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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 551 601 551
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -50
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 341 287 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.28% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.29% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 263 196 264
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 28 January 2015 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 28 January 2015. 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 +48 317 £42,500 -15.00% 35
London -56 113 £50,000 -9.09% 10
South East +17 62 £42,500 - 6
Yorkshire +31 47 £41,000 -13.68% 6
North West +19 38 £41,500 +7.79% 2
Manchester +11 31 £45,000 +16.88% 2
West Yorkshire +18 29 £42,000 +29.23% 3
Surrey +8 28 £43,750 -2.77% 2
City of London +3 28 £45,000 -18.18% 5
Leeds +35 26 £43,250 +33.07% 1
South West -2 24 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Berkshire +9 21 £46,500 -7.00% 2
Scotland +21 18 £40,000 - 2
West Midlands +5 16 £38,750 -22.50% 2
North Yorkshire - 15 £36,250 - 1
Bristol +14 14 £42,500 +17.24%
Edinburgh +12 13 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Reading - 11 £42,500 - 1
Stockport - 10 £32,000 - 2
York - 9 £35,000 - 1
Glasgow +16 7 £36,750 -19.67% 1
East of England -35 7 £32,500 -10.34% 4
Hampshire -25 6 £42,500 -12.82% 1
Gloucestershire - 6 £37,500 - 1
Solihull - 6 £32,500 -
Epsom - 6 £42,500 - 1
Birmingham -8 5 £41,000 -18.00% 1
Cardiff - 5 - -
South Wales - 5 - -
Wales - 5 - -

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

1 267 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (36.87%) ISEB
3 205 (32.44%) Finance
4 190 (30.06%) ISTQB
5 179 (28.32%) QA
6 142 (22.47%) Test Strategy
7 139 (21.99%) Test Scripting
8 129 (20.41%) User Acceptance Testing
9 123 (19.46%) Software Testing
10 122 (19.30%) Selenium
11 111 (17.56%) Test Management
12 102 (16.14%) Mentoring
13 100 (15.82%) HP Quality Center
14 99 (15.66%) Manual Testing
15 98 (15.51%) Automated Testing
16 95 (15.03%) Banking
17 94 (14.87%) SQL
18 88 (13.92%) Retail
19 83 (13.13%) Performance Testing
20 81 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
21 79 (12.50%) HP
22 75 (11.87%) Waterfall
23 65 (10.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 62 (9.81%) Test Automation
24 62 (9.81%) QuickTest Pro
25 61 (9.65%) Automation Testing
26 54 (8.54%) Scrum
27 52 (8.23%) WebDriver
28 51 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
28 51 (8.07%) Java

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 9 (1.42%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.95%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.32%) Confluence
3 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.32%) MTS
3 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.16%) Apache
Applications
1 29 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.95%) MS Office
3 3 (0.47%) MS Project
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.58%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.32%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.69%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.27%) HTTP
3 5 (0.79%) Ethernet
3 5 (0.79%) SDH
3 5 (0.79%) MPLS
4 4 (0.63%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.63%) Internet
5 2 (0.32%) SMS
5 2 (0.32%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.16%) UMTS
6 1 (0.16%) VoIP
6 1 (0.16%) WCDMA
6 1 (0.16%) GPRS
6 1 (0.16%) GSM
6 1 (0.16%) LAN
6 1 (0.16%) 3G
6 1 (0.16%) SAN
6 1 (0.16%) CTI
6 1 (0.16%) RTCP
6 1 (0.16%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.11%) MySQL
5 3 (0.47%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.47%) Big Data
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.32%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 122 (19.30%) Selenium
2 62 (9.81%) QuickTest Pro
3 52 (8.23%) WebDriver
4 38 (6.01%) LoadRunner
5 26 (4.11%) JIRA
6 25 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (3.64%) JMeter
7 23 (3.64%) Selenium IDE
8 22 (3.48%) FitNesse
9 21 (3.32%) Visual Studio
10 16 (2.53%) TestDirector
11 12 (1.90%) JUnit
12 11 (1.74%) SoapUI
13 9 (1.42%) Rational Performance Tester
14 8 (1.27%) NeoLoad
15 6 (0.95%) SpecFlow
15 6 (0.95%) Cucumber
15 6 (0.95%) NUnit
16 5 (0.79%) Rational Functional Tester
16 5 (0.79%) TeamCity
General
1 205 (32.44%) Finance
2 95 (15.03%) Banking
3 88 (13.92%) Retail
4 26 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.32%) Retail Banking
6 10 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.27%) Games
8 6 (0.95%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.95%) Front Office
9 4 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.63%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.63%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.63%) Marketing
10 3 (0.47%) Advertising
11 2 (0.32%) Publishing
11 2 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.32%) Legal
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (7.12%) .NET
2 39 (6.17%) Web Services
3 27 (4.27%) XML
4 18 (2.85%) SOAP
5 13 (2.06%) HTML
6 7 (1.11%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.11%) REST
7 5 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 4 (0.63%) CSS
8 4 (0.63%) Apache Flex
9 3 (0.47%) WSDL
9 3 (0.47%) Middleware
9 3 (0.47%) XSD
10 2 (0.32%) JSP
10 2 (0.32%) J2EE
10 2 (0.32%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.32%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.16%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.27%) Open Source
3 21 (3.32%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (2.06%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.58%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.42%) Mainframe
7 6 (0.95%) Replication
7 6 (0.95%) Statistics
8 5 (0.79%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.63%) User Experience
10 3 (0.47%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (0.47%) Social Media
10 3 (0.47%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.47%) Social Gaming
10 3 (0.47%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.47%) Mobile Games
11 2 (0.32%) Derivative
11 2 (0.32%) AS400
11 2 (0.32%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 28 (4.43%) Windows
2 13 (2.06%) Apple iOS
3 12 (1.90%) Android
3 12 (1.90%) UNIX
4 10 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.47%) Linux
5 3 (0.47%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.16%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (22.47%) Test Strategy
3 139 (21.99%) Test Scripting
4 129 (20.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 123 (19.46%) Software Testing
6 111 (17.56%) Test Management
7 102 (16.14%) Mentoring
8 99 (15.66%) Manual Testing
9 98 (15.51%) Automated Testing
10 83 (13.13%) Performance Testing
11 81 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 75 (11.87%) Waterfall
13 62 (9.81%) Test Automation
14 61 (9.65%) Automation Testing
15 54 (8.54%) Scrum
16 50 (7.91%) Project Management
17 48 (7.59%) Test Planning
18 46 (7.28%) Line Management
19 43 (6.80%) Integration Testing
20 37 (5.85%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 94 (14.87%) SQL
2 51 (8.07%) Java
3 46 (7.28%) C#
4 10 (1.58%) C
5 9 (1.42%) VBScript
6 8 (1.27%) VB
6 8 (1.27%) Ruby
6 8 (1.27%) T-SQL
6 8 (1.27%) Python
7 6 (0.95%) C++
7 6 (0.95%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.63%) F#
8 4 (0.63%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.32%) Perl
9 2 (0.32%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.32%) VBA
9 2 (0.32%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.16%) Scala
10 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 233 (36.87%) ISEB
2 190 (30.06%) ISTQB
3 65 (10.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 39 (6.17%) Degree
5 21 (3.32%) Security Cleared
6 19 (3.01%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (1.11%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.16%) HND
10 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (28.32%) QA
2 4 (0.63%) FATCA
2 4 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (0.95%) vSphere
2 2 (0.32%) Firmware
2 2 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.16%) KVM
3 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 100 (15.82%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.79%) Netcool
3 1 (0.16%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.16%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 79 (12.50%) HP
2 40 (6.33%) Oracle
3 38 (6.01%) Microsoft
4 27 (4.27%) SAP
5 12 (1.90%) IBM
6 9 (1.42%) VMware
7 8 (1.27%) Remedy
8 6 (0.95%) Fujitsu
9 5 (0.79%) Capita
9 5 (0.79%) Infovista
9 5 (0.79%) Cramer
10 3 (0.47%) Adobe
11 2 (0.32%) Pegasus
11 2 (0.32%) Primavera
11 2 (0.32%) Orchard
11 2 (0.32%) Mitel
11 2 (0.32%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.32%) AppDynamics
12 1 (0.16%) Panasonic
12 1 (0.16%) T-Plan
Hampshire
LA International
Salary: £62000 - £73000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + 10% bonus + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Salary: Highly Attractive Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £64,000 per annum including excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
PMC retail
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £28k - 36k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £28k - 36k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax, Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
New Gen Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus fantastic benefits.
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 7 days ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + £4 bonus
Posted: 9 days ago