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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 524 519 557
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 470 473 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.44% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.46% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 376 362 278
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,400 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +21 447 £50,000 +17.64% 51
London -15 133 £60,000 +18.22% 19
South East +16 84 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Yorkshire +7 68 £44,000 +7.31% 5
West Yorkshire +11 53 £43,000 -4.44% 4
West Midlands +17 49 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Leeds +10 40 £40,000 -11.11% 3
East of England +3 36 £53,000 +35.89% 2
North West +23 34 £40,000 -6.43% 6
City of London +53 33 £55,000 +18.91% 8
Hampshire +47 33 £52,500 +10.52% 2
Manchester +13 22 £45,000 - 4
Birmingham +10 20 £45,000 +17.64% 1
South West -33 20 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Essex +12 17 £55,000 - 1
Surrey -13 16 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Berkshire -20 16 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Winchester +20 14 £52,500 +10.52% 2
North Yorkshire +3 14 £50,000 +33.33%
Scotland -4 14 £41,000 +2.50% 5
Colchester - 14 £55,000 -
York +10 12 £50,000 +42.85%
Coventry +3 12 £62,500 +58.22%
East Midlands +12 11 £43,750 +34.61% 2
Hertfordshire +3 11 £41,500 +10.66%
Bradford - 11 £43,000 -
Dorset +17 10 - - 1
Reading -1 10 £51,250 +20.58%
Edinburgh -2 10 £41,000 -3.52% 5
Bournemouth - 10 - - 1

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 438 (46.35%) Agile Software Development
2 398 (42.12%) QA
3 338 (35.77%) Finance
4 305 (32.28%) Selenium
5 219 (23.17%) Test Automation
5 219 (23.17%) ISEB
6 197 (20.85%) Test Strategy
7 188 (19.89%) ISTQB
8 186 (19.68%) Software Testing
9 185 (19.58%) SQL
10 178 (18.84%) Test Scripting
11 172 (18.20%) Java
12 171 (18.10%) Test Management
13 169 (17.88%) Automated Testing
14 157 (16.61%) Mentoring
15 149 (15.77%) User Acceptance Testing
16 126 (13.33%) Scrum
17 118 (12.49%) WebDriver
18 116 (12.28%) Non-Functional Testing
19 114 (12.06%) HP
20 113 (11.96%) C#
21 111 (11.75%) Waterfall
22 103 (10.90%) Performance Testing
22 103 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
23 101 (10.69%) SDLC
24 98 (10.37%) Automation Testing
25 96 (10.16%) Functional Testing
26 95 (10.05%) .NET
27 94 (9.95%) Cucumber
28 92 (9.74%) Manual Testing

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 18 (1.90%) SAS
2 17 (1.80%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.27%) MQSeries
4 10 (1.06%) Tomcat
5 9 (0.95%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.53%) IIS
7 4 (0.42%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.42%) WordPress
8 3 (0.32%) CMS
8 3 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.21%) Apache
9 2 (0.21%) JBoss
10 1 (0.11%) Confluence
10 1 (0.11%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.11%) Node.js
10 1 (0.11%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.11%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 45 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.01%) MS Office
3 5 (0.53%) MS Project
4 4 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 12 (1.27%) Temenos T24
2 8 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.32%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.32%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.21%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.11%) HFM
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.27%) SaaS
2 9 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.38%) TCP/IP
2 8 (0.85%) Internet
3 7 (0.74%) GSM
4 5 (0.53%) 4G
5 4 (0.42%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.32%) 2G
6 3 (0.32%) 3G
6 3 (0.32%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.32%) Firewall
6 3 (0.32%) LTE
6 3 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.32%) WinSCP
6 3 (0.32%) Wireless
7 2 (0.21%) DAB
7 2 (0.21%) GPRS
7 2 (0.21%) MVNO
7 2 (0.21%) PSTN
7 2 (0.21%) PuTTY
7 2 (0.21%) SSH
7 2 (0.21%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.75%) Relational Database
3 17 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (0.95%) Big Data
5 9 (0.95%) MySQL
6 7 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (0.63%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 3 (0.32%) DB2
9 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.32%) MS Access
9 3 (0.32%) OLTP
9 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.21%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 305 (32.28%) Selenium
2 118 (12.49%) WebDriver
3 94 (9.95%) Cucumber
4 84 (8.89%) HP UFT
5 83 (8.78%) JIRA
6 65 (6.88%) LoadRunner
7 56 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 49 (5.19%) JMeter
9 41 (4.34%) SpecFlow
9 41 (4.34%) Visual Studio
10 39 (4.13%) JUnit
11 31 (3.28%) Jenkins
12 28 (2.96%) TestNG
13 27 (2.86%) Git (software)
14 24 (2.54%) Appium
15 23 (2.43%) FitNesse
16 19 (2.01%) JProfiler
16 19 (2.01%) NUnit
17 15 (1.59%) JBehave
18 14 (1.48%) NeoLoad
General
1 338 (35.77%) Finance
2 77 (8.15%) Banking
3 59 (6.24%) Retail
4 38 (4.02%) Telecoms
5 36 (3.81%) Law
6 28 (2.96%) Investment Banking
7 19 (2.01%) Marketing
8 18 (1.90%) Legal
9 14 (1.48%) Publishing
10 13 (1.38%) Advertising
11 12 (1.27%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.27%) Games
12 10 (1.06%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.95%) Local Government
13 9 (0.95%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.32%) Electronics
14 3 (0.32%) Front Office
14 3 (0.32%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.11%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (10.05%) .NET
2 52 (5.50%) Web Services
3 36 (3.81%) Gherkin
4 29 (3.07%) Middleware
4 29 (3.07%) XML
5 22 (2.33%) SOAP
6 15 (1.59%) HTML
7 14 (1.48%) J2EE
7 14 (1.48%) Java EE
8 11 (1.16%) CSS
9 8 (0.85%) ASP.NET
9 8 (0.85%) REST
10 7 (0.74%) JSON
11 6 (0.63%) Grails
11 6 (0.63%) RESTful
12 5 (0.53%) Ajax
13 4 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
13 4 (0.42%) HTML5
13 4 (0.42%) WCF
14 3 (0.32%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 103 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.13%) Mobile App
3 34 (3.60%) Computer Science
4 24 (2.54%) Client/Server
5 18 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (1.69%) Driving Licence
7 14 (1.48%) Fintech
7 14 (1.48%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.27%) Mainframe
8 12 (1.27%) Social Media
9 11 (1.16%) New Media
10 9 (0.95%) Credit Risk
11 8 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.74%) Digital Media
13 5 (0.53%) User Experience
14 4 (0.42%) Equities
14 4 (0.42%) Smart Meter
15 3 (0.32%) Data Integration
15 3 (0.32%) Handset
15 3 (0.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 54 (5.71%) Unix
2 50 (5.29%) Windows
3 25 (2.65%) Linux
4 23 (2.43%) Android
5 20 (2.12%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.74%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.63%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.53%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.21%) Solaris
9 2 (0.21%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.11%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (46.35%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (23.17%) Test Automation
3 197 (20.85%) Test Strategy
4 186 (19.68%) Software Testing
5 178 (18.84%) Test Scripting
6 171 (18.10%) Test Management
7 169 (17.88%) Automated Testing
8 157 (16.61%) Mentoring
9 149 (15.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 126 (13.33%) Scrum
11 116 (12.28%) Non-Functional Testing
12 111 (11.75%) Waterfall
13 103 (10.90%) Performance Testing
14 101 (10.69%) SDLC
15 98 (10.37%) Automation Testing
16 96 (10.16%) Functional Testing
17 92 (9.74%) Manual Testing
18 87 (9.21%) TDD
19 86 (9.10%) BDD
19 86 (9.10%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 185 (19.58%) SQL
2 172 (18.20%) Java
3 113 (11.96%) C#
4 24 (2.54%) Ruby
4 24 (2.54%) Shell Script
5 18 (1.90%) Python
6 14 (1.48%) PL/SQL
7 12 (1.27%) Bash Shell
7 12 (1.27%) JavaScript
7 12 (1.27%) VB.NET
8 10 (1.06%) C++
8 10 (1.06%) T-SQL
9 8 (0.85%) VB
10 5 (0.53%) VB6
11 4 (0.42%) PHP
12 3 (0.32%) C
12 3 (0.32%) Perl
13 1 (0.11%) ABAP
13 1 (0.11%) COBOL
13 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 219 (23.17%) ISEB
2 188 (19.89%) ISTQB
3 68 (7.20%) Degree
3 68 (7.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 43 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 24 (2.54%) SC Cleared
6 13 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (1.16%) CREST Certified
8 8 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.21%) CEH
10 2 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.21%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.21%) PCI QSA
10 2 (0.21%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.11%) GCIA
11 1 (0.11%) GCIH
11 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.11%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 398 (42.12%) QA
2 13 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.74%) HL7
4 6 (0.63%) SLA
5 5 (0.53%) ISO 8583
5 5 (0.53%) ISO20022
6 4 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 59 (6.24%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.32%) DameWare
2 3 (0.32%) SCCM
2 3 (0.32%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (0.21%) Nessus
4 1 (0.11%) Netcool
4 1 (0.11%) Nmap
Vendors
1 114 (12.06%) HP
2 87 (9.21%) Oracle
3 80 (8.47%) Microsoft
4 44 (4.66%) SAP
5 38 (4.02%) IBM
6 33 (3.49%) Citrix
7 15 (1.59%) Capita
8 13 (1.38%) webMethods
9 12 (1.27%) Green Hat
10 10 (1.06%) VMware
11 6 (0.63%) WorldPay
12 5 (0.53%) Dynatrace
12 5 (0.53%) New Relic
13 3 (0.32%) Cisco
13 3 (0.32%) Intel Security
13 3 (0.32%) LexisNexis
14 2 (0.21%) ATG
14 2 (0.21%) Cognizant
14 2 (0.21%) Northgate
14 2 (0.21%) Siebel
London
Capita Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
England
Capita Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum + allowance & bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
England
Capita Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + car
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: standard Experian package
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £36000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Rochester, Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Acutest
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Wiser Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Wiser Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £39,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, pension, private health
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £33000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + full suite of benefits, bonus scheme
Posted: 7 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + 30% Benefits (£47k package)
Posted: 12 days ago
Twickenham
Talent Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + full suite of benefits, career progression
Posted: 13 days ago