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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 129 128 145
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 10 17 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.48% 0.71% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.74% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6 17 1
Average salary £51,250 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.58% -5.55%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
1983 2302 2155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.34% 95.76% 94.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1539 1603 1616
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016, 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 25 (75.76%) Test Automation
2 24 (72.73%) SQL
2 24 (72.73%) QA
3 21 (63.64%) ISTQB
4 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
5 15 (45.45%) Visual Studio
5 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 15 (45.45%) ISEB
5 15 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (42.42%) Degree
6 14 (42.42%) Computer Science
7 13 (39.39%) Scrum
8 12 (36.36%) Finance
8 12 (36.36%) MS Excel
9 10 (30.30%) Web Services
9 10 (30.30%) HP UFT
9 10 (30.30%) Performance Testing
10 9 (27.27%) Software Testing
10 9 (27.27%) Defect Management
11 7 (21.21%) Selenium
11 7 (21.21%) Data Protection
11 7 (21.21%) Test Management
11 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
11 7 (21.21%) SAP
11 7 (21.21%) Java
12 6 (18.18%) Unix
12 6 (18.18%) Oracle
12 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
12 6 (18.18%) LoadRunner

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (18.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (36.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 15 (45.45%) Visual Studio
2 10 (30.30%) HP UFT
3 7 (21.21%) Selenium
4 6 (18.18%) LoadRunner
5 5 (15.15%) JMeter
6 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
6 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
6 4 (12.12%) JBehave
6 4 (12.12%) Ranorex
6 4 (12.12%) RSpec
6 4 (12.12%) Subversion
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
3 4 (12.12%) Banking
3 4 (12.12%) Games
3 4 (12.12%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Electronics
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) Web Services
2 4 (12.12%) Ajax
2 4 (12.12%) CSS
2 4 (12.12%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) Computer Science
2 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (18.18%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (75.76%) Test Automation
2 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (39.39%) Scrum
4 10 (30.30%) Performance Testing
5 9 (27.27%) Defect Management
5 9 (27.27%) Software Testing
6 7 (21.21%) Data Protection
6 7 (21.21%) Test Management
6 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
7 6 (18.18%) Change Management
7 6 (18.18%) Demand Management
7 6 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Performance Improvement
7 6 (18.18%) Requirements Management
8 5 (15.15%) Mentoring
9 4 (12.12%) API Testing
9 4 (12.12%) BDD
9 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (12.12%) Logistics
9 4 (12.12%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 24 (72.73%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) Java
3 4 (12.12%) C#
3 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (63.64%) ISTQB
2 15 (45.45%) ISEB
3 14 (42.42%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (72.73%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) SAP
3 6 (18.18%) Citrix
3 6 (18.18%) HP
3 6 (18.18%) IBM
3 6 (18.18%) Oracle