The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 55 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.25% 0.36% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.48% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 0
Average salary £30,701 £31,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.96% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
Test Strategy
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
336 420 350
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 83.37% 75.81% 80.65%
Number of salaries quoted 276 268 287
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy.

1 9 (56.25%) Retail
2 7 (43.75%) Analytics
3 6 (37.50%) PMBOK
3 6 (37.50%) Time Management
3 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 6 (37.50%) VB6
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Banking
3 6 (37.50%) Degree
3 6 (37.50%) WPF
3 6 (37.50%) jQuery
3 6 (37.50%) Test Management
3 6 (37.50%) Project Management
3 6 (37.50%) Process Management
3 6 (37.50%) C#
3 6 (37.50%) HTML
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) VB
3 6 (37.50%) .NET
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 6 (37.50%) PRINCE2
3 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 6 (37.50%) CSS
3 6 (37.50%) ITIL
4 5 (31.25%) Internet
4 5 (31.25%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (31.25%) ATM
4 5 (31.25%) RDBMS
4 5 (31.25%) Oracle
4 5 (31.25%) SQL

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Internet
1 5 (31.25%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (31.25%) RDBMS
2 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
General
1 9 (56.25%) Retail
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
3 5 (31.25%) Retail Banking
4 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) .NET Developer
2 6 (37.50%) C# Developer
3 4 (25.00%) IT Business Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Graduate
4 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) WPF Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) WPF
1 6 (37.50%) jQuery
1 6 (37.50%) HTML
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
1 6 (37.50%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Online Banking
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (25.00%) IVR
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Analytics
2 6 (37.50%) Time Management
2 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Test Management
2 6 (37.50%) Project Management
2 6 (37.50%) Process Management
2 6 (37.50%) PRINCE2
2 6 (37.50%) ITIL
3 5 (31.25%) Process Improvement
3 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
3 5 (31.25%) Test Planning
4 4 (25.00%) Use Case
4 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Logistics
4 4 (25.00%) Workflow
4 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) VB6
1 6 (37.50%) C#
1 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
1 6 (37.50%) VB
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) PMBOK
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
1 5 (31.25%) TSYS
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Cognizant