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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 557 644 584
Rank change year-on-year
+87 -60
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 380 306 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.27% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 314 263 236
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £37,350 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
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 £27,000 £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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +54 342 £47,500 -5.00% 34
London +46 147 £52,500 -4.54% 18
Yorkshire +42 72 £45,000 -14.28% 2
West Yorkshire +31 59 £45,000 -14.28% 2
South East +1 51 £43,500 -3.33% 6
City of London +44 49 £52,500 +10.52% 9
Leeds +22 42 £50,000 - 1
Scotland +28 26 £49,500 - 5
West Midlands +8 26 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Berkshire -3 17 £51,250 +20.58%
Edinburgh +22 16 £55,000 - 5
South West -22 15 £38,750 -27.57% 1
North West 0 13 £39,000 -22.00% 3
Bradford - 13 £40,000 -
Surrey +5 11 £38,500 -35.83% 2
Manchester +4 11 £39,000 -35.00%
Reading -3 11 £47,500 +27.09%
Hampshire -17 11 £45,000 - 2
South Wales +13 10 £37,719 -24.56%
Wales +3 10 £37,719 -24.56%
Bristol -35 10 £42,000 -21.49% 1
East Midlands +2 9 £45,000 +12.50% 1
South Yorkshire - 9 £45,000 -
Sheffield - 9 £45,000 -
Glasgow - 8 £43,750 -
East of England -2 7 £50,000 +33.33%
Birmingham -4 7 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Coventry -8 7 £56,000 +45.45% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 7 £47,250 +26.00% 1
Northamptonshire - 6 £45,000 -

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 364 (47.64%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (33.90%) ISEB
3 257 (33.64%) Finance
4 219 (28.66%) QA
5 175 (22.91%) Selenium
6 171 (22.38%) Test Strategy
7 167 (21.86%) ISTQB
8 163 (21.34%) Software Testing
9 160 (20.94%) Java
10 146 (19.11%) SQL
11 133 (17.41%) Test Scripting
12 127 (16.62%) User Acceptance Testing
13 118 (15.45%) Automated Testing
14 117 (15.31%) Banking
15 111 (14.53%) Test Management
16 108 (14.14%) Stakeholder Management
17 105 (13.74%) Mentoring
18 104 (13.61%) Test Automation
19 97 (12.70%) C#
20 91 (11.91%) Performance Testing
21 90 (11.78%) HP
22 85 (11.13%) WebDriver
22 85 (11.13%) SDLC
23 82 (10.73%) Scrum
24 80 (10.47%) Automation Testing
25 78 (10.21%) Manual Testing
26 71 (9.29%) HP Quality Center
27 69 (9.03%) Retail
28 67 (8.77%) System Integration Testing
29 66 (8.64%) HP UFT

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 15 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.39%) CMS
2 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
2 3 (0.39%) Confluence
3 2 (0.26%) Node.js
3 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
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 28 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.18%) MS Office
5 4 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.52%) Summit
3 2 (0.26%) CSG Singleview
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.13%) BASE24
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.70%) HTTP
2 11 (1.44%) Internet
3 8 (1.05%) HTTPS
4 7 (0.92%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.65%) GSM
5 5 (0.65%) PSTN
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 57 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.09%) Relational Database
3 13 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.31%) MySQL
5 9 (1.18%) Big Data
6 8 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.65%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.65%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.13%) Informix
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.13%) MS Access
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 175 (22.91%) Selenium
2 85 (11.13%) WebDriver
3 66 (8.64%) HP UFT
4 64 (8.38%) LoadRunner
5 47 (6.15%) JIRA
6 39 (5.10%) JMeter
7 38 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 34 (4.45%) Cucumber
8 34 (4.45%) Jenkins
9 28 (3.66%) Visual Studio
10 22 (2.88%) FitNesse
11 21 (2.75%) SoapUI
12 17 (2.23%) WinRunner
12 17 (2.23%) Maven
13 13 (1.70%) SpecFlow
14 12 (1.57%) TestNG
15 10 (1.31%) Subversion
15 10 (1.31%) JUnit
16 8 (1.05%) Eclipse
16 8 (1.05%) IntelliJ
General
1 257 (33.64%) Finance
2 117 (15.31%) Banking
3 69 (9.03%) Retail
4 38 (4.97%) Telecoms
5 22 (2.88%) Investment Banking
6 17 (2.23%) General Ledger
6 17 (2.23%) Retail Banking
7 12 (1.57%) Games
8 11 (1.44%) Legal
9 10 (1.31%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.18%) Local Government
11 6 (0.79%) Advertising
12 5 (0.65%) Publishing
12 5 (0.65%) Front Office
12 5 (0.65%) Marketing
13 4 (0.52%) Avionics
13 4 (0.52%) Back Office
14 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.39%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.26%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (8.64%) .NET
2 37 (4.84%) XML
3 33 (4.32%) Web Services
4 31 (4.06%) HTML
5 21 (2.75%) SOAP
6 13 (1.70%) Middleware
6 13 (1.70%) CSS
7 12 (1.57%) FIX Protocol
8 10 (1.31%) Apache Flex
9 9 (1.18%) .NET Framework
9 9 (1.18%) J2EE
10 7 (0.92%) XSD
10 7 (0.92%) WSDL
11 6 (0.79%) Java EE
11 6 (0.79%) HTML5
11 6 (0.79%) Gherkin
12 4 (0.52%) WPF
12 4 (0.52%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.39%) REST
14 2 (0.26%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.45%) Enterprise Software
3 28 (3.66%) Mobile App
4 17 (2.23%) Computer Science
5 14 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.44%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.05%) Equities
8 8 (1.05%) Data Integration
9 6 (0.79%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.65%) PMI
11 3 (0.39%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.39%) Replication
11 3 (0.39%) Mobile Banking
11 3 (0.39%) Xbox
11 3 (0.39%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.26%) User Experience
12 2 (0.26%) Mobile Payment
12 2 (0.26%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 34 (4.45%) UNIX
2 33 (4.32%) Windows
3 9 (1.18%) Apple iOS
4 7 (0.92%) Android
5 6 (0.79%) Linux
6 3 (0.39%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.39%) Windows Vista
6 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.39%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.39%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (47.64%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (22.38%) Test Strategy
3 163 (21.34%) Software Testing
4 133 (17.41%) Test Scripting
5 127 (16.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 118 (15.45%) Automated Testing
7 111 (14.53%) Test Management
8 108 (14.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 105 (13.74%) Mentoring
10 104 (13.61%) Test Automation
11 91 (11.91%) Performance Testing
12 85 (11.13%) SDLC
13 82 (10.73%) Scrum
14 80 (10.47%) Automation Testing
15 78 (10.21%) Manual Testing
16 67 (8.77%) System Integration Testing
17 65 (8.51%) TDD
18 57 (7.46%) Waterfall
19 54 (7.07%) BDD
20 53 (6.94%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 160 (20.94%) Java
2 146 (19.11%) SQL
3 97 (12.70%) C#
4 13 (1.70%) C++
5 12 (1.57%) JavaScript
5 12 (1.57%) C
6 10 (1.31%) PHP
7 9 (1.18%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.05%) VBScript
8 8 (1.05%) PL/SQL
8 8 (1.05%) Ruby
8 8 (1.05%) XPath
9 7 (0.92%) Python
9 7 (0.92%) VB
10 2 (0.26%) Scala
11 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 259 (33.90%) ISEB
2 167 (21.86%) ISTQB
3 46 (6.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 44 (5.76%) Degree
5 31 (4.06%) Security Cleared
6 27 (3.53%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.31%) ISEB Practitioner
8 8 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.65%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.65%) CSQA
11 1 (0.13%) CCNA
11 1 (0.13%) CISM
11 1 (0.13%) CISSP
11 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (28.66%) QA
2 13 (1.70%) FATCA
3 4 (0.52%) EMIR
3 4 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (0.52%) MiFID
3 4 (0.52%) Basel III
4 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 71 (9.29%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.39%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 90 (11.78%) HP
2 45 (5.89%) Microsoft
3 40 (5.24%) Oracle
4 16 (2.09%) Capita
5 10 (1.31%) SAP
6 8 (1.05%) Informatica
6 8 (1.05%) VMware
7 6 (0.79%) Teradata
7 6 (0.79%) Telelogic
7 6 (0.79%) Remedy
7 6 (0.79%) IBM
8 4 (0.52%) Wall Street Systems
9 3 (0.39%) AppDynamics
9 3 (0.39%) GoldenSource
9 3 (0.39%) Cisco
10 2 (0.26%) Cognos
10 2 (0.26%) BT
10 2 (0.26%) ATG
10 2 (0.26%) Telerik
10 2 (0.26%) WorldPay
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35 - 45,000 + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 + strong benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum £70-90,000 + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Posted: 4 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Salary: DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £37000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago