The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Tyne and Wear region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 62 63 56
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 3 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.55% 0.48% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.64% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 2
Average salary £38,500 £47,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.08% +48.03%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
407 466 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 74.54% 74.80% 71.99%
Number of salaries quoted 360 401 317
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Strategy
North East

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 3 £38,500 -18.08%
Test Strategy
North East

Test Strategy
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 5 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (60.00%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) V-Model
4 1 (20.00%) Security Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (60.00%) Facilita Forecast
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) V-Model
4 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center