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 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 95 83 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 4 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.35% 0.82% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.87% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 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
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
1118 919 1037
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 96.80% 94.55% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 940 838 902
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 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 16 September 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
Bedford -13 3 £37,500 -6.25%
Test Leader
East of England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 8 (80.00%) ISEB
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) Client/Server
4 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (50.00%) QA
5 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (40.00%) Degree
5 4 (40.00%) C#
6 3 (30.00%) C++
6 3 (30.00%) MS Office
6 3 (30.00%) Windows
6 3 (30.00%) Project Management
6 3 (30.00%) JIRA
6 3 (30.00%) Resource Management
6 3 (30.00%) Wiki
6 3 (30.00%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (30.00%) Scrum
6 3 (30.00%) Line Management
6 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Zephyr

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 3 (30.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) JIRA
1 3 (30.00%) Zephyr
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (30.00%) Wiki
2 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) Resource Management
4 3 (30.00%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) Line Management
4 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Matrix Management
6 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) ISEB
2 5 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft