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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 110 119 88
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -31
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 19 2 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.94% 0.11% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.14% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 17
Average salary £45,000 £25,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+80.00% -50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £25,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
1701 1428 1200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 84.54% 80.18% 81.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1411 1271 1029
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (61.76%) Test Management
2 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 16 (47.06%) ISTQB
3 15 (44.12%) QA
4 14 (41.18%) ISEB
5 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (35.29%) SDLC
7 10 (29.41%) Software Testing
8 9 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (26.47%) Six Sigma
9 7 (20.59%) LoadRunner
9 7 (20.59%) Retail
9 7 (20.59%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (20.59%) Mentoring
10 6 (17.65%) Security Testing
10 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
10 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (17.65%) HP UFT
10 6 (17.65%) MS Office
11 5 (14.71%) SAP
11 5 (14.71%) Java
11 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
11 5 (14.71%) Business Analysis
11 5 (14.71%) Selenium
11 5 (14.71%) JIRA
11 5 (14.71%) Process Improvement
11 5 (14.71%) Defect Tracking
12 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
12 4 (11.76%) Functional Testing
12 4 (11.76%) Coaching

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (5.88%) SAS
1 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
1 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Office
2 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) LoadRunner
2 6 (17.65%) HP UFT
3 5 (14.71%) JIRA
3 5 (14.71%) Selenium
4 3 (8.82%) JMeter
General
1 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Retail
3 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
4 4 (11.76%) Banking
4 4 (11.76%) Games
5 2 (5.88%) Local Government
5 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (76.47%) Test Manager
2 6 (17.65%) Test Leader
3 5 (14.71%) IT Manager
4 4 (11.76%) QA Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Service Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Test Validation Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) QA Test Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Test Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) UAT Manager
5 3 (8.82%) UAT Test Manager
6 2 (5.88%) IT Risk Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Risk Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Performance Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) HTML
2 2 (5.88%) CSS
2 2 (5.88%) HTML5
2 2 (5.88%) J2EE
2 2 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) Life Science
3 2 (5.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Test Management
2 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (35.29%) SDLC
4 10 (29.41%) Software Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Six Sigma
5 9 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (20.59%) Mentoring
6 7 (20.59%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Security Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
8 5 (14.71%) Business Analysis
8 5 (14.71%) Defect Tracking
8 5 (14.71%) Process Improvement
9 4 (11.76%) Business Development
9 4 (11.76%) Coaching
9 4 (11.76%) Functional Testing
9 4 (11.76%) Integration Testing
9 4 (11.76%) Kanban
9 4 (11.76%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) Java
2 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.88%) SQL
4 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (47.06%) ISTQB
2 14 (41.18%) ISEB
3 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.88%) Degree
4 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (44.12%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) SAP
2 3 (8.82%) HP
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
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