The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 62 55
Rank change year-on-year +8 -7  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 4 5 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.88% 1.00% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.12% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 10
Median salary £37,967 £36,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.73% +3.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,530 £33,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,250 £42,500
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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 390 445 496
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 86.09% 89.36% 87.79%
Number of salaries quoted 356 389 432
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £61,215 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Tyne and Wear

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Tyne and Wear 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 4 £37,967 +4.73% 1
Test Strategy
North East

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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (40.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Scala
2 2 (40.00%) RSpec
2 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Web Testing
2 2 (40.00%) WCAG
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) Games
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JUnit
2 2 (40.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Validation

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) JUnit
2 2 (40.00%) RSpec
2 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (40.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Java Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Java Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Junior
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (40.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Critical Success Factor
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) Scala
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
1 2 (40.00%) WCAG
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience
Posted: 21 hours ago
North Tyneside
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago