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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 360 377 393
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 78 65 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.30% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 59 62 40
Average salary £43,500 £46,750 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.95% +6.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,650 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,250
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £47,250 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-6.87% +16.66%
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
19601 21628 21215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.13% 94.78% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 15851 17539 17558
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 £63,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 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 22 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
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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 +21 25 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Hampshire -11 15 £43,750 - 1
Oxfordshire +23 10 £31,250 -5.30% 1
Surrey +11 10 £42,500 -26.08%
Buckinghamshire -1 10 £50,000 +33.33%
East Sussex +10 6 £44,000 -2.02%
Kent - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 76 (49.35%) ISEB
2 73 (47.40%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 59 (38.31%) Finance
5 51 (33.12%) SQL
6 50 (32.47%) Selenium
7 46 (29.87%) QA
8 36 (23.38%) Java
9 34 (22.08%) Software Testing
10 32 (20.78%) WebDriver
10 32 (20.78%) HP
11 29 (18.83%) HP Quality Center
12 28 (18.18%) Test Automation
12 28 (18.18%) Degree
12 28 (18.18%) Waterfall
13 27 (17.53%) SQL Server
13 27 (17.53%) User Acceptance Testing
14 26 (16.88%) Team Foundation Server
15 25 (16.23%) Microsoft
16 23 (14.94%) Automated Testing
16 23 (14.94%) XML
16 23 (14.94%) Test Management
17 22 (14.29%) C#
17 22 (14.29%) Scrum
18 21 (13.64%) Mentoring
19 20 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
19 20 (12.99%) Test Scripting
19 20 (12.99%) QuickTest Pro
20 19 (12.34%) Line Management
21 18 (11.69%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 2 (1.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.65%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.95%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.84%) HTTPS
2 6 (3.90%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.25%) HTTP
4 4 (2.60%) SDH
4 4 (2.60%) Ethernet
4 4 (2.60%) MPLS
5 1 (0.65%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (0.65%) GGSN
5 1 (0.65%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.65%) RTCP
5 1 (0.65%) RTP
5 1 (0.65%) SMS
5 1 (0.65%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.65%) VoIP
5 1 (0.65%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.95%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.30%) MySQL
4 2 (1.30%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 50 (32.47%) Selenium
2 32 (20.78%) WebDriver
3 26 (16.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (12.99%) QuickTest Pro
5 18 (11.69%) Visual Studio
6 14 (9.09%) Jenkins
7 13 (8.44%) Maven
8 9 (5.84%) TestNG
8 9 (5.84%) Eclipse
9 8 (5.19%) Subversion
9 8 (5.19%) IntelliJ
9 8 (5.19%) Selenium IDE
10 7 (4.55%) TestDirector
11 6 (3.90%) SoapUI
12 5 (3.25%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (3.25%) JIRA
12 5 (3.25%) Ant
13 3 (1.95%) Firebug
14 2 (1.30%) LoadRunner
14 2 (1.30%) Cucumber
General
1 59 (38.31%) Finance
2 12 (7.79%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.14%) Retail
4 10 (6.49%) Banking
5 4 (2.60%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.95%) Avionics
6 3 (1.95%) Games
6 3 (1.95%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.30%) Automotive
7 2 (1.30%) Billing
7 2 (1.30%) Local Government
8 1 (0.65%) Marketing
8 1 (0.65%) Back Office
8 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.94%) XML
2 18 (11.69%) HTML
3 15 (9.74%) .NET
4 10 (6.49%) CSS
5 5 (3.25%) Web Services
6 4 (2.60%) SOAP
7 3 (1.95%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.95%) Middleware
8 2 (1.30%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.30%) WPF
8 2 (1.30%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.65%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.74%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.25%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.95%) Xbox
5 2 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.65%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.95%) Windows
1 3 (1.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (47.40%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (22.08%) Software Testing
3 28 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 28 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 27 (17.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 23 (14.94%) Automated Testing
5 23 (14.94%) Test Management
6 22 (14.29%) Scrum
7 21 (13.64%) Mentoring
8 20 (12.99%) Test Scripting
9 19 (12.34%) Line Management
10 15 (9.74%) Test Strategy
11 14 (9.09%) Performance Management
12 12 (7.79%) PRINCE2
12 12 (7.79%) Automation Testing
12 12 (7.79%) Manual Testing
12 12 (7.79%) Performance Testing
13 11 (7.14%) Integration Testing
13 11 (7.14%) V-Model
14 10 (6.49%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (33.12%) SQL
2 36 (23.38%) Java
3 22 (14.29%) C#
4 8 (5.19%) XPath
5 6 (3.90%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.25%) C
7 4 (2.60%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.60%) VBScript
8 3 (1.95%) VB
8 3 (1.95%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.30%) Python
9 2 (1.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 76 (49.35%) ISEB
2 66 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 28 (18.18%) Degree
4 16 (10.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (5.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (3.90%) Security Cleared
7 5 (3.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.95%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.95%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (29.87%) QA
2 2 (1.30%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 29 (18.83%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.60%) Netcool
3 2 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.65%) Iperf
Vendors
1 32 (20.78%) HP
2 25 (16.23%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.55%) Oracle
4 5 (3.25%) Capita
4 5 (3.25%) Telelogic
5 4 (2.60%) Cramer
5 4 (2.60%) Remedy
5 4 (2.60%) Infovista
6 2 (1.30%) SAP
6 2 (1.30%) Cisco
7 1 (0.65%) hybris
7 1 (0.65%) Panasonic
7 1 (0.65%) Empirix
7 1 (0.65%) Cognos
7 1 (0.65%) Mitel
7 1 (0.65%) FatWire
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