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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 224 184 201
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 16 45 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.73% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.76% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15 41 12
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £53,500 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +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
5646 5888 4979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.09% 95.80% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4809 4890 4300
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -21 14 £41,500 -22.42%
Wiltshire -16 2 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 29 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (53.33%) Test Scripting
3 17 (37.78%) Software Testing
4 13 (28.89%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (26.67%) ISEB
6 10 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 10 (22.22%) QA
6 10 (22.22%) Finance
6 10 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (20.00%) Coaching
8 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
8 8 (17.78%) Java
8 8 (17.78%) E-Commerce
9 7 (15.56%) Scrum
9 7 (15.56%) Performance Testing
9 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
10 6 (13.33%) Relational Database
10 6 (13.33%) Manual Testing
10 6 (13.33%) WebDriver
10 6 (13.33%) Selenium
10 6 (13.33%) ISTQB
10 6 (13.33%) Web Services
10 6 (13.33%) Internet
11 5 (11.11%) SQL
11 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
11 5 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (8.89%) Big Data
12 4 (8.89%) Process Management
12 4 (8.89%) Risk Management
12 4 (8.89%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.89%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Selenium
1 6 (13.33%) WebDriver
2 3 (6.67%) HP UFT
3 2 (4.44%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.44%) JUnit
4 1 (2.22%) JIRA
4 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Retail
4 2 (4.44%) General Ledger
4 2 (4.44%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.22%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) Web Services
2 2 (4.44%) Spring
2 2 (4.44%) Apache Flex
3 1 (2.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) UNIX
2 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (53.33%) Test Scripting
3 17 (37.78%) Software Testing
4 10 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 10 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (20.00%) Coaching
6 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
6 8 (17.78%) E-Commerce
7 7 (15.56%) Scrum
7 7 (15.56%) Performance Testing
7 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
8 6 (13.33%) Manual Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
10 4 (8.89%) Process Management
10 4 (8.89%) Risk Management
11 3 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (6.67%) Test Planning
12 2 (4.44%) Test Automation
12 2 (4.44%) Requirements Management
12 2 (4.44%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) Java
2 5 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (4.44%) VBScript
3 2 (4.44%) VB
4 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (26.67%) ISEB
2 6 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 5 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) IBM
1 3 (6.67%) HP
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle
2 2 (4.44%) SAP
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) Cognizant
3 1 (2.22%) Reuters
3 1 (2.22%) BT
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago