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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 68 74 42
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -32
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 8 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 1.22% 0.15% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 0.18% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 7
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £37,500 £32,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £44,400
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
573 542 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 87.48% 83.64% 77.65%
Number of salaries quoted 522 503 247
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Northampton

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 18 (58.06%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 15 (48.39%) Test Management
3 14 (45.16%) Banking
3 14 (45.16%) System Testing
3 14 (45.16%) Continuous Improvement
3 14 (45.16%) Demand Management
3 14 (45.16%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 14 (45.16%) System Integration Testing
3 14 (45.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (41.94%) Configuration Management
5 12 (38.71%) Project Management
5 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (38.71%) QA
6 10 (32.26%) Scrum
7 9 (29.03%) TDD
7 9 (29.03%) Automated Testing
7 9 (29.03%) Java
7 9 (29.03%) SQL
7 9 (29.03%) Selenium
7 9 (29.03%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (29.03%) Agile Testing
7 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
8 6 (19.35%) WebDriver
8 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
8 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
8 6 (19.35%) Java EE
8 6 (19.35%) J2EE
8 6 (19.35%) UNIX
9 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.23%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Selenium
1 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
2 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
2 6 (19.35%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 14 (45.16%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Test Manager
2 9 (29.03%) Tester
2 9 (29.03%) Automated Tester
3 6 (19.35%) Selenium Tester
3 6 (19.35%) Web Tester
3 6 (19.35%) Test Leader
3 6 (19.35%) Lead Tester
4 4 (12.90%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (3.23%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) J2EE
1 6 (19.35%) Java EE
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.23%) PMI
2 1 (3.23%) IVR
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) UNIX
2 1 (3.23%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (48.39%) Test Management
3 14 (45.16%) System Testing
3 14 (45.16%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (45.16%) Continuous Improvement
3 14 (45.16%) Demand Management
3 14 (45.16%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 14 (45.16%) System Integration Testing
4 13 (41.94%) Configuration Management
5 12 (38.71%) Project Management
5 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (32.26%) Scrum
7 9 (29.03%) TDD
7 9 (29.03%) Automated Testing
7 9 (29.03%) Agile Testing
8 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
9 4 (12.90%) ERP
9 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
10 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) Java
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.23%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (38.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Google