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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 195 170 194
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +24
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 25 33 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.61% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.78% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 21 26 11
Average salary £52,500 £38,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.48% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
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
4448 4205 3711
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.90% 78.31% 76.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3741 3558 3141
Average salary £42,350 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.87% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Coventry -7 8 £55,000 +22.22%
Birmingham -14 8 £52,500 +40.00%
Warwickshire +9 6 £52,500 +23.52%
Solihull +3 1 - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 23 (47.92%) Finance
2 20 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (39.58%) QA
4 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (31.25%) Performance Testing
5 15 (31.25%) HP
6 14 (29.17%) Retail
7 13 (27.08%) Oracle
8 11 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (22.92%) Selenium
9 10 (20.83%) Test Scripting
10 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
10 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
10 9 (18.75%) Test Automation
10 9 (18.75%) Degree
11 8 (16.67%) Business Development
11 8 (16.67%) Back Office
11 8 (16.67%) Windows
11 8 (16.67%) LoadRunner
11 8 (16.67%) NeoLoad
11 8 (16.67%) SOASTA, Inc
11 8 (16.67%) Coaching
12 7 (14.58%) ISEB
12 7 (14.58%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (14.58%) Banking
13 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
13 6 (12.50%) Manual Testing
13 6 (12.50%) Scrum
14 5 (10.42%) Workflow
14 5 (10.42%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1 (2.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.25%) VPN
1 3 (6.25%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (10.42%) Relational Database
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (22.92%) Selenium
2 8 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 8 (16.67%) NeoLoad
3 4 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (6.25%) FitNesse
5 2 (4.17%) JIRA
6 1 (2.08%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.08%) TestDirector
6 1 (2.08%) TestLink
General
1 23 (47.92%) Finance
2 14 (29.17%) Retail
3 8 (16.67%) Back Office
4 7 (14.58%) Banking
5 5 (10.42%) Investment Banking
6 4 (8.33%) Automotive
7 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
8 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
8 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
8 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (56.25%) Test Manager
2 8 (16.67%) Performance Manager
2 8 (16.67%) Performance Test Manager
2 8 (16.67%) QA Manager
2 8 (16.67%) Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) Test Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) UAT Test Manager
3 5 (10.42%) UAT Manager
4 3 (6.25%) Design Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Systems Manager
4 3 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Technical Architect
4 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (6.25%) Architect
4 3 (6.25%) Senior Architect
4 3 (6.25%) Technical Design Architect
4 3 (6.25%) Technical Design Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 3 (6.25%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 3 (6.25%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) XML
2 2 (4.17%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Statistics
2 1 (2.08%) PMI
2 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (6.25%) UNIX
2 3 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) AIX
4 1 (2.08%) Windows NT
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (31.25%) Performance Testing
4 11 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (20.83%) Test Scripting
6 9 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 8 (16.67%) Business Development
7 8 (16.67%) Coaching
8 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 6 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Scrum
9 5 (10.42%) Workflow
9 5 (10.42%) Test Management
9 5 (10.42%) Stress Testing
10 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
10 4 (8.33%) V-Model
10 4 (8.33%) System Testing
11 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
11 3 (6.25%) Resource Management
11 3 (6.25%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) Python
3 2 (4.17%) Jython
4 1 (2.08%) VB
4 1 (2.08%) C
4 1 (2.08%) C#
4 1 (2.08%) Java
4 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
1 9 (18.75%) Degree
2 7 (14.58%) ISEB
3 3 (6.25%) HNC
3 3 (6.25%) HND
4 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.17%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (39.58%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Terminal Server
1 1 (2.08%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.08%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (2.08%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (31.25%) HP
2 13 (27.08%) Oracle
3 8 (16.67%) SOASTA, Inc
4 3 (6.25%) SAP
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft