The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 638 641 609
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 284 237 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.23% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 222 181 262
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £33,650 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,340 £59,800 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.93%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107654 100894 111399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.32% 95.20%
Number of salaries quoted 87308 83795 94839
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Leader in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Leader
Salary Trend

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

Test Leader Salary Trend in the UK

Test Leader
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Leader over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 within the UK.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Leader
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 268 £47,500 +5.55% 36
London -10 93 £55,000 +10.00% 10
South East +2 58 £45,000 - 10
South West -1 29 £45,000 - 6
Yorkshire -33 24 £44,500 +2.29% 2
West Yorkshire -33 22 £40,000 -6.97% 2
Leeds -20 21 £42,250 -0.58% 2
Wiltshire +7 15 £45,000 +5.88% 1
West Midlands -8 15 £38,500 +10.79%
City of London +9 14 £57,500 -4.16% 2
North West -4 14 £45,000 +25.00% 2
East of England -33 14 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Swindon +11 13 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Hampshire -21 13 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Scotland -10 12 £42,500 +3.65%
Manchester +10 11 £45,000 - 2
Reading -1 11 £38,750 -26.19% 2
Berkshire -8 11 £38,750 -22.50% 2
Buckinghamshire +17 10 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Surrey +3 10 £62,500 +51.51%
Bristol +2 10 £53,500 +18.88% 1
Edinburgh -7 10 £60,000 +41.17%
East Midlands -14 9 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Chiswick +7 8 £42,500 -
Hertfordshire -19 7 £34,750 -22.77%
Winchester - 6 £45,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +9 5 £42,500 +26.86% 2
Coventry -8 5 £38,500 -3.75%
Milton Keynes -12 5 £47,750 +19.37%
Brighton -13 5 £45,000 +9.75%

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Leader in their job title.

1 209 (35.60%) Finance
2 204 (34.75%) QA
3 197 (33.56%) Agile Software Development
4 170 (28.96%) ISEB
4 170 (28.96%) Test Scripting
5 127 (21.64%) Selenium
6 118 (20.10%) User Acceptance Testing
6 118 (20.10%) ISTQB
7 111 (18.91%) Automated Testing
8 108 (18.40%) SQL
9 104 (17.72%) Test Automation
10 101 (17.21%) Test Strategy
11 89 (15.16%) Software Testing
12 85 (14.48%) Test Management
13 83 (14.14%) Mentoring
14 82 (13.97%) HP Quality Center
15 72 (12.27%) QuickTest Pro
16 67 (11.41%) Manual Testing
17 65 (11.07%) Performance Testing
18 62 (10.56%) Banking
19 55 (9.37%) HP
20 54 (9.20%) Automation Testing
21 52 (8.86%) Waterfall
22 51 (8.69%) WebDriver
22 51 (8.69%) Java
22 51 (8.69%) Windows
23 50 (8.52%) Open Source
24 48 (8.18%) Microsoft
24 48 (8.18%) Retail
24 48 (8.18%) Scrum

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (1.70%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (0.68%) Adobe CQ
4 4 (0.68%) Confluence
5 2 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.17%) SAS
6 1 (0.17%) CMS
6 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.17%) Node.js
Applications
1 45 (7.67%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.24%) MS Office
3 7 (1.19%) MS Project
4 4 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.34%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.34%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.17%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.36%) TCP/IP
1 8 (1.36%) Internet
2 2 (0.34%) FTP
2 2 (0.34%) HTTP
2 2 (0.34%) Firewall
3 1 (0.17%) IMAP
3 1 (0.17%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.17%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (0.17%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.17%) MPLS
3 1 (0.17%) SS7
3 1 (0.17%) IPv6
3 1 (0.17%) SAN
3 1 (0.17%) CTI
3 1 (0.17%) Intranet
3 1 (0.17%) GPRS
3 1 (0.17%) GSM
3 1 (0.17%) LAN
3 1 (0.17%) SDH
3 1 (0.17%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.92%) SQL Server
1 23 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (1.87%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.70%) MySQL
4 4 (0.68%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (0.68%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.68%) Big Data
5 3 (0.51%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.17%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.17%) Redis
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.17%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 127 (21.64%) Selenium
2 72 (12.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 51 (8.69%) WebDriver
4 47 (8.01%) LoadRunner
5 36 (6.13%) JUnit
6 32 (5.45%) Visual Studio
7 27 (4.60%) JMeter
7 27 (4.60%) Cucumber
8 24 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (3.92%) JIRA
10 19 (3.24%) TestDirector
10 19 (3.24%) Jenkins
11 14 (2.39%) FitNesse
11 14 (2.39%) Git (software)
12 13 (2.21%) NeoLoad
13 10 (1.70%) SoapUI
13 10 (1.70%) WebLOAD
13 10 (1.70%) Subversion
14 9 (1.53%) Calabash
14 9 (1.53%) Capybara
General
1 209 (35.60%) Finance
2 62 (10.56%) Banking
3 48 (8.18%) Retail
4 25 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.70%) Front Office
6 9 (1.53%) Retail Banking
7 8 (1.36%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.02%) Games
9 5 (0.85%) Billing
9 5 (0.85%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.68%) Back Office
11 3 (0.51%) Electronics
12 2 (0.34%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Publishing
13 1 (0.17%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) Local Government
13 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.96%) .NET
2 27 (4.60%) SOAP
3 26 (4.43%) Web Services
4 20 (3.41%) XML
5 14 (2.39%) REST
6 11 (1.87%) HTML
7 10 (1.70%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.02%) J2EE
8 6 (1.02%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.68%) CSS
9 4 (0.68%) Gherkin
10 3 (0.51%) RESTful
10 3 (0.51%) JMS
10 3 (0.51%) JSF
11 2 (0.34%) jQuery
11 2 (0.34%) JSP
12 1 (0.17%) CGI
12 1 (0.17%) Middleware
12 1 (0.17%) LAMP
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.52%) Open Source
2 31 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (3.07%) Mobile App
5 16 (2.73%) Client/Server
6 11 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.36%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.19%) Derivative
8 7 (1.19%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.02%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.85%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.68%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.68%) Statistics
12 3 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.51%) RIA
12 3 (0.51%) Wiki
12 3 (0.51%) Equities
12 3 (0.51%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.51%) Social Media
12 3 (0.51%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 51 (8.69%) Windows
2 16 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (2.39%) UNIX
3 14 (2.39%) Apple iOS
4 13 (2.21%) Android
5 12 (2.04%) Linux
6 3 (0.51%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (33.56%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (28.96%) Test Scripting
3 118 (20.10%) User Acceptance Testing
4 111 (18.91%) Automated Testing
5 104 (17.72%) Test Automation
6 101 (17.21%) Test Strategy
7 89 (15.16%) Software Testing
8 85 (14.48%) Test Management
9 83 (14.14%) Mentoring
10 67 (11.41%) Manual Testing
11 65 (11.07%) Performance Testing
12 54 (9.20%) Automation Testing
13 52 (8.86%) Waterfall
14 48 (8.18%) Scrum
15 47 (8.01%) Integration Testing
16 44 (7.50%) Regression Testing
17 40 (6.81%) Stakeholder Management
18 39 (6.64%) V-Model
19 38 (6.47%) Test Planning
20 36 (6.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 108 (18.40%) SQL
2 51 (8.69%) Java
3 30 (5.11%) C#
4 11 (1.87%) VB
5 10 (1.70%) VBScript
6 9 (1.53%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.19%) C++
8 6 (1.02%) Ruby
9 4 (0.68%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.51%) C
10 3 (0.51%) Groovy
11 2 (0.34%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.34%) VBA
11 2 (0.34%) Python
11 2 (0.34%) PHP
12 1 (0.17%) Perl
12 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.17%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.17%) F#
12 1 (0.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 170 (28.96%) ISEB
2 118 (20.10%) ISTQB
3 45 (7.67%) Degree
4 44 (7.50%) Security Cleared
5 43 (7.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 41 (6.98%) SC Cleared
7 15 (2.56%) DV Cleared
8 12 (2.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (1.36%) HND
10 1 (0.17%) CCNP
10 1 (0.17%) CCNA
10 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.17%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (34.75%) QA
2 13 (2.21%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.34%) vSphere
2 1 (0.17%) KVM
2 1 (0.17%) XenApp
2 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 82 (13.97%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.68%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.51%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.17%) Netcool
Vendors
1 55 (9.37%) HP
2 48 (8.18%) Microsoft
3 37 (6.30%) Oracle
4 15 (2.56%) SAP
5 6 (1.02%) Cisco
5 6 (1.02%) Primavera
6 4 (0.68%) Fujitsu
6 4 (0.68%) Cognos
7 3 (0.51%) VMware
7 3 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.34%) webMethods
8 2 (0.34%) StatPro
8 2 (0.34%) Remedy
8 2 (0.34%) CA
8 2 (0.34%) Adobe
8 2 (0.34%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.34%) Capita
8 2 (0.34%) Orchard
8 2 (0.34%) Google
9 1 (0.17%) Fundtech
Northamptonshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £55k - 65k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full Corporate Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £28k - 40k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £55,000 Package + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Banking Bonus and package
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 10% annual Bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Talent International
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago