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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 553 533 612
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +79
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 438 507 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.46% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.48% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 351 402 356
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,075 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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
99438 106716 115504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83514 87039 93609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
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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 -39 405 £47,500 +5.55% 37
London -23 119 £57,500 +4.54% 13
Yorkshire +4 63 £42,500 -5.55% 6
South East -22 57 £52,500 +19.31% 8
West Yorkshire +8 56 £42,500 -5.55% 6
West Midlands +3 47 £41,250 -1.78% 3
North West +39 42 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Leeds 0 36 £41,250 -8.33% 6
South West -1 36 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Hampshire +19 35 £52,500 +23.52% 3
Manchester +16 35 £50,000 +29.87% 2
City of London +35 22 £51,250 -10.86% 5
East of England +14 19 £53,750 +34.37%
Bristol 0 18 £40,000 -5.88%
Birmingham -8 18 £40,000 -15.78% 3
Winchester - 18 £52,500 - 2
Bradford +11 17 £42,500 +6.25%
Scotland -28 17 £41,250 -10.32% 4
Wales +12 15 £42,500 -1.16% 2
Edinburgh +1 14 £41,250 -25.00% 4
East Midlands -3 10 £41,250 +3.12% 1
Dorset +19 9 £85,000 +126.66%
Bournemouth - 9 £85,000 -
Essex - 8 £55,000 -
Cheshire +21 7 £45,000 +36.36%
Berkshire -12 7 £52,500 +13.51% 1
South Wales +6 6 £40,250 -6.39% 2
Brentwood - 6 £55,000 -
Wokingham - 6 £52,500 -
Basingstoke - 6 £57,000 -

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 425 (47.49%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (39.89%) Finance
3 305 (34.08%) QA
4 282 (31.51%) Selenium
5 204 (22.79%) Test Strategy
6 198 (22.12%) User Acceptance Testing
7 195 (21.79%) Test Scripting
7 195 (21.79%) Test Automation
8 187 (20.89%) ISEB
9 167 (18.66%) ISTQB
10 166 (18.55%) Software Testing
10 166 (18.55%) SQL
11 164 (18.32%) Mentoring
12 143 (15.98%) Automated Testing
13 141 (15.75%) Test Management
14 134 (14.97%) Integration Testing
15 133 (14.86%) Java
16 126 (14.08%) WebDriver
17 123 (13.74%) SDLC
18 122 (13.63%) Scrum
19 111 (12.40%) Functional Testing
20 110 (12.29%) HP
21 106 (11.84%) Regression Testing
22 105 (11.73%) C#
23 99 (11.06%) Automation Testing
23 99 (11.06%) Waterfall
24 98 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
25 93 (10.39%) Manual Testing
26 88 (9.83%) .NET
27 86 (9.61%) Analytical Skills

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 16 (1.79%) SAS
2 12 (1.34%) MQSeries
2 12 (1.34%) WebLogic
3 11 (1.23%) Tomcat
4 7 (0.78%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.45%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.45%) WordPress
6 3 (0.34%) CMS
6 3 (0.34%) Confluence
6 3 (0.34%) IIS
7 2 (0.22%) JBoss
7 2 (0.22%) MTS
8 1 (0.11%) Apache
8 1 (0.11%) Node.js
8 1 (0.11%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.11%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 32 (3.58%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.12%) MS Office
3 9 (1.01%) MS Project
4 5 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.22%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 12 (1.34%) Temenos T24
2 9 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.45%) Lorenzo
5 4 (0.45%) Primavera
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.22%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.11%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.11%) SAP hybris
8 1 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.34%) SaaS
2 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.11%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.90%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.45%) Internet
3 9 (1.01%) 4G
3 9 (1.01%) GPRS
3 9 (1.01%) GSM
3 9 (1.01%) UMTS
4 7 (0.78%) 2G
4 7 (0.78%) 3G
4 7 (0.78%) VoIP
5 4 (0.45%) 3GPP
5 4 (0.45%) HTTP
5 4 (0.45%) INAP
5 4 (0.45%) M3UA
5 4 (0.45%) SCCP
5 4 (0.45%) SCTP
5 4 (0.45%) SIGTRAN
5 4 (0.45%) SMPP
5 4 (0.45%) TCAP
6 3 (0.34%) Firewall
6 3 (0.34%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.46%) Relational Database
3 18 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (1.23%) MySQL
5 9 (1.01%) Big Data
6 6 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.67%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.34%) DB2
8 3 (0.34%) GIS
8 3 (0.34%) MS Access
8 3 (0.34%) OLTP
9 2 (0.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.11%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 282 (31.51%) Selenium
2 126 (14.08%) WebDriver
3 81 (9.05%) JIRA
4 68 (7.60%) HP UFT
5 64 (7.15%) Cucumber
6 59 (6.59%) JMeter
7 56 (6.26%) LoadRunner
8 39 (4.36%) TestNG
9 37 (4.13%) JUnit
10 36 (4.02%) SpecFlow
11 31 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 23 (2.57%) Appium
12 23 (2.57%) Jenkins
13 21 (2.35%) SoapUI
14 20 (2.23%) Git (software)
15 17 (1.90%) NUnit
16 15 (1.68%) JBehave
17 13 (1.45%) Ranorex
18 12 (1.34%) FitNesse
18 12 (1.34%) Jasmine
General
1 357 (39.89%) Finance
2 79 (8.83%) Banking
3 65 (7.26%) Retail
4 42 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 32 (3.58%) Law
6 25 (2.79%) Investment Banking
7 20 (2.23%) Games
8 17 (1.90%) Publishing
9 16 (1.79%) Marketing
10 15 (1.68%) Legal
11 14 (1.56%) Advertising
12 10 (1.12%) Manufacturing
13 9 (1.01%) Electronics
14 8 (0.89%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.67%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.56%) Local Government
17 4 (0.45%) Billing
18 3 (0.34%) Back Office
18 3 (0.34%) Front Office
18 3 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (9.83%) .NET
2 42 (4.69%) XML
3 37 (4.13%) Web Services
4 28 (3.13%) SOAP
5 27 (3.02%) Middleware
6 24 (2.68%) Gherkin
7 20 (2.23%) HTML
8 16 (1.79%) CSS
9 9 (1.01%) Ajax
9 9 (1.01%) RESTful
10 6 (0.67%) .NET Framework
10 6 (0.67%) REST
11 5 (0.56%) Flash
11 5 (0.56%) HTML5
11 5 (0.56%) jQuery
11 5 (0.56%) JSON
11 5 (0.56%) WCF
12 3 (0.34%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.34%) J2EE
12 3 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 86 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (3.80%) Mobile App
3 24 (2.68%) Computer Science
4 23 (2.57%) Management Information System
4 23 (2.57%) Social Media
5 21 (2.35%) Fintech
6 10 (1.12%) New Media
7 9 (1.01%) Client/Server
8 7 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (0.78%) Mainframe
9 6 (0.67%) PMI
10 5 (0.56%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.56%) Hedge funds
10 5 (0.56%) Smart Meter
11 4 (0.45%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.45%) User Experience
12 3 (0.34%) Data Integration
13 2 (0.22%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 52 (5.81%) Windows
2 41 (4.58%) Unix
3 28 (3.13%) Linux
4 18 (2.01%) Android
5 16 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.45%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.22%) Solaris
7 2 (0.22%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.11%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (47.49%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (22.79%) Test Strategy
3 198 (22.12%) User Acceptance Testing
4 195 (21.79%) Test Automation
4 195 (21.79%) Test Scripting
5 166 (18.55%) Software Testing
6 164 (18.32%) Mentoring
7 143 (15.98%) Automated Testing
8 141 (15.75%) Test Management
9 134 (14.97%) Integration Testing
10 123 (13.74%) SDLC
11 122 (13.63%) Scrum
12 111 (12.40%) Functional Testing
13 106 (11.84%) Regression Testing
14 99 (11.06%) Automation Testing
14 99 (11.06%) Waterfall
15 98 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
16 93 (10.39%) Manual Testing
17 80 (8.94%) Non-Functional Testing
17 80 (8.94%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 166 (18.55%) SQL
2 133 (14.86%) Java
3 105 (11.73%) C#
4 26 (2.91%) Python
4 26 (2.91%) Ruby
5 19 (2.12%) PL/SQL
6 18 (2.01%) JavaScript
7 14 (1.56%) Bash Shell
8 10 (1.12%) C++
8 10 (1.12%) Shell Script
9 8 (0.89%) PHP
10 7 (0.78%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.67%) C
11 6 (0.67%) VB
12 4 (0.45%) VB6
13 1 (0.11%) COBOL
13 1 (0.11%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.11%) RPG
13 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 187 (20.89%) ISEB
2 167 (18.66%) ISTQB
3 62 (6.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 57 (6.37%) Degree
5 37 (4.13%) Security Cleared
6 20 (2.23%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.01%) CREST Certified
7 9 (1.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 9 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.67%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.56%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.11%) GCIA
12 1 (0.11%) GCIH
12 1 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.11%) MCITP
12 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.11%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 305 (34.08%) QA
2 10 (1.12%) SLA
3 9 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.56%) ISO 8583
4 5 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.56%) ISO20022
5 4 (0.45%) HL7
6 3 (0.34%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.11%) FATCA
System Software
1 6 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 38 (4.25%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.34%) DameWare
2 3 (0.34%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (0.22%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (0.22%) SCCM
4 1 (0.11%) Nessus
Vendors
1 110 (12.29%) HP
2 65 (7.26%) Microsoft
2 65 (7.26%) Oracle
3 41 (4.58%) IBM
4 35 (3.91%) SAP
5 22 (2.46%) Citrix
6 13 (1.45%) webMethods
7 12 (1.34%) Green Hat
8 8 (0.89%) WorldPay
9 7 (0.78%) VMware
10 5 (0.56%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.56%) Capita
10 5 (0.56%) Dynatrace
10 5 (0.56%) New Relic
11 4 (0.45%) Cisco
12 3 (0.34%) LexisNexis
13 2 (0.22%) Cognizant
13 2 (0.22%) Northgate
13 2 (0.22%) SimCorp
14 1 (0.11%) Google
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: Excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum + allowance & bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £48000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
nCrypt Limted
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum Incl Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Swadlincote, Derbyshire
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Cubic Transportation Systems Limited
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
City, London
Acutest
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 18 days ago