Period
to 15 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 15 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 170 224 209
Rank change year-on-year +54 -15 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 110 92 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.42% 0.94% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.04% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 83 81 87
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,400 £31,250 £28,100
90th Percentile £63,500 £55,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -5.00%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,052 8,851 9,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.13% 90.88% 91.90%
Number of salaries quoted 5,287 7,040 7,497
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,750 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.43% -1.81% +2.47%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy 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 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Test Strategy in the West Midlands

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy 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 6 months to 15 January 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
Birmingham +7 41 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Coventry +44 28 £39,114 -2.22% 3
Warwickshire +29 9 £46,000 +2.22% 2
Herefordshire -16 8 £50,000 +7.53%
Shropshire +4 6 £37,500 -16.67% 1
Worcestershire - 6 £40,000 - 4
Wolverhampton +21 4 £66,250 +26.19%
Solihull - 4 £45,500 - 2
Staffordshire +20 1 £45,000 +80.00% 4
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £47,500 - 1
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 71 (64.55%) Test Automation
2 56 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (42.73%) QA
4 40 (36.36%) Selenium
5 28 (25.45%) Waterfall
6 27 (24.55%) Regression Testing
7 25 (22.73%) Software Testing
8 23 (20.91%) Test Management
8 23 (20.91%) Acceptance Criteria
9 22 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
10 20 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (18.18%) ISTQB
11 19 (17.27%) WebDriver
12 18 (16.36%) V-Model
13 17 (15.45%) Java
13 17 (15.45%) Test Scripting
14 16 (14.55%) JIRA
15 15 (13.64%) TDD
16 14 (12.73%) SQL
16 14 (12.73%) JUnit
16 14 (12.73%) Performance Testing
16 14 (12.73%) Open Source
17 13 (11.82%) Git (software)
17 13 (11.82%) Manual Testing
18 12 (10.91%) Security Testing
18 12 (10.91%) Non-Functional Testing
18 12 (10.91%) Defect Tracking
18 12 (10.91%) API Testing
18 12 (10.91%) Power BI
18 12 (10.91%) Artificial Intelligence

Test Strategy
Co-occurring 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 7 (6.36%) Confluence
2 3 (2.73%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.82%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.91%) Boomi
4 1 (0.91%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.73%) SSL
2 2 (1.82%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.82%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.91%) Power BI
2 8 (7.27%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.64%) MySQL
3 4 (3.64%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (3.64%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.73%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.73%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.82%) DB2
5 2 (1.82%) Redis
5 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.91%) BigQuery
6 1 (0.91%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 40 (36.36%) Selenium
2 19 (17.27%) WebDriver
3 16 (14.55%) JIRA
4 14 (12.73%) JUnit
5 13 (11.82%) Git (software)
6 10 (9.09%) Cucumber
6 10 (9.09%) SoapUI
7 8 (7.27%) TestNG
8 5 (4.55%) JMeter
9 4 (3.64%) CircleCI
9 4 (3.64%) JBehave
9 4 (3.64%) PHPUnit
10 3 (2.73%) Protractor
11 2 (1.82%) Concordion
11 2 (1.82%) FitNesse
11 2 (1.82%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.82%) Zephyr
12 1 (0.91%) CA Gen
12 1 (0.91%) HP UFT
12 1 (0.91%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (8.18%) Finance
2 7 (6.36%) Retail
3 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.91%) Games
4 1 (0.91%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 19 (17.27%) Analyst
3 18 (16.36%) Test Analyst
4 15 (13.64%) Test Engineer
5 12 (10.91%) Test Leader
6 11 (10.00%) Automation Test Lead
6 11 (10.00%) Developer
6 11 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
6 11 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 9 (8.18%) Senior Test Engineer
8 7 (6.36%) Quality Analyst
9 6 (5.45%) QA Analyst
9 6 (5.45%) QA Engineer
9 6 (5.45%) QA Test Analyst
9 6 (5.45%) Senior QA Analyst
9 6 (5.45%) Senior QA Test Analyst
9 6 (5.45%) Senior Quality Analyst
9 6 (5.45%) Senior Software Test Engineer
9 6 (5.45%) Software Test Engineer
9 6 (5.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.00%) XML
2 7 (6.36%) HTML
3 5 (4.55%) Node.js
4 4 (3.64%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.64%) Backbone.js
4 4 (3.64%) CSS
4 4 (3.64%) CSS3
4 4 (3.64%) GraphQL
4 4 (3.64%) HTML5
4 4 (3.64%) JSON
4 4 (3.64%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (3.64%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (3.64%) REST
4 4 (3.64%) SOAP
4 4 (3.64%) Symfony
4 4 (3.64%) Web Services
5 3 (2.73%) .NET
5 3 (2.73%) LAMP
5 3 (2.73%) Velocity
6 1 (0.91%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.64%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.73%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.73%) NHS
4 2 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.82%) User Experience
5 1 (0.91%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.45%) Windows
2 4 (3.64%) Android
2 4 (3.64%) Apple iOS
2 4 (3.64%) Unix
3 2 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (64.55%) Test Automation
2 56 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (25.45%) Waterfall
4 27 (24.55%) Regression Testing
5 25 (22.73%) Software Testing
6 23 (20.91%) Acceptance Criteria
6 23 (20.91%) Test Management
7 22 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
8 20 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (16.36%) V-Model
10 17 (15.45%) Test Scripting
11 15 (13.64%) TDD
12 14 (12.73%) Open Source
12 14 (12.73%) Performance Testing
13 13 (11.82%) Manual Testing
14 12 (10.91%) API Testing
14 12 (10.91%) Artificial Intelligence
14 12 (10.91%) Defect Tracking
14 12 (10.91%) Non-Functional Testing
14 12 (10.91%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.45%) Java
2 14 (12.73%) SQL
3 10 (9.09%) Python
4 8 (7.27%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.64%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.91%) C#
6 1 (0.91%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 11 (10.00%) ISEB
2 11 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (7.27%) Degree
4 6 (5.45%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.82%) CISSP
6 1 (0.91%) CISM
6 1 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.91%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (42.73%) QA
2 2 (1.82%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.82%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.82%) SLA
3 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (5.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.64%) Kubernetes
1 4 (3.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (3.64%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.91%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (5.45%) Oracle
2 4 (3.64%) Apple
2 4 (3.64%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.73%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.82%) IBM
4 2 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.82%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.91%) CA
5 1 (0.91%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.91%) Dell
5 1 (0.91%) Google
5 1 (0.91%) HP
5 1 (0.91%) Remedy