Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 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
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 658 593 567
Rank change year-on-year -65 -26 +84
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 556 754 962
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.42% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.44% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 450 610 819
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £36,475 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,750 £71,250
UK 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 England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161629 173153 199104
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 130679 146162 166923
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,013 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in England

Test Leader
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Test Leader in England

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Leader in England

Test Leader
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 17 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
London -59 211 £60,000 -4.00% 4
North of England -36 109 £45,000 +5.88% 8
South East -24 86 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Midlands +29 78 £43,500 +10.13% 1
North West +9 66 £45,000 +5.88% 5
South West +33 47 £50,000 +25.00%
East Midlands +29 41 £52,500 +32.91% 1
Yorkshire -27 38 £46,250 +5.71% 3
West Midlands +4 36 £42,500 +6.25%
East of England -19 27 £52,000 +4.00%
North East +16 6 £62,500 +64.47%
Test Leader
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 England region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 362 (65.11%) Test Automation
2 302 (54.32%) Agile Software Development
3 279 (50.18%) QA
4 233 (41.91%) Selenium
5 157 (28.24%) Test Strategy
6 146 (26.26%) Java
7 144 (25.90%) Finance
7 144 (25.90%) BDD
8 134 (24.10%) Cucumber
9 130 (23.38%) ISTQB
10 115 (20.68%) Test Scripting
11 100 (17.99%) User Acceptance Testing
12 98 (17.63%) SQL
12 98 (17.63%) ISEB
13 93 (16.73%) Software Testing
14 84 (15.11%) JIRA
14 84 (15.11%) Scrum
15 80 (14.39%) TDD
16 77 (13.85%) WebDriver
17 75 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
17 75 (13.49%) C#
18 72 (12.95%) Regression Testing
19 71 (12.77%) SDLC
19 71 (12.77%) Functional Testing
19 71 (12.77%) Mentoring
20 67 (12.05%) Jenkins
21 63 (11.33%) Banking
22 61 (10.97%) Linux
23 59 (10.61%) Ruby
23 59 (10.61%) Manual Testing

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 11 (1.98%) Confluence
2 8 (1.44%) Apache
2 8 (1.44%) JBoss
3 4 (0.72%) Documentum
3 4 (0.72%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.72%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.36%) IIS
4 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.18%) CMS
5 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.44%) VisionPLUS
2 6 (1.08%) Teamcenter
3 5 (0.90%) HFM
3 5 (0.90%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 2 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.18%) FastStats
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.18%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.80%) SaaS
3 10 (1.80%) Sauce Labs
4 9 (1.62%) BrowserStack
5 6 (1.08%) TestFlight
6 5 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.72%) BlazeMeter
7 4 (0.72%) Yammer
8 3 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.54%) GitHub
9 2 (0.36%) Office 365
9 2 (0.36%) Slack
10 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.18%) G Suite
10 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.32%) HTTP
2 20 (3.60%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.16%) Internet
4 6 (1.08%) MQTT
4 6 (1.08%) Wireless
5 4 (0.72%) WebEx
6 2 (0.36%) 802.11
6 2 (0.36%) DOCSIS
7 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.18%) Network Security
7 1 (0.18%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.58%) Relational Database
3 21 (3.78%) Big Data
3 21 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.80%) Cognos Impromptu
5 10 (1.80%) Power BI
6 9 (1.62%) DB2
6 9 (1.62%) Hadoop
6 9 (1.62%) QlikView
6 9 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.08%) MySQL
7 6 (1.08%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.54%) Blockchain
8 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.18%) Essbase
9 1 (0.18%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.18%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 233 (41.91%) Selenium
2 134 (24.10%) Cucumber
3 84 (15.11%) JIRA
4 77 (13.85%) WebDriver
5 67 (12.05%) Jenkins
6 55 (9.89%) SoapUI
7 42 (7.55%) JUnit
8 38 (6.83%) LoadRunner
9 37 (6.65%) JMeter
10 32 (5.76%) SpecFlow
11 29 (5.22%) HP UFT
12 26 (4.68%) Team Foundation Server
13 22 (3.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 19 (3.42%) RSpec
15 18 (3.24%) Git (software)
16 16 (2.88%) Visual Studio
17 15 (2.70%) Ranorex
18 14 (2.52%) Appium
19 12 (2.16%) Gatling
20 11 (1.98%) WATIR
General
1 144 (25.90%) Finance
2 63 (11.33%) Banking
3 48 (8.63%) Retail
4 26 (4.68%) Investment Banking
5 20 (3.60%) Retail Banking
6 15 (2.70%) Law
7 10 (1.80%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.08%) Automotive
9 6 (1.08%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.08%) Military
10 4 (0.72%) Marketing
11 3 (0.54%) Advertising
11 3 (0.54%) Back Office
11 3 (0.54%) Electronics
11 3 (0.54%) French Language
11 3 (0.54%) German Language
11 3 (0.54%) Japanese Language
11 3 (0.54%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (8.09%) XML
2 35 (6.29%) HTML
3 34 (6.12%) .NET
3 34 (6.12%) Web Services
4 32 (5.76%) SOAP
5 25 (4.50%) Gherkin
6 20 (3.60%) RESTful
7 19 (3.42%) Murex Flex
8 17 (3.06%) REST
9 11 (1.98%) WSDL
10 9 (1.62%) Hibernate
11 8 (1.44%) CSS
12 7 (1.26%) jQuery
12 7 (1.26%) Node.js
13 6 (1.08%) Spring
14 5 (0.90%) JSON
15 4 (0.72%) .NET Framework
16 3 (0.54%) AngularJS
16 3 (0.54%) CGI
17 2 (0.36%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.76%) Management Information System
2 31 (5.58%) Mobile App
3 29 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (4.68%) Computer Science
5 21 (3.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 20 (3.60%) Fixed Income
7 11 (1.98%) Smart Meter
8 7 (1.26%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.26%) User Experience
9 6 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (1.08%) Fintech
9 6 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.54%) Life Science
10 3 (0.54%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.54%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.36%) Equities
11 2 (0.36%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.18%) Derivative
12 1 (0.18%) EPoS
12 1 (0.18%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 61 (10.97%) Linux
2 36 (6.47%) Unix
3 34 (6.12%) Windows
4 14 (2.52%) Android
4 14 (2.52%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.36%) Kali Linux
6 2 (0.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (65.11%) Test Automation
2 302 (54.32%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (28.24%) Test Strategy
4 144 (25.90%) BDD
5 115 (20.68%) Test Scripting
6 100 (17.99%) User Acceptance Testing
7 93 (16.73%) Software Testing
8 84 (15.11%) Scrum
9 80 (14.39%) TDD
10 75 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
11 72 (12.95%) Regression Testing
12 71 (12.77%) Functional Testing
12 71 (12.77%) Mentoring
12 71 (12.77%) SDLC
13 59 (10.61%) Manual Testing
14 57 (10.25%) Non-Functional Testing
14 57 (10.25%) Performance Testing
14 57 (10.25%) Project Management
15 53 (9.53%) Stakeholder Management
16 52 (9.35%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 146 (26.26%) Java
2 98 (17.63%) SQL
3 75 (13.49%) C#
4 59 (10.61%) Ruby
5 53 (9.53%) Python
6 32 (5.76%) C
6 32 (5.76%) JavaScript
7 21 (3.78%) C++
7 21 (3.78%) Groovy
8 13 (2.34%) Shell Script
9 11 (1.98%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.62%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.26%) Bourne shell
11 7 (1.26%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.08%) Scala
13 5 (0.90%) R
14 4 (0.72%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.54%) Perl
15 3 (0.54%) VBScript
16 2 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 130 (23.38%) ISTQB
2 98 (17.63%) ISEB
3 52 (9.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 51 (9.17%) Degree
5 22 (3.96%) Security Cleared
6 15 (2.70%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.80%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (0.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.72%) ACCA
10 4 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.18%) CHECK Team Leader
12 1 (0.18%) CITP
12 1 (0.18%) CREST Certified
12 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 279 (50.18%) QA
2 8 (1.44%) ISO 20022
2 8 (1.44%) ISO 8583
2 8 (1.44%) PMO
3 4 (0.72%) SLA
4 3 (0.54%) MiFID
4 3 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.36%) EMIR
5 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) GDPR
6 1 (0.18%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.90%) Docker
3 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (5.40%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.08%) CA Service Virtualization
2 6 (1.08%) HockeyApp
2 6 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.08%) Puppet
3 3 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.54%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.36%) Nessus
4 2 (0.36%) Nmap
5 1 (0.18%) Ansible
5 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 46 (8.27%) Microsoft
2 35 (6.29%) HP
3 27 (4.86%) Oracle
4 19 (3.42%) Murex
5 16 (2.88%) Cognizant
6 14 (2.52%) Capita
7 10 (1.80%) VMware
8 9 (1.62%) Hyperion
9 8 (1.44%) Dynatrace
9 8 (1.44%) Perfecto Mobile
10 7 (1.26%) SAP
10 7 (1.26%) Xamarin
11 6 (1.08%) Pega
12 5 (0.90%) Tableau
13 3 (0.54%) CA
13 3 (0.54%) Google
13 3 (0.54%) MuleSoft
14 2 (0.36%) Citrix
14 2 (0.36%) hybris
14 2 (0.36%) Sybase