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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 118 117 111
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 10 13 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.43% 0.61% 0.058%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.75% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 10 12 1
Average salary £52,500 £31,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+65.35% -36.50%
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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
1869 1738 1207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.32% 81.33% 69.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1622 1569 1011
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £29,998
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 22 September 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 20 (83.33%) Finance
2 19 (79.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (62.50%) HP
4 14 (58.33%) Oracle
5 12 (50.00%) LoadRunner
6 10 (41.67%) Performance Testing
6 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
6 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
7 9 (37.50%) NeoLoad
7 9 (37.50%) SOASTA, Inc
7 9 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (37.50%) Retail
7 9 (37.50%) Selenium
7 9 (37.50%) Business Development
7 9 (37.50%) Back Office
8 8 (33.33%) QA
8 8 (33.33%) Banking
9 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
10 6 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (25.00%) ISEB
11 5 (20.83%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (20.83%) Workflow
11 5 (20.83%) Investment Banking
11 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (20.83%) Stress Testing
11 5 (20.83%) Test Management
11 5 (20.83%) Degree
11 5 (20.83%) Software Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Project
2 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
1 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 9 (37.50%) NeoLoad
2 9 (37.50%) Selenium
3 5 (20.83%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 20 (83.33%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) Retail
2 9 (37.50%) Back Office
3 8 (33.33%) Banking
4 5 (20.83%) Investment Banking
5 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (4.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Test Manager
2 9 (37.50%) Performance Test Manager
2 9 (37.50%) Performance Manager
3 5 (20.83%) UAT Test Manager
3 5 (20.83%) UAT Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Quality Manager
6 1 (4.17%) QA Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Penetration Tester
6 1 (4.17%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.17%) Windows NT
1 1 (4.17%) UNIX
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) AIX
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (41.67%) Performance Testing
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (37.50%) Business Development
4 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.83%) Workflow
5 5 (20.83%) Stress Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Test Management
5 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Coaching
6 4 (16.67%) V-Model
6 4 (16.67%) ITIL
7 3 (12.50%) Resource Management
7 3 (12.50%) Migration
7 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 3 (12.50%) Data Migration
8 1 (4.17%) Service Management
8 1 (4.17%) Quality Management
8 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
1 1 (4.17%) C
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
1 1 (4.17%) VB
1 1 (4.17%) Python
1 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) ISEB
3 5 (20.83%) Degree
3 5 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 3 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Terminal Server
1 1 (4.17%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.17%) Nessus
2 1 (4.17%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) HP
2 14 (58.33%) Oracle
3 9 (37.50%) SOASTA, Inc
4 4 (16.67%) SAP
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
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