The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 108 117 108
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 14 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.72% 0.40% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.51% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 14 8 2
Average salary £56,250 £31,750 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+77.16% -18.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £27,750 £30,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,000 £47,800
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1481 1568 1204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 76.30% 77.97% 71.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1295 1378 1061
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Strategy
West Midlands

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Birmingham region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Birmingham

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy.

1 24 (68.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (57.14%) Finance
3 17 (48.57%) HP
4 16 (45.71%) Oracle
5 13 (37.14%) LoadRunner
6 12 (34.29%) Retail
7 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
7 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
8 10 (28.57%) Performance Testing
8 10 (28.57%) QA
8 10 (28.57%) Selenium
8 10 (28.57%) Business Development
8 10 (28.57%) NeoLoad
8 10 (28.57%) SOASTA, Inc
8 10 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (28.57%) Back Office
8 10 (28.57%) ISEB
9 9 (25.71%) Banking
10 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (22.86%) Software Testing
11 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
11 7 (20.00%) Migration
12 6 (17.14%) MS Office
12 6 (17.14%) UNIX
12 6 (17.14%) ISTQB
12 6 (17.14%) Test Management
12 6 (17.14%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (14.29%) Degree
13 5 (14.29%) Data Migration

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Office
2 4 (11.43%) MS Project
3 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.71%) DataStage
3 2 (5.71%) OLAP
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 13 (37.14%) LoadRunner
2 10 (28.57%) Selenium
2 10 (28.57%) NeoLoad
3 4 (11.43%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (5.71%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.86%) JIRA
5 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (57.14%) Finance
2 12 (34.29%) Retail
3 10 (28.57%) Back Office
4 9 (25.71%) Banking
5 3 (8.57%) Investment Banking
6 2 (5.71%) Retail Banking
7 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
7 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 1 (2.86%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (68.57%) Test Manager
2 10 (28.57%) Performance Test Manager
2 10 (28.57%) Performance Manager
3 7 (20.00%) Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) UAT Manager
5 3 (8.57%) UAT Test Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Release Coordinator
5 3 (8.57%) Coordinator
5 3 (8.57%) Test Coordinator
6 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Software Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Quality Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Software Test Manager
7 1 (2.86%) QA Leader
7 1 (2.86%) Testing Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Quality Manager
7 1 (2.86%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) HTML
1 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) UNIX
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.86%) Windows
3 1 (2.86%) AIX
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.86%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 10 (28.57%) Business Development
2 10 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.86%) Software Testing
4 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (20.00%) Migration
5 6 (17.14%) Test Management
6 5 (14.29%) Data Migration
7 4 (11.43%) ITIL
7 4 (11.43%) V-Model
8 3 (8.57%) Stress Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Release Management
8 3 (8.57%) Resource Management
8 3 (8.57%) Business Analysis
8 3 (8.57%) Manual Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Quality Management
8 3 (8.57%) Change Management
8 3 (8.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) VB
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.86%) C
3 1 (2.86%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) Python
3 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
1 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
2 10 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (28.57%) ISEB
3 6 (17.14%) ISTQB
4 5 (14.29%) Degree
5 3 (8.57%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Nmap
1 1 (2.86%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.86%) Nessus
2 1 (2.86%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) HP
2 16 (45.71%) Oracle
3 10 (28.57%) SOASTA, Inc
4 5 (14.29%) SAP
4 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.71%) Hyperion
5 2 (5.71%) Informatica
Birmingham
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Flexible benefits
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