The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 105 122 124
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 15 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.78% 0.56% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.69% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 15 12 11
Average salary £42,500 £52,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.04% +69.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £51,600 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Test Strategy
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1566 1738 1743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.82% 80.39% 81.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1309 1494 1555
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,700 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%

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 27 August 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 21 (72.41%) QA
2 15 (51.72%) Java
2 15 (51.72%) Selenium
3 14 (48.28%) Finance
3 14 (48.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (27.59%) Software Testing
4 8 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (27.59%) Data Protection
5 7 (24.14%) Performance Testing
5 7 (24.14%) Test Management
5 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
5 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (24.14%) HP UFT
5 7 (24.14%) LoadRunner
6 6 (20.69%) Degree
7 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
7 5 (17.24%) WebSphere
7 5 (17.24%) Load Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
7 5 (17.24%) OO
7 5 (17.24%) Tomcat
7 5 (17.24%) N-Tier
7 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
7 5 (17.24%) J2EE
7 5 (17.24%) WebLogic
7 5 (17.24%) CSS
7 5 (17.24%) HTML
8 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
8 4 (13.79%) MS Office
8 4 (13.79%) Stress Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (17.24%) WebLogic
1 5 (17.24%) Tomcat
1 5 (17.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Office
2 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SAP HR
Development Applications
1 15 (51.72%) Selenium
2 7 (24.14%) HP UFT
2 7 (24.14%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 3 (10.34%) Retail
4 2 (6.90%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (68.97%) Test Manager
2 10 (34.48%) Consultant
2 10 (34.48%) Test Consultant
3 8 (27.59%) Test Leader
4 5 (17.24%) QA Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Test Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Test Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Management Consultant
6 3 (10.34%) Business Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Testing Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Quality Manager
7 1 (3.45%) QA Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) HTML
1 5 (17.24%) J2EE
1 5 (17.24%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) N-Tier
1 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (27.59%) Software Testing
2 8 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (27.59%) Data Protection
3 7 (24.14%) Performance Testing
3 7 (24.14%) Test Management
3 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (17.24%) OO
4 5 (17.24%) Load Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
5 4 (13.79%) SDLC
5 4 (13.79%) Stress Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
5 4 (13.79%) Matrix Management
5 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
6 3 (10.34%) Migration
6 3 (10.34%) Resource Management
6 3 (10.34%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) Java
2 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
2 6 (20.69%) Degree
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (10.34%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (72.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) SAP
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Car / Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago