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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 374 383 399
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 64 44 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.22% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 55 35 37
Average salary £45,500 £42,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.05% -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,200 £33,800 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -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
20563 20090 21958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.45% 94.87% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 16586 16149 19149
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
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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 +23 21 £46,500 +0.54%
Surrey -3 17 £51,250 +20.58%
Hampshire -16 10 £38,000 -20.00%
Oxfordshire +4 7 £40,900 +19.41%
Buckinghamshire +5 6 £50,000 +29.03%
West Sussex -2 2 £48,750 +8.33%
Kent -7 1 - -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 53 (44.54%) HP Quality Center
2 47 (39.50%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (36.97%) ISEB
4 41 (34.45%) ISTQB
5 40 (33.61%) Finance
5 40 (33.61%) Test Management
6 35 (29.41%) Test Scripting
7 34 (28.57%) Selenium
8 30 (25.21%) HP
9 29 (24.37%) SQL
10 27 (22.69%) QA
11 25 (21.01%) QuickTest Pro
12 24 (20.17%) Windows
13 23 (19.33%) User Acceptance Testing
14 21 (17.65%) Telecoms
14 21 (17.65%) Manual Testing
15 20 (16.81%) Automated Testing
15 20 (16.81%) Test Automation
15 20 (16.81%) WebDriver
16 19 (15.97%) Performance Testing
16 19 (15.97%) SC Cleared
16 19 (15.97%) Security Cleared
17 18 (15.13%) TestDirector
17 18 (15.13%) Mentoring
18 17 (14.29%) C#
19 16 (13.45%) Windows Server 2003
19 16 (13.45%) Software Testing
20 15 (12.61%) Java
20 15 (12.61%) TCP/IP
21 14 (11.76%) Integration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (5.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.84%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (5.04%) MS Project
2 3 (2.52%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.61%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.20%) Ethernet
2 5 (4.20%) SDH
2 5 (4.20%) MPLS
3 3 (2.52%) Internet
4 2 (1.68%) FTP
4 2 (1.68%) HTTP
4 2 (1.68%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.84%) CTI
5 1 (0.84%) SMS
5 1 (0.84%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.84%) VoIP
5 1 (0.84%) RTCP
5 1 (0.84%) RTP
5 1 (0.84%) H.323
5 1 (0.84%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (0.84%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.84%) GGSN
5 1 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.68%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 34 (28.57%) Selenium
2 25 (21.01%) QuickTest Pro
3 20 (16.81%) WebDriver
4 18 (15.13%) TestDirector
5 9 (7.56%) Selenium IDE
6 8 (6.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (6.72%) JIRA
6 8 (6.72%) LoadRunner
7 4 (3.36%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.36%) WinRunner
7 4 (3.36%) SoapUI
7 4 (3.36%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.52%) JMeter
9 2 (1.68%) JUnit
9 2 (1.68%) SilkTest
9 2 (1.68%) Rational Functional Tester
9 2 (1.68%) TestNG
9 2 (1.68%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.84%) Behat
10 1 (0.84%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 40 (33.61%) Finance
2 21 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 11 (9.24%) Banking
4 9 (7.56%) Retail
5 5 (4.20%) Front Office
6 2 (1.68%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Marketing
7 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.84%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.40%) XML
2 9 (7.56%) .NET
2 9 (7.56%) Web Services
3 6 (5.04%) SOAP
4 5 (4.20%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.52%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.68%) JSP
6 2 (1.68%) HTML
6 2 (1.68%) Middleware
7 1 (0.84%) XMPP
7 1 (0.84%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.84%) WCF
7 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.56%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.04%) Replication
4 3 (2.52%) Open Source
5 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.68%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.68%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.84%) Statistics
6 1 (0.84%) User Experience
6 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.17%) Windows
2 16 (13.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.84%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (39.50%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (33.61%) Test Management
3 35 (29.41%) Test Scripting
4 23 (19.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (17.65%) Manual Testing
6 20 (16.81%) Automated Testing
6 20 (16.81%) Test Automation
7 19 (15.97%) Performance Testing
8 18 (15.13%) Mentoring
9 16 (13.45%) Software Testing
10 14 (11.76%) Integration Testing
10 14 (11.76%) Test Strategy
11 12 (10.08%) TDD
12 11 (9.24%) Scrum
12 11 (9.24%) Automation Testing
13 9 (7.56%) E-Commerce
13 9 (7.56%) Project Management
14 7 (5.88%) Regression Testing
14 7 (5.88%) Logistics
14 7 (5.88%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (24.37%) SQL
2 17 (14.29%) C#
3 15 (12.61%) Java
4 7 (5.88%) VBScript
5 6 (5.04%) VB
5 6 (5.04%) PowerShell
5 6 (5.04%) C
6 3 (2.52%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.52%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 44 (36.97%) ISEB
2 41 (34.45%) ISTQB
3 19 (15.97%) SC Cleared
3 19 (15.97%) Security Cleared
4 12 (10.08%) DV Cleared
5 10 (8.40%) Degree
6 5 (4.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (22.69%) QA
2 6 (5.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (5.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 53 (44.54%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.20%) Netcool
3 1 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 30 (25.21%) HP
2 10 (8.40%) Oracle
2 10 (8.40%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.88%) VMware
4 6 (5.04%) Fujitsu
4 6 (5.04%) Remedy
4 6 (5.04%) Primavera
5 5 (4.20%) Cramer
5 5 (4.20%) Infovista
6 2 (1.68%) Mitel
7 1 (0.84%) Panasonic
7 1 (0.84%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.84%) Cisco
7 1 (0.84%) Avaya
7 1 (0.84%) Empirix