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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 74 83 76
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 2 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.29% 0.26% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.30% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 3
Median salary £30,000 £30,701 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.28% -12.28%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.06%
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
602 670 692
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 86.00% 88.04% 84.39%
Number of salaries quoted 522 566 519
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 29 September 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 - 2 £30,000 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (37.50%) User Stories
3 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) ISEB
4 2 (25.00%) Cognizant
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) TSYS
5 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 1 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (12.50%) V-Model
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) ATM
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) DataStage
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
1 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
1 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Test Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) QA Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Database Manager
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) IVR
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
1 1 (12.50%) Online Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 3 (37.50%) User Stories
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Data Management
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Cognizant
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (12.50%) Informatica
2 1 (12.50%) TSYS