Period
to 19 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £48,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

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

Test Lead
England > North of England
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 365 423 337
Rank change year-on-year +58 -86 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 122 79 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.54% 0.32% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.33% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 99 64 147
North of England median annual salary £48,000 £49,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.54% +15.88% -3.41%
10th Percentile £35,200 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,875 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +7.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North of England. 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
North of England
Permanent vacancies in the North of England with a recognized job title 22,081 23,980 24,038
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.95% 97.08% 97.49%
Number of salaries quoted 18,140 19,892 20,211
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in the North of England

Test Leader
Salary Trend in the North of England

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

Salary trend for Test Leader in the North of England

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in the North of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in the North of England over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Leader in the North of England

Test Leader
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the North of England region over the 6 months to 19 August 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
Yorkshire +83 83 £47,500 -5.00% 9
North West +5 30 £49,000 +3.16% 6
North East -15 9 £45,000 -40.00% 1
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 North of England region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 78 (63.93%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (62.30%) Test Automation
3 37 (30.33%) Test Management
4 35 (28.69%) Selenium
5 30 (24.59%) Performance Testing
5 30 (24.59%) Finance
5 30 (24.59%) Test Strategy
6 28 (22.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (22.13%) Java
8 25 (20.49%) JMeter
8 25 (20.49%) ISTQB
9 24 (19.67%) BDD
10 21 (17.21%) Software Testing
10 21 (17.21%) TDD
10 21 (17.21%) Web Services
11 20 (16.39%) Scrum
11 20 (16.39%) QA
12 19 (15.57%) Ruby
12 19 (15.57%) WebDriver
13 18 (14.75%) Python
13 18 (14.75%) SQL
13 18 (14.75%) Non-Functional Testing
13 18 (14.75%) Defect Management
14 17 (13.93%) Integration Testing
14 17 (13.93%) System Testing
15 16 (13.11%) Open Source
15 16 (13.11%) Functional Testing
16 15 (12.30%) Scenario Testing
16 15 (12.30%) Test Scripting
16 15 (12.30%) LoadRunner

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 1 (0.82%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.82%) G Suite
2 1 (0.82%) Office 365
2 1 (0.82%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.84%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.82%) Big Data
2 1 (0.82%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 35 (28.69%) Selenium
2 25 (20.49%) JMeter
3 19 (15.57%) WebDriver
4 15 (12.30%) LoadRunner
5 14 (11.48%) Cucumber
6 13 (10.66%) Ranorex
7 11 (9.02%) SoapUI
8 10 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (6.56%) MSTest
9 8 (6.56%) Robot Framework
10 6 (4.92%) Visual Studio
11 4 (3.28%) JIRA
12 3 (2.46%) eggPlant
13 2 (1.64%) Eclipse
13 2 (1.64%) Gatling
13 2 (1.64%) Introscope
13 2 (1.64%) Maven
13 2 (1.64%) NeoLoad
13 2 (1.64%) TestNG
13 2 (1.64%) WebLOAD
General
1 30 (24.59%) Finance
2 13 (10.66%) Retail
3 8 (6.56%) Banking
4 7 (5.74%) Marketing
5 4 (3.28%) Advertising
6 3 (2.46%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.64%) Automotive
7 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.82%) Electronics
8 1 (0.82%) Games
8 1 (0.82%) Law
8 1 (0.82%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.21%) Web Services
2 8 (6.56%) SOAP
3 5 (4.10%) .NET
4 3 (2.46%) Gherkin
4 3 (2.46%) RESTful
5 2 (1.64%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.64%) HTML
5 2 (1.64%) J2EE
6 1 (0.82%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.56%) Mobile App
2 7 (5.74%) Fintech
3 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.64%) PMI
3 2 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.64%) User Experience
4 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.82%) IVR
4 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.92%) Android
1 6 (4.92%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.46%) Windows
3 1 (0.82%) Unix
3 1 (0.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (63.93%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (62.30%) Test Automation
3 37 (30.33%) Test Management
4 30 (24.59%) Performance Testing
4 30 (24.59%) Test Strategy
5 28 (22.95%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (19.67%) BDD
7 21 (17.21%) Software Testing
7 21 (17.21%) TDD
8 20 (16.39%) Scrum
9 18 (14.75%) Defect Management
9 18 (14.75%) Non-Functional Testing
10 17 (13.93%) Integration Testing
10 17 (13.93%) System Testing
11 16 (13.11%) Functional Testing
11 16 (13.11%) Open Source
12 15 (12.30%) Scenario Testing
12 15 (12.30%) Test Scripting
13 12 (9.84%) Project Management
13 12 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (22.13%) Java
2 19 (15.57%) Ruby
3 18 (14.75%) Python
3 18 (14.75%) SQL
4 13 (10.66%) C#
5 4 (3.28%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.28%) PHP
6 2 (1.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (20.49%) ISTQB
2 7 (5.74%) ISEB
3 6 (4.92%) Degree
4 2 (1.64%) CSQA
4 2 (1.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (1.64%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.39%) QA
2 2 (1.64%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
3 1 (0.82%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.64%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.82%) Ansible
3 1 (0.82%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (7.38%) Capita
2 8 (6.56%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.28%) Google
4 3 (2.46%) HP
5 2 (1.64%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.64%) CA
5 2 (1.64%) Dynatrace
5 2 (1.64%) New Relic
5 2 (1.64%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.64%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (0.82%) SAP