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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank - 69 66
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 0 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear - 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.23% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Median salary - £30,701 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +13.70%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +4.39%
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
527 428 475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 85.00% 82.79% 76.49%
Number of salaries quoted 450 345 336
Median salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of job ads across the Tyne and Wear region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) Cognizant
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 3 (42.86%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) Data Management
3 2 (28.57%) Marketing
3 2 (28.57%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) IBM Sterling
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) ETL
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) DB2
3 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
3 2 (28.57%) Informatica
3 2 (28.57%) DataStage
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) ATM
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) DataStage
1 2 (28.57%) DB2
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) QA Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Data Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Database Manager
2 2 (28.57%) QA Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) IVR
2 1 (14.29%) Online Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Data Cleansing
2 2 (28.57%) Data Management
2 2 (28.57%) ETL
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cognizant
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) IBM Sterling
2 2 (28.57%) Informatica
3 1 (14.29%) TSYS