Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £52,000 in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 163 184
Rank change year-on-year +8 +21 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 11 14 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.38% 0.45% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.46% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 19
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £52,000 £39,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -7.14% -16.00%
10th Percentile £35,575 £33,175 £32,700
90th Percentile £61,500 £61,500 £80,000
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 Buckinghamshire. 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
Buckinghamshire
Permanent vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 2822 3048 4245
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.24% 97.85% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2301 2563 3419
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
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 Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Buckinghamshire

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Salary trend for Test Leader in Buckinghamshire

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

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

Salary histogram for Test Leader in Buckinghamshire

Test Leader
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Buckinghamshire 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
Milton Keynes -4 10 £57,500 +47.44%
Aylesbury - 1 £37,500 -
Test Leader
South East

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

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 Buckinghamshire region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 7 (63.64%) ISEB
3 6 (54.55%) E-Commerce
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Selenium
4 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
5 4 (36.36%) SDLC
5 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (27.27%) QA
6 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
6 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Finance
7 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (18.18%) Scrum
7 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Java
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
7 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
7 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
7 2 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (18.18%) BDD
7 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
7 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 1 (9.09%) TestNG
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) E-Commerce
3 4 (36.36%) SDLC
3 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) BDD
5 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 1 (9.09%) Logistics
6 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) ISEB
2 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) hybris