Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 107 89
Rank change year-on-year +29 -18 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 13 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.36% 0.085% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 0.10% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 13 0 5
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £37,500 - £38,000
10th Percentile £27,500 - £31,844
90th Percentile £40,000 - £43,750
North East median annual salary £37,500 £30,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -21.05% +8.57%

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 817 987 874
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 85.64% 83.72% 89.00%
Number of salaries quoted 717 816 746
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £64,063 £60,000 £57,500
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

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
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 22 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
Gateshead - 9 £40,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £31,250 - 2
Test Strategy
North East

For the 6 months to 22 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 12 (92.31%) Test Scripting
2 11 (84.62%) Software Testing
2 11 (84.62%) Test Automation
3 10 (76.92%) Cucumber
3 10 (76.92%) Selenium
3 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (69.23%) SQL
4 9 (69.23%) ISEB
5 8 (61.54%) QA
5 8 (61.54%) Ruby
5 8 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (61.54%) Test Management
5 8 (61.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (61.54%) Waterfall
6 7 (53.85%) Project Planning
7 6 (46.15%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (38.46%) Regression Testing
9 4 (30.77%) TDD
9 4 (30.77%) SDLC
9 4 (30.77%) Acceptance Criteria
9 4 (30.77%) User Stories
10 3 (23.08%) Ranorex
10 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
10 3 (23.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
10 3 (23.08%) JMeter
10 3 (23.08%) Validation
10 3 (23.08%) Web Services
10 3 (23.08%) ITIL
10 3 (23.08%) SQL Server

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 2 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) Cucumber
1 10 (76.92%) Selenium
2 8 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (23.08%) JMeter
3 3 (23.08%) Ranorex
3 3 (23.08%) SoapUI
3 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
4 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
4 2 (15.38%) Robot Framework
5 1 (7.69%) FitNesse
5 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (7.69%) JUnit
5 1 (7.69%) NUnit
5 1 (7.69%) TestDirector
5 1 (7.69%) TestNG
General
1 1 (7.69%) Games
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) QA Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) QA Test Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Software Test Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) REST
2 2 (15.38%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) MFC
3 1 (7.69%) WCF
3 1 (7.69%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Test Scripting
2 11 (84.62%) Software Testing
2 11 (84.62%) Test Automation
3 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (61.54%) Test Management
4 8 (61.54%) Waterfall
5 7 (53.85%) Project Planning
6 5 (38.46%) Regression Testing
7 4 (30.77%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (30.77%) SDLC
7 4 (30.77%) TDD
7 4 (30.77%) User Stories
8 3 (23.08%) BDD
8 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
8 3 (23.08%) ITIL
8 3 (23.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
8 3 (23.08%) Validation
9 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
9 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) Ruby
3 2 (15.38%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) ISEB
2 8 (61.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (46.15%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) HP