Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Test Lead
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 269 301
Rank change year-on-year +39 +32 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 25 27 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.39% 0.31% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.33% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 42 12 43
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% - +37.50%
10th Percentile £46,375 £48,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £68,625 £76,000
South East median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 6075 8295 10539
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 95.66% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4868 6504 8379
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £71,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Berkshire

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Test Leader in Berkshire

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Leader in Berkshire

Test Leader
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Reading +43 22 £52,500 -4.55%
Newbury - 4 £52,500 -
Maidenhead - 1 £60,000 -
Test Leader
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Berkshire region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 22 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (52.00%) BDD
4 12 (48.00%) TDD
4 12 (48.00%) SQL
5 11 (44.00%) Selenium
6 10 (40.00%) C#
6 10 (40.00%) Cognos Impromptu
7 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
7 9 (36.00%) DB2
7 9 (36.00%) SDLC
8 6 (24.00%) Java
8 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
8 6 (24.00%) WebDriver
9 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
9 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 5 (20.00%) LoadRunner
9 5 (20.00%) Scrum
9 5 (20.00%) Functional Testing
9 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
10 4 (16.00%) Coaching
10 4 (16.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (16.00%) JMeter
10 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
10 4 (16.00%) .NET
10 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
10 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center

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

Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) Cognos Impromptu
2 9 (36.00%) DB2
2 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Selenium
2 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (24.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 4 (16.00%) JMeter
5 2 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (8.00%) FitNesse
5 2 (8.00%) JBehave
5 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (8.00%) JUnit
5 2 (8.00%) Maven
5 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (8.00%) TestNG
6 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
6 1 (4.00%) JIRA
6 1 (4.00%) NUnit
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
1 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (8.00%) REST
2 2 (8.00%) RESTful
2 2 (8.00%) Spring
2 2 (8.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (8.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (52.00%) BDD
4 12 (48.00%) TDD
5 9 (36.00%) SDLC
6 5 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Scrum
6 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (16.00%) Coaching
7 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (16.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Agile Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Microservices
8 3 (12.00%) Test Management
9 2 (8.00%) Open Source
9 2 (8.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) SQL
2 10 (40.00%) C#
3 6 (24.00%) Java
4 2 (8.00%) Groovy
4 2 (8.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft