The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
UK / Wales
Rank 96 91 101
Rank change year-on-year -5 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 4 13 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.36% 0.93% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.95% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3 13 5
Median salary £55,000 £38,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +44.73% -11.62%  
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 advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1067 1369 1279
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.56% 98.21% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 890 1154 1100
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Wales

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Test Leader in Wales

Test Leader
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 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
South Wales +6 4 £55,000 +57.14%
Test Leader
UK

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 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 across the Wales region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
3 3 (60.00%) QA
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) UML
4 2 (40.00%) RAD
4 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (40.00%) IBM
4 2 (40.00%) ISEB
4 2 (40.00%) Use Case
4 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (40.00%) System Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (40.00%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (40.00%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (20.00%) Fintech
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Physics
5 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (20.00%) Selenium
5 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (40.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) RAD
3 2 (40.00%) System Testing
3 2 (40.00%) UML
3 2 (40.00%) Use Case
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) Physics
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle