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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 64 59 60
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 12 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.77% 1.07% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 1.40% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 4
Average salary £42,500 £38,750 £35,923
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.67% +7.87%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
563 429 499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 82.92% 76.33% 77.73%
Number of salaries quoted 482 343 418
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,500
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 23 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 12 £42,500 +21.42%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) MS Excel
3 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
4 10 (58.82%) Project Management
4 10 (58.82%) Process Management
4 10 (58.82%) CSS
4 10 (58.82%) ITIL
4 10 (58.82%) PRINCE2
4 10 (58.82%) C#
4 10 (58.82%) HTML
4 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
4 10 (58.82%) .NET
4 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
4 10 (58.82%) jQuery
4 10 (58.82%) Time Management
4 10 (58.82%) Waterfall
4 10 (58.82%) Analytics
5 8 (47.06%) SQL
6 7 (41.18%) MVC
6 7 (41.18%) LINQ
6 7 (41.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 6 (35.29%) TypeScript
7 6 (35.29%) Relational Database
7 6 (35.29%) MVVM
7 6 (35.29%) WCF
7 6 (35.29%) WPF
7 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (35.29%) VB6
7 6 (35.29%) Ajax
7 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 12 (70.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (35.29%) Relational Database
2 6 (35.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.76%) MSTest
3 1 (5.88%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (35.29%) German Language
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Test Leader
3 2 (11.76%) Coordinator
3 2 (11.76%) Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) HTML
1 10 (58.82%) .NET
1 10 (58.82%) CSS
1 10 (58.82%) jQuery
2 7 (41.18%) LINQ
2 7 (41.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (35.29%) Ajax
3 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
3 6 (35.29%) JSON
3 6 (35.29%) WCF
3 6 (35.29%) WPF
3 6 (35.29%) Classic ASP
3 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
1 1 (5.88%) DTV
1 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
1 1 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) Time Management
2 10 (58.82%) Waterfall
2 10 (58.82%) Analytics
2 10 (58.82%) ITIL
2 10 (58.82%) PRINCE2
2 10 (58.82%) Project Management
2 10 (58.82%) Process Management
3 7 (41.18%) MVC
4 6 (35.29%) MVVM
5 5 (29.41%) Coaching
5 5 (29.41%) Scrum
6 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (11.76%) Line Management
7 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) C#
1 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
2 8 (47.06%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) T-SQL
3 6 (35.29%) VB
3 6 (35.29%) VB.NET
3 6 (35.29%) VB6
3 6 (35.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) SAP