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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 209 217 177
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 26 9 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.43% 0.16% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.17% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 25 4 50
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £35,750 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,100 £42,500 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
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
5753 5265 5502
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.90% 95.57% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4889 4457 4892
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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
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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 +10 14 £42,500 +17.24% 1
Gloucestershire - 8 £37,500 - 1
Somerset +7 2 £37,000 -
Wiltshire -3 1 £33,000 -22.35% 1
Dorset - 1 £37,500 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 23 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (32.61%) Finance
4 12 (26.09%) ISEB
5 11 (23.91%) Manual Testing
6 10 (21.74%) Test Scripting
6 10 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (19.57%) Investment Management
7 9 (19.57%) Software Testing
7 9 (19.57%) QA
8 8 (17.39%) SQL
8 8 (17.39%) Waterfall
9 7 (15.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
11 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
11 5 (10.87%) Performance Testing
11 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (10.87%) Selenium
11 5 (10.87%) Java
12 4 (8.70%) Release Management
12 4 (8.70%) Banking
12 4 (8.70%) Test Automation
12 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
13 3 (6.52%) Test Planning
13 3 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (6.52%) V-Model
13 3 (6.52%) Retail
13 3 (6.52%) Scrum
14 2 (4.35%) Validation

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) MySQL
1 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Selenium
2 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.35%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.17%) Liquibase
3 1 (2.17%) TestNG
3 1 (2.17%) JUnit
3 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.17%) Bugzilla
General
1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Retail
4 2 (4.35%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.17%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) J2EE
2 1 (2.17%) SOAP
2 1 (2.17%) JSF
2 1 (2.17%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.17%) EMV
2 1 (2.17%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (2.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (23.91%) Manual Testing
4 10 (21.74%) Test Scripting
5 9 (19.57%) Investment Management
5 9 (19.57%) Software Testing
6 8 (17.39%) Waterfall
7 6 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Performance Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.70%) Release Management
9 4 (8.70%) Test Automation
9 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
10 3 (6.52%) V-Model
10 3 (6.52%) Test Planning
10 3 (6.52%) Scrum
11 2 (4.35%) Validation
11 2 (4.35%) Software Engineering
11 2 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) Java
3 1 (2.17%) Python
3 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.17%) Ruby
3 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) ISEB
2 7 (15.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.35%) Degree
4 2 (4.35%) HND
4 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle
1 1 (2.17%) HP
1 1 (2.17%) Google
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