Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Test Lead
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 178 183
Rank change year-on-year +45 +5 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 22 20 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.92% 0.57% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.60% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 39 7 29
Reading median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +31.25%
10th Percentile £46,500 £45,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £67,250 £57,500
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +37.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 2290 3358 4424
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.16% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1880 2516 3518
Reading median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £25,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £74,325 £72,000 £68,750
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +3.09% +7.78%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Reading over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Leader in Reading

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 12 (54.55%) Test Automation
2 12 (54.55%) BDD
3 11 (50.00%) TDD
4 10 (45.45%) Cognos Impromptu
5 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
5 9 (40.91%) DB2
5 9 (40.91%) SDLC
6 8 (36.36%) C#
6 8 (36.36%) Selenium
7 5 (22.73%) Scrum
7 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
7 5 (22.73%) Cucumber
8 4 (18.18%) Mobile App
8 4 (18.18%) Coaching
8 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
8 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
8 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
8 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Java
8 4 (18.18%) .NET
8 4 (18.18%) JMeter
8 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (18.18%) LoadRunner
9 3 (13.64%) QA
9 3 (13.64%) Agile Testing

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) Cognos Impromptu
2 9 (40.91%) DB2
2 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Selenium
2 5 (22.73%) Cucumber
2 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
3 4 (18.18%) JMeter
3 4 (18.18%) LoadRunner
4 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (4.55%) FitNesse
5 1 (4.55%) JBehave
5 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.55%) JIRA
5 1 (4.55%) JUnit
5 1 (4.55%) Maven
5 1 (4.55%) NUnit
5 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.55%) TestNG
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
1 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
2 2 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.55%) REST
3 1 (4.55%) RESTful
3 1 (4.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.09%) Smart Meter
2 2 (9.09%) SWIFT
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) BDD
2 12 (54.55%) Test Automation
3 11 (50.00%) TDD
4 9 (40.91%) SDLC
5 5 (22.73%) Scrum
6 4 (18.18%) Coaching
6 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Agile Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Microservices
7 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
8 2 (9.09%) Test Management
8 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
9 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) C#
3 4 (18.18%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) Groovy
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft