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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 564 611 601
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 365 306 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.28% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 310 251 218
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,950 £35,100 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +4.11%

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
102980 110053 102274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.49% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85256 89729 84642
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £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 4 August 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 4 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +59 340 £50,000 - 38
London +90 172 £54,000 -1.81% 17
City of London +70 61 £52,500 -4.54% 3
South East +13 54 £44,350 -1.44% 8
Yorkshire +13 48 £45,000 -18.18% 4
West Yorkshire +9 38 £47,500 -13.63% 4
Leeds +9 25 £50,000 +5.82% 3
West Midlands -10 19 £43,750 +9.37% 1
Berkshire +7 17 £55,000 +41.93% 2
South West -42 17 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Hampshire +19 16 £43,600 +2.58% 4
Scotland +18 14 £42,500 -22.72% 3
Bristol -26 13 £41,500 -22.42%
East Midlands +2 11 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Surrey -4 10 £38,500 -38.40% 1
Reading -4 10 £55,000 +52.77% 2
Wales +7 9 £37,937 -24.12% 2
South Wales +5 9 £37,937 -24.12% 2
North West -1 9 £39,000 -32.46% 2
Bradford - 9 £40,000 -
Edinburgh +7 8 £44,000 -34.81% 2
Manchester +8 7 £39,000 -32.75% 2
Birmingham -8 7 £47,500 +18.75% 1
South Yorkshire - 7 £45,000 -
Sheffield - 7 £45,000 -
Maidenhead - 6 £55,000 -
Guildford +10 5 £51,500 -10.43% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 5 £47,500 -5.00%
Milton Keynes -10 5 £47,500 -5.00%
East of England -10 5 £47,500 +26.66% 1

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 362 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (35.70%) Finance
3 241 (31.75%) ISEB
4 238 (31.36%) QA
5 194 (25.56%) Selenium
6 192 (25.30%) Test Strategy
7 182 (23.98%) Java
8 158 (20.82%) ISTQB
9 144 (18.97%) Test Scripting
9 144 (18.97%) SQL
10 143 (18.84%) Software Testing
11 122 (16.07%) Automated Testing
12 117 (15.42%) Stakeholder Management
13 115 (15.15%) Test Automation
14 114 (15.02%) C#
15 111 (14.62%) User Acceptance Testing
16 109 (14.36%) Test Management
17 102 (13.44%) Performance Testing
18 99 (13.04%) Banking
19 97 (12.78%) HP
19 97 (12.78%) Mentoring
20 93 (12.25%) SDLC
21 87 (11.46%) Scrum
22 83 (10.94%) Automation Testing
22 83 (10.94%) WebDriver
23 75 (9.88%) LoadRunner
24 74 (9.75%) TDD
25 70 (9.22%) Manual Testing
26 68 (8.96%) HP UFT
27 67 (8.83%) .NET

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 26 (3.43%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.40%) CMS
2 3 (0.40%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.26%) Confluence
3 2 (0.26%) Node.js
4 1 (0.13%) Tuxedo
4 1 (0.13%) IIS
4 1 (0.13%) JBoss
4 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.13%) Drupal
Applications
1 26 (3.43%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.05%) MS Office
5 4 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.53%) Summit
3 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.26%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.13%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.26%) SaaS
2 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.58%) HTTP
2 9 (1.19%) Internet
3 7 (0.92%) HTTPS
4 5 (0.66%) GSM
4 5 (0.66%) PSTN
5 4 (0.53%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.13%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.13%) ATM
6 1 (0.13%) RTP
6 1 (0.13%) SS7
6 1 (0.13%) SMPP
6 1 (0.13%) TCAP
6 1 (0.13%) ISUP
6 1 (0.13%) INAP
6 1 (0.13%) H.323
6 1 (0.13%) Firewall
6 1 (0.13%) Wireless
6 1 (0.13%) SIGTRAN
6 1 (0.13%) Wireless Security
6 1 (0.13%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.84%) Big Data
2 14 (1.84%) Relational Database
3 13 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (1.58%) MySQL
5 8 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (0.92%) Hadoop
7 6 (0.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.53%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.13%) Informix
10 1 (0.13%) MS Access
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 194 (25.56%) Selenium
2 83 (10.94%) WebDriver
3 75 (9.88%) LoadRunner
4 68 (8.96%) HP UFT
5 48 (6.32%) JMeter
6 47 (6.19%) JIRA
7 44 (5.80%) Cucumber
8 42 (5.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 36 (4.74%) Jenkins
10 32 (4.22%) Visual Studio
11 31 (4.08%) FitNesse
12 22 (2.90%) SoapUI
13 20 (2.64%) SpecFlow
14 18 (2.37%) WinRunner
15 17 (2.24%) Maven
16 12 (1.58%) TestNG
17 11 (1.45%) Subversion
18 10 (1.32%) JUnit
19 8 (1.05%) Eclipse
19 8 (1.05%) IntelliJ
General
1 271 (35.70%) Finance
2 99 (13.04%) Banking
3 52 (6.85%) Retail
4 33 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 24 (3.16%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.45%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.32%) Legal
7 10 (1.32%) General Ledger
7 10 (1.32%) Local Government
7 10 (1.32%) Retail Banking
7 10 (1.32%) Games
8 7 (0.92%) Marketing
9 6 (0.79%) Advertising
10 5 (0.66%) Front Office
11 4 (0.53%) Back Office
11 4 (0.53%) Publishing
11 4 (0.53%) Avionics
12 3 (0.40%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.40%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.26%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (8.83%) .NET
2 43 (5.67%) Web Services
3 31 (4.08%) HTML
4 29 (3.82%) XML
5 18 (2.37%) SOAP
5 18 (2.37%) Middleware
5 18 (2.37%) FIX Protocol
6 13 (1.71%) Gherkin
7 10 (1.32%) .NET Framework
7 10 (1.32%) HTML5
7 10 (1.32%) CSS
8 9 (1.19%) J2EE
9 6 (0.79%) Java EE
10 5 (0.66%) WPF
11 4 (0.53%) RESTful
11 4 (0.53%) XSD
11 4 (0.53%) WSDL
12 3 (0.40%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.40%) REST
12 3 (0.40%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
3 25 (3.29%) Mobile App
4 17 (2.24%) Computer Science
5 15 (1.98%) Client/Server
6 14 (1.84%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (1.45%) Mainframe
8 11 (1.45%) Equities
9 10 (1.32%) Fixed Income
10 8 (1.05%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.66%) PMI
12 3 (0.40%) Replication
12 3 (0.40%) Xbox
12 3 (0.40%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.26%) User Experience
13 2 (0.26%) Mathematics
13 2 (0.26%) Mobile Banking
13 2 (0.26%) Mobile Payment
13 2 (0.26%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 43 (5.67%) UNIX
1 43 (5.67%) Windows
2 6 (0.79%) Apple iOS
3 5 (0.66%) Linux
4 4 (0.53%) Android
5 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.40%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.40%) Windows 8
5 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.40%) Windows XP
5 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (25.30%) Test Strategy
3 144 (18.97%) Test Scripting
4 143 (18.84%) Software Testing
5 122 (16.07%) Automated Testing
6 117 (15.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 115 (15.15%) Test Automation
8 111 (14.62%) User Acceptance Testing
9 109 (14.36%) Test Management
10 102 (13.44%) Performance Testing
11 97 (12.78%) Mentoring
12 93 (12.25%) SDLC
13 87 (11.46%) Scrum
14 83 (10.94%) Automation Testing
15 74 (9.75%) TDD
16 70 (9.22%) Manual Testing
17 66 (8.70%) BDD
18 62 (8.17%) System Integration Testing
19 53 (6.98%) Waterfall
20 51 (6.72%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 182 (23.98%) Java
2 144 (18.97%) SQL
3 114 (15.02%) C#
4 15 (1.98%) JavaScript
5 13 (1.71%) C++
6 12 (1.58%) C
7 10 (1.32%) PHP
8 8 (1.05%) PL/SQL
8 8 (1.05%) Ruby
8 8 (1.05%) XPath
8 8 (1.05%) VBScript
9 7 (0.92%) VB
10 6 (0.79%) Python
10 6 (0.79%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.26%) Scala
12 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 241 (31.75%) ISEB
2 158 (20.82%) ISTQB
3 46 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 45 (5.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 44 (5.80%) SC Cleared
6 39 (5.14%) Degree
7 10 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
8 8 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (0.66%) CSQA
9 5 (0.66%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.13%) CCNA
11 1 (0.13%) CISSP
11 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.13%) CISM
11 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (31.36%) QA
2 12 (1.58%) FATCA
3 4 (0.53%) EMIR
3 4 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (0.53%) MiFID
3 4 (0.53%) Basel III
3 4 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 61 (8.04%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.26%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 97 (12.78%) HP
2 53 (6.98%) Oracle
3 51 (6.72%) Microsoft
4 19 (2.50%) SAP
5 16 (2.11%) Capita
6 14 (1.84%) IBM
7 10 (1.32%) VMware
8 8 (1.05%) Remedy
8 8 (1.05%) Informatica
9 6 (0.79%) Teradata
10 5 (0.66%) Telelogic
11 4 (0.53%) Wall Street Systems
12 3 (0.40%) GoldenSource
12 3 (0.40%) Cisco
13 2 (0.26%) Cognos
13 2 (0.26%) Citrix
13 2 (0.26%) BT
13 2 (0.26%) ATG
13 2 (0.26%) Telerik
13 2 (0.26%) hybris
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
First Point
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 + strong benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Aldershot, Hampshire
Computer Sciences Corporation
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
County Durham
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £31383.00 - £41373.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £42800 - £44600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Upto £35k + Bonus and Excellent Other Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago