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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 201 178 218
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +40
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 25 42 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.82% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.96% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 19 28 16
Median salary £45,000 £43,250 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.04% +19.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,800 £55,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- -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
4832 4369 4857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 88.56% 85.70% 85.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3758 3656 4268
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Warwickshire +9 6 £50,000 +17.64%
Coventry +1 5 £37,250 -12.35% 2
Shropshire -7 5 £52,500 +40.00% 2
Birmingham -18 5 £41,000 -18.00% 1
Staffordshire -6 4 £45,000 +5.88%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 35 (56.45%) QA
2 29 (46.77%) Finance
3 23 (37.10%) Test Management
4 19 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (30.65%) ISEB
5 16 (25.81%) ISTQB
6 14 (22.58%) Microsoft
6 14 (22.58%) SDLC
7 13 (20.97%) Defect Management
7 13 (20.97%) Test Scripting
7 13 (20.97%) Manual Testing
7 13 (20.97%) SQL
7 13 (20.97%) Software Testing
8 11 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (14.52%) Automated Testing
9 9 (14.52%) Degree
9 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (14.52%) Defect Tracking
10 8 (12.90%) Selenium
10 8 (12.90%) Management Information System
10 8 (12.90%) Java
11 7 (11.29%) Scrum
11 7 (11.29%) Migration
11 7 (11.29%) Test Planning
11 7 (11.29%) Coaching
11 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (9.68%) Jenkins
12 6 (9.68%) Test Automation
12 6 (9.68%) Mentoring
12 6 (9.68%) Regression 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 5 (8.06%) Documentum
1 5 (8.06%) FileNet
2 3 (4.84%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) MS Office
2 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) MS Project
3 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) Cognos Query Studio
1 2 (3.23%) IBM InfoSphere
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle OWB
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.61%) MySQL
2 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Selenium
2 6 (9.68%) Jenkins
2 6 (9.68%) JIRA
3 5 (8.06%) SilkPerformer
4 3 (4.84%) NUnit
5 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.61%) Concordion
6 1 (1.61%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.61%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.61%) Serena SBM
6 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.61%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.61%) WinRunner
6 1 (1.61%) Zephyr
General
1 29 (46.77%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Retail
3 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.84%) Aerospace
5 2 (3.23%) Banking
5 2 (3.23%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.23%) Military
6 1 (1.61%) Automotive
6 1 (1.61%) Electronics
6 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.61%) German Language
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Analyst
2 14 (22.58%) Test Leader
3 10 (16.13%) Test Manager
4 8 (12.90%) QA Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Systems Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Test Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) QA Leader
6 4 (6.45%) Business Systems Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Systems Test Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Project Leader
7 3 (4.84%) QA Manager
7 3 (4.84%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Quality Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Senior QA Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Test Project Leader
8 2 (3.23%) Test Specialist
8 2 (3.23%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) .NET
2 3 (4.84%) Gherkin
2 3 (4.84%) Web Services
2 3 (4.84%) XML
3 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.61%) CSS
3 1 (1.61%) HTML
3 1 (1.61%) MEAN Stack
3 1 (1.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.45%) Virtual Team
4 3 (4.84%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.61%) Life Science
6 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.61%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) Unix
1 5 (8.06%) Windows
2 1 (1.61%) Android
2 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.10%) Test Management
2 19 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (22.58%) SDLC
4 13 (20.97%) Defect Management
4 13 (20.97%) Manual Testing
4 13 (20.97%) Software Testing
4 13 (20.97%) Test Scripting
5 11 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (14.52%) Automated Testing
6 9 (14.52%) Defect Tracking
6 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (11.29%) Coaching
7 7 (11.29%) Migration
7 7 (11.29%) Scrum
7 7 (11.29%) Test Planning
8 6 (9.68%) Mentoring
8 6 (9.68%) Regression Testing
8 6 (9.68%) Six Sigma
8 6 (9.68%) TDD
8 6 (9.68%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.97%) SQL
2 8 (12.90%) Java
3 4 (6.45%) C#
4 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.61%) PHP
4 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.61%) Python
4 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (30.65%) ISEB
2 16 (25.81%) ISTQB
3 9 (14.52%) Degree
4 3 (4.84%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.61%) CSQA
5 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (56.45%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.68%) Oracle
2 6 (9.68%) SAP
2 6 (9.68%) Serena
3 2 (3.23%) Ab Initio
3 2 (3.23%) Cognos
3 2 (3.23%) IBM
3 2 (3.23%) Informatica
3 2 (3.23%) webMethods
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits incl. pension etc
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £1 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £31k - 46k per year
Posted: 17 days ago