The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 72 64 68
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 9 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.14% 1.11% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.38% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 2
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,923
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,186 £36,500 £35,061
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £52,500 £52,785
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
Test Strategy
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
649 509 500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 82.15% 80.92% 74.96%
Number of salaries quoted 536 431 424
Average salary £39,250 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.87% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,730 £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 the North East

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in the North East

Test Strategy
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the North East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -6 9 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) MS Excel
3 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
4 6 (46.15%) Analytics
4 6 (46.15%) Time Management
4 6 (46.15%) ITIL
4 6 (46.15%) PRINCE2
4 6 (46.15%) Project Management
4 6 (46.15%) Process Management
4 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
4 6 (46.15%) C#
4 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
4 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 6 (46.15%) HTML
4 6 (46.15%) .NET
4 6 (46.15%) CSS
4 6 (46.15%) jQuery
5 5 (38.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (38.46%) LINQ
5 5 (38.46%) MVC
5 5 (38.46%) Automated Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Scrum
6 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
6 4 (30.77%) MySQL
6 4 (30.77%) Ajax
6 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
6 4 (30.77%) JSON
6 4 (30.77%) WCF
6 4 (30.77%) WPF

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 8 (61.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 4 (30.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (15.38%) MSTest
3 1 (7.69%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (30.77%) German Language
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Coordinator
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
1 6 (46.15%) CSS
1 6 (46.15%) jQuery
2 5 (38.46%) LINQ
2 5 (38.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (30.77%) Ajax
3 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
3 4 (30.77%) JSON
3 4 (30.77%) WCF
3 4 (30.77%) WPF
3 4 (30.77%) Classic ASP
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
1 1 (7.69%) DTV
1 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
1 1 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
3 6 (46.15%) Analytics
3 6 (46.15%) Time Management
3 6 (46.15%) ITIL
3 6 (46.15%) PRINCE2
3 6 (46.15%) Project Management
3 6 (46.15%) Process Management
4 5 (38.46%) MVC
4 5 (38.46%) Automated Testing
5 4 (30.77%) MVVM
5 4 (30.77%) Coaching
5 4 (30.77%) Scrum
6 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
8 1 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
1 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
2 4 (30.77%) VB
2 4 (30.77%) VB.NET
2 4 (30.77%) VB6
2 4 (30.77%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
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