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 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 66 65 59
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.20% 0.32% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.43% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 1
Average salary £30,701 £31,000 £58,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.96% -47.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
420 464 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 82.35% 74.00% 83.85%
Number of salaries quoted 339 319 368
Average salary £40,000 £37,025 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.03% -7.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 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 31 July 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 1 £30,701 -0.96%
Test Strategy
North East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 11 (52.38%) Retail
2 10 (47.62%) Analytics
3 9 (42.86%) Time Management
3 9 (42.86%) jQuery
3 9 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 9 (42.86%) VB6
3 9 (42.86%) Degree
3 9 (42.86%) WPF
3 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (42.86%) Project Management
3 9 (42.86%) Process Management
3 9 (42.86%) C#
3 9 (42.86%) HTML
3 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 9 (42.86%) VB
3 9 (42.86%) .NET
3 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 9 (42.86%) CSS
3 9 (42.86%) ITIL
3 9 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 9 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 9 (42.86%) PMBOK
4 8 (38.10%) Banking
4 8 (38.10%) Test Management
5 7 (33.33%) TSYS
5 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 7 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 7 (33.33%) Test Planning
5 7 (33.33%) Retail Banking
5 7 (33.33%) Online Banking

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 9 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) ATM
1 7 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 7 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
General
1 11 (52.38%) Retail
2 8 (38.10%) Banking
3 7 (33.33%) Retail Banking
4 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Developer
3 7 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 7 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 7 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (19.05%) IT Business Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Business Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Graduate
5 3 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (14.29%) WPF Developer
5 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.76%) AWS Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Applications Support
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) HTML
1 9 (42.86%) .NET
1 9 (42.86%) CSS
1 9 (42.86%) WPF
1 9 (42.86%) jQuery
2 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Online Banking
2 6 (28.57%) IVR
3 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) GIS
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Analytics
2 9 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 9 (42.86%) ITIL
2 9 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 9 (42.86%) Project Management
2 9 (42.86%) Process Management
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Time Management
3 8 (38.10%) Test Management
4 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 7 (33.33%) Test Planning
5 6 (28.57%) Process Improvement
5 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (19.05%) Programme Management
6 4 (19.05%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (19.05%) Workflow
6 4 (19.05%) Logistics
6 4 (19.05%) Use Case
6 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) C#
1 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
1 9 (42.86%) VB
1 9 (42.86%) VB6
2 7 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) PMBOK
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Oracle
1 7 (33.33%) TSYS
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) Cognizant