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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 202 210 197
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 37 26 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.61% 0.44% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.50% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 24 20 24
Median salary £54,875 £47,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.52% -7.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £35,400
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £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
5250 5166 4432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.05% 87.20% 83.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4098 4200 3675
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,850
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -3 18 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Warwickshire - 4 - -
Worcestershire +12 3 £65,000 +202.32%
Coventry +1 1 £45,000 -21.73% 4
Solihull - 1 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £37,500 - 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 52 (49.06%) Test Management
2 43 (40.57%) ISEB
3 35 (33.02%) Test Automation
4 33 (31.13%) QA
5 32 (30.19%) Finance
6 26 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (22.64%) Security Testing
7 24 (22.64%) Software Testing
7 24 (22.64%) Non-Functional Testing
8 23 (21.70%) Exploratory Testing
8 23 (21.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 22 (20.75%) Functional Testing
9 22 (20.75%) Manual Testing
10 21 (19.81%) ISTQB
11 20 (18.87%) Microsoft
12 16 (15.09%) Test Scripting
13 15 (14.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (13.21%) Degree
15 13 (12.26%) Validation
15 13 (12.26%) Security Cleared
15 13 (12.26%) Mentoring
15 13 (12.26%) Data Centre
16 12 (11.32%) System Testing
16 12 (11.32%) MS Office
16 12 (11.32%) Automated Testing
17 11 (10.38%) Manufacturing
17 11 (10.38%) Test Planning
18 10 (9.43%) Defect Management
18 10 (9.43%) Life Science
18 10 (9.43%) Integration Testing

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 4 (3.77%) Documentum
1 4 (3.77%) FileNet
1 4 (3.77%) SAS
2 3 (2.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (11.32%) MS Office
2 7 (6.60%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.83%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.77%) Internet
2 3 (2.83%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (1.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (6.60%) Selenium
2 6 (5.66%) HP UFT
3 5 (4.72%) SilkPerformer
4 4 (3.77%) JIRA
4 4 (3.77%) Serena SBM
4 4 (3.77%) TestDirector
4 4 (3.77%) WinRunner
5 3 (2.83%) NUnit
5 3 (2.83%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (1.89%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.94%) JMeter
7 1 (0.94%) Maven
7 1 (0.94%) SoapUI
General
1 32 (30.19%) Finance
2 11 (10.38%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.72%) Marketing
4 3 (2.83%) Back Office
4 3 (2.83%) Banking
4 3 (2.83%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.94%) Automotive
5 1 (0.94%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 45 (42.45%) Test Manager
2 18 (16.98%) Analyst
3 17 (16.04%) Test Leader
4 14 (13.21%) Senior Manager
4 14 (13.21%) Senior Test Manager
5 13 (12.26%) Service Manager
5 13 (12.26%) Test Validation Manager
6 11 (10.38%) Test Analyst
7 10 (9.43%) QA Leader
7 10 (9.43%) Senior Test Engineer
7 10 (9.43%) Test Engineer
8 9 (8.49%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (8.49%) Senior Test Analyst
9 8 (7.55%) Lead Test Analyst
9 8 (7.55%) Tester
10 5 (4.72%) Lead Tester
10 5 (4.72%) Software Manager
10 5 (4.72%) Software Test Manager
11 4 (3.77%) Head of Testing
11 4 (3.77%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.66%) Web Services
2 4 (3.77%) .NET
3 3 (2.83%) Ajax
3 3 (2.83%) jQuery
4 1 (0.94%) RESTful
4 1 (0.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.26%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.43%) Life Science
3 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.66%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.77%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.60%) Windows
2 3 (2.83%) Linux
2 3 (2.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (49.06%) Test Management
2 35 (33.02%) Test Automation
3 26 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (22.64%) Non-Functional Testing
4 24 (22.64%) Security Testing
4 24 (22.64%) Software Testing
5 23 (21.70%) Exploratory Testing
5 23 (21.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 22 (20.75%) Functional Testing
6 22 (20.75%) Manual Testing
7 16 (15.09%) Test Scripting
8 15 (14.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (12.26%) Mentoring
9 13 (12.26%) Validation
10 12 (11.32%) Automated Testing
10 12 (11.32%) System Testing
11 11 (10.38%) Test Planning
12 10 (9.43%) Defect Management
12 10 (9.43%) Integration Testing
13 9 (8.49%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.55%) SQL
2 6 (5.66%) Java
Qualifications
1 43 (40.57%) ISEB
2 21 (19.81%) ISTQB
3 14 (13.21%) Degree
4 13 (12.26%) Security Cleared
5 9 (8.49%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.77%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (2.83%) HNC
7 3 (2.83%) HND
8 2 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (31.13%) QA
2 4 (3.77%) SLA
3 1 (0.94%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 8 (7.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (18.87%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.60%) HP
3 6 (5.66%) Serena
4 2 (1.89%) SAP
5 1 (0.94%) Cognizant
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