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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / West Midlands
Rank 175 141 159
Rank change year-on-year -34 +18  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 34 101 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.73% 1.66% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.88% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 28 63 25
Median salary £42,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.52% +18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4176 5362 4204
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 89.88% 88.22% 83.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3387 4322 3507
Median salary £42,500 £43,200 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.62% +1.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -6 17 £36,500 -18.88% 6
Warwickshire +18 5 £48,750 -18.75%
Shropshire -1 4 £50,000 +42.85%
Coventry 0 3 £45,000 - 2
Solihull - 2 £42,500 - 1
Staffordshire +9 1 £35,000 +1.44%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 42 (50.60%) QA
2 34 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (30.12%) SQL
4 24 (28.92%) ISEB
5 23 (27.71%) Test Scripting
6 22 (26.51%) Test Management
6 22 (26.51%) Selenium
6 22 (26.51%) Finance
7 18 (21.69%) ISTQB
7 18 (21.69%) Oracle
8 17 (20.48%) Automated Testing
9 15 (18.07%) Java
9 15 (18.07%) SDLC
10 14 (16.87%) Automation Testing
10 14 (16.87%) Software Testing
11 13 (15.66%) Functional Testing
12 12 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (14.46%) Microsoft
12 12 (14.46%) XML
13 11 (13.25%) Unix
13 11 (13.25%) Mentoring
14 10 (12.05%) Test Planning
14 10 (12.05%) Cucumber
14 10 (12.05%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (12.05%) Windows
14 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (10.84%) Waterfall
16 8 (9.64%) Coaching
16 8 (9.64%) QA Automation
16 8 (9.64%) Migration

Test Strategy
Top Related 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 8 (9.64%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.20%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.82%) MS Project
3 1 (1.20%) MS Office
3 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.41%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (2.41%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Oracle ASCP
1 2 (2.41%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.41%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (2.41%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (2.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (2.41%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) SaaS
2 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) MongoDB
1 4 (4.82%) NoSQL
1 4 (4.82%) Oracle OWB
1 4 (4.82%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (2.41%) Big Data
3 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.41%) MySQL
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (2.41%) Power BI
4 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.20%) Cognos Query Studio
4 1 (1.20%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (26.51%) Selenium
2 10 (12.05%) Cucumber
3 8 (9.64%) HP UFT
4 6 (7.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (6.02%) WebDriver
6 4 (4.82%) Concordion
6 4 (4.82%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.61%) JIRA
7 3 (3.61%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.41%) FitNesse
8 2 (2.41%) HttpUnit
8 2 (2.41%) Ranorex
8 2 (2.41%) SilkPerformer
8 2 (2.41%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.41%) The Grinder
9 1 (1.20%) TestDirector
9 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (26.51%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.61%) Retail
4 2 (2.41%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.41%) Military
5 1 (1.20%) Automotive
5 1 (1.20%) Banking
5 1 (1.20%) German Language
5 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (32.53%) Analyst
2 26 (31.33%) Test Manager
3 13 (15.66%) Test Analyst
4 10 (12.05%) Tester
5 9 (10.84%) Test Leader
6 8 (9.64%) Consultant
6 8 (9.64%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (8.43%) Business Analyst
7 7 (8.43%) Business Systems Analyst
7 7 (8.43%) Test Automation Manager
8 5 (6.02%) Automation Tester
8 5 (6.02%) QA Tester
8 5 (6.02%) Software Tester
8 5 (6.02%) Test Consultant
8 5 (6.02%) Test Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) ERP Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) ERP Business Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) QA Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.46%) XML
2 8 (9.64%) .NET
3 5 (6.02%) Gherkin
4 4 (4.82%) SOAP
5 3 (3.61%) RESTful
6 2 (2.41%) CSS
6 2 (2.41%) HTML
6 2 (2.41%) JSON
6 2 (2.41%) REST
6 2 (2.41%) Web Services
7 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.23%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.02%) Driving Licence
4 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.61%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.20%) EPoS
6 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.25%) Unix
2 10 (12.05%) Windows
3 6 (7.23%) Android
3 6 (7.23%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.71%) Test Scripting
3 22 (26.51%) Test Management
4 17 (20.48%) Automated Testing
5 15 (18.07%) SDLC
6 14 (16.87%) Automation Testing
6 14 (16.87%) Software Testing
7 13 (15.66%) Functional Testing
8 11 (13.25%) Mentoring
9 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (12.05%) Test Planning
9 10 (12.05%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (10.84%) Waterfall
11 8 (9.64%) Coaching
11 8 (9.64%) Migration
11 8 (9.64%) QA Automation
12 7 (8.43%) ERP
12 7 (8.43%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (8.43%) Performance Testing
13 6 (7.23%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.12%) SQL
2 15 (18.07%) Java
3 6 (7.23%) C#
4 4 (4.82%) VB.NET
5 3 (3.61%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.61%) Scala
5 3 (3.61%) VBScript
6 2 (2.41%) C
6 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.41%) PHP
6 2 (2.41%) Python
6 2 (2.41%) VB
7 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (28.92%) ISEB
2 18 (21.69%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.23%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (6.02%) Degree
5 3 (3.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.41%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (50.60%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) Docker
Vendors
1 18 (21.69%) Oracle
2 12 (14.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.82%) SAP
3 4 (4.82%) webMethods
4 2 (2.41%) Serena
4 2 (2.41%) Tableau
5 1 (1.20%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.20%) Cognos
5 1 (1.20%) IBM
5 1 (1.20%) Informatica
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