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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 189 180 178
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 24 26 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.51% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.63% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 13 23 19
Average salary £47,500 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.52% +31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £45,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £68,300 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,200 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
4349 4145 3918
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.45% 80.77% 77.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3608 3469 3293
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 14 £55,000 +4.76%
Staffordshire - 2 £30,000 - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £33,250 - 1
Solihull - 1 £26,000 -
Shropshire - 1 £33,000 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 34 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (29.69%) SQL
3 16 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 15 (23.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (23.44%) Performance Testing
5 14 (21.88%) QA
6 12 (18.75%) Java
6 12 (18.75%) Test Management
7 10 (15.63%) Waterfall
7 10 (15.63%) Finance
8 8 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 8 (12.50%) PL/SQL
8 8 (12.50%) UNIX
8 8 (12.50%) webMethods
8 8 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 8 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 8 (12.50%) Selenium
8 8 (12.50%) Use Case
8 8 (12.50%) Automated Testing
9 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (10.94%) ISEB
9 7 (10.94%) Regression Testing
9 7 (10.94%) Management Information System
10 6 (9.38%) Time Management
10 6 (9.38%) Software Engineering
11 5 (7.81%) Banking
11 5 (7.81%) Project Planning
11 5 (7.81%) Degree
11 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) LAN
1 2 (3.13%) WAN
1 2 (3.13%) HTTP
1 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.13%) MS Access
1 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Selenium
2 4 (6.25%) JUnit
2 4 (6.25%) LoadRunner
2 4 (6.25%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.13%) Subversion
5 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (15.63%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Military
4 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (35.94%) Analyst
2 14 (21.88%) Test Manager
3 13 (20.31%) Test Analyst
4 10 (15.63%) Business Analyst
5 8 (12.50%) Developer
5 8 (12.50%) webMethods Developer
6 7 (10.94%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (9.38%) Senior Business Analyst
7 6 (9.38%) Test Leader
8 5 (7.81%) Tester
9 4 (6.25%) Consultant
9 4 (6.25%) Test Specialist
9 4 (6.25%) Test Consultant
9 4 (6.25%) Performance Test Specialist
10 3 (4.69%) Business Manager
10 3 (4.69%) Management Consultant
10 3 (4.69%) Business Systems Analyst
10 3 (4.69%) Systems Analyst
11 2 (3.13%) Network Engineer
11 2 (3.13%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC 2
1 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET
1 5 (7.81%) Web Services
1 5 (7.81%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (10.94%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.81%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.50%) UNIX
2 2 (3.13%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.56%) Windows
3 1 (1.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 15 (23.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (23.44%) Performance Testing
4 12 (18.75%) Test Management
5 10 (15.63%) Waterfall
6 8 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 8 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 8 (12.50%) Use Case
6 8 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 7 (10.94%) Regression Testing
8 6 (9.38%) Time Management
8 6 (9.38%) Software Engineering
9 5 (7.81%) Project Planning
9 5 (7.81%) Test Automation
9 5 (7.81%) Integration Testing
9 5 (7.81%) Scrum
10 4 (6.25%) Risk Management
10 4 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.69%) SQL
2 12 (18.75%) Java
3 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 8 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 4 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) ISEB
2 5 (7.81%) Degree
3 4 (6.25%) HND
3 4 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.88%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) webMethods
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.13%) Intel
4 1 (1.56%) HP
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle
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