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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 110 114 123
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 14 20 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.79% 0.92% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 1.07% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 1
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +80.00%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -

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
1623 1872 1455
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 91.03% 86.43% 81.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1249 1529 1268
Median salary £45,000 £43,845 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.63% +1.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 February 2017.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 13 (72.22%) QA
2 8 (44.44%) Selenium
2 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 7 (38.89%) Test Management
3 7 (38.89%) Finance
4 6 (33.33%) .NET
4 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Line Management
5 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (22.22%) Coaching
6 4 (22.22%) HP UFT
6 4 (22.22%) SQL
6 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Java
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle
7 3 (16.67%) SOAP
7 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 3 (16.67%) People Management
7 3 (16.67%) SDLC
7 3 (16.67%) QA Automation
8 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
8 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
8 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
8 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 2 (11.11%) Scala

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle ASCP
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle SCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) HP UFT
3 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.11%) SilkPerformer
3 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.56%) Concordion
4 1 (5.56%) HttpUnit
4 1 (5.56%) JIRA
4 1 (5.56%) NUnit
4 1 (5.56%) The Grinder
4 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) German Language
2 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Test Automation Manager
4 3 (16.67%) QA Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
5 2 (11.11%) QA Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Customer Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Lead Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) QA Test Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Software Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Software Test Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Supply Chain Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) SOAP
3 2 (11.11%) CSS
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.56%) JSON
4 1 (5.56%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Android
1 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 7 (38.89%) Test Management
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Line Management
5 4 (22.22%) Coaching
5 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 3 (16.67%) People Management
6 3 (16.67%) QA Automation
6 3 (16.67%) SDLC
7 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Matrix Management
7 2 (11.11%) System Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
7 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.56%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 2 (11.11%) Scala
3 2 (11.11%) VB
3 2 (11.11%) VBScript
4 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (72.22%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Serena
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
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