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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank - 85 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 0 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 0.86% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.89% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 0
Average salary - £40,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
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
1051 896 978
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 96.16% 95.93% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 916 816 872
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £53,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) QA
3 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) Wiki
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Resource Management
4 2 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) C++
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Line Management
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Zephyr

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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%) Management Information System
2 2 (33.33%) Wiki
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Resource Management
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Line Management
4 2 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) People Management
5 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft