The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
South West / Bristol
Rank 122 120 104
Rank change year-on-year -2 -16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 9 15 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.50% 0.82% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.84% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 9 13 24
Median salary £62,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +56.25% -2.43%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.81% +1.17%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol. 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
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1760 1779 1875
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 97.13% 96.74% 97.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1454 1557 1574
Median salary £43,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.87% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Bristol

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for Test Leader in Bristol

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Bristol over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Leader in Bristol

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Bristol region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 10 (83.33%) Automated Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (41.67%) Open Source
3 5 (41.67%) NUnit
3 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
3 5 (41.67%) C#
3 5 (41.67%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (25.00%) QA
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) Load Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 2 (16.67%) ISEB
6 1 (8.33%) SQL
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (8.33%) Advertising
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) NUnit
General
1 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Automated Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Security Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Open Source
3 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (25.00%) Load Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C#
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA