The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton 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 70 56 52
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 3 3 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.53% 0.56% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.64% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 10
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -46.15%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Test Strategy
Northamptonshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
504 472 406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 89.84% 88.72% 82.86%
Number of salaries quoted 339 451 365
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £64,600
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Northampton

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Northampton

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 (83.33%) Scrum
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (83.33%) Selenium
2 14 (77.78%) Automated Testing
2 14 (77.78%) Java EE
2 14 (77.78%) QA
2 14 (77.78%) WebDriver
2 14 (77.78%) Cucumber
2 14 (77.78%) TDD
2 14 (77.78%) Java
2 14 (77.78%) SQL
2 14 (77.78%) J2EE
2 14 (77.78%) Unix
2 14 (77.78%) Agile Testing
2 14 (77.78%) Jenkins
2 14 (77.78%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (77.78%) Mentoring
3 3 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (16.67%) System Testing
3 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Banking
5 1 (5.56%) Linux
5 1 (5.56%) ISEB
5 1 (5.56%) Internet
5 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.56%) Android
5 1 (5.56%) V-Model

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Northampton 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
Development Applications
1 15 (83.33%) Selenium
2 14 (77.78%) Cucumber
2 14 (77.78%) Jenkins
2 14 (77.78%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Automated Tester
1 14 (77.78%) Lead Tester
1 14 (77.78%) Selenium Tester
1 14 (77.78%) Test Leader
1 14 (77.78%) Test Scripter
1 14 (77.78%) Tester
1 14 (77.78%) Web Tester
2 3 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) J2EE
1 14 (77.78%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (77.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (83.33%) Scrum
2 14 (77.78%) Agile Testing
2 14 (77.78%) Automated Testing
2 14 (77.78%) Mentoring
2 14 (77.78%) TDD
3 3 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (16.67%) System Testing
3 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) SDLC
5 1 (5.56%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Test Management
5 1 (5.56%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) Java
1 14 (77.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (77.78%) QA