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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 176 200 181
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -19
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 67 17 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.08% 0.32% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 0.38% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 41 8 24
Average salary £47,500 £44,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.74% -11.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,050 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £68,200
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
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
5443 4448 4100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.38% 83.56% 84.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4287 3711 3398
Average salary £43,250 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 28 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
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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 +3 26 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Warwickshire - 11 £60,000 -
Worcestershire -2 8 £47,500 +31.03% 1
Coventry - 8 £48,750 -
Shropshire -7 4 £36,250 -5.84% 1
Staffordshire - 2 £34,500 -
Dudley - 1 £35,000 -
Walsall - 1 £35,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £35,000 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 58 (47.54%) Test Management
2 44 (36.07%) ISEB
3 36 (29.51%) Software Testing
4 34 (27.87%) QA
4 34 (27.87%) Functional Testing
5 32 (26.23%) Test Automation
6 31 (25.41%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (21.31%) Finance
7 26 (21.31%) Non-Functional Testing
8 25 (20.49%) Security Testing
9 24 (19.67%) ISTQB
10 23 (18.85%) Manual Testing
11 21 (17.21%) Automated Testing
12 20 (16.39%) Test Scripting
13 19 (15.57%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (13.93%) Mentoring
15 16 (13.11%) Data Centre
15 16 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
15 16 (13.11%) Validation
16 15 (12.30%) Microsoft
17 14 (11.48%) Test Planning
18 13 (10.66%) Project Management
19 12 (9.84%) HP Quality Center
20 11 (9.02%) Enterprise Software
20 11 (9.02%) Security Cleared
21 10 (8.20%) Marketing
22 8 (6.56%) Manufacturing
22 8 (6.56%) SQL
22 8 (6.56%) Life Science
22 8 (6.56%) System Testing

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 4 (3.28%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.46%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.46%) MS Office
2 1 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.46%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.46%) VPN
2 2 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.92%) HP UFT
2 5 (4.10%) LoadRunner
3 4 (3.28%) JMeter
4 2 (1.64%) Selenium
4 2 (1.64%) Serena SBM
4 2 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.64%) TestDirector
4 2 (1.64%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.82%) JIRA
5 1 (0.82%) SilkPerformer
General
1 26 (21.31%) Finance
2 10 (8.20%) Marketing
3 8 (6.56%) Manufacturing
4 7 (5.74%) Retail
5 6 (4.92%) Military
6 4 (3.28%) Banking
6 4 (3.28%) Games
6 4 (3.28%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.82%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 68 (55.74%) Test Manager
2 23 (18.85%) Analyst
3 17 (13.93%) Senior Manager
3 17 (13.93%) Senior Test Manager
3 17 (13.93%) Test Leader
4 16 (13.11%) Service Manager
4 16 (13.11%) Test Analyst
4 16 (13.11%) Test Validation Manager
5 14 (11.48%) Software Test Manager
6 12 (9.84%) Test Engineer
7 11 (9.02%) Software Manager
7 11 (9.02%) Tester
8 10 (8.20%) QA Analyst
8 10 (8.20%) QA Engineer
8 10 (8.20%) QA Leader
8 10 (8.20%) QA Test Analyst
9 9 (7.38%) Lead Test Analyst
9 9 (7.38%) QA Test Engineer
9 9 (7.38%) Senior Test Analyst
9 9 (7.38%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.46%) .NET
2 2 (1.64%) HTML
2 2 (1.64%) HTML5
2 2 (1.64%) RESTful
2 2 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.11%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.02%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (6.56%) Life Science
4 7 (5.74%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.82%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.10%) Windows
2 3 (2.46%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (47.54%) Test Management
2 36 (29.51%) Software Testing
3 34 (27.87%) Functional Testing
4 32 (26.23%) Test Automation
5 31 (25.41%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (21.31%) Non-Functional Testing
7 25 (20.49%) Security Testing
8 23 (18.85%) Manual Testing
9 21 (17.21%) Automated Testing
10 20 (16.39%) Test Scripting
11 19 (15.57%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (13.93%) Mentoring
13 16 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (13.11%) Validation
14 14 (11.48%) Test Planning
15 13 (10.66%) Project Management
16 8 (6.56%) Coaching
16 8 (6.56%) Integration Testing
16 8 (6.56%) System Testing
17 7 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.56%) SQL
2 2 (1.64%) Java
2 2 (1.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 44 (36.07%) ISEB
2 24 (19.67%) ISTQB
3 11 (9.02%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.74%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.92%) Degree
6 4 (3.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (2.46%) HNC
7 3 (2.46%) HND
8 2 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (27.87%) QA
2 2 (1.64%) SLA
3 1 (0.82%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 12 (9.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.74%) HP
2 7 (5.74%) SAP
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