The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester 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 167 175 170
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 11 7 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.33% 0.18% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.19% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 13
Average salary £39,000 £60,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +41.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,800 £44,250 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,200 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +5.88%
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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3186 3696 4053
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.02% 94.14% 95.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2633 3039 3517
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Test Leader Salary Trend in Manchester

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in Manchester

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

Test Leader Salary Histogram in Manchester

Test Leader
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Manchester 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
Wigan +7 4 £39,000 +4.00%
Stockport - 1 £38,500 -
Test Leader
North West

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 21 (72.41%) Manual Testing
2 16 (55.17%) ISEB
3 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (48.28%) Software Testing
4 12 (41.38%) Mentoring
5 11 (37.93%) Automated Testing
6 10 (34.48%) Coaching
7 9 (31.03%) Functional Testing
7 9 (31.03%) DSDM
8 7 (24.14%) Finance
8 7 (24.14%) Automation Testing
9 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
9 5 (17.24%) SoapUI
9 5 (17.24%) Line Management
10 4 (13.79%) FATCA
10 4 (13.79%) Banking
10 4 (13.79%) Security Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Information Assurance
10 4 (13.79%) .NET
11 3 (10.34%) Java
11 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (10.34%) Python
11 3 (10.34%) Open Source
11 3 (10.34%) QA
11 3 (10.34%) Selenium
12 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
12 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
12 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
12 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
12 2 (6.90%) Test Automation

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.45%) Big Data
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) SoapUI
2 3 (10.34%) Selenium
3 2 (6.90%) Ranorex
3 2 (6.90%) JUnit
4 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) ODBC
3 1 (3.45%) J2EE
3 1 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) DTV
1 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.45%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) UNIX
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) Manual Testing
2 14 (48.28%) Software Testing
2 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (41.38%) Mentoring
4 11 (37.93%) Automated Testing
5 10 (34.48%) Coaching
6 9 (31.03%) Functional Testing
6 9 (31.03%) DSDM
7 7 (24.14%) Automation Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Line Management
9 4 (13.79%) Information Assurance
9 4 (13.79%) Security Testing
10 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (10.34%) Open Source
11 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
11 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
11 2 (6.90%) Performance Engineering
11 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
11 2 (6.90%) Quality Management
11 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) Java
1 3 (10.34%) Python
2 2 (6.90%) Scala
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) VB
3 1 (3.45%) Perl
3 1 (3.45%) C
3 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) ISEB
2 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) FATCA
2 3 (10.34%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) SAP
2 1 (3.45%) HP