The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 380 356 383
Rank change year-on-year -24 +27  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 16 84 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.45% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.47% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 13 71 86
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £42,500 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.85%  

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 14137 17911 20464
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.62% 96.96% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11842 15249 16693
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 27 June 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 27 June 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
Surrey +24 4 £55,000 +10.00%
West Sussex +11 3 £55,000 +7.31%
Hampshire -14 3 £46,250 -11.90% 1
Berkshire +21 2 £60,000 +14.28%
East Sussex +4 2 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire -6 1 £57,500 +49.93%
Kent - 1 £35,000 -
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 33 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 27 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 22 (34.92%) Test Scripting
5 21 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (33.33%) Selenium
5 21 (33.33%) HP
6 20 (31.75%) ISEB
6 20 (31.75%) ISTQB
7 19 (30.16%) QA
8 17 (26.98%) Security Cleared
9 15 (23.81%) SQL
9 15 (23.81%) SAP
9 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
10 14 (22.22%) Finance
10 14 (22.22%) Visual Studio
10 14 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
11 13 (20.63%) Scrum
11 13 (20.63%) Software Testing
12 12 (19.05%) SC Cleared
12 12 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
12 12 (19.05%) Regression Testing
13 11 (17.46%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (17.46%) C#
13 11 (17.46%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (15.87%) Release Management
14 10 (15.87%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
15 9 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
16 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
16 8 (12.70%) Cucumber

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:

Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Primavera
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.59%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.59%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (1.59%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (33.33%) Selenium
1 21 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 8 (12.70%) Cucumber
4 7 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 6 (9.52%) SoapUI
6 5 (7.94%) LoadRunner
7 4 (6.35%) HP UFT
7 4 (6.35%) WebDriver
7 4 (6.35%) WinRunner
8 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
8 3 (4.76%) JIRA
9 2 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (3.17%) Ranorex
9 2 (3.17%) SilkTest
10 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.59%) JBehave
10 1 (1.59%) Sahi
10 1 (1.59%) Subversion
10 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.59%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.59%) Back Office
3 1 (1.59%) Electronics
3 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.59%) Marketing
3 1 (1.59%) Military
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) .NET
2 3 (4.76%) Web Services
3 2 (3.17%) Middleware
4 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.59%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.59%) REST
4 1 (1.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
1 3 (4.76%) Mobile App
1 3 (4.76%) User Experience
2 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.59%) EPoS
3 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.94%) Linux
1 5 (7.94%) Windows
2 2 (3.17%) Unix
3 1 (1.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 27 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 22 (34.92%) Test Scripting
5 14 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
6 13 (20.63%) Scrum
6 13 (20.63%) Software Testing
7 12 (19.05%) Regression Testing
8 11 (17.46%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (17.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (15.87%) Release Management
9 10 (15.87%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
10 9 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (12.70%) DevOps
12 7 (11.11%) Functional Testing
12 7 (11.11%) Mentoring
12 7 (11.11%) Performance Testing
12 7 (11.11%) SDLC
12 7 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
13 6 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.81%) SQL
2 11 (17.46%) C#
3 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.11%) Java
5 6 (9.52%) Python
6 5 (7.94%) Ruby
7 4 (6.35%) C
7 4 (6.35%) C++
8 3 (4.76%) VB
9 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.59%) Bourne shell
9 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (31.75%) ISEB
1 20 (31.75%) ISTQB
2 17 (26.98%) Security Cleared
3 12 (19.05%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.35%) Degree
5 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.59%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (30.16%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (7.94%) Docker
1 5 (7.94%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (33.33%) HP
2 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 15 (23.81%) SAP
3 3 (4.76%) Oracle
4 2 (3.17%) VMware
5 1 (1.59%) Sitecore
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Posted: 13 days ago
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