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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 130 97 121
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 5 29 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.28% 1.48% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 1.52% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 5 28 8
Average salary £37,500 £45,250 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.12% +17.53%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
1752 1905 1701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.96% 97.34% 97.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1561 1570 1413
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 2016.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 8 (53.33%) ISEB
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (53.33%) QA
2 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
3 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
5 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (20.00%) Line Management
6 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (20.00%) Test Management
6 3 (20.00%) Degree
6 3 (20.00%) HP
6 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Client/Server
6 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (13.33%) Finance
7 2 (13.33%) ETL
7 2 (13.33%) Process Management
7 2 (13.33%) TestDirector
7 2 (13.33%) SQL
7 2 (13.33%) Web Services
7 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
7 2 (13.33%) Big Data

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
1 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) TestDirector
2 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
5 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) Line Management
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) Test Management
6 2 (13.33%) Coaching
6 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
6 2 (13.33%) ETL
6 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Process Management
6 2 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) ISEB
2 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (53.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) SunGard