The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 177 186 177
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 26 30 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.54% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.70% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 24 27 13
Average salary £51,500 £41,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.09% -9.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,400 £30,000 £29,350
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3993 4261 3659
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.87% 76.73% 74.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3298 3599 3169
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Test Strategy
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
Birmingham +10 12 £56,250 +77.16% 1
Coventry +11 7 £51,250 -29.31% 2
Warwickshire +12 3 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Walsall +2 2 £37,500 +2.73%
Worcestershire - 2 £43,750 -
Herefordshire - 1 £45,000 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the West 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 27 (49.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 23 (41.82%) Finance
3 18 (32.73%) QA
4 17 (30.91%) Oracle
5 15 (27.27%) HP
6 13 (23.64%) ISEB
6 13 (23.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (21.82%) LoadRunner
7 12 (21.82%) Retail
8 11 (20.00%) Performance Testing
9 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (18.18%) Banking
9 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
9 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 10 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (16.36%) Back Office
10 9 (16.36%) Business Development
10 9 (16.36%) Degree
10 9 (16.36%) Selenium
10 9 (16.36%) NeoLoad
10 9 (16.36%) SOASTA, Inc
11 8 (14.55%) Software Testing
11 8 (14.55%) Test Management
11 8 (14.55%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (12.73%) Migration
12 7 (12.73%) Test Scripting
12 7 (12.73%) Manual Testing
13 6 (10.91%) VB
13 6 (10.91%) MS Office
13 6 (10.91%) ITIL

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the West 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.

Applications
1 6 (10.91%) MS Office
2 4 (7.27%) MS Project
3 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
1 3 (5.45%) VPN
1 3 (5.45%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 5 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (7.27%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (3.64%) DataStage
4 2 (3.64%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (21.82%) LoadRunner
2 9 (16.36%) Selenium
2 9 (16.36%) NeoLoad
3 4 (7.27%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.64%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.82%) JIRA
5 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
General
1 23 (41.82%) Finance
2 12 (21.82%) Retail
3 10 (18.18%) Banking
4 9 (16.36%) Back Office
5 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.64%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 10 (18.18%) Analyst
3 9 (16.36%) Performance Manager
3 9 (16.36%) Performance Test Manager
4 7 (12.73%) Test Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) QA Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Design Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Test Coordinator
6 3 (5.45%) Systems Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Technical Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Coordinator
6 3 (5.45%) Architect
6 3 (5.45%) UAT Test Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Architect
6 3 (5.45%) UAT Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Technical Design Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Technical Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) .NET
1 3 (5.45%) XML
2 2 (3.64%) HTML
2 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) Statistics
2 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) UNIX
2 5 (9.09%) Windows
3 4 (7.27%) Linux
4 1 (1.82%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.82%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (49.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (23.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (16.36%) Business Development
6 8 (14.55%) Test Management
6 8 (14.55%) Software Testing
7 7 (12.73%) Test Scripting
7 7 (12.73%) Manual Testing
7 7 (12.73%) Migration
8 6 (10.91%) ITIL
8 6 (10.91%) Resource Management
8 6 (10.91%) V-Model
9 5 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 5 (9.09%) Data Migration
10 4 (7.27%) Change Management
11 3 (5.45%) Project Management
11 3 (5.45%) Quality Management
11 3 (5.45%) Release Management
11 3 (5.45%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) VB
2 3 (5.45%) SQL
3 2 (3.64%) C#
3 2 (3.64%) Python
4 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.82%) Jython
4 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.82%) Java
4 1 (1.82%) C
4 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) ISEB
2 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (16.36%) Degree
4 6 (10.91%) ISTQB
5 3 (5.45%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (5.45%) HNC
5 3 (5.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (32.73%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Terminal Server
1 1 (1.82%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.82%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (1.82%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) Oracle
2 15 (27.27%) HP
3 9 (16.36%) SOASTA, Inc
4 5 (9.09%) SAP
4 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.64%) Hyperion
5 2 (3.64%) Informatica
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £63000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Venturi
Salary: £32000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Flexible benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Coventry Building Society
Salary: From £45,798 to £62,973 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago