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 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / West Midlands
Rank 172 168 176
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 33 66 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.70% 1.13% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.28% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 24 48 11
Median salary £48,750 £48,750 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +62.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £39,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,200 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -

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
4160 5156 4186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 88.83% 87.96% 83.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3305 4243 3556
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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
Birmingham +10 13 £43,000 -4.44% 3
Shropshire 0 9 £52,500 +40.00% 1
Warwickshire +22 6 £50,000 -16.66% 1
Coventry +3 2 £47,500 +11.76%
Solihull - 1 £35,000 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 25 (43.86%) QA
2 19 (33.33%) Finance
2 19 (33.33%) SQL
3 18 (31.58%) ISEB
3 18 (31.58%) Test Management
4 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (26.32%) SDLC
6 12 (21.05%) Selenium
6 12 (21.05%) ISTQB
7 11 (19.30%) Java
7 11 (19.30%) Oracle
7 11 (19.30%) Test Scripting
8 10 (17.54%) Automated Testing
8 10 (17.54%) Software Testing
9 9 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (15.79%) Test Planning
10 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
10 8 (14.04%) Unix
10 8 (14.04%) XML
11 7 (12.28%) Windows
11 7 (12.28%) Migration
11 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (12.28%) Coaching
12 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (10.53%) Automation Testing
12 6 (10.53%) Defect Management
12 6 (10.53%) QA Automation
12 6 (10.53%) Manufacturing
12 6 (10.53%) Scrum
12 6 (10.53%) ERP

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 (8.77%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.51%) SAS
3 1 (1.75%) Documentum
3 1 (1.75%) FileNet
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle ASCP
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.51%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle OWB
2 3 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (3.51%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 2 (3.51%) Cognos Query Studio
3 2 (3.51%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (3.51%) MySQL
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (21.05%) Selenium
2 5 (8.77%) Cucumber
2 5 (8.77%) HP UFT
3 3 (5.26%) Concordion
3 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.26%) JIRA
3 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.51%) FitNesse
4 2 (3.51%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.51%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.75%) HttpUnit
5 1 (1.75%) NUnit
5 1 (1.75%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (1.75%) The Grinder
5 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.75%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.26%) Aerospace
3 3 (5.26%) Retail
4 2 (3.51%) Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Military
5 1 (1.75%) Automotive
5 1 (1.75%) Electronics
5 1 (1.75%) German Language
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Analyst
2 16 (28.07%) Test Manager
3 10 (17.54%) Systems Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) Business Systems Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) Test Leader
5 6 (10.53%) QA Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Test Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Tester
6 4 (7.02%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) ERP Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) ERP Business Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Test Automation Manager
6 4 (7.02%) UAT Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Automation Tester
7 3 (5.26%) Project Leader
7 3 (5.26%) Software Tester
7 3 (5.26%) Systems Test Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Architect
8 2 (3.51%) QA Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) XML
2 5 (8.77%) .NET
3 3 (5.26%) SOAP
4 2 (3.51%) CSS
4 2 (3.51%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.51%) HTML
5 1 (1.75%) JSON
5 1 (1.75%) REST
5 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Data Structures
2 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.75%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.75%) Infotainment
4 1 (1.75%) Life Science
4 1 (1.75%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Unix
2 7 (12.28%) Windows
3 3 (5.26%) Android
3 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.51%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.58%) Test Management
2 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.32%) SDLC
4 11 (19.30%) Test Scripting
5 10 (17.54%) Automated Testing
5 10 (17.54%) Software Testing
6 9 (15.79%) Test Planning
6 9 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (12.28%) Coaching
7 7 (12.28%) Migration
7 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (10.53%) Automation Testing
8 6 (10.53%) Defect Management
8 6 (10.53%) ERP
8 6 (10.53%) QA Automation
8 6 (10.53%) Scrum
9 5 (8.77%) Functional Testing
9 5 (8.77%) Line Management
9 5 (8.77%) Mentoring
9 5 (8.77%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) SQL
2 11 (19.30%) Java
3 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.51%) PHP
3 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.51%) Python
3 2 (3.51%) Scala
3 2 (3.51%) VB
3 2 (3.51%) VBScript
4 1 (1.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (31.58%) ISEB
2 12 (21.05%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.77%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (7.02%) Degree
5 3 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.51%) CSQA
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (43.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Docker
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Oracle
2 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.53%) SAP
4 4 (7.02%) webMethods
5 2 (3.51%) Ab Initio
5 2 (3.51%) Cognos
5 2 (3.51%) IBM
5 2 (3.51%) Informatica
6 1 (1.75%) Serena
Rugby, Warwickshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago