Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 21 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
South West > Somerset
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 117 105
Rank change year-on-year +5 -12 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 6 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.45% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 2
Somerset median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -2.60% +4.05%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £36,350
90th Percentile £52,500 £38,750 £41,450
South West median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% -2.86%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset. 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
Somerset
Permanent vacancies in Somerset with a recognized job title 1306 1290 1222
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.96% 96.99% 98.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1081 1105 1060
Somerset median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,950 £23,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £53,750
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Somerset

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for Test Leader in Somerset

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Somerset over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Leader in Somerset

Test Leader
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 21 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
Bath -8 6 £50,000 +33.33%
Test Leader
South West

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 Somerset region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) QA
1 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (50.00%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Workload Management
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (16.67%) JMeter
4 1 (16.67%) Electronics
4 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) JMeter
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (50.00%) Test Management
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Workload Management
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) SAP