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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 196 201 195
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 14 18 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.33% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.35% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 14 13 13
Average salary £47,500 £38,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.37% +4.05%
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £43,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -1.14%
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
5258 5213 5236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.04% 95.25% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4389 4324 4457
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +15 8 £47,500 +13.09% 1
Warwickshire -2 3 £32,500 -38.09%
Coventry -16 1 £60,000 +55.84%
Solihull - 1 £47,500 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 24 (63.16%) QA
2 16 (42.11%) Selenium
3 15 (39.47%) ISEB
4 14 (36.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (31.58%) Test Scripting
5 12 (31.58%) ISTQB
5 12 (31.58%) Finance
6 11 (28.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (26.32%) Data Protection
7 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (26.32%) Java
7 10 (26.32%) Test Strategy
8 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (21.05%) MS Excel
8 8 (21.05%) HP
8 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
9 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
9 7 (18.42%) Performance Testing
9 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
9 7 (18.42%) SQL
9 7 (18.42%) .NET
9 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
10 6 (15.79%) Scrum
10 6 (15.79%) Mobile App
10 6 (15.79%) Automation Testing
11 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
11 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
11 5 (13.16%) Project Management
11 5 (13.16%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.53%) MS Office
3 3 (7.89%) MS Visio
3 3 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) Internet
2 2 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (42.11%) Selenium
2 4 (10.53%) LoadRunner
3 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (7.89%) MSTest
4 2 (5.26%) JUnit
4 2 (5.26%) HP UFT
4 2 (5.26%) JIRA
5 1 (2.63%) TestComplete
5 1 (2.63%) AccuRev
5 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.63%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.63%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (2.63%) Behat
5 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) .NET
2 5 (13.16%) XML
3 4 (10.53%) HTML
4 3 (7.89%) CSS
4 3 (7.89%) Web Services
5 1 (2.63%) LAMP
5 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.79%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (31.58%) Test Scripting
3 11 (28.95%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (26.32%) Data Protection
4 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (26.32%) Test Strategy
5 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
6 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Performance Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Scrum
7 6 (15.79%) Automation Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
8 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Project Management
9 4 (10.53%) Test Management
10 3 (7.89%) Unit Testing
10 3 (7.89%) People Management
10 3 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) Java
2 7 (18.42%) SQL
3 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) ISEB
2 12 (31.58%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (63.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) HP
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) ATG
4 1 (2.63%) Serena
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