Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 219 216
Rank change year-on-year +34 -3 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 41 48 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.79% 0.73% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.75% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 27 29 57
East Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £39,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.91% +2.60% -3.75%
10th Percentile £36,000 £32,331 £33,556
90th Percentile £62,750 £45,000 £47,500
England 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 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 5035 6432 7273
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.33% 97.71% 97.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4197 5094 5908
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,650 £23,940 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 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
Nottinghamshire +29 25 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Northamptonshire +8 4 £38,500 -2.53%
Leicestershire +7 2 £36,250 -8.81%
Derbyshire +4 1 - -
Test Leader
England

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

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 East Midlands region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (51.22%) QA
3 17 (41.46%) Selenium
3 17 (41.46%) Java
4 16 (39.02%) ISTQB
5 15 (36.59%) Scenario Testing
6 14 (34.15%) Test Automation
6 14 (34.15%) Scrum
7 13 (31.71%) Retail
7 13 (31.71%) DevOps
8 11 (26.83%) Unix
8 11 (26.83%) Linux
9 10 (24.39%) Manual Testing
10 8 (19.51%) Test Scripting
10 8 (19.51%) Waterfall
10 8 (19.51%) RESTful
10 8 (19.51%) Performance Testing
10 8 (19.51%) JBoss
10 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
10 8 (19.51%) WSDL
10 8 (19.51%) Oracle
10 8 (19.51%) Regression Testing
10 8 (19.51%) Cognizant
10 8 (19.51%) LoadRunner
10 8 (19.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (19.51%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (19.51%) NeoLoad
10 8 (19.51%) JConsole
10 8 (19.51%) VisualVM
10 8 (19.51%) The Grinder

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 8 (19.51%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 17 (41.46%) Selenium
2 8 (19.51%) JConsole
2 8 (19.51%) LoadRunner
2 8 (19.51%) NeoLoad
2 8 (19.51%) The Grinder
2 8 (19.51%) VisualVM
3 6 (14.63%) SoapUI
4 5 (12.20%) Cucumber
4 5 (12.20%) WebDriver
5 3 (7.32%) Appium
5 3 (7.32%) Calabash
5 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
5 3 (7.32%) git-flow
5 3 (7.32%) JMeter
5 3 (7.32%) Toad
6 2 (4.88%) HP UFT
6 2 (4.88%) JUnit
7 1 (2.44%) NUnit
7 1 (2.44%) Protractor
7 1 (2.44%) TestRail
General
1 13 (31.71%) Retail
2 8 (19.51%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (9.76%) Finance
4 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) RESTful
1 8 (19.51%) WSDL
2 3 (7.32%) REST
2 3 (7.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Linux
1 11 (26.83%) Unix
2 3 (7.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (36.59%) Scenario Testing
3 14 (34.15%) Scrum
3 14 (34.15%) Test Automation
4 13 (31.71%) DevOps
5 10 (24.39%) Manual Testing
6 8 (19.51%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (19.51%) Performance Testing
6 8 (19.51%) Regression Testing
6 8 (19.51%) Test Scripting
6 8 (19.51%) Waterfall
7 7 (17.07%) Mentoring
8 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (12.20%) Test Management
9 4 (9.76%) Open Source
9 4 (9.76%) Project Management
9 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy
10 3 (7.32%) Kanban
10 3 (7.32%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (41.46%) Java
2 5 (12.20%) C#
3 4 (9.76%) Python
3 4 (9.76%) Ruby
4 3 (7.32%) SQL
5 1 (2.44%) Groovy
5 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (39.02%) ISTQB
2 5 (12.20%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (51.22%) QA
2 8 (19.51%) PMO
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Cognizant
1 8 (19.51%) Dynatrace
1 8 (19.51%) Oracle