Period
to 19 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 677 705 611
Rank change year-on-year +28 -94 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 471 501 731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.31% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.32% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 380 384 610
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £38,625 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +5.26%

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 147,425 157,257 174,299
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 95.89% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 119,779 126,859 147,420
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £79,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -16 166 £57,500 -4.17% 19
North of England +43 108 £47,500 +5.56% 23
South East +15 82 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Yorkshire +65 71 £47,500 +5.56% 6
South West +6 45 £55,000 +12.82% 5
Midlands -14 42 £50,000 +17.65% 4
North West -11 33 £48,000 +6.67% 17
East of England +29 29 £45,000 -13.46% 4
West Midlands +24 27 £48,000 +12.94% 3
East Midlands -23 15 £50,000 -2.44% 1
North East -10 4 £32,500 -48.00%
Test Leader
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 309 (65.61%) Agile Software Development
1 309 (65.61%) Test Automation
2 171 (36.31%) QA
3 162 (34.39%) Selenium
4 149 (31.63%) Test Strategy
5 133 (28.24%) Finance
6 108 (22.93%) Java
7 105 (22.29%) Scrum
8 103 (21.87%) ISTQB
9 90 (19.11%) Software Testing
10 88 (18.68%) Test Management
10 88 (18.68%) C#
11 86 (18.26%) Functional Testing
12 81 (17.20%) SQL
13 75 (15.92%) JIRA
14 74 (15.71%) User Acceptance Testing
15 70 (14.86%) BDD
16 68 (14.44%) Cucumber
17 62 (13.16%) Manual Testing
18 59 (12.53%) Performance Testing
19 58 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
20 56 (11.89%) SDLC
21 54 (11.46%) Banking
22 53 (11.25%) WebDriver
23 52 (11.04%) Non-Functional Testing
24 51 (10.83%) TDD
25 48 (10.19%) ISEB
25 48 (10.19%) Python
25 48 (10.19%) Confluence
26 47 (9.98%) Mentoring

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 48 (10.19%) Confluence
2 7 (1.49%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.42%) CMS
5 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.64%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.21%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (3.82%) BlazeMeter
4 13 (2.76%) GitHub
5 9 (1.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 9 (1.91%) Office 365
6 7 (1.49%) G Suite
6 7 (1.49%) Slack
7 6 (1.27%) SaaS
8 5 (1.06%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.97%) HTTP
2 8 (1.70%) Firewall
2 8 (1.70%) Network Security
3 7 (1.49%) DHCP
3 7 (1.49%) DNS
3 7 (1.49%) Ethernet
3 7 (1.49%) IPsec
3 7 (1.49%) VoIP
3 7 (1.49%) VPN
4 3 (0.64%) SMS
5 2 (0.42%) GSM
5 2 (0.42%) LTE
5 2 (0.42%) Wireless
5 2 (0.42%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.21%) ATM
6 1 (0.21%) GPRS
6 1 (0.21%) LAN
6 1 (0.21%) UMTS
6 1 (0.21%) VoLTE
6 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.85%) Blockchain
3 3 (0.64%) Big Data
3 3 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (0.64%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.21%) DB2
5 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.21%) MySQL
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 162 (34.39%) Selenium
2 75 (15.92%) JIRA
3 68 (14.44%) Cucumber
4 53 (11.25%) WebDriver
5 45 (9.55%) JMeter
6 35 (7.43%) Jenkins
6 35 (7.43%) Visual Studio
7 32 (6.79%) SpecFlow
8 23 (4.88%) LoadRunner
9 20 (4.25%) SoapUI
10 18 (3.82%) Visual Studio Team System
11 17 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (3.40%) Zephyr
13 15 (3.18%) TestNG
14 13 (2.76%) Git (software)
14 13 (2.76%) HP UFT
14 13 (2.76%) JUnit
14 13 (2.76%) TeamCity
15 11 (2.34%) Protractor
16 10 (2.12%) Gatling
General
1 133 (28.24%) Finance
2 54 (11.46%) Banking
3 28 (5.94%) Retail
4 20 (4.25%) Marketing
5 15 (3.18%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.97%) Manufacturing
7 11 (2.34%) Electronics
8 8 (1.70%) Law
9 7 (1.49%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.06%) Games
