The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 25 June 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 112 129
Rank change year-on-year -15 +17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 7 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.39% 0.25% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.26% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 9
Median salary £57,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.75% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £40,000 £43,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65%  

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 1767 1532 1907
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 97.30% 97.08% 98.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1477 1332 1650
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
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 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 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Leader in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 9 (56.25%) Selenium
3 8 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 8 (50.00%) Java
3 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
5 6 (37.50%) Open Source
5 6 (37.50%) Load Testing
5 6 (37.50%) Security Testing
5 6 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (37.50%) NUnit
5 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 6 (37.50%) C#
5 6 (37.50%) QA
5 6 (37.50%) Regression Testing
5 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (12.50%) Finance
6 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
6 2 (12.50%) Retail
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
7 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
7 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
7 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
7 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.25%) SQL

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 6 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Selenium
2 6 (37.50%) NUnit
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
4 6 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (37.50%) Load Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Open Source
4 6 (37.50%) Regression Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Security Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
6 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) QA