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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 371 385 391
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 64 25 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.13% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 50 20 42
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,050 £60,000 £65,000
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
19829 18833 20898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.60% 94.60% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16199 15045 18115
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,500 £62,000
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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Surrey +13 29 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Berkshire +5 22 £45,750 -8.50% 3
Hampshire -14 6 £42,500 -12.82% 1
West Sussex - 3 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire +1 2 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Oxfordshire -5 1 £35,000 -
Kent -6 1 - -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 51 (42.50%) ISEB
2 49 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (40.83%) HP Quality Center
3 47 (39.17%) ISTQB
4 40 (33.33%) Test Management
5 38 (31.67%) Finance
6 34 (28.33%) Selenium
7 33 (27.50%) HP
8 31 (25.83%) QA
9 30 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 30 (25.00%) SQL
10 25 (20.83%) Test Scripting
10 25 (20.83%) WebDriver
11 21 (17.50%) Mentoring
12 20 (16.67%) Test Automation
13 18 (15.00%) Telecoms
13 18 (15.00%) Java
13 18 (15.00%) Windows
13 18 (15.00%) Manual Testing
13 18 (15.00%) Performance Testing
14 17 (14.17%) C#
14 17 (14.17%) Software Testing
15 16 (13.33%) Automated Testing
16 14 (11.67%) Microsoft
16 14 (11.67%) QuickTest Pro
16 14 (11.67%) Degree
17 12 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
17 12 (10.00%) SC Cleared
17 12 (10.00%) Security Cleared
17 12 (10.00%) TestDirector

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (5.83%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.83%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.67%) MS Project
3 1 (0.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.17%) MPLS
2 5 (4.17%) SDH
2 5 (4.17%) HTTPS
2 5 (4.17%) Ethernet
3 3 (2.50%) HTTP
4 2 (1.67%) Internet
5 1 (0.83%) SMS
5 1 (0.83%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.83%) VoIP
5 1 (0.83%) RTCP
5 1 (0.83%) RTP
5 1 (0.83%) CTI
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (0.83%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.83%) H.323
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.83%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.67%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 34 (28.33%) Selenium
2 25 (20.83%) WebDriver
3 14 (11.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 12 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (10.00%) TestDirector
5 11 (9.17%) Selenium IDE
6 8 (6.67%) LoadRunner
7 7 (5.83%) Visual Studio
8 5 (4.17%) JIRA
9 4 (3.33%) SpecFlow
9 4 (3.33%) SoapUI
10 3 (2.50%) WinRunner
10 3 (2.50%) JMeter
11 2 (1.67%) Rational Functional Tester
11 2 (1.67%) TestNG
11 2 (1.67%) SilkTest
11 2 (1.67%) JUnit
12 1 (0.83%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.83%) Subversion
12 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (31.67%) Finance
2 18 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 12 (10.00%) Banking
4 10 (8.33%) Retail
5 5 (4.17%) Retail Banking
6 4 (3.33%) Front Office
7 2 (1.67%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.83%) Marketing
8 1 (0.83%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.17%) XML
2 9 (7.50%) Web Services
3 6 (5.00%) .NET
3 6 (5.00%) HTML
4 4 (3.33%) CSS
5 2 (1.67%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.67%) Middleware
5 2 (1.67%) JSP
5 2 (1.67%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.83%) SOAP
6 1 (0.83%) XMPP
6 1 (0.83%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.17%) Computer Science
2 10 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.00%) Replication
4 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.67%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.67%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.83%) Statistics
5 1 (0.83%) User Experience
5 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.00%) Windows
2 10 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.83%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (33.33%) Test Management
3 30 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (20.83%) Test Scripting
5 21 (17.50%) Mentoring
6 20 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 18 (15.00%) Manual Testing
7 18 (15.00%) Performance Testing
8 17 (14.17%) Software Testing
9 16 (13.33%) Automated Testing
10 11 (9.17%) Scrum
10 11 (9.17%) Integration Testing
10 11 (9.17%) Waterfall
10 11 (9.17%) Automation Testing
11 9 (7.50%) TDD
11 9 (7.50%) E-Commerce
11 9 (7.50%) PRINCE2
12 7 (5.83%) People Management
12 7 (5.83%) Test Strategy
13 6 (5.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.00%) SQL
2 18 (15.00%) Java
3 17 (14.17%) C#
4 6 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.00%) C
4 6 (5.00%) VBScript
5 5 (4.17%) VB
6 3 (2.50%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 51 (42.50%) ISEB
2 47 (39.17%) ISTQB
3 14 (11.67%) Degree
4 12 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 12 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 8 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (5.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (5.83%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (25.83%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 49 (40.83%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.17%) Netcool
3 1 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 33 (27.50%) HP
2 14 (11.67%) Microsoft
3 11 (9.17%) Oracle
4 7 (5.83%) VMware
5 6 (5.00%) Fujitsu
5 6 (5.00%) Remedy
6 5 (4.17%) Infovista
6 5 (4.17%) Cramer
7 2 (1.67%) Mitel
7 2 (1.67%) Primavera
8 1 (0.83%) SAP
8 1 (0.83%) Cisco
8 1 (0.83%) Avaya
8 1 (0.83%) Empirix
8 1 (0.83%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.83%) Panasonic
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