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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 204 175 187
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 22 29 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.56% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.71% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 19 21 9
Average salary £52,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £57,500 £62,400
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
4641 4099 3580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.90% 78.56% 75.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3981 3480 3038
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 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 21 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
Birmingham -17 6 £52,500 +2.43%
Warwickshire +1 5 £52,500 +23.52%
Coventry -19 5 £55,750 +23.88% 1
Worcestershire -3 2 £28,750 -23.33%
Solihull -1 1 - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 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 22 (45.83%) Finance
2 19 (39.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (37.50%) QA
4 17 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (29.17%) Performance Testing
6 13 (27.08%) HP
7 12 (25.00%) Oracle
7 12 (25.00%) Retail
8 11 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (20.83%) Selenium
9 10 (20.83%) Test Scripting
10 9 (18.75%) Test Automation
10 9 (18.75%) Degree
11 8 (16.67%) Manual Testing
11 8 (16.67%) ISEB
11 8 (16.67%) Coaching
12 7 (14.58%) LoadRunner
12 7 (14.58%) Back Office
12 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
12 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
12 7 (14.58%) NeoLoad
12 7 (14.58%) SOASTA, Inc
12 7 (14.58%) Test Management
12 7 (14.58%) Banking
12 7 (14.58%) Business Development
13 6 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
13 6 (12.50%) Windows
14 5 (10.42%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (10.42%) Workflow

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

For the 6 months to 21 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%) Relational Database
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Selenium
2 7 (14.58%) LoadRunner
2 7 (14.58%) NeoLoad
3 3 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.25%) FitNesse
4 2 (4.17%) JIRA
5 1 (2.08%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.08%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.08%) TestLink
General
1 22 (45.83%) Finance
2 12 (25.00%) Retail
3 7 (14.58%) Back Office
3 7 (14.58%) Banking
4 5 (10.42%) Investment Banking
5 4 (8.33%) Automotive
6 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
7 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
7 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (54.17%) Test Manager
2 8 (16.67%) Analyst
3 7 (14.58%) QA Manager
3 7 (14.58%) Performance Test Manager
3 7 (14.58%) Performance Manager
4 5 (10.42%) Test Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) UAT Manager
4 5 (10.42%) UAT Test Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Systems Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Design Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Technical Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Design Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Design Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) QA Leader
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Statistics
1 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.08%) PMI
2 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.17%) UNIX
3 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (39.58%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (29.17%) Performance Testing
4 11 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (20.83%) Test Scripting
6 9 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 8 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 8 (16.67%) Coaching
8 7 (14.58%) Test Management
8 7 (14.58%) Business Development
9 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 5 (10.42%) Workflow
10 5 (10.42%) Scrum
10 5 (10.42%) Automated Testing
10 5 (10.42%) Stress Testing
11 4 (8.33%) V-Model
11 4 (8.33%) System Testing
12 3 (6.25%) TDD
12 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
12 3 (6.25%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (2.08%) Jython
2 1 (2.08%) C#
2 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) Degree
2 8 (16.67%) ISEB
3 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.25%) HNC
4 3 (6.25%) HND
4 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) HP
2 12 (25.00%) Oracle
3 7 (14.58%) SOASTA, Inc
4 3 (6.25%) SAP
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Coventry Building Society
Salary: From £32,440 to £44,605 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Talent International
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago