The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 103 94 106
Rank change year-on-year -9 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 17 40 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.95% 1.73% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.99% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 9
Median salary £36,500 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.88% -18.18%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,300 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,300 £49,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - -3.40%  

Test Strategy is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1617 2008 1420
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 89.93% 86.96% 82.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1263 1552 1186
Median salary £45,000 £43,974 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.33% -2.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Birmingham

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Birmingham

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Birmingham over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Birmingham

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 25 (67.57%) QA
2 17 (45.95%) Test Scripting
2 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (43.24%) Selenium
4 13 (35.14%) Finance
5 12 (32.43%) Test Management
6 11 (29.73%) Automated Testing
7 9 (24.32%) SQL
7 9 (24.32%) ISEB
7 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (21.62%) .NET
8 8 (21.62%) Waterfall
8 8 (21.62%) ISTQB
9 7 (18.92%) Functional Testing
9 7 (18.92%) Automation Testing
9 7 (18.92%) HP UFT
10 6 (16.22%) Oracle
10 6 (16.22%) C#
10 6 (16.22%) Cucumber
10 6 (16.22%) SDLC
11 5 (13.51%) Test Planning
11 5 (13.51%) Line Management
11 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
11 5 (13.51%) Driving Licence
11 5 (13.51%) QA Automation
11 5 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (13.51%) Apple iOS
11 5 (13.51%) Mobile App
11 5 (13.51%) Business Development
11 5 (13.51%) Unit Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle ASCP
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Big Data
2 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.41%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.41%) Power BI
2 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 16 (43.24%) Selenium
2 7 (18.92%) HP UFT
3 6 (16.22%) Cucumber
4 5 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
6 3 (8.11%) JIRA
6 3 (8.11%) LoadRunner
6 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
7 2 (5.41%) Concordion
7 2 (5.41%) HttpUnit
7 2 (5.41%) SilkPerformer
7 2 (5.41%) The Grinder
8 1 (2.70%) TestDirector
General
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) German Language
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Analyst
2 13 (35.14%) Test Manager
3 11 (29.73%) Test Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) Consultant
4 7 (18.92%) Test Automation Manager
5 5 (13.51%) Test Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Test Leader
6 4 (10.81%) Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) QA Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) QA Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Automation Tester
8 2 (5.41%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) QA Automation Tester
8 2 (5.41%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 2 (5.41%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (5.41%) Software Tester
8 2 (5.41%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) SOAP
3 3 (8.11%) Gherkin
3 3 (8.11%) RESTful
3 3 (8.11%) XML
4 2 (5.41%) CSS
4 2 (5.41%) HTML
4 2 (5.41%) JSON
4 2 (5.41%) REST
4 2 (5.41%) Web Services
5 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.51%) Driving Licence
2 5 (13.51%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.70%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Android
1 5 (13.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (45.95%) Test Scripting
2 12 (32.43%) Test Management
3 11 (29.73%) Automated Testing
4 8 (21.62%) Waterfall
5 7 (18.92%) Automation Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Functional Testing
6 6 (16.22%) SDLC
7 5 (13.51%) Business Development
7 5 (13.51%) Line Management
7 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
7 5 (13.51%) QA Automation
7 5 (13.51%) Test Planning
7 5 (13.51%) Unit Testing
7 5 (13.51%) V-Model
8 4 (10.81%) Coaching
8 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Defect Management
9 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
9 3 (8.11%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 6 (16.22%) C#
3 4 (10.81%) Java
3 4 (10.81%) VB.NET
4 3 (8.11%) Scala
4 3 (8.11%) VBScript
5 2 (5.41%) C
5 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.41%) VB
6 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) ISEB
2 8 (21.62%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.41%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (67.57%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) PMO
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Oracle
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.41%) Serena
3 2 (5.41%) Tableau
4 1 (2.70%) SAP
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