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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 618 631 592
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 294 245 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.24% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 228 181 259
Average salary £46,250 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,850 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,340 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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
107766 100404 111766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.30% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87262 83568 95286
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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 23 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 23 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
(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 +18 277 £47,500 +5.55% 33
London -7 94 £55,000 +10.00% 10
South East +3 56 £45,000 -5.26% 12
South West -8 33 £42,500 -5.55%
Yorkshire -32 26 £40,000 -8.04% 1
West Yorkshire -11 24 £40,000 -8.04% 1
Leeds -20 23 £40,000 -5.88%
East of England -23 18 £37,500 -6.25% 4
West Midlands -8 17 £39,250 +20.76%
Wiltshire +7 16 £43,750 +2.94%
City of London 0 15 £57,500 -4.16% 3
Swindon +15 14 £45,000 +5.88%
Bristol +5 14 £53,500 +18.88%
North West -13 13 £45,000 +26.76% 4
Berkshire -6 12 £38,125 -23.75% 1
Reading -8 12 £38,125 -27.38% 1
Scotland -12 12 £42,500 +3.65% 1
Buckinghamshire +8 11 £50,000 +12.35% 2
Hampshire -15 11 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Edinburgh -2 10 £60,000 +41.17% 1
Manchester -3 10 £45,000 - 4
Surrey -3 10 £62,500 +38.88% 1
East Midlands -19 9 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 7 £37,500 - 3
Cambridge -7 7 £37,500 -
Chiswick +5 6 £42,500 -
Milton Keynes -4 6 £50,000 +17.64%
Coventry -9 6 £38,500 -3.75%
Hertfordshire -23 6 £34,750 -22.77% 1
Brighton -12 5 £45,000 +9.75% 1

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 214 (35.73%) Finance
2 207 (34.56%) QA
3 204 (34.06%) Agile Software Development
4 172 (28.71%) Test Scripting
5 171 (28.55%) ISEB
6 129 (21.54%) Selenium
7 120 (20.03%) User Acceptance Testing
8 116 (19.37%) ISTQB
9 114 (19.03%) SQL
10 111 (18.53%) Automated Testing
11 109 (18.20%) Test Automation
12 101 (16.86%) Test Strategy
13 89 (14.86%) Software Testing
14 87 (14.52%) Mentoring
15 83 (13.86%) Test Management
16 81 (13.52%) HP Quality Center
17 74 (12.35%) QuickTest Pro
18 69 (11.52%) Performance Testing
19 65 (10.85%) Manual Testing
20 59 (9.85%) Banking
21 56 (9.35%) Waterfall
22 54 (9.02%) HP
23 52 (8.68%) Automation Testing
23 52 (8.68%) Java
24 51 (8.51%) Scrum
25 50 (8.35%) Windows
26 49 (8.18%) WebDriver
26 49 (8.18%) Open Source
26 49 (8.18%) Integration Testing
27 48 (8.01%) LoadRunner

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (0.67%) Confluence
5 3 (0.50%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.17%) SAS
7 1 (0.17%) CMS
7 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.17%) Node.js
Applications
1 44 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.17%) MS Office
3 7 (1.17%) MS Project
4 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.33%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.33%) 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%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.50%) Internet
2 8 (1.34%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.33%) FTP
3 2 (0.33%) HTTP
3 2 (0.33%) Firewall
4 1 (0.17%) IMAP
4 1 (0.17%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.17%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (0.17%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.17%) MPLS
4 1 (0.17%) SS7
4 1 (0.17%) IPv6
4 1 (0.17%) SAN
4 1 (0.17%) Intranet
4 1 (0.17%) GPRS
4 1 (0.17%) GSM
4 1 (0.17%) LAN
4 1 (0.17%) SDH
4 1 (0.17%) UMTS
4 1 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (3.67%) SQL Server
3 14 (2.34%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.50%) MySQL
5 5 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.67%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (0.67%) Big Data
6 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.50%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.17%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.17%) DB2
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 129 (21.54%) Selenium
2 74 (12.35%) QuickTest Pro
3 49 (8.18%) WebDriver
4 48 (8.01%) LoadRunner
5 40 (6.68%) JUnit
6 32 (5.34%) Visual Studio
7 27 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (4.51%) Cucumber
8 26 (4.34%) JMeter
9 24 (4.01%) JIRA
10 19 (3.17%) Jenkins
11 18 (3.01%) TestDirector
12 14 (2.34%) Git (software)
13 13 (2.17%) NeoLoad
14 12 (2.00%) SoapUI
14 12 (2.00%) FitNesse
15 10 (1.67%) WebLOAD
15 10 (1.67%) Subversion
16 9 (1.50%) Calabash
16 9 (1.50%) Capybara
General
1 214 (35.73%) Finance
2 59 (9.85%) Banking
3 47 (7.85%) Retail
4 25 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.50%) Front Office
6 8 (1.34%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.34%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.00%) Games
7 6 (1.00%) Billing
7 6 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.83%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.67%) Back Office
10 3 (0.50%) Electronics
11 2 (0.33%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Publishing
12 1 (0.17%) Automotive
12 1 (0.17%) Legal
12 1 (0.17%) Local Government
12 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.84%) .NET
2 28 (4.67%) SOAP
3 27 (4.51%) Web Services
4 19 (3.17%) XML
5 13 (2.17%) REST
6 10 (1.67%) ASP.NET
6 10 (1.67%) HTML
7 6 (1.00%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.00%) J2EE
8 4 (0.67%) CSS
8 4 (0.67%) Gherkin
9 3 (0.50%) RESTful
9 3 (0.50%) JMS
9 3 (0.50%) JSF
10 2 (0.33%) jQuery
10 2 (0.33%) JSP
11 1 (0.17%) CGI
11 1 (0.17%) LAMP
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.18%) Open Source
2 33 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.84%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (3.17%) Mobile App
5 16 (2.67%) Client/Server
6 12 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.17%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.17%) Derivative
7 7 (1.17%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.00%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.83%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.67%) Statistics
10 4 (0.67%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.50%) Equities
11 3 (0.50%) Wiki
11 3 (0.50%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.50%) RIA
11 3 (0.50%) Social Media
11 3 (0.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 50 (8.35%) Windows
2 15 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (2.34%) Apple iOS
4 13 (2.17%) UNIX
4 13 (2.17%) Android
5 12 (2.00%) Linux
6 3 (0.50%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.33%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (34.06%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (28.71%) Test Scripting
3 120 (20.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 111 (18.53%) Automated Testing
5 109 (18.20%) Test Automation
6 101 (16.86%) Test Strategy
7 89 (14.86%) Software Testing
8 87 (14.52%) Mentoring
9 83 (13.86%) Test Management
10 69 (11.52%) Performance Testing
11 65 (10.85%) Manual Testing
12 56 (9.35%) Waterfall
13 52 (8.68%) Automation Testing
14 51 (8.51%) Scrum
15 49 (8.18%) Integration Testing
16 46 (7.68%) Regression Testing
17 41 (6.84%) V-Model
18 39 (6.51%) Test Planning
18 39 (6.51%) Project Management
18 39 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 114 (19.03%) SQL
2 52 (8.68%) Java
3 31 (5.18%) C#
4 11 (1.84%) VB
5 10 (1.67%) VBScript
6 9 (1.50%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.17%) C++
8 5 (0.83%) Ruby
9 4 (0.67%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.50%) Groovy
10 3 (0.50%) C
11 2 (0.33%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.33%) VBA
11 2 (0.33%) Python
11 2 (0.33%) Perl
11 2 (0.33%) PHP
12 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.17%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.17%) Scala
12 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 171 (28.55%) ISEB
2 116 (19.37%) ISTQB
3 45 (7.51%) Degree
4 44 (7.35%) Security Cleared
5 42 (7.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 41 (6.84%) SC Cleared
7 14 (2.34%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 9 (1.50%) 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
1 207 (34.56%) QA
2 15 (2.50%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.33%) vSphere
2 1 (0.17%) KVM
2 1 (0.17%) XenApp
2 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 81 (13.52%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.67%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.50%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.17%) Netcool
Vendors
1 54 (9.02%) HP
2 48 (8.01%) Microsoft
3 40 (6.68%) Oracle
4 17 (2.84%) SAP
5 6 (1.00%) Cisco
5 6 (1.00%) Primavera
6 4 (0.67%) Cognos
7 3 (0.50%) Fujitsu
7 3 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.33%) webMethods
8 2 (0.33%) StatPro
8 2 (0.33%) CA
8 2 (0.33%) IBM
8 2 (0.33%) Adobe
8 2 (0.33%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.33%) VMware
8 2 (0.33%) Capita
8 2 (0.33%) Orchard
8 2 (0.33%) Google
9 1 (0.17%) Fundtech
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Dependent upon experience
Posted: 7 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £50,000 + 10% Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Generous package
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
Gold Group
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hounslow, Middlesex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Pension, Holiday, Healthcare options
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Employee Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £32000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago