Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 349 406 305
Rank change year-on-year +57 -101 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 135 89 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.57% 0.36% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.38% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 100 73 180
North of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.47% +4.88%
10th Percentile £36,125 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £55,100
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%

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 22,883 23,711 23,988
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.17% 97.22% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 18,964 20,066 20,161
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +62 74 £47,500 -5.00% 8
North West +6 50 £46,500 +3.91% 6
North East -19 11 £50,000 -33.33% 1
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 82 (60.74%) Test Automation
2 75 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (39.26%) Selenium
3 53 (39.26%) Java
4 43 (31.85%) Finance
5 36 (26.67%) Test Management
6 34 (25.19%) Test Strategy
7 33 (24.44%) BDD
8 31 (22.96%) Software Testing
9 30 (22.22%) JMeter
9 30 (22.22%) Mentoring
10 28 (20.74%) Scrum
11 25 (18.52%) Performance Testing
11 25 (18.52%) QA
11 25 (18.52%) C#
11 25 (18.52%) Ranorex
12 24 (17.78%) SoapUI
13 23 (17.04%) Python
13 23 (17.04%) TDD
14 22 (16.30%) Cucumber
15 21 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
16 19 (14.07%) Ruby
16 19 (14.07%) ISTQB
17 18 (13.33%) Retail
17 18 (13.33%) Test Scripting
17 18 (13.33%) LoadRunner
18 17 (12.59%) Mobile App
18 17 (12.59%) Defect Management
19 16 (11.85%) Open Source
19 16 (11.85%) WebDriver

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 (0.74%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.48%) GitHub
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.74%) G Suite
2 1 (0.74%) Office 365
2 1 (0.74%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.74%) Big Data
1 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
1 1 (0.74%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 53 (39.26%) Selenium
2 30 (22.22%) JMeter
3 25 (18.52%) Ranorex
4 24 (17.78%) SoapUI
5 22 (16.30%) Cucumber
6 18 (13.33%) LoadRunner
7 16 (11.85%) WebDriver
8 11 (8.15%) Jenkins
9 10 (7.41%) Gatling
10 9 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (5.93%) JIRA
11 8 (5.93%) MSTest
11 8 (5.93%) NeoLoad
11 8 (5.93%) Robot Framework
11 8 (5.93%) WebLOAD
12 6 (4.44%) Appium
12 6 (4.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (4.44%) Buildbot
12 6 (4.44%) WATIR
13 4 (2.96%) Protractor
General
1 43 (31.85%) Finance
2 18 (13.33%) Retail
3 15 (11.11%) Banking
4 11 (8.15%) Advertising
5 7 (5.19%) Legal
6 5 (3.70%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.48%) Automotive
7 2 (1.48%) Law
7 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.74%) Electronics
8 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.74%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.11%) Web Services
2 11 (8.15%) .NET
2 11 (8.15%) SOAP
3 7 (5.19%) HTML
4 5 (3.70%) CSS
4 5 (3.70%) RESTful
5 4 (2.96%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.22%) J2EE
6 3 (2.22%) JSON
6 3 (2.22%) XML
7 2 (1.48%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.59%) Mobile App
2 8 (5.93%) PMI
3 6 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.48%) Fintech
5 2 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.48%) User Experience
6 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.74%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.89%) Android
1 12 (8.89%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.22%) Unix
3 1 (0.74%) Linux
3 1 (0.74%) Windows
3 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (60.74%) Test Automation
2 75 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (26.67%) Test Management
4 34 (25.19%) Test Strategy
5 33 (24.44%) BDD
6 31 (22.96%) Software Testing
7 30 (22.22%) Mentoring
8 28 (20.74%) Scrum
9 25 (18.52%) Performance Testing
10 23 (17.04%) TDD
11 21 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
12 18 (13.33%) Test Scripting
13 17 (12.59%) Defect Management
14 16 (11.85%) Open Source
14 16 (11.85%) Project Management
15 15 (11.11%) DevOps
15 15 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
15 15 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (10.37%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 53 (39.26%) Java
2 25 (18.52%) C#
3 23 (17.04%) Python
4 19 (14.07%) Ruby
5 15 (11.11%) SQL
6 13 (9.63%) PHP
7 8 (5.93%) JavaScript
8 6 (4.44%) C
8 6 (4.44%) C++
8 6 (4.44%) Scala
9 2 (1.48%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (14.07%) ISTQB
2 8 (5.93%) PMI Certification
3 6 (4.44%) Degree
3 6 (4.44%) ISEB
3 6 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.96%) CSQA
5 2 (1.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (18.52%) QA
2 2 (1.48%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
3 1 (0.74%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.96%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.22%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.74%) Ansible
3 1 (0.74%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.74%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (4.44%) Capita
2 5 (3.70%) HP
3 4 (2.96%) Oracle
4 3 (2.22%) AppDynamics
4 3 (2.22%) CA
4 3 (2.22%) Dynatrace
4 3 (2.22%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.22%) New Relic
4 3 (2.22%) SOASTA, Inc
5 2 (1.48%) WorldPay
6 1 (0.74%) Google
6 1 (0.74%) SAP
6 1 (0.74%) Sitecore