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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 199 200 186
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 19 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.21% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 8
Average salary £39,250 £31,750 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.62% -4.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,750 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £60,000 £41,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
5285 5270 4524
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.47% 94.78% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4384 4466 3887
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 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 22 August 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
(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
Coventry +7 8 £38,500 -33.62%
Birmingham -1 3 £41,000 +32.25%
Warwickshire +14 1 £52,500 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (52.17%) ISEB
1 12 (52.17%) QA
2 11 (47.83%) Test Scripting
3 9 (39.13%) Test Management
4 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
4 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
4 7 (30.43%) Finance
5 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Project Management
5 6 (26.09%) Visual Studio
5 6 (26.09%) HP
6 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
7 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
7 3 (13.04%) VB
7 3 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
8 2 (8.70%) VBScript
8 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
8 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
8 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Retail
8 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Load Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Security Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Billing
9 1 (4.35%) Smart Meter

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (26.09%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Billing
3 1 (4.35%) Automotive
3 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Smart Meter
1 1 (4.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) UNIX
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Test Scripting
2 9 (39.13%) Test Management
3 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
4 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Project Management
5 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Load Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Security Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Data Transformation
8 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
8 1 (4.35%) Performance Improvement
8 1 (4.35%) Demand Forecasting
8 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
8 1 (4.35%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) VB
2 2 (8.70%) VBScript
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) ISEB
2 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (52.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Capita
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