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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 124 139 131
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 25 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.02% 0.085% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.091% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 19 2 1
Average salary £43,000 £70,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.57% +79.48%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £44,908 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.36% +12.26%
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
2259 2194 1914
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 92.28% 92.81% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1549 1654 1571
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 30 March 2015.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 21 (55.26%) QA
2 18 (47.37%) ISTQB
3 17 (44.74%) SQL
3 17 (44.74%) ISEB
4 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
4 16 (42.11%) Software Testing
4 16 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (39.47%) Visual Studio
6 14 (36.84%) MS Excel
6 14 (36.84%) Performance Testing
7 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
8 11 (28.95%) Computer Science
8 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
8 11 (28.95%) Degree
9 10 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
10 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (23.68%) Scrum
10 9 (23.68%) Finance
10 9 (23.68%) HTTPS
10 9 (23.68%) Windows
11 8 (21.05%) C
11 8 (21.05%) C#
11 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (21.05%) Test Management
11 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
12 7 (18.42%) Test Strategy
12 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
12 7 (18.42%) Mentoring

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (15.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) HTTPS
2 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.63%) SMS
3 1 (2.63%) 3GPP
3 1 (2.63%) VoIP
3 1 (2.63%) RTCP
3 1 (2.63%) RTP
3 1 (2.63%) H.323
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (2.63%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.63%) GGSN
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (39.47%) Visual Studio
3 7 (18.42%) LoadRunner
4 3 (7.89%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (7.89%) Selenium
5 2 (5.26%) WinRunner
5 2 (5.26%) TestDirector
6 1 (2.63%) JIRA
6 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.89%) Games
4 2 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) SOAP
2 1 (2.63%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Computer Science
2 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (15.79%) Replication
4 3 (7.89%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Windows
2 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Software Testing
2 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (36.84%) Performance Testing
4 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
5 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
5 9 (23.68%) Scrum
6 8 (21.05%) Test Management
7 7 (18.42%) Knowledge Management
7 7 (18.42%) Test Strategy
7 7 (18.42%) Mentoring
8 6 (15.79%) Performance Engineering
9 3 (7.89%) Automated Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Manual Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Time Management
10 2 (5.26%) Performance Management
10 2 (5.26%) Web Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Workflow
10 2 (5.26%) Software Distribution
11 1 (2.63%) Automation Testing
11 1 (2.63%) Cisco ICM Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) SQL
2 8 (21.05%) C
2 8 (21.05%) C#
3 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.26%) PHP
5 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (47.37%) ISTQB
2 17 (44.74%) ISEB
3 11 (28.95%) Degree
4 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
5 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
6 5 (13.16%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (55.26%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (15.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.63%) Iperf
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) VMware
3 5 (13.16%) Fujitsu
4 1 (2.63%) Panasonic
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco
4 1 (2.63%) Mitel
4 1 (2.63%) Empirix