The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £45,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 109 120 105
Rank change year-on-year +11 -15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 15 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.82% 0.60% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.62% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 5
Median salary £45,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.05% -10.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £39,000 £43,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,200
UK excluding London median salary £45,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.81% +1.17%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1777 2245 1671
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 97.05% 95.49% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1416 1741 1411
Median salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Test Leader in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Birmingham

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Leader in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Test Leader in Birmingham

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Birmingham over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Leader in Birmingham

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Birmingham region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 25 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (85.71%) Selenium
3 17 (60.71%) Test Scripting
4 16 (57.14%) JavaScript
5 15 (53.57%) JIRA
6 14 (50.00%) C++
6 14 (50.00%) Java
6 14 (50.00%) Linux
6 14 (50.00%) Python
6 14 (50.00%) Automation Testing
7 12 (42.86%) Finance
8 10 (35.71%) QA
9 8 (28.57%) WebDriver
9 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
10 7 (25.00%) Automated Testing
11 6 (21.43%) JMeter
11 6 (21.43%) JSON
11 6 (21.43%) Load Testing
11 6 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
11 6 (21.43%) Kanban
11 6 (21.43%) REST
11 6 (21.43%) Functional Testing
11 6 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (21.43%) Visual Studio
11 6 (21.43%) SQL
11 6 (21.43%) Tomcat
11 6 (21.43%) DSDM
11 6 (21.43%) SOAP
11 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 6 (21.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.57%) Big Data
4 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.57%) Power BI
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (85.71%) Selenium
2 15 (53.57%) JIRA
3 8 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 6 (21.43%) JMeter
4 6 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (21.43%) Visual Studio
5 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 2 (7.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) JSON
1 6 (21.43%) REST
1 6 (21.43%) SOAP
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) CSS
2 2 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Fintech
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.57%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (60.71%) Test Scripting
3 14 (50.00%) Automation Testing
4 7 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (21.43%) DSDM
5 6 (21.43%) Functional Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Kanban
5 6 (21.43%) Load Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Scrum
5 6 (21.43%) Software Delivery
5 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Agile Testing
8 2 (7.14%) QA Automation
8 2 (7.14%) SDLC
8 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 14 (50.00%) C++
2 14 (50.00%) Java
2 14 (50.00%) Python
3 6 (21.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) ISEB
2 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) SAP
2 1 (3.57%) Tableau
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