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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 124 110 130
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 1 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.052% 0.38% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.40% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 5
Average salary £30,000 £33,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.72%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +8.75%
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
1824 1492 2073
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.12% 93.78% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1457 1208 1775
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,350 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Stress Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Stress Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB