Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 287 293 317
Rank change year-on-year +6 +24 +112
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 43 61 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.42% 0.52% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.54% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 27 50 96
City of London median annual salary £42,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.73% +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £37,000 £44,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £61,750 £71,625 £81,250
Central London median annual salary £46,250 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -15.91% +4.76% -4.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 9643 11276 16563
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 96.38% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 8738 10274 14384
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,675 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.74% +4.55% -

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 18 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 City of London region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 37 (86.05%) Test Automation
2 33 (76.74%) QA
3 29 (67.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (58.14%) Test Scripting
5 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (53.49%) ISTQB
7 20 (46.51%) SQL
8 19 (44.19%) JIRA
9 18 (41.86%) Finance
10 15 (34.88%) SQL Server
10 15 (34.88%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (34.88%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (34.88%) ISEB
10 15 (34.88%) Microsoft
11 12 (27.91%) Banking
12 11 (25.58%) ETL
12 11 (25.58%) Selenium
13 10 (23.26%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (23.26%) API Testing
13 10 (23.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (23.26%) Regression Testing
14 9 (20.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (20.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (20.93%) T-SQL
14 9 (20.93%) Test Planning
14 9 (20.93%) Relational Database
14 9 (20.93%) Software Delivery
14 9 (20.93%) System Integration Testing
14 9 (20.93%) Defect Management
14 9 (20.93%) Cucumber

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:

Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) HFM
1 4 (9.30%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.88%) Data Warehouse
1 15 (34.88%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.93%) QlikView
2 9 (20.93%) Relational Database
2 9 (20.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 9 (20.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (20.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (13.95%) Big Data
4 5 (11.63%) Power BI
5 1 (2.33%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 19 (44.19%) JIRA
2 11 (25.58%) Selenium
3 10 (23.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (20.93%) Cucumber
5 7 (16.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (16.28%) Gatling
5 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.65%) HP UFT
6 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (41.86%) Finance
2 12 (27.91%) Banking
3 6 (13.95%) Retail
4 2 (4.65%) Law
5 1 (2.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) HTML
2 2 (4.65%) RESTful
2 2 (4.65%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Linux
1 7 (16.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (86.05%) Test Automation
2 29 (67.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 25 (58.14%) Test Scripting
4 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (34.88%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (25.58%) ETL
7 10 (23.26%) API Testing
7 10 (23.26%) Regression Testing
8 9 (20.93%) Defect Management
8 9 (20.93%) Software Delivery
8 9 (20.93%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (20.93%) Test Planning
8 9 (20.93%) Test Strategy
9 7 (16.28%) Configuration Management
9 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (16.28%) Microservices
9 7 (16.28%) Scrum
9 7 (16.28%) SDLC
10 6 (13.95%) Software Engineering
11 4 (9.30%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 20 (46.51%) SQL
2 9 (20.93%) T-SQL
3 8 (18.60%) Java
4 7 (16.28%) C
4 7 (16.28%) Python
4 7 (16.28%) Ruby
5 1 (2.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (53.49%) ISTQB
2 15 (34.88%) ISEB
3 10 (23.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (16.28%) Degree
4 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
5 4 (9.30%) ACCA
6 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (76.74%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (34.88%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle
3 5 (11.63%) Tableau
4 4 (9.30%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.33%) HP
5 1 (2.33%) SAP