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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 180 197 193
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 49 18 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.86% 0.36% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.37% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 43 12 4
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,100 £31,350
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £47,700 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
5468 4892 4144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.05% 96.68% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4556 4250 3413
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
Birmingham +10 20 £45,000 +17.64% 3
Coventry +3 12 £62,500 +58.22%
Solihull +11 7 £42,500 -
Warwickshire -14 6 £51,250 +28.12%
Wolverhampton - 3 £27,500 -
Walsall - 1 - -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 27 (41.54%) QA
2 23 (35.38%) Finance
3 21 (32.31%) SQL
4 20 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (29.23%) Test Strategy
6 17 (26.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (26.15%) Automated Testing
6 17 (26.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (23.08%) HP UFT
7 15 (23.08%) Scrum
7 15 (23.08%) Security Testing
8 14 (21.54%) Manual Testing
8 14 (21.54%) Selenium
8 14 (21.54%) Software Testing
8 14 (21.54%) Automation Testing
8 14 (21.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 13 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 12 (18.46%) SAS
10 12 (18.46%) Web Services
11 11 (16.92%) E-Commerce
12 10 (15.38%) Workflow
12 10 (15.38%) Compatibility Testing
12 10 (15.38%) Cucumber
12 10 (15.38%) TestNG
12 10 (15.38%) JBehave
12 10 (15.38%) WebDriver
12 10 (15.38%) SpecFlow
12 10 (15.38%) Appium
13 9 (13.85%) Functional Testing
13 9 (13.85%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 12 (18.46%) SAS
2 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.62%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.08%) MS Office
3 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.54%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (9.23%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (23.08%) HP UFT
2 14 (21.54%) Selenium
3 10 (15.38%) Appium
3 10 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 10 (15.38%) JBehave
3 10 (15.38%) SpecFlow
3 10 (15.38%) TestNG
3 10 (15.38%) WebDriver
4 7 (10.77%) NeoLoad
5 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.08%) MSTest
6 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.54%) JIRA
7 1 (1.54%) JUnit
7 1 (1.54%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.54%) TestPartner
General
1 23 (35.38%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Retail
3 2 (3.08%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) Web Services
2 2 (3.08%) XML
3 1 (1.54%) .NET
3 1 (1.54%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.54%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.54%) iPad
3 1 (1.54%) iPhone
3 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (29.23%) Test Strategy
3 17 (26.15%) Automated Testing
3 17 (26.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (23.08%) Scrum
4 15 (23.08%) Security Testing
5 14 (21.54%) Automation Testing
5 14 (21.54%) Manual Testing
5 14 (21.54%) Software Testing
5 14 (21.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 11 (16.92%) E-Commerce
7 10 (15.38%) Compatibility Testing
7 10 (15.38%) Workflow
8 9 (13.85%) Functional Testing
8 9 (13.85%) Test Management
9 8 (12.31%) Information Security
9 8 (12.31%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (12.31%) Waterfall
10 7 (10.77%) Defect Management
11 5 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.31%) SQL
2 7 (10.77%) Java
3 1 (1.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.31%) CREST Certified
2 8 (12.31%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.62%) Degree
3 3 (4.62%) ISEB
4 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (41.54%) QA
2 8 (12.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.69%) Dynatrace
1 5 (7.69%) HP
1 5 (7.69%) New Relic
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.15%) SAP
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle
4 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
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