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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 60 49
Rank change year-on-year +11 -11  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 4 5 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.01% 1.22% 3.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.37% 3.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 10
Median salary £37,967 £43,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.21% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,530 £34,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £52,750 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - -3.40%  

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 341 364 396
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 86.33% 88.78% 86.09%
Number of salaries quoted 306 326 337
Median salary £37,062 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.34% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £62,500 £60,000
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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 30 March 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 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (50.00%) Web Testing
2 2 (50.00%) WCAG
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby
2 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Scala
2 2 (50.00%) RSpec
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) JUnit
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Games
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) CMS
3 1 (25.00%) SQL

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 (25.00%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) JUnit
2 2 (50.00%) RSpec
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (50.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Java Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Automation Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Critical Success Factor
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby
2 2 (50.00%) Scala
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
1 2 (50.00%) WCAG
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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