The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 69 64 67
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 10 14 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.33% 1.65% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 2.04% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 1
Average salary £47,500 £65,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.92% +44.44%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Test Strategy
East Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
655 685 431
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 87.33% 80.87% 79.23%
Number of salaries quoted 591 578 385
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,900 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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
Northampton -11 7 £40,000 -38.46%
Test Strategy
East Midlands

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 11 (64.71%) Project Management
1 11 (64.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (52.94%) QA
3 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
4 7 (41.18%) Finance
4 7 (41.18%) Banking
4 7 (41.18%) Test Management
4 7 (41.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (35.29%) Demand Management
5 6 (35.29%) System Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
5 6 (35.29%) ISEB
6 5 (29.41%) Scrum
6 5 (29.41%) Performance Management
6 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
6 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
7 4 (23.53%) Agile Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (23.53%) TDD
7 4 (23.53%) Selenium
7 4 (23.53%) Web Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Java
7 4 (23.53%) SQL
8 3 (17.65%) PMI
8 3 (17.65%) PMI Certification

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Selenium
1 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
1 7 (41.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Test Manager
2 5 (29.41%) Test Leader
3 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Automated Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Programme Test Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Programme Manager
6 1 (5.88%) QA Manager
6 1 (5.88%) QA Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Testing Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (17.65%) PMI
3 1 (5.88%) Social Media
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Project Management
1 11 (64.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Test Management
2 7 (41.18%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (35.29%) Demand Management
3 6 (35.29%) System Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
3 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
4 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Performance Management
4 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
4 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Web Testing
5 4 (23.53%) TDD
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Resource Management
7 1 (5.88%) Content Management
7 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Java
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
2 6 (35.29%) ISEB
3 3 (17.65%) PMI Certification
3 3 (17.65%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center