Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 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
England > South West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 281 320 314
Rank change year-on-year +39 -6 -52
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 49 21 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.48% 0.20% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.20% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 63 16 41
South West median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,625 £35,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £47,500 £53,750
England 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 the South West. 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
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10031 10440 11540
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.53% 96.98% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8317 8817 9769
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,700 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,300
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in the South West

Test Leader
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Test Leader in the South West

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in the South West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Leader in the South West

Test Leader
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the South West region over the 6 months to 20 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
Bristol -7 20 £60,000 +60.00%
Gloucestershire +38 17 £52,500 +16.67%
Wiltshire +13 11 £52,500 +23.53%
Somerset +1 6 £50,000 +33.33%
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 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 South West region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 29 (59.18%) Test Automation
2 26 (53.06%) QA
3 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (34.69%) Software Testing
4 17 (34.69%) Cucumber
4 17 (34.69%) Test Strategy
5 16 (32.65%) Selenium
5 16 (32.65%) ISTQB
6 13 (26.53%) Project Management
6 13 (26.53%) Functional Testing
7 12 (24.49%) Non-Functional Testing
7 12 (24.49%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (22.45%) Test Scripting
8 11 (22.45%) Defect Management
9 10 (20.41%) Microservices
9 10 (20.41%) Test Management
9 10 (20.41%) Jenkins
9 10 (20.41%) BDD
9 10 (20.41%) Finance
9 10 (20.41%) C#
10 9 (18.37%) .NET
10 9 (18.37%) Java
10 9 (18.37%) Ruby
10 9 (18.37%) Gherkin
10 9 (18.37%) JIRA
10 9 (18.37%) Manual Testing
10 9 (18.37%) Scenario Testing
11 8 (16.33%) Line Management
11 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (16.33%) Mobile App

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (4.08%) Apache
1 2 (4.08%) IIS
1 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.04%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (12.24%) TestFlight
2 1 (2.04%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) MQTT
2 3 (6.12%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 17 (34.69%) Cucumber
2 16 (32.65%) Selenium
3 10 (20.41%) Jenkins
4 9 (18.37%) JIRA
5 6 (12.24%) Android Studio
5 6 (12.24%) Appium
5 6 (12.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (12.24%) Calabash
5 6 (12.24%) eggPlant
5 6 (12.24%) Ranorex
5 6 (12.24%) Xcode
6 5 (10.20%) JMeter
6 5 (10.20%) LoadRunner
6 5 (10.20%) MSTest
6 5 (10.20%) SpecFlow
6 5 (10.20%) WebDriver
7 4 (8.16%) Maven
8 3 (6.12%) Eclipse
8 3 (6.12%) HP UFT
8 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Law
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Electronics
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) .NET
1 9 (18.37%) Gherkin
2 6 (12.24%) Node.js
2 6 (12.24%) Web Services
3 4 (8.16%) CSS
3 4 (8.16%) HTML
3 4 (8.16%) jQuery
4 3 (6.12%) REST
4 3 (6.12%) SOAP
4 3 (6.12%) XML
5 2 (4.08%) J2EE
6 1 (2.04%) CSS3
6 1 (2.04%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Mobile App
2 6 (12.24%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (12.24%) User Experience
3 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Android
1 6 (12.24%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.08%) Linux
2 2 (4.08%) Unix
2 2 (4.08%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (59.18%) Test Automation
2 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (34.69%) Software Testing
3 17 (34.69%) Test Strategy
4 13 (26.53%) Functional Testing
4 13 (26.53%) Project Management
5 12 (24.49%) Non-Functional Testing
5 12 (24.49%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (22.45%) Defect Management
6 11 (22.45%) Test Scripting
7 10 (20.41%) BDD
7 10 (20.41%) Microservices
7 10 (20.41%) Test Management
8 9 (18.37%) Manual Testing
8 9 (18.37%) Scenario Testing
9 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (16.33%) Line Management
9 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (14.29%) Mentoring
10 7 (14.29%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) C#
2 9 (18.37%) Java
2 9 (18.37%) Ruby
3 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.12%) C++
4 3 (6.12%) Groovy
4 3 (6.12%) Python
4 3 (6.12%) SQL
4 3 (6.12%) VBScript
5 2 (4.08%) Jython
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) ISTQB
2 8 (16.33%) ISEB
3 5 (10.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.08%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (53.06%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) HockeyApp
2 3 (6.12%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) Xamarin
2 4 (8.16%) HP
3 3 (6.12%) CA
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.04%) Google
5 1 (2.04%) SAP