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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 71 49 37
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 5 4 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.70% 0.96% 5.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.29% 6.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 25
Average salary £35,000 £44,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.45% -23.47%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
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
601 309 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 84.53% 74.46% 83.04%
Number of salaries quoted 578 284 362
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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
Salary Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Northampton

Test Strategy
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) ISEB
1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Social Media
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Content Management
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) QA Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Testing Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Social Media
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Content Management
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center