Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 157 142
Rank change year-on-year +22 -15 +15
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 62 58 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.60% 1.22% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.37% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 60 39 40
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% -7.14%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +10.47%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3494 4238 3403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.21% 89.03% 86.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2737 3097 2850
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,625 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 46 (74.19%) Test Scripting
2 37 (59.68%) Test Automation
3 34 (54.84%) Selenium
4 31 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 29 (46.77%) Scrum
6 28 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (45.16%) WebDriver
6 28 (45.16%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (35.48%) Java
8 18 (29.03%) Finance
8 18 (29.03%) Waterfall
9 14 (22.58%) QA
10 13 (20.97%) ISTQB
11 12 (19.35%) ISEB
12 10 (16.13%) Functional Testing
13 9 (14.52%) API Testing
13 9 (14.52%) C#
14 8 (12.90%) E-Commerce
14 8 (12.90%) Regression Testing
14 8 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (11.29%) QA Automation
15 7 (11.29%) Data Analysis
16 6 (9.68%) CRM
16 6 (9.68%) Mentoring
16 6 (9.68%) Coaching
16 6 (9.68%) Test Management
16 6 (9.68%) Scenario Testing
17 5 (8.06%) Defect Management
17 5 (8.06%) Programme Delivery
17 5 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Strategy
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.23%) Apache
1 2 (3.23%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.61%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.61%) Modbus
1 1 (1.61%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (54.84%) Selenium
2 28 (45.16%) WebDriver
3 4 (6.45%) HP UFT
3 4 (6.45%) JIRA
3 4 (6.45%) JMeter
4 3 (4.84%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.23%) Appium
5 2 (3.23%) Calabash
5 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.23%) JUnit
5 2 (3.23%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.23%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.61%) eCATT
6 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
General
1 18 (29.03%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.61%) Marketing
2 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (46.77%) Tester
2 23 (37.10%) Automation Tester
3 13 (20.97%) Test Manager
4 12 (19.35%) Test Leader
5 7 (11.29%) Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) QA Tester
5 7 (11.29%) Selenium Tester
5 7 (11.29%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Software QA Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Software Tester
7 3 (4.84%) QA Automation Tester
7 3 (4.84%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) QA Manager
8 2 (3.23%) QA Test Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Senior Tester
9 1 (1.61%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) REST
1 4 (6.45%) SOAP
2 3 (4.84%) Web Services
3 2 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (45.16%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.61%) BYOD
2 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.23%) Windows
2 1 (1.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (74.19%) Test Scripting
2 37 (59.68%) Test Automation
3 31 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 29 (46.77%) Scrum
5 28 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (29.03%) Waterfall
7 10 (16.13%) Functional Testing
8 9 (14.52%) API Testing
9 8 (12.90%) E-Commerce
9 8 (12.90%) Regression Testing
10 7 (11.29%) Data Analysis
10 7 (11.29%) QA Automation
11 6 (9.68%) Coaching
11 6 (9.68%) CRM
11 6 (9.68%) Mentoring
11 6 (9.68%) Scenario Testing
11 6 (9.68%) Test Management
12 5 (8.06%) Manual Testing
12 5 (8.06%) Software Engineering
12 5 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (35.48%) Java
2 9 (14.52%) C#
3 3 (4.84%) Python
4 2 (3.23%) Ruby
4 2 (3.23%) SQL
5 1 (1.61%) Ada
5 1 (1.61%) C
5 1 (1.61%) Go
5 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (20.97%) ISTQB
2 12 (19.35%) ISEB
3 8 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.61%) PMP
5 1 (1.61%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.58%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.84%) HP
2 2 (3.23%) New Relic
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.61%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.61%) SAP
3 1 (1.61%) Yardi