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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 116 119 107
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 11 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.51% 0.56% 0.060%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.71% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 1
Average salary £52,500 £31,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+69.35% -38.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+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
1680 1693 1195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.38% 79.00% 71.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1446 1508 1029
Average salary £49,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.88% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 19 (67.86%) Finance
1 19 (67.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (53.57%) HP
2 15 (53.57%) Oracle
3 13 (46.43%) LoadRunner
4 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
4 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
5 10 (35.71%) Performance Testing
5 10 (35.71%) Selenium
5 10 (35.71%) NeoLoad
5 10 (35.71%) SOASTA, Inc
5 10 (35.71%) Back Office
5 10 (35.71%) Retail
5 10 (35.71%) Business Development
6 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (28.57%) Banking
8 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (25.00%) QA
9 6 (21.43%) Test Management
9 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
9 6 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
9 6 (21.43%) ISEB
10 5 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (14.29%) V-Model
11 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (14.29%) Stress Testing
11 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
11 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
11 4 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 4 (14.29%) MS Project
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
2 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 4 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) LoadRunner
2 10 (35.71%) Selenium
2 10 (35.71%) NeoLoad
3 4 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 19 (67.86%) Finance
2 10 (35.71%) Back Office
2 10 (35.71%) Retail
3 8 (28.57%) Banking
4 4 (14.29%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.57%) Law
5 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (82.14%) Test Manager
2 10 (35.71%) Performance Test Manager
2 10 (35.71%) Performance Manager
3 4 (14.29%) UAT Manager
3 4 (14.29%) UAT Test Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Quality Manager
6 1 (3.57%) QA Manager
6 1 (3.57%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Test Coordinator
6 1 (3.57%) Penetration Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.57%) Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Testing Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Release Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
1 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) UNIX
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) AIX
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Windows NT
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (35.71%) Performance Testing
2 10 (35.71%) Business Development
3 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (21.43%) Test Management
5 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 4 (14.29%) V-Model
6 4 (14.29%) Stress Testing
6 4 (14.29%) ITIL
6 4 (14.29%) Workflow
7 3 (10.71%) Migration
7 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
7 3 (10.71%) Resource Management
8 1 (3.57%) Service Management
8 1 (3.57%) Quality Management
8 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.57%) Change Management
8 1 (3.57%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) VB
2 1 (3.57%) C
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
1 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (21.43%) ISEB
3 4 (14.29%) Degree
3 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 3 (10.71%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Terminal Server
1 1 (3.57%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.57%) Nessus
2 1 (3.57%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) HP
1 15 (53.57%) Oracle
2 10 (35.71%) SOASTA, Inc
3 4 (14.29%) SAP
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, travel allowance, pension
Posted: 17 days ago