The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 612 588 540
Rank change year-on-year -24 -48  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 271 365 498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.38% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.39% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 186 313 413
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in the UK

Test Leader
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Test Leader in the UK

Test Leader
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Leader in the UK

Test Leader
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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
England -34 259 £55,000 +10.00% 34
London +34 133 £57,500 -4.16% 15
City of London +34 28 £57,500 - 3
North West -32 25 £55,000 +2.32% 5
Yorkshire -23 22 £55,000 +15.78% 4
East of England +13 20 £52,000 +9.47% 3
South East -3 18 £50,000 - 2
West Midlands -4 18 £40,000 - 2
West Yorkshire -2 17 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Leeds -2 14 £55,000 +15.78% 4
East Midlands +28 13 £55,000 +29.41% 3
Birmingham 0 12 £40,000 - 2
Nottingham +9 11 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Nottinghamshire +6 11 £55,000 +29.41% 2
South West -14 11 £47,500 +15.15%
Manchester -42 11 £57,500 -4.16% 4
Scotland -3 10 £50,000 +21.95%
Edinburgh -5 9 £45,000 +9.75%
Bristol -19 7 £57,500 +43.75%
Cheshire - 7 £37,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 7 £60,000 - 3
Cambridge - 6 £60,000 - 3
North Yorkshire +3 5 £55,000 -1.78%
Essex 0 5 £45,000 -
Lancashire - 5 £24,500 - 1
Surrey +21 4 £55,000 +10.00%
West Sussex +13 4 £53,750 +7.50%
Staffordshire - 4 £46,250 -
Chelmsford - 4 £45,000 -
Ipswich +4 3 £37,500 -25.00%

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 381 (64.14%) Test Automation
2 317 (53.37%) Agile Software Development
3 240 (40.40%) QA
4 227 (38.22%) Test Strategy
5 212 (35.69%) Selenium
6 188 (31.65%) Test Scripting
7 164 (27.61%) Finance
8 160 (26.94%) ISTQB
9 145 (24.41%) ISEB
10 135 (22.73%) SQL
11 121 (20.37%) Scrum
12 118 (19.87%) Java
13 103 (17.34%) User Acceptance Testing
14 102 (17.17%) Regression Testing
15 97 (16.33%) Microsoft
16 92 (15.49%) C#
17 91 (15.32%) Test Management
18 87 (14.65%) SDLC
19 81 (13.64%) Functional Testing
20 79 (13.30%) Non-Functional Testing
21 78 (13.13%) BDD
22 77 (12.96%) Software Testing
23 75 (12.63%) SQL Server
24 70 (11.78%) .NET
25 69 (11.62%) Stakeholder Management
25 69 (11.62%) Mentoring
26 68 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
26 68 (11.45%) Linux
27 67 (11.28%) Retail
28 66 (11.11%) TDD

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 25 (4.21%) Apache
2 14 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
2 14 (2.36%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.52%) Confluence
4 8 (1.35%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.67%) JBoss
6 2 (0.34%) IIS
7 1 (0.17%) CMS
7 1 (0.17%) JCAPS
7 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.17%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.67%) Campfire
4 4 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.17%) Simulink
6 1 (0.17%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.17%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 9 (1.52%) VisionPLUS
2 7 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.67%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.51%) HFM
4 3 (0.51%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 3 (0.51%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.34%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.34%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.17%) FastStats
6 1 (0.17%) Primavera
6 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.19%) Force.com
4 11 (1.85%) SaaS
5 7 (1.18%) GitHub
6 5 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.84%) OpenShift
7 4 (0.67%) Asana
7 4 (0.67%) Slack
8 1 (0.17%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.18%) HTTP
1 7 (1.18%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.01%) Internet
3 4 (0.67%) Wireless
4 3 (0.51%) Network Security
5 2 (0.34%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.17%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.17%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (0.17%) DNS
6 1 (0.17%) Firewall
6 1 (0.17%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (12.63%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.38%) MySQL
3 21 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (3.20%) Relational Database
5 14 (2.36%) BusinessObjects
6 13 (2.19%) Big Data
7 11 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
8 9 (1.52%) Power BI
8 9 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.84%) QlikView
9 5 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 4 (0.67%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.34%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.34%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 212 (35.69%) Selenium
2 60 (10.10%) HP UFT
3 53 (8.92%) LoadRunner
3 53 (8.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 52 (8.75%) Cucumber
5 50 (8.42%) JIRA
6 49 (8.25%) SpecFlow
7 43 (7.24%) SoapUI
8 41 (6.90%) Visual Studio
9 32 (5.39%) WebDriver
10 27 (4.55%) JMeter
11 23 (3.87%) Jenkins
12 17 (2.86%) TeamCity
13 16 (2.69%) JUnit
14 14 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (1.85%) Appium
15 11 (1.85%) Calabash
15 11 (1.85%) Git (software)
16 10 (1.68%) TestNG
17 9 (1.52%) Protractor
General
1 164 (27.61%) Finance
2 67 (11.28%) Retail
3 60 (10.10%) Banking
4 32 (5.39%) Investment Banking
5 29 (4.88%) Retail Banking
6 22 (3.70%) Law
6 22 (3.70%) Legal
7 9 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.18%) Automotive
9 5 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.67%) Italian Language
10 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.67%) Marketing
11 3 (0.51%) Back Office
11 3 (0.51%) Electronics
12 2 (0.34%) Advertising
12 2 (0.34%) Military
12 2 (0.34%) Publishing
13 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.17%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (11.78%) .NET
2 39 (6.57%) Web Services
3 34 (5.72%) SOAP
4 33 (5.56%) Gherkin
4 33 (5.56%) HTML
5 23 (3.87%) Murex Flex
6 20 (3.37%) CSS
7 17 (2.86%) XML
8 12 (2.02%) JSON
9 11 (1.85%) REST
10 9 (1.52%) RESTful
11 7 (1.18%) ASP.NET
12 6 (1.01%) HTML5
12 6 (1.01%) WSDL
13 5 (0.84%) AngularJS
14 4 (0.67%) DCOM
15 3 (0.51%) .NET Framework
15 3 (0.51%) jQuery
15 3 (0.51%) Middleware
16 2 (0.34%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.24%) Management Information System
2 37 (6.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 36 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (4.88%) Computer Science
5 24 (4.04%) Fixed Income
6 20 (3.37%) Mobile App
7 13 (2.19%) Virtual Team
8 10 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.68%) User Experience
9 8 (1.35%) Fintech
9 8 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.67%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.67%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.67%) EPoS
11 3 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.51%) iPad
11 3 (0.51%) New Media
12 2 (0.34%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.34%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 68 (11.45%) Linux
2 25 (4.21%) Windows
3 12 (2.02%) Android
4 10 (1.68%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.52%) Unix
6 1 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (64.14%) Test Automation
2 317 (53.37%) Agile Software Development
3 227 (38.22%) Test Strategy
4 188 (31.65%) Test Scripting
5 121 (20.37%) Scrum
6 103 (17.34%) User Acceptance Testing
7 102 (17.17%) Regression Testing
8 91 (15.32%) Test Management
9 87 (14.65%) SDLC
10 81 (13.64%) Functional Testing
11 79 (13.30%) Non-Functional Testing
12 78 (13.13%) BDD
13 77 (12.96%) Software Testing
14 69 (11.62%) Mentoring
14 69 (11.62%) Stakeholder Management
15 68 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
16 66 (11.11%) TDD
17 56 (9.43%) Manual Testing
18 49 (8.25%) Performance Testing
19 48 (8.08%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 135 (22.73%) SQL
2 118 (19.87%) Java
3 92 (15.49%) C#
4 39 (6.57%) C++
4 39 (6.57%) JavaScript
5 37 (6.23%) Ruby
6 36 (6.06%) Python
7 35 (5.89%) C
8 26 (4.38%) VB.NET
9 15 (2.53%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.52%) VB
11 4 (0.67%) PHP
12 3 (0.51%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.34%) Scala
13 2 (0.34%) VBScript
14 1 (0.17%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.17%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.17%) Perl
14 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.17%) VC++
Qualifications
1 160 (26.94%) ISTQB
2 145 (24.41%) ISEB
3 60 (10.10%) Degree
4 45 (7.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 34 (5.72%) Security Cleared
6 18 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (2.53%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.68%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (1.01%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.67%) CHECK Team Leader
10 4 (0.67%) CISSP
10 4 (0.67%) CREST Certified
10 4 (0.67%) GIAC
10 4 (0.67%) GPEN
10 4 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.67%) OSCP
10 4 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.67%) SAP Certification
11 3 (0.51%) ACCA
12 2 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (40.40%) QA
2 5 (0.84%) PMO
3 4 (0.67%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.67%) WCAG
4 3 (0.51%) MiFID
5 2 (0.34%) EMIR
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (2.36%) Docker
2 5 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (6.57%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.84%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.84%) Terraform
3 4 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.67%) Puppet
4 2 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.17%) Ansible
5 1 (0.17%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 97 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 56 (9.43%) HP
3 47 (7.91%) SAP
4 34 (5.72%) Oracle
5 23 (3.87%) Murex
6 13 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.52%) Tableau
8 8 (1.35%) CA Agile Central
8 8 (1.35%) Google
9 7 (1.18%) Cognizant
10 6 (1.01%) VMware
11 5 (0.84%) Citrix
12 4 (0.67%) AppDynamics
12 4 (0.67%) Capita
12 4 (0.67%) Dynatrace
12 4 (0.67%) Splunk
12 4 (0.67%) Telerik
13 3 (0.51%) FXall
13 3 (0.51%) Hyperion
13 3 (0.51%) IBM
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k DoE + options
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Searchability
Salary: £50000 - £62000 per annum + healthcare, pension, social events
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus & corporate benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Modis International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
Posted: 7 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Agile Recruitment
Salary: Based on experience + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive Salary and additional benefits.
Posted: 11 days ago
South East England
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Cheapside DT
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: From £31,424 to £36,725 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
London
VirtusaPolaris
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago