Period
to 15 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 356 397 347
Rank change year-on-year +41 -50 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 106 89 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.49% 0.38% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.39% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 86 61 134
North of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.76% -3.41%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,800
90th Percentile £72,500 £60,000 £58,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +5.26%

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 20,759 22,695 24,075
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 97.00% 97.39%
Number of salaries quoted 16,866 18,599 20,300
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +71 70 £47,500 - 7
North West -15 32 £47,500 +2.70% 16
North East -10 4 £32,500 -48.00%
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 65 (61.32%) Test Automation
2 62 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (33.02%) Test Strategy
4 25 (23.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (22.64%) Selenium
6 23 (21.70%) Finance
7 20 (18.87%) Java
7 20 (18.87%) Test Management
8 19 (17.92%) Performance Testing
9 18 (16.98%) SQL
10 16 (15.09%) QA
10 16 (15.09%) ISTQB
11 15 (14.15%) Software Testing
11 15 (14.15%) Open Source
11 15 (14.15%) Python
11 15 (14.15%) JMeter
11 15 (14.15%) BDD
12 14 (13.21%) Functional Testing
12 14 (13.21%) Scenario Testing
12 14 (13.21%) SDLC
12 14 (13.21%) Test Scripting
13 13 (12.26%) TDD
13 13 (12.26%) Defect Management
14 12 (11.32%) Scrum
15 11 (10.38%) E-Commerce
15 11 (10.38%) HTTP
15 11 (10.38%) C#
15 11 (10.38%) Web Services
15 11 (10.38%) Ruby
15 11 (10.38%) Manual Testing

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 5 (4.72%) Confluence
2 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.94%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.83%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.94%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.94%) Big Data
2 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (22.64%) Selenium
2 15 (14.15%) JMeter
3 11 (10.38%) WebDriver
4 7 (6.60%) Visual Studio
5 5 (4.72%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.72%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.83%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.83%) eggPlant
6 3 (2.83%) Maven
6 3 (2.83%) TestNG
7 2 (1.89%) Gatling
7 2 (1.89%) NeoLoad
7 2 (1.89%) Ranorex
7 2 (1.89%) WebLOAD
8 1 (0.94%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.94%) Introscope
8 1 (0.94%) JIRA
8 1 (0.94%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.94%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (21.70%) Finance
2 9 (8.49%) Banking
2 9 (8.49%) Retail
3 7 (6.60%) Marketing
4 6 (5.66%) Law
5 5 (4.72%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.83%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.94%) Advertising
7 1 (0.94%) Automotive
7 1 (0.94%) Electronics
7 1 (0.94%) Games
7 1 (0.94%) Legal
7 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.38%) Web Services
2 4 (3.77%) .NET
2 4 (3.77%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.94%) HTML
3 1 (0.94%) J2EE
3 1 (0.94%) React
3 1 (0.94%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.60%) Fintech
2 5 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.89%) PMI
3 2 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.94%) Cloud Native
4 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.94%) IVR
4 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.77%) Windows
2 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (61.32%) Test Automation
2 62 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (33.02%) Test Strategy
4 25 (23.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (18.87%) Test Management
6 19 (17.92%) Performance Testing
7 15 (14.15%) BDD
7 15 (14.15%) Open Source
7 15 (14.15%) Software Testing
8 14 (13.21%) Functional Testing
8 14 (13.21%) Scenario Testing
8 14 (13.21%) SDLC
8 14 (13.21%) Test Scripting
9 13 (12.26%) Defect Management
9 13 (12.26%) TDD
10 12 (11.32%) Scrum
11 11 (10.38%) E-Commerce
11 11 (10.38%) Manual Testing
11 11 (10.38%) System Testing
12 10 (9.43%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.87%) Java
2 18 (16.98%) SQL
3 15 (14.15%) Python
4 11 (10.38%) C#
4 11 (10.38%) Ruby
5 2 (1.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (15.09%) ISTQB
2 6 (5.66%) Degree
2 6 (5.66%) ISEB
3 2 (1.89%) CSQA
3 2 (1.89%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.09%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
2 1 (0.94%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.83%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.94%) Ansible
2 1 (0.94%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.94%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (7.55%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.83%) Google
3 2 (1.89%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.94%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.94%) CA
4 1 (0.94%) Dynatrace
4 1 (0.94%) Epicor
4 1 (0.94%) HP
4 1 (0.94%) New Relic
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle
4 1 (0.94%) SAP
4 1 (0.94%) SOASTA, Inc