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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 185 182 187
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 23 27 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.49% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.64% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 21 24 12
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -9.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,350 £35,300 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £77,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4056 4241 3575
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.74% 76.83% 73.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3348 3575 3096
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 £29,000 £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 11 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 11 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 +17 12 £60,000 +56.86% 1
Coventry -3 4 £50,000 -23.66% 2
Warwickshire +12 3 £40,000 -11.11%
Walsall +7 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 11 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 30 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (38.18%) Finance
2 21 (38.18%) QA
3 16 (29.09%) Oracle
3 16 (29.09%) HP
4 15 (27.27%) ISEB
5 14 (25.45%) Retail
6 13 (23.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (21.82%) LoadRunner
8 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (20.00%) Banking
9 10 (18.18%) Degree
9 10 (18.18%) Performance Testing
9 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
9 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
10 9 (16.36%) Business Development
10 9 (16.36%) Selenium
10 9 (16.36%) Migration
10 9 (16.36%) Back Office
10 9 (16.36%) NeoLoad
10 9 (16.36%) SOASTA, Inc
11 8 (14.55%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (14.55%) UNIX
11 8 (14.55%) Software Testing
11 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
11 8 (14.55%) Test Management
12 7 (12.73%) Data Migration
13 6 (10.91%) Resource Management
13 6 (10.91%) V-Model
13 6 (10.91%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 11 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 6 (10.91%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.27%) OLAP
3 4 (7.27%) DataStage
3 4 (7.27%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (21.82%) LoadRunner
2 9 (16.36%) Selenium
2 9 (16.36%) NeoLoad
3 4 (7.27%) Bugzilla
3 4 (7.27%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.82%) JIRA
4 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
General
1 21 (38.18%) Finance
2 14 (25.45%) Retail
3 11 (20.00%) Banking
4 9 (16.36%) Back Office
5 4 (7.27%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.82%) Law
6 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (52.73%) Test Manager
2 12 (21.82%) Analyst
3 9 (16.36%) Test Analyst
3 9 (16.36%) Performance Manager
3 9 (16.36%) Performance Test Manager
4 6 (10.91%) QA Manager
5 4 (7.27%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) QA Leader
5 4 (7.27%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Technical Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Design Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Product Design Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Release Coordinator
6 3 (5.45%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Technical Design Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Technical Design Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Design Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Test Coordinator
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 8 (14.55%) UNIX
2 6 (10.91%) Linux
3 5 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (1.82%) AIX
4 1 (1.82%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (23.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 9 (16.36%) Business Development
5 9 (16.36%) Migration
6 8 (14.55%) Test Management
6 8 (14.55%) Software Testing
7 7 (12.73%) Data Migration
8 6 (10.91%) V-Model
8 6 (10.91%) Test Scripting
8 6 (10.91%) Resource Management
8 6 (10.91%) ITIL
9 5 (9.09%) Business Analysis
10 4 (7.27%) Manual Testing
10 4 (7.27%) ETL
10 4 (7.27%) Validation
10 4 (7.27%) Change Management
11 3 (5.45%) Project Management
11 3 (5.45%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) VB
2 5 (9.09%) 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 15 (27.27%) ISEB
2 10 (18.18%) Degree
2 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.45%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (5.45%) HNC
4 3 (5.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (38.18%) 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 16 (29.09%) Oracle
1 16 (29.09%) HP
2 9 (16.36%) SOASTA, Inc
3 5 (9.09%) SAP
3 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.27%) Hyperion
4 4 (7.27%) Informatica
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + BENIFITS
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Flexible benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Coventry Building Society
Salary: From £45,798 to £62,973 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago