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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 83 88 75
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.12% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 1
Median salary £30,000 £30,701 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.28% +13.70%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +3.26%
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
683 670 623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 85.27% 85.57% 75.61%
Number of salaries quoted 592 553 456
Median salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,308 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of job ads across the North East region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Durham - 1 £30,000 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 North East region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 6 (50.00%) ISEB
1 6 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (50.00%) Test Management
2 5 (41.67%) Project Management
3 4 (33.33%) Cognizant
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (33.33%) QA
4 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Banking
5 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
5 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 2 (16.67%) ETL
5 2 (16.67%) Informatica
5 2 (16.67%) DataStage
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) DB2
5 2 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Data Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) ATM
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) DataStage
1 2 (16.67%) DB2
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 4 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 3 (25.00%) QA Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Data Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Database Manager
3 2 (16.67%) QA Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) IVR
2 1 (8.33%) Online Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 6 (50.00%) Test Management
2 5 (41.67%) Project Management
3 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (16.67%) Data Management
5 2 (16.67%) ETL
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 1 (8.33%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISEB
1 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Cognizant
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) IBM Sterling
2 2 (16.67%) Informatica
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) TSYS