Period
to 22 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Lead
England > East Midlands
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 196 235
Rank change year-on-year -21 +39 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 18 38 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.36% 0.68% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.70% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 10
East Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £53,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.33% +34.38% -
10th Percentile £38,000 £37,200 £33,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £59,450 £52,625
England median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 4,936 5,442 6,323
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.61% 97.27% 97.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4,131 4,451 5,104
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in the East Midlands

Test Leader
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Salary trend for Test Leader in the East Midlands

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Leader in the East Midlands

Test Leader
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 July 2018. 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
Northamptonshire -1 8 £52,500 +31.25% 4
Nottinghamshire -5 7 £57,500 +4.55%
Leicestershire +5 2 £42,500 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, Test Leader job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East Midlands region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 14 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) QA
2 11 (61.11%) Selenium
3 7 (38.89%) BDD
3 7 (38.89%) Java
3 7 (38.89%) Web Services
4 6 (33.33%) C#
4 6 (33.33%) Python
4 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 6 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
5 5 (27.78%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (27.78%) Ruby
5 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
6 4 (22.22%) TDD
6 4 (22.22%) Unix
6 4 (22.22%) Windows
6 4 (22.22%) JMeter
6 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Calabash
7 3 (16.67%) Appium
7 3 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (16.67%) SDLC
7 3 (16.67%) Open Source
8 2 (11.11%) Degree
8 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
8 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Selenium
2 6 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
4 4 (22.22%) JMeter
5 3 (16.67%) Appium
5 3 (16.67%) Calabash
6 2 (11.11%) TeamCity
7 1 (5.56%) Gatling
7 1 (5.56%) JBehave
7 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
7 1 (5.56%) JIRA
7 1 (5.56%) JUnit
7 1 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Automotive
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) Gherkin
2 2 (11.11%) REST
2 2 (11.11%) RESTful
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Fintech
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Unix
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) BDD
4 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
6 4 (22.22%) TDD
7 3 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Open Source
7 3 (16.67%) SDLC
8 2 (11.11%) API Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Coaching
8 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
8 2 (11.11%) DevOps
8 2 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (11.11%) SDET
8 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) C#
2 6 (33.33%) Python
3 5 (27.78%) Ruby
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (61.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center