The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 551 553 543
Rank change year-on-year +2 -10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 318 418 456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.43% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.44% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 252 329 351
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.52% +7.95%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.81% +1.17%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 77326 94599 97418
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.30% 96.46% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 64770 80048 80399
Median salary £46,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +86 141 £60,000 - 12
South East +48 44 £42,500 -19.04% 5
East of England +38 27 £45,000 -18.18% 2
East Midlands +26 23 £46,250 +23.33% 3
Yorkshire -16 23 £50,000 +17.64% 7
North West -43 19 £40,000 -15.78% 8
West Midlands +3 18 £45,500 +7.05% 8
South West +13 17 £47,500 +18.75% 5
North East +6 6 £54,500 +44.37%
Test Leader
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 356 (51.74%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (34.30%) QA
3 227 (32.99%) Selenium
4 211 (30.67%) ISTQB
5 210 (30.52%) Test Scripting
6 209 (30.38%) Test Strategy
7 193 (28.05%) ISEB
8 170 (24.71%) Test Automation
9 169 (24.56%) SQL
9 169 (24.56%) Finance
10 128 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
11 122 (17.73%) Java
12 120 (17.44%) Test Management
13 111 (16.13%) SDLC
14 109 (15.84%) Scrum
15 108 (15.70%) Software Testing
16 103 (14.97%) HP
17 101 (14.68%) Microsoft
18 98 (14.24%) Automated Testing
19 90 (13.08%) Mentoring
20 87 (12.65%) Automation Testing
21 85 (12.35%) Regression Testing
22 84 (12.21%) Non-Functional Testing
23 79 (11.48%) C#
24 78 (11.34%) SQL Server
24 78 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
25 75 (10.90%) JIRA
26 70 (10.17%) HP UFT
27 68 (9.88%) Team Foundation Server
28 67 (9.74%) SAP

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 19 (2.76%) Apache
2 13 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (1.45%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.31%) Confluence
6 3 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.44%) IIS
7 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.15%) CMS
Applications
1 64 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.20%) MS Office
3 19 (2.76%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.16%) MS Project
5 7 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) Simulink
6 1 (0.15%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.15%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 10 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.44%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 3 (0.44%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.44%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.44%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.44%) SAP FSCM
3 3 (0.44%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (0.44%) SAP MM
3 3 (0.44%) SAP PP
3 3 (0.44%) SAP PS
3 3 (0.44%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.29%) HFM
4 2 (0.29%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.29%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.15%) Magento
5 1 (0.15%) Primavera
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (2.76%) SaaS
3 10 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.16%) Force.com
5 5 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.58%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.29%) HTTP
1 2 (0.29%) Internet
1 2 (0.29%) LAN
2 1 (0.15%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.15%) DNS
2 1 (0.15%) Firewall
2 1 (0.15%) IP Telephony
2 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.15%) VoIP
2 1 (0.15%) WAN
2 1 (0.15%) Wireless
2 1 (0.15%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.63%) Relational Database
3 23 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (2.91%) MySQL
5 14 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (1.74%) Oracle BI EE
7 10 (1.45%) Big Data
7 10 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (1.31%) RDBMS
8 9 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.16%) QlikView
10 7 (1.02%) Power BI
11 6 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.58%) GIS
13 3 (0.44%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 3 (0.44%) SAP BW
14 1 (0.15%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 227 (32.99%) Selenium
2 75 (10.90%) JIRA
3 70 (10.17%) HP UFT
4 68 (9.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 66 (9.59%) Cucumber
6 63 (9.16%) LoadRunner
7 43 (6.25%) SpecFlow
8 40 (5.81%) SoapUI
9 39 (5.67%) JMeter
10 38 (5.52%) WebDriver
11 35 (5.09%) Visual Studio
12 18 (2.62%) Jenkins
13 16 (2.33%) Robot Framework
14 13 (1.89%) JUnit
15 12 (1.74%) Git (software)
16 11 (1.60%) Protractor
17 10 (1.45%) Appium
18 9 (1.31%) Jasmine
18 9 (1.31%) TestNG
19 8 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 169 (24.56%) Finance
2 51 (7.41%) Banking
3 35 (5.09%) Legal
4 30 (4.36%) Law
5 27 (3.92%) Retail
6 19 (2.76%) Investment Banking
7 16 (2.33%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.45%) Electronics
9 6 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.58%) Advertising
10 4 (0.58%) Automotive
10 4 (0.58%) Marketing
11 3 (0.44%) Back Office
12 2 (0.29%) Front Office
12 2 (0.29%) Military
13 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.15%) Games
13 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (8.72%) .NET
