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

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 619 639 576
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -63
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 288 238 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.22% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.23% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 231 191 267
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,450 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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
107888 101284 107679
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.56% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88197 84123 91717
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 October 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 October 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 +23 269 £46,500 +3.33% 39
London -14 101 £52,500 +1.94% 9
South East -7 57 £45,000 - 8
Yorkshire -42 22 £45,000 +3.44% 4
South West -10 19 £40,000 -15.78% 6
West Yorkshire -28 18 £44,500 +2.29% 3
Leeds -30 18 £44,500 +4.70% 3
Scotland -1 15 £40,000 -4.19% 3
City of London -3 15 £57,500 +1.76% 3
West Midlands -17 15 £39,500 -1.25% 5
East Midlands +10 14 £40,000 +14.28% 1
East of England -27 14 £45,000 +13.92% 1
Edinburgh +5 13 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Hampshire -19 12 £45,000 -5.26% 5
North West -19 12 £45,000 +25.00% 3
Surrey -10 11 £55,000 +46.66% 1
Manchester -1 10 £45,000 - 2
Chiswick - 10 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire +16 9 £40,900 +19.41%
Berkshire +10 8 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Coventry -7 8 £38,500 -3.75% 4
Gloucestershire - 8 £40,000 - 3
Buckinghamshire +11 7 £50,000 +25.00%
Reading 0 7 £52,500 +10.52% 1
Cambridgeshire -3 7 £50,000 +36.05% 1
Hertfordshire -23 6 £42,500 -5.55%
Winchester - 6 £45,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 6 £36,500 -
West Sussex -2 5 £47,500 -
Brighton -14 5 £45,000 +9.75%

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 205 (34.51%) Finance
2 202 (34.01%) Agile Software Development
3 197 (33.16%) QA
4 184 (30.98%) ISEB
5 176 (29.63%) Test Scripting
6 135 (22.73%) ISTQB
7 127 (21.38%) Selenium
8 112 (18.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 110 (18.52%) Test Strategy
10 108 (18.18%) Automated Testing
11 104 (17.51%) SQL
12 97 (16.33%) Software Testing
13 96 (16.16%) Test Management
14 92 (15.49%) Test Automation
15 84 (14.14%) HP Quality Center
16 83 (13.97%) Manual Testing
17 78 (13.13%) Mentoring
17 78 (13.13%) QuickTest Pro
18 71 (11.95%) Banking
19 70 (11.78%) Performance Testing
20 65 (10.94%) Automation Testing
21 57 (9.60%) HP
22 56 (9.43%) Waterfall
23 52 (8.75%) Retail
23 52 (8.75%) Windows
24 51 (8.59%) LoadRunner
24 51 (8.59%) Open Source
25 49 (8.25%) WebDriver
26 48 (8.08%) Java
27 46 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 11 (1.85%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (0.67%) Adobe CQ
5 3 (0.51%) Confluence
6 2 (0.34%) MTS
6 2 (0.34%) 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%) JBoss
7 1 (0.17%) Apache
Applications
1 43 (7.24%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.20%) MS Office
3 7 (1.18%) MS Project
4 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.34%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.34%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.17%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.68%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.18%) Internet
3 2 (0.34%) FTP
3 2 (0.34%) HTTP
3 2 (0.34%) 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%) SS7
4 1 (0.17%) IPv6
4 1 (0.17%) SAN
4 1 (0.17%) CTI
4 1 (0.17%) Intranet
4 1 (0.17%) GPRS
4 1 (0.17%) GSM
4 1 (0.17%) LAN
4 1 (0.17%) UMTS
4 1 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (3.20%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.35%) MySQL
4 7 (1.18%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.67%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.67%) Big Data
6 3 (0.51%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.17%) DB2
8 1 (0.17%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.17%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 127 (21.38%) Selenium
2 78 (13.13%) QuickTest Pro
3 51 (8.59%) LoadRunner
4 49 (8.25%) WebDriver
5 31 (5.22%) Visual Studio
6 30 (5.05%) JMeter
7 28 (4.71%) JUnit
8 25 (4.21%) Cucumber
9 23 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (3.70%) TestDirector
11 18 (3.03%) Jenkins
12 16 (2.69%) JIRA
12 16 (2.69%) FitNesse
13 14 (2.36%) NeoLoad
14 12 (2.02%) Git (software)
15 10 (1.68%) WebLOAD
15 10 (1.68%) Subversion
15 10 (1.68%) Selenium IDE
16 9 (1.52%) WinRunner
16 9 (1.52%) WATIR
General
1 205 (34.51%) Finance
2 71 (11.95%) Banking
3 52 (8.75%) Retail
4 26 (4.38%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.68%) Front Office
5 10 (1.68%) Retail Banking
6 8 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.01%) Games
8 5 (0.84%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.84%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.51%) Back Office
9 3 (0.51%) Electronics
10 2 (0.34%) Advertising
10 2 (0.34%) Publishing
10 2 (0.34%) Billing
10 2 (0.34%) Marketing
11 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Local Government
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.72%) .NET
2 25 (4.21%) Web Services
3 23 (3.87%) SOAP
4 20 (3.37%) XML
5 12 (2.02%) REST
6 10 (1.68%) HTML
7 8 (1.35%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.01%) J2EE
9 4 (0.67%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.67%) Gherkin
10 3 (0.51%) CSS
11 2 (0.34%) JSP
11 2 (0.34%) JMS
11 2 (0.34%) jQuery
11 2 (0.34%) JSF
11 2 (0.34%) RESTful
11 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
12 1 (0.17%) WCF
12 1 (0.17%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.59%) Open Source
2 33 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (2.69%) Client/Server
5 15 (2.53%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.68%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.35%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.18%) Derivative
9 6 (1.01%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.84%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.84%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.67%) Statistics
12 3 (0.51%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.51%) Equities
12 3 (0.51%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.51%) Social Media
12 3 (0.51%) iPad
13 2 (0.34%) Social Gaming
13 2 (0.34%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 52 (8.75%) Windows
2 19 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (2.53%) UNIX
4 12 (2.02%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.02%) Linux
5 11 (1.85%) Android
6 3 (0.51%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (34.01%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (29.63%) Test Scripting
3 112 (18.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 110 (18.52%) Test Strategy
5 108 (18.18%) Automated Testing
6 97 (16.33%) Software Testing
7 96 (16.16%) Test Management
8 92 (15.49%) Test Automation
9 83 (13.97%) Manual Testing
10 78 (13.13%) Mentoring
11 70 (11.78%) Performance Testing
12 65 (10.94%) Automation Testing
13 56 (9.43%) Waterfall
14 46 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
14 46 (7.74%) Scrum
15 45 (7.58%) Integration Testing
16 39 (6.57%) Regression Testing
17 38 (6.40%) TDD
18 36 (6.06%) Project Management
19 35 (5.89%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 104 (17.51%) SQL
2 48 (8.08%) Java
3 32 (5.39%) C#
4 13 (2.19%) VB
5 10 (1.68%) VBScript
5 10 (1.68%) Ruby
6 6 (1.01%) C
6 6 (1.01%) C++
6 6 (1.01%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.84%) Python
8 4 (0.67%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.67%) F#
9 3 (0.51%) Groovy
9 3 (0.51%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.34%) VBA
10 2 (0.34%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.34%) PHP
11 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 184 (30.98%) ISEB
2 135 (22.73%) ISTQB
3 43 (7.24%) Security Cleared
3 43 (7.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 40 (6.73%) SC Cleared
5 39 (6.57%) Degree
6 16 (2.69%) DV Cleared
7 12 (2.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (1.01%) HND
9 1 (0.17%) CCNP
9 1 (0.17%) CCNA
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.17%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (33.16%) QA
2 13 (2.19%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (0.67%) 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 84 (14.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.34%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 57 (9.60%) HP
2 41 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 36 (6.06%) Oracle
4 16 (2.69%) SAP
5 7 (1.18%) Fujitsu
6 6 (1.01%) Cisco
6 6 (1.01%) Primavera
7 5 (0.84%) VMware
8 3 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.51%) Cognos
9 2 (0.34%) Adobe
9 2 (0.34%) webMethods
9 2 (0.34%) StatPro
9 2 (0.34%) CA
9 2 (0.34%) Pegasus
9 2 (0.34%) Capita
9 2 (0.34%) Orchard
9 2 (0.34%) Google
9 2 (0.34%) thinkFolio
10 1 (0.17%) Fundtech
Northampton, Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Westek Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum TO £40K
Posted: 9 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full Corporate Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £39000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30800 - £38600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £34000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Standard Life
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Attractive benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £55,000 Package + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Coventry Building Society
Salary: From £32,440 to £44,605 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago