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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 107 121
Rank change year-on-year +9 +14  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 34 33 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.73% 1.41% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.61% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 29 12 13
Median salary £40,000 £51,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.95% -6.81%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £42,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  

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 1757 2048 1752
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 89.19% 87.67% 86.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1429 1497 1427
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 35 (67.31%) Test Automation
2 28 (53.85%) Test Scripting
3 27 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (48.08%) Selenium
5 21 (40.38%) QA
6 20 (38.46%) Finance
7 18 (34.62%) ISEB
8 15 (28.85%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (26.92%) Software Testing
10 13 (25.00%) WebDriver
10 13 (25.00%) Java
11 12 (23.08%) Scrum
11 12 (23.08%) ISTQB
12 11 (21.15%) Oracle
13 10 (19.23%) C#
13 10 (19.23%) SQL
13 10 (19.23%) Integration Testing
13 10 (19.23%) Test Management
14 9 (17.31%) Waterfall
14 9 (17.31%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
14 9 (17.31%) HP UFT
14 9 (17.31%) Retail
15 8 (15.38%) Regression Testing
15 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
15 8 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 8 (15.38%) Unit Testing
15 8 (15.38%) SDLC
16 7 (13.46%) QA Automation
16 7 (13.46%) Power BI

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:

Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle ASCP
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle SCM
1 1 (1.92%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.46%) Big Data
2 7 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (13.46%) Power BI
3 5 (9.62%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 25 (48.08%) Selenium
2 13 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 9 (17.31%) HP UFT
4 7 (13.46%) JIRA
5 5 (9.62%) Cucumber
6 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (5.77%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.85%) Concordion
8 2 (3.85%) HttpUnit
8 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.85%) The Grinder
9 1 (1.92%) eCATT
9 1 (1.92%) SilkPerformer
9 1 (1.92%) TestDirector
General
1 20 (38.46%) Finance
2 9 (17.31%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Test Manager
1 14 (26.92%) Tester
2 13 (25.00%) Analyst
3 12 (23.08%) Test Leader
4 11 (21.15%) Test Analyst
5 10 (19.23%) Automation Tester
6 8 (15.38%) Test Automation Manager
7 7 (13.46%) QA Tester
8 6 (11.54%) Selenium Tester
9 5 (9.62%) Lead Test Analyst
10 4 (7.69%) QA Automation Tester
10 4 (7.69%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 4 (7.69%) Software Tester
11 3 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (5.77%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (5.77%) Software QA Tester
12 2 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
12 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 2 (3.85%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
12 2 (3.85%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) SOAP
2 3 (5.77%) XML
3 2 (3.85%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.85%) JSON
3 2 (3.85%) REST
3 2 (3.85%) RESTful
3 2 (3.85%) Web Services
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.92%) CSS
4 1 (1.92%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.85%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) EPoS
3 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.92%) BYOD
4 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Android
1 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (67.31%) Test Automation
2 28 (53.85%) Test Scripting
3 27 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (26.92%) Software Testing
5 12 (23.08%) Scrum
6 10 (19.23%) Integration Testing
6 10 (19.23%) Test Management
7 9 (17.31%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (17.31%) Waterfall
8 8 (15.38%) Regression Testing
8 8 (15.38%) SDLC
8 8 (15.38%) Unit Testing
9 7 (13.46%) Data Analysis
9 7 (13.46%) E-Commerce
9 7 (13.46%) ETL
9 7 (13.46%) Functional Testing
9 7 (13.46%) Mathematics
9 7 (13.46%) Matrix Management
9 7 (13.46%) QA Automation
9 7 (13.46%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.00%) Java
2 10 (19.23%) C#
2 10 (19.23%) SQL
3 7 (13.46%) Scala
3 7 (13.46%) VBScript
4 3 (5.77%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (34.62%) ISEB
2 12 (23.08%) ISTQB
3 8 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (13.46%) Degree
5 1 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.92%) PMP
5 1 (1.92%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (40.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) Oracle
2 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
3 7 (13.46%) Tableau
4 3 (5.77%) HP
4 3 (5.77%) SAP
5 1 (1.92%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.92%) Serena
5 1 (1.92%) Yardi
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago