The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 362 391 383
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 79 62 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.28% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 64 60 50
Average salary £44,000 £45,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.29% +9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £33,150 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
Test Leader
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20117 22039 21210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.99% 94.80% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 16158 17728 17552
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Leader in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Test Leader
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Test Leader Salary Trend in the South East

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Leader across the South East region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in the South East

Test Leader
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +19 27 £47,500 -9.52% 4
Hampshire -14 13 £43,750 +2.94% 2
Surrey +17 10 £42,500 -29.16% 1
Oxfordshire +13 9 £32,500 -7.14%
East Sussex +1 9 £44,000 -2.02%
Buckinghamshire -6 9 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Kent - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Test Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Leader in their job title.

1 68 (46.90%) ISEB
1 68 (46.90%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (43.45%) ISTQB
3 55 (37.93%) Finance
4 47 (32.41%) QA
4 47 (32.41%) Selenium
5 43 (29.66%) SQL
6 37 (25.52%) Java
7 33 (22.76%) HP
7 33 (22.76%) HP Quality Center
7 33 (22.76%) WebDriver
8 32 (22.07%) Software Testing
9 29 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 28 (19.31%) Degree
11 27 (18.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 27 (18.62%) Test Management
12 26 (17.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (17.93%) SQL Server
13 25 (17.24%) Microsoft
13 25 (17.24%) Waterfall
14 24 (16.55%) C#
15 23 (15.86%) XML
16 21 (14.48%) Automated Testing
16 21 (14.48%) Analytical Skills
17 20 (13.79%) Test Scripting
18 19 (13.10%) Mentoring
18 19 (13.10%) Scrum
19 18 (12.41%) Visual Studio
19 18 (12.41%) HTML
19 18 (12.41%) QuickTest Pro

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Test Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.69%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (9.66%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.07%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.21%) HTTPS
2 8 (5.52%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.45%) Ethernet
3 5 (3.45%) HTTP
3 5 (3.45%) SDH
3 5 (3.45%) MPLS
4 1 (0.69%) RTCP
4 1 (0.69%) RTP
4 1 (0.69%) H.323
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (0.69%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.69%) GGSN
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.69%) SMS
4 1 (0.69%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.38%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 47 (32.41%) Selenium
2 33 (22.76%) WebDriver
3 26 (17.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (12.41%) Visual Studio
4 18 (12.41%) QuickTest Pro
5 12 (8.28%) Maven
5 12 (8.28%) Jenkins
6 10 (6.90%) TestNG
7 9 (6.21%) Eclipse
8 8 (5.52%) IntelliJ
8 8 (5.52%) TestDirector
8 8 (5.52%) Subversion
8 8 (5.52%) Selenium IDE
9 7 (4.83%) SoapUI
10 5 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
10 5 (3.45%) LoadRunner
11 4 (2.76%) Ant
11 4 (2.76%) JIRA
12 3 (2.07%) Firebug
12 3 (2.07%) JMeter
General
1 55 (37.93%) Finance
2 13 (8.97%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.59%) Retail
4 10 (6.90%) Banking
5 4 (2.76%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.07%) Avionics
6 3 (2.07%) Games
7 2 (1.38%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.38%) Automotive
8 1 (0.69%) Advertising
8 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.69%) Marketing
8 1 (0.69%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.86%) XML
2 18 (12.41%) HTML
3 14 (9.66%) .NET
4 10 (6.90%) CSS
5 5 (3.45%) Web Services
6 4 (2.76%) SOAP
7 3 (2.07%) Middleware
8 2 (1.38%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.38%) WPF
8 2 (1.38%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.69%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.69%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.48%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (11.03%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.07%) Xbox
3 3 (2.07%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.38%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.38%) Replication
5 1 (0.69%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.45%) Windows
2 2 (1.38%) Linux
2 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (46.90%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (22.07%) Software Testing
3 29 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 27 (18.62%) Test Management
4 27 (18.62%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (17.24%) Waterfall
6 21 (14.48%) Automated Testing
7 20 (13.79%) Test Scripting
8 19 (13.10%) Mentoring
8 19 (13.10%) Scrum
9 16 (11.03%) Line Management
10 15 (10.34%) Performance Testing
11 14 (9.66%) Test Strategy
11 14 (9.66%) Performance Management
12 12 (8.28%) Automation Testing
12 12 (8.28%) PRINCE2
13 11 (7.59%) V-Model
13 11 (7.59%) Manual Testing
14 10 (6.90%) People Management
15 9 (6.21%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (29.66%) SQL
2 37 (25.52%) Java
3 24 (16.55%) C#
4 8 (5.52%) XPath
5 7 (4.83%) C
6 5 (3.45%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.07%) VBScript
8 2 (1.38%) VB
8 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.38%) PHP
9 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 68 (46.90%) ISEB
2 63 (43.45%) ISTQB
3 28 (19.31%) Degree
4 13 (8.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (5.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (4.83%) Security Cleared
7 5 (3.45%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (2.07%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (1.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (32.41%) QA
2 2 (1.38%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (22.76%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.45%) Netcool
3 2 (1.38%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.69%) Iperf
Vendors
1 33 (22.76%) HP
2 25 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.52%) Oracle
4 5 (3.45%) Remedy
4 5 (3.45%) Infovista
4 5 (3.45%) Telelogic
4 5 (3.45%) Cramer
5 2 (1.38%) SAP
5 2 (1.38%) Cisco
5 2 (1.38%) VMware
6 1 (0.69%) Mitel
6 1 (0.69%) Capita
6 1 (0.69%) Panasonic
6 1 (0.69%) hybris
6 1 (0.69%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.69%) Empirix
6 1 (0.69%) FatWire
Southampton, Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 14 days ago