Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 629 563 570
Rank change year-on-year -66 +7 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 584 728 897
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.44% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.45% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 478 567 766
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,450 £36,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 154,617 160,289 189,330
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 96.49% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 126,793 134,388 159,788
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 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -72 189 £60,000 +9.09% 28
North of England +20 134 £45,000 +5.88% 14
South East -19 104 £52,500 +5.00% 20
South West +74 78 £50,000 +25.00% 6
North West +21 73 £42,500 - 7
Yorkshire +7 53 £45,000 +7.14% 7
Midlands -36 53 £42,500 -1.16% 4
West Midlands -25 30 £42,500 -5.56% 2
East of England -27 26 £50,000 - 4
East Midlands -9 22 £45,000 +13.92% 2
North East -8 8 £62,500 +8.70%
Test Leader
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 380 (65.07%) Test Automation
2 327 (55.99%) Agile Software Development
3 277 (47.43%) QA
4 260 (44.52%) Selenium
5 166 (28.42%) Java
6 153 (26.20%) Cucumber
7 147 (25.17%) SQL
8 146 (25.00%) Finance
9 140 (23.97%) BDD
10 131 (22.43%) Test Strategy
11 111 (19.01%) ISTQB
12 100 (17.12%) JIRA
12 100 (17.12%) User Acceptance Testing
13 99 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
14 94 (16.10%) Test Scripting
14 94 (16.10%) Mentoring
14 94 (16.10%) C#
15 93 (15.92%) Software Testing
16 85 (14.55%) Scrum
17 81 (13.87%) Jenkins
18 79 (13.53%) SDLC
18 79 (13.53%) TDD
18 79 (13.53%) ISEB
19 76 (13.01%) Ruby
20 73 (12.50%) WebDriver
20 73 (12.50%) Manual Testing
21 65 (11.13%) Python
22 64 (10.96%) Test Management
23 62 (10.62%) Test Planning
24 57 (9.76%) JMeter

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 6 (1.03%) Confluence
2 5 (0.86%) Apache
3 4 (0.68%) Documentum
3 4 (0.68%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.68%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.34%) IIS
5 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.17%) HFM
2 1 (0.17%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.17%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (2.05%) TestFlight
4 7 (1.20%) SaaS
5 6 (1.03%) BrowserStack
6 5 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (0.86%) GitHub
7 4 (0.68%) BlazeMeter
7 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.68%) Sauce Labs
7 4 (0.68%) Yammer
8 3 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.51%) Office 365
9 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.34%) Slack
10 1 (0.17%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.17%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.60%) HTTP
2 12 (2.05%) MQTT
3 10 (1.71%) Internet
3 10 (1.71%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.68%) WebEx
5 2 (0.34%) 802.11
5 2 (0.34%) DOCSIS
5 2 (0.34%) Wireless
6 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.17%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (4.62%) Relational Database
4 25 (4.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 19 (3.25%) QlikView
6 19 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (2.57%) Big Data
8 10 (1.71%) Cognos Impromptu
9 9 (1.54%) DB2
9 9 (1.54%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.86%) Power BI
10 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.68%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.51%) Blockchain
13 2 (0.34%) MySQL
14 1 (0.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.17%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 260 (44.52%) Selenium
2 153 (26.20%) Cucumber
3 100 (17.12%) JIRA
4 81 (13.87%) Jenkins
5 73 (12.50%) WebDriver
6 57 (9.76%) JMeter
7 56 (9.59%) SoapUI
8 45 (7.71%) JUnit
9 33 (5.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 31 (5.31%) SpecFlow
11 28 (4.79%) Ranorex
11 28 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 27 (4.62%) LoadRunner
13 26 (4.45%) Appium
14 25 (4.28%) HP UFT
15 21 (3.60%) Gatling
16 20 (3.42%) TestDirector
17 17 (2.91%) RSpec
17 17 (2.91%) WATIR
18 16 (2.74%) Calabash
General
1 146 (25.00%) Finance
2 45 (7.71%) Banking
3 44 (7.53%) Retail
4 13 (2.23%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.05%) Law
6 10 (1.71%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.54%) Advertising
7 9 (1.54%) Legal
7 9 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.03%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.86%) Back Office
9 5 (0.86%) Games
10 3 (0.51%) Electronics
10 3 (0.51%) Marketing
10 3 (0.51%) Military
11 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (9.59%) XML
2 45 (7.71%) HTML
3 41 (7.02%) .NET
4 38 (6.51%) Web Services
5 33 (5.65%) SOAP
6 19 (3.25%) Gherkin
6 19 (3.25%) REST
7 17 (2.91%) CSS
8 16 (2.74%) Node.js
9 11 (1.88%) jQuery
10 9 (1.54%) Hibernate
11 8 (1.37%) RESTful
12 6 (1.03%) Spring
13 5 (0.86%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.86%) XHTML
14 4 (0.68%) Velocity
15 3 (0.51%) JSON
16 2 (0.34%) CGI
16 2 (0.34%) DCOM
16 2 (0.34%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.56%) Mobile App
2 35 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (4.62%) Smart Meter
4 24 (4.11%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.23%) User Experience
7 12 (2.05%) Embedded Systems
7 12 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (1.88%) Fintech
9 5 (0.86%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.86%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.68%) PMI
11 3 (0.51%) Life Science
11 3 (0.51%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.51%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.34%) NHS
13 1 (0.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 1 (0.17%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.17%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 42 (7.19%) Linux
2 35 (5.99%) Unix
3 31 (5.31%) Windows
4 22 (3.77%) Android
5 21 (3.60%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.51%) Kali Linux
6 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (65.07%) Test Automation
2 327 (55.99%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (23.97%) BDD
4 131 (22.43%) Test Strategy
5 100 (17.12%) User Acceptance Testing
6 99 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
7 94 (16.10%) Mentoring
7 94 (16.10%) Test Scripting
8 93 (15.92%) Software Testing
9 85 (14.55%) Scrum
10 79 (13.53%) SDLC
10 79 (13.53%) TDD
11 73 (12.50%) Manual Testing
12 64 (10.96%) Test Management
13 62 (10.62%) Test Planning
14 57 (9.76%) Waterfall
15 56 (9.59%) Defect Management
16 55 (9.42%) Regression Testing
17 53 (9.08%) Functional Testing
18 50 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 166 (28.42%) Java
2 147 (25.17%) SQL
3 94 (16.10%) C#
4 76 (13.01%) Ruby
5 65 (11.13%) Python
6 34 (5.82%) C
7 33 (5.65%) JavaScript
8 26 (4.45%) C++
8 26 (4.45%) T-SQL
9 21 (3.60%) Groovy
10 16 (2.74%) PHP
11 15 (2.57%) Shell Script
12 13 (2.23%) Scala
13 8 (1.37%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.86%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.86%) R
15 4 (0.68%) Bourne shell
15 4 (0.68%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.51%) VBScript
17 2 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 111 (19.01%) ISTQB
2 79 (13.53%) ISEB
3 55 (9.42%) Degree
4 39 (6.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 36 (6.16%) Security Cleared
6 30 (5.14%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.54%) ISEB Practitioner
8 7 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (0.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (0.86%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.34%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.17%) CHECK Team Leader
12 1 (0.17%) CREST Certified
12 1 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 277 (47.43%) QA
2 9 (1.54%) ISO 20022
2 9 (1.54%) ISO 8583
3 3 (0.51%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.51%) SLA
4 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.34%) MiFID
5 1 (0.17%) EMIR
5 1 (0.17%) GDPR
5 1 (0.17%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (1.20%) Docker
2 6 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.51%) Firmware
3 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 49 (8.39%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (2.05%) HockeyApp
3 7 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.20%) Puppet
4 4 (0.68%) CA Service Virtualization
5 3 (0.51%) Nessus
5 3 (0.51%) Nmap
5 3 (0.51%) Simian Army
5 3 (0.51%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.17%) Ansible
6 1 (0.17%) Grafana
6 1 (0.17%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.17%) Nagios
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 54 (9.25%) HP
2 53 (9.08%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.08%) Capita
4 17 (2.91%) Oracle
5 13 (2.23%) Xamarin
6 6 (1.03%) Pega
6 6 (1.03%) VMware
7 5 (0.86%) Hyperion
7 5 (0.86%) Informatica
7 5 (0.86%) Netezza
7 5 (0.86%) Remedy
8 3 (0.51%) CA
8 3 (0.51%) Google
8 3 (0.51%) MuleSoft
8 3 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.51%) SAP
8 3 (0.51%) WorldPay
9 2 (0.34%) Citrix
9 2 (0.34%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.34%) Sybase