The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 614 583 553
Rank change year-on-year -31 -30  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 256 350 445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.38% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.39% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 178 298 365
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.85%  

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 80401 89287 99134
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.98% 96.53% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 66065 76163 82600
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +40 132 £60,000 - 16
North West -37 25 £55,000 +15.78% 5
Yorkshire -20 21 £55,000 +15.78% 5
West Midlands -10 20 £40,000 - 1
East of England -4 18 £53,500 +15.67% 4
South East -24 16 £50,000 - 2
East Midlands +21 15 £55,000 +29.41% 4
South West -13 10 £50,000 +21.21%
North East - 2 £75,000 -
Test Leader
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 363 (63.68%) Test Automation
2 297 (52.11%) Agile Software Development
3 230 (40.35%) QA
4 213 (37.37%) Test Strategy
5 204 (35.79%) Selenium
6 186 (32.63%) Test Scripting
7 162 (28.42%) Finance
8 159 (27.89%) ISTQB
9 144 (25.26%) ISEB
10 130 (22.81%) SQL
11 118 (20.70%) Scrum
12 109 (19.12%) Java
13 100 (17.54%) User Acceptance Testing
13 100 (17.54%) Regression Testing
14 92 (16.14%) Microsoft
15 87 (15.26%) Test Management
16 86 (15.09%) C#
17 80 (14.04%) SDLC
18 77 (13.51%) Functional Testing
18 77 (13.51%) Non-Functional Testing
19 74 (12.98%) BDD
20 71 (12.46%) SQL Server
21 70 (12.28%) Software Testing
22 69 (12.11%) .NET
23 68 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
23 68 (11.93%) Mentoring
24 67 (11.75%) Stakeholder Management
25 66 (11.58%) Retail
26 63 (11.05%) Linux
27 62 (10.88%) TDD

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 22 (3.86%) Apache
2 14 (2.46%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.28%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (1.40%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.05%) Confluence
6 5 (0.88%) JBoss
7 2 (0.35%) IIS
8 1 (0.18%) CMS
8 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (3.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.70%) Campfire
4 4 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.18%) Simulink
6 1 (0.18%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.18%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 10 (1.75%) VisionPLUS
2 7 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.70%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.53%) HFM
4 3 (0.53%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 3 (0.53%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.35%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.35%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.18%) FastStats
6 1 (0.18%) Primavera
6 1 (0.18%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.28%) Force.com
4 11 (1.93%) SaaS
5 7 (1.23%) GitHub
6 5 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.88%) OpenShift
7 4 (0.70%) Asana
7 4 (0.70%) Slack
8 1 (0.18%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.40%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.05%) HTTP
2 6 (1.05%) Internet
3 4 (0.70%) Wireless
4 3 (0.53%) Network Security
5 1 (0.18%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.18%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.18%) DNS
5 1 (0.18%) Firewall
5 1 (0.18%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (12.46%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.04%) MySQL
3 20 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 14 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
6 13 (2.28%) Big Data
7 10 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.58%) Crystal Reports
8 9 (1.58%) Power BI
8 9 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.88%) QlikView
9 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 4 (0.70%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.35%) GIS
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 204 (35.79%) Selenium
2 57 (10.00%) HP UFT
3 53 (9.30%) LoadRunner
4 51 (8.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 48 (8.42%) JIRA
6 47 (8.25%) Cucumber
7 43 (7.54%) SpecFlow
8 41 (7.19%) Visual Studio
9 39 (6.84%) SoapUI
10 31 (5.44%) WebDriver
11 25 (4.39%) JMeter
12 20 (3.51%) Jenkins
13 15 (2.63%) TeamCity
14 14 (2.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 13 (2.28%) JUnit
16 11 (1.93%) Git (software)
17 9 (1.58%) Appium
17 9 (1.58%) Calabash
17 9 (1.58%) Jasmine
17 9 (1.58%) TestNG
General
1 162 (28.42%) Finance
2 66 (11.58%) Retail
3 59 (10.35%) Banking
4 32 (5.61%) Investment Banking
5 28 (4.91%) Retail Banking
6 21 (3.68%) Law
6 21 (3.68%) Legal
7 9 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.23%) Automotive
9 6 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.70%) Italian Language
10 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.70%) Marketing
11 3 (0.53%) Back Office
11 3 (0.53%) Electronics
12 2 (0.35%) Advertising
12 2 (0.35%) Publishing
13 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.18%) Front Office
13 1 (0.18%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (12.11%) .NET
2 36 (6.32%) Web Services
3 32 (5.61%) HTML
4 30 (5.26%) Gherkin
4 30 (5.26%) SOAP
5 23 (4.04%) Murex Flex
6 19 (3.33%) CSS
7 15 (2.63%) XML
8 11 (1.93%) JSON
9 10 (1.75%) REST
9 10 (1.75%) RESTful
10 7 (1.23%) ASP.NET
10 7 (1.23%) WSDL
11 5 (0.88%) AngularJS
11 5 (0.88%) HTML5
12 4 (0.70%) DCOM
13 3 (0.53%) .NET Framework
13 3 (0.53%) jQuery
13 3 (0.53%) Middleware
14 2 (0.35%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.54%) Management Information System
2 37 (6.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 35 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.91%) Computer Science
5 24 (4.21%) Fixed Income
6 17 (2.98%) Mobile App
7 13 (2.28%) Virtual Team
8 10 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.58%) User Experience
10 7 (1.23%) Fintech
10 7 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.70%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.70%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.70%) EPoS
12 3 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.53%) iPad
12 3 (0.53%) New Media
13 2 (0.35%) Credit Risk
13 2 (0.35%) Mainframe
14 1 (0.18%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 63 (11.05%) Linux
2 23 (4.04%) Windows
3 12 (2.11%) Android
4 10 (1.75%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.58%) Unix
6 1 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (63.68%) Test Automation
2 297 (52.11%) Agile Software Development
3 213 (37.37%) Test Strategy
4 186 (32.63%) Test Scripting
5 118 (20.70%) Scrum
6 100 (17.54%) Regression Testing
6 100 (17.54%) User Acceptance Testing
7 87 (15.26%) Test Management
8 80 (14.04%) SDLC
9 77 (13.51%) Functional Testing
9 77 (13.51%) Non-Functional Testing
10 74 (12.98%) BDD
11 70 (12.28%) Software Testing
12 68 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
12 68 (11.93%) Mentoring
13 67 (11.75%) Stakeholder Management
14 62 (10.88%) TDD
15 53 (9.30%) Manual Testing
16 50 (8.77%) Performance Testing
17 48 (8.42%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 130 (22.81%) SQL
2 109 (19.12%) Java
3 86 (15.09%) C#
4 36 (6.32%) JavaScript
5 35 (6.14%) C++
6 34 (5.96%) Ruby
7 32 (5.61%) C
7 32 (5.61%) Python
8 23 (4.04%) VB.NET
9 15 (2.63%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.58%) VB
11 4 (0.70%) PHP
12 3 (0.53%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.35%) Scala
13 2 (0.35%) VBScript
14 1 (0.18%) Lua
14 1 (0.18%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.18%) Perl
14 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.18%) VC++
Qualifications
1 159 (27.89%) ISTQB
2 144 (25.26%) ISEB
3 59 (10.35%) Degree
4 46 (8.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 32 (5.61%) Security Cleared
6 18 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (2.63%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.75%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (1.05%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.70%) CHECK Team Leader
10 4 (0.70%) CISSP
10 4 (0.70%) CREST Certified
10 4 (0.70%) GIAC
10 4 (0.70%) GPEN
10 4 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.70%) OSCP
10 4 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.70%) SAP Certification
11 3 (0.53%) ACCA
12 2 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (40.35%) QA
2 6 (1.05%) PMO
3 4 (0.70%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.70%) WCAG
4 3 (0.53%) MiFID
5 2 (0.35%) EMIR
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (2.46%) Docker
2 5 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (6.84%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.88%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.88%) Terraform
3 4 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.70%) Puppet
4 2 (0.35%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.18%) Ansible
5 1 (0.18%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 92 (16.14%) Microsoft
2 56 (9.82%) HP
3 46 (8.07%) SAP
4 33 (5.79%) Oracle
5 23 (4.04%) Murex
6 13 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.58%) Tableau
8 8 (1.40%) CA Agile Central
8 8 (1.40%) Cognizant
8 8 (1.40%) Google
9 5 (0.88%) Citrix
9 5 (0.88%) Dynatrace
9 5 (0.88%) VMware
10 4 (0.70%) AppDynamics
10 4 (0.70%) Capita
10 4 (0.70%) Splunk
10 4 (0.70%) Telerik
11 3 (0.53%) FXall
11 3 (0.53%) Hyperion
12 2 (0.35%) Sitecore
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £36,000 per annum Final salary pension, Generous holid
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southend-on-Sea
HM Revenue and Customs
Salary: £48,389
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Career Development
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k DoE + options
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Searchability
Salary: £50000 - £62000 per annum + healthcare, pension, social events
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus & corporate benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Agile Recruitment
Salary: Based on experience + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive Salary and additional benefits.
Posted: 12 days ago
South East England
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Cheapside DT
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago