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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 192 209 199
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 44 21 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.72% 0.36% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.42% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 24 15 21
Median salary £54,875 £47,500 £50,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.52% -6.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,600 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
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
5356 4966 4573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.59% 85.98% 83.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4147 4100 3825
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 1 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +3 20 £55,000 +7.31% 1
Worcestershire +11 5 £62,500 +190.69%
Warwickshire - 4 - -
Shropshire -12 3 £37,500 +13.63%
Coventry -1 1 £45,000 -14.28%
Walsall - 1 - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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 58 (50.00%) Test Management
2 47 (40.52%) ISEB
3 38 (32.76%) Test Automation
4 33 (28.45%) Software Testing
5 32 (27.59%) QA
6 30 (25.86%) Finance
7 29 (25.00%) Functional Testing
8 28 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (23.28%) Non-Functional Testing
9 27 (23.28%) Security Testing
10 26 (22.41%) ISTQB
11 23 (19.83%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (18.97%) Microsoft
13 21 (18.10%) Manual Testing
14 18 (15.52%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (13.79%) Validation
15 16 (13.79%) Data Centre
16 15 (12.93%) Mentoring
16 15 (12.93%) Test Scripting
16 15 (12.93%) Automated Testing
17 14 (12.07%) Degree
17 14 (12.07%) Test Planning
18 13 (11.21%) Security Cleared
19 12 (10.34%) Project Management
19 12 (10.34%) Coaching
20 11 (9.48%) Manufacturing
20 11 (9.48%) MS Office
21 10 (8.62%) HP Quality Center
21 10 (8.62%) Life Science
21 10 (8.62%) Integration Testing

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 4 (3.45%) SAS
2 3 (2.59%) Documentum
2 3 (2.59%) FileNet
2 3 (2.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (9.48%) MS Office
2 7 (6.03%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.45%) Internet
2 3 (2.59%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (1.72%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (6.03%) Selenium
2 6 (5.17%) HP UFT
3 4 (3.45%) Serena SBM
3 4 (3.45%) TestDirector
3 4 (3.45%) WinRunner
4 3 (2.59%) JIRA
4 3 (2.59%) NUnit
4 3 (2.59%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (1.72%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.72%) SilkPerformer
5 2 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.86%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.86%) JMeter
6 1 (0.86%) Maven
6 1 (0.86%) SoapUI
General
1 30 (25.86%) Finance
2 11 (9.48%) Manufacturing
3 8 (6.90%) Marketing
4 6 (5.17%) Banking
5 4 (3.45%) Retail
6 3 (2.59%) Back Office
6 3 (2.59%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.59%) Games
6 3 (2.59%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.86%) Automotive
7 1 (0.86%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 56 (48.28%) Test Manager
2 20 (17.24%) Analyst
3 17 (14.66%) Senior Manager
3 17 (14.66%) Senior Test Manager
4 16 (13.79%) Service Manager
4 16 (13.79%) Test Leader
4 16 (13.79%) Test Validation Manager
5 13 (11.21%) Test Analyst
6 11 (9.48%) Test Engineer
7 10 (8.62%) QA Leader
8 9 (7.76%) Lead Test Analyst
8 9 (7.76%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (7.76%) Senior Test Analyst
8 9 (7.76%) Senior Test Engineer
9 8 (6.90%) Software Manager
9 8 (6.90%) Software Test Manager
9 8 (6.90%) Tester
10 7 (6.03%) QA Analyst
10 7 (6.03%) QA Engineer
10 7 (6.03%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.17%) Web Services
2 4 (3.45%) .NET
3 3 (2.59%) Ajax
3 3 (2.59%) jQuery
4 1 (0.86%) RESTful
4 1 (0.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.62%) Life Science
3 9 (7.76%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.31%) Virtual Team
6 4 (3.45%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.45%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.03%) Windows
2 3 (2.59%) Linux
2 3 (2.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (50.00%) Test Management
2 38 (32.76%) Test Automation
3 33 (28.45%) Software Testing
4 29 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 28 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (23.28%) Non-Functional Testing
6 27 (23.28%) Security Testing
7 23 (19.83%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (18.10%) Manual Testing
9 18 (15.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (13.79%) Validation
11 15 (12.93%) Automated Testing
11 15 (12.93%) Mentoring
11 15 (12.93%) Test Scripting
12 14 (12.07%) Test Planning
13 12 (10.34%) Coaching
13 12 (10.34%) Project Management
14 10 (8.62%) Integration Testing
14 10 (8.62%) System Testing
15 8 (6.90%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.90%) SQL
2 6 (5.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 47 (40.52%) ISEB
2 26 (22.41%) ISTQB
3 14 (12.07%) Degree
4 13 (11.21%) Security Cleared
5 9 (7.76%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (2.59%) HNC
7 3 (2.59%) HND
8 2 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (27.59%) QA
2 4 (3.45%) SLA
3 1 (0.86%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 10 (8.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (18.97%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.03%) HP
3 5 (4.31%) SAP
4 2 (1.72%) Serena
5 1 (0.86%) Cognizant
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