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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 131 142 138
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 25 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.00% 0.080% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.086% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 19 2 1
Average salary £45,000 £70,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.71% +79.48%
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £43,954 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.16% +9.88%
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
2325 2320 2015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 92.63% 93.10% 94.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1600 1729 1614
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 21 April 2015.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (61.11%) QA
2 17 (47.22%) SQL
2 17 (47.22%) ISTQB
3 16 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 16 (44.44%) ISEB
3 16 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (41.67%) Visual Studio
4 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (38.89%) MS Excel
6 12 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 12 (33.33%) Performance Testing
7 11 (30.56%) Computer Science
7 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
7 11 (30.56%) Degree
8 10 (27.78%) Finance
9 9 (25.00%) Scrum
9 9 (25.00%) HTTPS
9 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (19.44%) Mentoring
10 7 (19.44%) Test Strategy
10 7 (19.44%) Knowledge Management
11 6 (16.67%) C
11 6 (16.67%) C#
11 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (13.89%) Test Management
12 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
12 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
12 5 (13.89%) Windows
12 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (38.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 3 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) HTTPS
2 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.78%) SMS
3 1 (2.78%) 3GPP
3 1 (2.78%) VoIP
3 1 (2.78%) RTCP
3 1 (2.78%) RTP
3 1 (2.78%) H.323
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (2.78%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.78%) GGSN
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (41.67%) Visual Studio
3 5 (13.89%) LoadRunner
4 4 (11.11%) Selenium
5 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.78%) JIRA
5 1 (2.78%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Games
2 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
2 1 (2.78%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Computer Science
2 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.11%) Replication
4 3 (8.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 12 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 9 (25.00%) Scrum
5 7 (19.44%) Knowledge Management
5 7 (19.44%) Test Strategy
5 7 (19.44%) Mentoring
6 5 (13.89%) Test Management
6 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
7 4 (11.11%) Performance Engineering
8 3 (8.33%) Manual Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Automated Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Workflow
9 2 (5.56%) Time Management
9 2 (5.56%) Performance Management
9 2 (5.56%) Web Testing
10 1 (2.78%) Cisco ICM Scripting
10 1 (2.78%) Automation Testing
10 1 (2.78%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) C
2 6 (16.67%) C#
3 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.56%) PHP
5 1 (2.78%) Java
5 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) ISTQB
2 16 (44.44%) ISEB
3 11 (30.56%) Degree
4 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
5 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 3 (8.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (61.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.78%) Iperf
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (2.78%) Mitel
3 1 (2.78%) Fujitsu
3 1 (2.78%) Panasonic
3 1 (2.78%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) Empirix
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco
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