Period
to 24 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £43,250 in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Lead
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 146 149
Rank change year-on-year +37 +3 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 17 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.10% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.23% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 14 1 4
Gloucestershire median annual salary £43,250 £42,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.76% -22.73% +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £40,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £48,750 £64,250
South West median annual salary £44,500 £46,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.78% +15.63% -5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire. 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
Gloucestershire
Permanent vacancies in Gloucestershire with a recognized job title 1,487 1,725 1,967
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.43% 96.26% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,223 1,419 1,361
Gloucestershire median annual salary £43,000 £40,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.83% -5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £65,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

Job postings that featured Test Leader in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Gloucestershire

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Salary trend for Test Leader in Gloucestershire

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Leader in Gloucestershire

Test Leader
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 24 May 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
Cirencester - 4 £42,500 -
Gloucester - 4 - -
Cheltenham -4 3 £42,500 -
Tewkesbury - 1 £44,000 -
Test Leader
South West

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 Gloucestershire region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 11 (64.71%) Test Automation
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) Waterfall
3 8 (47.06%) Test Strategy
4 7 (41.18%) JIRA
5 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
5 6 (35.29%) DV Cleared
5 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
5 6 (35.29%) Finance
5 6 (35.29%) Windows
5 6 (35.29%) Linux
5 6 (35.29%) Defect Management
5 6 (35.29%) Acceptance Criteria
6 5 (29.41%) Process Improvement
6 5 (29.41%) Puppet
6 5 (29.41%) Information Assurance
6 5 (29.41%) Bitbucket
6 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
6 5 (29.41%) Docker
6 5 (29.41%) SQL
6 5 (29.41%) Unix
6 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (29.41%) Confluence
6 5 (29.41%) Atlassian
6 5 (29.41%) Project Planning
7 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (17.65%) Fintech
8 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
8 3 (17.65%) BDD

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 5 (29.41%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) IPsec
1 1 (5.88%) Network Security
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) VoIP
1 1 (5.88%) VPN
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) JIRA
2 5 (29.41%) Bitbucket
2 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) Burp Suite
3 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) Metasploit
3 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (17.65%) Fintech
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Test Automation
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) Test Strategy
3 8 (47.06%) Waterfall
4 6 (35.29%) Acceptance Criteria
4 6 (35.29%) Defect Management
5 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (29.41%) Information Assurance
5 5 (29.41%) Process Improvement
5 5 (29.41%) Project Planning
6 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
7 3 (17.65%) BDD
7 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
7 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (17.65%) TDD
8 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
8 2 (11.76%) High Availability
8 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Test Management
8 2 (11.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) C
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) DV Cleared
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Docker
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) Nessus
2 1 (5.88%) Nmap
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) VMware