The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 590 582 607
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 306 304 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.30% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 251 218 233
Average salary £50,000 £46,250 £43,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +6.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,100 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,250 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.11% +6.25%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109888 102187 111746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.37% 94.26% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 89595 84579 95723
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 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -52 295 £50,000 +5.26% 33
London -61 101 £55,000 +10.00% 12
South East +11 60 £45,000 -5.26% 6
South West +11 46 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Yorkshire -9 30 £55,000 +29.41% 2
West Yorkshire -24 30 £55,000 +37.50% 2
City of London -17 26 £55,000 +15.78% 3
Bristol +11 24 £53,500 +25.88% 3
Leeds -19 24 £47,250 +18.12% 1
East of England -23 19 £37,500 -6.25%
Surrey +11 18 £62,500 +38.88%
Berkshire -5 18 £38,750 -22.50%
Wiltshire +9 14 £45,000 +5.88% 2
West Midlands +8 14 £40,000 -22.70% 3
Reading -3 14 £36,000 -37.39%
Swindon +1 12 £45,000 +5.88% 1
East Midlands -25 11 £40,000 +8.10% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 10 £50,000 +42.85% 3
North West -16 9 £57,750 +54.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +8 8 £37,500 -1.31%
Cambridge +1 8 £37,500 -1.31%
Hampshire -8 8 £42,500 -10.52% 3
Dorset 0 7 £32,500 -40.90%
Milton Keynes -2 7 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Coventry +4 6 £38,500 -30.63%
Nottinghamshire +1 6 £35,000 -2.09% 1
Nottingham -5 6 £35,000 -2.09% 1
Poole -6 6 £32,500 -35.00%
Manchester -12 6 £58,000 +40.60% 2
Bedfordshire -4 5 £37,500 -6.25%

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 211 (34.99%) QA
2 188 (31.18%) Finance
3 153 (25.37%) Test Scripting
4 151 (25.04%) ISEB
5 142 (23.55%) Selenium
6 123 (20.40%) Agile Software Development
7 119 (19.73%) Test Automation
8 117 (19.40%) SQL
9 113 (18.74%) User Acceptance Testing
10 107 (17.74%) Test Strategy
11 95 (15.75%) HP Quality Center
12 91 (15.09%) ISTQB
13 90 (14.93%) Automated Testing
14 81 (13.43%) Test Management
15 80 (13.27%) Performance Testing
16 79 (13.10%) QuickTest Pro
17 75 (12.44%) Software Testing
18 68 (11.28%) Java
19 65 (10.78%) Degree
20 64 (10.61%) LoadRunner
21 61 (10.12%) JUnit
22 58 (9.62%) Banking
22 58 (9.62%) Automation Testing
23 56 (9.29%) Waterfall
24 55 (9.12%) Windows
25 54 (8.96%) HP
26 51 (8.46%) Security Cleared
27 49 (8.13%) Oracle
28 48 (7.96%) SC Cleared
29 47 (7.79%) Retail

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 13 (2.16%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.50%) Confluence
5 2 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.17%) Node.js
6 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.17%) SAS
6 1 (0.17%) CMS
Applications
1 33 (5.47%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.65%) MS Office
3 5 (0.83%) MS Project
4 4 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
1 5 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.33%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.49%) Internet
2 6 (1.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.33%) Firewall
3 2 (0.33%) FTP
4 1 (0.17%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.17%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (0.17%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.17%) HTTP
4 1 (0.17%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.17%) SAN
4 1 (0.17%) IPv6
4 1 (0.17%) SS7
4 1 (0.17%) MPLS
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 25 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.98%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.66%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.33%) Big Data
5 6 (1.00%) MySQL
6 4 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.33%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.17%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.17%) Redis
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 142 (23.55%) Selenium
2 79 (13.10%) QuickTest Pro
3 64 (10.61%) LoadRunner
4 61 (10.12%) JUnit
5 41 (6.80%) WebDriver
6 31 (5.14%) Cucumber
7 29 (4.81%) Visual Studio
7 29 (4.81%) SoapUI
8 25 (4.15%) JIRA
9 23 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 21 (3.48%) QALoad
10 21 (3.48%) Jenkins
11 20 (3.32%) jMock
11 20 (3.32%) EasyMock
11 20 (3.32%) SilkPerformer
11 20 (3.32%) TestPartner
12 17 (2.82%) JMeter
13 16 (2.65%) TestDirector
14 15 (2.49%) Calabash
15 11 (1.82%) Git (software)
General
1 188 (31.18%) Finance
2 58 (9.62%) Banking
3 47 (7.79%) Retail
4 34 (5.64%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.66%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.16%) Front Office
6 7 (1.16%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.00%) Billing
8 5 (0.83%) Back Office
9 3 (0.50%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.50%) Electronics
9 3 (0.50%) Local Government
10 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.33%) Legal
10 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.33%) Games
10 2 (0.33%) Military
11 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Marketing
11 1 (0.17%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (6.30%) SOAP
2 36 (5.97%) Web Services
3 30 (4.98%) .NET
4 19 (3.15%) REST
5 15 (2.49%) XML
6 8 (1.33%) JSF
6 8 (1.33%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.83%) J2EE
7 5 (0.83%) HTML
8 4 (0.66%) CSS
8 4 (0.66%) Gherkin
8 4 (0.66%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.50%) RESTful
10 2 (0.33%) JMS
10 2 (0.33%) jQuery
10 2 (0.33%) JSON
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.17%) HTML5
11 1 (0.17%) Apache Flex
11 1 (0.17%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.80%) Open Source
2 27 (4.48%) Mobile App
3 20 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (2.82%) Blackberry
5 16 (2.65%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.32%) Client/Server
6 14 (2.32%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.16%) Derivative
8 6 (1.00%) Wiki
9 5 (0.83%) Credit Risk
9 5 (0.83%) Mobile Payment
9 5 (0.83%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.66%) Equities
10 4 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
11 3 (0.50%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.50%) EPoS
11 3 (0.50%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 55 (9.12%) Windows
2 27 (4.48%) Apple iOS
3 25 (4.15%) Android
4 15 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (2.49%) Linux
5 12 (1.99%) UNIX
6 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (25.37%) Test Scripting
2 123 (20.40%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (19.73%) Test Automation
4 113 (18.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 107 (17.74%) Test Strategy
6 90 (14.93%) Automated Testing
7 81 (13.43%) Test Management
8 80 (13.27%) Performance Testing
9 75 (12.44%) Software Testing
10 58 (9.62%) Automation Testing
11 56 (9.29%) Waterfall
12 42 (6.97%) Integration Testing
13 41 (6.80%) TDD
14 40 (6.63%) Scrum
14 40 (6.63%) Manual Testing
15 38 (6.30%) BDD
15 38 (6.30%) Project Management
16 35 (5.80%) V-Model
16 35 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
17 29 (4.81%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 117 (19.40%) SQL
2 68 (11.28%) Java
3 33 (5.47%) C#
4 10 (1.66%) C++
4 10 (1.66%) Perl
4 10 (1.66%) Groovy
5 9 (1.49%) Ruby
6 8 (1.33%) VB
7 7 (1.16%) VBScript
7 7 (1.16%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.00%) Python
9 3 (0.50%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.33%) PHP
10 2 (0.33%) C
11 1 (0.17%) Scala
11 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 151 (25.04%) ISEB
2 91 (15.09%) ISTQB
3 65 (10.78%) Degree
4 51 (8.46%) Security Cleared
5 48 (7.96%) SC Cleared
6 27 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (1.99%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.49%) HND
9 6 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.17%) HP ASE
12 1 (0.17%) CCNP
12 1 (0.17%) CCNA
12 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (34.99%) QA
2 21 (3.48%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.33%) TickIT
3 2 (0.33%) SLA
3 2 (0.33%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (0.33%) vSphere
1 2 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.17%) XenApp
2 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 95 (15.75%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.66%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.50%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.33%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.17%) Netcool
Vendors
1 54 (8.96%) HP
2 49 (8.13%) Oracle
3 42 (6.97%) Microsoft
4 22 (3.65%) SAP
5 13 (2.16%) IBM
6 7 (1.16%) hybris
7 6 (1.00%) Cisco
8 5 (0.83%) Primavera
8 5 (0.83%) Cognos
9 3 (0.50%) Hitachi
10 2 (0.33%) Google
10 2 (0.33%) VMware
10 2 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.33%) webMethods
10 2 (0.33%) StatPro
10 2 (0.33%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.33%) Fujitsu
11 1 (0.17%) Fundtech
11 1 (0.17%) Cerillion
11 1 (0.17%) Twitter
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Networking People
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £39000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Hyphen
Salary: Pension, Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hudson - London
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 9 days ago
Dagenham
Modis International - London
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + PACKAGE
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 17 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + car
Posted: 20 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum + 12% bonus & Bens
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Sogeti
Posted: 22 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Salary: £1 per annum + Competitive Salary
Posted: 23 days ago