Period
to 18 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 671 657 636
Rank change year-on-year -14 -21 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 525 560 767
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.34% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.35% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 418 424 642
England median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +14.58% +6.67%

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 157,042 160,767 185,048
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.29% 96.22% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 128,008 132,246 157,116
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 18 July 2018.

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 18 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
London -69 181 £60,000 - 18
North of England +46 123 £47,750 -1.55% 16
Yorkshire +59 77 £47,500 -5.00% 8
South East +8 73 £50,000 - 9
South West +26 63 £45,000 -2.70% 5
East of England +17 47 £45,000 -2.70% 6
Midlands -27 40 £47,500 +5.56% 11
North West 0 35 £48,250 +1.58% 8
West Midlands +12 22 £45,000 +10.09% 7
East Midlands -20 18 £52,500 -2.33% 4
North East -10 11 £45,000 +32.35%
Test Leader
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 England region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 359 (68.38%) Test Automation
2 329 (62.67%) Agile Software Development
3 211 (40.19%) QA
4 199 (37.90%) Selenium
5 131 (24.95%) Java
6 119 (22.67%) Finance
7 118 (22.48%) Test Strategy
8 108 (20.57%) Test Management
9 99 (18.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 93 (17.71%) Scrum
11 92 (17.52%) SQL
12 91 (17.33%) C#
12 91 (17.33%) Software Testing
13 87 (16.57%) BDD
14 86 (16.38%) Cucumber
15 84 (16.00%) ISTQB
16 83 (15.81%) Functional Testing
17 78 (14.86%) JIRA
18 72 (13.71%) Stakeholder Management
19 68 (12.95%) Python
19 68 (12.95%) Mentoring
20 67 (12.76%) Manual Testing
21 63 (12.00%) Regression Testing
22 61 (11.62%) Continuous Integration
22 61 (11.62%) WebDriver
23 59 (11.24%) Performance Testing
24 56 (10.67%) JMeter
24 56 (10.67%) TDD
25 55 (10.48%) Test Scripting
26 54 (10.29%) ISEB

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 26 (4.95%) Confluence
2 5 (0.95%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.38%) CMS
4 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.19%) JBoss
4 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
1 2 (0.38%) S-PLUS
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.57%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.05%) GitHub
2 11 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.14%) BlazeMeter
4 6 (1.14%) SaaS
4 6 (1.14%) Slack
5 4 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.57%) Office 365
6 3 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.19%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.19%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.48%) HTTP
2 10 (1.90%) Ethernet
3 9 (1.71%) Firewall
4 8 (1.52%) VoIP
5 6 (1.14%) DHCP
5 6 (1.14%) DNS
5 6 (1.14%) IPsec
5 6 (1.14%) Network Security
5 6 (1.14%) VPN
6 2 (0.38%) ICMP
6 2 (0.38%) IPv4
6 2 (0.38%) IPv6
6 2 (0.38%) LAN
6 2 (0.38%) SMS
6 2 (0.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.38%) WAN
6 2 (0.38%) Wireless
7 1 (0.19%) ATM
7 1 (0.19%) GSM
7 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.95%) Blockchain
4 4 (0.76%) Big Data
5 3 (0.57%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.38%) QlikView
6 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.19%) DB2
7 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 199 (37.90%) Selenium
2 86 (16.38%) Cucumber
3 78 (14.86%) JIRA
4 61 (11.62%) WebDriver
5 56 (10.67%) JMeter
6 46 (8.76%) SoapUI
7 45 (8.57%) Jenkins
8 27 (5.14%) LoadRunner
9 25 (4.76%) SpecFlow
10 20 (3.81%) HP UFT
10 20 (3.81%) Ranorex
10 20 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (3.43%) Gatling
12 17 (3.24%) Visual Studio
13 16 (3.05%) Appium
13 16 (3.05%) JUnit
14 15 (2.86%) MSTest
15 13 (2.48%) NeoLoad
16 12 (2.29%) TestNG
17 11 (2.10%) JBehave
General
1 119 (22.67%) Finance
2 44 (8.38%) Banking
3 31 (5.90%) Retail
4 18 (3.43%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.24%) Marketing
6 16 (3.05%) Law
7 12 (2.29%) Advertising
8 11 (2.10%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.90%) Legal
10 7 (1.33%) Electronics
11 5 (0.95%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.95%) Front Office
11 5 (0.95%) Games
12 4 (0.76%) Automotive
12 4 (0.76%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.57%) Back Office
13 3 (0.57%) Publishing
13 3 (0.57%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (9.52%) Web Services
2 33 (6.29%) .NET
3 32 (6.10%) SOAP
4 25 (4.76%) RESTful
5 17 (3.24%) CSS
5 17 (3.24%) HTML
6 14 (2.67%) Gherkin
7 11 (2.10%) XML
8 8 (1.52%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.76%) Node.js
9 4 (0.76%) REST
9 4 (0.76%) Taurus
10 3 (0.57%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.57%) HTML5
10 3 (0.57%) J2EE
10 3 (0.57%) SAP Fiori
11 2 (0.38%) CGI
11 2 (0.38%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.38%) JSON
11 2 (0.38%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 21 (4.00%) Fintech
4 16 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (2.10%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.10%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.71%) User Experience
8 8 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.52%) PKI
9 5 (0.95%) PMI
9 5 (0.95%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.57%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.57%) Smart Energy
11 2 (0.38%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.38%) Robotics
11 2 (0.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 30 (5.71%) Linux
2 27 (5.14%) Windows
3 20 (3.81%) Unix
4 14 (2.67%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.29%) Android
6 8 (1.52%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.19%) AIX
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (68.38%) Test Automation
2 329 (62.67%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (22.48%) Test Strategy
4 108 (20.57%) Test Management
5 99 (18.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 93 (17.71%) Scrum
7 91 (17.33%) Software Testing
8 87 (16.57%) BDD
9 83 (15.81%) Functional Testing
10 72 (13.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 68 (12.95%) Mentoring
12 67 (12.76%) Manual Testing
13 63 (12.00%) Regression Testing
14 61 (11.62%) Continuous Integration
15 59 (11.24%) Performance Testing
16 56 (10.67%) TDD
17 55 (10.48%) Test Scripting
18 50 (9.52%) Waterfall
19 46 (8.76%) Defect Management
19 46 (8.76%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 131 (24.95%) Java
2 92 (17.52%) SQL
3 91 (17.33%) C#
4 68 (12.95%) Python
5 43 (8.19%) Ruby
6 26 (4.95%) JavaScript
7 16 (3.05%) C
8 14 (2.67%) PHP
9 11 (2.10%) C++
10 8 (1.52%) Scala
11 7 (1.33%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.95%) Groovy
13 4 (0.76%) Perl
13 4 (0.76%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.38%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.38%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.38%) VBScript
15 1 (0.19%) R
15 1 (0.19%) VB
15 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 84 (16.00%) ISTQB
2 54 (10.29%) ISEB
3 46 (8.76%) Security Cleared
4 36 (6.86%) Degree
5 27 (5.14%) SC Cleared
6 15 (2.86%) DV Cleared
6 15 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (0.95%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.76%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (40.19%) QA
2 4 (0.76%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
3 2 (0.38%) PMO
3 2 (0.38%) SLA
4 1 (0.19%) EMIR
4 1 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 10 (1.90%) Docker
1 10 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.14%) vSphere
3 2 (0.38%) Firmware
3 2 (0.38%) KVM
3 2 (0.38%) Xen
4 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 30 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (2.48%) HP ALM
3 5 (0.95%) Puppet
4 3 (0.57%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.19%) Ansible
5 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.19%) SCCM
5 1 (0.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (6.29%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.14%) HP
3 24 (4.57%) SAP
4 15 (2.86%) Oracle
5 12 (2.29%) Capita
6 10 (1.90%) VMware
7 8 (1.52%) Cisco
8 7 (1.33%) AppDynamics
8 7 (1.33%) Dynatrace
8 7 (1.33%) Google
8 7 (1.33%) New Relic
8 7 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.14%) WorldPay
10 5 (0.95%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.76%) Remedy
12 3 (0.57%) CA
12 3 (0.57%) SOASTA, Inc
13 2 (0.38%) Apple
13 2 (0.38%) Sitecore
14 1 (0.19%) Facebook