Period
to 19 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 448 462 456
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 80 86 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.28% 0.28% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.29% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 75 100 122
South East median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,900 £39,775
90th Percentile £61,500 £62,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -1.90% +5.00% +5.26%

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 27,530 29,355 33,959
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.72% 97.08%
Number of salaries quoted 22,890 24,514 28,474
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018. 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
East Sussex +15 28 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Hampshire +12 19 £45,000 +4.65% 2
Thames Valley -26 17 £51,250 -2.38% 6
Surrey +30 14 £50,000 -9.09%
Berkshire -18 11 £67,500 +28.57% 4
Buckinghamshire +4 4 £42,000 -19.23% 1
West Sussex -4 4 £50,000 +11.11%
Oxfordshire +3 2 £51,250 -16.67% 1
Kent +18 1 £42,500 -10.53%
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, Test Leader job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 55 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 38 (47.50%) Scrum
4 36 (45.00%) ISTQB
5 33 (41.25%) Test Management
6 32 (40.00%) Finance
7 28 (35.00%) Banking
8 27 (33.75%) Test Strategy
9 25 (31.25%) Selenium
9 25 (31.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 23 (28.75%) QA
11 16 (20.00%) Functional Testing
12 14 (17.50%) Software Testing
12 14 (17.50%) C#
13 13 (16.25%) Integration Testing
13 13 (16.25%) Manual Testing
13 13 (16.25%) SpecFlow
14 12 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
14 12 (15.00%) ISEB
15 11 (13.75%) Java
15 11 (13.75%) JIRA
15 11 (13.75%) Defect Management
16 9 (11.25%) SOAP
16 9 (11.25%) Web Services
16 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
16 9 (11.25%) WebDriver
16 9 (11.25%) Cucumber
16 9 (11.25%) Degree
16 9 (11.25%) Test Scripting
16 9 (11.25%) User Acceptance Testing

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 6 (7.50%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.50%) Confluence
2 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) ATM
1 1 (1.25%) Firewall
1 1 (1.25%) IPv4
1 1 (1.25%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
1 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (31.25%) Selenium
2 13 (16.25%) SpecFlow
3 11 (13.75%) JIRA
4 9 (11.25%) Cucumber
4 9 (11.25%) WebDriver
5 6 (7.50%) HP UFT
6 5 (6.25%) Jenkins
7 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
8 3 (3.75%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.50%) Jasmine
9 2 (2.50%) JMeter
9 2 (2.50%) JUnit
9 2 (2.50%) NUnit
9 2 (2.50%) Protractor
9 2 (2.50%) TestComplete
9 2 (2.50%) TestNG
9 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.25%) FitNesse
General
1 32 (40.00%) Finance
2 28 (35.00%) Banking
3 5 (6.25%) Publishing
4 2 (2.50%) Retail
5 1 (1.25%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.25%) Automotive
5 1 (1.25%) Marketing
5 1 (1.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.25%) SOAP
1 9 (11.25%) Web Services
2 4 (5.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (3.75%) CGI
4 2 (2.50%) REST
4 2 (2.50%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (1.25%) .NET
5 1 (1.25%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.25%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.75%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.50%) NHS
5 1 (1.25%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.25%) PKI
5 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.00%) Linux
2 3 (3.75%) Windows
3 2 (2.50%) Android
3 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 38 (47.50%) Scrum
4 33 (41.25%) Test Management
5 27 (33.75%) Test Strategy
6 16 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 14 (17.50%) Software Testing
8 13 (16.25%) Integration Testing
8 13 (16.25%) Manual Testing
9 12 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 11 (13.75%) Defect Management
11 9 (11.25%) Test Scripting
11 9 (11.25%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (10.00%) Regression Testing
13 7 (8.75%) BDD
13 7 (8.75%) Scenario Testing
13 7 (8.75%) System Integration Testing
14 6 (7.50%) Mentoring
15 5 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
15 5 (6.25%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.50%) C#
2 11 (13.75%) Java
3 7 (8.75%) SQL
4 6 (7.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.75%) Python
6 2 (2.50%) VBScript
7 1 (1.25%) C++
7 1 (1.25%) Perl
7 1 (1.25%) PHP
7 1 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (45.00%) ISTQB
2 25 (31.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 12 (15.00%) ISEB
4 9 (11.25%) Degree
5 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
6 5 (6.25%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (28.75%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.25%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.00%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.75%) Oracle
3 6 (7.50%) SAP
4 4 (5.00%) HP
5 2 (2.50%) Apple
5 2 (2.50%) Cognizant
5 2 (2.50%) Google