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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 46 44 54
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 12 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.05% 0.36% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 0.45% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 12 1 4
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,923
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -2.56%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
329 222 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 83.72% 79.29% 80.45%
Number of salaries quoted 285 200 313
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 26 January 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 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) MS Excel
3 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
4 10 (62.50%) Project Management
4 10 (62.50%) Process Management
4 10 (62.50%) CSS
4 10 (62.50%) ITIL
4 10 (62.50%) PRINCE2
4 10 (62.50%) C#
4 10 (62.50%) HTML
4 10 (62.50%) JavaScript
4 10 (62.50%) .NET
4 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 10 (62.50%) Time Management
4 10 (62.50%) jQuery
4 10 (62.50%) Waterfall
4 10 (62.50%) Analytics
5 8 (50.00%) SQL
6 7 (43.75%) MVC
6 7 (43.75%) LINQ
6 7 (43.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 6 (37.50%) MVVM
7 6 (37.50%) TypeScript
7 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
7 6 (37.50%) WCF
7 6 (37.50%) WPF
7 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (37.50%) VB6
7 6 (37.50%) Ajax
7 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 12 (75.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 6 (37.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (12.50%) MSTest
3 1 (6.25%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (37.50%) German Language
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Coordinator
3 2 (12.50%) Coordinator
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) HTML
1 10 (62.50%) .NET
1 10 (62.50%) CSS
1 10 (62.50%) jQuery
2 7 (43.75%) LINQ
2 7 (43.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (37.50%) Ajax
3 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
3 6 (37.50%) JSON
3 6 (37.50%) WCF
3 6 (37.50%) WPF
3 6 (37.50%) Classic ASP
3 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
1 1 (6.25%) DTV
1 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
1 1 (6.25%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Time Management
2 10 (62.50%) Waterfall
2 10 (62.50%) Analytics
2 10 (62.50%) ITIL
2 10 (62.50%) PRINCE2
2 10 (62.50%) Project Management
2 10 (62.50%) Process Management
3 7 (43.75%) MVC
4 6 (37.50%) MVVM
5 4 (25.00%) Coaching
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (12.50%) Line Management
7 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C#
1 10 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) T-SQL
3 6 (37.50%) VB
3 6 (37.50%) VB.NET
3 6 (37.50%) VB6
3 6 (37.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) SAP