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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 202 211 175
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 29 6 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.48% 0.12% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.12% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 23 5 33
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £41,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £55,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%
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
5767 4871 5461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.12% 95.23% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4837 4205 4840
Average salary £36,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Wiltshire +8 15 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Bristol - 9 £53,500 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £40,000 - 3
Dorset -5 2 £32,500 -40.90%
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 34 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (43.55%) Test Automation
3 24 (38.71%) Waterfall
4 23 (37.10%) V-Model
5 20 (32.26%) SQL
5 20 (32.26%) ISEB
6 18 (29.03%) Mentoring
7 17 (27.42%) JUnit
7 17 (27.42%) WebDriver
7 17 (27.42%) Open Source
8 15 (24.19%) Software Testing
8 15 (24.19%) Test Scripting
9 14 (22.58%) Test Strategy
10 13 (20.97%) Manual Testing
10 13 (20.97%) ISTQB
10 13 (20.97%) Degree
11 12 (19.35%) Selenium
11 12 (19.35%) Finance
12 11 (17.74%) Banking
13 8 (12.90%) MS Office
13 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
13 8 (12.90%) Automated Testing
14 7 (11.29%) Retail
14 7 (11.29%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (11.29%) Scrum
14 7 (11.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (11.29%) Test Planning
15 6 (9.68%) Cisco
15 6 (9.68%) Validation
15 6 (9.68%) HND

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (12.90%) MS Office
1 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 17 (27.42%) JUnit
1 17 (27.42%) WebDriver
2 12 (19.35%) Selenium
3 7 (11.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.84%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.84%) Bugzilla
5 2 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (19.35%) Finance
2 11 (17.74%) Banking
3 7 (11.29%) Retail
4 5 (8.06%) Retail Banking
4 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) J2EE
1 3 (4.84%) SOAP
2 2 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.42%) Open Source
2 3 (4.84%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) EMV
4 1 (1.61%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (43.55%) Test Automation
3 24 (38.71%) Waterfall
4 23 (37.10%) V-Model
5 18 (29.03%) Mentoring
6 15 (24.19%) Software Testing
6 15 (24.19%) Test Scripting
7 14 (22.58%) Test Strategy
8 13 (20.97%) Manual Testing
9 8 (12.90%) Automated Testing
10 7 (11.29%) Scrum
10 7 (11.29%) Test Planning
11 6 (9.68%) Validation
11 6 (9.68%) Black-Box Testing
11 6 (9.68%) Software Engineering
12 5 (8.06%) Use Case
13 4 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (6.45%) Requirements Analysis
13 4 (6.45%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.26%) SQL
2 4 (6.45%) Java
3 2 (3.23%) VBScript
3 2 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (32.26%) ISEB
2 13 (20.97%) ISTQB
2 13 (20.97%) Degree
3 7 (11.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (9.68%) HND
5 3 (4.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (9.68%) Cisco
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 18 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full Corporate Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago