The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the Wales 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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 97 101 89
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 10 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.73% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.23% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 2
Average salary £37,719 £50,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.56% +35.13%
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +5.88%
Test Leader
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales 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
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1334 1284 1212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 96.88% 96.18% 97.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1089 1093 1076
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Leader in the job title across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Wales region.

Test Leader Salary Trend in Wales

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Wales region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in Wales

Test Leader
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Wales region over the 3 months to 6 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
(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
South Wales +8 10 £37,719 -24.56%
Test Leader
UK

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Automation Testing
3 10 (66.67%) Selenium
4 8 (53.33%) JMeter
4 8 (53.33%) Load Testing
5 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
6 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (40.00%) HP
7 3 (20.00%) ISEB
7 3 (20.00%) C#
7 3 (20.00%) Java
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (20.00%) Maven
7 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Advertising
7 3 (20.00%) Scrum
7 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (20.00%) Artifactory
7 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (20.00%) QA
7 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
8 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Selenium
2 8 (53.33%) JMeter
3 3 (20.00%) Maven
3 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (20.00%) Artifactory
3 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (20.00%) Advertising
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Automation Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Load Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C#
1 3 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) HP