The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 126 118 118
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 18 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.73% 0.49% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.51% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 15 5 4
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% -9.52%
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
Test Leader
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2344 1772 1748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.05% 97.31% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1759 1447 1521
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Leader in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Birmingham region.

Test Leader Salary Trend in Birmingham

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Test Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Leader in their job title.

1 21 (61.76%) Finance
2 17 (50.00%) SQL
3 15 (44.12%) HP UFT
4 14 (41.18%) SAS
4 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (38.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (38.24%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (38.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 12 (35.29%) Waterfall
6 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
7 9 (26.47%) QA
7 9 (26.47%) ISEB
8 8 (23.53%) Scrum
9 7 (20.59%) Selenium
9 7 (20.59%) Automation Testing
10 6 (17.65%) SpecFlow
10 6 (17.65%) Appium
10 6 (17.65%) Defect Management
10 6 (17.65%) Compatibility Testing
10 6 (17.65%) Security Testing
10 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
10 6 (17.65%) JBehave
10 6 (17.65%) WebDriver
10 6 (17.65%) Cucumber
10 6 (17.65%) TestNG
10 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
10 6 (17.65%) Manual Testing
10 6 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (17.65%) E-Commerce
10 6 (17.65%) Web Services

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Test Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (41.18%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Google Drive
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (38.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.94%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 15 (44.12%) HP UFT
2 7 (20.59%) Selenium
3 6 (17.65%) Appium
3 6 (17.65%) Cucumber
3 6 (17.65%) JBehave
3 6 (17.65%) SpecFlow
3 6 (17.65%) TestNG
3 6 (17.65%) WebDriver
4 3 (8.82%) NeoLoad
5 2 (5.88%) Ant
6 1 (2.94%) JIRA
6 1 (2.94%) TestPartner
General
1 21 (61.76%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Games
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) Web Services
2 3 (8.82%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) CSS
2 3 (8.82%) HTML
2 3 (8.82%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 13 (38.24%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (35.29%) Waterfall
4 8 (23.53%) Scrum
5 7 (20.59%) Automation Testing
6 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
6 6 (17.65%) Compatibility Testing
6 6 (17.65%) Defect Management
6 6 (17.65%) E-Commerce
6 6 (17.65%) ITIL
6 6 (17.65%) Manual Testing
6 6 (17.65%) Security Testing
6 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 6 (17.65%) Workflow
7 5 (14.71%) Integration Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
7 5 (14.71%) System Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 9 (26.47%) ISEB
3 6 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (14.71%) ISTQB
5 3 (8.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (26.47%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) HP
2 1 (2.94%) Dynatrace
2 1 (2.94%) Google
2 1 (2.94%) New Relic
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago