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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 624 648 569
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -79
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 280 242 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.22% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.24% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 223 194 270
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,300 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +3.65%

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
107784 102248 109748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.51% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 87953 84954 93424
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
(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 +15 262 £47,500 +5.55% 43
London 0 99 £52,500 +1.94% 17
South East +2 54 £45,000 - 9
South West -3 22 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Yorkshire -33 22 £44,500 +2.29% 3
West Yorkshire -19 19 £44,500 +2.29% 2
Leeds -22 18 £44,500 +4.70% 2
Scotland 0 14 £40,000 -4.19% 1
City of London -10 14 £57,500 +3.13% 7
East Midlands -3 13 £41,250 +17.85%
West Midlands -19 13 £40,000 - 4
East of England -38 13 £43,750 +9.37% 1
Edinburgh -7 12 £40,000 -5.88% 1
North West -10 11 £42,500 +18.05% 3
Hampshire -13 11 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Surrey +2 10 £55,000 +46.66% 2
Chiswick - 10 £42,500 -
Manchester -10 9 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Oxfordshire +22 8 £40,900 +19.41%
Berkshire +7 8 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Gloucestershire - 8 £40,000 - 2
Wiltshire - 8 £35,750 -
Buckinghamshire -1 7 £50,000 +25.00%
Reading -5 7 £52,500 +10.52% 1
Coventry -2 6 £38,750 -3.12% 3
Cambridgeshire -9 6 £47,500 +29.25% 1
Hertfordshire -17 6 £42,500 -5.55%
Swindon - 6 £37,250 -
West Sussex -3 5 £47,500 -
East Sussex -6 5 £45,000 +9.75%

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 211 (35.52%) Finance
2 199 (33.50%) Agile Software Development
3 198 (33.33%) QA
4 178 (29.97%) ISEB
5 177 (29.80%) Test Scripting
6 132 (22.22%) ISTQB
7 125 (21.04%) Selenium
8 113 (19.02%) User Acceptance Testing
9 110 (18.52%) Automated Testing
10 109 (18.35%) Test Strategy
11 104 (17.51%) SQL
12 96 (16.16%) Test Management
13 95 (15.99%) Software Testing
14 92 (15.49%) Test Automation
15 87 (14.65%) HP Quality Center
16 81 (13.64%) Manual Testing
17 78 (13.13%) Mentoring
18 77 (12.96%) QuickTest Pro
19 71 (11.95%) Performance Testing
20 69 (11.62%) Banking
21 63 (10.61%) Automation Testing
22 56 (9.43%) HP
23 52 (8.75%) LoadRunner
23 52 (8.75%) Windows
23 52 (8.75%) Waterfall
23 52 (8.75%) Open Source
24 51 (8.59%) Retail
25 49 (8.25%) Java
26 48 (8.08%) WebDriver
27 46 (7.74%) Scrum

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 11 (1.85%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (0.67%) Confluence
4 4 (0.67%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.17%) SAS
6 1 (0.17%) CMS
6 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.17%) JBoss
6 1 (0.17%) Apache
6 1 (0.17%) MTS
6 1 (0.17%) Node.js
Applications
1 43 (7.24%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.20%) MS Office
3 7 (1.18%) MS Project
4 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.34%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.34%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.17%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.68%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.18%) Internet
3 2 (0.34%) FTP
3 2 (0.34%) HTTP
3 2 (0.34%) Firewall
4 1 (0.17%) IMAP
4 1 (0.17%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.17%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (0.17%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.17%) SS7
4 1 (0.17%) IPv6
4 1 (0.17%) SAN
4 1 (0.17%) CTI
4 1 (0.17%) Intranet
4 1 (0.17%) GPRS
4 1 (0.17%) GSM
4 1 (0.17%) LAN
4 1 (0.17%) UMTS
4 1 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (3.37%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.35%) MySQL
3 8 (1.35%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.67%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.67%) Big Data
5 3 (0.51%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.17%) DB2
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.17%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 125 (21.04%) Selenium
2 77 (12.96%) QuickTest Pro
3 52 (8.75%) LoadRunner
4 48 (8.08%) WebDriver
5 30 (5.05%) JMeter
5 30 (5.05%) Visual Studio
6 29 (4.88%) JUnit
7 26 (4.38%) Cucumber
8 22 (3.70%) TestDirector
8 22 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (3.20%) Jenkins
10 18 (3.03%) JIRA
11 16 (2.69%) FitNesse
12 14 (2.36%) Git (software)
12 14 (2.36%) NeoLoad
13 11 (1.85%) Subversion
14 10 (1.68%) WebLOAD
15 9 (1.52%) WinRunner
15 9 (1.52%) Selenium IDE
15 9 (1.52%) Capybara
General
1 211 (35.52%) Finance
2 69 (11.62%) Banking
3 51 (8.59%) Retail
4 27 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.68%) Front Office
5 10 (1.68%) Retail Banking
6 8 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.01%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.01%) Games
8 5 (0.84%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.51%) Back Office
9 3 (0.51%) Electronics
10 2 (0.34%) Advertising
10 2 (0.34%) Billing
10 2 (0.34%) Marketing
11 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Local Government
11 1 (0.17%) Publishing
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.89%) .NET
2 24 (4.04%) SOAP
2 24 (4.04%) Web Services
3 20 (3.37%) XML
4 12 (2.02%) REST
5 10 (1.68%) HTML
6 8 (1.35%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.01%) J2EE
8 4 (0.67%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.67%) Gherkin
9 3 (0.51%) RESTful
9 3 (0.51%) CSS
10 2 (0.34%) JSP
10 2 (0.34%) JSF
10 2 (0.34%) JMS
10 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (0.34%) jQuery
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.17%) Natural Language Processing
11 1 (0.17%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.75%) Open Source
2 31 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (2.69%) Client/Server
5 15 (2.53%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.68%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.35%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.18%) Derivative
9 6 (1.01%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.84%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.84%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.67%) Statistics
12 3 (0.51%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.51%) Equities
12 3 (0.51%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.51%) Social Media
12 3 (0.51%) iPad
13 2 (0.34%) Social Gaming
13 2 (0.34%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 52 (8.75%) Windows
2 19 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (2.53%) UNIX
4 13 (2.19%) Linux
5 12 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.85%) Android
7 3 (0.51%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (33.50%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (29.80%) Test Scripting
3 113 (19.02%) User Acceptance Testing
4 110 (18.52%) Automated Testing
5 109 (18.35%) Test Strategy
6 96 (16.16%) Test Management
7 95 (15.99%) Software Testing
8 92 (15.49%) Test Automation
9 81 (13.64%) Manual Testing
10 78 (13.13%) Mentoring
11 71 (11.95%) Performance Testing
12 63 (10.61%) Automation Testing
13 52 (8.75%) Waterfall
14 46 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
14 46 (7.74%) Scrum
15 45 (7.58%) Integration Testing
16 41 (6.90%) Regression Testing
17 37 (6.23%) TDD
18 36 (6.06%) Project Management
19 35 (5.89%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 104 (17.51%) SQL
2 49 (8.25%) Java
3 30 (5.05%) C#
4 13 (2.19%) VB
5 10 (1.68%) VBScript
6 9 (1.52%) Ruby
7 7 (1.18%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.01%) C++
8 6 (1.01%) C
9 5 (0.84%) Python
10 4 (0.67%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.51%) Groovy
11 3 (0.51%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.51%) F#
12 2 (0.34%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.34%) VBA
12 2 (0.34%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.34%) PHP
13 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 178 (29.97%) ISEB
2 132 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 45 (7.58%) Security Cleared
4 42 (7.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 42 (7.07%) SC Cleared
5 39 (6.57%) Degree
6 16 (2.69%) DV Cleared
7 12 (2.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (1.01%) HND
9 1 (0.17%) CCNP
9 1 (0.17%) CCNA
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.17%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (33.33%) QA
2 13 (2.19%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (0.67%) vSphere
2 1 (0.17%) KVM
2 1 (0.17%) XenApp
2 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 87 (14.65%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.34%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 56 (9.43%) HP
2 42 (7.07%) Microsoft
3 36 (6.06%) Oracle
4 15 (2.53%) SAP
5 7 (1.18%) Fujitsu
6 6 (1.01%) Cisco
6 6 (1.01%) Primavera
7 5 (0.84%) VMware
8 3 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.51%) Cognos
9 2 (0.34%) Adobe
9 2 (0.34%) webMethods
9 2 (0.34%) StatPro
9 2 (0.34%) CA
9 2 (0.34%) Pegasus
9 2 (0.34%) Capita
9 2 (0.34%) Orchard
9 2 (0.34%) Google
9 2 (0.34%) thinkFolio
10 1 (0.17%) Fundtech
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Attractive benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £55,000 Package + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Coventry Building Society
Salary: From £32,440 to £44,605 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £48,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum TO £40K
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £37,000 to £70,000 per annum (depending on years experience)
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £37,000 to £70,000 per annum (depending on years experience)
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Employee Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £37,000 to £70,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Posted: 5 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 per annum + benefits, car allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Annual Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £34000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago