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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 210 195 216
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 16 24 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.27% 0.43% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.46% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 9
Average salary £37,500 £51,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.82% +28.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £45,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £62,500 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
5462 5257 5323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.33% 93.16% 94.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3813 4136 4455
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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
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 22 August 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
Reading 0 14 £36,000 -37.39%
Newbury - 1 £40,000 -
Test Leader
South East

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 17 (73.91%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
2 14 (60.87%) SC Cleared
3 13 (56.52%) TestDirector
4 12 (52.17%) Windows
4 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (47.83%) Test Management
6 10 (43.48%) DV Cleared
7 9 (39.13%) Telecoms
7 9 (39.13%) Finance
8 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
8 8 (34.78%) Test Scripting
8 8 (34.78%) ISEB
9 7 (30.43%) Retail
9 7 (30.43%) Software Distribution
10 5 (21.74%) QuickTest Pro
11 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
11 4 (17.39%) QA
11 4 (17.39%) Open Source
11 4 (17.39%) Java
12 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
12 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
12 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
12 3 (13.04%) Selenium
12 3 (13.04%) WinRunner
13 2 (8.70%) CRM
13 2 (8.70%) Fujitsu
13 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
13 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) IPv6
1 1 (4.35%) MPLS
1 1 (4.35%) SS7
1 1 (4.35%) GPRS
1 1 (4.35%) GSM
1 1 (4.35%) SDH
1 1 (4.35%) UMTS
1 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
1 1 (4.35%) SIGTRAN
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) TestDirector
2 5 (21.74%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (13.04%) Selenium
3 3 (13.04%) WinRunner
4 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (39.13%) Telecoms
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Open Source
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
1 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Test Management
2 8 (34.78%) Test Scripting
3 7 (30.43%) Software Distribution
4 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
5 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
5 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
5 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
6 2 (8.70%) CRM
6 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) VBScript
2 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
1 14 (60.87%) SC Cleared
2 10 (43.48%) DV Cleared
3 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
3 8 (34.78%) ISEB
4 1 (4.35%) CCNP
4 1 (4.35%) CCNA
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (73.91%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Fujitsu
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) Remedy
2 1 (4.35%) Infovista
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Cramer