The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bedford region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 53 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 3 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.12% 2.41% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 2.46% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 0
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Job Titles Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
268 285 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 99.63% 98.28% 97.98%
Number of salaries quoted 240 278 184
Average salary £40,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.04% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,200 £32,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Test Leader
Bedfordshire

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Leader in the job title across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Bedford region.

Test Leader Salary Trend in Bedford

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford 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 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) QA
2 7 (58.33%) ISEB
3 6 (50.00%) Wiki
3 6 (50.00%) JIRA
3 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Zephyr
4 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) Client/Server
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Local Government
6 3 (25.00%) MS Office
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 2 (16.67%) Matrix Management
8 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
8 1 (8.33%) Agile Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (8.33%) .NET
8 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
8 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
8 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
8 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
8 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford 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.

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) JIRA
1 6 (50.00%) Zephyr
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 3 (25.00%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Wiki
2 4 (33.33%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
4 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 2 (16.67%) Matrix Management
7 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
7 1 (8.33%) Agile Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
2 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft