The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 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
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 240 261
Rank change year-on-year +34 +21  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 28 20 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.53% 0.32% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.33% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 21 17 48
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £82,500
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 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 4994 6046 9814
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.36% 96.17% 94.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4459 5515 8410
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,500 £80,000
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 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 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Leader in the City of London

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 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 City of London region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 53 (79.10%) Test Scripting
2 50 (74.63%) Test Automation
3 37 (55.22%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (52.24%) ISEB
5 33 (49.25%) SQL
6 30 (44.78%) Finance
7 29 (43.28%) Test Strategy
8 26 (38.81%) Selenium
8 26 (38.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 26 (38.81%) ISTQB
9 24 (35.82%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (29.85%) Microsoft
10 20 (29.85%) Scrum
11 18 (26.87%) Test Management
11 18 (26.87%) QA
12 17 (25.37%) HP UFT
12 17 (25.37%) SQL Server
13 16 (23.88%) LoadRunner
14 14 (20.90%) Non-Functional Testing
14 14 (20.90%) Relational Database
15 13 (19.40%) BizTalk Server
15 13 (19.40%) BusinessObjects
15 13 (19.40%) SharePoint
15 13 (19.40%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (19.40%) SAP
15 13 (19.40%) Law
15 13 (19.40%) Legal
15 13 (19.40%) Service Management
16 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Excel
17 11 (16.42%) Oracle

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 13 (19.40%) BizTalk Server
1 13 (19.40%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.49%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.48%) HFM
2 3 (4.48%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 1 (1.49%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.49%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) HTTP
1 1 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.37%) SQL Server
2 14 (20.90%) Relational Database
3 13 (19.40%) BusinessObjects
3 13 (19.40%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (13.43%) Crystal Reports
5 8 (11.94%) Big Data
6 7 (10.45%) Power BI
7 5 (7.46%) QlikView
7 5 (7.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (7.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (7.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (5.97%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (2.99%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 26 (38.81%) Selenium
2 17 (25.37%) HP UFT
3 16 (23.88%) LoadRunner
4 9 (13.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (11.94%) Cucumber
6 7 (10.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (10.45%) Gatling
6 7 (10.45%) Jenkins
7 5 (7.46%) JIRA
8 2 (2.99%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.49%) Appium
9 1 (1.49%) Geb
9 1 (1.49%) JMeter
9 1 (1.49%) Spock
9 1 (1.49%) WebDriver
General
1 30 (44.78%) Finance
2 13 (19.40%) Law
2 13 (19.40%) Legal
3 8 (11.94%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Advertising
4 1 (1.49%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) HTML
2 5 (7.46%) .NET
3 3 (4.48%) XML
4 1 (1.49%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.97%) User Experience
3 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.49%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) Linux
2 8 (11.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (79.10%) Test Scripting
2 50 (74.63%) Test Automation
3 37 (55.22%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (43.28%) Test Strategy
5 26 (38.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (35.82%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (29.85%) Scrum
8 18 (26.87%) Test Management
9 14 (20.90%) Non-Functional Testing
10 13 (19.40%) Service Management
11 10 (14.93%) ETL
11 10 (14.93%) Regression Testing
11 10 (14.93%) SDLC
12 8 (11.94%) Software Engineering
13 7 (10.45%) Configuration Management
13 7 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (10.45%) Defect Management
13 7 (10.45%) Microservices
14 6 (8.96%) CRM
14 6 (8.96%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 33 (49.25%) SQL
2 9 (13.43%) Java
3 7 (10.45%) C
3 7 (10.45%) Python
3 7 (10.45%) Ruby
4 5 (7.46%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 35 (52.24%) ISEB
2 26 (38.81%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.45%) Degree
3 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.48%) ACCA
5 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (26.87%) QA
2 4 (5.97%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (29.85%) Microsoft
2 13 (19.40%) SAP
3 11 (16.42%) Oracle
4 7 (10.45%) Tableau
5 4 (5.97%) HP
6 3 (4.48%) Hyperion
7 2 (2.99%) Siebel
7 2 (2.99%) Sun
8 1 (1.49%) Citrix
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