The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 70 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 3 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.46% 0.21% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.25% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 0
Average salary £35,000 £55,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.36% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
Test Strategy
North East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
542 397 356
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 83.64% 84.11% 75.58%
Number of salaries quoted 433 354 316
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,607 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,730 £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 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 30 October 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
(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
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 3 £35,000 -36.36% 2
Test Strategy
North East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 30 October 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%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) LINQ
3 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (40.00%) MSTest
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (40.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (20.00%) TypeScript
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (20.00%) MVVM
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) V-Model

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (40.00%) MSTest
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) LINQ
1 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) Classic ASP
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) Ajax
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
2 1 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) V-Model
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) MVVM
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (20.00%) VB6
2 1 (20.00%) TypeScript
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, health care, bonus
Posted: 22 days ago