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 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 152 164 150
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 22 30 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.67% 0.76% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.79% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 17 29 33
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £30,900 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £70,000 £47,000
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 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
3179 3807 3579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.19% 96.36% 96.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2635 3267 3119
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 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
Bolton - 4 £37,250 -
Test Leader
North West

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (27.03%) Mentoring
3 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
4 8 (21.62%) ISTQB
5 7 (18.92%) QA
5 7 (18.92%) Retail
5 7 (18.92%) Automated Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Finance
5 7 (18.92%) Windows
5 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
5 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
5 7 (18.92%) Functional Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Windows 10
5 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (16.22%) Software Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (13.51%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (13.51%) Defect Management
7 5 (13.51%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
7 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (13.51%) Mac OS X
7 5 (13.51%) VMware
8 4 (10.81%) Oracle
8 4 (10.81%) Selenium
8 4 (10.81%) HP
8 4 (10.81%) ISEB
8 4 (10.81%) C#

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (8.11%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.41%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) HFM
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) DB2
2 3 (8.11%) MS Access
3 2 (5.41%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Selenium
2 3 (8.11%) Cucumber
2 3 (8.11%) HP UFT
2 3 (8.11%) LoadRunner
2 3 (8.11%) Toad
2 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.41%) JIRA
4 1 (2.70%) Calabash
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
1 7 (18.92%) Retail
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Games
3 2 (5.41%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.70%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Gherkin
1 3 (8.11%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.70%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
1 7 (18.92%) Windows 10
2 5 (13.51%) Mac OS X
2 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.70%) Android
3 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) Mentoring
2 10 (27.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (18.92%) Automated Testing
3 7 (18.92%) Functional Testing
4 6 (16.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (16.22%) Software Testing
5 5 (13.51%) Defect Management
5 5 (13.51%) Defect Tracking
5 5 (13.51%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (10.81%) BDD
6 4 (10.81%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
7 3 (8.11%) Case Management
7 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
7 3 (8.11%) Load Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
7 3 (8.11%) Validation
8 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) C#
2 2 (5.41%) C++
2 2 (5.41%) Java
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
3 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.81%) ISEB
3 2 (5.41%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) DameWare
1 3 (8.11%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) VMware
3 4 (10.81%) HP
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle
4 3 (8.11%) IBM
4 3 (8.11%) LexisNexis
5 2 (5.41%) McAfee
5 2 (5.41%) Siebel
6 1 (2.70%) Hyperion
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