Period
to 7 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 58 67 91
Rank change year-on-year +9 +24 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 9 6 5
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.53% 0.90% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 0.93% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 2
Median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% - +9.20%
10th Percentile £38,250 £43,625 £43,750
90th Percentile £45,250 £48,750 £51,250
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88% -6.59%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 580 642 1,041
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.47% 96.11% 97.38%
Number of salaries quoted 535 542 876
Median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £20,500 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,300 £55,000 £58,750
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.02% +3.75%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Staffordshire

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Leader in Staffordshire.

Salary trend for Test Leader in Staffordshire

Test Leader
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 7 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £41,250 - 1
Test Leader
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, Test Leader job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Staffordshire region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) SDLC
2 5 (55.56%) Mentoring
2 5 (55.56%) Coaching
2 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Test Management
3 4 (44.44%) Internet
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) Software Delivery
3 4 (44.44%) Defect Management
3 4 (44.44%) Resource Management
3 4 (44.44%) QA
3 4 (44.44%) Project Governance
4 2 (22.22%) Change Control
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 2 (22.22%) Project Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB
5 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (11.11%) Workflow
5 1 (11.11%) Law
5 1 (11.11%) Skype

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) Skype
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Law
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) SDLC
2 5 (55.56%) Coaching
2 5 (55.56%) Mentoring
2 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Defect Management
3 4 (44.44%) Project Governance
3 4 (44.44%) Resource Management
3 4 (44.44%) Software Delivery
3 4 (44.44%) Test Management
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Change Control
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
4 2 (22.22%) Project Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS