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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 127 107 121
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 8 12 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 0.63% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.80% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 8 11 3
Average salary £51,250 £60,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.58% +44.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £36,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,300
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
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
1678 1508 1489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 82.66% 78.66% 79.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1370 1332 1292
Average salary £45,000 £48,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.21% +7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 10 (52.63%) Finance
1 10 (52.63%) Stakeholder Management
1 10 (52.63%) QA
2 9 (47.37%) Performance Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Java
3 7 (36.84%) Selenium
4 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
5 5 (26.32%) Data Protection
6 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
6 4 (21.05%) Matrix Management
6 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Stress Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Test Management
7 3 (15.79%) Banking
7 3 (15.79%) Retail
7 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
8 2 (10.53%) C++
8 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
8 2 (10.53%) ISEB
8 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
8 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
8 2 (10.53%) Line Management
8 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
8 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Test Manager
2 7 (36.84%) Consultant
2 7 (36.84%) Test Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Test Leader
3 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Management Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Business Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Test Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Test Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (47.37%) Performance Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 5 (26.32%) Data Protection
5 4 (21.05%) Matrix Management
5 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Stress Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
6 3 (15.79%) Test Management
7 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.53%) Line Management
7 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (52.63%) QA