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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 60 - 57
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 2 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.31% - 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% - 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £31,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
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
480 405 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 74.77% 81.00% 72.36%
Number of salaries quoted 325 337 315
Average salary £36,500 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.41% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 28 August 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 - 2 £31,000 - 3
Test Strategy
North East

Test Strategy
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) V-Model
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) MSTest
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) MSTest
1 1 (33.33%) Facilita Forecast
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) V-Model
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + Pension + Health Care + Flexi Time
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Gem Partnership
Salary: From £32,000 to £39,000 per annum Pension + Healthcare + Living Costs
Posted: 6 days ago