The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Essex 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 92 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 6 13 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.59% 1.21% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 1.25% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 0
Median salary £42,500 £55,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.72% -  
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 Essex. 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
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 957 1043 1216
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 94.85% 97.11% 97.44%
Number of salaries quoted 732 812 980
Median salary £44,500 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.13% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Essex

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Leader in Essex.

Salary trend for Test Leader in Essex

Test Leader
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Essex 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
Chelmsford - 4 £43,750 -
Colchester -8 2 £41,250 -25.00%
Test Leader
East of England

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

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 Essex region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 10 (58.82%) Legal
2 8 (47.06%) ISEB
2 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
2 8 (47.06%) Functional Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Test Strategy
3 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 7 (41.18%) Law
3 7 (41.18%) HP UFT
3 7 (41.18%) LoadRunner
4 6 (35.29%) QA
5 5 (29.41%) Test Management
5 5 (29.41%) Test Planning
5 5 (29.41%) SAP
5 5 (29.41%) Service Management
5 5 (29.41%) Regression Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (23.53%) Quality Management
6 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (23.53%) SQL
6 4 (23.53%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
7 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 3 (17.65%) Selenium
7 3 (17.65%) Banking
8 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Time Management
8 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) HP UFT
1 7 (41.18%) LoadRunner
2 3 (17.65%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.88%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (58.82%) Legal
2 7 (41.18%) Law
3 5 (29.41%) Finance
4 3 (17.65%) Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Functional Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
2 7 (41.18%) Test Strategy
3 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Regression Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Service Management
3 5 (29.41%) Test Management
3 5 (29.41%) Test Planning
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Quality Management
4 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
5 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Time Management
7 1 (5.88%) BDD
7 1 (5.88%) DevOps
7 1 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) ISEB
1 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix