The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 25 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 215 209 192
Rank change year-on-year -6 -17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 18 36 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.59% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.61% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 18 29 22
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,399 £32,800 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,400 £55,150
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 the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4939 5871 5538
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.92% 96.31% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4185 4610 4614
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader 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 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Test Leader in the West Midlands

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Leader 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -1 12 £40,000 - 2
Staffordshire - 4 £46,250 -
Worcestershire -3 1 £31,500 +14.54%
Solihull -7 1 £40,000 +19.40%
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (59.46%) Test Automation
3 19 (51.35%) Test Scripting
4 17 (45.95%) Test Strategy
5 15 (40.54%) Selenium
5 15 (40.54%) Software Testing
5 15 (40.54%) Finance
6 13 (35.14%) ISTQB
6 13 (35.14%) QA
7 12 (32.43%) ISEB
8 11 (29.73%) Manual Testing
8 11 (29.73%) JIRA
9 9 (24.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
9 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
10 8 (21.62%) Python
10 8 (21.62%) Waterfall
11 7 (18.92%) C++
11 7 (18.92%) Java
11 7 (18.92%) Linux
11 7 (18.92%) Scrum
12 6 (16.22%) JMeter
12 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (16.22%) Kanban
12 6 (16.22%) Load Testing
12 6 (16.22%) JSON
12 6 (16.22%) Tomcat
12 6 (16.22%) DSDM
12 6 (16.22%) SOAP
12 6 (16.22%) Visual Studio

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (16.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.70%) Simulink
2 1 (2.70%) Stateflow
2 1 (2.70%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Big Data
2 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.41%) Power BI
2 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (40.54%) Selenium
2 11 (29.73%) JIRA
3 6 (16.22%) JMeter
3 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (16.22%) Visual Studio
3 6 (16.22%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.41%) Ranorex
5 1 (2.70%) CANoe
5 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (40.54%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Retail
3 3 (8.11%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) JSON
1 6 (16.22%) REST
1 6 (16.22%) SOAP
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) CSS
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) EPoS
2 2 (5.41%) Fintech
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (59.46%) Test Automation
3 19 (51.35%) Test Scripting
4 17 (45.95%) Test Strategy
5 15 (40.54%) Software Testing
6 11 (29.73%) Manual Testing
7 8 (21.62%) Waterfall
8 7 (18.92%) Scrum
9 6 (16.22%) DSDM
9 6 (16.22%) Functional Testing
9 6 (16.22%) Kanban
9 6 (16.22%) Load Testing
9 6 (16.22%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (16.22%) Software Delivery
9 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
10 3 (8.11%) Validation
11 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (5.41%) ERP
11 2 (5.41%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
2 8 (21.62%) Python
3 7 (18.92%) C++
3 7 (18.92%) Java
4 5 (13.51%) SQL
5 1 (2.70%) Lua
5 1 (2.70%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) ISTQB
2 12 (32.43%) ISEB
3 9 (24.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (8.11%) Degree
5 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) CITP
6 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (35.14%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) SAP
2 2 (5.41%) Tableau
3 1 (2.70%) MathWorks
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