Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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

Test Lead
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 198 181
Rank change year-on-year +25 -17 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 18 20 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.46% 0.42% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.44% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 22 19 15
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -21.05% +18.75%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,150 £42,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £51,500 £51,250
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -15.79% +18.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3726 4590 3856
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 96.43% 97.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2996 3433 3227
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Test Leader in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Leader in Birmingham

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 12 (66.67%) ISEB
3 11 (61.11%) Software Testing
3 11 (61.11%) Test Scripting
3 11 (61.11%) Test Strategy
4 10 (55.56%) Waterfall
4 10 (55.56%) Finance
5 9 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Selenium
8 3 (16.67%) QA
8 3 (16.67%) Java
8 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
8 3 (16.67%) BDD
8 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
8 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
8 3 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
9 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (11.11%) SQL
9 2 (11.11%) JIRA
9 2 (11.11%) C#
9 2 (11.11%) JMeter
9 2 (11.11%) TDD
9 2 (11.11%) Retail
10 1 (5.56%) Degree
10 1 (5.56%) Matrix Management
10 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (5.56%) Load Testing

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (5.56%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Selenium
2 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (11.11%) JIRA
3 2 (11.11%) JMeter
4 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.56%) JUnit
4 1 (5.56%) Protractor
4 1 (5.56%) Ranorex
4 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.56%) TestLink
4 1 (5.56%) TestRail
General
1 10 (55.56%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
1 1 (5.56%) REST
1 1 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) BYOD
1 1 (5.56%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Software Testing
2 11 (61.11%) Test Scripting
2 11 (61.11%) Test Strategy
3 10 (55.56%) Waterfall
4 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 3 (16.67%) BDD
6 3 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
7 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.11%) TDD
8 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
8 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Load Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Matrix Management
8 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Scrum
8 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Groovy
3 1 (5.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) ISEB
1 12 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 9 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA