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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 218 206 185
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 31 23 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.51% 0.40% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.42% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 26 22 35
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £37,500 £33,200
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £60,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £44,908 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.02% +12.26%
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
5900 5512 5301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.12% 95.22% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4834 4637 4668
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £54,000
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 - 14 £33,000 - 1
Bristol -12 12 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Somerset +9 1 £47,500 -
Dorset - 1 £37,500 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 35 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 21 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 20 (35.71%) Test Strategy
4 16 (28.57%) ISEB
4 16 (28.57%) QA
5 14 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 13 (23.21%) Manual Testing
6 13 (23.21%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (21.43%) Finance
8 10 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (16.07%) E-Commerce
9 9 (16.07%) Java
9 9 (16.07%) Performance Testing
10 8 (14.29%) Selenium
10 8 (14.29%) Scrum
10 8 (14.29%) WebDriver
11 7 (12.50%) Relational Database
11 7 (12.50%) Internet
12 6 (10.71%) SQL
12 6 (10.71%) ISTQB
12 6 (10.71%) Waterfall
13 5 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
14 4 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (7.14%) Mentoring
14 4 (7.14%) Banking
14 4 (7.14%) Retail
14 4 (7.14%) Investment Management
15 3 (5.36%) Apache Flex
15 3 (5.36%) Release Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Selenium
1 8 (14.29%) WebDriver
2 3 (5.36%) JUnit
2 3 (5.36%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.79%) JIRA
4 1 (1.79%) TestNG
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Banking
2 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 3 (5.36%) General Ledger
4 2 (3.57%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) Apache Flex
2 2 (3.57%) .NET
2 2 (3.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.79%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 21 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 20 (35.71%) Test Strategy
4 14 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 13 (23.21%) Manual Testing
6 9 (16.07%) Performance Testing
6 9 (16.07%) E-Commerce
7 8 (14.29%) Scrum
8 6 (10.71%) Waterfall
9 5 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (7.14%) Mentoring
10 4 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (7.14%) Investment Management
11 3 (5.36%) Requirements Analysis
11 3 (5.36%) Release Management
11 3 (5.36%) UML
12 2 (3.57%) Regression Testing
12 2 (3.57%) Test Automation
12 2 (3.57%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) Java
2 6 (10.71%) SQL
3 2 (3.57%) VBScript
3 2 (3.57%) VB
4 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (28.57%) ISEB
2 10 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (10.71%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.57%) HP
2 1 (1.79%) Cognizant
2 1 (1.79%) Reuters
2 1 (1.79%) BT
2 1 (1.79%) IBM
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
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