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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 382 379 405
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 57 54 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.26% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 51 49 36
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £33,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,750 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+1.79% +1.21%
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
20745 20387 21229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.83% 94.92% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 16439 16811 18207
Average salary £41,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £59,000 £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 30 October 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 30 October 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
(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
Hampshire -16 13 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Surrey -11 11 £53,750 +19.44% 1
Berkshire +7 9 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Oxfordshire +20 8 £40,900 +22.08%
Buckinghamshire +2 7 £50,000 +25.00%
East Sussex -7 5 £45,000 +7.78%
West Sussex +2 4 £47,500 +5.55%
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 47 (40.87%) HP Quality Center
2 38 (33.04%) Test Scripting
3 37 (32.17%) Test Management
4 36 (31.30%) ISEB
5 34 (29.57%) Finance
6 33 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (28.70%) QuickTest Pro
7 30 (26.09%) Selenium
7 30 (26.09%) ISTQB
8 26 (22.61%) SC Cleared
8 26 (22.61%) Windows
8 26 (22.61%) Security Cleared
9 22 (19.13%) User Acceptance Testing
10 21 (18.26%) SQL
11 20 (17.39%) QA
12 19 (16.52%) Manual Testing
12 19 (16.52%) Automated Testing
12 19 (16.52%) TestDirector
12 19 (16.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (15.65%) HP
13 18 (15.65%) Software Testing
14 16 (13.91%) Performance Testing
14 16 (13.91%) Telecoms
14 16 (13.91%) Test Strategy
15 15 (13.04%) Test Automation
15 15 (13.04%) Mentoring
15 15 (13.04%) DV Cleared
16 14 (12.17%) Integration Testing
17 13 (11.30%) E-Commerce
18 12 (10.43%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 8 (6.96%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.74%) Confluence
4 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.87%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (6.96%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.22%) MS Project
3 2 (1.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.61%) Internet
3 2 (1.74%) FTP
3 2 (1.74%) Firewall
4 1 (0.87%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.87%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (0.87%) HTTP
4 1 (0.87%) GPRS
4 1 (0.87%) GSM
4 1 (0.87%) UMTS
4 1 (0.87%) SS7
4 1 (0.87%) IPv6
4 1 (0.87%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.74%) MySQL
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 33 (28.70%) QuickTest Pro
2 30 (26.09%) Selenium
3 19 (16.52%) TestDirector
4 12 (10.43%) WebDriver
5 9 (7.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (6.09%) JIRA
6 7 (6.09%) LoadRunner
6 7 (6.09%) WinRunner
7 6 (5.22%) Visual Studio
8 5 (4.35%) Selenium IDE
9 4 (3.48%) Jenkins
9 4 (3.48%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.74%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.74%) Rational Functional Tester
10 2 (1.74%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 2 (1.74%) JUnit
10 2 (1.74%) SilkTest
10 2 (1.74%) Maven
11 1 (0.87%) SilkPerformer
11 1 (0.87%) QALoad
General
1 34 (29.57%) Finance
2 16 (13.91%) Telecoms
3 10 (8.70%) Retail
4 7 (6.09%) Banking
5 5 (4.35%) Front Office
6 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.96%) .NET
1 8 (6.96%) XML
2 7 (6.09%) Web Services
3 6 (5.22%) SOAP
4 5 (4.35%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.61%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.74%) JSP
6 2 (1.74%) HTML
7 1 (0.87%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.87%) WCF
7 1 (0.87%) J2EE
7 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.35%) Open Source
2 3 (2.61%) Replication
2 3 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.74%) User Experience
4 1 (0.87%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.61%) Windows
2 19 (16.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (3.48%) Linux
4 3 (2.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (33.04%) Test Scripting
2 37 (32.17%) Test Management
3 33 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (19.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (16.52%) Manual Testing
5 19 (16.52%) Automated Testing
6 18 (15.65%) Software Testing
7 16 (13.91%) Performance Testing
7 16 (13.91%) Test Strategy
8 15 (13.04%) Mentoring
8 15 (13.04%) Test Automation
9 14 (12.17%) Integration Testing
10 13 (11.30%) E-Commerce
11 11 (9.57%) Automation Testing
12 10 (8.70%) Functional Testing
12 10 (8.70%) Software Distribution
13 9 (7.83%) Project Management
13 9 (7.83%) Scrum
14 7 (6.09%) Regression Testing
15 6 (5.22%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (18.26%) SQL
2 11 (9.57%) C#
3 10 (8.70%) Java
4 6 (5.22%) VBScript
4 6 (5.22%) VB
5 3 (2.61%) C
5 3 (2.61%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.74%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.74%) PHP
6 2 (1.74%) C++
7 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (31.30%) ISEB
2 30 (26.09%) ISTQB
3 26 (22.61%) SC Cleared
3 26 (22.61%) Security Cleared
4 15 (13.04%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.61%) Degree
6 2 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.87%) CCNP
7 1 (0.87%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.39%) QA
2 7 (6.09%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 47 (40.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (15.65%) HP
2 10 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.09%) Fujitsu
4 6 (5.22%) Primavera
4 6 (5.22%) VMware
5 4 (3.48%) Oracle
6 1 (0.87%) Avaya
6 1 (0.87%) Remedy
6 1 (0.87%) Mitel
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