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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 172 144 175
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +31
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 43 36 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.85% 0.86% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.07% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 11 26 7
Average salary £30,000 £48,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.46% +39.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £36,200
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
4064 3360 3590
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.35% 80.02% 76.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3409 2663 3032
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,867
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,550 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 4 March 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 4 March 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
Solihull - 10 - -
Shropshire - 9 £44,000 - 1
Birmingham -38 6 £25,000 -50.00% 3
Worcestershire - 6 £28,750 -
Staffordshire 0 4 £45,000 -14.28%
Warwickshire -13 1 £37,500 +8.69% 1
Coventry -18 1 - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 43 (69.35%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (27.42%) SQL
3 15 (24.19%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (24.19%) Test Scripting
4 14 (22.58%) Performance Testing
5 12 (19.35%) Automated Testing
5 12 (19.35%) Manual Testing
5 12 (19.35%) Waterfall
6 10 (16.13%) Scrum
6 10 (16.13%) Test Management
6 10 (16.13%) QA
6 10 (16.13%) Management Information System
7 9 (14.52%) Java
7 9 (14.52%) UNIX
8 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
8 8 (12.90%) PL/SQL
8 8 (12.90%) webMethods
8 8 (12.90%) Selenium
8 8 (12.90%) Time Management
8 8 (12.90%) Use Case
8 8 (12.90%) Software Engineering
8 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
8 8 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (11.29%) Integration Testing
9 7 (11.29%) Degree
9 7 (11.29%) ISEB
9 7 (11.29%) Finance
10 6 (9.68%) C++
10 6 (9.68%) .NET
10 6 (9.68%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.61%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.23%) Firewall
2 2 (3.23%) LAN
2 2 (3.23%) WAN
2 2 (3.23%) HTTP
3 1 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Selenium
2 5 (8.06%) JUnit
2 5 (8.06%) LoadRunner
3 4 (6.45%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.23%) Subversion
4 2 (3.23%) FitNesse
4 2 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.61%) MSTest
5 1 (1.61%) Maven
General
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Banking
2 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.84%) Retail
4 2 (3.23%) Automotive
4 2 (3.23%) Electronics
5 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (43.55%) Analyst
2 14 (22.58%) Test Analyst
3 13 (20.97%) Business Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Developer
4 8 (12.90%) webMethods Developer
4 8 (12.90%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Test Leader
5 7 (11.29%) Senior Business Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Tester
7 4 (6.45%) Test Specialist
7 4 (6.45%) Test Manager
7 4 (6.45%) Performance Test Specialist
8 3 (4.84%) QA Leader
8 3 (4.84%) Software Tester
9 2 (3.23%) Communications Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Network Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Business Systems Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
10 1 (1.61%) Automated Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) .NET
2 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET MVC 2
2 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET
2 5 (8.06%) Web Services
3 1 (1.61%) HTML
3 1 (1.61%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Management Information System
2 8 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.06%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.52%) UNIX
2 2 (3.23%) Android
2 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.23%) VxWorks
2 2 (3.23%) Windows
2 2 (3.23%) Linux
2 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (69.35%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (24.19%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (24.19%) Test Scripting
3 14 (22.58%) Performance Testing
4 12 (19.35%) Automated Testing
4 12 (19.35%) Manual Testing
4 12 (19.35%) Waterfall
5 10 (16.13%) Scrum
5 10 (16.13%) Test Management
6 8 (12.90%) Time Management
6 8 (12.90%) Use Case
6 8 (12.90%) Software Engineering
6 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
7 7 (11.29%) Integration Testing
8 6 (9.68%) BDD
9 5 (8.06%) Regression Testing
9 5 (8.06%) TDD
10 4 (6.45%) Migration
10 4 (6.45%) Software Testing
10 4 (6.45%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.42%) SQL
2 9 (14.52%) Java
3 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 8 (12.90%) PL/SQL
4 6 (9.68%) C++
5 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Degree
1 7 (11.29%) ISEB
2 4 (6.45%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.45%) HND
3 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.13%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) webMethods
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.23%) VMware
3 2 (3.23%) Intel
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (1.61%) SAP
4 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
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