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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / North East
Rank 60 70 67
Rank change year-on-year +10 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 13 8 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.03% 1.24% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 1.38% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 13 3 11
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £40,400 £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 the North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 556 580 622
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.01% 89.64% 87.24%
Number of salaries quoted 508 493 533
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £61,215 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Durham +5 9 £35,000 -13.58% 1
Tyne and Wear +9 4 £37,967 +4.73% 2
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 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 North East region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) QA
2 8 (47.06%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Selenium
4 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (29.41%) C#
4 5 (29.41%) Project Management
4 5 (29.41%) User Stories
5 4 (23.53%) RSpec
5 4 (23.53%) People Management
5 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
5 4 (23.53%) SAP
5 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 4 (23.53%) TDD
5 4 (23.53%) Ruby
6 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
6 3 (17.65%) Web Services
6 3 (17.65%) Process Management
6 3 (17.65%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) Automation Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (11.76%) PhantomJS
7 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
7 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
7 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related 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 1 (5.88%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP IS-U
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SAP BW
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) RSpec
3 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.76%) JUnit
3 2 (11.76%) PhantomJS
3 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
1 5 (29.41%) Tester
2 4 (23.53%) QA Tester
2 4 (23.53%) SAP Manager
2 4 (23.53%) SAP Test Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Leader
2 4 (23.53%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Java Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) QA Automation Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Quality Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Junior
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (29.41%) Project Management
3 5 (29.41%) User Stories
4 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
4 4 (23.53%) People Management
4 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
4 4 (23.53%) TDD
4 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 3 (17.65%) Automation Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Process Management
5 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.76%) Line Management
6 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) Ruby
4 2 (11.76%) Python
4 2 (11.76%) Scala
5 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (11.76%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) QA
2 2 (11.76%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) SAP
2 2 (11.76%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
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