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 27 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 135 124 120
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 9 14 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.40% 0.59% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.63% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 5
Average salary £53,750 £36,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+49.30% -37.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £36,000 £48,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £38,750 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +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
2119 2214 2133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.73% 92.79% 94.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1598 1582 1709
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
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 27 July 2015.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 19 (55.88%) QA
2 17 (50.00%) SQL
3 16 (47.06%) Software Testing
4 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (44.12%) ISTQB
4 15 (44.12%) ISEB
5 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
5 13 (38.24%) Finance
6 12 (35.29%) Visual Studio
6 12 (35.29%) MS Excel
6 12 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (32.35%) Test Automation
8 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
8 10 (29.41%) Degree
8 10 (29.41%) Computer Science
8 10 (29.41%) Test Strategy
9 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (26.47%) Scrum
10 8 (23.53%) Selenium
10 8 (23.53%) Performance Testing
11 7 (20.59%) Knowledge Management
11 7 (20.59%) HTTPS
12 5 (14.71%) Non-Functional Testing
13 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
13 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
13 4 (11.76%) HP
13 4 (11.76%) Capita
14 3 (8.82%) Integration Testing
14 3 (8.82%) Games
14 3 (8.82%) MS PowerPoint

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 12 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Visio
2 3 (8.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (35.29%) Visual Studio
1 12 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (23.53%) Selenium
3 2 (5.88%) JIRA
4 1 (2.94%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (38.24%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Games
3 2 (5.88%) Local Government
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) .NET
1 1 (2.94%) SOAP
1 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Computer Science
2 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.82%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Software Testing
2 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (32.35%) Test Automation
4 10 (29.41%) Test Strategy
5 9 (26.47%) Scrum
6 8 (23.53%) Performance Testing
7 7 (20.59%) Knowledge Management
8 5 (14.71%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
9 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
10 3 (8.82%) Integration Testing
10 3 (8.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 3 (8.82%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (8.82%) BDD
11 2 (5.88%) Test Planning
11 2 (5.88%) Agile Testing
11 2 (5.88%) Data Migration
11 2 (5.88%) Web Testing
11 2 (5.88%) Time Management
11 2 (5.88%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) Python
3 2 (5.88%) PHP
3 2 (5.88%) C
3 2 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) C#
4 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (44.12%) ISEB
1 15 (44.12%) ISTQB
2 10 (29.41%) Degree
3 3 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (55.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) HP
2 4 (11.76%) Capita
3 2 (5.88%) Cognos
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