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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 123 137 123
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 20 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.90% 0.043% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.046% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 5
Average salary £44,000 £100,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-56.00% +73.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £100,000 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £100,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
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
2101 2172 2109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.22% 92.46% 95.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1535 1572 1717
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 £23,579 £29,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £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 29 May 2015.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 22 (56.41%) SQL
1 22 (56.41%) QA
2 20 (51.28%) ISTQB
3 19 (48.72%) ISEB
4 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (43.59%) Software Testing
6 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
6 16 (41.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (38.46%) Visual Studio
8 14 (35.90%) MS Excel
9 13 (33.33%) Finance
10 12 (30.77%) Test Automation
11 11 (28.21%) Degree
11 11 (28.21%) Computer Science
11 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
12 10 (25.64%) Scrum
12 10 (25.64%) Test Strategy
13 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (23.08%) Performance Testing
13 9 (23.08%) HTTPS
14 8 (20.51%) Selenium
15 7 (17.95%) Mentoring
15 7 (17.95%) Knowledge Management
16 5 (12.82%) Non-Functional Testing
17 4 (10.26%) Capita
17 4 (10.26%) HP
17 4 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
17 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
17 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

Applications
1 14 (35.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.56%) GGSN
2 1 (2.56%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.56%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (2.56%) SMS
2 1 (2.56%) 3GPP
2 1 (2.56%) VoIP
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.56%) RTCP
2 1 (2.56%) RTP
2 1 (2.56%) H.323
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (41.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (38.46%) Visual Studio
3 8 (20.51%) Selenium
4 3 (7.69%) JIRA
5 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Games
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.13%) Local Government
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.56%) SOAP
2 1 (2.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Computer Science
2 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (43.59%) Software Testing
3 12 (30.77%) Test Automation
4 10 (25.64%) Scrum
4 10 (25.64%) Test Strategy
5 9 (23.08%) Performance Testing
6 7 (17.95%) Mentoring
6 7 (17.95%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (12.82%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
8 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Manual Testing
9 3 (7.69%) BDD
9 3 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 3 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (5.13%) Migration
10 2 (5.13%) Workflow
10 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 22 (56.41%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) Python
3 2 (5.13%) PHP
3 2 (5.13%) C
3 2 (5.13%) C#
3 2 (5.13%) Java
4 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (51.28%) ISTQB
2 19 (48.72%) ISEB
3 11 (28.21%) Degree
4 4 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (56.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.56%) Iperf
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Capita
2 4 (10.26%) HP
3 2 (5.13%) Cognos
4 1 (2.56%) Panasonic
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco
4 1 (2.56%) Empirix
4 1 (2.56%) Mitel