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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 138 142 120
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 7 4 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.27% 0.16% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.18% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 11
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%
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
2326 2272 1918
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 91.07% 93.11% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1557 1792 1592
Average salary £45,500 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £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 22 October 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 20 (95.24%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (85.71%) SC Cleared
2 18 (85.71%) Security Cleared
3 17 (80.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (80.95%) Windows
4 16 (76.19%) Test Management
5 15 (71.43%) TestDirector
6 14 (66.67%) DV Cleared
7 13 (61.90%) ISTQB
7 13 (61.90%) ISEB
8 11 (52.38%) Finance
8 11 (52.38%) Test Scripting
9 10 (47.62%) Software Distribution
10 9 (42.86%) Telecoms
10 9 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
11 8 (38.10%) Retail
12 7 (33.33%) Fujitsu
12 7 (33.33%) Performance Testing
13 6 (28.57%) WinRunner
14 4 (19.05%) LoadRunner
14 4 (19.05%) Open Source
15 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
16 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
16 2 (9.52%) Performance Engineering
16 2 (9.52%) vSphere
16 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
16 2 (9.52%) Replication
16 2 (9.52%) VMware
16 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
16 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 15 (71.43%) TestDirector
2 9 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (28.57%) WinRunner
4 4 (19.05%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 9 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 8 (38.10%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Open Source
2 2 (9.52%) Replication
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows Server 2003
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Test Management
2 11 (52.38%) Test Scripting
3 10 (47.62%) Software Distribution
4 7 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) C
1 2 (9.52%) C#
1 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) VBScript
2 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 18 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 14 (66.67%) DV Cleared
3 13 (61.90%) ISTQB
3 13 (61.90%) ISEB
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) vSphere
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (95.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Fujitsu
2 2 (9.52%) VMware
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