The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
England / South East
Rank 350 394 348
Rank change year-on-year +44 -46  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 45 61 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.32% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.33% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 31 55 87
Median salary £42,500 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.04% +23.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £40,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £58,400 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.81% +1.17%  

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

IT Job Roles
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14278 18611 19980
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.48% 96.65% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11924 15869 16106
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Test Leader in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +15 15 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Kent +25 9 £35,000 -17.64%
West Sussex +20 9 £52,500 +40.00%
Surrey +35 8 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Berkshire +30 2 £52,500 -
Buckinghamshire +13 1 £34,000 -15.00% 1
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 60 (46.15%) HP
2 47 (36.15%) Test Scripting
2 47 (36.15%) Test Strategy
3 46 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (34.62%) ISTQB
5 40 (30.77%) Software Testing
6 38 (29.23%) ISEB
7 36 (27.69%) SQL
8 34 (26.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 31 (23.85%) Security Cleared
9 31 (23.85%) SAP
10 30 (23.08%) Test Automation
11 28 (21.54%) Finance
12 27 (20.77%) Selenium
12 27 (20.77%) SDLC
13 25 (19.23%) SC Cleared
14 24 (18.46%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (17.69%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
16 22 (16.92%) Release Management
17 21 (16.15%) QA
18 20 (15.38%) Microsoft
19 17 (13.08%) HP Quality Center
20 16 (12.31%) HP UFT
21 15 (11.54%) Regression Testing
22 14 (10.77%) Business Intelligence
22 14 (10.77%) MS Excel
22 14 (10.77%) JIRA
22 14 (10.77%) System Integration Testing
23 13 (10.00%) Visualisation
23 13 (10.00%) Test Management

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (10.77%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.69%) MS Office
2 10 (7.69%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) SAP CO
1 3 (2.31%) SAP FI
1 3 (2.31%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (2.31%) SAP FSCM
1 3 (2.31%) SAP MM
1 3 (2.31%) SAP PP
1 3 (2.31%) SAP PS
1 3 (2.31%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.77%) Primavera
2 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.85%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.77%) DNS
1 1 (0.77%) IP Telephony
1 1 (0.77%) LAN
1 1 (0.77%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.77%) VoIP
1 1 (0.77%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.77%) MySQL
3 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (26.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (20.77%) Selenium
3 16 (12.31%) HP UFT
4 14 (10.77%) JIRA
5 11 (8.46%) LoadRunner
5 11 (8.46%) Visual Studio
6 7 (5.38%) JMeter
7 6 (4.62%) Cucumber
7 6 (4.62%) SoapUI
8 4 (3.08%) SpecFlow
8 4 (3.08%) WinRunner
9 3 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.54%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.54%) Ranorex
10 2 (1.54%) SilkTest
10 2 (1.54%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (21.54%) Finance
2 8 (6.15%) Electronics
3 2 (1.54%) Banking
3 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.54%) Marketing
3 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.77%) Automotive
4 1 (0.77%) Back Office
4 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.38%) Web Services
2 5 (3.85%) .NET
3 2 (1.54%) HTML
3 2 (1.54%) Middleware
3 2 (1.54%) XML
3 2 (1.54%) XML Messaging
4 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (2.31%) Mobile App
1 3 (2.31%) User Experience
2 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
2 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.85%) Linux
1 5 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (0.77%) Unix
2 1 (0.77%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (36.15%) Test Scripting
1 47 (36.15%) Test Strategy
2 46 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 30 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 27 (20.77%) SDLC
6 24 (18.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (17.69%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 22 (16.92%) Release Management
9 15 (11.54%) Regression Testing
10 14 (10.77%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (10.77%) System Integration Testing
11 13 (10.00%) Performance Testing
11 13 (10.00%) Test Management
11 13 (10.00%) Visualisation
12 12 (9.23%) Data Visualisation
12 12 (9.23%) Test Planning
13 11 (8.46%) Scrum
13 11 (8.46%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (8.46%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (27.69%) SQL
2 11 (8.46%) Java
2 11 (8.46%) Python
3 7 (5.38%) C#
3 7 (5.38%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.85%) Ruby
5 4 (3.08%) C
5 4 (3.08%) C++
6 3 (2.31%) VB
7 1 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (34.62%) ISTQB
2 38 (29.23%) ISEB
3 31 (23.85%) Security Cleared
4 25 (19.23%) SC Cleared
5 12 (9.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (5.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (3.08%) Degree
8 1 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.15%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (2.31%) Docker
1 3 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (13.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 60 (46.15%) HP
2 31 (23.85%) SAP
3 20 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.38%) EMC
5 5 (3.85%) Ariba
5 5 (3.85%) Oracle
6 2 (1.54%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.77%) Capita
7 1 (0.77%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.77%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.77%) IBM
7 1 (0.77%) VMware
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