The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lead Tester 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
Lead Tester
Rank 235 241 236
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 9 9 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 7
Average salary £45,000 £33,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -25.84%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Lead Tester
England

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
5465 6672 6306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.93% 96.56% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4584 5653 5289
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Lead Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the North West 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
Manchester +19 8 £45,000 +36.36% 3
Cheshire - 1 £41,500 -
Lead Tester
England

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Lead Tester 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 Lead Tester in their job title.

1 27 (96.43%) QA
2 23 (82.14%) Windows
3 21 (75.00%) ISEB
4 18 (64.29%) Automated Testing
4 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
5 17 (60.71%) Mac OS X
5 17 (60.71%) MS Excel
5 17 (60.71%) SQL Server
5 17 (60.71%) VMware
5 17 (60.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (60.71%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (60.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (60.71%) Windows 10
6 15 (53.57%) Windows Server
6 15 (53.57%) Case Management
6 15 (53.57%) Defect Tracking
6 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
7 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
8 9 (32.14%) C#
8 9 (32.14%) Java
9 6 (21.43%) Web Services
9 6 (21.43%) Linux
9 6 (21.43%) HP UFT
9 6 (21.43%) Regression Testing
9 6 (21.43%) Selenium
9 6 (21.43%) QA Automation
9 6 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (21.43%) Automation Testing
9 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
10 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Lead Tester 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 Lead Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 17 (60.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (60.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) HP UFT
1 6 (21.43%) Selenium
2 2 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) Web Services
2 3 (10.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (60.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Contactless
2 1 (3.57%) EMV
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (3.57%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) Mac OS X
2 17 (60.71%) Windows 10
3 15 (53.57%) Windows Server
4 6 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Automated Testing
2 15 (53.57%) Case Management
2 15 (53.57%) Defect Tracking
3 6 (21.43%) Automation Testing
3 6 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (21.43%) QA Automation
3 6 (21.43%) Regression Testing
3 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
5 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.71%) OOD
5 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
5 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.57%) CRM
6 1 (3.57%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Stress Testing
6 1 (3.57%) TDD
6 1 (3.57%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) C#
1 9 (32.14%) Java
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (75.00%) ISEB
2 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (96.43%) QA
System Software
1 17 (60.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 17 (60.71%) VMware
Stockport, Cheshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Client Server
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago