The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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

Test Lead
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 141 127
Rank change year-on-year +5 -14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 6 16 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.26% 0.54% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.57% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 24
Median salary £55,000 £41,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.14% -6.81%  
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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2245 2808 2977
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.98% 94.77% 95.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1379 1827 1823
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Scotland

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Test Leader in Scotland

Test Leader
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +20 3 £55,000 -
Edinburgh -8 3 - -
Test Leader
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 Scotland region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (20.00%) TeamCity
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (20.00%) JBehave
5 2 (20.00%) Confluence
5 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (20.00%) JMeter
5 2 (20.00%) JIRA
5 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) JUnit
5 2 (20.00%) Python
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (20.00%) Calabash
5 2 (20.00%) Appium
5 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (20.00%) Gatling
5 2 (20.00%) Feasibility Study
5 2 (20.00%) Ruby

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (20.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Appium
1 2 (20.00%) Calabash
1 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (20.00%) Gatling
1 2 (20.00%) JBehave
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
1 2 (20.00%) JMeter
1 2 (20.00%) JUnit
1 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (20.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Feasibility Study
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (10.00%) Line Management
5 1 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle