The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 220 231 189
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 25 4 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.40% 0.069% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.072% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 24 3 29
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £36,900 £31,800
10% offered a salary of more than £51,850 £42,500 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Test Leader
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West 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
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6018 5545 5501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.84% 95.19% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5047 4709 4898
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Leader in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Test Leader
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Leader across the South West region.

Test Leader Salary Trend in the South West

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Leader across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in the South West

Test Leader
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire - 14 £41,250 -
Somerset - 5 £37,000 -
Bristol - 5 £42,500 -
Wiltshire -8 1 - - 1
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 26 (47.27%) Test Strategy
2 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (32.73%) Finance
4 17 (30.91%) Test Automation
5 13 (23.64%) SQL
5 13 (23.64%) ISEB
5 13 (23.64%) Manual Testing
6 11 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 10 (18.18%) ISTQB
7 10 (18.18%) Selenium
8 9 (16.36%) Test Scripting
9 8 (14.55%) Degree
9 8 (14.55%) Investment Management
9 8 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (12.73%) Banking
10 7 (12.73%) Software Testing
10 7 (12.73%) V-Model
10 7 (12.73%) Mentoring
11 6 (10.91%) Java
11 6 (10.91%) Automated Testing
11 6 (10.91%) QA
11 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (9.09%) JUnit
12 5 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (9.09%) WebDriver
12 5 (9.09%) Open Source
13 4 (7.27%) MS Office
13 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
13 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
13 4 (7.27%) Retail

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 4 (7.27%) MS Office
1 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (18.18%) Selenium
2 5 (9.09%) JUnit
2 5 (9.09%) WebDriver
3 3 (5.45%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.45%) Bugzilla
3 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.64%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.82%) Liquibase
5 1 (1.82%) TestNG
General
1 18 (32.73%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Banking
3 4 (7.27%) Retail
3 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.45%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) J2EE
1 3 (5.45%) SOAP
2 2 (3.64%) XML
2 2 (3.64%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.09%) Open Source
3 3 (5.45%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.82%) EMV
5 1 (1.82%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (47.27%) Test Strategy
2 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (30.91%) Test Automation
4 13 (23.64%) Manual Testing
5 11 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 9 (16.36%) Test Scripting
7 8 (14.55%) Investment Management
8 7 (12.73%) V-Model
8 7 (12.73%) Software Testing
8 7 (12.73%) Mentoring
9 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (10.91%) Automated Testing
10 5 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (7.27%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (7.27%) Release Management
12 3 (5.45%) Test Planning
12 3 (5.45%) Line Management
12 3 (5.45%) Use Case
12 3 (5.45%) Scrum
13 2 (3.64%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) SQL
2 6 (10.91%) Java
3 2 (3.64%) VBScript
3 2 (3.64%) VB
4 1 (1.82%) Python
4 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.82%) Ruby
4 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) ISEB
2 10 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 8 (14.55%) Degree
4 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (5.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.64%) Cisco
2 1 (1.82%) HP
2 1 (1.82%) Google
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle
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