The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 121 133 135
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 19 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.80% 0.045% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.049% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 18 1 0
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Test Leader
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2210 2048 1870
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 93.33% 92.59% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1552 1554 1581
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,600 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Test Leader Salary Trend in Reading

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Reading region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 17 (56.67%) ISTQB
2 16 (53.33%) ISEB
3 14 (46.67%) QA
4 13 (43.33%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (43.33%) Performance Testing
4 13 (43.33%) SQL
5 12 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (36.67%) Visual Studio
6 11 (36.67%) Windows
6 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
6 11 (36.67%) Software Testing
6 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (33.33%) Test Management
7 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
8 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
8 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
8 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
9 8 (26.67%) Degree
9 8 (26.67%) Computer Science
9 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
9 8 (26.67%) C
9 8 (26.67%) LoadRunner
9 8 (26.67%) Mentoring
10 7 (23.33%) DV Cleared
10 7 (23.33%) C#
10 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
10 7 (23.33%) HTTPS
10 7 (23.33%) Scrum

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
1 7 (23.33%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.33%) RTCP
2 1 (3.33%) RTP
2 1 (3.33%) H.323
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (3.33%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.33%) GGSN
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.33%) SMS
2 1 (3.33%) 3GPP
2 1 (3.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (36.67%) Visual Studio
3 8 (26.67%) LoadRunner
4 5 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (13.33%) TestDirector
6 3 (10.00%) WinRunner
7 2 (6.67%) Selenium
8 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 6 (20.00%) Replication
3 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Performance Testing
2 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) Software Testing
3 10 (33.33%) Test Management
4 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (26.67%) Mentoring
6 7 (23.33%) Scrum
7 6 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
8 3 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 3 (10.00%) Software Distribution
9 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Web Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Manual Testing
10 1 (3.33%) Cisco ICM Scripting
10 1 (3.33%) Supplier Management
10 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (3.33%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) C
3 7 (23.33%) C#
4 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.67%) PHP
6 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) ISTQB
2 16 (53.33%) ISEB
3 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (26.67%) Degree
6 7 (23.33%) DV Cleared
7 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (46.67%) QA
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (43.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) VMware
2 6 (20.00%) Fujitsu
3 1 (3.33%) Panasonic
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco
3 1 (3.33%) Mitel
3 1 (3.33%) Empirix
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Insurance
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + £6,000 car allowance
Posted: 4 days ago