The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 52 58 48
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 10 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 1.68% 0.89% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.29% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 4
Average salary £55,000 £58,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.98% +77.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,150 £57,700 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £69,700 £43,700
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
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 Coventry region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Coventry
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
454 387 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 76.17% 69.23% 79.01%
Number of salaries quoted 381 301 296
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £28,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Coventry region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Coventry

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Coventry

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Coventry 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 7 (53.85%) QA
2 5 (38.46%) Manual Testing
3 4 (30.77%) XML
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) Retail
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) Jython
5 2 (15.38%) System Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Test Management
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) UNIX
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Python
5 2 (15.38%) ISEB
5 2 (15.38%) Data Transformation
6 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
6 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.69%) Change Management
6 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Finance
6 1 (7.69%) Automotive
6 1 (7.69%) C#
6 1 (7.69%) HTML

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Coventry 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 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Test Manager
2 4 (30.77%) QA Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Systems Manager
4 2 (15.38%) QA Leader
4 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Manual Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Management
4 2 (15.38%) Data Transformation
4 2 (15.38%) System Testing
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Python
2 2 (15.38%) Jython
3 1 (7.69%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle