The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Birmingham region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 125 126 114
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 18 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.77% 0.45% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.46% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 15 6 5
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% -9.52%
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £44,954
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -5.45%
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
2235 1751 1764
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.51% 98.21% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1670 1415 1554
Median salary £40,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region that featured Test Leader in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, Test Leader job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 23 (62.16%) Finance
2 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (45.95%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (43.24%) Waterfall
5 15 (40.54%) SQL
6 14 (37.84%) ISEB
7 13 (35.14%) HP UFT
8 12 (32.43%) SAS
9 11 (29.73%) ITIL
9 11 (29.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (29.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 10 (27.03%) Defect Management
10 10 (27.03%) Test Scripting
10 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
10 10 (27.03%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (24.32%) QA
12 8 (21.62%) Scrum
13 7 (18.92%) Selenium
13 7 (18.92%) Automation Testing
14 6 (16.22%) Appium
14 6 (16.22%) Cucumber
14 6 (16.22%) SpecFlow
14 6 (16.22%) Workflow
14 6 (16.22%) E-Commerce
14 6 (16.22%) Web Services
14 6 (16.22%) TestNG
14 6 (16.22%) JBehave
14 6 (16.22%) WebDriver
14 6 (16.22%) Manual Testing
14 6 (16.22%) Compatibility Testing

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 12 (32.43%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Google Drive
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 13 (35.14%) HP UFT
2 7 (18.92%) Selenium
3 6 (16.22%) Appium
3 6 (16.22%) Cucumber
3 6 (16.22%) JBehave
3 6 (16.22%) SpecFlow
3 6 (16.22%) TestNG
3 6 (16.22%) WebDriver
4 3 (8.11%) NeoLoad
5 2 (5.41%) Ant
6 1 (2.70%) JIRA
6 1 (2.70%) TestPartner
General
1 23 (62.16%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Games
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) Web Services
2 3 (8.11%) .NET
2 3 (8.11%) CSS
2 3 (8.11%) HTML
2 3 (8.11%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (45.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (43.24%) Waterfall
4 11 (29.73%) ITIL
4 11 (29.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 10 (27.03%) Defect Management
5 10 (27.03%) Test Scripting
6 8 (21.62%) Scrum
7 7 (18.92%) Automation Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Automated Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Compatibility Testing
8 6 (16.22%) E-Commerce
8 6 (16.22%) Manual Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Security Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Workflow
9 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
9 5 (13.51%) System Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
10 4 (10.81%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) ISEB
2 10 (27.03%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
3 5 (13.51%) ISTQB
4 4 (10.81%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) HP
2 1 (2.70%) Citrix
2 1 (2.70%) Dynatrace
2 1 (2.70%) Google
2 1 (2.70%) New Relic
2 1 (2.70%) SAP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £34000 - £43000 per annum + Coprate benifits
Posted: 10 days ago