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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 196 190 177
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -13
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 27 28 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.52% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.65% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 21 27 28
Average salary £47,500 £52,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.65% +23.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £36,450 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £74,750
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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
4920 4279 4371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.59% 79.33% 78.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3949 3550 3683
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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
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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 -6 12 £47,500 -9.52% 2
Coventry -16 5 £57,500 +4.54%
Worcestershire -7 1 £21,500 -50.85% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £42,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £30,000 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 23 (50.00%) QA
2 16 (34.78%) Finance
3 15 (32.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (30.43%) Java
4 14 (30.43%) Selenium
5 11 (23.91%) Test Management
6 10 (21.74%) Test Scripting
6 10 (21.74%) Performance Testing
6 10 (21.74%) Mentoring
7 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (17.39%) Degree
8 8 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (15.22%) Data Protection
9 7 (15.22%) ISEB
10 6 (13.04%) Software Testing
10 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
10 6 (13.04%) Regression Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Coaching
10 6 (13.04%) Project Planning
11 5 (10.87%) Change Management
11 5 (10.87%) Military
11 5 (10.87%) Banking
11 5 (10.87%) LoadRunner
11 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
11 5 (10.87%) SQL
12 4 (8.70%) HP UFT
12 4 (8.70%) Project Management
12 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
12 4 (8.70%) Matrix Management
12 4 (8.70%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.52%) WebLogic
1 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
1 3 (6.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 14 (30.43%) Selenium
2 5 (10.87%) LoadRunner
3 4 (8.70%) HP UFT
4 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.17%) JUnit
5 1 (2.17%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (2.17%) JIRA
5 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (34.78%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Military
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (58.70%) Test Manager
2 10 (21.74%) Analyst
3 9 (19.57%) Consultant
3 9 (19.57%) Test Consultant
4 7 (15.22%) Test Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Test Leader
5 3 (6.52%) Business Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Management Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) QA Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Tester
7 1 (2.17%) Graduate
7 1 (2.17%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Test Specialist
7 1 (2.17%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) HTML
1 3 (6.52%) J2EE
1 3 (6.52%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.52%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Windows
1 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (23.91%) Test Management
3 10 (21.74%) Test Scripting
3 10 (21.74%) Performance Testing
3 10 (21.74%) Mentoring
4 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (15.22%) Data Protection
7 6 (13.04%) Coaching
7 6 (13.04%) Software Testing
7 6 (13.04%) Project Planning
7 6 (13.04%) Regression Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Change Management
9 4 (8.70%) Matrix Management
9 4 (8.70%) Manual Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
9 4 (8.70%) Project Management
9 4 (8.70%) Software Delivery
9 4 (8.70%) Stress Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) Java
2 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
2 5 (10.87%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) Degree
2 7 (15.22%) ISEB
3 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.17%) HND
5 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.17%) HP
2 1 (2.17%) Serena
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle
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