The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northampton 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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Northamptonshire / Northampton
Rank 38 72 57
Rank change year-on-year +34 -15  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 10 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northampton 2.65% 0.18% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 0.20% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 10
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +7.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,900 £50,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,700 £50,000 £48,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year - -4.49%  

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 Northampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Northampton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 334 509 472
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 88.59% 90.57% 88.56%
Number of salaries quoted 283 368 423
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £56,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton 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 Northampton

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Northampton

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Northampton

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Northampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Northampton over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Northampton

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 26 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 Northampton region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (32.00%) QA
3 8 (32.00%) Finance
3 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (28.00%) Degree
4 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
5 6 (24.00%) Risk Management
5 6 (24.00%) Java
5 6 (24.00%) OO
5 6 (24.00%) System Testing
5 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
5 6 (24.00%) Ansible
5 6 (24.00%) Coaching
5 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (24.00%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Programme Governance
6 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (20.00%) ISEB
7 4 (16.00%) CISSP
7 4 (16.00%) JMeter
7 4 (16.00%) CISA
7 4 (16.00%) CISM
7 4 (16.00%) Windows
7 4 (16.00%) OOP
7 4 (16.00%) C#
7 4 (16.00%) HTML
7 4 (16.00%) JUnit

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (16.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (16.00%) FitNesse
2 4 (16.00%) JMeter
2 4 (16.00%) JUnit
2 4 (16.00%) NUnit
2 4 (16.00%) Ranorex
2 4 (16.00%) Selenium
2 4 (16.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (16.00%) TestNG
2 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.00%) SonarQube
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Test Leader
2 5 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Quality Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Team Leader
3 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (4.00%) Environment Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Information Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Information Risk Manager
4 1 (4.00%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Risk Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) CSS
1 4 (16.00%) Gherkin
1 4 (16.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (8.00%) J2EE
2 2 (8.00%) JMS
2 2 (8.00%) JPA
2 2 (8.00%) REST
2 2 (8.00%) SOAP
2 2 (8.00%) Spring
2 2 (8.00%) Spring Boot
2 2 (8.00%) Velocity
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Coaching
5 6 (24.00%) OO
5 6 (24.00%) Risk Management
5 6 (24.00%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (24.00%) System Testing
5 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Programme Governance
7 4 (16.00%) API Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (16.00%) OOP
7 4 (16.00%) TDD
7 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
8 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
8 3 (12.00%) Test Planning
8 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) Java
2 4 (16.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Degree
2 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (20.00%) ISEB
4 4 (16.00%) CISA
4 4 (16.00%) CISM
4 4 (16.00%) CISSP
4 4 (16.00%) CRISC
5 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) QA
2 3 (12.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) TOWER Software
3 1 (4.00%) IBM