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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Northamptonshire / Northampton
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 62 45
Rank change year-on-year +11 -17  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 5 3 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northampton 1.32% 0.55% 5.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 0.59% 5.63%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 32
Median salary £35,000 £33,500 £45,688
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.47% -26.67%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,050 £32,750 £36,375
10% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £45,850 £55,000
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 Northampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Northampton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 352 511 604
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 92.63% 93.76% 91.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1584 1591 3172
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £27,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £65,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northampton.

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 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Northampton

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 Northampton region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Degree
2 8 (53.33%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) OO
3 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
4 6 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 6 (40.00%) Selenium
4 6 (40.00%) FitNesse
4 6 (40.00%) NUnit
4 6 (40.00%) TDD
4 6 (40.00%) OOP
4 6 (40.00%) C#
4 6 (40.00%) HTML
4 6 (40.00%) JUnit
4 6 (40.00%) CSS
4 6 (40.00%) JMeter
4 6 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 6 (40.00%) Ranorex
4 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (40.00%) TestNG
5 5 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (33.33%) Test Planning
5 5 (33.33%) Finance
5 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (26.67%) BDD
7 3 (20.00%) CRISC
7 3 (20.00%) IT Audit

Test Strategy
Co-occurring 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Infor M3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
1 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (40.00%) FitNesse
1 6 (40.00%) JMeter
1 6 (40.00%) JUnit
1 6 (40.00%) NUnit
1 6 (40.00%) Ranorex
1 6 (40.00%) Selenium
1 6 (40.00%) SoapUI
1 6 (40.00%) TestNG
1 6 (40.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (13.33%) SonarQube
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Developer in Test
2 3 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Team Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) CSS
1 6 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
2 2 (13.33%) J2EE
2 2 (13.33%) JMS
2 2 (13.33%) JPA
2 2 (13.33%) REST
2 2 (13.33%) SOAP
2 2 (13.33%) Spring
2 2 (13.33%) Spring Boot
2 2 (13.33%) Velocity
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (13.33%) EPoS
4 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) OO
3 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
4 6 (40.00%) OOP
4 6 (40.00%) TDD
5 5 (33.33%) Test Planning
6 4 (26.67%) BDD
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
7 3 (20.00%) API Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
7 3 (20.00%) IT Audit
7 3 (20.00%) Open Source
7 3 (20.00%) SDET
8 2 (13.33%) Coaching
8 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (13.33%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (13.33%) OOA/OOD
8 2 (13.33%) SDLC
8 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Degree
2 5 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (20.00%) CISA
3 3 (20.00%) CISM
3 3 (20.00%) CISSP
3 3 (20.00%) CRISC
4 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) TOWER Software