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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 221 208 189
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 15 26 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.26% 0.43% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.45% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 13 26 25
Average salary £37,500 £53,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.90% +25.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £60,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £46,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
-3.76% +12.72%
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
5586 5820 5141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.72% 95.54% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4687 4858 4538
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015. 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
Wiltshire - 8 £33,125 -
Bristol -16 7 £42,500 -20.56% 2
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 34 (69.39%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 21 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 17 (34.69%) QA
4 16 (32.65%) ISEB
5 15 (30.61%) Automated Testing
6 14 (28.57%) Test Strategy
7 11 (22.45%) Manual Testing
8 10 (20.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (18.37%) Performance Testing
9 9 (18.37%) E-Commerce
9 9 (18.37%) Java
10 8 (16.33%) Selenium
10 8 (16.33%) Scrum
10 8 (16.33%) WebDriver
11 7 (14.29%) Relational Database
11 7 (14.29%) Internet
12 6 (12.24%) Finance
12 6 (12.24%) SQL
12 6 (12.24%) ISTQB
13 5 (10.20%) Mentoring
14 4 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
14 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (8.16%) Banking
14 4 (8.16%) Retail
15 3 (6.12%) General Ledger
15 3 (6.12%) Requirements Analysis
15 3 (6.12%) Apache Flex
15 3 (6.12%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Selenium
1 8 (16.33%) WebDriver
2 3 (6.12%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (6.12%) JUnit
3 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.04%) JIRA
4 1 (2.04%) TestNG
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Banking
2 4 (8.16%) Retail
3 3 (6.12%) General Ledger
4 2 (4.08%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) Apache Flex
2 2 (4.08%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (69.39%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 21 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 15 (30.61%) Automated Testing
4 14 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 11 (22.45%) Manual Testing
6 9 (18.37%) Performance Testing
6 9 (18.37%) E-Commerce
7 8 (16.33%) Scrum
8 5 (10.20%) Mentoring
9 4 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (6.12%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (6.12%) UML
10 3 (6.12%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.12%) Waterfall
11 2 (4.08%) Software Delivery
11 2 (4.08%) Test Planning
11 2 (4.08%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.37%) Java
2 6 (12.24%) SQL
3 2 (4.08%) VBScript
3 2 (4.08%) VB
4 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) ISEB
2 10 (20.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (12.24%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.12%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (34.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.08%) HP
2 1 (2.04%) BT
2 1 (2.04%) Reuters
2 1 (2.04%) Cognizant
2 1 (2.04%) IBM
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
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