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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 198 203 197
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 36 24 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.43% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.50% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 27 22 31
Median salary £41,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.68% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,100 £32,500 £37,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,150 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +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
5093 4840 4477
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.36% 87.11% 83.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4008 3954 3718
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,125
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +0.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 August 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -15 22 £39,250 -7.64% 2
Coventry +4 6 £37,500 -34.78% 2
Warwickshire +14 3 - - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 42 (45.65%) Test Management
2 41 (44.57%) QA
3 34 (36.96%) Finance
4 32 (34.78%) ISEB
5 29 (31.52%) Test Automation
6 28 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 22 (23.91%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (23.91%) Manual Testing
9 19 (20.65%) Security Testing
9 19 (20.65%) Non-Functional Testing
10 18 (19.57%) ISTQB
11 17 (18.48%) Software Testing
12 16 (17.39%) Microsoft
13 15 (16.30%) Mentoring
13 15 (16.30%) Functional Testing
14 14 (15.22%) Degree
15 13 (14.13%) Regression Testing
15 13 (14.13%) Defect Management
16 12 (13.04%) Test Scripting
16 12 (13.04%) MS Office
16 12 (13.04%) Selenium
17 11 (11.96%) Life Science
17 11 (11.96%) Manufacturing
18 10 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
18 10 (10.87%) Java
18 10 (10.87%) Automated Testing
18 10 (10.87%) Scrum
18 10 (10.87%) Defect Tracking
18 10 (10.87%) SDLC

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.43%) Documentum
1 5 (5.43%) FileNet
2 3 (3.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (13.04%) MS Office
2 7 (7.61%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) SaaS
2 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.09%) MySQL
1 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (13.04%) Selenium
2 6 (6.52%) JIRA
2 6 (6.52%) SilkPerformer
3 5 (5.43%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.43%) NUnit
4 3 (3.26%) LoadRunner
4 3 (3.26%) Selenium IDE
4 3 (3.26%) Serena SBM
4 3 (3.26%) TestDirector
4 3 (3.26%) WinRunner
5 2 (2.17%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.17%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.17%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.09%) Concordion
6 1 (1.09%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.09%) JMeter
6 1 (1.09%) Maven
6 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.09%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (36.96%) Finance
2 11 (11.96%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.35%) Banking
3 4 (4.35%) Financial Institution
3 4 (4.35%) Retail
4 3 (3.26%) Back Office
5 2 (2.17%) Automotive
6 1 (1.09%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.09%) Electronics
6 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 33 (35.87%) Test Manager
2 17 (18.48%) Analyst
3 15 (16.30%) Test Leader
4 8 (8.70%) QA Leader
4 8 (8.70%) Service Manager
4 8 (8.70%) Test Analyst
4 8 (8.70%) Test Validation Manager
5 7 (7.61%) QA Analyst
6 6 (6.52%) Senior Manager
6 6 (6.52%) Senior Test Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Senior Test Manager
6 6 (6.52%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Head of Testing
7 4 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) Tester
7 4 (4.35%) UAT Manager
8 3 (3.26%) Head of QA
8 3 (3.26%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.61%) Web Services
2 5 (5.43%) .NET
3 3 (3.26%) Ajax
3 3 (3.26%) jQuery
4 2 (2.17%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.09%) MEAN Stack
5 1 (1.09%) RESTful
5 1 (1.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.96%) Life Science
2 8 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.52%) Virtual Team
4 5 (5.43%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.26%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.09%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.09%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.35%) Linux
2 3 (3.26%) Windows
3 1 (1.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (45.65%) Test Management
2 29 (31.52%) Test Automation
3 28 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 22 (23.91%) Manual Testing
5 22 (23.91%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (20.65%) Non-Functional Testing
6 19 (20.65%) Security Testing
7 17 (18.48%) Software Testing
8 15 (16.30%) Functional Testing
8 15 (16.30%) Mentoring
9 13 (14.13%) Defect Management
9 13 (14.13%) Regression Testing
10 12 (13.04%) Test Scripting
11 10 (10.87%) Automated Testing
11 10 (10.87%) Defect Tracking
11 10 (10.87%) Scrum
11 10 (10.87%) SDLC
11 10 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (9.78%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.87%) Java
2 3 (3.26%) C#
2 3 (3.26%) SQL
3 1 (1.09%) PHP
3 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.09%) Python
3 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (34.78%) ISEB
2 18 (19.57%) ISTQB
3 14 (15.22%) Degree
4 6 (6.52%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.26%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (3.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.09%) CSQA
7 1 (1.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (44.57%) QA
2 3 (3.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.52%) Serena
3 3 (3.26%) HP
4 1 (1.09%) Cognizant
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle
4 1 (1.09%) SAP
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