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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 206 198 190
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 17 11 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.20% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.21% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 9
Average salary £39,250 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.76% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%
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
5358 5142 4651
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.63% 95.22% 94.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4479 4376 3966
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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
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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
Coventry -9 6 £38,500 -3.75%
Birmingham -11 2 £42,000 +35.48%
Warwickshire - 1 £52,500 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 12 (50.00%) ISEB
1 12 (50.00%) QA
2 11 (45.83%) Test Scripting
3 10 (41.67%) Test Management
4 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 8 (33.33%) Finance
5 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
5 7 (29.17%) ISTQB
5 7 (29.17%) HP
6 6 (25.00%) Project Management
6 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
7 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (12.50%) VB
9 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
10 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
10 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
10 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
10 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (8.33%) Retail
10 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
10 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
10 2 (8.33%) VBScript
10 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
11 1 (4.17%) PMI
11 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Billing
3 1 (4.17%) Local Government
3 1 (4.17%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) PMI
2 1 (4.17%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) UNIX
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Test Scripting
2 10 (41.67%) Test Management
3 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Project Management
6 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
8 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
9 1 (4.17%) Performance Improvement
9 1 (4.17%) Load Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Security Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Supplier Management
9 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) VB
2 2 (8.33%) VBScript
3 1 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) ISEB
2 7 (29.17%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Capita