The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 182 152 178
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +26
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 29 31 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.70% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.86% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 7 27 14
Average salary £30,000 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.84% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £67,900 £42,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
- +6.50%
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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4079 3599 3748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.07% 80.99% 77.01%
Number of salaries quoted 3418 2943 3158
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,850 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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
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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 -18 11 £52,500 +10.52% 2
Shropshire - 6 £44,000 - 1
Solihull - 4 - - 1
Worcestershire - 4 £28,750 - 1
Coventry -17 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 41 (64.06%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.56%) SQL
3 16 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (23.44%) Test Scripting
5 14 (21.88%) Performance Testing
6 12 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 12 (18.75%) Automated Testing
7 11 (17.19%) Management Information System
8 10 (15.63%) Test Management
8 10 (15.63%) QA
8 10 (15.63%) Waterfall
9 9 (14.06%) Java
9 9 (14.06%) UNIX
10 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 8 (12.50%) PL/SQL
10 8 (12.50%) Finance
10 8 (12.50%) webMethods
10 8 (12.50%) Integration Testing
10 8 (12.50%) Use Case
10 8 (12.50%) Time Management
10 8 (12.50%) Scrum
10 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (10.94%) Degree
11 7 (10.94%) ISEB
11 7 (10.94%) Regression Testing
12 6 (9.38%) C++
12 6 (9.38%) .NET
12 6 (9.38%) Selenium
12 6 (9.38%) Test Automation
12 6 (9.38%) ISTQB

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.13%) LAN
2 2 (3.13%) WAN
2 2 (3.13%) HTTP
2 2 (3.13%) Firewall
3 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) MS Access
2 2 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Selenium
2 5 (7.81%) JUnit
2 5 (7.81%) LoadRunner
3 4 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.13%) Subversion
4 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.56%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.56%) MSTest
5 1 (1.56%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.56%) Maven
General
1 8 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
3 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.13%) Electronics
5 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.56%) Automotive
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (43.75%) Analyst
2 15 (23.44%) Test Analyst
3 13 (20.31%) Business Analyst
4 8 (12.50%) Developer
4 8 (12.50%) webMethods Developer
4 8 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Test Leader
5 7 (10.94%) Senior Business Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Tester
7 5 (7.81%) Test Manager
8 4 (6.25%) Test Specialist
8 4 (6.25%) Performance Test Specialist
9 3 (4.69%) QA Leader
9 3 (4.69%) Business Manager
9 3 (4.69%) Software Tester
10 2 (3.13%) Network Engineer
10 2 (3.13%) Business Systems Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Communications Engineer
11 1 (1.56%) Automated Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) .NET
2 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET
2 5 (7.81%) Web Services
2 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC 2
3 1 (1.56%) HTML
3 1 (1.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Management Information System
2 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.81%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.06%) UNIX
2 2 (3.13%) Windows
2 2 (3.13%) Linux
2 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.13%) VxWorks
2 2 (3.13%) Android
2 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (64.06%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (23.44%) Test Scripting
4 14 (21.88%) Performance Testing
5 12 (18.75%) Manual Testing
5 12 (18.75%) Automated Testing
6 10 (15.63%) Test Management
6 10 (15.63%) Waterfall
7 8 (12.50%) Time Management
7 8 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 8 (12.50%) Scrum
7 8 (12.50%) Use Case
8 7 (10.94%) Regression Testing
9 6 (9.38%) Software Engineering
9 6 (9.38%) Test Automation
10 5 (7.81%) TDD
11 4 (6.25%) Risk Management
11 4 (6.25%) Project Management
11 4 (6.25%) ITIL
11 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.56%) SQL
2 9 (14.06%) Java
3 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 8 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 6 (9.38%) C++
5 1 (1.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) ISEB
1 7 (10.94%) Degree
2 6 (9.38%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.25%) HND
4 2 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.63%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) webMethods
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.13%) Intel
3 2 (3.13%) VMware
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 18 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcestershire
Hudson IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £25k - 27k per year + .
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £24000 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago