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

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / West Midlands
Rank 186 162 175
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 28 54 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.58% 1.04% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.19% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 23 35 17
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,300 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
4325 4526 4319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 88.85% 86.94% 85.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3367 3752 3761
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
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 January 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 January 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 -4 10 £43,000 -14.00% 1
Shropshire -5 8 £52,500 +40.00%
Warwickshire +10 5 £50,000 -16.66%
Coventry +7 3 £47,500 +11.76%
Staffordshire -6 2 £45,000 +5.88%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 29 (48.33%) QA
2 24 (40.00%) Finance
3 21 (35.00%) Test Management
4 18 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (30.00%) SQL
5 17 (28.33%) ISEB
6 15 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 15 (25.00%) SDLC
7 13 (21.67%) Java
8 12 (20.00%) Selenium
9 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
9 11 (18.33%) Test Scripting
10 10 (16.67%) Oracle
11 9 (15.00%) Unix
11 9 (15.00%) Software Testing
11 9 (15.00%) Automated Testing
12 8 (13.33%) TDD
12 8 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (13.33%) Mentoring
12 8 (13.33%) Coaching
12 8 (13.33%) Defect Management
13 7 (11.67%) QA Automation
13 7 (11.67%) Test Planning
13 7 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (11.67%) Scrum
13 7 (11.67%) .NET
14 6 (10.00%) Windows
14 6 (10.00%) SAP
14 6 (10.00%) XML
14 6 (10.00%) Degree

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 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.33%) SAS
3 1 (1.67%) Documentum
3 1 (1.67%) FileNet
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Project
2 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
2 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle ASCP
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) Oracle OWB
2 3 (5.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.00%) MySQL
2 3 (5.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.33%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 2 (3.33%) Cognos Query Studio
3 2 (3.33%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (20.00%) Selenium
2 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.00%) Concordion
4 3 (5.00%) FitNesse
4 3 (5.00%) HP UFT
4 3 (5.00%) NUnit
4 3 (5.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.33%) JIRA
5 2 (3.33%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (1.67%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.67%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.67%) Zephyr
General
1 24 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 5 (8.33%) Retail
3 3 (5.00%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.33%) Banking
4 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.33%) Military
5 1 (1.67%) Automotive
5 1 (1.67%) Electronics
5 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.67%) German Language
Job Titles
1 18 (30.00%) Analyst
2 16 (26.67%) Test Manager
3 11 (18.33%) Test Leader
4 10 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
5 8 (13.33%) QA Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) Test Analyst
7 6 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Systems Test Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Business Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) ERP Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) ERP Business Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Project Leader
9 3 (5.00%) QA Leader
9 3 (5.00%) QA Manager
9 3 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Test Automation Manager
9 3 (5.00%) UAT Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) Automation Architect
10 2 (3.33%) Head of Applications
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) .NET
2 6 (10.00%) XML
3 3 (5.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.33%) CSS
4 2 (3.33%) HTML
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.67%) MEAN Stack
5 1 (1.67%) SOAP
5 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 4 (6.67%) Data Structures
1 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.67%) Life Science
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.67%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.00%) Unix
2 6 (10.00%) Windows
3 3 (5.00%) Linux
4 1 (1.67%) Android
4 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.00%) Test Management
2 18 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (25.00%) SDLC
4 11 (18.33%) Test Scripting
5 9 (15.00%) Automated Testing
5 9 (15.00%) Software Testing
6 8 (13.33%) Coaching
6 8 (13.33%) Defect Management
6 8 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 8 (13.33%) TDD
6 8 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (11.67%) QA Automation
7 7 (11.67%) Scrum
7 7 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (11.67%) Test Planning
8 6 (10.00%) BDD
8 6 (10.00%) Manual Testing
9 5 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (8.33%) Line Management
9 5 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.00%) SQL
2 13 (21.67%) Java
3 4 (6.67%) C#
4 3 (5.00%) PHP
4 3 (5.00%) Python
5 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.67%) Scala
6 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.67%) VB
6 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (28.33%) ISEB
2 15 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (10.00%) Degree
4 5 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (5.00%) CSQA
6 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (48.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.67%) Oracle
3 6 (10.00%) SAP
4 4 (6.67%) webMethods
5 2 (3.33%) Ab Initio
5 2 (3.33%) Cognos
5 2 (3.33%) IBM
5 2 (3.33%) Informatica
5 2 (3.33%) Serena
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