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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 178 175 185
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 33 35 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.61% 0.63% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.82% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 31 29 14
Average salary £52,500 £42,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £28,000 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,800 £54,600
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -4.49%
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
4123 4262 3643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 76.74% 77.21% 74.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3411 3612 3083
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £65,000 £60,000
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 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 August 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 27 August 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
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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 -2 12 £52,500 +69.35% 2
Coventry +6 10 £55,000 -5.98%
Warwickshire +13 7 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Worcestershire - 2 £43,750 -
Walsall +1 1 £37,500 +2.73%
Herefordshire - 1 £45,000 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 25 (43.10%) Finance
2 23 (39.66%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (36.21%) QA
4 18 (31.03%) Oracle
5 17 (29.31%) HP
6 14 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (24.14%) Retail
7 13 (22.41%) Performance Testing
7 13 (22.41%) LoadRunner
8 11 (18.97%) ISEB
8 11 (18.97%) Selenium
8 11 (18.97%) SC Cleared
8 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
8 11 (18.97%) Banking
9 10 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (17.24%) Business Development
9 10 (17.24%) Back Office
9 10 (17.24%) NeoLoad
9 10 (17.24%) SOASTA, Inc
10 9 (15.52%) Degree
10 9 (15.52%) Test Management
10 9 (15.52%) Test Scripting
10 9 (15.52%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (13.79%) Manual Testing
11 8 (13.79%) Windows
12 7 (12.07%) V-Model
12 7 (12.07%) Test Automation
13 6 (10.34%) Resource Management
13 6 (10.34%) Software Testing
13 6 (10.34%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 4 (6.90%) MS Project
1 4 (6.90%) MS Office
2 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
1 3 (5.17%) VPN
1 3 (5.17%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.62%) Relational Database
2 5 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (22.41%) LoadRunner
2 11 (18.97%) Selenium
3 10 (17.24%) NeoLoad
4 5 (8.62%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (3.45%) JIRA
5 2 (3.45%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.72%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.72%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.72%) TestDirector
General
1 25 (43.10%) Finance
2 14 (24.14%) Retail
3 11 (18.97%) Banking
4 10 (17.24%) Back Office
5 5 (8.62%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.45%) Automotive
7 1 (1.72%) Law
7 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 38 (65.52%) Test Manager
2 10 (17.24%) Performance Manager
2 10 (17.24%) Performance Test Manager
3 8 (13.79%) Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) QA Manager
5 5 (8.62%) Test Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) UAT Manager
5 5 (8.62%) UAT Test Manager
6 4 (6.90%) Systems Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Design Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Design Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Design Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Technical Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) XML
2 3 (5.17%) .NET
3 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Statistics
2 1 (1.72%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.79%) Windows
2 4 (6.90%) UNIX
3 3 (5.17%) Linux
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.72%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.72%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (39.66%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (22.41%) Performance Testing
4 10 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (17.24%) Business Development
5 9 (15.52%) Test Management
5 9 (15.52%) Test Scripting
6 8 (13.79%) Manual Testing
7 7 (12.07%) V-Model
7 7 (12.07%) Test Automation
8 6 (10.34%) Software Testing
8 6 (10.34%) ITIL
8 6 (10.34%) Resource Management
9 5 (8.62%) Workflow
9 5 (8.62%) Stress Testing
9 5 (8.62%) Waterfall
10 4 (6.90%) Scrum
11 3 (5.17%) Migration
11 3 (5.17%) TDD
11 3 (5.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.90%) SQL
1 4 (6.90%) VB
2 3 (5.17%) Python
3 2 (3.45%) Jython
3 2 (3.45%) C#
4 1 (1.72%) Java
4 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) ISEB
1 11 (18.97%) SC Cleared
1 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.52%) Degree
3 6 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (8.62%) ISTQB
5 3 (5.17%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (5.17%) HNC
5 3 (5.17%) HND
6 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (36.21%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Terminal Server
1 1 (1.72%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 9 (15.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.72%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (1.72%) Nessus
Vendors
1 18 (31.03%) Oracle
2 17 (29.31%) HP
3 10 (17.24%) SOASTA, Inc
4 5 (8.62%) SAP
5 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
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