The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford 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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 81 86 94
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 2 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.26% 0.32% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.32% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 1
Average salary £41,700 £33,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.47% -33.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Test Leader
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxford 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
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
734 929 1018
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 95.57% 98.20% 92.80%
Number of salaries quoted 626 788 932
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,700 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

Test Leader Salary Trend in Oxford

Test Leader
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) Test Management
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (50.00%) People Management
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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.

General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Management
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (50.00%) People Management
1 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP