The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol 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 108 117 89
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 15 1 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.81% 0.064% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.069% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15 1 18
Average salary £53,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.88% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +3.65%
Test Leader
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol 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
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1764 1458 1502
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 95.71% 93.64% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1446 1288 1298
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £50,500
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 Bristol

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Test Leader Salary Trend in Bristol

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 30 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (71.05%) V-Model
2 27 (71.05%) Waterfall
3 22 (57.89%) Test Automation
4 21 (55.26%) Mentoring
5 20 (52.63%) WebDriver
5 20 (52.63%) Open Source
5 20 (52.63%) JUnit
6 12 (31.58%) ISEB
7 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
7 9 (23.68%) Software Testing
7 9 (23.68%) Selenium
8 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
8 7 (18.42%) HND
8 7 (18.42%) SQL
8 7 (18.42%) Scrum
8 7 (18.42%) Validation
8 7 (18.42%) Test Planning
8 7 (18.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
10 5 (13.16%) ISTQB
10 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
11 4 (10.53%) Line Management
11 4 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (10.53%) Degree
11 4 (10.53%) QA
11 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
12 2 (5.26%) Java

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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.

Development Applications
1 20 (52.63%) WebDriver
1 20 (52.63%) JUnit
2 9 (23.68%) Selenium
3 1 (2.63%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) J2EE
1 1 (2.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (52.63%) Open Source
2 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (71.05%) V-Model
2 27 (71.05%) Waterfall
3 22 (57.89%) Test Automation
4 21 (55.26%) Mentoring
5 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
5 9 (23.68%) Software Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
6 7 (18.42%) Scrum
6 7 (18.42%) Validation
6 7 (18.42%) Test Planning
7 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
9 4 (10.53%) Line Management
9 4 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (2.63%) Performance Testing
10 1 (2.63%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) ISEB
2 7 (18.42%) HND
2 7 (18.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (13.16%) ISTQB
4 4 (10.53%) Degree
5 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA