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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 110 120 108
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 13 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.65% 0.44% 0.060%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.57% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 1
Average salary £52,500 £31,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+65.35% -36.50%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1529 1591 1195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 75.96% 77.72% 71.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1332 1400 1051
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 31 July 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 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 22 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (57.58%) Finance
3 16 (48.48%) Oracle
3 16 (48.48%) HP
4 13 (39.39%) LoadRunner
5 11 (33.33%) Retail
5 11 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 10 (30.30%) NeoLoad
6 10 (30.30%) SOASTA, Inc
6 10 (30.30%) Performance Testing
6 10 (30.30%) Business Development
6 10 (30.30%) Selenium
6 10 (30.30%) Back Office
7 9 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (27.27%) ISEB
7 9 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (24.24%) Software Testing
8 8 (24.24%) QA
8 8 (24.24%) Banking
9 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
10 6 (18.18%) Test Management
10 6 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (18.18%) MS Office
11 5 (15.15%) SAP
11 5 (15.15%) UNIX
11 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
11 5 (15.15%) Migration
11 5 (15.15%) ISTQB

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (18.18%) MS Office
2 4 (12.12%) MS Project
3 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.03%) OLAP
3 1 (3.03%) DataStage
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 13 (39.39%) LoadRunner
2 10 (30.30%) NeoLoad
2 10 (30.30%) Selenium
3 4 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.03%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 19 (57.58%) Finance
2 11 (33.33%) Retail
3 10 (30.30%) Back Office
4 8 (24.24%) Banking
5 3 (9.09%) Investment Banking
6 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
6 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 1 (3.03%) Law
6 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (72.73%) Test Manager
2 10 (30.30%) Performance Test Manager
2 10 (30.30%) Performance Manager
3 6 (18.18%) Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Test Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Coordinator
5 3 (9.09%) Test Coordinator
5 3 (9.09%) Release Coordinator
5 3 (9.09%) UAT Manager
5 3 (9.09%) UAT Test Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Quality Manager
6 1 (3.03%) QA Manager
6 1 (3.03%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Penetration Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Software Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Software Test Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) UNIX
2 2 (6.06%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) AIX
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (30.30%) Performance Testing
2 10 (30.30%) Business Development
3 9 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (24.24%) Software Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
6 6 (18.18%) Test Management
7 5 (15.15%) Migration
8 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
8 4 (12.12%) V-Model
8 4 (12.12%) ITIL
9 3 (9.09%) Change Management
9 3 (9.09%) Workflow
9 3 (9.09%) Manual Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Stress Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Resource Management
9 3 (9.09%) Release Management
10 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
10 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) VB
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Python
3 1 (3.03%) C
3 1 (3.03%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (27.27%) ISEB
2 9 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
4 4 (12.12%) Degree
5 3 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Terminal Server
1 1 (3.03%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.03%) Nessus
2 1 (3.03%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Oracle
1 16 (48.48%) HP
2 10 (30.30%) SOASTA, Inc
3 5 (15.15%) SAP
3 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) Hyperion
4 1 (3.03%) Informatica
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