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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 188 189 182
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 16 3 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.069% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.074% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 12
Average salary £38,750 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.50% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £30,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £50,000 £51,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
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
4776 4080 4588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.73% 94.44% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4200 3386 3986
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 30 January 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 30 January 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
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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
Solihull - 6 £32,500 -
Birmingham -7 5 £41,000 -18.00% 1
Coventry - 3 £41,500 -
Warwickshire - 2 £38,750 - 1
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (48.39%) QA
2 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
4 8 (25.81%) ISTQB
4 8 (25.81%) Test Strategy
4 8 (25.81%) .NET
4 8 (25.81%) ISEB
5 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
5 5 (16.13%) Web Services
5 5 (16.13%) Finance
5 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (16.13%) Selenium
5 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Retail
6 4 (12.90%) Test Management
6 4 (12.90%) Automation Testing
6 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
6 4 (12.90%) Project Management
6 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Java
7 3 (9.68%) JUnit
7 3 (9.68%) UNIX
7 3 (9.68%) TDD
7 3 (9.68%) Banking
7 3 (9.68%) Scrum
7 3 (9.68%) QuickTest Pro

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Selenium
2 3 (9.68%) JUnit
2 3 (9.68%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (9.68%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.23%) Maven
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Retail
3 3 (9.68%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Automotive
4 1 (3.23%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) .NET
2 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
2 5 (16.13%) Web Services
2 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC 2
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) PMI
3 1 (3.23%) Statistics
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) UNIX
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
3 8 (25.81%) Test Strategy
4 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Test Management
5 4 (12.90%) Automation Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.90%) Project Management
5 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
6 3 (9.68%) TDD
6 3 (9.68%) Scrum
6 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Line Management
7 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.45%) Scalability Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) VB
3 1 (3.23%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) ISTQB
1 8 (25.81%) ISEB
2 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (48.39%) QA
2 3 (9.68%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) HP
2 1 (3.23%) SAP
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) Capita