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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 61 63 62
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 10 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.73% 1.93% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 2.25% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 2
Average salary £40,250 £42,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.29% +9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,050 £35,232 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,450 £42,500 £41,750
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
493 579 437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 85.44% 86.03% 78.60%
Number of salaries quoted 427 502 353
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,433 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 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
(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
Durham - 6 £40,500 - 1
Tyne and Wear -3 4 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (75.00%) ISEB
1 9 (75.00%) Regression Testing
1 9 (75.00%) ISTQB
1 9 (75.00%) Test Management
1 9 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (66.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 8 (66.67%) Project Management
3 6 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) MS Office
4 4 (33.33%) CRM
4 4 (33.33%) ERP
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 4 (33.33%) System Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Northgate
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (16.67%) Banking
5 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle
6 1 (8.33%) Data Management
6 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Cognizant
6 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Marketing
6 1 (8.33%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (33.33%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Test Leader
2 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Regression Testing
1 9 (75.00%) Test Management
1 9 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (66.67%) Project Management
2 8 (66.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (33.33%) CRM
3 4 (33.33%) ERP
3 4 (33.33%) System Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Data Management
5 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) ISEB
1 9 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 4 (33.33%) Northgate
2 1 (8.33%) Cognizant
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
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