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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 118 112 121
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 12 13 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.59% 0.65% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.82% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 12 13 8
Average salary £47,500 £52,500 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.52% +65.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £54,900 £60,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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
1654 1593 1628
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.68% 79.14% 79.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1360 1384 1435
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 £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 3 August 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 16 (66.67%) QA
2 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 13 (54.17%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (54.17%) Java
3 12 (50.00%) Selenium
4 8 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Data Protection
6 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
6 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Matrix Management
7 4 (16.67%) Degree
7 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.67%) Banking
7 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
7 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 4 (16.67%) Stress Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Test Management
7 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 4 (16.67%) LoadRunner
8 3 (12.50%) HTML
8 3 (12.50%) ISEB
8 3 (12.50%) HP UFT
8 3 (12.50%) J2EE
8 3 (12.50%) WebLogic
8 3 (12.50%) CSS
8 3 (12.50%) OO
8 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
8 3 (12.50%) N-Tier

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 3 (12.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 3 (12.50%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 9 (37.50%) Consultant
2 9 (37.50%) Test Consultant
3 6 (25.00%) Test Leader
4 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Management Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Business Manager
5 3 (12.50%) QA Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Test Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Test Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Testing Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Quality Manager
6 1 (4.17%) QA Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) HTML
1 3 (12.50%) J2EE
1 3 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) N-Tier
1 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Data Protection
4 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
5 4 (16.67%) Stress Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Test Management
5 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.67%) Matrix Management
5 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 3 (12.50%) OO
6 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Load Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Line Management
7 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.17%) SDLC
8 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
8 1 (4.17%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) Java
2 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
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