The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands 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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 186 203 190
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 27 3 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.058% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.061% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 16 2 9
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,600 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £38,400 £50,700
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £47,250 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-6.87% +16.66%
Test Leader
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5025 4883 4828
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.26% 95.15% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 4220 4119 4018
Average salary £39,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Test Leader
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Leader Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Leader across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Test Leader
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -6 8 £47,500 +26.66%
Coventry -3 7 £56,000 +45.45% 4
Solihull - 6 £31,250 -
Warwickshire - 3 £32,500 - 2
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 17 (44.74%) ISEB
1 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) QA
3 14 (36.84%) ISTQB
4 13 (34.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (28.95%) Test Scripting
6 10 (26.32%) HP
6 10 (26.32%) .NET
7 8 (21.05%) Finance
7 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
8 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (18.42%) FATCA
8 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (18.42%) Banking
8 7 (18.42%) Performance Testing
8 7 (18.42%) Web Services
9 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Retail
9 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Test Strategy
10 5 (13.16%) Automation Testing
10 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC 2
10 5 (13.16%) Information Assurance
10 5 (13.16%) Selenium
10 5 (13.16%) Security Testing
10 5 (13.16%) XML
10 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Selenium
2 3 (7.89%) MSTest
2 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.89%) LoadRunner
3 2 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.63%) JIRA
4 1 (2.63%) JUnit
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Banking
3 6 (15.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) .NET
2 7 (18.42%) Web Services
3 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC 2
3 5 (13.16%) XML
3 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.63%) CSS
4 1 (2.63%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (28.95%) Test Scripting
4 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
5 7 (18.42%) Performance Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Test Strategy
7 5 (13.16%) Automation Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Information Assurance
7 5 (13.16%) Security Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Project Management
8 4 (10.53%) Scrum
8 4 (10.53%) Agile Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
9 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (7.89%) Waterfall
9 3 (7.89%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (44.74%) ISEB
2 14 (36.84%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (7.89%) Degree
5 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (39.47%) QA
2 7 (18.42%) FATCA
3 1 (2.63%) COBIT
3 1 (2.63%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) HP
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle
2 2 (5.26%) ATG
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
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