The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
England / East of England
Rank 217 240 250
Rank change year-on-year +23 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 25 25 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.41% 0.34% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.35% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 18 16 13
Median salary £45,000 £55,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +46.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £27,750 £32,800
10% offered a salary of more than £61,300 £58,250 £40,000
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 East of England. 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
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5868 7083 7192
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 96.06% 96.24% 97.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4689 5722 5787
Median salary £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
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 East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Test Leader in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in the East of England

Test Leader
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Test Leader in the East of England

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Leader in the East of England

Test Leader
Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +20 10 £46,250 -7.50%
Bedfordshire - 8 £45,000 -
Essex +5 4 £42,500 -22.72%
Cambridgeshire +13 2 £27,500 -56.00% 2
Suffolk +28 1 £37,500 +36.36%
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 East of England region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 28 (50.91%) QA
2 27 (49.09%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (45.45%) ISTQB
4 23 (41.82%) ISEB
5 22 (40.00%) Selenium
6 19 (34.55%) Test Automation
6 19 (34.55%) Test Strategy
7 14 (25.45%) Test Management
7 14 (25.45%) Finance
8 13 (23.64%) SQL
8 13 (23.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (23.64%) Non-Functional Testing
9 12 (21.82%) Functional Testing
9 12 (21.82%) SDLC
10 11 (20.00%) Automation Testing
10 11 (20.00%) Test Planning
10 11 (20.00%) Waterfall
10 11 (20.00%) Automated Testing
11 10 (18.18%) Degree
11 10 (18.18%) Test Scripting
11 10 (18.18%) Manual Testing
11 10 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (18.18%) Legal
12 9 (16.36%) Python
12 9 (16.36%) LoadRunner
12 9 (16.36%) Defect Management
13 8 (14.55%) Linux
13 8 (14.55%) HP UFT
13 8 (14.55%) DevOps
14 7 (12.73%) Robot Framework

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 2 (3.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.73%) SaaS
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) Bluetooth
1 1 (1.82%) Wireless
1 1 (1.82%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (40.00%) Selenium
2 9 (16.36%) LoadRunner
3 8 (14.55%) HP UFT
4 7 (12.73%) JIRA
4 7 (12.73%) Robot Framework
5 6 (10.91%) Bugzilla
5 6 (10.91%) JMeter
5 6 (10.91%) Testopia
6 4 (7.27%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.64%) JBehave
7 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.64%) Subversion
7 2 (3.64%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.64%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.82%) Hudson
8 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.82%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (25.45%) Finance
2 10 (18.18%) Legal
3 7 (12.73%) Law
4 6 (10.91%) Retail
5 3 (5.45%) Banking
6 2 (3.64%) Electronics
7 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.82%) Marketing
7 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Computer Science
1 6 (10.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 6 (10.91%) Virtual Team
2 2 (3.64%) Fintech
2 2 (3.64%) iPad
2 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.82%) Handset
3 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.55%) Linux
2 3 (5.45%) Windows
3 1 (1.82%) Android
3 1 (1.82%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (49.09%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (34.55%) Test Automation
2 19 (34.55%) Test Strategy
3 14 (25.45%) Test Management
4 13 (23.64%) Non-Functional Testing
4 13 (23.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (21.82%) Functional Testing
5 12 (21.82%) SDLC
6 11 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 11 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 11 (20.00%) Test Planning
6 11 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 10 (18.18%) Manual Testing
7 10 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 9 (16.36%) Defect Management
9 8 (14.55%) DevOps
10 7 (12.73%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 7 (12.73%) TDD
11 6 (10.91%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) SQL
2 9 (16.36%) Python
3 7 (12.73%) Bash Shell
4 5 (9.09%) Perl
5 4 (7.27%) Java
5 4 (7.27%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.45%) C
6 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.64%) AWK
7 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.82%) C#
8 1 (1.82%) C++
8 1 (1.82%) VC++
Qualifications
1 25 (45.45%) ISTQB
2 23 (41.82%) ISEB
3 10 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (50.91%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (10.91%) CA Agile Central
1 6 (10.91%) SAP
2 2 (3.64%) HP
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle
3 1 (1.82%) Citrix
3 1 (1.82%) EMC
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