The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the West Midlands region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
England / West Midlands
Rank 179 186 199
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 34 37 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.69% 0.73% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.75% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 31 33 18
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £33,550
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £45,900
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +8.43%

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
4774 4926 4926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 97.37% 96.53% 97.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3785 4113 4326
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 16 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +4 21 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Coventry +5 4 £55,000 -12.00%
Warwickshire +17 3 £42,500 -10.52%
Staffordshire - 3 £43,500 - 1
Solihull -10 2 - -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 West Midlands region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 41 (67.21%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (50.82%) Selenium
3 27 (44.26%) Test Scripting
4 25 (40.98%) JIRA
5 24 (39.34%) Java
5 24 (39.34%) JavaScript
6 23 (37.70%) C++
6 23 (37.70%) Python
7 22 (36.07%) Finance
8 21 (34.43%) Automation Testing
9 20 (32.79%) Linux
10 18 (29.51%) QA
11 14 (22.95%) Automated Testing
12 13 (21.31%) Software Testing
13 12 (19.67%) Test Strategy
14 11 (18.03%) ISTQB
14 11 (18.03%) Manual Testing
14 11 (18.03%) Scrum
15 8 (13.11%) Jenkins
15 8 (13.11%) Test Automation
15 8 (13.11%) SDLC
16 7 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
16 7 (11.48%) Non-Functional Testing
16 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (11.48%) Regression Testing
16 7 (11.48%) ISEB
16 7 (11.48%) SQL
17 6 (9.84%) C
17 6 (9.84%) WebDriver
17 6 (9.84%) Test Management

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.64%) Documentum
2 1 (1.64%) FileNet
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (50.82%) Selenium
2 25 (40.98%) JIRA
3 8 (13.11%) Jenkins
4 6 (9.84%) WebDriver
5 4 (6.56%) JMeter
6 3 (4.92%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.92%) Hudson
6 3 (4.92%) Mercurial
6 3 (4.92%) Subversion
6 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.28%) Appium
7 2 (3.28%) HP UFT
7 2 (3.28%) SilkPerformer
7 2 (3.28%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.28%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.64%) Capybara
8 1 (1.64%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (1.64%) NUnit
General
1 22 (36.07%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) .NET
1 3 (4.92%) JSON
1 3 (4.92%) REST
1 3 (4.92%) SOAP
2 2 (3.28%) CSS
2 2 (3.28%) HTML
3 1 (1.64%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.64%) RESTful
3 1 (1.64%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Fintech
2 3 (4.92%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.28%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.79%) Linux
2 2 (3.28%) Android
2 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.28%) Mac OS X
2 2 (3.28%) Windows
3 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (67.21%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (44.26%) Test Scripting
3 21 (34.43%) Automation Testing
4 14 (22.95%) Automated Testing
5 13 (21.31%) Software Testing
6 12 (19.67%) Test Strategy
7 11 (18.03%) Manual Testing
7 11 (18.03%) Scrum
8 8 (13.11%) SDLC
8 8 (13.11%) Test Automation
9 7 (11.48%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (11.48%) Regression Testing
9 7 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Defect Management
10 6 (9.84%) Test Management
11 5 (8.20%) Functional Testing
12 4 (6.56%) Agile Testing
12 4 (6.56%) Defect Tracking
12 4 (6.56%) Project Management
12 4 (6.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (39.34%) Java
1 24 (39.34%) JavaScript
2 23 (37.70%) C++
2 23 (37.70%) Python
3 7 (11.48%) SQL
4 6 (9.84%) C
5 1 (1.64%) C#
5 1 (1.64%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) ISTQB
2 7 (11.48%) ISEB
3 3 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.64%) Degree
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (29.51%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle
1 2 (3.28%) PayPal
1 2 (3.28%) Serena
2 1 (1.64%) Fujitsu
2 1 (1.64%) IBM
2 1 (1.64%) Intel
2 1 (1.64%) Xamarin
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