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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 208 197 186
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 20 23 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.42% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.53% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 14 21 23
Average salary £47,500 £50,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.40% +19.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £37,750 £35,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £78,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
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
4807 4362 4272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 83.92% 79.85% 78.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3942 3645 3607
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 £27,500 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 2 July 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 2 July 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
Birmingham -16 8 £51,250 -14.58% 1
Coventry -10 2 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Staffordshire - 2 £30,000 -
Worcestershire -5 1 £21,500 -50.85%
Solihull - 1 £26,000 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (33.33%) QA
2 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 12 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
3 11 (22.92%) Java
4 10 (20.83%) SQL
4 10 (20.83%) Selenium
4 10 (20.83%) Mentoring
5 9 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (18.75%) Test Management
6 7 (14.58%) ISEB
7 6 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 6 (12.50%) Use Case
7 6 (12.50%) Project Planning
7 6 (12.50%) Coaching
8 5 (10.42%) Manual Testing
8 5 (10.42%) Data Protection
8 5 (10.42%) Management Information System
8 5 (10.42%) Military
8 5 (10.42%) Automated Testing
9 4 (8.33%) UNIX
9 4 (8.33%) webMethods
9 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
9 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
9 4 (8.33%) Banking
9 4 (8.33%) Risk Management
9 4 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 4 (8.33%) Time Management

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) LAN
1 1 (2.08%) WAN
1 1 (2.08%) HTTP
1 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Selenium
2 3 (6.25%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.17%) JUnit
3 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.08%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Military
3 4 (8.33%) Banking
4 3 (6.25%) Retail
5 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.08%) Electronics
5 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Test Manager
2 14 (29.17%) Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Consultant
4 7 (14.58%) Test Consultant
5 5 (10.42%) Test Leader
5 5 (10.42%) Business Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Tester
6 4 (8.33%) Developer
6 4 (8.33%) webMethods Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Business Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Management Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Performance Test Specialist
8 2 (4.17%) Test Specialist
9 1 (2.08%) Graduate Software Tester
9 1 (2.08%) Senior Test Manager
9 1 (2.08%) Communications Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) Solutions Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) .NET
1 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.08%) Web Services
1 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) UNIX
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
4 10 (20.83%) Mentoring
5 9 (18.75%) Test Management
5 9 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 6 (12.50%) Use Case
6 6 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 6 (12.50%) Coaching
7 5 (10.42%) Data Protection
7 5 (10.42%) Automated Testing
7 5 (10.42%) Manual Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Time Management
8 4 (8.33%) Waterfall
8 4 (8.33%) Matrix Management
8 4 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Stress Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) Java
2 10 (20.83%) SQL
3 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) ISEB
2 4 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.17%) HND
4 2 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) webMethods
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) HP
3 1 (2.08%) Intel
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
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