The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 549 537 589
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 400 487 445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.45% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.46% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 329 418 323
Median salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £60,340
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
91719 105001 110310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.26% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76765 87557 89208
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Test Leader in the job title.

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 30 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -19 371 £50,000 +5.26% 36
London +19 150 £62,500 +13.63% 14
Yorkshire +31 55 £42,500 +6.25% 5
South East -24 48 £48,750 +2.63% 3
West Yorkshire +24 47 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Leeds +34 39 £42,500 +6.25% 5
East of England +44 34 £50,000 +7.52% 6
City of London +29 30 £55,000 -21.42% 4
West Midlands +4 28 £40,000 -15.78% 3
North West +12 27 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Hertfordshire +32 20 £50,000 +8.10%
Scotland +20 20 £45,000 +8.43%
East Midlands +6 17 £39,500 +2.59% 2
Edinburgh +20 16 £45,000 +8.43%
Birmingham -21 13 £37,500 -21.05%
Watford +12 12 £50,000 +11.11%
Kent +20 11 £50,000 +35.13%
Merseyside -13 11 £37,500 -16.66% 1
South West -13 10 £37,500 -23.07% 1
Warwickshire - 10 £45,000 - 3
West Sussex +22 9 £52,000 -0.95%
Northampton +18 9 £39,500 -12.22% 2
Northamptonshire +14 9 £39,500 -12.22% 2
Wales +7 9 £45,000 +20.00%
Liverpool -17 9 £36,250 -19.44% 1
Cheshire +31 8 £42,500 -5.55%
Manchester -5 8 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Hampshire -20 8 £45,750 -8.50% 1
Gatwick - 7 £48,500 -
Berkshire -1 6 £64,000 +21.90% 1

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Test Leader job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 399 (51.42%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (35.82%) Finance
3 257 (33.12%) QA
4 222 (28.61%) Selenium
5 208 (26.80%) Test Automation
6 183 (23.58%) ISTQB
7 180 (23.20%) ISEB
8 179 (23.07%) Test Scripting
9 164 (21.13%) Test Strategy
10 151 (19.46%) Software Testing
11 144 (18.56%) Automated Testing
12 143 (18.43%) User Acceptance Testing
13 136 (17.53%) Mentoring
14 133 (17.14%) SDLC
15 121 (15.59%) SQL
16 119 (15.34%) Manual Testing
17 112 (14.43%) Stakeholder Management
18 111 (14.30%) Scrum
19 101 (13.02%) Java
20 99 (12.76%) HP
21 97 (12.50%) C#
21 97 (12.50%) Regression Testing
21 97 (12.50%) TDD
21 97 (12.50%) Functional Testing
21 97 (12.50%) Automation Testing
21 97 (12.50%) JIRA
22 95 (12.24%) WebDriver
23 94 (12.11%) Waterfall
24 88 (11.34%) Test Management
25 85 (10.95%) Defect Management

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (2.71%) WebLogic
2 17 (2.19%) Confluence
3 8 (1.03%) WebSphere
4 5 (0.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 5 (0.64%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.52%) IIS
6 3 (0.39%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.39%) CMS
7 2 (0.26%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.26%) JBoss
7 2 (0.26%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.13%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.13%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.13%) Documentum
8 1 (0.13%) FileNet
Applications
1 23 (2.96%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.68%) MS Project
3 8 (1.03%) MS Office
4 6 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.42%) Dynamics NAV
2 10 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.77%) Primavera
4 5 (0.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.64%) Cognos TM1
4 5 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.13%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.13%) Magento
6 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.39%) SaaS
2 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.13%) Google Drive
2 1 (0.13%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.68%) HTTP
2 7 (0.90%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.39%) ATM
3 3 (0.39%) Internet
4 2 (0.26%) 2G
4 2 (0.26%) 3G
4 2 (0.26%) 4G
4 2 (0.26%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (0.26%) GSM
4 2 (0.26%) ISUP
4 2 (0.26%) LTE
4 2 (0.26%) SCCP
4 2 (0.26%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (0.26%) SS7
4 2 (0.26%) tcpdump
4 2 (0.26%) UMTS
4 2 (0.26%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.13%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (0.13%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.13%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.84%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.42%) MySQL
3 10 (1.29%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.16%) Big Data
5 6 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (0.77%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.64%) GIS
6 5 (0.64%) Oracle ODI
6 5 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.26%) Apache Accumulo
8 2 (0.26%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.13%) DB2
9 1 (0.13%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 222 (28.61%) Selenium
2 97 (12.50%) JIRA
3 95 (12.24%) WebDriver
4 83 (10.70%) Cucumber
5 69 (8.89%) SoapUI
6 53 (6.83%) Jenkins
7 52 (6.70%) LoadRunner
8 50 (6.44%) JMeter
9 42 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 41 (5.28%) HP UFT
11 29 (3.74%) SpecFlow
12 28 (3.61%) Git (software)
13 27 (3.48%) NUnit
14 24 (3.09%) JUnit
15 23 (2.96%) TeamCity
16 19 (2.45%) Appium
16 19 (2.45%) JBehave
16 19 (2.45%) Visual Studio
17 16 (2.06%) Maven
18 14 (1.80%) TestNG
General
1 278 (35.82%) Finance
2 69 (8.89%) Banking
3 40 (5.15%) Retail
4 28 (3.61%) Investment Banking
5 19 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.80%) Electronics
6 14 (1.80%) Games
7 8 (1.03%) Marketing
8 7 (0.90%) Law
8 7 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.64%) Back Office
9 5 (0.64%) Publishing
10 3 (0.39%) Local Government
11 2 (0.26%) Billing
11 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.26%) Legal
11 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (6.83%) .NET
2 50 (6.44%) Web Services
3 33 (4.25%) Gherkin
4 29 (3.74%) XML
5 26 (3.35%) REST
5 26 (3.35%) SOAP
6 19 (2.45%) HTML
7 11 (1.42%) Middleware
8 10 (1.29%) Ajax
9 9 (1.16%) RESTful
9 9 (1.16%) Spring
10 6 (0.77%) CSS
11 5 (0.64%) Hibernate
11 5 (0.64%) Java EE
11 5 (0.64%) XBRL
12 4 (0.52%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.52%) JMS
12 4 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
13 3 (0.39%) HTML5
13 3 (0.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.61%) Mobile App
3 19 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (1.93%) Computer Science
5 13 (1.68%) Social Media
5 13 (1.68%) Virtual Team
6 11 (1.42%) Fintech
6 11 (1.42%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.16%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.16%) New Media
8 8 (1.03%) Blog
9 7 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (0.90%) EPoS
10 6 (0.77%) iPad
10 6 (0.77%) Smartcard
11 5 (0.64%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.64%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.64%) User Experience
12 4 (0.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 60 (7.73%) Windows
2 30 (3.87%) Android
3 29 (3.74%) Apple iOS
4 25 (3.22%) Linux
5 11 (1.42%) Unix
6 3 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.13%) CentOS
8 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (51.42%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (26.80%) Test Automation
3 179 (23.07%) Test Scripting
4 164 (21.13%) Test Strategy
5 151 (19.46%) Software Testing
6 144 (18.56%) Automated Testing
7 143 (18.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 136 (17.53%) Mentoring
9 133 (17.14%) SDLC
10 119 (15.34%) Manual Testing
11 112 (14.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 111 (14.30%) Scrum
13 97 (12.50%) Automation Testing
13 97 (12.50%) Functional Testing
13 97 (12.50%) Regression Testing
13 97 (12.50%) TDD
14 94 (12.11%) Waterfall
15 88 (11.34%) Test Management
16 85 (10.95%) Defect Management
16 85 (10.95%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 121 (15.59%) SQL
2 101 (13.02%) Java
3 97 (12.50%) C#
4 54 (6.96%) JavaScript
5 53 (6.83%) Python
6 35 (4.51%) Ruby
7 21 (2.71%) C
8 18 (2.32%) Perl
9 17 (2.19%) C++
10 14 (1.80%) Shell Script
11 11 (1.42%) VB
12 10 (1.29%) Groovy
12 10 (1.29%) VBScript
13 9 (1.16%) AWK
13 9 (1.16%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.64%) Embedded C
14 5 (0.64%) Embedded C++
14 5 (0.64%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.64%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 183 (23.58%) ISTQB
2 180 (23.20%) ISEB
3 59 (7.60%) Degree
4 33 (4.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.29%) Security Cleared
7 9 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (0.64%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.39%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.26%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.26%) PMP
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.13%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 257 (33.12%) QA
2 16 (2.06%) SDET
3 7 (0.90%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.64%) CRD IV
4 5 (0.64%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.13%) HL7
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 18 (2.32%) Docker
2 5 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 42 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (2.32%) Nagios
3 5 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.26%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.26%) Puppet
5 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.13%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.13%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 99 (12.76%) HP
2 72 (9.28%) Oracle
3 71 (9.15%) Microsoft
4 15 (1.93%) Hitachi
5 14 (1.80%) SAP
6 13 (1.68%) Atlassian
7 12 (1.55%) Cognizant
8 11 (1.42%) Demandware
9 9 (1.16%) EMC
10 8 (1.03%) Capita
11 6 (0.77%) hybris
11 6 (0.77%) Rally
11 6 (0.77%) Serena
12 5 (0.64%) AppDynamics
12 5 (0.64%) Cognos
12 5 (0.64%) Siebel
13 4 (0.52%) Charles River
13 4 (0.52%) Sun
14 3 (0.39%) IBM
15 2 (0.26%) Citrix
London
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Posted: 9 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £75,000 + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £52387.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + generous package & bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £58000.00 per annum + generous package & bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
South East London
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum inc Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000.00 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £52,000 per annum £52000 + 12% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k DoE + excellent bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary - Please contact for details
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £45k - 55k per year + Benifits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton
Opus Energy
Salary: £37000.0000 - £42000.0000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum + Bonus + Good Bens + Great Training
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £100k + equity
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £78,000 plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash Associates
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Acutest
Salary: Highly Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago