The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 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
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 479 512 516
Rank change year-on-year +33 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 133 124 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.31% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.33% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 88 104 140
Median salary £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.16% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65%  

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 34435 37857 42919
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.92% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 27911 32929 36278
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
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 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 25 June 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 25 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
City of London +38 28 £57,500 - 3
Westminster - 1 £42,283 -
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 202 (73.19%) Test Automation
2 143 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (46.38%) QA
4 118 (42.75%) Test Scripting
5 103 (37.32%) Selenium
6 100 (36.23%) Test Strategy
7 95 (34.42%) Finance
8 79 (28.62%) SQL
9 75 (27.17%) Scrum
10 63 (22.83%) User Acceptance Testing
10 63 (22.83%) ISTQB
11 62 (22.46%) ISEB
12 59 (21.38%) Regression Testing
13 56 (20.29%) Banking
14 55 (19.93%) Java
15 54 (19.57%) SQL Server
15 54 (19.57%) SDLC
16 52 (18.84%) BDD
17 50 (18.12%) Microsoft
18 49 (17.75%) HP UFT
18 49 (17.75%) Test Management
19 44 (15.94%) C#
19 44 (15.94%) TDD
20 42 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
20 42 (15.22%) Functional Testing
21 41 (14.86%) Retail
22 40 (14.49%) .NET
22 40 (14.49%) Linux
23 37 (13.41%) LoadRunner
23 37 (13.41%) Asset Management

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 24 (8.70%) Apache
2 14 (5.07%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.71%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.09%) Confluence
5 2 (0.72%) IIS
5 2 (0.72%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.36%) CMS
6 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (6.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.45%) Campfire
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.26%) VisionPLUS
2 7 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.09%) HFM
3 3 (1.09%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 3 (1.09%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.72%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.71%) Force.com
2 9 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.54%) GitHub
4 4 (1.45%) Asana
4 4 (1.45%) Slack
5 2 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.36%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.17%) Internet
2 5 (1.81%) HTTP
3 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.33%) MySQL
3 17 (6.16%) Relational Database
4 14 (5.07%) BusinessObjects
5 13 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (3.99%) Big Data
7 9 (3.26%) Crystal Reports
8 7 (2.54%) Power BI
9 6 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.81%) QlikView
10 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 2 (0.72%) GIS
12 2 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 103 (37.32%) Selenium
2 49 (17.75%) HP UFT
3 37 (13.41%) LoadRunner
4 33 (11.96%) SpecFlow
5 27 (9.78%) SoapUI
6 21 (7.61%) Cucumber
7 18 (6.52%) JIRA
8 15 (5.43%) Jenkins
9 13 (4.71%) JUnit
9 13 (4.71%) WebDriver
10 12 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (3.26%) Jasmine
12 9 (3.26%) Protractor
12 9 (3.26%) TeamCity
12 9 (3.26%) TestNG
13 8 (2.90%) Appium
13 8 (2.90%) Calabash
13 8 (2.90%) Visual Studio
14 7 (2.54%) Gatling
General
1 95 (34.42%) Finance
2 56 (20.29%) Banking
3 41 (14.86%) Retail
4 33 (11.96%) Investment Banking
5 28 (10.14%) Retail Banking
6 22 (7.97%) Law
6 22 (7.97%) Legal
7 4 (1.45%) Automotive
7 4 (1.45%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.09%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (14.49%) .NET
2 29 (10.51%) Web Services
3 28 (10.14%) Gherkin
4 27 (9.78%) HTML
5 23 (8.33%) Murex Flex
6 22 (7.97%) SOAP
7 14 (5.07%) CSS
8 11 (3.99%) XML
9 6 (2.17%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.45%) DCOM
11 3 (1.09%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.72%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.72%) Backbone.js
12 2 (0.72%) CGI
12 2 (0.72%) HTML5
12 2 (0.72%) LESS
12 2 (0.72%) React
12 2 (0.72%) Sass
12 2 (0.72%) Symfony
12 2 (0.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.41%) Management Information System
2 29 (10.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 24 (8.70%) Fixed Income
4 15 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (5.07%) Mobile App
6 9 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.90%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.81%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.45%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.45%) New Media
10 4 (1.45%) User Experience
11 3 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.72%) Fintech
12 2 (0.72%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.36%) Credit Risk
13 1 (0.36%) Equities
13 1 (0.36%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 40 (14.49%) Linux
2 11 (3.99%) Windows
3 10 (3.62%) Android
3 10 (3.62%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (73.19%) Test Automation
2 143 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (42.75%) Test Scripting
4 100 (36.23%) Test Strategy
5 75 (27.17%) Scrum
6 63 (22.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 59 (21.38%) Regression Testing
8 54 (19.57%) SDLC
9 52 (18.84%) BDD
10 49 (17.75%) Test Management
11 44 (15.94%) TDD
12 42 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
12 42 (15.22%) Functional Testing
13 37 (13.41%) Asset Management
14 35 (12.68%) Non-Functional Testing
15 34 (12.32%) E-Commerce
16 32 (11.59%) Wealth Management
17 31 (11.23%) Stakeholder Management
18 30 (10.87%) Configuration Management
19 28 (10.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 79 (28.62%) SQL
2 55 (19.93%) Java
3 44 (15.94%) C#
4 28 (10.14%) C
5 25 (9.06%) VB.NET
6 21 (7.61%) C++
7 17 (6.16%) JavaScript
8 13 (4.71%) Ruby
9 9 (3.26%) Python
10 5 (1.81%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.45%) VB
12 2 (0.72%) PHP
12 2 (0.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 63 (22.83%) ISTQB
2 62 (22.46%) ISEB
3 25 (9.06%) Degree
4 11 (3.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (2.90%) ISEB Practitioner
6 7 (2.54%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.45%) CHECK Team Leader
7 4 (1.45%) CISSP
7 4 (1.45%) CREST Certified
7 4 (1.45%) GIAC
7 4 (1.45%) GPEN
7 4 (1.45%) OSCP
7 4 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.09%) ACCA
9 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (46.38%) QA
2 4 (1.45%) WCAG
3 3 (1.09%) MiFID
3 3 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.72%) EMIR
5 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (1.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (5.07%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.45%) Puppet
3 2 (0.72%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.36%) Ansible
4 1 (0.36%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.36%) Terraform
Vendors
1 50 (18.12%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.06%) SAP
3 23 (8.33%) HP
3 23 (8.33%) Murex
3 23 (8.33%) Oracle
4 13 (4.71%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.54%) Tableau
6 5 (1.81%) Citrix
7 4 (1.45%) AppDynamics
7 4 (1.45%) Capita
7 4 (1.45%) Google
7 4 (1.45%) Splunk
7 4 (1.45%) Telerik
8 3 (1.09%) Cognizant
8 3 (1.09%) FXall
8 3 (1.09%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.72%) Siebel
9 2 (0.72%) Sun
10 1 (0.36%) Charles River
10 1 (0.36%) Compuware
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus & corporate benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Agile Recruitment
Salary: Based on experience + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Myles Roberts
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Cheapside DT
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: From £31,424 to £36,725 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
London
VirtusaPolaris
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago