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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 162 163 178
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +15
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 45 35 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.90% 0.79% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.00% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 17 25 3
Average salary £32,500 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
4110 3510 3576
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.86% 79.57% 75.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3551 2845 3096
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 January 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 January 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
(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
Solihull - 11 £32,500 -
Shropshire - 8 - - 2
Worcestershire - 7 £27,500 -
Staffordshire +1 5 £45,000 -14.28%
Warwickshire -4 4 £40,250 +16.66%
Coventry -7 2 £45,000 -
Birmingham -28 2 £25,000 -50.49%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 45 (70.31%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.56%) SQL
3 16 (25.00%) QA
4 15 (23.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (20.31%) Scrum
5 13 (20.31%) Test Scripting
5 13 (20.31%) Manual Testing
5 13 (20.31%) Waterfall
6 12 (18.75%) Automated Testing
7 11 (17.19%) Performance Testing
8 10 (15.63%) UNIX
9 9 (14.06%) Degree
9 9 (14.06%) Management Information System
9 9 (14.06%) Test Management
9 9 (14.06%) Test Automation
10 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (12.50%) Finance
10 8 (12.50%) Software Engineering
10 8 (12.50%) Selenium
10 8 (12.50%) PL/SQL
10 8 (12.50%) webMethods
11 7 (10.94%) ISEB
11 7 (10.94%) Java
11 7 (10.94%) Use Case
11 7 (10.94%) Time Management
12 6 (9.38%) Integration Testing
12 6 (9.38%) BDD
12 6 (9.38%) JavaScript
12 6 (9.38%) .NET
13 5 (7.81%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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%) SAP CRM
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%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) MS Access
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Selenium
2 4 (6.25%) JUnit
2 4 (6.25%) LoadRunner
3 3 (4.69%) FitNesse
3 3 (4.69%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.69%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.13%) Subversion
4 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.56%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.56%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.56%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.56%) MSTest
5 1 (1.56%) Maven
5 1 (1.56%) JIRA
5 1 (1.56%) TestLink
General
1 8 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Retail
3 4 (6.25%) Automotive
3 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.25%) Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Electronics
4 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (39.06%) Analyst
2 12 (18.75%) Business Analyst
2 12 (18.75%) Test Analyst
3 8 (12.50%) Developer
3 8 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 8 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (12.50%) webMethods Developer
3 8 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 7 (10.94%) Senior Business Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Tester
6 3 (4.69%) Software Tester
6 3 (4.69%) Test Specialist
6 3 (4.69%) QA Leader
6 3 (4.69%) Performance Test Specialist
7 2 (3.13%) UAT Manager
7 2 (3.13%) QA Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Communications Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) UAT Test Manager
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%) XML
3 1 (1.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Management Information System
2 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) UNIX
2 4 (6.25%) Windows
3 3 (4.69%) Linux
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.13%) VxWorks
4 2 (3.13%) Android
4 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (70.31%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (20.31%) Scrum
3 13 (20.31%) Test Scripting
3 13 (20.31%) Manual Testing
3 13 (20.31%) Waterfall
4 12 (18.75%) Automated Testing
5 11 (17.19%) Performance Testing
6 9 (14.06%) Test Management
6 9 (14.06%) Test Automation
7 8 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 7 (10.94%) Use Case
8 7 (10.94%) Time Management
9 6 (9.38%) BDD
9 6 (9.38%) Integration Testing
10 5 (7.81%) TDD
10 5 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
10 5 (7.81%) Project Management
11 4 (6.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.56%) SQL
2 8 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 7 (10.94%) Java
4 6 (9.38%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.81%) C++
6 1 (1.56%) VB
6 1 (1.56%) Python
6 1 (1.56%) Jython
Qualifications
1 9 (14.06%) Degree
2 7 (10.94%) ISEB
3 4 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.69%) HND
5 2 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) webMethods
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle
4 2 (3.13%) SAP
4 2 (3.13%) VMware
4 2 (3.13%) HP
4 2 (3.13%) Intel
5 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com