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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 188 175 186
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 27 32 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.65% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.83% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 18 24 2
Average salary £35,500 £48,750 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.17% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £35,400 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
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
4511 3868 3606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.83% 77.97% 75.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3947 3222 3147
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Solihull - 6 £32,500 - 2
Worcestershire +18 5 £27,500 -26.66% 1
Warwickshire -1 4 £40,250 +16.66%
Staffordshire -6 3 £45,000 -14.28%
Birmingham -18 2 £38,750 -26.19% 3
Coventry - 2 £44,000 -
Shropshire - 2 - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 28 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (32.76%) QA
3 17 (29.31%) Finance
3 17 (29.31%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (22.41%) Test Scripting
4 13 (22.41%) Manual Testing
4 13 (22.41%) Degree
5 10 (17.24%) Performance Testing
5 10 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (17.24%) Scrum
6 9 (15.52%) Automated Testing
6 9 (15.52%) Test Automation
6 9 (15.52%) ISEB
6 9 (15.52%) SQL
7 8 (13.79%) Windows
7 8 (13.79%) Test Management
7 8 (13.79%) Oracle
7 8 (13.79%) HP
7 8 (13.79%) Banking
8 7 (12.07%) Retail
8 7 (12.07%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (12.07%) Waterfall
8 7 (12.07%) Coaching
8 7 (12.07%) Selenium
9 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (10.34%) Integration Testing
9 6 (10.34%) System Testing
10 5 (8.62%) Stress Testing
10 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.17%) VPN
2 3 (5.17%) 4G
3 2 (3.45%) Firewall
4 1 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.62%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.45%) MS Access
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Selenium
2 4 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (6.90%) LoadRunner
3 3 (5.17%) FitNesse
3 3 (5.17%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.45%) NeoLoad
4 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.45%) JIRA
5 1 (1.72%) JUnit
5 1 (1.72%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.72%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.72%) Maven
5 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.72%) MSTest
5 1 (1.72%) TestLink
General
1 17 (29.31%) Finance
2 8 (13.79%) Banking
3 7 (12.07%) Retail
4 5 (8.62%) Investment Banking
5 4 (6.90%) Automotive
6 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
7 2 (3.45%) Back Office
8 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (32.76%) Analyst
1 19 (32.76%) Test Manager
2 10 (17.24%) Test Analyst
3 8 (13.79%) Business Analyst
4 6 (10.34%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (10.34%) Test Leader
5 5 (8.62%) UAT Test Manager
5 5 (8.62%) UAT Manager
6 4 (6.90%) QA Leader
6 4 (6.90%) Senior Business Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) QA Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Software Tester
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Technical Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Design Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Systems Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) .NET
2 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.45%) Web Services
3 2 (3.45%) XML
3 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 2
4 1 (1.72%) HTML
4 1 (1.72%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.62%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.72%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.79%) Windows
2 5 (8.62%) UNIX
3 3 (5.17%) Linux
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.45%) Android
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.31%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (22.41%) Test Scripting
3 13 (22.41%) Manual Testing
4 10 (17.24%) Performance Testing
4 10 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (17.24%) Scrum
5 9 (15.52%) Automated Testing
5 9 (15.52%) Test Automation
6 8 (13.79%) Test Management
7 7 (12.07%) Coaching
7 7 (12.07%) Waterfall
8 6 (10.34%) System Testing
8 6 (10.34%) Integration Testing
9 5 (8.62%) Stress Testing
9 5 (8.62%) Regression Testing
9 5 (8.62%) Workflow
9 5 (8.62%) PRINCE2
9 5 (8.62%) Project Management
10 4 (6.90%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.52%) SQL
2 3 (5.17%) C++
3 2 (3.45%) Java
3 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.72%) C#
4 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.72%) VB
4 1 (1.72%) Python
4 1 (1.72%) Jython
Qualifications
1 13 (22.41%) Degree
2 9 (15.52%) ISEB
3 5 (8.62%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.17%) HNC
4 3 (5.17%) HND
5 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (32.76%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Oracle
1 8 (13.79%) HP
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.45%) webMethods
3 2 (3.45%) VMware
3 2 (3.45%) SOASTA, Inc
3 2 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
Redditch, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Salary: Up to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
The People Network
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
npower
Posted: 16 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
npower
Posted: 16 days ago