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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 210 206 200
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 21 13 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.26% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 17 10 11
Average salary £42,500 £39,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.28% -21.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,250 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,550 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,850 £44,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +5.29%
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
5454 5092 5272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.17% 94.79% 94.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4510 4264 4421
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -1 7 £47,500 +18.75%
Warwickshire - 6 £32,500 -
Coventry -14 4 £48,750 +26.62%
Solihull - 2 £32,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £45,000 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 22 (53.66%) QA
2 20 (48.78%) ISEB
3 14 (34.15%) Selenium
3 14 (34.15%) ISTQB
3 14 (34.15%) Finance
4 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (31.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (31.71%) Test Scripting
5 12 (29.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (26.83%) HP
7 9 (21.95%) Test Automation
8 8 (19.51%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (19.51%) Data Protection
8 8 (19.51%) Java
9 7 (17.07%) Performance Testing
9 7 (17.07%) Software Testing
9 7 (17.07%) Automated Testing
9 7 (17.07%) .NET
9 7 (17.07%) Manual Testing
9 7 (17.07%) Test Strategy
9 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (14.63%) Mobile App
10 6 (14.63%) Automation Testing
10 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
10 6 (14.63%) SQL
10 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
10 6 (14.63%) Scrum
11 5 (12.20%) XML
11 5 (12.20%) Project Management
12 4 (9.76%) LoadRunner

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.32%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (7.32%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) Internet
2 2 (4.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (34.15%) Selenium
2 4 (9.76%) LoadRunner
3 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (7.32%) MSTest
4 2 (4.88%) JUnit
4 2 (4.88%) HP UFT
4 2 (4.88%) JIRA
5 1 (2.44%) TestComplete
5 1 (2.44%) AccuRev
5 1 (2.44%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.44%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (2.44%) Behat
5 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (34.15%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) .NET
2 5 (12.20%) XML
3 4 (9.76%) HTML
4 3 (7.32%) CSS
4 3 (7.32%) Web Services
5 1 (2.44%) LAMP
5 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.63%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (31.71%) User Acceptance Testing
1 13 (31.71%) Test Scripting
2 12 (29.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (21.95%) Test Automation
4 8 (19.51%) Data Protection
5 7 (17.07%) Test Strategy
5 7 (17.07%) Automated Testing
5 7 (17.07%) Manual Testing
5 7 (17.07%) Performance Testing
5 7 (17.07%) Software Testing
6 6 (14.63%) Scrum
6 6 (14.63%) Automation Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Project Management
8 4 (9.76%) Security Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Agile Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
8 4 (9.76%) Information Assurance
9 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (7.32%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) Java
2 6 (14.63%) SQL
3 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (48.78%) ISEB
2 14 (34.15%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.32%) Degree
3 3 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (53.66%) QA
2 4 (9.76%) FATCA
3 1 (2.44%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.44%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) HP
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle
3 2 (4.88%) ATG
4 1 (2.44%) Serena
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £37500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago