The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 57 61 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 5 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.95% 1.36% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.75% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 0
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
417 458 386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 78.83% 77.63% 76.59%
Number of salaries quoted 361 404 326
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford - 4 £45,000 -
Lichfield - 1 £32,500 -
Test Strategy
West Midlands

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) Electronics
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 2 (40.00%) Intel
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) MS Access
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) HTTP
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) VxWorks
3 2 (40.00%) BPR
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) COBIT
3 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (40.00%) IT Governance
3 2 (40.00%) Subversion
3 2 (40.00%) Document Management
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) MS Access
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) MSTest
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Electronics
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Communications Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Business Systems Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Document Management
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) IT Governance
2 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) BPR
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) COBIT
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Intel
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft