The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 80 63
Rank change year-on-year +29 -17  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 12 1 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.12% 0.13% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 0.15% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 17
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £50,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £49,100
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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 500 667 688
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 88.34% 88.46% 88.21%
Number of salaries quoted 421 493 609
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 £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £61,500 £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 Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Northamptonshire

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Northamptonshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Northampton +31 9 £40,000 -20.00%
Test Strategy
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 20 (47.62%) ISTQB
2 19 (45.24%) ISEB
3 17 (40.48%) Problem Management
4 15 (35.71%) IBM
4 15 (35.71%) SQL
4 15 (35.71%) Load Testing
4 15 (35.71%) Functional Testing
5 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (21.43%) Finance
7 9 (21.43%) Degree
8 8 (19.05%) QA
8 8 (19.05%) Risk Management
8 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (16.67%) System Testing
9 7 (16.67%) Automated Testing
10 6 (14.29%) OO
10 6 (14.29%) CISSP
10 6 (14.29%) CISA
10 6 (14.29%) CISM
10 6 (14.29%) Java
10 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (14.29%) CRISC
10 6 (14.29%) Jenkins
10 6 (14.29%) Ansible
10 6 (14.29%) Coaching
10 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
11 5 (11.90%) IT Audit
11 5 (11.90%) Programme Governance

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
1 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 4 (9.52%) Cucumber
2 4 (9.52%) FitNesse
2 4 (9.52%) JMeter
2 4 (9.52%) JUnit
2 4 (9.52%) NUnit
2 4 (9.52%) Ranorex
2 4 (9.52%) Selenium
2 4 (9.52%) SoapUI
2 4 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.52%) TestNG
2 4 (9.52%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.76%) SonarQube
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Test Manager
2 16 (38.10%) Quality Manager
3 8 (19.05%) Test Leader
4 3 (7.14%) Team Leader
4 3 (7.14%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Java Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Configuration Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Environment Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Information Risk Manager
6 1 (2.38%) QA Manager
6 1 (2.38%) QA Test Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) CSS
1 4 (9.52%) Gherkin
1 4 (9.52%) HTML
2 2 (4.76%) Hibernate
2 2 (4.76%) J2EE
2 2 (4.76%) JMS
2 2 (4.76%) JPA
2 2 (4.76%) REST
2 2 (4.76%) SOAP
2 2 (4.76%) Spring
2 2 (4.76%) Spring Boot
2 2 (4.76%) Velocity
2 2 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.14%) EPoS
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Problem Management
2 15 (35.71%) Functional Testing
2 15 (35.71%) Load Testing
3 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (19.05%) Risk Management
6 7 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 7 (16.67%) System Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Coaching
7 6 (14.29%) OO
7 6 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (11.90%) Data Protection
8 5 (11.90%) IT Audit
8 5 (11.90%) Programme Governance
9 4 (9.52%) API Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
9 4 (9.52%) OOP
9 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) Java
3 4 (9.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (47.62%) ISTQB
2 19 (45.24%) ISEB
3 9 (21.43%) Degree
4 6 (14.29%) CISA
4 6 (14.29%) CISM
4 6 (14.29%) CISSP
4 6 (14.29%) CRISC
5 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) QA
2 5 (11.90%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) IBM
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) TOWER Software
4 1 (2.38%) SAP