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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 188 205 182
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 45 15 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.73% 0.29% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.30% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 41 12 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 £54,500 £41,600
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%
Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5893 4951 5365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.62% 95.01% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4904 4273 4740
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
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 31 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 31 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 +13 24 £53,500 +25.88% 3
Wiltshire +3 13 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Dorset -6 7 £32,500 -40.90%
Gloucestershire - 1 £32,500 -
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England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 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%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (43.28%) Test Automation
3 27 (40.30%) Waterfall
4 26 (38.81%) V-Model
5 21 (31.34%) ISEB
6 20 (29.85%) JUnit
6 20 (29.85%) WebDriver
6 20 (29.85%) Open Source
7 17 (25.37%) SQL
8 16 (23.88%) Test Strategy
8 16 (23.88%) Software Testing
9 15 (22.39%) Test Scripting
10 14 (20.90%) Degree
10 14 (20.90%) ISTQB
11 13 (19.40%) QA
12 12 (17.91%) Selenium
13 9 (13.43%) Automated Testing
13 9 (13.43%) Finance
14 8 (11.94%) Banking
14 8 (11.94%) MS Office
14 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
15 7 (10.45%) Scrum
15 7 (10.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 6 (8.96%) Black-Box Testing
16 6 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
16 6 (8.96%) Manual Testing
16 6 (8.96%) Validation
16 6 (8.96%) Cisco
16 6 (8.96%) Software Engineering
16 6 (8.96%) HND

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

For the 6 months to 31 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%) JUnit
1 20 (29.85%) WebDriver
2 12 (17.91%) Selenium
3 6 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.99%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.99%) Bugzilla
4 2 (2.99%) QuickTest Pro
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%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (43.28%) Test Automation
3 27 (40.30%) Waterfall
4 26 (38.81%) V-Model
5 16 (23.88%) Test Strategy
5 16 (23.88%) Software Testing
6 15 (22.39%) Test Scripting
7 9 (13.43%) Automated Testing
8 7 (10.45%) Scrum
9 6 (8.96%) Black-Box Testing
9 6 (8.96%) Manual Testing
9 6 (8.96%) Validation
9 6 (8.96%) Software Engineering
10 5 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (7.46%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (5.97%) Web Testing
12 3 (4.48%) Test Management
12 3 (4.48%) Use Case
12 3 (4.48%) User Acceptance Testing
13 1 (1.49%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.37%) SQL
2 2 (2.99%) Java
2 2 (2.99%) VBScript
2 2 (2.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (31.34%) ISEB
2 14 (20.90%) Degree
2 14 (20.90%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (8.96%) 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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