The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the Essex 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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 81 91 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 2 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.18% 0.37% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.38% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 0
Average salary £47,750 £45,875 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.08% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +8.75%
Test Leader
East of 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 Essex 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
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1043 1043 1019
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.16% 95.60% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 855 851 876
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,880 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £54,000
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 Essex

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Test Leader Salary Trend in Essex

Test Leader
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Essex region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
Basildon - 1 £45,500 -
Test Leader
East of England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 6 (66.67%) QA
2 5 (55.56%) SAP
2 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Programme Management
2 5 (55.56%) Unit Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Test Management
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) Management Information System
3 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
3 4 (44.44%) Validation
3 4 (44.44%) Project Management
3 4 (44.44%) SAP Implementation
3 4 (44.44%) Quality Management
3 4 (44.44%) Degree
3 4 (44.44%) Stress Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) .NET
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) ISEB
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) VisionPLUS
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Programme Management
1 5 (55.56%) Unit Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Test Management
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 4 (44.44%) Quality Management
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
2 4 (44.44%) Validation
2 4 (44.44%) SAP Implementation
2 4 (44.44%) Stress Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) HP