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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 86 127 113
Rank change year-on-year +41 -14  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 19 19 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.55% 0.98% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.11% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 21
Median salary £37,500 £47,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.05% -20.83%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year - -4.49%  

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 1020 1714 2072
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 83.27% 88.08% 86.77%
Number of salaries quoted 775 1378 1364
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Reading

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 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 Reading region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 29 (67.44%) Test Scripting
2 24 (55.81%) QA
2 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (53.49%) Selenium
4 22 (51.16%) WebDriver
5 17 (39.53%) SQL
6 15 (34.88%) Java
6 15 (34.88%) HP
6 15 (34.88%) Automated Testing
6 15 (34.88%) Scrum
7 14 (32.56%) JMeter
7 14 (32.56%) Automation Testing
8 13 (30.23%) Finance
8 13 (30.23%) Financial Institution
8 13 (30.23%) Oracle
8 13 (30.23%) Gatling
9 10 (23.26%) Release Management
9 10 (23.26%) Security Testing
9 10 (23.26%) SC Cleared
9 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
9 10 (23.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (23.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (23.26%) SAP
9 10 (23.26%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
10 7 (16.28%) ISTQB
10 7 (16.28%) IIS
10 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
11 6 (13.95%) ISEB
11 6 (13.95%) Regression Testing
11 6 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related 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 7 (16.28%) IIS
2 2 (4.65%) IBM Domino
2 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.98%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) IMAP
1 2 (4.65%) NAS
1 2 (4.65%) SAN
1 2 (4.65%) SMTP
1 2 (4.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.65%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 23 (53.49%) Selenium
2 22 (51.16%) WebDriver
3 14 (32.56%) JMeter
4 13 (30.23%) Gatling
5 10 (23.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (11.63%) JIRA
6 5 (11.63%) Selenium IDE
7 4 (9.30%) LoadRunner
7 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
7 4 (9.30%) WebLOAD
8 2 (4.65%) AQtime
8 2 (4.65%) MSTest
9 1 (2.33%) Bugzilla
9 1 (2.33%) Calabash
9 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.33%) NUnit
9 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.33%) TestNG
9 1 (2.33%) Trac
General
1 13 (30.23%) Finance
1 13 (30.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) QA Automation Engineer
1 14 (32.56%) QA Engineer
2 13 (30.23%) Tester
3 11 (25.58%) Automation Tester
3 11 (25.58%) QA Automation Tester
3 11 (25.58%) QA Tester
4 10 (23.26%) Test Leader
5 8 (18.60%) Test Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Senior Test Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Business Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Performance Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Salesforce Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Salesforce Business Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Senior Business Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Senior Salesforce Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Senior Salesforce Business Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) Web Services
2 2 (4.65%) .NET
2 2 (4.65%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) FMCG
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
3 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
1 4 (9.30%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (67.44%) Test Scripting
2 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (34.88%) Automated Testing
3 15 (34.88%) Scrum
4 14 (32.56%) Automation Testing
5 10 (23.26%) Release Management
5 10 (23.26%) Security Testing
5 10 (23.26%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 10 (23.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (13.95%) Open Source
6 6 (13.95%) Regression Testing
6 6 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Compatibility Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (11.63%) Functional Testing
7 5 (11.63%) QA Automation
7 5 (11.63%) SDLC
7 5 (11.63%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Use Case
7 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) SQL
2 15 (34.88%) Java
3 4 (9.30%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) C++
4 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) SC Cleared
1 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.28%) ISTQB
3 6 (13.95%) ISEB
4 4 (9.30%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (55.81%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
1 4 (9.30%) VMware ESX
1 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.65%) Grafana
2 2 (4.65%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 15 (34.88%) HP
2 13 (30.23%) Oracle
3 10 (23.26%) SAP
4 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.30%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (9.30%) VMware
6 2 (4.65%) IBM
Reading, Berkshire
Intec Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £47,000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago