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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 116 89 98
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 2 18 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.11% 1.15% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 1.47% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1 16 1
Average salary £25,000 £50,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.24% +43.57%
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
1434 1223 1202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 79.84% 78.35% 71.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1285 1055 1019
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,840 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 28 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 5 (83.33%) Finance
1 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
1 5 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (50.00%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Stress Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (33.33%) Coaching
4 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (33.33%) Workflow
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) ISEB
5 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
5 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 1 (16.67%) C++
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) UAT Test Manager
1 2 (33.33%) UAT Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Test Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
1 5 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Stress Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Coaching
3 2 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) HP