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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 133 120 100
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 2 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.089% 0.37% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.40% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 2
Average salary £42,000 £31,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.48% -32.97%
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +3.65%
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
2122 2021 1615
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.10% 93.65% 93.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1808 1823 1346
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 3 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Billing
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) B2B
3 1 (16.67%) B2C
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Demand Forecasting
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (16.67%) People Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Security Testing

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Demand Forecasting
2 1 (16.67%) People Management
2 1 (16.67%) B2B
2 1 (16.67%) B2C
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft