The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the East of England 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 239 201 251
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 13 34 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.17% 0.50% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.52% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 10 21 22
Average salary £43,750 £40,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £33,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Test Leader
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 East of England 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
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7344 6551 8524
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 94.64% 96.37% 95.72%
Number of salaries quoted 6009 5257 7412
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Test Leader
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Test Leader Salary Trend in the East of England

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Leader across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in the East of England

Test Leader
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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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
Cambridgeshire -3 7 £50,000 +36.98%
Hertfordshire -13 5 £32,500 -38.67%
Bedfordshire -12 1 £42,500 +6.25%
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 14 (48.28%) ISEB
2 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (37.93%) ISTQB
3 11 (37.93%) QA
4 10 (34.48%) Test Strategy
5 9 (31.03%) E-Commerce
6 8 (27.59%) SQL
6 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
6 8 (27.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (24.14%) HTML
7 7 (24.14%) Java
7 7 (24.14%) Oracle
7 7 (24.14%) XML
7 7 (24.14%) Degree
7 7 (24.14%) Selenium
7 7 (24.14%) Integration Testing
7 7 (24.14%) People Management
8 6 (20.69%) MySQL
8 6 (20.69%) SOAP
8 6 (20.69%) UNIX
8 6 (20.69%) Retail
8 6 (20.69%) Content Management
8 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
8 6 (20.69%) System Testing
8 6 (20.69%) REST
8 6 (20.69%) Adobe CQ
8 6 (20.69%) Automation Testing
9 5 (17.24%) Finance
9 5 (17.24%) TDD
10 4 (13.79%) C#

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 (20.69%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) LAN
1 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) SAP BW
3 1 (3.45%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Selenium
2 4 (13.79%) Sahi
2 4 (13.79%) WebDriver
2 4 (13.79%) Jasmine
2 4 (13.79%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (13.79%) LoadRunner
2 4 (13.79%) Selenium IDE
2 4 (13.79%) WATIR
3 3 (10.34%) JMeter
4 2 (6.90%) NeoLoad
4 2 (6.90%) LoadUI
4 2 (6.90%) JIRA
5 1 (3.45%) QALoad
5 1 (3.45%) Zephyr
5 1 (3.45%) Bugzilla
General
1 6 (20.69%) Retail
2 5 (17.24%) Finance
3 4 (13.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) HTML
1 7 (24.14%) XML
2 6 (20.69%) SOAP
2 6 (20.69%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) jQuery
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) J2EE
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.45%) Wiki
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) UNIX
2 3 (10.34%) Android
2 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.90%) Windows
4 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (34.48%) Test Strategy
3 9 (31.03%) E-Commerce
4 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
5 7 (24.14%) People Management
5 7 (24.14%) Integration Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Content Management
6 6 (20.69%) Automation Testing
6 6 (20.69%) System Testing
7 5 (17.24%) TDD
8 4 (13.79%) Security Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Test Planning
10 2 (6.90%) Line Management
10 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
10 2 (6.90%) V-Model
10 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
10 2 (6.90%) Manual Testing
10 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) Java
3 4 (13.79%) C#
3 4 (13.79%) Python
3 4 (13.79%) Ruby
3 4 (13.79%) F#
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) ISEB
2 11 (37.93%) ISTQB
3 8 (27.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (24.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (37.93%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) SAP
3 2 (6.90%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft