The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London 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
London / City of London
Rank 179 243 283
Rank change year-on-year +64 +40  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 40 27 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.80% 0.38% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.40% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 37 20 25
Median salary £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.85% -1.81%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,250 £38,050
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,500 £70,000
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 the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4808 6716 9658
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.97% 95.56% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4412 6000 8224
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £81,500
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 the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in the City of London

Test Leader
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Test Leader in the City of London

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in the City of London

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

Salary histogram for Test Leader in the City of London

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

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 City of London region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 43 (57.33%) Test Scripting
2 38 (50.67%) Finance
3 34 (45.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 34 (45.33%) QA
3 34 (45.33%) Test Management
4 32 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (42.67%) SQL
5 30 (40.00%) ISEB
6 29 (38.67%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (33.33%) Test Strategy
8 23 (30.67%) Selenium
9 22 (29.33%) ISTQB
10 20 (26.67%) MS Excel
11 19 (25.33%) Microsoft
11 19 (25.33%) Defect Management
12 18 (24.00%) Test Automation
13 17 (22.67%) Oracle
14 15 (20.00%) LoadRunner
15 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
15 14 (18.67%) Non-Functional Testing
15 14 (18.67%) Relational Database
16 13 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (17.33%) HP
16 13 (17.33%) CRM
16 13 (17.33%) HP UFT
16 13 (17.33%) Management Information System
16 13 (17.33%) HP Quality Center
17 12 (16.00%) Oracle BI EE
17 12 (16.00%) Regression Testing
17 12 (16.00%) Service Management

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (10.67%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.33%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 12 (16.00%) MS Office
3 9 (12.00%) MS Project
3 9 (12.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.67%) HFM
2 2 (2.67%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 1 (1.33%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) HTTP
1 1 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.67%) Relational Database
1 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (16.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 8 (10.67%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (10.67%) QlikView
3 8 (10.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (10.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (10.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (6.67%) Big Data
4 5 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (4.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 3 (4.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 23 (30.67%) Selenium
2 15 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 13 (17.33%) HP UFT
4 11 (14.67%) JIRA
5 5 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.67%) eggPlant
6 2 (2.67%) JMeter
6 2 (2.67%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.33%) Appium
7 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.33%) Geb
7 1 (1.33%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.33%) Spock
7 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (50.67%) Finance
2 12 (16.00%) Law
2 12 (16.00%) Legal
3 3 (4.00%) Banking
3 3 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (1.33%) Advertising
4 1 (1.33%) Front Office
4 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.33%) XML
2 6 (8.00%) .NET
3 2 (2.67%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (17.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.00%) User Experience
3 2 (2.67%) Fintech
3 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.33%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.33%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.33%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.67%) Android
1 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (2.67%) Linux
2 1 (1.33%) Unix
2 1 (1.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (57.33%) Test Scripting
2 34 (45.33%) Test Management
2 34 (45.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 32 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (38.67%) Business Intelligence
5 25 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 19 (25.33%) Defect Management
7 18 (24.00%) Test Automation
8 14 (18.67%) Non-Functional Testing
9 13 (17.33%) CRM
10 12 (16.00%) Regression Testing
10 12 (16.00%) Service Management
11 10 (13.33%) ETL
11 10 (13.33%) Scrum
11 10 (13.33%) Software Testing
12 8 (10.67%) Software Delivery
12 8 (10.67%) System Integration Testing
12 8 (10.67%) Test Planning
13 6 (8.00%) Automation Testing
14 5 (6.67%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (42.67%) SQL
2 8 (10.67%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.67%) C#
3 2 (2.67%) Java
4 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (40.00%) ISEB
2 22 (29.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.67%) ACCA
4 1 (1.33%) Degree
4 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (45.33%) QA
2 3 (4.00%) WCAG
3 1 (1.33%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.33%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 13 (17.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (25.33%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.67%) Oracle
3 13 (17.33%) HP
4 12 (16.00%) SAP
4 12 (16.00%) Siebel
4 12 (16.00%) Sun
5 5 (6.67%) Citrix
6 3 (4.00%) Tableau
7 2 (2.67%) Hyperion
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + generous package & bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Cititec
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: From £31,424 to £36,725 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago