The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 538 542 528
Rank change year-on-year +4 -14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 329 452 497
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.43% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.45% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 258 356 383
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
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. 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 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend

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 30 March 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 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
England +2 318 £52,500 +10.52% 47
London +86 141 £60,000 - 11
South East +48 44 £42,500 -19.04% 4
City of London +48 41 £55,000 - 2
East of England +38 27 £45,000 -18.18% 1
East Midlands +26 23 £46,250 +23.33% 3
Yorkshire -16 23 £50,000 +17.64% 7
West Yorkshire -24 20 £50,000 +17.64% 6
North West -43 19 £40,000 -15.78% 7
Leeds +4 18 £50,000 +33.33% 4
West Midlands +3 18 £45,500 +7.05% 8
South West +13 17 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Manchester -45 15 £40,000 -17.94% 5
Birmingham +19 14 £45,500 +7.05% 3
Hampshire +1 14 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Hertfordshire +24 10 £46,250 -7.50%
Nottinghamshire +15 10 £55,000 - 3
West Sussex +14 10 £52,500 +40.00%
Bristol -7 10 £53,750 +34.37%
Surrey +48 8 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Kent +25 8 £35,000 -17.64%
Leicestershire - 8 £38,000 -
Luton - 8 £45,000 -
Bedfordshire - 8 £45,000 -
Nottingham +12 6 £55,000 - 3
Essex +8 6 £42,500 -22.72%
North East +6 6 £54,500 +44.37%
Scotland +5 6 £55,000 +34.14%
Durham -1 6 £54,500 +34.56%
Leatherhead - 6 £35,000 - 1

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

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 featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 373 (52.31%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (34.08%) QA
3 237 (33.24%) Selenium
4 217 (30.43%) Test Scripting
4 217 (30.43%) ISTQB
5 215 (30.15%) Test Strategy
6 196 (27.49%) ISEB
7 178 (24.96%) Finance
8 177 (24.82%) SQL
8 177 (24.82%) Test Automation
9 132 (18.51%) Java
10 131 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
11 121 (16.97%) Test Management
12 119 (16.69%) Software Testing
13 116 (16.27%) SDLC
14 111 (15.57%) Scrum
15 106 (14.87%) HP
16 102 (14.31%) Microsoft
17 101 (14.17%) Automated Testing
18 95 (13.32%) Mentoring
19 90 (12.62%) Automation Testing
20 87 (12.20%) C#
21 86 (12.06%) Non-Functional Testing
22 85 (11.92%) Regression Testing
23 81 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
24 79 (11.08%) JIRA
24 79 (11.08%) SQL Server
25 74 (10.38%) HP UFT
26 72 (10.10%) Cucumber
27 71 (9.96%) Linux

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 20 (2.81%) Apache
2 13 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (1.54%) Confluence
5 10 (1.40%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.42%) IIS
7 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.14%) CMS
Applications
1 64 (8.98%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.09%) MS Office
3 19 (2.66%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.12%) MS Project
5 7 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Simulink
6 1 (0.14%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.14%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 10 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.56%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.56%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.56%) SAP FSCM
3 4 (0.56%) SAP MM
3 4 (0.56%) SAP PP
3 4 (0.56%) SAP PS
3 4 (0.56%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.42%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 3 (0.42%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.42%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.28%) HFM
5 2 (0.28%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.28%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.14%) Magento
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.14%) TradeThru
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (2.66%) SaaS
3 10 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.12%) Force.com
5 7 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.28%) Ethernet
1 2 (0.28%) HTTP
1 2 (0.28%) Internet
1 2 (0.28%) LAN
2 1 (0.14%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.14%) DNS
2 1 (0.14%) Firewall
2 1 (0.14%) IP Telephony
2 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.14%) VoIP
2 1 (0.14%) WAN
2 1 (0.14%) Wireless
2 1 (0.14%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (11.08%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.51%) Relational Database
3 24 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (2.95%) MySQL
5 14 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (1.68%) Oracle BI EE
7 10 (1.40%) Big Data
7 10 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (1.26%) RDBMS
8 9 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.12%) QlikView
10 7 (0.98%) Power BI
11 6 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.56%) GIS
13 3 (0.42%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 3 (0.42%) SAP BW
14 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 237 (33.24%) Selenium
2 79 (11.08%) JIRA
3 74 (10.38%) HP UFT
4 72 (10.10%) Cucumber
5 68 (9.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 64 (8.98%) LoadRunner
7 46 (6.45%) SpecFlow
8 41 (5.75%) JMeter
8 41 (5.75%) SoapUI
9 40 (5.61%) WebDriver
10 36 (5.05%) Visual Studio
11 20 (2.81%) Jenkins
12 16 (2.24%) Git (software)
12 16 (2.24%) Robot Framework
13 15 (2.10%) JUnit
14 12 (1.68%) Appium
15 11 (1.54%) Protractor
15 11 (1.54%) Ranorex
16 10 (1.40%) Calabash
17 9 (1.26%) Jasmine
General
1 178 (24.96%) Finance
2 52 (7.29%) Banking
3 35 (4.91%) Legal
4 30 (4.21%) Law
5 29 (4.07%) Retail
6 19 (2.66%) Investment Banking
7 16 (2.24%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.40%) Electronics
9 6 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.56%) Advertising
10 4 (0.56%) Automotive
10 4 (0.56%) Marketing
11 3 (0.42%) Back Office
11 3 (0.42%) Military
12 2 (0.28%) Front Office
12 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.14%) Games
13 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (8.56%) .NET
2 42 (5.89%) Web Services
3 37 (5.19%) Gherkin
4 33 (4.63%) SOAP
5 28 (3.93%) HTML
6 20 (2.81%) CSS
7 19 (2.66%) XML
8 13 (1.82%) ASP.NET
9 10 (1.40%) REST
10 9 (1.26%) AngularJS
10 9 (1.26%) JSON
11 6 (0.84%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.70%) HTML5
12 5 (0.70%) RESTful
12 5 (0.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (0.56%) Ajax
13 4 (0.56%) Android SDK
13 4 (0.56%) iOS SDK
13 4 (0.56%) Spring
13 4 (0.56%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 65 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 30 (4.21%) Management Information System
4 21 (2.95%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.40%) Fintech
5 10 (1.40%) New Media
5 10 (1.40%) User Experience
5 10 (1.40%) Virtual Team
6 8 (1.12%) Driving Licence
6 8 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (0.98%) iPad
8 6 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.42%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.42%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.42%) EPoS
10 3 (0.42%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.28%) Equities
11 2 (0.28%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.28%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 71 (9.96%) Linux
2 24 (3.37%) Windows
3 13 (1.82%) Android
4 12 (1.68%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.28%) Unix
6 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (52.31%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (30.43%) Test Scripting
3 215 (30.15%) Test Strategy
4 177 (24.82%) Test Automation
5 131 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
6 121 (16.97%) Test Management
7 119 (16.69%) Software Testing
8 116 (16.27%) SDLC
9 111 (15.57%) Scrum
10 101 (14.17%) Automated Testing
11 95 (13.32%) Mentoring
12 90 (12.62%) Automation Testing
13 86 (12.06%) Non-Functional Testing
14 85 (11.92%) Regression Testing
15 81 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
16 68 (9.54%) Functional Testing
17 66 (9.26%) TDD
18 63 (8.84%) Manual Testing
18 63 (8.84%) Waterfall
19 62 (8.70%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 177 (24.82%) SQL
2 132 (18.51%) Java
3 87 (12.20%) C#
4 66 (9.26%) Python
5 61 (8.56%) JavaScript
6 55 (7.71%) C++
7 30 (4.21%) Ruby
8 26 (3.65%) C
9 22 (3.09%) VB.NET
10 19 (2.66%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.40%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.84%) Perl
13 5 (0.70%) VB
13 5 (0.70%) VBA
14 4 (0.56%) Scala
15 3 (0.42%) Groovy
15 3 (0.42%) PHP
15 3 (0.42%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.28%) VBScript
17 1 (0.14%) VC++
Qualifications
1 217 (30.43%) ISTQB
2 196 (27.49%) ISEB
3 55 (7.71%) Degree
4 46 (6.45%) Security Cleared
5 42 (5.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 28 (3.93%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 9 (1.26%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.12%) CHECK Team Leader
9 8 (1.12%) CISSP
9 8 (1.12%) CREST Certified
9 8 (1.12%) GIAC
9 8 (1.12%) GPEN
9 8 (1.12%) OSCP
10 4 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.42%) ACCA
11 3 (0.42%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 243 (34.08%) QA
2 10 (1.40%) SDET
3 4 (0.56%) WCAG
4 2 (0.28%) MiFID
4 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (1.54%) Docker
2 4 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (7.01%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.56%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.56%) Terraform
3 1 (0.14%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 106 (14.87%) HP
2 102 (14.31%) Microsoft
3 69 (9.68%) SAP
4 42 (5.89%) Oracle
5 12 (1.68%) Siebel
6 10 (1.40%) Sun
7 8 (1.12%) EMC
7 8 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (0.98%) Ariba
9 6 (0.84%) CA Agile Central
9 6 (0.84%) Charles River
9 6 (0.84%) Citrix
9 6 (0.84%) Tableau
10 5 (0.70%) Hyperion
10 5 (0.70%) IBM
11 4 (0.56%) Google
12 3 (0.42%) VMware
13 2 (0.28%) hybris
13 2 (0.28%) PayPal
13 2 (0.28%) TOWER Software
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £0.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £73000 per annum + bonus + benefits + pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
KPRS
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum £40k - £50k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £46000.00 per annum + bonus, pension,
Posted: 3 days ago
England
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southam, Warwickshire
Directways Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Bupa
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
SQ Computer Personnel
Salary: Competitive + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester
Bupa
Posted: 8 days ago
Worcestershire
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Flexi-time, Automation Training
Posted: 8 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65k per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
City & Guilds
Salary: From £41,993 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 10 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Transition Partners
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The National Trust
Salary: £30,507 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 23 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Staffordshire University
Salary: From £32,958 to £38,183 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago