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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 112 96 103
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 14 18 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.79% 0.99% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.23% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 7 17 8
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +55.55%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,200 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
1478 1464 1294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 83.50% 80.35% 76.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1177 1296 1093
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 9 (52.94%) Performance Testing
2 8 (47.06%) Finance
3 7 (41.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (41.18%) QA
3 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
4 6 (35.29%) Java
5 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
6 4 (23.53%) Banking
6 4 (23.53%) Selenium
6 4 (23.53%) Matrix Management
6 4 (23.53%) Stress Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
7 3 (17.65%) ISEB
7 3 (17.65%) Test Management
7 3 (17.65%) Retail
7 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
8 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
8 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
8 2 (11.76%) C++
8 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
8 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (11.76%) Line Management
8 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
8 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
9 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (5.88%) Telecoms

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (23.53%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
3 3 (17.65%) Retail
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Test Manager
2 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Test Consultant
3 4 (23.53%) Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) Management Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) Business Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Test Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Test Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Performance Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
4 4 (23.53%) Matrix Management
4 4 (23.53%) Stress Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Test Management
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) Line Management
6 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
1 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago