The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 222 233 202
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 17 24 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.40% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.41% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16 22 32
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% -21.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £33,025 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £52,450 £54,850
UK excluding London median salary £45,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.59% +2.35%
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
5080 5848 6068
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.50% 97.03% 97.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4302 4911 4986
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region that featured Test Leader in the job title.

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 30 June 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +5 5 £53,750 +12.56%
Wiltshire +11 3 £42,500 +14.86% 2
Somerset -2 3 £37,500 -29.24% 1
Bristol +16 2 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Cornwall - 2 £42,500 - 1
Dorset - 2 £85,000 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, Test Leader job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 27 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 24 (44.44%) Integration Testing
3 20 (37.04%) Mentoring
4 17 (31.48%) Release Management
4 17 (31.48%) Finance
5 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (29.63%) System Integration Testing
6 14 (25.93%) Functional Testing
6 14 (25.93%) Test Scripting
6 14 (25.93%) ISEB
7 13 (24.07%) Middleware
7 13 (24.07%) Configuration Management
7 13 (24.07%) Java
8 12 (22.22%) IBM
8 12 (22.22%) Data Management
8 12 (22.22%) QA
8 12 (22.22%) Virtual Team
9 11 (20.37%) Automation Testing
10 10 (18.52%) Test Automation
10 10 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (18.52%) HP
11 9 (16.67%) Banking
11 9 (16.67%) SDLC
12 8 (14.81%) Regression Testing
12 8 (14.81%) Unix
12 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (12.96%) XML
13 7 (12.96%) .NET
13 7 (12.96%) Oracle
13 7 (12.96%) SOA

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (12.96%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.85%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Mingle
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.85%) MS Office
1 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.85%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.85%) Apache Accumulo
2 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Ranorex
1 4 (7.41%) TestComplete
2 3 (5.56%) JIRA
3 2 (3.70%) HP UFT
3 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.70%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.85%) JMeter
4 1 (1.85%) Selenium
4 1 (1.85%) WATIR
General
1 17 (31.48%) Finance
2 9 (16.67%) Banking
3 7 (12.96%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.85%) Billing
5 1 (1.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) Middleware
2 7 (12.96%) .NET
2 7 (12.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.22%) Virtual Team
2 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) Unix
2 5 (9.26%) Windows
3 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 24 (44.44%) Integration Testing
3 20 (37.04%) Mentoring
4 17 (31.48%) Release Management
5 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (29.63%) System Integration Testing
6 14 (25.93%) Functional Testing
6 14 (25.93%) Test Scripting
7 13 (24.07%) Configuration Management
8 12 (22.22%) Data Management
9 11 (20.37%) Automation Testing
10 10 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (18.52%) Test Automation
11 9 (16.67%) SDLC
12 8 (14.81%) Regression Testing
13 7 (12.96%) Asset Management
13 7 (12.96%) SOA
13 7 (12.96%) Software Testing
13 7 (12.96%) System Testing
13 7 (12.96%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) Java
2 6 (11.11%) SQL
3 5 (9.26%) VB
4 4 (7.41%) VB6
5 3 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.56%) C++
5 3 (5.56%) Python
6 1 (1.85%) C#
6 1 (1.85%) Go
6 1 (1.85%) Perl
6 1 (1.85%) PHP
6 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (25.93%) ISEB
2 7 (12.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (7.41%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) Degree
5 1 (1.85%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.70%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (22.22%) IBM
2 10 (18.52%) HP
3 7 (12.96%) Green Hat
3 7 (12.96%) Oracle
3 7 (12.96%) webMethods
4 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.85%) Rally
5 1 (1.85%) SunGard
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