The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Essex region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
Rank 78 98 95
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 7 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.78% 0.88% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.91% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 0
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
UK excluding London median salary £47,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +8.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
856 1215 1220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.64% 96.97% 96.14%
Number of salaries quoted 630 911 953
Median salary £47,500 £44,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% +6.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of job ads across the Essex region that featured Test Leader in the job title.

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Essex region.

Test Leader Salary Trend in Essex

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Essex region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in Essex

Test Leader
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Essex region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Colchester +4 5 £52,500 -4.54%
Test Leader
East of England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Essex region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 10 (71.43%) Legal
2 8 (57.14%) ISEB
2 8 (57.14%) ISTQB
3 7 (50.00%) HP UFT
3 7 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 7 (50.00%) Law
3 7 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (35.71%) Service Management
4 5 (35.71%) SAP
4 5 (35.71%) Test Management
4 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
5 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (21.43%) DevOps
6 3 (21.43%) Zephyr
6 3 (21.43%) C
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
6 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
6 3 (21.43%) BDD
6 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
6 3 (21.43%) Selenium
6 3 (21.43%) TDD
6 3 (21.43%) Banking
6 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
7 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) QA
8 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
8 1 (7.14%) Citrix

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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:

Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 7 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
2 3 (21.43%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
2 3 (21.43%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (71.43%) Legal
2 7 (50.00%) Law
3 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 3 (21.43%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 5 (35.71%) Service Management
2 5 (35.71%) Test Management
2 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
4 3 (21.43%) BDD
4 3 (21.43%) DevOps
4 3 (21.43%) TDD
4 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) ISEB
1 8 (57.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix