ISTQB
10 28 (43.75%) Gatling
11 25 (39.06%) Finance
11 25 (39.06%) Financial Institution
11 25 (39.06%) Oracle
12 24 (37.50%) Scrum
13 21 (32.81%) Test Management
14 19 (29.69%) JIRA
14 19 (29.69%) Microsoft Excel
14 19 (29.69%) HP
14 19 (29.69%) QA Automation
15 16 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
15 16 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 16 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (25.00%) Functional Testing
15 16 (25.00%) Software Engineering
16 15 (23.44%) HP Quality Center
16 15 (23.44%) Regression Testing
16 15 (23.44%) LoadRunner
17 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
17 14 (21.88%) Defect Management

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 5 (7.81%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (29.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.19%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.69%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 46 (71.88%) WebDriver
2 43 (67.19%) Selenium
3 35 (54.69%) JMeter
4 28 (43.75%) Gatling
5 19 (29.69%) JIRA
6 15 (23.44%) LoadRunner
7 11 (17.19%) HP UFT
8 10 (15.63%) Cucumber
9 8 (12.50%) Protractor
10 5 (7.81%) Mocha
10 5 (7.81%) Selenium IDE
11 3 (4.69%) Bugzilla
11 3 (4.69%) Eclipse
11 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
11 3 (4.69%) IntelliJ
11 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
11 3 (4.69%) Maven
11 3 (4.69%) NetBeans
11 3 (4.69%) Subversion
11 3 (4.69%) TestLink
General
1 25 (39.06%) Finance
1 25 (39.06%) Financial Institution
2 5 (7.81%) Digital Economy
3 4 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (53.13%) Tester
2 23 (35.94%) QA Automation Engineer
2 23 (35.94%) QA Engineer
3 18 (28.13%) Automation Tester
4 17 (26.56%) QA Automation Tester
4 17 (26.56%) QA Tester
5 11 (17.19%) Senior Tester
6 10 (15.63%) Java Automation Tester
6 10 (15.63%) Java Engineer
6 10 (15.63%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 10 (15.63%) Selenium Tester
7 6 (9.38%) Analyst
7 6 (9.38%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (9.38%) Automation Test Analyst
7 6 (9.38%) Test Analyst
8 5 (7.81%) Senior Test Engineer
8 5 (7.81%) Software Tester
8 5 (7.81%) Test Engineer
9 4 (6.25%) Test Manager
10 3 (4.69%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) Web Services
2 4 (6.25%) SOAP
3 1 (1.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.81%) Client/Server
4 4 (6.25%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.69%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.56%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.56%) FMCG
6 1 (1.56%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.06%) Linux
2 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 54 (84.38%) Test Scripting
3 42 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (37.50%) Scrum
5 21 (32.81%) Test Management
6 19 (29.69%) QA Automation
7 16 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 16 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
7 16 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 15 (23.44%) Regression Testing
9 14 (21.88%) Defect Management
10 13 (20.31%) Open Source
10 13 (20.31%) Software Testing
11 12 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
12 11 (17.19%) Defect Tracking
13 10 (15.63%) Security Testing
14 9 (14.06%) PRINCE2
15 8 (12.50%) TDD
16 6 (9.38%) SDLC
16 6 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (78.13%) Java
2 36 (56.25%) SQL
3 11 (17.19%) C
4 9 (14.06%) PL/SQL
4 9 (14.06%) VB
5 5 (7.81%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.81%) Shell Script
6 4 (6.25%) Perl
7 3 (4.69%) C#
8 2 (3.13%) Ruby
9 1 (1.56%) C++
9 1 (1.56%) Groovy
9 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (43.75%) ISTQB
2 16 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
4 12 (18.75%) DV Cleared
5 9 (14.06%) Degree
6 8 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (9.38%) ISEB
8 4 (6.25%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
10 2 (3.13%) CCNA
10 2 (3.13%) CCNP
10 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (3.13%) MCP
10 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (53.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (23.44%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.69%) Grafana
2 3 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (39.06%) Oracle
2 19 (29.69%) HP
3 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.13%) Cisco
4 2 (3.13%) SAP
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Thales
Posted: 24 days ago