Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 82 94
Rank change year-on-year -6 +12 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 7 32 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.65% 2.21% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 2.42% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 7 26 35
Northamptonshire median annual salary £35,000 £41,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.63% -8.89% -11.76%
10th Percentile £30,200 £38,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £59,250 £53,125 £51,182
East Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88% -15.00%

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 959 1324 1710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 88.63% 91.44% 90.33%
Number of salaries quoted 737 880 1514
Northamptonshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,674
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.02% +4.19%
10th Percentile £22,400 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,125
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 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
Northampton +8 5 £35,000 -11.39%
Corby - 1 £65,000 -
Test Strategy
East Midlands

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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
3 4 (57.14%) BDD
3 4 (57.14%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) Test Planning
3 4 (57.14%) SDET
4 3 (42.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) Ranorex
4 3 (42.86%) JUnit
4 3 (42.86%) CSS
4 3 (42.86%) OOP
4 3 (42.86%) OO
4 3 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) HTML
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) NUnit
4 3 (42.86%) JMeter
4 3 (42.86%) TestNG
4 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
4 3 (42.86%) FitNesse
4 3 (42.86%) Open Source
4 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
5 2 (28.57%) QA
5 2 (28.57%) ISEB

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:

Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) FitNesse
2 3 (42.86%) JMeter
2 3 (42.86%) JUnit
2 3 (42.86%) NUnit
2 3 (42.86%) Ranorex
2 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
2 3 (42.86%) TestNG
2 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Developer in Test
2 1 (14.29%) Java Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) CSS
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) BDD
3 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
3 4 (57.14%) SDET
3 4 (57.14%) Test Planning
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) OO
4 3 (42.86%) OOP
4 3 (42.86%) Open Source
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 1 (14.29%) Scrum
6 1 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA