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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 532 643 558
Rank change year-on-year
+111 -85
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 396 297 370
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.25% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.26% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 313 251 262
Average salary £45,000 £48,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.21% +7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,150 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £67,250
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%

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
104266 112858 106109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.61% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85211 91758 88345
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,896 £27,000 £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 1 May 2015 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 1 May 2015. 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 +78 354 £45,000 -10.00% 33
London +26 117 £55,000 - 11
South East +28 83 £44,000 -2.22% 13
Yorkshire +49 58 £45,000 +5.88% 3
West Yorkshire +49 48 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Leeds +33 37 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Scotland +42 34 £47,000 +2.17% 6
South West +6 30 £37,500 -25.74% 1
Berkshire +19 29 £47,500 -9.52% 8
Reading +20 25 £47,500 -32.14% 1
City of London +1 24 £57,500 +15.00% 6
North West +10 23 £38,500 -14.44% 2
West Midlands +5 22 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Manchester +11 19 £38,500 -8.33% 2
Glasgow +22 18 £45,000 - 2
Edinburgh +27 15 £57,500 +22.34% 4
Wiltshire - 14 £33,125 -
Hampshire -18 13 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Bristol -9 12 £42,500 -15.84% 1
Swindon - 12 £33,000 -
Surrey +17 11 £42,500 -29.16% 2
East of England -4 11 £38,750 -3.12%
Buckinghamshire +11 10 £48,500 +29.33% 1
Oxfordshire +20 9 £32,500 -7.14% 1
East Sussex +4 9 £44,000 -2.02%
Birmingham -8 9 £47,500 +26.66%
Bradford - 9 £40,000 -
Brighton - 9 £44,000 -
East Midlands +12 8 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Cambridgeshire +25 6 £35,750 -31.90%

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

1 365 (49.32%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (36.22%) ISEB
3 229 (30.95%) Finance
4 210 (28.38%) QA
5 197 (26.62%) ISTQB
6 171 (23.11%) Test Strategy
7 165 (22.30%) Software Testing
8 142 (19.19%) User Acceptance Testing
9 139 (18.78%) Selenium
10 132 (17.84%) SQL
11 131 (17.70%) Test Scripting
12 121 (16.35%) Mentoring
13 120 (16.22%) Banking
14 116 (15.68%) Automated Testing
15 111 (15.00%) Java
16 106 (14.32%) Test Management
17 102 (13.78%) HP
18 100 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
19 99 (13.38%) HP Quality Center
20 95 (12.84%) Manual Testing
21 94 (12.70%) Performance Testing
22 92 (12.43%) Retail
23 90 (12.16%) Test Automation
24 81 (10.95%) C#
25 73 (9.86%) Waterfall
26 72 (9.73%) WebDriver
26 72 (9.73%) Scrum
27 69 (9.32%) .NET
28 64 (8.65%) QuickTest Pro
29 63 (8.51%) Analytical Skills

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 14 (1.89%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.54%) WebLogic
3 3 (0.41%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.27%) Node.js
4 2 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.27%) CMS
5 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.14%) IIS
5 1 (0.14%) JBoss
5 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 30 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.68%) MS Office
5 3 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (0.95%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.54%) Summit
4 1 (0.14%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.14%) SaaS
3 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.03%) HTTP
1 15 (2.03%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.22%) HTTPS
3 7 (0.95%) Internet
4 5 (0.68%) MPLS
4 5 (0.68%) Ethernet
4 5 (0.68%) SDH
5 3 (0.41%) GSM
5 3 (0.41%) 3GPP
6 2 (0.27%) Wireless
6 2 (0.27%) PSTN
6 2 (0.27%) SMS
6 2 (0.27%) H.323
6 2 (0.27%) RTP
7 1 (0.14%) SS7
7 1 (0.14%) RTCP
7 1 (0.14%) SMPP
7 1 (0.14%) TCAP
7 1 (0.14%) ISUP
7 1 (0.14%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (7.16%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 11 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (0.81%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.68%) MySQL
6 5 (0.68%) Big Data
7 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.27%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 139 (18.78%) Selenium
2 72 (9.73%) WebDriver
3 64 (8.65%) QuickTest Pro
4 50 (6.76%) LoadRunner
5 39 (5.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 38 (5.14%) JIRA
7 34 (4.59%) Visual Studio
8 26 (3.51%) Jenkins
9 20 (2.70%) Cucumber
9 20 (2.70%) SoapUI
10 17 (2.30%) JUnit
11 16 (2.16%) Selenium IDE
12 15 (2.03%) TestNG
12 15 (2.03%) FitNesse
13 14 (1.89%) JMeter
14 13 (1.76%) Maven
15 11 (1.49%) Rational Performance Tester
16 10 (1.35%) TestDirector
17 9 (1.22%) Eclipse
18 8 (1.08%) Subversion
General
1 229 (30.95%) Finance
2 120 (16.22%) Banking
3 92 (12.43%) Retail
4 31 (4.19%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.43%) Retail Banking
6 15 (2.03%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.03%) General Ledger
7 11 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.35%) Games
9 7 (0.95%) Marketing
10 6 (0.81%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.68%) Legal
11 5 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.68%) Advertising
12 4 (0.54%) Publishing
13 3 (0.41%) Local Government
13 3 (0.41%) Avionics
14 2 (0.27%) Automotive
14 2 (0.27%) Billing
15 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (9.32%) .NET
2 43 (5.81%) Web Services
3 41 (5.54%) XML
4 23 (3.11%) SOAP
4 23 (3.11%) HTML
5 10 (1.35%) Apache Flex
5 10 (1.35%) CSS
6 9 (1.22%) Middleware
7 8 (1.08%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.95%) WSDL
8 7 (0.95%) XSD
9 6 (0.81%) J2EE
10 5 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC 2
10 5 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (0.54%) REST
11 4 (0.54%) WPF
12 3 (0.41%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.41%) Java EE
13 2 (0.27%) WinForms
13 2 (0.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 63 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (4.05%) Mobile App
3 24 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (3.11%) Computer Science
5 11 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.08%) Open Source
6 8 (1.08%) Data Integration
7 7 (0.95%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.68%) PMI
8 5 (0.68%) Statistics
8 5 (0.68%) Replication
9 4 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (0.41%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.41%) User Experience
10 3 (0.41%) Xbox
10 3 (0.41%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.41%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.27%) Handset
11 2 (0.27%) AS400
11 2 (0.27%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 31 (4.19%) Windows
2 27 (3.65%) UNIX
3 12 (1.62%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.35%) Android
5 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.54%) Linux
7 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.14%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (49.32%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (23.11%) Test Strategy
3 165 (22.30%) Software Testing
4 142 (19.19%) User Acceptance Testing
5 131 (17.70%) Test Scripting
6 121 (16.35%) Mentoring
7 116 (15.68%) Automated Testing
8 106 (14.32%) Test Management
9 100 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
10 95 (12.84%) Manual Testing
11 94 (12.70%) Performance Testing
12 90 (12.16%) Test Automation
13 73 (9.86%) Waterfall
14 72 (9.73%) Scrum
15 62 (8.38%) Project Management
16 58 (7.84%) Test Planning
16 58 (7.84%) Automation Testing
17 54 (7.30%) Integration Testing
18 52 (7.03%) Line Management
19 45 (6.08%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 132 (17.84%) SQL
2 111 (15.00%) Java
3 81 (10.95%) C#
4 14 (1.89%) C
5 13 (1.76%) C++
6 12 (1.62%) T-SQL
7 9 (1.22%) VBScript
8 8 (1.08%) XPath
8 8 (1.08%) PHP
9 7 (0.95%) JavaScript
9 7 (0.95%) VB
9 7 (0.95%) Ruby
10 4 (0.54%) Python
11 3 (0.41%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.27%) Perl
12 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 268 (36.22%) ISEB
2 197 (26.62%) ISTQB
3 58 (7.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 53 (7.16%) Degree
5 19 (2.57%) Security Cleared
6 15 (2.03%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (0.68%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.68%) CSQA
10 4 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.27%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.14%) CISM
12 1 (0.14%) CISSP
12 1 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (28.38%) QA
2 16 (2.16%) FATCA
3 4 (0.54%) Basel III
3 4 (0.54%) EMIR
3 4 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (0.54%) MiFID
4 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) SLA
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (0.41%) vSphere
4 1 (0.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 99 (13.38%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.68%) Netcool
3 3 (0.41%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.14%) Iperf
Vendors
1 102 (13.78%) HP
2 49 (6.62%) Microsoft
3 46 (6.22%) Oracle
4 24 (3.24%) SAP
5 16 (2.16%) IBM
6 10 (1.35%) Remedy
7 9 (1.22%) Capita
7 9 (1.22%) VMware
8 8 (1.08%) Informatica
9 6 (0.81%) Teradata
10 5 (0.68%) Infovista
10 5 (0.68%) Telelogic
10 5 (0.68%) Cramer
11 4 (0.54%) Wall Street Systems
11 4 (0.54%) AppDynamics
12 3 (0.41%) Cisco
12 3 (0.41%) WorldPay
13 2 (0.27%) hybris
13 2 (0.27%) Telerik
14 1 (0.14%) Reuters
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus(10%),shares, pension, health
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benifits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum £70,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Test People
Salary: Salary Dependent on Experience - Excellent Package
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago