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 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 131 146 128
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 13 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.51% 0.080% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.087% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 3
Average salary £42,500 £38,250 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +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
2393 2300 1958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 93.70% 92.44% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1542 1748 1670
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 19 (79.17%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (70.83%) Windows
3 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (66.67%) Test Management
3 16 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 16 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 14 (58.33%) ISTQB
5 13 (54.17%) ISEB
6 12 (50.00%) Test Scripting
6 12 (50.00%) DV Cleared
7 10 (41.67%) TestDirector
7 10 (41.67%) Performance Testing
8 8 (33.33%) Telecoms
8 8 (33.33%) Finance
9 7 (29.17%) C#
9 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
9 7 (29.17%) LoadRunner
9 7 (29.17%) QA
9 7 (29.17%) Software Distribution
10 6 (25.00%) C
10 6 (25.00%) SQL
10 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
10 6 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (25.00%) Replication
10 6 (25.00%) VMware
10 6 (25.00%) Retail
10 6 (25.00%) Fujitsu
10 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
10 6 (25.00%) vSphere

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) HTTPS
3 1 (4.17%) RTCP
3 1 (4.17%) RTP
3 1 (4.17%) H.323
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
3 1 (4.17%) GGSN
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.17%) SMS
3 1 (4.17%) 3GPP
3 1 (4.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) TestDirector
2 7 (29.17%) LoadRunner
3 6 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (16.67%) WinRunner
4 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 8 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) XML
1 1 (4.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Replication
2 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Test Management
2 12 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (41.67%) Performance Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Software Distribution
5 6 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
6 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 2 (8.33%) Scrum
8 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
9 1 (4.17%) Functional Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Cisco ICM Scripting
9 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (4.17%) Supplier Management
9 1 (4.17%) WFM
9 1 (4.17%) Workforce Management Optimization
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) C#
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) C
2 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.33%) VBScript
4 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 16 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 14 (58.33%) ISTQB
3 13 (54.17%) ISEB
4 12 (50.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (12.50%) Degree
6 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) QA
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (79.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) VMware
1 6 (25.00%) Fujitsu
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Empirix
3 1 (4.17%) Mitel
3 1 (4.17%) Panasonic
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco