Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 211 185 213
Rank change year-on-year -26 +28 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 15 29 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.26% 0.56% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.58% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 9 23 25
Scotland median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% +8.43% +3.75%
10th Percentile £34,000 £34,200 £34,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £52,000 £51,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5454 4995 6058
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 95.93% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3495 3103 3893
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,738 £27,025 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh -31 8 £55,000 +22.22%
Glasgow -10 7 £46,000 +22.67% 1
Test Leader
UK

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

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

1 10 (66.67%) Finance
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (66.67%) Test Management
1 10 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 9 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 8 (53.33%) Performance Testing
4 7 (46.67%) HP
4 7 (46.67%) LoadRunner
5 6 (40.00%) ISEB
6 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 5 (33.33%) QA
6 5 (33.33%) Defect Management
7 4 (26.67%) Perfmon
7 4 (26.67%) Prototyping
7 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
7 4 (26.67%) Coaching
7 4 (26.67%) vSphere
7 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
8 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
9 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
9 2 (13.33%) Scrum
9 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
9 2 (13.33%) Line Management
9 2 (13.33%) Collaborative Working
10 1 (6.67%) Resource Allocation
10 1 (6.67%) DevOps
10 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (6.67%) People Management
10 1 (6.67%) System Integration Testing

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:

Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
1 10 (66.67%) Test Management
2 9 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 8 (53.33%) Performance Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 4 (26.67%) Coaching
5 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
5 4 (26.67%) Prototyping
5 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (13.33%) Line Management
7 2 (13.33%) Scrum
7 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
7 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
8 1 (6.67%) People Management
8 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
8 1 (6.67%) Resource Allocation
8 1 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle