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

Test Strategy
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 155 174
Rank change year-on-year -25 +19  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 52 84 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.01% 1.36% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.54% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 43 53 39
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,100 £30,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £61,600 £61,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,250 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.11% -  

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 4558 5458 4965
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 88.37% 88.69% 87.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3780 4225 4084
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +15 36 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Staffordshire +17 7 £43,750 +34.61% 1
Warwickshire +5 3 £45,000 -
Coventry -6 3 - -
Shropshire +5 1 £34,000 -9.33%
Solihull -6 1 £40,000 +19.40%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £26,000 -
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 50 (56.18%) Test Automation
2 42 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (43.82%) QA
4 35 (39.33%) Test Scripting
5 33 (37.08%) Selenium
6 26 (29.21%) Finance
7 24 (26.97%) Software Testing
8 22 (24.72%) ISEB
9 21 (23.60%) ISTQB
10 20 (22.47%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (21.35%) Java
12 16 (17.98%) SQL
13 15 (16.85%) Oracle
13 15 (16.85%) WebDriver
14 14 (15.73%) Scrum
15 12 (13.48%) Waterfall
15 12 (13.48%) Test Management
15 12 (13.48%) C#
16 11 (12.36%) Regression Testing
16 11 (12.36%) Microsoft
16 11 (12.36%) SDLC
17 10 (11.24%) QA Automation
17 10 (11.24%) Mentoring
17 10 (11.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 10 (11.24%) Integration Testing
17 10 (11.24%) User Acceptance Testing
17 10 (11.24%) Functional Testing
17 10 (11.24%) HP UFT
17 10 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
17 10 (11.24%) Degree

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 3 (3.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (2.25%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Oracle ASCP
1 2 (2.25%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.25%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (2.25%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (2.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (2.25%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.37%) SaaS
3 2 (2.25%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.99%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.87%) Big Data
2 7 (7.87%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (7.87%) Power BI
3 6 (6.74%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.37%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.37%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (37.08%) Selenium
2 15 (16.85%) WebDriver
3 10 (11.24%) HP UFT
4 9 (10.11%) Cucumber
5 8 (8.99%) JIRA
6 6 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (4.49%) Ranorex
8 3 (3.37%) Concordion
8 3 (3.37%) LoadRunner
9 2 (2.25%) HttpUnit
9 2 (2.25%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.25%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.25%) The Grinder
10 1 (1.12%) eCATT
10 1 (1.12%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.12%) SilkPerformer
10 1 (1.12%) TestDirector
10 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (29.21%) Finance
2 9 (10.11%) Retail
3 2 (2.25%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.25%) Marketing
4 1 (1.12%) Automotive
4 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (26.97%) Analyst
2 22 (24.72%) Tester
3 20 (22.47%) Test Manager
4 18 (20.22%) Test Leader
5 16 (17.98%) Test Analyst
6 13 (14.61%) Automation Tester
7 9 (10.11%) QA Tester
8 8 (8.99%) Test Automation Manager
9 7 (7.87%) Selenium Tester
10 6 (6.74%) Lead Test Analyst
10 6 (6.74%) QA Automation Tester
10 6 (6.74%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (6.74%) Software Tester
11 5 (5.62%) Business Analyst
11 5 (5.62%) QA Engineer
11 5 (5.62%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 5 (5.62%) Senior Test Analyst
12 4 (4.49%) QA Automation Engineer
12 4 (4.49%) QA Leader
12 4 (4.49%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.87%) XML
2 6 (6.74%) .NET
3 5 (5.62%) Gherkin
4 4 (4.49%) SOAP
5 2 (2.25%) JSON
5 2 (2.25%) REST
5 2 (2.25%) RESTful
5 2 (2.25%) Web Services
6 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.12%) CSS
6 1 (1.12%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.47%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.49%) EPoS
3 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.37%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.12%) BYOD
5 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.49%) Android
1 4 (4.49%) Apple iOS
1 4 (4.49%) Unix
1 4 (4.49%) Windows
2 1 (1.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (56.18%) Test Automation
2 42 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (39.33%) Test Scripting
4 24 (26.97%) Software Testing
5 14 (15.73%) Scrum
6 12 (13.48%) Test Management
6 12 (13.48%) Waterfall
7 11 (12.36%) Regression Testing
7 11 (12.36%) SDLC
8 10 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (11.24%) Functional Testing
8 10 (11.24%) Integration Testing
8 10 (11.24%) Mentoring
8 10 (11.24%) QA Automation
8 10 (11.24%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (10.11%) ERP
9 9 (10.11%) Scenario Testing
10 8 (8.99%) Data Analysis
10 8 (8.99%) E-Commerce
10 8 (8.99%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.35%) Java
2 16 (17.98%) SQL
3 12 (13.48%) C#
4 7 (7.87%) Scala
4 7 (7.87%) VBScript
5 3 (3.37%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.37%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.12%) PHP
7 1 (1.12%) Python
7 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (24.72%) ISEB
2 21 (23.60%) ISTQB
3 10 (11.24%) Degree
3 10 (11.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.12%) CSQA
5 1 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.12%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.12%) PMP
5 1 (1.12%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (43.82%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (16.85%) Oracle
2 11 (12.36%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.87%) Tableau
4 3 (3.37%) HP
4 3 (3.37%) SAP
5 1 (1.12%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.12%) Serena
5 1 (1.12%) Yardi
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, health, rewards etc
Posted: 6 days ago
Herefordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago