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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 60 - 54
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 3 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.55% - 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% - 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 0
Average salary £35,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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
437 362 320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 79.89% 80.80% 76.01%
Number of salaries quoted 300 311 266
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) MSTest
2 2 (66.67%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) V-Model
3 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) V-Model
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB