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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 563 599 570
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 348 293 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.27% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.29% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 283 212 268
Average salary £44,500 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.31% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,900 £60,000 £67,500
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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £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 24 December 2014 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 24 December 2014. 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 +31 325 £45,000 -5.26% 19
London -52 116 £55,000 - 12
South East +9 64 £45,500 +7.05%
Yorkshire +4 37 £41,000 -0.60% 2
North West +2 32 £44,000 +14.28% 1
Manchester -2 28 £65,000 +68.83% 1
City of London -1 27 £55,000 - 3
South West +11 25 £40,000 -5.88% 1
West Yorkshire +10 23 £42,500 +15.64% 2
Berkshire +23 21 £46,500 +0.54%
Leeds +5 21 £44,500 +21.08% 2
West Midlands 0 19 £39,500 -1.25% 2
Scotland +21 17 £40,000 - 3
Surrey -3 17 £51,250 +20.58%
Gloucestershire - 14 £41,250 -
Reading +15 13 £42,500 +11.11%
East of England -38 13 £43,750 +9.37%
Edinburgh +7 12 £40,000 - 2
North Yorkshire - 12 £38,250 -
East Midlands +22 10 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Hampshire -16 10 £38,000 -20.00%
Coventry -1 9 £41,500 +3.75%
Stockport - 8 £31,250 -
Oxfordshire +4 7 £40,900 +19.41%
Cambridgeshire -3 7 £50,000 +36.98%
Glasgow +17 6 £35,000 -27.83%
Buckinghamshire +5 6 £50,000 +29.03%
Northamptonshire -11 6 £33,750 -15.62%
Wales - 6 £40,000 -
South Wales - 6 £40,000 -

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 248 (38.99%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (35.38%) ISEB
3 217 (34.12%) Finance
4 192 (30.19%) QA
5 184 (28.93%) ISTQB
6 158 (24.84%) Test Scripting
7 155 (24.37%) Test Strategy
8 127 (19.97%) Selenium
9 124 (19.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 112 (17.61%) Test Management
11 111 (17.45%) Software Testing
12 110 (17.30%) Automated Testing
13 102 (16.04%) HP Quality Center
14 101 (15.88%) SQL
15 96 (15.09%) Manual Testing
15 96 (15.09%) Mentoring
16 88 (13.84%) Banking
17 83 (13.05%) Test Automation
18 81 (12.74%) Performance Testing
19 79 (12.42%) Retail
20 78 (12.26%) QuickTest Pro
21 74 (11.64%) HP
21 74 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
21 74 (11.64%) Waterfall
22 66 (10.38%) Automation Testing
23 60 (9.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 55 (8.65%) Project Management
24 55 (8.65%) Scrum
25 54 (8.49%) Java
26 51 (8.02%) Analytical Skills

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (0.94%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.31%) MTS
3 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.16%) CMS
4 1 (0.16%) Confluence
4 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.16%) Apache
4 1 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.04%) MS Office
3 7 (1.10%) MS Project
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.57%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.31%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.83%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.94%) Internet
3 5 (0.79%) HTTP
3 5 (0.79%) SDH
3 5 (0.79%) Ethernet
3 5 (0.79%) MPLS
4 2 (0.31%) FTP
4 2 (0.31%) SMS
4 2 (0.31%) 3GPP
4 2 (0.31%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.16%) SAN
5 1 (0.16%) CTI
5 1 (0.16%) 3G
5 1 (0.16%) UMTS
5 1 (0.16%) VoIP
5 1 (0.16%) WCDMA
5 1 (0.16%) GPRS
5 1 (0.16%) GSM
5 1 (0.16%) LAN
5 1 (0.16%) RTCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (1.10%) MySQL
5 4 (0.63%) Big Data
6 3 (0.47%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.47%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.31%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.16%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.16%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 127 (19.97%) Selenium
2 78 (12.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 45 (7.08%) WebDriver
4 41 (6.45%) LoadRunner
5 29 (4.56%) JMeter
6 24 (3.77%) JIRA
6 24 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (3.62%) Visual Studio
8 22 (3.46%) TestDirector
9 18 (2.83%) FitNesse
10 17 (2.67%) JUnit
10 17 (2.67%) Selenium IDE
11 11 (1.73%) SoapUI
12 9 (1.42%) Cucumber
12 9 (1.42%) NeoLoad
12 9 (1.42%) Jenkins
13 7 (1.10%) NUnit
14 6 (0.94%) WATIR
14 6 (0.94%) Git (software)
14 6 (0.94%) SpecFlow
General
1 217 (34.12%) Finance
2 88 (13.84%) Banking
3 79 (12.42%) Retail
4 33 (5.19%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.20%) Retail Banking
6 10 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.94%) Games
8 5 (0.79%) Front Office
8 5 (0.79%) Marketing
9 4 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.63%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.63%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.47%) Advertising
10 3 (0.47%) Electronics
11 2 (0.31%) Back Office
11 2 (0.31%) Publishing
11 2 (0.31%) Billing
11 2 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (6.92%) .NET
2 33 (5.19%) Web Services
3 25 (3.93%) XML
4 21 (3.30%) SOAP
5 11 (1.73%) HTML
6 8 (1.26%) ASP.NET
6 8 (1.26%) REST
7 5 (0.79%) J2EE
8 4 (0.63%) Gherkin
9 3 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 3 (0.47%) Middleware
9 3 (0.47%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.31%) CSS
10 2 (0.31%) JSP
10 2 (0.31%) JMS
10 2 (0.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (0.16%) WCF
11 1 (0.16%) Grails
11 1 (0.16%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.35%) Open Source
3 20 (3.14%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.52%) Client/Server
5 14 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.57%) Mainframe
8 6 (0.94%) Replication
9 5 (0.79%) Statistics
9 5 (0.79%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.63%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.47%) Derivative
11 3 (0.47%) User Experience
11 3 (0.47%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.47%) Social Media
12 2 (0.31%) iPad
12 2 (0.31%) Social Gaming
12 2 (0.31%) New Media
12 2 (0.31%) RIA
12 2 (0.31%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 38 (5.97%) Windows
2 16 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (2.20%) UNIX
4 9 (1.42%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.26%) Android
6 6 (0.94%) Linux
7 3 (0.47%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.16%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (38.99%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (24.84%) Test Scripting
3 155 (24.37%) Test Strategy
4 124 (19.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 112 (17.61%) Test Management
6 111 (17.45%) Software Testing
7 110 (17.30%) Automated Testing
8 96 (15.09%) Manual Testing
8 96 (15.09%) Mentoring
9 83 (13.05%) Test Automation
10 81 (12.74%) Performance Testing
11 74 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 74 (11.64%) Waterfall
12 66 (10.38%) Automation Testing
13 55 (8.65%) Scrum
13 55 (8.65%) Project Management
14 49 (7.70%) Integration Testing
15 46 (7.23%) Test Planning
16 41 (6.45%) Line Management
16 41 (6.45%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 101 (15.88%) SQL
2 54 (8.49%) Java
3 43 (6.76%) C#
4 13 (2.04%) VBScript
4 13 (2.04%) VB
5 12 (1.89%) C
6 10 (1.57%) Ruby
7 7 (1.10%) Python
7 7 (1.10%) C++
7 7 (1.10%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.10%) T-SQL
8 6 (0.94%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.63%) F#
10 3 (0.47%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.31%) VBA
11 2 (0.31%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.31%) PHP
12 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.16%) Perl
12 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 225 (35.38%) ISEB
2 184 (28.93%) ISTQB
3 60 (9.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 41 (6.45%) Degree
5 30 (4.72%) Security Cleared
6 28 (4.40%) SC Cleared
7 12 (1.89%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.31%) HND
11 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (30.19%) QA
2 8 (1.26%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.47%) SLA
3 3 (0.47%) FATCA
System Software
1 6 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (0.94%) vSphere
2 2 (0.31%) Firmware
2 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.16%) KVM
3 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 102 (16.04%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.79%) Netcool
3 2 (0.31%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 74 (11.64%) HP
2 42 (6.60%) Oracle
3 37 (5.82%) Microsoft
4 25 (3.93%) SAP
5 9 (1.42%) VMware
6 8 (1.26%) Remedy
7 7 (1.10%) IBM
8 6 (0.94%) Primavera
8 6 (0.94%) Fujitsu
9 5 (0.79%) Cramer
9 5 (0.79%) Infovista
10 3 (0.47%) Capita
10 3 (0.47%) Cisco
11 2 (0.31%) Cognos
11 2 (0.31%) Adobe
11 2 (0.31%) CA
11 2 (0.31%) Pegasus
11 2 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.31%) Orchard
11 2 (0.31%) Mitel
Buxton, Derbyshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £48,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Aglow Talent Ltd
Salary: From £48,000 to £55,000 per annum +12.5% annual bonus, 10% DB pension,
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Salary: Up to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Salary: Up to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London, South East, United Kingdom
PWC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London, South East, United Kingdom
PWC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
House of Fraser
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Competitive Bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
The Test People
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
npower
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 days ago