The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 61 53
Rank change year-on-year +15 -8  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 3 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.07% 0.97% 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.15% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 6
Median salary £35,000 £55,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -36.36% +46.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £57,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -7.77% -  

Test Strategy is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 246 433 362
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 87.54% 83.59% 85.38%
Number of salaries quoted 908 1526 1325
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,250 £54,343 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) WebDriver
3 4 (57.14%) QA
3 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) Python
4 3 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
5 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 2 (28.57%) User Stories
5 2 (28.57%) Docker
5 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) SaaS
5 2 (28.57%) Scala
5 2 (28.57%) RSpec
5 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
5 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (28.57%) Games
5 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 2 (28.57%) Ruby
5 2 (28.57%) Linux

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) WebDriver
3 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
4 2 (28.57%) CircleCI
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) JUnit
4 2 (28.57%) RSpec
5 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
5 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
5 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Games
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) QA Automation Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) QA Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Java Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Java Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Software Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (28.57%) Front End Development
4 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) System Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) Python
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) Ruby
3 2 (28.57%) Scala
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
2 2 (28.57%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft