The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
UK
Rank 511 522 533
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 363 453 468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.45% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.47% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 280 369 376
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,250 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.43%

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
80036 96313 101493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.47% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 66452 80820 84362
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Test Leader in the job title.

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 21 January 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 350 £50,000 - 35
London +56 125 £55,000 -8.33% 15
South East +48 78 £50,000 - 6
City of London +51 43 £52,500 -0.94% 5
East Midlands +20 35 £43,500 -3.33% 1
West Midlands +5 34 £50,000 +14.28% 3
East of England +12 26 £52,500 +11.11% 1
Berkshire +52 24 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Reading +43 23 £55,000 +4.76%
Birmingham +5 22 £50,000 +11.11% 2
North West -20 22 £40,000 +3.55% 4
Leicestershire +11 21 £39,500 -12.22%
Yorkshire -16 20 £42,000 -16.00%
West Sussex +25 16 £52,500 +16.66% 1
West Yorkshire -2 15 £42,000 -2.32%
Crawley - 14 £52,500 - 1
Manchester -18 13 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Leeds -1 11 £45,000 -10.00%
Hampshire -5 10 £42,500 -19.04% 3
Surrey +30 9 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Cambridgeshire +14 8 £55,000 +42.85%
Kent +14 8 £29,900 -0.33%
Cambridge +11 8 £55,000 +42.85%
Nottinghamshire -3 8 £55,000 +42.85%
East Sussex +24 7 £50,000 +25.00%
Essex +17 7 £52,500 -4.54%
South West +11 7 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Hertfordshire +2 7 £46,250 +13.49% 1
Nottingham -7 7 £55,000 +42.85%
Brighton +19 6 £50,000 +25.00%

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, Test Leader job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 390 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (29.37%) Selenium
3 223 (29.11%) QA
4 217 (28.33%) Finance
5 214 (27.94%) Test Scripting
6 209 (27.28%) ISTQB
7 191 (24.93%) Test Automation
8 187 (24.41%) ISEB
9 173 (22.58%) Test Strategy
10 156 (20.37%) SQL
11 149 (19.45%) Software Testing
12 141 (18.41%) User Acceptance Testing
13 137 (17.89%) Java
14 132 (17.23%) HP
15 125 (16.32%) Automated Testing
16 123 (16.06%) SDLC
17 115 (15.01%) Mentoring
17 115 (15.01%) JIRA
18 114 (14.88%) Test Management
19 103 (13.45%) Automation Testing
20 98 (12.79%) Scrum
21 96 (12.53%) Stakeholder Management
22 93 (12.14%) Manual Testing
23 89 (11.62%) Python
24 86 (11.23%) Non-Functional Testing
24 86 (11.23%) Cucumber
25 85 (11.10%) C#
26 83 (10.84%) TDD
27 81 (10.57%) Regression Testing
28 78 (10.18%) Microsoft

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (2.74%) WebLogic
2 12 (1.57%) Confluence
3 9 (1.17%) Apache
4 8 (1.04%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.04%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 5 (0.65%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.52%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.39%) CMS
7 3 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.26%) IIS
9 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.13%) Documentum
9 1 (0.13%) FileNet
9 1 (0.13%) JBoss
Applications
1 46 (6.01%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.13%) MS Office
3 22 (2.87%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.83%) MS Project
5 6 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (0.65%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (0.52%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.52%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.52%) SAP FSCM
3 4 (0.52%) SAP MM
3 4 (0.52%) SAP PP
3 4 (0.52%) SAP PS
3 4 (0.52%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.39%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 3 (0.39%) Primavera
5 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.26%) HFM
5 2 (0.26%) Magento
5 2 (0.26%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.13%) TradeThru
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.70%) SaaS
2 7 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.91%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.13%) Force.com
3 1 (0.13%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.31%) HTTP
2 3 (0.39%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.26%) ATM
3 2 (0.26%) IP Telephony
3 2 (0.26%) LAN
4 1 (0.13%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.13%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (0.13%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (0.13%) CTI
4 1 (0.13%) Firewall
4 1 (0.13%) Internet
4 1 (0.13%) VoIP
4 1 (0.13%) WAN
4 1 (0.13%) Wireless
4 1 (0.13%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (6.01%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.39%) Relational Database
3 16 (2.09%) Oracle BI EE
4 15 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (1.70%) MySQL
6 11 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.31%) Big Data
8 9 (1.17%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.91%) QlikView
11 6 (0.78%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
12 5 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.52%) GIS
14 2 (0.26%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.26%) Power BI
14 2 (0.26%) SAP BW
15 1 (0.13%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 225 (29.37%) Selenium
2 115 (15.01%) JIRA
3 86 (11.23%) Cucumber
4 73 (9.53%) LoadRunner
5 61 (7.96%) HP UFT
5 61 (7.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 58 (7.57%) WebDriver
7 49 (6.40%) SoapUI
8 41 (5.35%) JMeter
9 37 (4.83%) Git (software)
10 36 (4.70%) Jenkins
11 34 (4.44%) SpecFlow
12 25 (3.26%) Visual Studio
13 20 (2.61%) Robot Framework
14 13 (1.70%) Appium
14 13 (1.70%) Maven
14 13 (1.70%) NUnit
15 9 (1.17%) Jasmine
15 9 (1.17%) RSpec
15 9 (1.17%) Subversion
General
1 217 (28.33%) Finance
2 68 (8.88%) Banking
3 33 (4.31%) Investment Banking
4 24 (3.13%) Legal
5 22 (2.87%) Law
6 20 (2.61%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.35%) Retail
8 8 (1.04%) Electronics
9 6 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.52%) Games
11 3 (0.39%) Marketing
11 3 (0.39%) Military
12 2 (0.26%) Advertising
12 2 (0.26%) Automotive
12 2 (0.26%) Front Office
12 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.26%) Publishing
13 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.13%) Back Office
13 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (6.14%) .NET
2 46 (6.01%) Web Services
3 42 (5.48%) Gherkin
4 30 (3.92%) XML
5 25 (3.26%) SOAP
6 24 (3.13%) HTML
7 16 (2.09%) REST
8 10 (1.31%) CSS
9 9 (1.17%) Ajax
10 8 (1.04%) AngularJS
10 8 (1.04%) Middleware
10 8 (1.04%) RESTful
11 7 (0.91%) ASP.NET
12 5 (0.65%) Spring
12 5 (0.65%) XBRL
13 4 (0.52%) Drools
13 4 (0.52%) HTML5
13 4 (0.52%) iOS SDK
13 4 (0.52%) JSON
13 4 (0.52%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 70 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.96%) Mobile App
3 27 (3.52%) Management Information System
4 14 (1.83%) New Media
5 12 (1.57%) Fintech
6 11 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (1.44%) Virtual Team
6 11 (1.44%) Visualisation
7 10 (1.31%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.17%) iPad
8 9 (1.17%) Statistics
9 8 (1.04%) Blog
9 8 (1.04%) Driving Licence
10 6 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (0.78%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.65%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.65%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.52%) Smartcard
12 4 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 64 (8.36%) Linux
2 39 (5.09%) Windows
3 22 (2.87%) Android
4 21 (2.74%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.65%) Unix
6 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.13%) CentOS
7 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (27.94%) Test Scripting
3 191 (24.93%) Test Automation
4 173 (22.58%) Test Strategy
5 149 (19.45%) Software Testing
6 141 (18.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 125 (16.32%) Automated Testing
8 123 (16.06%) SDLC
9 115 (15.01%) Mentoring
10 114 (14.88%) Test Management
11 103 (13.45%) Automation Testing
12 98 (12.79%) Scrum
13 96 (12.53%) Stakeholder Management
14 93 (12.14%) Manual Testing
15 86 (11.23%) Non-Functional Testing
16 83 (10.84%) TDD
17 81 (10.57%) Regression Testing
18 73 (9.53%) Test Planning
19 72 (9.40%) Defect Management
20 70 (9.14%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 156 (20.37%) SQL
2 137 (17.89%) Java
3 89 (11.62%) Python
4 85 (11.10%) C#
5 74 (9.66%) JavaScript
6 48 (6.27%) C++
7 41 (5.35%) Ruby
8 23 (3.00%) C
9 22 (2.87%) Perl
10 16 (2.09%) T-SQL
11 14 (1.83%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.44%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.31%) VBScript
14 9 (1.17%) AWK
15 8 (1.04%) PowerShell
16 7 (0.91%) Groovy
16 7 (0.91%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.91%) VBA
17 5 (0.65%) VB
18 4 (0.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 209 (27.28%) ISTQB
2 187 (24.41%) ISEB
3 45 (5.87%) Degree
4 40 (5.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 30 (3.92%) Security Cleared
6 21 (2.74%) SC Cleared
7 13 (1.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (0.65%) CHECK Team Leader
8 5 (0.65%) CISSP
8 5 (0.65%) CREST Certified
8 5 (0.65%) GIAC
8 5 (0.65%) GPEN
8 5 (0.65%) OSCP
9 4 (0.52%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.39%) ACCA
11 2 (0.26%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (29.11%) QA
2 22 (2.87%) SDET
3 5 (0.65%) CRD IV
4 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.13%) MiFID
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (0.52%) Docker
2 3 (0.39%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 60 (7.83%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.13%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.13%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.13%) Nagios
3 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 132 (17.23%) HP
2 78 (10.18%) Microsoft
3 63 (8.22%) Oracle
4 48 (6.27%) SAP
5 16 (2.09%) Siebel
6 14 (1.83%) Sun
7 10 (1.31%) Cognizant
8 9 (1.17%) Charles River
9 7 (0.91%) Ariba
9 7 (0.91%) EMC
9 7 (0.91%) hybris
10 6 (0.78%) Capita
10 6 (0.78%) Citrix
10 6 (0.78%) IBM
11 5 (0.65%) AppDynamics
11 5 (0.65%) Cognos
11 5 (0.65%) Hyperion
12 3 (0.39%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.39%) VMware
13 2 (0.26%) VocaLink
Fareham, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum +
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £0.00 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
England
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + 15% bonus, 5% pension, other benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Cegedimrx
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Plus Company Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive + bonus + pension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + generous package & bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus & Others
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The National Trust
Salary: £50,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
WestPoint Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Newbury
IQ Telecom
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Derby
Picsolve
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Full package & Bonus
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago