Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019.

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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 374 361 362
Rank change year-on-year -13 +1 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 78 134 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.40% 0.56% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.58% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 70 98 111
North of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% -1.18%
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,550 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £56,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 18,655 23,237 23,798
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.56% 97.10% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 15,180 19,128 20,101
North of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 +1 38 £47,500 +5.56% 13
North West -14 36 £52,000 +22.35% 3
North East +9 4 £37,250 -40.40% 1
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 53 (67.95%) Test Automation
2 46 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (44.87%) Test Strategy
4 25 (32.05%) Selenium
5 21 (26.92%) Java
6 19 (24.36%) QA
7 18 (23.08%) Finance
8 16 (20.51%) Software Testing
9 15 (19.23%) SDLC
10 13 (16.67%) Coaching
10 13 (16.67%) ISTQB
10 13 (16.67%) SQL
11 12 (15.38%) C#
11 12 (15.38%) DevOps
12 11 (14.10%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (14.10%) Test Management
13 10 (12.82%) Test Scripting
13 10 (12.82%) Manual Testing
13 10 (12.82%) BDD
13 10 (12.82%) Mentoring
14 9 (11.54%) WebDriver
15 8 (10.26%) Git (software)
15 8 (10.26%) Cucumber
15 8 (10.26%) Python
15 8 (10.26%) Regression Testing
15 8 (10.26%) Scenario Testing
16 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (8.97%) Retail
16 7 (8.97%) SoapUI
16 7 (8.97%) Integration 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 (6.41%) Confluence
2 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.85%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.56%) SaaS
4 1 (1.28%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (32.05%) Selenium
2 9 (11.54%) WebDriver
3 8 (10.26%) Cucumber
3 8 (10.26%) Git (software)
4 7 (8.97%) SoapUI
5 6 (7.69%) JMeter
6 4 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.85%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.85%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.85%) Maven
7 3 (3.85%) TestNG
7 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.28%) eggPlant
8 1 (1.28%) Introscope
8 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.28%) JIRA
General
1 18 (23.08%) Finance
2 7 (8.97%) Marketing
2 7 (8.97%) Retail
3 6 (7.69%) Banking
4 5 (6.41%) Investment Banking
4 5 (6.41%) Law
5 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.28%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.69%) Gherkin
1 6 (7.69%) Web Services
2 5 (6.41%) REST
3 4 (5.13%) .NET
3 4 (5.13%) XML
4 3 (3.85%) React
4 3 (3.85%) SOAP
5 1 (1.28%) J2EE
5 1 (1.28%) Node.js
5 1 (1.28%) RESTful
5 1 (1.28%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.69%) Fintech
3 3 (3.85%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.28%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (67.95%) Test Automation
2 46 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (44.87%) Test Strategy
4 16 (20.51%) Software Testing
5 15 (19.23%) SDLC
6 13 (16.67%) Coaching
7 12 (15.38%) DevOps
8 11 (14.10%) Test Management
8 11 (14.10%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (12.82%) BDD
9 10 (12.82%) Manual Testing
9 10 (12.82%) Mentoring
9 10 (12.82%) Test Scripting
10 8 (10.26%) Regression Testing
10 8 (10.26%) Scenario Testing
11 7 (8.97%) Integration Testing
12 6 (7.69%) API Testing
12 6 (7.69%) Performance Testing
12 6 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (7.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.92%) Java
2 13 (16.67%) SQL
3 12 (15.38%) C#
4 8 (10.26%) Python
5 6 (7.69%) Ruby
6 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.28%) Go
7 1 (1.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 6 (7.69%) ISEB
3 2 (2.56%) Degree
4 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (24.36%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.28%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (5.13%) HP
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.85%) Remedy
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle
4 1 (1.28%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.28%) CA
4 1 (1.28%) Dynatrace
4 1 (1.28%) Epicor
4 1 (1.28%) New Relic
4 1 (1.28%) SOASTA, Inc