Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Test Lead
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 634 571 576
Rank change year-on-year -63 +5 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 205 285 359
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.38% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.39% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 149 222 310
London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +13.64% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £45,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £81,250 £81,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 70810 72756 85612
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.38% 95.96% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 55762 62800 72698
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Central London -2 44 £42,500 -22.73% 7
South London +10 8 - - 1
West London -6 6 £57,500 -8.00%
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 161 (78.54%) Test Automation
2 143 (69.76%) QA
3 117 (57.07%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (47.80%) Selenium
5 74 (36.10%) Finance
6 70 (34.15%) Cucumber
6 70 (34.15%) BDD
7 59 (28.78%) Java
8 57 (27.80%) SQL
9 54 (26.34%) Test Scripting
10 53 (25.85%) Test Strategy
11 51 (24.88%) User Acceptance Testing
12 47 (22.93%) Banking
13 45 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
14 44 (21.46%) WebDriver
15 43 (20.98%) Jenkins
16 40 (19.51%) Regression Testing
17 39 (19.02%) Ruby
18 38 (18.54%) Linux
18 38 (18.54%) Functional Testing
19 34 (16.59%) ISTQB
19 34 (16.59%) JIRA
20 32 (15.61%) C#
21 31 (15.12%) HTML
21 31 (15.12%) Relational Database
22 30 (14.63%) TDD
23 29 (14.15%) Scrum
23 29 (14.15%) SDLC
24 27 (13.17%) API Testing
24 27 (13.17%) ISEB

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 4 (1.95%) Apache
1 4 (1.95%) Confluence
2 1 (0.49%) CMS
2 1 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.41%) VisionPLUS
2 4 (1.95%) HFM
2 4 (1.95%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 2 (0.98%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.88%) Sauce Labs
2 7 (3.41%) BrowserStack
3 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.95%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (0.98%) Office 365
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.49%) SaaS
6 1 (0.49%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.73%) HTTP
2 11 (5.37%) Internet
3 2 (0.98%) 802.11
3 2 (0.98%) DOCSIS
3 2 (0.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.12%) Relational Database
2 23 (11.22%) SQL Server
3 21 (10.24%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (5.85%) Big Data
5 10 (4.88%) QlikView
5 10 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (4.39%) Power BI
7 6 (2.93%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.95%) MySQL
9 3 (1.46%) Blockchain
9 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.49%) Essbase
10 1 (0.49%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 98 (47.80%) Selenium
2 70 (34.15%) Cucumber
3 44 (21.46%) WebDriver
4 43 (20.98%) Jenkins
5 34 (16.59%) JIRA
6 23 (11.22%) SoapUI
7 21 (10.24%) RSpec
8 17 (8.29%) JUnit
9 16 (7.80%) SpecFlow
10 15 (7.32%) HP UFT
10 15 (7.32%) LoadRunner
11 12 (5.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (5.85%) Gatling
11 12 (5.85%) WATIR
12 10 (4.88%) JMeter
12 10 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (3.90%) Git (software)
14 6 (2.93%) IntelliJ
15 5 (2.44%) NUnit
15 5 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (36.10%) Finance
2 47 (22.93%) Banking
3 17 (8.29%) Investment Banking
4 16 (7.80%) Retail Banking
5 10 (4.88%) Retail
6 4 (1.95%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.46%) Back Office
8 2 (0.98%) Law
9 1 (0.49%) Automotive
9 1 (0.49%) Electronics
9 1 (0.49%) Games
9 1 (0.49%) Legal
9 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.49%) Marketing
9 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.12%) HTML
2 23 (11.22%) XML
3 19 (9.27%) SOAP
4 16 (7.80%) Murex Flex
5 15 (7.32%) Web Services
6 10 (4.88%) .NET
7 9 (4.39%) Gherkin
7 9 (4.39%) RESTful
8 5 (2.44%) REST
9 4 (1.95%) Hibernate
9 4 (1.95%) Spring
10 3 (1.46%) jQuery
11 2 (0.98%) 802.1X
11 2 (0.98%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.98%) CGI
11 2 (0.98%) CSS
11 2 (0.98%) XHTML
12 1 (0.49%) DCOM
12 1 (0.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.29%) Fixed Income
1 17 (8.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 17 (8.29%) Management Information System
2 8 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.41%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.46%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.46%) Fintech
7 2 (0.98%) Equities
7 2 (0.98%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.49%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.49%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.49%) Derivative
8 1 (0.49%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.49%) Social Gaming
8 1 (0.49%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.49%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (18.54%) Linux
2 10 (4.88%) Unix
3 7 (3.41%) Windows
4 3 (1.46%) Android
4 3 (1.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (78.54%) Test Automation
2 117 (57.07%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (34.15%) BDD
4 54 (26.34%) Test Scripting
5 53 (25.85%) Test Strategy
6 51 (24.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 45 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (19.51%) Regression Testing
9 38 (18.54%) Functional Testing
10 30 (14.63%) TDD
11 29 (14.15%) Scrum
11 29 (14.15%) SDLC
12 27 (13.17%) API Testing
13 24 (11.71%) Continuous Delivery
13 24 (11.71%) Integration Testing
14 23 (11.22%) Configuration Management
14 23 (11.22%) QA Automation
14 23 (11.22%) Web Testing
15 22 (10.73%) Defect Management
15 22 (10.73%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (28.78%) Java
2 57 (27.80%) SQL
3 39 (19.02%) Ruby
4 32 (15.61%) C#
5 23 (11.22%) JavaScript
6 15 (7.32%) Python
7 13 (6.34%) Groovy
8 11 (5.37%) C
9 10 (4.88%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.44%) R
11 4 (1.95%) C++
12 3 (1.46%) Scala
12 3 (1.46%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.49%) Perl
13 1 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (16.59%) ISTQB
2 27 (13.17%) ISEB
3 20 (9.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (7.32%) Degree
5 9 (4.39%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.46%) ACCA
6 3 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.98%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.98%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.49%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (0.49%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (69.76%) QA
2 8 (3.90%) ISO 20022
2 8 (3.90%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.98%) MiFID
4 1 (0.49%) EMIR
4 1 (0.49%) GDPR
4 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.49%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (2.44%) Docker
2 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (3.90%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.46%) CA Service Virtualization
2 3 (1.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.49%) Ansible
3 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.80%) Murex
3 11 (5.37%) Capita
3 11 (5.37%) Oracle
4 8 (3.90%) Cognizant
4 8 (3.90%) HP
4 8 (3.90%) Hyperion
4 8 (3.90%) Perfecto Mobile
5 4 (1.95%) Tableau
6 2 (0.98%) SAP
6 2 (0.98%) Sybase
7 1 (0.49%) Citrix
7 1 (0.49%) hybris
7 1 (0.49%) Informatica
7 1 (0.49%) Netezza
7 1 (0.49%) Sitecore