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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 183 204 186
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 42 11 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.69% 0.21% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.22% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 37 9 29
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £55,000 £41,700
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
5803 4927 5502
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.19% 94.88% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4792 4234 4865
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Bristol +18 20 £53,500 +38.06%
Wiltshire +7 16 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Dorset +1 6 £32,500 -40.90%
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 34 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (44.78%) Test Automation
3 28 (41.79%) Waterfall
4 27 (40.30%) V-Model
5 22 (32.84%) ISEB
6 20 (29.85%) SQL
6 20 (29.85%) JUnit
6 20 (29.85%) WebDriver
6 20 (29.85%) Open Source
7 18 (26.87%) Test Scripting
8 17 (25.37%) Software Testing
9 14 (20.90%) ISTQB
10 13 (19.40%) Degree
10 13 (19.40%) Selenium
11 12 (17.91%) Test Strategy
12 11 (16.42%) Finance
13 10 (14.93%) Banking
13 10 (14.93%) QA
14 8 (11.94%) Automated Testing
14 8 (11.94%) Scrum
14 8 (11.94%) MS Office
14 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
14 8 (11.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (10.45%) HND
15 7 (10.45%) Validation
15 7 (10.45%) Software Engineering
15 7 (10.45%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (10.45%) Manual Testing
16 6 (8.96%) Black-Box Testing
16 6 (8.96%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 8 (11.94%) MS Office
1 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 20 (29.85%) JUnit
1 20 (29.85%) WebDriver
2 13 (19.40%) Selenium
3 7 (10.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.48%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.48%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.99%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.49%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (16.42%) Finance
2 10 (14.93%) Banking
3 6 (8.96%) Retail
4 5 (7.46%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.97%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) J2EE
1 3 (4.48%) SOAP
2 2 (2.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (29.85%) Open Source
2 3 (4.48%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) EMV
4 1 (1.49%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (44.78%) Test Automation
3 28 (41.79%) Waterfall
4 27 (40.30%) V-Model
5 18 (26.87%) Test Scripting
6 17 (25.37%) Software Testing
7 12 (17.91%) Test Strategy
8 8 (11.94%) Automated Testing
8 8 (11.94%) Scrum
9 7 (10.45%) Validation
9 7 (10.45%) Software Engineering
9 7 (10.45%) Manual Testing
10 6 (8.96%) Black-Box Testing
11 4 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (5.97%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (5.97%) Use Case
11 4 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (4.48%) Test Management
13 1 (1.49%) Performance Testing
13 1 (1.49%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.85%) SQL
2 4 (5.97%) Java
3 2 (2.99%) VBScript
3 2 (2.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (32.84%) ISEB
2 14 (20.90%) ISTQB
3 13 (19.40%) Degree
4 8 (11.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (10.45%) HND
6 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.93%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.96%) Cisco
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