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

Test Strategy
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 73 48
Rank change year-on-year +7 -25  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 5 3 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.86% 0.42% 4.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.45% 4.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 37
Median salary £35,000 £33,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.47% -25.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,100 £33,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £44,700 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  

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 535 668 831
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 91.61% 93.56% 88.69%
Number of salaries quoted 446 476 726
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +13 5 £35,000 +4.47%
Test Strategy
East Midlands

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

1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) Degree
3 8 (44.44%) Java
3 8 (44.44%) OO
4 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
5 6 (33.33%) TestNG
5 6 (33.33%) Selenium
5 6 (33.33%) FitNesse
5 6 (33.33%) NUnit
5 6 (33.33%) TDD
5 6 (33.33%) JUnit
5 6 (33.33%) OOP
5 6 (33.33%) C#
5 6 (33.33%) HTML
5 6 (33.33%) CSS
5 6 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 6 (33.33%) JMeter
5 6 (33.33%) Finance
5 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 6 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 6 (33.33%) SoapUI
5 6 (33.33%) Ranorex
5 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (27.78%) CRISC
6 5 (27.78%) Test Planning
6 5 (27.78%) IT Audit
6 5 (27.78%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (27.78%) CISA
6 5 (27.78%) CISM
6 5 (27.78%) CISSP

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Infor M3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 6 (33.33%) FitNesse
1 6 (33.33%) JMeter
1 6 (33.33%) JUnit
1 6 (33.33%) NUnit
1 6 (33.33%) Ranorex
1 6 (33.33%) Selenium
1 6 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 6 (33.33%) TestNG
1 6 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 2 (11.11%) SonarQube
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Developer in Test
2 3 (16.67%) Team Leader
2 3 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Auditor
4 1 (5.56%) IT Auditor
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) CSS
1 6 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) Hibernate
2 2 (11.11%) J2EE
2 2 (11.11%) JMS
2 2 (11.11%) JPA
2 2 (11.11%) REST
2 2 (11.11%) SOAP
2 2 (11.11%) Spring
2 2 (11.11%) Spring Boot
2 2 (11.11%) Velocity
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.11%) EPoS
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) OO
3 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
4 6 (33.33%) OOP
4 6 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 6 (33.33%) TDD
5 5 (27.78%) Data Protection
5 5 (27.78%) IT Audit
5 5 (27.78%) Test Planning
6 4 (22.22%) BDD
6 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (16.67%) API Testing
7 3 (16.67%) ERP
7 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Open Source
7 3 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (16.67%) SDET
7 3 (16.67%) System Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Degree
2 5 (27.78%) CISA
2 5 (27.78%) CISM
2 5 (27.78%) CISSP
2 5 (27.78%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (27.78%) CRISC
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) SAP
1 1 (5.56%) TOWER Software