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 23 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Tester
Rank 219 257 250
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 21 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.36% 0.076% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.078% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 21 4 2
Median salary £45,000 £32,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -12.16%
UK excluding London median salary £38,625 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
-3.43% +4.57%
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
5703 6379 6804
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.72% 96.86% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4790 5196 5443
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 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
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 23 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +17 19 £45,000 -
Cheshire +35 1 £40,000 +23.07%
Merseyside - 1 £38,750 -
Lead Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 22 (81.48%) ISEB
1 22 (81.48%) QA
2 17 (62.96%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (59.26%) Automated Testing
3 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
3 16 (59.26%) SQL Server
3 16 (59.26%) Windows
4 13 (48.15%) MS Excel
4 13 (48.15%) Mac OS X
4 13 (48.15%) VMware
4 13 (48.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (48.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (48.15%) Windows 10
5 12 (44.44%) Windows Server
5 12 (44.44%) Case Management
5 12 (44.44%) Defect Tracking
5 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
6 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
8 8 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (29.63%) C#
9 7 (25.93%) Mentoring
9 7 (25.93%) Selenium
10 6 (22.22%) Java
10 6 (22.22%) SQL
10 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
10 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
11 5 (18.52%) Degree
11 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
12 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server

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 (48.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (59.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.41%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Selenium
2 3 (11.11%) Ranorex
2 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.41%) Gradle
3 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.41%) JIRA
3 2 (7.41%) JMeter
3 2 (7.41%) NUnit
3 2 (7.41%) TestNG
4 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.70%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) XML
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) CSS
2 2 (7.41%) DOM
2 2 (7.41%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) Silverlight
2 2 (7.41%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 17 (62.96%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 13 (48.15%) Mac OS X
2 13 (48.15%) Windows 10
3 12 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 2 (7.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Automated Testing
2 12 (44.44%) Case Management
2 12 (44.44%) Defect Tracking
3 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Mentoring
6 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
8 3 (11.11%) Automation Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (11.11%) OOD
8 3 (11.11%) User Stories
9 2 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (7.41%) Load Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Performance Analysis
10 1 (3.70%) Manual Testing
10 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
10 1 (3.70%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) C#
2 6 (22.22%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) C
4 1 (3.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (81.48%) ISEB
2 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
3 5 (18.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (81.48%) QA
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 13 (48.15%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) Telerik