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

Test Strategy
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 71 64
Rank change year-on-year +23 -7  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 3 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.88% 1.01% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.19% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 7
Median salary £35,000 £55,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -36.36% +37.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,250 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.11% -  

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 298 506 448
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 87.91% 85.04% 84.53%
Number of salaries quoted 260 445 359
Median salary £39,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 27 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +17 3 £35,000 -36.36%
Test Strategy
North East

For the 6 months to 27 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) WebDriver
3 4 (57.14%) QA
3 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) Python
4 3 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
5 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 2 (28.57%) User Stories
5 2 (28.57%) Docker
5 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) SaaS
5 2 (28.57%) Scala
5 2 (28.57%) RSpec
5 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
5 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (28.57%) Games
5 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 2 (28.57%) Ruby
5 2 (28.57%) Linux

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 (14.29%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) WebDriver
3 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
4 2 (28.57%) CircleCI
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) JUnit
4 2 (28.57%) RSpec
5 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
5 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
5 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Games
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) QA Automation Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) QA Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Java Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Java Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Software Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (28.57%) Front End Development
4 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) Python
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) Ruby
3 2 (28.57%) Scala
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
2 2 (28.57%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft