The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Lead
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 93 93
Rank change year-on-year +31 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 7 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.08% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.12% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
Median salary £45,000 - £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.19% +2.35%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 625 857 1099
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 96.45% 92.25% 97.52%
Number of salaries quoted 468 708 835
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire that featured Test Leader in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Bedfordshire

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Leader in Bedfordshire.

Salary trend for Test Leader in Bedfordshire

Test Leader
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Luton +19 7 £45,000 -
Test Leader
East of England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 across the Bedfordshire region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) ISEB
1 9 (90.00%) ISTQB
1 9 (90.00%) Selenium
2 8 (80.00%) QA
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) JIRA
3 7 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (70.00%) Test Strategy
3 7 (70.00%) Automation Testing
3 7 (70.00%) SDLC
4 6 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (60.00%) Defect Management
4 6 (60.00%) CA Agile Central
4 6 (60.00%) Testopia
4 6 (60.00%) Virtual Team
4 6 (60.00%) Contract Management
4 6 (60.00%) Scorecard
4 6 (60.00%) DevOps
4 6 (60.00%) Functional Testing
4 6 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (60.00%) Test Planning
4 6 (60.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 6 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
4 6 (60.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (60.00%) Test Management
4 6 (60.00%) Resource Management
4 6 (60.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (60.00%) Degree
4 6 (60.00%) Retail

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) JIRA
3 6 (60.00%) Bugzilla
3 6 (60.00%) JMeter
3 6 (60.00%) Testopia
4 2 (20.00%) Robot Framework
5 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (10.00%) Subversion
5 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (60.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (60.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 6 (60.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (10.00%) iPad
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Automation Testing
2 7 (70.00%) SDLC
2 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Test Strategy
2 7 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (60.00%) Contract Management
3 6 (60.00%) Defect Management
3 6 (60.00%) DevOps
3 6 (60.00%) Functional Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Resource Management
3 6 (60.00%) Scorecard
3 6 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Test Management
3 6 (60.00%) Test Planning
3 6 (60.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) ISEB
1 9 (90.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (60.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft