Period
to 23 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 644 590 596
Rank change year-on-year -54 +6 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 592 653 840
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.40% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.42% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 477 510 698
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +7.95%
10th Percentile £36,650 £35,000 £36,125
90th Percentile £69,850 £68,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +7.95%

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 160,093 155,792 184,772
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.57% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 131,907 130,405 156,671
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 £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -86 187 £55,500 -3.48% 19
North of England +23 143 £45,000 - 11
South West +51 89 £45,000 +5.88% 8
South East -42 88 £50,500 +1.00% 7
North West +17 70 £45,000 +9.09% 6
Yorkshire +27 63 £42,500 -12.37% 5
East of England -16 44 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Midlands -60 43 £42,500 -6.59% 9
West Midlands -15 25 £42,500 -6.59% 7
East Midlands -31 18 £52,500 +16.67% 1
North East -18 10 £50,000 -8.26%
Test Leader
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 376 (63.51%) Test Automation
2 328 (55.41%) Agile Software Development
3 261 (44.09%) QA
4 250 (42.23%) Selenium
5 156 (26.35%) Finance
6 147 (24.83%) Java
7 139 (23.48%) SQL
8 125 (21.11%) Test Strategy
9 116 (19.59%) Cucumber
10 109 (18.41%) JIRA
11 108 (18.24%) ISTQB
12 107 (18.07%) User Acceptance Testing
12 107 (18.07%) Test Management
13 104 (17.57%) Mentoring
13 104 (17.57%) Software Testing
14 96 (16.22%) C#
14 96 (16.22%) BDD
15 91 (15.37%) Continuous Integration
16 90 (15.20%) Test Scripting
17 88 (14.86%) Scrum
18 85 (14.36%) Manual Testing
19 72 (12.16%) Regression Testing
20 69 (11.66%) ISEB
21 68 (11.49%) SoapUI
21 68 (11.49%) Jenkins
22 67 (11.32%) Python
23 66 (11.15%) Waterfall
24 65 (10.98%) HP Quality Center
24 65 (10.98%) JMeter
25 64 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management

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 12 (2.03%) Confluence
2 5 (0.84%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.68%) Apache
4 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.51%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.17%) Documentum
6 1 (0.17%) IIS
6 1 (0.17%) JBoss
6 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.34%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.51%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (1.69%) GitHub
2 10 (1.69%) TestFlight
3 7 (1.18%) Slack
4 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.51%) Office 365
5 3 (0.51%) Yammer
6 2 (0.34%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.34%) SaaS
7 1 (0.17%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.17%) G Suite
7 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.69%) MQTT
2 8 (1.35%) HTTP
3 4 (0.68%) Ethernet
3 4 (0.68%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.51%) Internet
4 3 (0.51%) WebEx
5 2 (0.34%) Firewall
5 2 (0.34%) ICMP
5 2 (0.34%) VoIP
6 1 (0.17%) IPv4
6 1 (0.17%) IPv6
6 1 (0.17%) LAN
6 1 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (2.53%) QlikView
5 15 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (0.68%) Big Data
9 3 (0.51%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.34%) MySQL
11 1 (0.17%) DB2
11 1 (0.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 250 (42.23%) Selenium
2 116 (19.59%) Cucumber
3 109 (18.41%) JIRA
4 68 (11.49%) Jenkins
4 68 (11.49%) SoapUI
5 65 (10.98%) JMeter
6 61 (10.30%) WebDriver
7 32 (5.41%) Ranorex
8 31 (5.24%) Appium
9 30 (5.07%) Team Foundation Server
10 29 (4.90%) LoadRunner
10 29 (4.90%) SpecFlow
11 28 (4.73%) JUnit
12 27 (4.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 26 (4.39%) HP UFT
14 20 (3.38%) TestDirector
15 18 (3.04%) Gatling
16 17 (2.87%) TestNG
17 16 (2.70%) Calabash
17 16 (2.70%) WATIR
General
1 156 (26.35%) Finance
2 56 (9.46%) Banking
3 51 (8.61%) Retail
4 19 (3.21%) Advertising
5 16 (2.70%) Law
6 15 (2.53%) Legal
7 14 (2.36%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.18%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.18%) Marketing
10 6 (1.01%) Games
11 5 (0.84%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.68%) Back Office
12 4 (0.68%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.51%) Publishing
13 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.34%) Front Office
15 1 (0.17%) Automotive
15 1 (0.17%) Electronics
15 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (9.29%) Web Services
2 47 (7.94%) SOAP
3 43 (7.26%) .NET
4 40 (6.76%) XML
5 36 (6.08%) HTML
6 25 (4.22%) CSS
7 18 (3.04%) RESTful
8 16 (2.70%) Node.js
8 16 (2.70%) REST
9 9 (1.52%) Gherkin
9 9 (1.52%) jQuery
10 5 (0.84%) AngularJS
10 5 (0.84%) XHTML
11 4 (0.68%) Hibernate
11 4 (0.68%) JSON
11 4 (0.68%) Spring
11 4 (0.68%) Velocity
12 3 (0.51%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.51%) HTML5
12 3 (0.51%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.78%) Mobile App
2 31 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.73%) Smart Meter
4 25 (4.22%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (2.70%) User Experience
7 15 (2.53%) Management Information System
8 14 (2.36%) Computer Science
9 13 (2.20%) Fintech
10 10 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (1.18%) PMI
12 6 (1.01%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.84%) Data Centre
13 5 (0.84%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 4 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
15 3 (0.51%) Smart Energy
15 3 (0.51%) Smartphone
16 2 (0.34%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 37 (6.25%) Linux
2 32 (5.41%) Unix
3 27 (4.56%) Android
4 26 (4.39%) Apple iOS
5 25 (4.22%) Windows
6 4 (0.68%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.34%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.17%) AIX
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (63.51%) Test Automation
2 328 (55.41%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (21.11%) Test Strategy
4 107 (18.07%) Test Management
4 107 (18.07%) User Acceptance Testing
5 104 (17.57%) Mentoring
5 104 (17.57%) Software Testing
6 96 (16.22%) BDD
7 91 (15.37%) Continuous Integration
8 90 (15.20%) Test Scripting
9 88 (14.86%) Scrum
10 85 (14.36%) Manual Testing
11 72 (12.16%) Regression Testing
12 66 (11.15%) Waterfall
13 64 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
14 63 (10.64%) Test Planning
15 61 (10.30%) Defect Management
16 57 (9.63%) SDLC
17 56 (9.46%) TDD
18 55 (9.29%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 147 (24.83%) Java
2 139 (23.48%) SQL
3 96 (16.22%) C#
4 67 (11.32%) Python
5 61 (10.30%) Ruby
6 34 (5.74%) JavaScript
7 28 (4.73%) PHP
8 25 (4.22%) C
9 23 (3.89%) C++
10 20 (3.38%) T-SQL
11 13 (2.20%) Groovy
12 12 (2.03%) Scala
13 10 (1.69%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.18%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.84%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.51%) Perl
16 3 (0.51%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.34%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.34%) VB
17 2 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 108 (18.24%) ISTQB
2 69 (11.66%) ISEB
3 45 (7.60%) Degree
4 42 (7.09%) Security Cleared
5 34 (5.74%) SC Cleared
6 29 (4.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (2.03%) ISEB Practitioner
8 10 (1.69%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.35%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.34%) CSQA
12 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 261 (44.09%) QA
2 5 (0.84%) ISO 20022
2 5 (0.84%) ISO 8583
3 3 (0.51%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.17%) EMIR
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
4 1 (0.17%) MiFID
4 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) PMO
4 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.18%) Docker
2 5 (0.84%) Firmware
3 4 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.34%) KVM
5 2 (0.34%) Xen
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 65 (10.98%) HP Quality Center
2 38 (6.42%) HP ALM
3 10 (1.69%) HockeyApp
4 6 (1.01%) Puppet
5 2 (0.34%) CA Wily
5 2 (0.34%) Nessus
5 2 (0.34%) Nmap
6 1 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.17%) Grafana
6 1 (0.17%) Nagios
6 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.17%) SCCM
6 1 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 63 (10.64%) HP
2 52 (8.78%) Microsoft
3 19 (3.21%) Capita
4 18 (3.04%) Oracle
5 10 (1.69%) SAP
5 10 (1.69%) Xamarin
6 8 (1.35%) Remedy
6 8 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (0.84%) Atlassian
7 5 (0.84%) Informatica
7 5 (0.84%) Netezza
7 5 (0.84%) WorldPay
8 4 (0.68%) VMware
9 3 (0.51%) CA
9 3 (0.51%) Google
10 2 (0.34%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.34%) Dynatrace
10 2 (0.34%) New Relic
10 2 (0.34%) Pega
10 2 (0.34%) SOASTA, Inc