The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 106 143 124
Rank change year-on-year +37 -19  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 3 4 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.24% 0.20% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.22% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 21
Median salary £52,500 £51,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.43% +13.88%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.81% +1.17%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1195 1833 2203
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.39% 93.76% 94.79%
Number of salaries quoted 921 1480 1517
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured Test Leader in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Reading

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Test Leader in Reading

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Reading region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 16 (59.26%) SAP
1 16 (59.26%) HP
1 16 (59.26%) Test Scripting
2 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
2 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
2 11 (40.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (40.74%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (40.74%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 10 (37.04%) Test Strategy
3 10 (37.04%) Release Management
4 9 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 8 (29.63%) Open Source
5 8 (29.63%) Software Testing
5 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
6 5 (18.52%) JMeter
6 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (18.52%) Ariba
6 5 (18.52%) LoadRunner
6 5 (18.52%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (11.11%) QA
7 3 (11.11%) SAP FSCM
7 3 (11.11%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (11.11%) SAP CO
7 3 (11.11%) SAP SD
7 3 (11.11%) SAP FI
7 3 (11.11%) SAP MM
7 3 (11.11%) SAP PP
7 3 (11.11%) SAP PS
8 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
9 1 (3.70%) Project Management

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) SAP CO
1 3 (11.11%) SAP FI
1 3 (11.11%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (11.11%) SAP FSCM
1 3 (11.11%) SAP MM
1 3 (11.11%) SAP PP
1 3 (11.11%) SAP PS
1 3 (11.11%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) SuccessFactors
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (18.52%) JMeter
2 5 (18.52%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.70%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Test Scripting
2 11 (40.74%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 11 (40.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (37.04%) Release Management
3 10 (37.04%) Test Strategy
4 9 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 8 (29.63%) Open Source
5 8 (29.63%) Software Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.70%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
1 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) HP
1 16 (59.26%) SAP
2 5 (18.52%) Ariba
3 1 (3.70%) Dynatrace