Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
England > North East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 110 110
Rank change year-on-year +25 0 -7
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 19 4 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.41% 0.26% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 0.31% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 19 3 5
North East median annual salary £37,500 £30,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -21.05% +8.57%
10th Percentile £30,650 £30,000 £31,844
90th Percentile £40,000 £30,000 £43,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +5.26%

Test Strategy is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1174 1281 1390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.16% 84.55% 88.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1010 1084 1192
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,725 £25,575 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in the North East

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in the North East

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in the North East over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in the North East

Test Strategy
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the North East region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 13 £37,500 - 1
Durham -13 6 £35,000 +16.67% 1
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 North East region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 17 (89.47%) Test Automation
2 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (78.95%) Test Scripting
3 13 (68.42%) Selenium
3 13 (68.42%) Software Testing
3 13 (68.42%) Cucumber
4 11 (57.89%) Ruby
4 11 (57.89%) SQL
5 10 (52.63%) Test Management
5 10 (52.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (52.63%) Waterfall
6 9 (47.37%) QA
6 9 (47.37%) ISEB
7 8 (42.11%) Regression Testing
7 8 (42.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (36.84%) User Stories
8 7 (36.84%) Acceptance Criteria
8 7 (36.84%) Project Planning
9 6 (31.58%) Integration Testing
9 6 (31.58%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (31.58%) TDD
9 6 (31.58%) Validation
9 6 (31.58%) Web Services
9 6 (31.58%) SDLC
9 6 (31.58%) WebDriver
9 6 (31.58%) BDD
10 5 (26.32%) SoapUI
10 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
10 5 (26.32%) Ranorex
10 5 (26.32%) Operational Acceptance Testing

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 4 (21.05%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Cucumber
1 13 (68.42%) Selenium
2 10 (52.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (31.58%) WebDriver
4 5 (26.32%) JMeter
4 5 (26.32%) Ranorex
4 5 (26.32%) SoapUI
5 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
5 4 (21.05%) Robot Framework
6 2 (10.53%) JUnit
7 1 (5.26%) FitNesse
7 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
7 1 (5.26%) NUnit
7 1 (5.26%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (5.26%) TestDirector
7 1 (5.26%) TestNG
General
1 1 (5.26%) Games
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Test Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) QA Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) QA Test Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Test Engineer
4 5 (26.32%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (26.32%) Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Web Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Web Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) Web Services
2 4 (21.05%) REST
2 4 (21.05%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) MFC
3 1 (5.26%) WCF
3 1 (5.26%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Test Automation
2 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (78.95%) Test Scripting
3 13 (68.42%) Software Testing
4 10 (52.63%) Test Management
4 10 (52.63%) Waterfall
5 8 (42.11%) Regression Testing
6 7 (36.84%) Acceptance Criteria
6 7 (36.84%) Project Planning
6 7 (36.84%) User Stories
7 6 (31.58%) BDD
7 6 (31.58%) Integration Testing
7 6 (31.58%) SDLC
7 6 (31.58%) TDD
7 6 (31.58%) Validation
8 5 (26.32%) ITIL
8 5 (26.32%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 5 (26.32%) Performance Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Multithreading
9 4 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) Ruby
1 11 (57.89%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) ISEB
2 8 (42.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (31.58%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
5 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (10.53%) Degree
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) HP