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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 168 172 153
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -19
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 62 38 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.10% 0.75% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 0.91% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 46 10 24
Average salary £46,250 £30,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+54.16% -36.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £27,250 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
4885 4169 3493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 86.86% 82.73% 82.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4028 3570 2817
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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 +19 20 £45,000 +80.00% 2
Coventry +13 15 £42,500 - 1
Warwickshire -3 14 £60,000 +50.00% 1
Shropshire +7 3 £37,500 - 4
Staffordshire 0 3 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Worcestershire -3 1 £47,500 +58.33% 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 42 (43.75%) QA
2 38 (39.58%) Test Management
3 31 (32.29%) Software Testing
4 28 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (28.13%) Finance
6 25 (26.04%) ISEB
6 25 (26.04%) ISTQB
7 22 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (22.92%) Functional Testing
8 21 (21.88%) Test Scripting
8 21 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (18.75%) Automated Testing
9 18 (18.75%) Manual Testing
9 18 (18.75%) Mentoring
10 13 (13.54%) Project Management
11 12 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 12 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
11 12 (12.50%) SDLC
11 12 (12.50%) Test Automation
12 11 (11.46%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (10.42%) Project Planning
13 10 (10.42%) Management Information System
13 10 (10.42%) Test Planning
14 9 (9.38%) Six Sigma
14 9 (9.38%) SAP
14 9 (9.38%) Business Analysis
15 8 (8.33%) Strategic Management
15 8 (8.33%) Security Testing
15 8 (8.33%) Military
15 8 (8.33%) Coaching

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (2.08%) SAS
1 2 (2.08%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.08%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (6.25%) MS Office
2 3 (3.13%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (7.29%) LoadRunner
2 6 (6.25%) HP UFT
3 5 (5.21%) JIRA
3 5 (5.21%) Selenium
4 3 (3.13%) JMeter
5 2 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.08%) TestDirector
General
1 27 (28.13%) Finance
2 8 (8.33%) Military
3 7 (7.29%) Marketing
3 7 (7.29%) Retail
4 5 (5.21%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.17%) Banking
5 4 (4.17%) Games
6 2 (2.08%) Local Government
6 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.04%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 57 (59.38%) Test Manager
2 19 (19.79%) Analyst
3 18 (18.75%) Test Leader
4 14 (14.58%) Test Analyst
5 11 (11.46%) Software Test Manager
6 10 (10.42%) QA Engineer
6 10 (10.42%) Software Analyst
6 10 (10.42%) Software Test Analyst
7 9 (9.38%) QA Test Engineer
7 9 (9.38%) Senior Manager
7 9 (9.38%) Senior Test Manager
7 9 (9.38%) Software QA Engineer
7 9 (9.38%) Test Engineer
8 8 (8.33%) QA Analyst
8 8 (8.33%) QA Leader
8 8 (8.33%) QA Manager
8 8 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
8 8 (8.33%) Software Manager
8 8 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
9 7 (7.29%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.17%) HTML
2 2 (2.08%) .NET
2 2 (2.08%) CSS
2 2 (2.08%) HTML5
2 2 (2.08%) J2EE
2 2 (2.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.42%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.29%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.21%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.21%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.08%) Life Science
4 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.08%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.04%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.04%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (39.58%) Test Management
2 31 (32.29%) Software Testing
3 28 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (22.92%) Functional Testing
4 22 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (21.88%) Test Scripting
6 18 (18.75%) Automated Testing
6 18 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 18 (18.75%) Mentoring
7 13 (13.54%) Project Management
8 12 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
8 12 (12.50%) SDLC
8 12 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 10 (10.42%) Project Planning
9 10 (10.42%) Test Planning
10 9 (9.38%) Business Analysis
10 9 (9.38%) Six Sigma
11 8 (8.33%) Security Testing
11 8 (8.33%) Strategic Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.29%) SQL
2 6 (6.25%) Java
3 4 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (26.04%) ISEB
1 25 (26.04%) ISTQB
2 7 (7.29%) Degree
3 5 (5.21%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (43.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (11.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.38%) SAP
3 3 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: bonus/excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £47500 - £62000 per annum + travel + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
360 Resourcing Solutions .
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Warwickshire
Mason Frank International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago