Period
to 16 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 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 16 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
West Midlands > Shropshire
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 37 50
Rank change year-on-year -12 +13 -8
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 2 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 0.64% 3.61% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 4.63% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 5
Shropshire median annual salary £37,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% -4.76% +40.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £49,000
90th Percentile £38,750 £67,500 £53,750
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.10% +1.11% -5.26%

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 Shropshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Shropshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 274 259 384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 87.82% 78.01% 87.47%
Number of salaries quoted 156 191 250
Shropshire median annual salary £36,000 £36,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.37% -5.19% -14.44%
10th Percentile £22,000 £25,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £59,375 £65,000 £53,750
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -3.57%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Shropshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Shropshire

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Shropshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Shropshire region over the 6 months to 16 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford -16 2 £37,500 -25.00%
Test Strategy
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Shropshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (50.00%) Database Security
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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 1 (50.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Coaching
1 1 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (50.00%) Database Security
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Planning and Forecasting
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle