The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £46,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands 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
England / West Midlands
Rank 194 197 199
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 19 45 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.73% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.76% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 18 36 11
Median salary £46,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.41% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,725 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £69,250 £48,000
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 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 4575 5918 4877
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.87% 96.37% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3768 4813 4169
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
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 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 March 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 March 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 +11 15 £45,500 +7.05% 3
Warwickshire +29 3 £47,500 -20.83%
Staffordshire +11 1 - - 1
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 33 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (62.50%) Selenium
3 23 (47.92%) Test Scripting
4 22 (45.83%) JIRA
4 22 (45.83%) JavaScript
5 20 (41.67%) Python
6 19 (39.58%) C++
6 19 (39.58%) Java
6 19 (39.58%) Linux
7 18 (37.50%) Automation Testing
8 14 (29.17%) QA
8 14 (29.17%) Finance
9 11 (22.92%) Software Testing
10 10 (20.83%) Automated Testing
11 9 (18.75%) WebDriver
11 9 (18.75%) Test Strategy
12 8 (16.67%) ISEB
12 8 (16.67%) SQL
12 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
13 7 (14.58%) ISTQB
13 7 (14.58%) JMeter
13 7 (14.58%) Scrum
13 7 (14.58%) Functional Testing
13 7 (14.58%) Non-Functional Testing
13 7 (14.58%) Manual Testing
14 6 (12.50%) Kanban
14 6 (12.50%) Load Testing
14 6 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (12.50%) REST
14 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related 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 (12.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.08%) Simulink
2 1 (2.08%) Stateflow
2 1 (2.08%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.08%) Big Data
4 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.08%) Power BI
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (62.50%) Selenium
2 22 (45.83%) JIRA
3 9 (18.75%) WebDriver
4 7 (14.58%) JMeter
5 6 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.17%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.17%) Ranorex
6 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.08%) Appium
7 1 (2.08%) CANoe
7 1 (2.08%) Capybara
7 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (29.17%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Automotive
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) JSON
1 6 (12.50%) REST
1 6 (12.50%) SOAP
2 2 (4.17%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) CSS
2 2 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (2.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Fintech
3 2 (4.17%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.08%) EPoS
4 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (39.58%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Android
2 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (47.92%) Test Scripting
3 18 (37.50%) Automation Testing
4 11 (22.92%) Software Testing
5 10 (20.83%) Automated Testing
6 9 (18.75%) Test Strategy
7 7 (14.58%) Functional Testing
7 7 (14.58%) Manual Testing
7 7 (14.58%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (14.58%) Scrum
8 6 (12.50%) DSDM
8 6 (12.50%) Kanban
8 6 (12.50%) Load Testing
8 6 (12.50%) SDLC
8 6 (12.50%) Software Delivery
8 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (6.25%) Regression Testing
9 3 (6.25%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.25%) Test Planning
9 3 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) JavaScript
2 20 (41.67%) Python
3 19 (39.58%) C++
3 19 (39.58%) Java
4 8 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (2.08%) C
5 1 (2.08%) Lua
5 1 (2.08%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) ISEB
2 7 (14.58%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (29.17%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) PayPal
3 1 (2.08%) MathWorks
3 1 (2.08%) SAP
3 1 (2.08%) Tableau
3 1 (2.08%) Xamarin
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Worcestershire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Flexi-time, Automation Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Staffordshire University
Salary: From £32,958 to £38,183 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Salary: £30000. - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago