The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 22 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 84 82
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 9 9 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.74% 0.74% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.77% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 16
Median salary £45,000 £41,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.75% -20.00%  
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 Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1156 1162 1314
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.75% 95.87% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 717 665 822
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +0.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Edinburgh

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Test Leader in Edinburgh

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 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 Edinburgh region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (33.33%) QA
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 2 (16.67%) Test Management
4 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (16.67%) Statistics
4 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Python
4 2 (16.67%) ETL
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
4 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Coaching
4 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 2 (16.67%) Prototyping

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Coaching
4 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 2 (16.67%) ETL
4 2 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Prototyping
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Statistics
4 2 (16.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (16.67%) Python
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft