Period
to 28 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 28 July 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
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 127 146
Rank change year-on-year +27 +19 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 9 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.68% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 3
Bedfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -20.00% +36.99%
10th Percentile £42,500 £35,000 £34,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £56,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £48,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.56% +21.88% -

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 1280 1640 2139
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 97.26% 94.20% 97.49%
Number of salaries quoted 962 1405 1751
Bedfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £67,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +4.94%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings that featured Test Leader in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

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 6 months to 28 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +12 9 £45,000 +12.50%
Test Leader
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (100.00%) ISEB
1 9 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 9 (100.00%) JIRA
1 9 (100.00%) Selenium
1 9 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (88.89%) Waterfall
2 8 (88.89%) Test Management
2 8 (88.89%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (88.89%) Test Strategy
2 8 (88.89%) Functional Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (88.89%) DevOps
2 8 (88.89%) Test Planning
2 8 (88.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 8 (88.89%) System Integration Testing
2 8 (88.89%) SDLC
2 8 (88.89%) Defect Management
2 8 (88.89%) CA Agile Central
2 8 (88.89%) Testopia
2 8 (88.89%) Resource Management
2 8 (88.89%) Computer Science
2 8 (88.89%) QA
2 8 (88.89%) Degree
2 8 (88.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (88.89%) JMeter
2 8 (88.89%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (88.89%) Bugzilla
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) 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 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) JIRA
1 9 (100.00%) Selenium
2 8 (88.89%) Bugzilla
2 8 (88.89%) JMeter
2 8 (88.89%) Testopia
General
1 8 (88.89%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Computer Science
1 8 (88.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 8 (88.89%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 9 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (88.89%) Contract Management
2 8 (88.89%) Defect Management
2 8 (88.89%) DevOps
2 8 (88.89%) Functional Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Resource Management
2 8 (88.89%) Scorecard
2 8 (88.89%) SDLC
2 8 (88.89%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (88.89%) System Integration Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Test Management
2 8 (88.89%) Test Planning
2 8 (88.89%) Test Strategy
2 8 (88.89%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) ISEB
1 9 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (88.89%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (88.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (88.89%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft