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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 197 169 177
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 21 30 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.60% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.75% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 11 25 18
Average salary £44,000 £52,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.19% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £36,482 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £68,100 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
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
4349 4014 3845
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.30% 80.91% 77.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3628 3334 3229
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -23 12 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Shropshire - 2 £38,500 -
Staffordshire - 2 £30,000 -
Worcestershire - 2 £36,250 -
Solihull - 1 £26,000 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 36 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.00%) SQL
3 15 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 14 (23.33%) Performance Testing
5 11 (18.33%) Test Management
5 11 (18.33%) Waterfall
6 10 (16.67%) Java
7 9 (15.00%) Management Information System
8 8 (13.33%) Scrum
8 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
8 8 (13.33%) PL/SQL
8 8 (13.33%) webMethods
8 8 (13.33%) UNIX
8 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (13.33%) Use Case
9 7 (11.67%) QA
9 7 (11.67%) Manual Testing
9 7 (11.67%) Automated Testing
9 7 (11.67%) ISEB
9 7 (11.67%) Regression Testing
9 7 (11.67%) Finance
10 6 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 6 (10.00%) Time Management
10 6 (10.00%) Selenium
11 5 (8.33%) Integration Testing
11 5 (8.33%) Test Automation
11 5 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) LAN
1 2 (3.33%) WAN
1 2 (3.33%) HTTP
1 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.67%) Internet
2 1 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.33%) MS Access
1 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Selenium
2 4 (6.67%) SoapUI
2 4 (6.67%) JUnit
2 4 (6.67%) LoadRunner
3 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.33%) Subversion
5 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (11.67%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Retail
3 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.33%) Electronics
5 1 (1.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (41.67%) Analyst
2 13 (21.67%) Test Analyst
3 12 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 8 (13.33%) Developer
4 8 (13.33%) Test Manager
4 8 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (13.33%) webMethods Developer
5 7 (11.67%) Senior Business Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Test Leader
7 4 (6.67%) Performance Test Specialist
7 4 (6.67%) Test Specialist
7 4 (6.67%) Tester
8 3 (5.00%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Business Manager
9 2 (3.33%) Test Consultant
9 2 (3.33%) Communications Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Consultant
9 2 (3.33%) Network Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) .NET
1 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 5 (8.33%) Web Services
1 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.33%) UNIX
2 2 (3.33%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.67%) Windows
3 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 14 (23.33%) Performance Testing
4 11 (18.33%) Test Management
4 11 (18.33%) Waterfall
5 8 (13.33%) Scrum
5 8 (13.33%) Use Case
6 7 (11.67%) Automated Testing
6 7 (11.67%) Regression Testing
6 7 (11.67%) Manual Testing
7 6 (10.00%) Time Management
7 6 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (8.33%) Project Management
8 5 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 5 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 5 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 4 (6.67%) Software Delivery
9 4 (6.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.00%) SQL
2 10 (16.67%) Java
3 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (13.33%) PL/SQL
4 4 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) ISEB
2 4 (6.67%) Degree
2 4 (6.67%) HND
3 3 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) webMethods
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.33%) Intel
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle
4 1 (1.67%) HP
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