2 37 (5.38%) Web Services
3 36 (5.23%) Gherkin
4 32 (4.65%) SOAP
5 24 (3.49%) HTML
6 19 (2.76%) XML
7 16 (2.33%) CSS
8 13 (1.89%) ASP.NET
9 10 (1.45%) REST
10 9 (1.31%) AngularJS
10 9 (1.31%) JSON
11 6 (0.87%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.73%) HTML5
12 5 (0.73%) RESTful
12 5 (0.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (0.58%) Android SDK
13 4 (0.58%) iOS SDK
13 4 (0.58%) Spring
13 4 (0.58%) Velocity
14 3 (0.44%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 63 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (4.36%) Management Information System
2 30 (4.36%) Mobile App
3 20 (2.91%) Computer Science
4 10 (1.45%) New Media
4 10 (1.45%) User Experience
4 10 (1.45%) Virtual Team
5 8 (1.16%) Driving Licence
5 8 (1.16%) Fintech
5 8 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.02%) iPad
7 6 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.44%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.44%) EPoS
9 3 (0.44%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.29%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.29%) Equities
10 2 (0.29%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.29%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 67 (9.74%) Linux
2 24 (3.49%) Windows
3 13 (1.89%) Android
4 12 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.29%) Unix
6 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (51.74%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (30.52%) Test Scripting
3 209 (30.38%) Test Strategy
4 170 (24.71%) Test Automation
5 128 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
6 120 (17.44%) Test Management
7 111 (16.13%) SDLC
8 109 (15.84%) Scrum
9 108 (15.70%) Software Testing
10 98 (14.24%) Automated Testing
11 90 (13.08%) Mentoring
12 87 (12.65%) Automation Testing
13 85 (12.35%) Regression Testing
14 84 (12.21%) Non-Functional Testing
15 78 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
16 66 (9.59%) Functional Testing
17 65 (9.45%) TDD
18 61 (8.87%) Manual Testing
18 61 (8.87%) Test Planning
18 61 (8.87%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 169 (24.56%) SQL
2 122 (17.73%) Java
3 79 (11.48%) C#
4 61 (8.87%) Python
5 53 (7.70%) JavaScript
6 51 (7.41%) C++
7 28 (4.07%) Ruby
8 24 (3.49%) C
9 21 (3.05%) VB.NET
10 19 (2.76%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.45%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.87%) Perl
13 5 (0.73%) VB
13 5 (0.73%) VBA
14 4 (0.58%) Scala
15 3 (0.44%) Groovy
15 3 (0.44%) PHP
15 3 (0.44%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.29%) VBScript
17 1 (0.15%) VC++
Qualifications
1 211 (30.67%) ISTQB
2 193 (28.05%) ISEB
3 54 (7.85%) Degree
4 44 (6.40%) Security Cleared
5 42 (6.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 28 (4.07%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 9 (1.31%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.16%) CHECK Team Leader
9 8 (1.16%) CISSP
9 8 (1.16%) CREST Certified
9 8 (1.16%) GIAC
9 8 (1.16%) GPEN
9 8 (1.16%) OSCP
10 4 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.44%) ACCA
11 3 (0.44%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (34.30%) QA
2 10 (1.45%) SDET
3 4 (0.58%) WCAG
4 2 (0.29%) MiFID
4 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (1.60%) Docker
2 4 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 48 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.58%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.58%) Terraform
3 1 (0.15%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 103 (14.97%) HP
2 101 (14.68%) Microsoft
3 67 (9.74%) SAP
4 39 (5.67%) Oracle
5 12 (1.74%) Siebel
6 10 (1.45%) Sun
7 8 (1.16%) EMC
7 8 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (0.87%) CA Agile Central
8 6 (0.87%) Charles River
8 6 (0.87%) Citrix
8 6 (0.87%) Tableau
9 5 (0.73%) Ariba
9 5 (0.73%) Hyperion
10 4 (0.58%) Google
11 3 (0.44%) IBM
11 3 (0.44%) VMware
12 2 (0.29%) hybris
12 2 (0.29%) PayPal
12 2 (0.29%) TOWER Software
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Salary: £0.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
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Salary: £65000 - £73000 per annum + bonus + benefits + pension
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
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The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
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London
KPRS
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum £40k - £50k + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £46000.00 per annum + bonus, pension,
Posted: 2 days ago
England
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Southam, Warwickshire
Directways Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Bupa
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
SQ Computer Personnel
Salary: Competitive + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Rullion
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Bupa
Posted: 8 days ago
Worcestershire
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Flexi-time, Automation Training
Posted: 7 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65k per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
City & Guilds
Salary: From £41,993 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
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Transition Partners
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Swindon, Wiltshire
The National Trust
Salary: £30,507 per annum
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