The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South East region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 370 352 399
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 53 110 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.53% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.55% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 44 98 66
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,900 £37,500 £38,125
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
17047 20159 21279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 97.02% 96.58% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 14291 16888 16639
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region that featured Test Leader in the job title.

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 26 September 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
West Sussex +23 13 £52,500 +2.43%
Hampshire -19 11 £50,000 -
Kent +15 9 £50,000 +35.13%
Berkshire 0 6 £64,000 +21.90%
East Sussex +6 5 £43,000 +7.50%
Surrey +5 5 £42,500 -5.55%
Buckinghamshire +10 3 £50,000 +33.33%
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 East region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 62 (45.59%) Selenium
2 57 (41.91%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (36.03%) Software Testing
4 47 (34.56%) Test Strategy
5 45 (33.09%) Finance
6 44 (32.35%) ISTQB
7 43 (31.62%) ISEB
8 42 (30.88%) Test Automation
9 40 (29.41%) Automated Testing
10 38 (27.94%) WebDriver
11 35 (25.74%) QA
12 33 (24.26%) Mentoring
12 33 (24.26%) C#
13 29 (21.32%) Test Scripting
14 28 (20.59%) JMeter
15 24 (17.65%) Unit Testing
15 24 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
16 22 (16.18%) Manual Testing
16 22 (16.18%) User Acceptance Testing
17 21 (15.44%) Regression Testing
18 20 (14.71%) HP
18 20 (14.71%) Integration Testing
19 19 (13.97%) Degree
19 19 (13.97%) HP Quality Center
19 19 (13.97%) System Integration Testing
19 19 (13.97%) SQL
20 18 (13.24%) JUnit
20 18 (13.24%) TDD
20 18 (13.24%) JIRA
21 15 (11.03%) SDLC

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (2.94%) Confluence
1 4 (2.94%) IIS
2 2 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.68%) MS Project
2 3 (2.21%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.74%) MS Office
3 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (6.62%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (5.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (3.68%) Primavera
4 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) SaaS
1 1 (0.74%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.47%) 2G
2 2 (1.47%) 3G
2 2 (1.47%) 4G
2 2 (1.47%) ATM
2 2 (1.47%) Diameter Protocol
2 2 (1.47%) GSM
2 2 (1.47%) ISUP
2 2 (1.47%) LTE
2 2 (1.47%) SCCP
2 2 (1.47%) SIGTRAN
2 2 (1.47%) SS7
2 2 (1.47%) tcpdump
2 2 (1.47%) UMTS
2 2 (1.47%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.74%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (0.74%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (0.74%) CTI
3 1 (0.74%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.74%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.88%) MySQL
2 2 (1.47%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 62 (45.59%) Selenium
2 38 (27.94%) WebDriver
3 28 (20.59%) JMeter
4 18 (13.24%) JIRA
4 18 (13.24%) JUnit
5 14 (10.29%) NUnit
5 14 (10.29%) TestNG
6 11 (8.09%) SoapUI
7 5 (3.68%) HP UFT
7 5 (3.68%) LoadRunner
8 4 (2.94%) Ant
8 4 (2.94%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.94%) Gradle
8 4 (2.94%) Hudson
8 4 (2.94%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.94%) jMock
8 4 (2.94%) Maven
8 4 (2.94%) NSubstitute
9 3 (2.21%) Git (software)
9 3 (2.21%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (33.09%) Finance
2 10 (7.35%) Electronics
3 6 (4.41%) Banking
4 3 (2.21%) Publishing
4 3 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.47%) Law
5 2 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.47%) Retail
6 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.74%) Automotive
6 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Local Government
6 1 (0.74%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.62%) REST
2 7 (5.15%) XML
3 5 (3.68%) .NET
3 5 (3.68%) SOAP
4 4 (2.94%) Ajax
4 4 (2.94%) Hibernate
4 4 (2.94%) Java EE
4 4 (2.94%) JMS
4 4 (2.94%) Spring
4 4 (2.94%) Web Services
4 4 (2.94%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.47%) CGI
5 2 (1.47%) EDI
6 1 (0.74%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.29%) Social Media
2 5 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.68%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.68%) Smartcard
3 4 (2.94%) Fintech
3 4 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (2.21%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.47%) PMI
6 1 (0.74%) APACS
6 1 (0.74%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.74%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.74%) EFT
6 1 (0.74%) EFTPOS
6 1 (0.74%) EMV
6 1 (0.74%) EPoS
6 1 (0.74%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.74%) iSeries
6 1 (0.74%) IVR
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.29%) Windows
2 4 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (41.91%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (36.03%) Software Testing
3 47 (34.56%) Test Strategy
4 42 (30.88%) Test Automation
5 40 (29.41%) Automated Testing
6 33 (24.26%) Mentoring
7 29 (21.32%) Test Scripting
8 24 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
8 24 (17.65%) Unit Testing
9 22 (16.18%) Manual Testing
9 22 (16.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 21 (15.44%) Regression Testing
11 20 (14.71%) Integration Testing
12 19 (13.97%) System Integration Testing
13 18 (13.24%) TDD
14 15 (11.03%) Automation Testing
14 15 (11.03%) SDLC
14 15 (11.03%) Test Planning
15 14 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (10.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 33 (24.26%) C#
2 19 (13.97%) SQL
3 10 (7.35%) Java
4 4 (2.94%) C
4 4 (2.94%) C++
4 4 (2.94%) Embedded C
4 4 (2.94%) Embedded C++
4 4 (2.94%) Groovy
5 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (32.35%) ISTQB
2 43 (31.62%) ISEB
3 19 (13.97%) Degree
4 15 (11.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.94%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.21%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.47%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (25.74%) QA
2 6 (4.41%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.74%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 19 (13.97%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.74%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.74%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (0.74%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 20 (14.71%) HP
2 13 (9.56%) Oracle
3 9 (6.62%) EMC
4 8 (5.88%) Demandware
5 7 (5.15%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.94%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.94%) Rally
6 4 (2.94%) SAP
7 2 (1.47%) Capita
8 1 (0.74%) Cisco
8 1 (0.74%) Elavon
8 1 (0.74%) IBM
8 1 (0.74%) Ingenico
8 1 (0.74%) Sage
8 1 (0.74%) TSYS
8 1 (0.74%) VeriFone
8 1 (0.74%) VocaLink
8 1 (0.74%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 1 (0.74%) WorldPay