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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
England / South West
Rank 231 229 202
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 10 27 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.20% 0.46% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.48% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 9 13 42
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,600 £37,100 £33,400
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.74% +4.70%

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
4866 5667 5825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.49% 97.07% 97.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4037 4704 4917
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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
Bristol -4 7 £62,500 +66.66%
Gloucestershire -8 1 £42,500 -22.72%
Somerset -11 1 - -
Devon - 1 £37,500 -
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Selenium
3 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (40.00%) C#
3 6 (40.00%) Java
4 5 (33.33%) ISEB
4 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 5 (33.33%) QA
5 4 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (26.67%) Open Source
5 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (26.67%) NUnit
5 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
6 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Load Testing
7 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (13.33%) .NET
7 2 (13.33%) Scrum
7 2 (13.33%) HP UFT
8 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Selenium
2 4 (26.67%) NUnit
3 2 (13.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.67%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) JMeter
4 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (6.67%) Advertising
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
1 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Open Source
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (13.33%) Load Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) SDLC
7 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) C#
1 6 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) Ruby
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ISEB
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) HP