Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Lead
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 466 434 433
Rank change year-on-year -32 -1 +72
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 89 154 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.29% 0.44% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.45% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 99 122 204
South East median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £38,800 £39,775 £36,250
90th Percentile £62,250 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29734 34034 41244
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.98% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 24799 28533 34421
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Test Leader in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader 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 in the South East.

Salary trend for Test Leader in the South East

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in the South East over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Leader 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +34 48 £52,500 +7.14%
Berkshire +39 25 £52,500 -4.55%
Surrey -1 17 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Oxfordshire +17 13 £61,500 +64.00%
Hampshire -4 12 £43,000 -18.10% 2
Buckinghamshire +9 11 £52,000 +33.33%
West Sussex -19 6 £50,000 +5.26%
Kent +5 3 £47,500 -5.00%
East Sussex -22 2 £50,000 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Test Leader job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 48 (53.93%) Test Automation
2 45 (50.56%) Selenium
3 38 (42.70%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (32.58%) SQL
4 29 (32.58%) BDD
5 25 (28.09%) Java
6 24 (26.97%) QA
7 20 (22.47%) Cucumber
7 20 (22.47%) Test Strategy
8 18 (20.22%) Python
9 17 (19.10%) C#
9 17 (19.10%) Integration Testing
9 17 (19.10%) Test Scripting
9 17 (19.10%) SDLC
10 16 (17.98%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (17.98%) Degree
10 16 (17.98%) HP
11 15 (16.85%) JMeter
11 15 (16.85%) C
11 15 (16.85%) Software Testing
11 15 (16.85%) TDD
11 15 (16.85%) Manual Testing
11 15 (16.85%) Test Planning
11 15 (16.85%) Mentoring
11 15 (16.85%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (15.73%) Performance Testing
12 14 (15.73%) Smart Meter
13 13 (14.61%) ISEB
13 13 (14.61%) JUnit
13 13 (14.61%) XML

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.12%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (1.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.36%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (12.36%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (4.49%) SaaS
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.74%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.24%) Cognos Impromptu
3 9 (10.11%) DB2
4 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.12%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 45 (50.56%) Selenium
2 20 (22.47%) Cucumber
3 15 (16.85%) JMeter
4 13 (14.61%) JUnit
5 11 (12.36%) TestDirector
5 11 (12.36%) WebDriver
6 6 (6.74%) JIRA
6 6 (6.74%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (5.62%) LoadRunner
8 4 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (3.37%) JBehave
9 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.37%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.37%) TestNG
9 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (2.25%) FitNesse
10 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.25%) HP UFT
10 2 (2.25%) Maven
General
1 9 (10.11%) Retail
2 6 (6.74%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Military
3 2 (2.25%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.61%) XML
2 5 (5.62%) .NET
3 4 (4.49%) .NET Framework
3 4 (4.49%) REST
4 3 (3.37%) SOAP
5 2 (2.25%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.25%) RESTful
5 2 (2.25%) Spring
5 2 (2.25%) Web Services
5 2 (2.25%) WSDL
6 1 (1.12%) CGI
6 1 (1.12%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) Smart Meter
2 12 (13.48%) Computer Science
3 8 (8.99%) Management Information System
4 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.62%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.25%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.99%) Unix
2 6 (6.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (53.93%) Test Automation
2 38 (42.70%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (32.58%) BDD
4 20 (22.47%) Test Strategy
5 17 (19.10%) Integration Testing
5 17 (19.10%) SDLC
5 17 (19.10%) Test Scripting
6 15 (16.85%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (16.85%) Manual Testing
6 15 (16.85%) Mentoring
6 15 (16.85%) Software Testing
6 15 (16.85%) TDD
6 15 (16.85%) Test Planning
7 14 (15.73%) Performance Testing
8 13 (14.61%) Waterfall
9 12 (13.48%) Use Case
9 12 (13.48%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (12.36%) Scrum
11 9 (10.11%) Coaching
11 9 (10.11%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (32.58%) SQL
2 25 (28.09%) Java
3 18 (20.22%) Python
4 17 (19.10%) C#
5 15 (16.85%) C
6 11 (12.36%) C++
6 11 (12.36%) Shell Script
7 6 (6.74%) Bash Shell
7 6 (6.74%) Bourne shell
7 6 (6.74%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.25%) Groovy
8 2 (2.25%) Ruby
9 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (17.98%) Degree
2 13 (14.61%) ISEB
3 8 (8.99%) ISTQB
4 6 (6.74%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.74%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (26.97%) QA
2 4 (4.49%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (17.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (17.98%) HP
2 6 (6.74%) VMware
3 4 (4.49%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.37%) Oracle
4 3 (3.37%) SAP
5 1 (1.12%) hybris