Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 207 217 230
Rank change year-on-year +10 +13 -31
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 110 121 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.09% 1.06% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.19% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 97 92 74
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26% +10.47%
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £50,002
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +5.27%

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 8953 10196 9559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.92% 89.21% 87.68%
Number of salaries quoted 7236 7971 7905
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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 +20 58 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Warwickshire +4 20 £45,000 +7.46%
Staffordshire +20 15 £25,000 -39.76%
Shropshire +1 7 £40,000 -21.95%
Coventry -2 6 £40,000 -6.43% 2
Walsall +6 2 - -
Solihull -6 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £52,500 -
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 60 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 54 (49.09%) Test Automation
3 47 (42.73%) Software Testing
4 45 (40.91%) Selenium
5 39 (35.45%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (32.73%) QA
7 30 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (26.36%) WebDriver
9 28 (25.45%) Scrum
9 28 (25.45%) Java
10 27 (24.55%) ISEB
11 26 (23.64%) ISTQB
12 24 (21.82%) Finance
13 23 (20.91%) User Acceptance Testing
14 22 (20.00%) Test Planning
15 21 (19.09%) Waterfall
16 15 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 14 (12.73%) Regression Testing
18 12 (10.91%) SQL
18 12 (10.91%) E-Commerce
19 11 (10.00%) CRM
19 11 (10.00%) Windows
19 11 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
20 10 (9.09%) JIRA
20 10 (9.09%) Functional Testing
20 10 (9.09%) Test Management
20 10 (9.09%) Mentoring
20 10 (9.09%) SDLC
20 10 (9.09%) Defect Management
21 9 (8.18%) Manual Testing

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 6 (5.45%) Confluence
1 6 (5.45%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.82%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.91%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.91%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.91%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.91%) 3G
1 1 (0.91%) 4G
1 1 (0.91%) Ethernet
1 1 (0.91%) Modbus
1 1 (0.91%) RS-485
1 1 (0.91%) SMS
1 1 (0.91%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.91%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 45 (40.91%) Selenium
2 29 (26.36%) WebDriver
3 10 (9.09%) JIRA
4 6 (5.45%) HP UFT
5 4 (3.64%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.64%) JMeter
5 4 (3.64%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.73%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.73%) Ranorex
6 3 (2.73%) Toad
7 2 (1.82%) Appium
7 2 (1.82%) Calabash
7 2 (1.82%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.82%) JUnit
7 2 (1.82%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.82%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.82%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.91%) eCATT
8 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.91%) Zephyr
General
1 24 (21.82%) Finance
2 7 (6.36%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.73%) Electronics
4 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.91%) Automotive
5 1 (0.91%) Marketing
5 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.91%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (35.45%) Tester
2 27 (24.55%) Test Manager
3 22 (20.00%) Analyst
3 22 (20.00%) Automation Tester
4 20 (18.18%) Test Analyst
5 15 (13.64%) Test Leader
6 9 (8.18%) QA Tester
7 8 (7.27%) Software Tester
8 6 (5.45%) Engineering Manager
8 6 (5.45%) Selenium Tester
8 6 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) Senior Tester
9 4 (3.64%) Senior Test Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) Software QA Tester
9 4 (3.64%) Test Engineer
10 3 (2.73%) Oracle Analyst
10 3 (2.73%) QA Automation Tester
10 3 (2.73%) QA Leader
10 3 (2.73%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.18%) XML
2 7 (6.36%) Web Services
3 6 (5.45%) SOAP
4 5 (4.55%) REST
5 4 (3.64%) JSON
6 3 (2.73%) XSL
7 1 (0.91%) .NET
7 1 (0.91%) CSS
7 1 (0.91%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.73%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.82%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.91%) BYOD
6 1 (0.91%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.91%) Handset
6 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.91%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.00%) Windows
2 7 (6.36%) Unix
3 1 (0.91%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 54 (49.09%) Test Automation
3 47 (42.73%) Software Testing
4 39 (35.45%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (25.45%) Scrum
6 23 (20.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (20.00%) Test Planning
8 21 (19.09%) Waterfall
9 14 (12.73%) Regression Testing
10 12 (10.91%) E-Commerce
11 11 (10.00%) CRM
11 11 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (9.09%) Defect Management
12 10 (9.09%) Functional Testing
12 10 (9.09%) Mentoring
12 10 (9.09%) SDLC
12 10 (9.09%) Test Management
13 9 (8.18%) Manual Testing
14 8 (7.27%) API Testing
14 8 (7.27%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.45%) Java
2 12 (10.91%) SQL
3 9 (8.18%) C#
4 6 (5.45%) Python
5 5 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.82%) Ruby
7 1 (0.91%) Ada
7 1 (0.91%) C
7 1 (0.91%) Go
7 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (24.55%) ISEB
2 26 (23.64%) ISTQB
3 15 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (8.18%) Degree
5 6 (5.45%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.45%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.73%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.91%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.91%) PMP
8 1 (0.91%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (32.73%) QA
2 2 (1.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.91%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.91%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (6.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (6.36%) Microsoft
1 7 (6.36%) Oracle
2 4 (3.64%) HP
3 3 (2.73%) webMethods
4 2 (1.82%) New Relic
4 2 (1.82%) Pega
4 2 (1.82%) SAP
5 1 (0.91%) MuleSoft