The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 124 130
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 12 20 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.62% 0.84% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.88% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 12 16 6
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65%  

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 1871 2285 1972
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.69% 96.01% 97.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1571 1693 1625
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 18 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 14 (51.85%) Selenium
3 14 (51.85%) Finance
4 12 (44.44%) Test Strategy
5 11 (40.74%) ISEB
6 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 9 (33.33%) JIRA
6 9 (33.33%) QA
7 8 (29.63%) Software Testing
7 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
7 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (29.63%) Waterfall
7 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
8 7 (25.93%) C++
8 7 (25.93%) Java
8 7 (25.93%) Linux
8 7 (25.93%) Python
8 7 (25.93%) Scrum
8 7 (25.93%) Manual Testing
9 6 (22.22%) Kanban
9 6 (22.22%) Load Testing
9 6 (22.22%) JMeter
9 6 (22.22%) JSON
9 6 (22.22%) REST
9 6 (22.22%) WebDriver
9 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (22.22%) Functional Testing
9 6 (22.22%) Non-Functional 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 6 (22.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Big Data
2 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.41%) Power BI
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (51.85%) Selenium
2 9 (33.33%) JIRA
3 6 (22.22%) JMeter
3 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 6 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (51.85%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) JSON
1 6 (22.22%) REST
1 6 (22.22%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) CSS
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) EPoS
2 2 (7.41%) Fintech
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 18 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 12 (44.44%) Test Strategy
4 8 (29.63%) Software Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Waterfall
5 7 (25.93%) Manual Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Scrum
6 6 (22.22%) DSDM
6 6 (22.22%) Functional Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Kanban
6 6 (22.22%) Load Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Software Delivery
6 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (7.41%) CRM
7 2 (7.41%) ERP
7 2 (7.41%) ETL
7 2 (7.41%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
2 7 (25.93%) C++
2 7 (25.93%) Java
2 7 (25.93%) Python
3 4 (14.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) ISEB
2 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
2 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle
1 2 (7.41%) SAP
1 2 (7.41%) Tableau
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