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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Tester
Rank 226 - 257
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 8 0 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% - 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% - 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 8
Average salary £32,500 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -3.12%
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
5728 6484 7011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.90% 95.14% 95.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4612 5233 5968
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 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Tester across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Lead Tester Salary Histogram 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 29 May 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
Cheshire - 5 £32,500 -
Manchester - 3 £42,500 -
Lead Tester
England

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (88.24%) Automated Testing
1 15 (88.24%) Manual Testing
1 15 (88.24%) Mentoring
2 14 (82.35%) ISEB
3 10 (58.82%) Coaching
4 9 (52.94%) Functional Testing
4 9 (52.94%) DSDM
5 8 (47.06%) SQL
6 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
7 4 (23.53%) QA
7 4 (23.53%) MSTest
7 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
7 4 (23.53%) Windows
7 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
7 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 4 (23.53%) Finance
7 4 (23.53%) SDLC
8 2 (11.76%) BDD
8 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
8 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (11.76%) TDD
8 2 (11.76%) Selenium
8 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Test Management
9 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
9 1 (5.88%) ISTQB

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
1 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MSTest
1 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (88.24%) Automated Testing
1 15 (88.24%) Manual Testing
1 15 (88.24%) Mentoring
2 10 (58.82%) Coaching
3 9 (52.94%) Functional Testing
3 9 (52.94%) DSDM
4 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
5 4 (23.53%) SDLC
6 2 (11.76%) BDD
6 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.76%) TDD
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Test Management
7 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.88%) Time Management
7 1 (5.88%) Open Source
7 1 (5.88%) Test Planning
7 1 (5.88%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
2 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle