The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire 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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 96 80 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 1 14 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.098% 1.38% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 1.44% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 12 0
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
Test Leader
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire 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
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
966 974 1077
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.89% 95.96% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 857 877 984
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Test Leader Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Leader
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunstable - 1 £42,500 -
Test Leader
East of England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
3 3 (50.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (50.00%) QA
3 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Zephyr
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Wiki
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) C++
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Android
5 1 (16.67%) Resource Management

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Zephyr
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (33.33%) Wiki
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Android
2 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) People Management
4 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft