Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 21 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
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 120 145
Rank change year-on-year -4 +25 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 10 14 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.60% 0.84% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.85% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 7 12 13
Milton Keynes median annual salary £57,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +47.44% +4.00% -25.00%
10th Percentile £36,100 £33,175 £32,550
90th Percentile £62,000 £61,500 £49,800
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £52,000 £39,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% -7.14% -16.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. 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
Milton Keynes
Permanent vacancies in Milton Keynes with a recognized job title 1605 1643 2575
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.11% 98.21% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1216 1437 2154
Milton Keynes median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,050 £60,000
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Milton Keynes

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Salary trend for Test Leader in Milton Keynes

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Leader in Milton Keynes

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 Milton Keynes region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) ISEB
3 6 (60.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) Selenium
4 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (40.00%) SDLC
5 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (30.00%) QA
6 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Finance
7 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (20.00%) Scrum
7 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Java
7 2 (20.00%) SQL
7 2 (20.00%) Oracle
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
7 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
7 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (20.00%) BDD
7 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
7 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (10.00%) TestNG
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (40.00%) SDLC
3 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) BDD
5 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (10.00%) Logistics
6 1 (10.00%) OO
6 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) ISEB
2 5 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) hybris