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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 370 369 395
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 82 87 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.43% 0.42% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.44% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 63 72 32
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £33,950
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
18573 19957 19610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.41% 97.08% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 15921 16306 15518
Average salary £44,000 £40,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.64% -4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 14 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the South East region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(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 +39 32 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Berkshire -6 16 £52,500 +12.90% 1
Surrey -16 16 £40,000 -11.11%
Kent +10 6 £42,500 - 2
Oxfordshire -3 6 £42,500 +3.03% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 3 £38,850 +15.97%
West Sussex -10 1 £45,000 +5.88%
East Sussex - 1 £40,000 -
Middlesex - 1 £52,500 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 85 (44.27%) Selenium
2 82 (42.71%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (41.67%) QA
4 72 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 63 (32.81%) Finance
6 49 (25.52%) ISEB
7 48 (25.00%) SQL
8 47 (24.48%) Mentoring
9 45 (23.44%) Automated Testing
10 40 (20.83%) Software Testing
10 40 (20.83%) ISTQB
10 40 (20.83%) Test Strategy
11 36 (18.75%) Performance Testing
12 35 (18.23%) Test Scripting
13 32 (16.67%) Scrum
13 32 (16.67%) JUnit
14 31 (16.15%) C#
15 29 (15.10%) SOA
15 29 (15.10%) HP
16 28 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing
17 26 (13.54%) WebDriver
18 25 (13.02%) Microsoft
19 23 (11.98%) Team Foundation Server
19 23 (11.98%) Manual Testing
20 22 (11.46%) JIRA
20 22 (11.46%) TDD
21 21 (10.94%) Project Management
21 21 (10.94%) Time Management
21 21 (10.94%) HP Quality Center
21 21 (10.94%) Cucumber

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.08%) WordPress
3 2 (1.04%) CMS
4 1 (0.52%) Apache
4 1 (0.52%) JBoss
4 1 (0.52%) Node.js
Applications
1 16 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) Mingle
3 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.17%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.60%) Internet
2 4 (2.08%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.04%) 4G
3 2 (1.04%) DAB
3 2 (1.04%) GPRS
3 2 (1.04%) GSM
3 2 (1.04%) IPv6
3 2 (1.04%) UMTS
4 1 (0.52%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.52%) MPLS
4 1 (0.52%) SDH
4 1 (0.52%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.65%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.08%) MySQL
4 2 (1.04%) Big Data
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 85 (44.27%) Selenium
2 32 (16.67%) JUnit
3 26 (13.54%) WebDriver
4 23 (11.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (11.46%) JIRA
6 21 (10.94%) Cucumber
7 19 (9.90%) JProfiler
8 18 (9.38%) Visual Studio
9 15 (7.81%) HP UFT
10 13 (6.77%) Git (software)
10 13 (6.77%) TestNG
11 12 (6.25%) JMeter
12 8 (4.17%) FitNesse
12 8 (4.17%) LoadRunner
12 8 (4.17%) NUnit
13 6 (3.13%) Jenkins
14 4 (2.08%) JBehave
14 4 (2.08%) RSpec
14 4 (2.08%) Sahi
14 4 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 63 (32.81%) Finance
2 10 (5.21%) Banking
3 9 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.65%) Publishing
5 6 (3.13%) Games
5 6 (3.13%) Retail
6 4 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.04%) Law
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Electronics
8 1 (0.52%) Marketing
8 1 (0.52%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.33%) Web Services
2 9 (4.69%) XML
3 8 (4.17%) CSS
3 8 (4.17%) HTML
3 8 (4.17%) Middleware
4 4 (2.08%) .NET
4 4 (2.08%) Ajax
5 3 (1.56%) RESTful
5 3 (1.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 13 (6.77%) Social Media
4 8 (4.17%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.13%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.56%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.04%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.04%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.04%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.04%) PMI
8 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.52%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.52%) iPad
8 1 (0.52%) Physics
8 1 (0.52%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.77%) Linux
1 13 (6.77%) Windows
2 8 (4.17%) Unix
3 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (42.71%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 47 (24.48%) Mentoring
4 45 (23.44%) Automated Testing
5 40 (20.83%) Software Testing
5 40 (20.83%) Test Strategy
6 36 (18.75%) Performance Testing
7 35 (18.23%) Test Scripting
8 32 (16.67%) Scrum
9 29 (15.10%) SOA
10 28 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (11.98%) Manual Testing
12 22 (11.46%) TDD
13 21 (10.94%) Automation Testing
13 21 (10.94%) Project Management
13 21 (10.94%) Time Management
14 20 (10.42%) Continuous Delivery
15 19 (9.90%) SDLC
15 19 (9.90%) Test Management
16 18 (9.38%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (25.00%) SQL
2 31 (16.15%) C#
3 19 (9.90%) Shell Script
4 18 (9.38%) Java
5 10 (5.21%) Bash Shell
5 10 (5.21%) Ruby
6 9 (4.69%) Python
7 8 (4.17%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.60%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.56%) C++
10 1 (0.52%) C
10 1 (0.52%) Perl
10 1 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 49 (25.52%) ISEB
2 40 (20.83%) ISTQB
3 17 (8.85%) Degree
4 16 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (4.17%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.60%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.08%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.04%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (41.67%) QA
2 7 (3.65%) HL7
Systems Management
1 21 (10.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.52%) Nessus
2 1 (0.52%) Netcool
2 1 (0.52%) Nmap
Vendors
1 29 (15.10%) HP
2 25 (13.02%) Microsoft
3 18 (9.38%) Oracle
4 8 (4.17%) SAP
5 7 (3.65%) Citrix
6 6 (3.13%) IBM
7 5 (2.60%) Capita
8 2 (1.04%) Cisco
9 1 (0.52%) Coverity
9 1 (0.52%) Cramer
9 1 (0.52%) Infovista
9 1 (0.52%) Remedy
9 1 (0.52%) VMware
Rochester, Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + full suite of benefits, career progression
Posted: 17 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 19 days ago