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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 348 394 370
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 93 41 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.45% 0.18% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.19% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 73 41 62
Average salary £42,500 £48,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.45% +21.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,600 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £44,908 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.36% +12.26%
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
19802 21077 20877
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.06% 94.76% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 16016 16715 17405
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 £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +28 30 £47,500 -9.52% 2
Surrey +18 27 £42,500 -26.08% 1
Hampshire 0 11 £42,500 -
East Sussex -12 9 £44,000 -2.02%
Oxfordshire +11 7 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 4 £50,000 +33.33% 3
West Sussex - 4 £42,500 -
Kent +19 1 - -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 72 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (46.05%) ISEB
3 69 (45.39%) ISTQB
4 51 (33.55%) Finance
5 49 (32.24%) QA
6 47 (30.92%) Selenium
7 45 (29.61%) HP Quality Center
8 42 (27.63%) SQL
9 36 (23.68%) Test Management
10 35 (23.03%) WebDriver
11 34 (22.37%) Java
12 33 (21.71%) HP
13 31 (20.39%) Test Scripting
14 30 (19.74%) User Acceptance Testing
15 29 (19.08%) Test Automation
15 29 (19.08%) Software Testing
16 27 (17.76%) Team Foundation Server
16 27 (17.76%) Degree
17 26 (17.11%) C#
18 25 (16.45%) SQL Server
18 25 (16.45%) Waterfall
19 24 (15.79%) XML
19 24 (15.79%) Microsoft
19 24 (15.79%) Automated Testing
20 22 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
21 21 (13.82%) Mentoring
22 20 (13.16%) QuickTest Pro
22 20 (13.16%) Performance Testing
23 18 (11.84%) Scrum
23 18 (11.84%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 8 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.66%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (9.21%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.97%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.89%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.92%) HTTPS
3 5 (3.29%) MPLS
3 5 (3.29%) SDH
3 5 (3.29%) Ethernet
3 5 (3.29%) HTTP
4 1 (0.66%) SMS
4 1 (0.66%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.66%) VoIP
4 1 (0.66%) RTCP
4 1 (0.66%) RTP
4 1 (0.66%) H.323
4 1 (0.66%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (0.66%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.66%) GGSN
4 1 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.32%) MySQL
3 2 (1.32%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 47 (30.92%) Selenium
2 35 (23.03%) WebDriver
3 27 (17.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (13.16%) QuickTest Pro
5 17 (11.18%) Visual Studio
6 12 (7.89%) TestDirector
6 12 (7.89%) Maven
6 12 (7.89%) Jenkins
7 10 (6.58%) TestNG
8 9 (5.92%) Subversion
8 9 (5.92%) Eclipse
8 9 (5.92%) LoadRunner
9 8 (5.26%) IntelliJ
9 8 (5.26%) Selenium IDE
10 6 (3.95%) SoapUI
11 5 (3.29%) JIRA
12 4 (2.63%) Ant
12 4 (2.63%) Rational DOORS
13 3 (1.97%) JMeter
13 3 (1.97%) Firebug
General
1 51 (33.55%) Finance
2 17 (11.18%) Telecoms
3 12 (7.89%) Retail
4 11 (7.24%) Banking
5 4 (2.63%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.97%) Games
7 2 (1.32%) Automotive
7 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.32%) Marketing
7 2 (1.32%) Avionics
8 1 (0.66%) Front Office
8 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.66%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.79%) XML
2 18 (11.84%) HTML
3 10 (6.58%) .NET
3 10 (6.58%) CSS
4 5 (3.29%) Web Services
5 3 (1.97%) SOAP
5 3 (1.97%) Middleware
6 1 (0.66%) XMPP
6 1 (0.66%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.95%) Replication
4 3 (1.97%) Xbox
5 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.32%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.66%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.24%) Windows
2 8 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (1.97%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (23.68%) Test Management
3 31 (20.39%) Test Scripting
4 30 (19.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 29 (19.08%) Test Automation
5 29 (19.08%) Software Testing
6 25 (16.45%) Waterfall
7 24 (15.79%) Automated Testing
8 21 (13.82%) Mentoring
9 20 (13.16%) Performance Testing
10 18 (11.84%) Scrum
11 16 (10.53%) Manual Testing
12 15 (9.87%) Test Strategy
12 15 (9.87%) Line Management
13 14 (9.21%) Automation Testing
13 14 (9.21%) Performance Management
14 11 (7.24%) V-Model
14 11 (7.24%) People Management
15 10 (6.58%) Integration Testing
15 10 (6.58%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 42 (27.63%) SQL
2 34 (22.37%) Java
3 26 (17.11%) C#
4 10 (6.58%) C
5 8 (5.26%) XPath
6 6 (3.95%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.29%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.32%) PHP
9 1 (0.66%) VBScript
9 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 70 (46.05%) ISEB
2 69 (45.39%) ISTQB
3 27 (17.76%) Degree
4 12 (7.89%) Security Cleared
4 12 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (6.58%) SC Cleared
6 8 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (3.29%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (32.24%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (3.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (29.61%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.29%) Netcool
3 2 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.66%) Iperf
Vendors
1 33 (21.71%) HP
2 24 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.92%) Oracle
4 6 (3.95%) VMware
5 5 (3.29%) Fujitsu
5 5 (3.29%) Remedy
5 5 (3.29%) Infovista
5 5 (3.29%) Cramer
6 4 (2.63%) Telelogic
7 2 (1.32%) SAP
7 2 (1.32%) Cisco
8 1 (0.66%) Empirix
8 1 (0.66%) FatWire
8 1 (0.66%) Panasonic
8 1 (0.66%) hybris
8 1 (0.66%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.66%) Mitel
8 1 (0.66%) Capita
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 44 - 50k
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £29k - 40k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Insurance
Posted: 6 days ago