10 5 (1.06%) Publishing
11 3 (0.64%) Advertising
11 3 (0.64%) Automotive
11 3 (0.64%) Front Office
12 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.42%) Legal
12 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.21%) Back Office
13 1 (0.21%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (7.64%) .NET
2 31 (6.58%) Web Services
3 22 (4.67%) SOAP
4 21 (4.46%) HTML
5 19 (4.03%) CSS
6 15 (3.18%) Gherkin
6 15 (3.18%) RESTful
7 14 (2.97%) XML
8 10 (2.12%) HTML5
9 9 (1.91%) Taurus
10 8 (1.70%) JSON
11 6 (1.27%) Node.js
11 6 (1.27%) REST
12 4 (0.85%) AngularJS
13 3 (0.64%) CGI
13 3 (0.64%) J2EE
13 3 (0.64%) React
14 2 (0.42%) SAP Fiori
15 1 (0.21%) Angular 2
15 1 (0.21%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.52%) Fintech
3 16 (3.40%) Mobile App
4 15 (3.18%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.18%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (1.91%) User Experience
6 8 (1.70%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.70%) PKI
7 7 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.64%) PlayStation
9 3 (0.64%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.42%) NHS
10 2 (0.42%) PMI
10 2 (0.42%) Robotics
10 2 (0.42%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.42%) Tandem
11 1 (0.21%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (2.97%) Windows
2 12 (2.55%) Linux
3 8 (1.70%) Unix
4 6 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.85%) Android
5 4 (0.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.21%) AIX
6 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (65.61%) Agile Software Development
1 309 (65.61%) Test Automation
2 149 (31.63%) Test Strategy
3 105 (22.29%) Scrum
4 90 (19.11%) Software Testing
5 88 (18.68%) Test Management
6 86 (18.26%) Functional Testing
7 74 (15.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 70 (14.86%) BDD
9 62 (13.16%) Manual Testing
10 59 (12.53%) Performance Testing
11 58 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 56 (11.89%) SDLC
13 52 (11.04%) Non-Functional Testing
14 51 (10.83%) TDD
15 47 (9.98%) Mentoring
16 46 (9.77%) Scenario Testing
17 42 (8.92%) Waterfall
18 39 (8.28%) API Testing
19 37 (7.86%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (22.93%) Java
2 88 (18.68%) C#
3 81 (17.20%) SQL
4 48 (10.19%) Python
5 37 (7.86%) JavaScript
6 35 (7.43%) Ruby
7 9 (1.91%) PowerShell
8 8 (1.70%) C
9 4 (0.85%) C++
10 2 (0.42%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.42%) Groovy
10 2 (0.42%) Perl
10 2 (0.42%) PHP
10 2 (0.42%) Scala
10 2 (0.42%) VBScript
11 1 (0.21%) Go
11 1 (0.21%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.21%) VB
11 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 103 (21.87%) ISTQB
2 48 (10.19%) ISEB
3 43 (9.13%) Degree
4 38 (8.07%) Security Cleared
5 26 (5.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 22 (4.67%) SC Cleared
7 18 (3.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (1.70%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.42%) CSQA
10 2 (0.42%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.21%) AAT
11 1 (0.21%) CHECK Team Leader
11 1 (0.21%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.21%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (36.31%) QA
2 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
3 1 (0.21%) PMO
3 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (1.49%) vSphere
2 5 (1.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.49%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.42%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.21%) Ansible
4 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 40 (8.49%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.25%) SAP
3 15 (3.18%) Google
4 11 (2.34%) AppDynamics
4 11 (2.34%) Dynatrace
4 11 (2.34%) HP
4 11 (2.34%) New Relic
5 10 (2.12%) Oracle
6 7 (1.49%) Cisco
6 7 (1.49%) VMware
7 4 (0.85%) WorldPay
8 3 (0.64%) Facebook
9 2 (0.42%) Apple
9 2 (0.42%) CA
9 2 (0.42%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.42%) NVIDIA
9 2 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.42%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.42%) SOASTA, Inc
10 1 (0.21%) JD Edwards