The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 53 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 3 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.95% 2.84% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 2.90% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 0
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +3.65%
Test Leader
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
307 276 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 97.15% 97.87% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 284 270 189
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Wiki
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Matrix Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Zephyr
4 1 (20.00%) People Management
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) .NET

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) Zephyr
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (40.00%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Matrix Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) People Management
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft