The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 97 114 115
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 7 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.53% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 4
Average salary £30,500 £31,000 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.61% -23.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £31,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,600 £31,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,250 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.76% +6.25%
Test Leader
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1272 1753 1494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.64% 96.37% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1109 1432 1154
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Leader Salary Trend in Cheshire

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Test Leader
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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
Chester - 4 £30,500 -
Knutsford - 1 £40,000 -
Test Leader
North West

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 7 (58.33%) ISEB
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Advertising
4 3 (25.00%) Test Management
4 3 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (16.67%) Selenium
5 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Validation
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Marketing
6 1 (8.33%) Degree
6 1 (8.33%) TDD
6 1 (8.33%) ION Trading
6 1 (8.33%) Billing
6 1 (8.33%) Maven
6 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
6 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (8.33%) EMV
6 1 (8.33%) Smartcard
6 1 (8.33%) .NET
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (8.33%) Ant

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) Ant
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) Maven
2 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (8.33%) Billing
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Biotechnology
1 1 (8.33%) Contactless
1 1 (8.33%) EMV
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile Payment
1 1 (8.33%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Test Management
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Build Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) ION Trading
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft