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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 231 236 219
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 6 18 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% 0.31% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.32% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 6 14 32
Median salary £40,750 £39,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.16% -7.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £34,700 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £48,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +9.75%
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
4979 5648 6392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.21% 96.89% 97.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4198 4793 5327
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
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 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Dorset +19 2 £40,250 +2.54%
Bristol +8 2 £36,500 -13.60%
Gloucestershire - 2 £42,000 -
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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 11 (50.00%) ISEB
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
3 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
3 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
4 6 (27.27%) QA
4 6 (27.27%) Selenium
4 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 6 (27.27%) Java
5 5 (22.73%) Windows
5 5 (22.73%) JIRA
5 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
5 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
6 4 (18.18%) SDLC
6 4 (18.18%) Defect Management
6 4 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 4 (18.18%) JMeter
6 4 (18.18%) Scrum
6 4 (18.18%) .NET
6 4 (18.18%) C#
6 4 (18.18%) C++
6 4 (18.18%) Project Management
6 4 (18.18%) Python
6 4 (18.18%) Microsoft

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Apache Accumulo
1 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Selenium
2 5 (22.73%) JIRA
3 4 (18.18%) JMeter
4 2 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 2 (9.09%) Ranorex
4 2 (9.09%) TestComplete
4 2 (9.09%) WATIR
5 1 (4.55%) Bugzilla
5 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
5 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.55%) NUnit
5 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Billing
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) REST
3 1 (4.55%) SOAP
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.55%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
2 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
4 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
5 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Defect Management
5 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Project Management
5 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Scrum
5 4 (18.18%) SDLC
5 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 3 (13.64%) CRM
6 3 (13.64%) ITIL
6 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) C++
2 4 (18.18%) Python
3 3 (13.64%) Ruby
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) VB
4 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 2 (9.09%) Go
4 2 (9.09%) Perl
4 2 (9.09%) VB6
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) ISEB
2 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (9.09%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (4.55%) HP