The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
England / London
Rank 437 533 509
Rank change year-on-year +96 -24  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 140 123 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.42% 0.29% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.31% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 125 97 113
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,283 £42,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
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 London. 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 31798 40313 40525
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.73% 96.11% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 26867 34769 34043
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in London

Test Leader
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Test Leader in London

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Leader in London

Test Leader
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the London region over the 3 months to 26 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
City of London +58 39 £55,000 - 6
Westminster -8 3 £42,283 -29.52%
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 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 London region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 154 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (42.86%) QA
3 99 (37.22%) Test Scripting
4 91 (34.21%) Selenium
5 83 (31.20%) Finance
6 81 (30.45%) SQL
7 80 (30.08%) Test Automation
8 79 (29.70%) Test Strategy
9 74 (27.82%) ISEB
10 73 (27.44%) User Acceptance Testing
11 66 (24.81%) ISTQB
11 66 (24.81%) Scrum
12 65 (24.44%) Test Management
13 57 (21.43%) Java
14 52 (19.55%) SQL Server
15 49 (18.42%) Microsoft
16 48 (18.05%) SDLC
17 45 (16.92%) TDD
18 42 (15.79%) Banking
18 42 (15.79%) C#
19 40 (15.04%) MS Excel
19 40 (15.04%) Non-Functional Testing
20 38 (14.29%) BDD
20 38 (14.29%) HP UFT
21 37 (13.91%) E-Commerce
21 37 (13.91%) .NET
22 36 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
23 33 (12.41%) Regression Testing
24 32 (12.03%) Cucumber
25 31 (11.65%) Business Intelligence

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 18 (6.77%) Apache
2 11 (4.14%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.38%) Confluence
4 8 (3.01%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.13%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.75%) IIS
7 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 40 (15.04%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.51%) MS Office
3 9 (3.38%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.01%) MS Project
5 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.13%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 3 (1.13%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.75%) HFM
3 2 (0.75%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.38%) TradeThru
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.01%) Force.com
2 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.75%) Internet
2 1 (0.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (19.55%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.14%) MySQL
3 14 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (4.89%) Oracle BI EE
4 13 (4.89%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.38%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (3.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (3.01%) QlikView
7 7 (2.63%) Big Data
8 6 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.88%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.50%) GIS
10 4 (1.50%) Power BI
11 3 (1.13%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 91 (34.21%) Selenium
2 38 (14.29%) HP UFT
3 32 (12.03%) Cucumber
4 30 (11.28%) LoadRunner
5 25 (9.40%) SoapUI
6 24 (9.02%) JIRA
6 24 (9.02%) SpecFlow
7 16 (6.02%) WebDriver
8 12 (4.51%) JUnit
9 10 (3.76%) Protractor
9 10 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (3.38%) Appium
10 9 (3.38%) Git (software)
10 9 (3.38%) Jasmine
10 9 (3.38%) Jenkins
10 9 (3.38%) TestNG
11 8 (3.01%) JMeter
12 6 (2.26%) Calabash
13 4 (1.50%) eggPlant
14 3 (1.13%) RSpec
General
1 83 (31.20%) Finance
2 42 (15.79%) Banking
3 24 (9.02%) Legal
4 22 (8.27%) Law
5 20 (7.52%) Investment Banking
6 11 (4.14%) Telecoms
7 9 (3.38%) Retail
8 3 (1.13%) Military
9 2 (0.75%) Front Office
10 1 (0.38%) Advertising
10 1 (0.38%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (13.91%) .NET
2 26 (9.77%) Gherkin
3 22 (8.27%) Web Services
4 21 (7.89%) SOAP
5 15 (5.64%) HTML
6 12 (4.51%) XML
7 11 (4.14%) CSS
8 9 (3.38%) ASP.NET
9 7 (2.63%) AngularJS
10 6 (2.26%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (1.50%) Android SDK
12 4 (1.50%) iOS SDK
12 4 (1.50%) Velocity
13 3 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (1.13%) HTML5
13 3 (1.13%) Node.js
13 3 (1.13%) RabbitMQ
13 3 (1.13%) React
13 3 (1.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 36 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (9.02%) Management Information System
3 20 (7.52%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.76%) New Media
5 7 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.13%) Fintech
7 3 (1.13%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.13%) User Experience
7 3 (1.13%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.75%) Equities
8 2 (0.75%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.75%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.38%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.38%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.38%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.53%) Linux
2 11 (4.14%) Android
2 11 (4.14%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.50%) Windows
4 1 (0.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (37.22%) Test Scripting
3 80 (30.08%) Test Automation
4 79 (29.70%) Test Strategy
5 73 (27.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 66 (24.81%) Scrum
7 65 (24.44%) Test Management
8 48 (18.05%) SDLC
9 45 (16.92%) TDD
10 40 (15.04%) Non-Functional Testing
11 38 (14.29%) BDD
12 37 (13.91%) E-Commerce
13 33 (12.41%) Regression Testing
14 31 (11.65%) Business Intelligence
15 30 (11.28%) Software Testing
16 29 (10.90%) Waterfall
17 27 (10.15%) API Testing
17 27 (10.15%) Functional Testing
18 25 (9.40%) Mentoring
19 24 (9.02%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (30.45%) SQL
2 57 (21.43%) Java
3 42 (15.79%) C#
4 21 (7.89%) VB.NET
5 20 (7.52%) C++
6 16 (6.02%) C
6 16 (6.02%) JavaScript
7 14 (5.26%) Python
8 10 (3.76%) Ruby
9 9 (3.38%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.26%) VBA
11 4 (1.50%) Perl
11 4 (1.50%) Scala
12 3 (1.13%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.13%) Groovy
13 2 (0.75%) PHP
14 1 (0.38%) Go
14 1 (0.38%) R
Qualifications
1 74 (27.82%) ISEB
2 66 (24.81%) ISTQB
3 23 (8.65%) Degree
4 8 (3.01%) CHECK Team Leader
4 8 (3.01%) CISSP
4 8 (3.01%) CREST Certified
4 8 (3.01%) GIAC
4 8 (3.01%) GPEN
4 8 (3.01%) OSCP
5 4 (1.50%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.13%) ACCA
6 3 (1.13%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (42.86%) QA
2 10 (3.76%) SDET
3 3 (1.13%) WCAG
4 2 (0.75%) MiFID
5 1 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (1.13%) Docker
1 3 (1.13%) Hyper-V
1 3 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (6.02%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.38%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 49 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.15%) HP
3 24 (9.02%) Oracle
4 23 (8.65%) SAP
5 13 (4.89%) Siebel
6 11 (4.14%) Sun
7 8 (3.01%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.63%) Charles River
9 5 (1.88%) Citrix
10 4 (1.50%) Hyperion
11 3 (1.13%) Tableau
11 3 (1.13%) VMware
12 1 (0.38%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.38%) Bloomberg
12 1 (0.38%) CA
12 1 (0.38%) Compuware
12 1 (0.38%) hybris
12 1 (0.38%) Reuters
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65k per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
City & Guilds
Salary: £41,993 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + generous package & bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £39333.00 - £45232.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Cititec
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
UBS
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: From £31,424 to £36,725 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago