The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 187 194 180
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 43 17 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.72% 0.32% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.34% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 39 14 30
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +19.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £53,500 £41,525
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5743 4984 5340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.83% 95.11% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4755 4337 4725
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
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 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Test Leader
England

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -1 23 £53,500 +25.88% 4
Wiltshire +2 12 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Dorset -5 7 £32,500 -40.90% 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £32,500 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 31 (46.27%) Test Automation
2 30 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (38.81%) Waterfall
4 25 (37.31%) V-Model
5 20 (29.85%) WebDriver
5 20 (29.85%) Open Source
5 20 (29.85%) JUnit
5 20 (29.85%) ISEB
6 17 (25.37%) Test Strategy
7 16 (23.88%) SQL
8 14 (20.90%) Software Testing
8 14 (20.90%) ISTQB
8 14 (20.90%) Degree
9 13 (19.40%) QA
9 13 (19.40%) Selenium
10 12 (17.91%) Test Scripting
11 9 (13.43%) Automated Testing
11 9 (13.43%) Finance
12 8 (11.94%) Banking
12 8 (11.94%) MS Office
12 8 (11.94%) Windows
12 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
13 6 (8.96%) Cisco
13 6 (8.96%) Scrum
13 6 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (8.96%) Manual Testing
13 6 (8.96%) Black-Box Testing
13 6 (8.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (7.46%) Software Engineering
14 5 (7.46%) Requirements Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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%) WebDriver
1 20 (29.85%) JUnit
2 13 (19.40%) Selenium
3 6 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.99%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.99%) Xcode
4 2 (2.99%) JMeter
4 2 (2.99%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.99%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.49%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (13.43%) Finance
2 8 (11.94%) Banking
3 5 (7.46%) Retail
4 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.48%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) SOAP
1 2 (2.99%) XML
1 2 (2.99%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (29.85%) Open Source
2 2 (2.99%) iPad
2 2 (2.99%) iPhone
2 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.99%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.94%) Windows
2 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.99%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (46.27%) Test Automation
2 30 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (38.81%) Waterfall
4 25 (37.31%) V-Model
5 17 (25.37%) Test Strategy
6 14 (20.90%) Software Testing
7 12 (17.91%) Test Scripting
8 9 (13.43%) Automated Testing
9 6 (8.96%) Scrum
9 6 (8.96%) Manual Testing
9 6 (8.96%) Black-Box Testing
10 5 (7.46%) Software Engineering
10 5 (7.46%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (7.46%) Web Testing
10 5 (7.46%) Validation
11 3 (4.48%) Test Management
11 3 (4.48%) Use Case
12 2 (2.99%) User Acceptance Testing
13 1 (1.49%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.88%) SQL
2 2 (2.99%) Java
2 2 (2.99%) VBScript
2 2 (2.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (29.85%) ISEB
2 14 (20.90%) ISTQB
2 14 (20.90%) Degree
3 6 (8.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (7.46%) HND
5 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.40%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.96%) Cisco
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