The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire 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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 201 216 213
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 28 3 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.51% 0.055% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.059% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 25 1 9
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £40,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Test Leader
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire 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
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5133 5110 4919
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.67% 93.86% 93.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3862 3753 3990
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Test Leader Salary Trend in Berkshire

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Test Leader
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. 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
Reading +16 20 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Bracknell - 3 £60,000 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £55,000 - 1
Test Leader
South East

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 21 (48.84%) QA
2 20 (46.51%) ISTQB
3 18 (41.86%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (41.86%) ISEB
4 15 (34.88%) SQL
5 14 (32.56%) Performance Testing
5 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (30.23%) Telecoms
6 13 (30.23%) Degree
6 13 (30.23%) Computer Science
7 12 (27.91%) Test Management
7 12 (27.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
8 11 (25.58%) Software Testing
8 11 (25.58%) Visual Studio
8 11 (25.58%) Windows
8 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
9 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
10 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
10 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
10 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (20.93%) TestDirector
10 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
11 8 (18.60%) C
11 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
11 8 (18.60%) LoadRunner
11 8 (18.60%) Scrum
11 8 (18.60%) Mentoring
12 7 (16.28%) DV Cleared

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) TCP/IP
1 7 (16.28%) HTTPS
2 5 (11.63%) SDH
2 5 (11.63%) Ethernet
2 5 (11.63%) MPLS
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (2.33%) GGSN
3 1 (2.33%) SMS
3 1 (2.33%) 3GPP
3 1 (2.33%) VoIP
3 1 (2.33%) RTCP
3 1 (2.33%) RTP
3 1 (2.33%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) MySQL
2 2 (4.65%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (25.58%) Visual Studio
3 9 (20.93%) TestDirector
4 8 (18.60%) LoadRunner
5 6 (13.95%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (6.98%) Selenium
6 3 (6.98%) WinRunner
7 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 13 (30.23%) Telecoms
2 7 (16.28%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) XMPP
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) Computer Science
2 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (13.95%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Windows
2 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Performance Testing
1 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.91%) Test Management
3 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
3 11 (25.58%) Software Testing
4 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
5 8 (18.60%) Scrum
5 8 (18.60%) Mentoring
6 6 (13.95%) Performance Engineering
7 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
7 5 (11.63%) Integration Testing
7 5 (11.63%) TDD
8 4 (9.30%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (6.98%) Software Distribution
9 3 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Manual Testing
10 2 (4.65%) Regression Testing
10 2 (4.65%) Migration
10 2 (4.65%) Logistics
10 2 (4.65%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) SQL
2 8 (18.60%) C
3 7 (16.28%) C#
4 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
5 5 (11.63%) Java
6 2 (4.65%) PHP
7 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (46.51%) ISTQB
2 18 (41.86%) ISEB
3 13 (30.23%) Degree
4 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
5 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
6 7 (16.28%) DV Cleared
7 5 (11.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (48.84%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (13.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (41.86%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (11.63%) Netcool
3 2 (4.65%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) VMware
2 6 (13.95%) Fujitsu
3 5 (11.63%) Cramer
3 5 (11.63%) Oracle
3 5 (11.63%) HP
3 5 (11.63%) Remedy
3 5 (11.63%) Infovista
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco
5 1 (2.33%) Panasonic
5 1 (2.33%) Mitel
5 1 (2.33%) Empirix
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