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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 167 185 184
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 18 7 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.50% 0.18% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.18% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 7
Average salary £38,500 £38,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.65% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,400 £37,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,800
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £44,908 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.02% +12.26%
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
3456 3785 3928
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.63% 95.10% 95.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2819 3143 3390
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 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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
Stockport - 7 £38,500 - 1
Wigan +4 3 - - 1
Test Leader
North West

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 33 (67.35%) ISEB
2 29 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (53.06%) Mentoring
4 24 (48.98%) Manual Testing
5 19 (38.78%) Coaching
5 19 (38.78%) Automated Testing
6 17 (34.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (34.69%) DSDM
6 17 (34.69%) Functional Testing
7 15 (30.61%) ISTQB
8 11 (22.45%) Selenium
8 11 (22.45%) Software Testing
9 10 (20.41%) Finance
9 10 (20.41%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (20.41%) Oracle
9 10 (20.41%) Test Strategy
10 9 (18.37%) Waterfall
10 9 (18.37%) Line Management
10 9 (18.37%) Test Management
10 9 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (18.37%) Project Management
10 9 (18.37%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (18.37%) Retail
11 8 (16.33%) Process Management
11 8 (16.33%) Oracle EBS
11 8 (16.33%) Risk Management
11 8 (16.33%) Web Services
11 8 (16.33%) Test Planning
11 8 (16.33%) Oracle Retail
12 7 (14.29%) SAP

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 8 (16.33%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (16.33%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.37%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.04%) Big Data
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (22.45%) Selenium
2 10 (20.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (10.20%) LoadRunner
4 4 (8.16%) Rational Performance Tester
5 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 9 (18.37%) Retail
3 5 (10.20%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) Web Services
2 2 (4.08%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) SOAP
3 1 (2.04%) HTML
3 1 (2.04%) J2EE
3 1 (2.04%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) AS400
3 1 (2.04%) Statistics
3 1 (2.04%) Open Source
3 1 (2.04%) DTV
3 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.04%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) UNIX
1 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (53.06%) Mentoring
3 24 (48.98%) Manual Testing
4 19 (38.78%) Automated Testing
4 19 (38.78%) Coaching
5 17 (34.69%) DSDM
5 17 (34.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (34.69%) Functional Testing
6 11 (22.45%) Software Testing
7 10 (20.41%) Test Strategy
8 9 (18.37%) Waterfall
8 9 (18.37%) Test Management
8 9 (18.37%) Project Management
8 9 (18.37%) Line Management
9 8 (16.33%) Process Management
9 8 (16.33%) Risk Management
9 8 (16.33%) Test Planning
10 6 (12.24%) Performance Testing
11 5 (10.20%) Security Testing
11 5 (10.20%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.08%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) VB
2 1 (2.04%) Python
2 1 (2.04%) C
2 1 (2.04%) C++
2 1 (2.04%) Java
2 1 (2.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (67.35%) ISEB
2 15 (30.61%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.04%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) FATCA
2 3 (6.12%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Oracle
2 7 (14.29%) SAP
2 7 (14.29%) HP
3 4 (8.16%) IBM
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Test People
Salary: Salary Dependent on Experience - Excellent Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Pension & More
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
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