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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Tester
Rank 228 246 245
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 6 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.094% 0.029% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.030% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 6
Average salary £32,500 £37,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.16% -11.90%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
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
6097 6608 7127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.15% 94.78% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4965 5327 6109
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 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 7 July 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 - 6 £32,500 -
Lead Tester
England

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (86.67%) Automated Testing
1 13 (86.67%) Manual Testing
1 13 (86.67%) Mentoring
2 12 (80.00%) ISEB
3 9 (60.00%) SQL
4 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
5 7 (46.67%) Coaching
6 6 (40.00%) Functional Testing
6 6 (40.00%) DSDM
7 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 5 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 5 (33.33%) Windows
7 5 (33.33%) Finance
7 5 (33.33%) MSTest
7 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (33.33%) SDLC
8 4 (26.67%) QA
9 2 (13.33%) Selenium
9 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
9 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (13.33%) TDD
9 2 (13.33%) BDD
9 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
10 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
10 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
10 1 (6.67%) Line Management

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (33.33%) MSTest
2 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (86.67%) Automated Testing
1 13 (86.67%) Manual Testing
1 13 (86.67%) Mentoring
2 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Coaching
4 6 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 6 (40.00%) DSDM
5 5 (33.33%) SDLC
6 2 (13.33%) BDD
6 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (13.33%) TDD
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Test Management
7 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
7 1 (6.67%) Line Management
7 1 (6.67%) Time Management
7 1 (6.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
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