The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 18 31 28
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.78% 2.09% 4.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 2.88% 7.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 8
Average salary £55,000 £65,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Test Strategy
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
110 208 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 85.27% 72.47% 61.05%
Number of salaries quoted 57 152 84
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £72,500
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 the Midlands

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in the Midlands

Test Strategy
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
Midlands
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago