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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 175 179 184
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 10 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.25% 0.16% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.17% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 3
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £45,000 £35,200
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £45,000 £51,600
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%
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
3799 3591 3715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.31% 94.20% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3159 3132 3267
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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
Altrincham - 2 £40,000 -
Stockport - 1 £32,500 -
Test Leader
North West

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 11 (55.00%) QA
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Performance Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Selenium
5 5 (25.00%) TDD
5 5 (25.00%) Coaching
6 4 (20.00%) SQL
6 4 (20.00%) Oracle
6 4 (20.00%) ISEB
6 4 (20.00%) Finance
6 4 (20.00%) Scrum
6 4 (20.00%) Load Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
6 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (15.00%) .NET
7 3 (15.00%) JUnit
7 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (15.00%) ISO 9001
7 3 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner
7 3 (15.00%) CMMI
7 3 (15.00%) TestPartner
7 3 (15.00%) SilkPerformer
7 3 (15.00%) Degree
7 3 (15.00%) QALoad
7 3 (15.00%) jMock
7 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (15.00%) Big Data
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Selenium
2 3 (15.00%) jMock
2 3 (15.00%) EasyMock
2 3 (15.00%) JUnit
2 3 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (15.00%) TestPartner
2 3 (15.00%) SilkPerformer
2 3 (15.00%) QALoad
3 2 (10.00%) NUnit
3 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) J2EE
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) AS400
2 1 (5.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (45.00%) Performance Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (35.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (25.00%) TDD
4 5 (25.00%) Coaching
5 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 4 (20.00%) Load Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (15.00%) CMMI
6 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (15.00%) System Testing
6 3 (15.00%) QMS
7 2 (10.00%) Information Assurance
7 2 (10.00%) BDD
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (55.00%) QA
2 3 (15.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
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