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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 201 198 202
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 33 27 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.50% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.58% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 28 26 24
Median salary £40,750 £45,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.92% -12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £34,300
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £57,500 £56,050
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -
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
5077 4679 4652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.82% 86.94% 83.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3983 3870 3909
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,233
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +0.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £63,299
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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -26 15 £39,250 -12.77% 3
Coventry +6 11 £40,500 -29.56%
Warwickshire 0 4 £35,000 - 2
Solihull - 1 - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 37 (46.25%) QA
2 33 (41.25%) Test Management
3 31 (38.75%) Finance
4 25 (31.25%) ISEB
5 24 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (23.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (23.75%) Manual Testing
7 18 (22.50%) Test Automation
7 18 (22.50%) ISTQB
8 17 (21.25%) Microsoft
9 16 (20.00%) Software Testing
9 16 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
10 14 (17.50%) Non-Functional Testing
10 14 (17.50%) Defect Management
11 13 (16.25%) Degree
12 12 (15.00%) Selenium
12 12 (15.00%) SDLC
12 12 (15.00%) Mentoring
12 12 (15.00%) Security Testing
12 12 (15.00%) Test Scripting
13 11 (13.75%) Manufacturing
13 11 (13.75%) Regression Testing
13 11 (13.75%) MS Office
14 10 (12.50%) Java
14 10 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (12.50%) Functional Testing
14 10 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
15 9 (11.25%) Test Planning
15 9 (11.25%) Scrum
16 8 (10.00%) TDD

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 (6.25%) Documentum
1 5 (6.25%) FileNet
2 3 (3.75%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.25%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (13.75%) MS Office
2 5 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) SaaS
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (1.25%) Cognos Query Studio
1 1 (1.25%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.25%) MySQL
1 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.25%) SAP BI
1 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (15.00%) Selenium
2 6 (7.50%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.50%) JIRA
2 6 (7.50%) NUnit
3 5 (6.25%) SilkPerformer
4 3 (3.75%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (2.50%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.50%) Serena SBM
5 2 (2.50%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.50%) TestDirector
5 2 (2.50%) WinRunner
6 1 (1.25%) Concordion
6 1 (1.25%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.25%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.25%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.25%) Maven
6 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.25%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.25%) Zephyr
General
1 31 (38.75%) Finance
2 11 (13.75%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.25%) Retail
4 4 (5.00%) Banking
4 4 (5.00%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.75%) Aerospace
5 3 (3.75%) Back Office
6 2 (2.50%) Automotive
7 1 (1.25%) Electronics
7 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (27.50%) Test Manager
2 16 (20.00%) Analyst
3 15 (18.75%) Test Leader
4 8 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) QA Leader
6 6 (7.50%) QA Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Senior Manager
6 6 (7.50%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Senior Test Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Head of Testing
8 4 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Senior Test Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Service Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Test Validation Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Head of QA
9 3 (3.75%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Systems Test Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) UAT Lead
9 3 (3.75%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.50%) Web Services
2 5 (6.25%) .NET
3 3 (3.75%) Ajax
3 3 (3.75%) Gherkin
3 3 (3.75%) jQuery
4 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.25%) MEAN Stack
4 1 (1.25%) RESTful
4 1 (1.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Life Science
2 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.75%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.50%) Virtual Team
4 4 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.50%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.25%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.00%) Linux
2 3 (3.75%) Windows
3 2 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (41.25%) Test Management
2 24 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (23.75%) Manual Testing
3 19 (23.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (22.50%) Test Automation
5 16 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 16 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 14 (17.50%) Defect Management
6 14 (17.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 12 (15.00%) Mentoring
7 12 (15.00%) SDLC
7 12 (15.00%) Security Testing
7 12 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 11 (13.75%) Regression Testing
9 10 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
9 10 (12.50%) Functional Testing
9 10 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (11.25%) Scrum
10 9 (11.25%) Test Planning
11 8 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.50%) Java
2 7 (8.75%) SQL
3 4 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (1.25%) PHP
4 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.25%) Python
4 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (31.25%) ISEB
2 18 (22.50%) ISTQB
3 13 (16.25%) Degree
4 5 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.25%) CSQA
7 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (46.25%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (21.25%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.50%) Serena
3 5 (6.25%) SAP
4 2 (2.50%) HP
5 1 (1.25%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.25%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.25%) Cognos
5 1 (1.25%) IBM
5 1 (1.25%) Informatica
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle
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