The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Lead Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Tester
England / North West
Rank 236 221 254
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 11 11 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.20% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.21% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 7
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £41,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5721 5224 6491
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.54% 95.96% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4827 4392 5544
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Lead Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Lead Tester in the job title.

Lead Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Lead Tester
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Tester across the North West region.

Lead Tester Salary Trend in the North West

Lead Tester
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -19 8 £45,000 -
Lancashire - 2 £47,500 -
Cheshire +10 1 £42,500 +7.59%
Lead Tester
England

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, Lead Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Lead Tester in the job title.

1 27 (87.10%) ISEB
2 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (51.61%) Automated Testing
4 15 (48.39%) QA
4 15 (48.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
6 13 (41.94%) Regression Testing
6 13 (41.94%) MS Excel
7 12 (38.71%) Windows
7 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
7 12 (38.71%) VMware
7 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
7 12 (38.71%) Mac OS X
7 12 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (38.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (38.71%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (38.71%) Windows 10
7 12 (38.71%) Defect Tracking
7 12 (38.71%) Windows Server
7 12 (38.71%) Case Management
8 9 (29.03%) User Stories
8 9 (29.03%) Test Strategy
8 9 (29.03%) System Testing
8 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
8 9 (29.03%) JIRA
9 8 (25.81%) SQL
10 7 (22.58%) Selenium
11 6 (19.35%) SDLC
12 5 (16.13%) SpecFlow
12 5 (16.13%) Cucumber

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 13 (41.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) RDBMS
2 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) JIRA
2 7 (22.58%) Selenium
3 5 (16.13%) Cucumber
3 5 (16.13%) SpecFlow
4 4 (12.90%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (3.23%) jMock
6 1 (3.23%) JUnit
6 1 (3.23%) Mockito
6 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
1 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.23%) CSS
2 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) J2EE
2 1 (3.23%) Spring
2 1 (3.23%) Spring MVC
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Mac OS X
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
1 12 (38.71%) Windows 10
1 12 (38.71%) Windows Server
2 2 (6.45%) Android
2 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (51.61%) Automated Testing
3 15 (48.39%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (41.94%) Regression Testing
5 12 (38.71%) Case Management
5 12 (38.71%) Defect Tracking
6 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
6 9 (29.03%) System Testing
6 9 (29.03%) Test Strategy
6 9 (29.03%) User Stories
7 6 (19.35%) SDLC
8 4 (12.90%) Agile Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
9 3 (9.68%) Coaching
9 3 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (9.68%) Process Improvement
10 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (6.45%) Defect Management
10 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
10 2 (6.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) C#
3 3 (9.68%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (87.10%) ISEB
2 5 (16.13%) ISTQB
3 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (48.39%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
1 12 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 12 (38.71%) VMware
3 5 (16.13%) Oracle
4 2 (6.45%) Xamarin