The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader 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 Test Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 246 236 223
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 9 12 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 10
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +22.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,100 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £58,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £43,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+2.29% -
Test Leader
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
6422 6986 6400
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.51% 94.80% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 5351 5699 5505
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 £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Test Leader
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Test Leader Salary Trend in the North West

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Leader across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in the North West

Test Leader
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 Test Leader within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
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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 -1 6 £47,500 -1.55% 4
Cheshire -5 2 £33,250 +10.83% 1
Merseyside - 1 £45,000 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Test Leader 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 Test Leader in their job title.

1 14 (48.28%) Manual Testing
2 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (34.48%) .NET
2 10 (34.48%) Mentoring
3 9 (31.03%) SQL
3 9 (31.03%) ISEB
4 8 (27.59%) Automated Testing
4 8 (27.59%) Software Testing
4 8 (27.59%) QA
4 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
4 8 (27.59%) Line Management
5 7 (24.14%) Performance Testing
5 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
6 6 (20.69%) Java
7 5 (17.24%) Finance
7 5 (17.24%) Selenium
7 5 (17.24%) SoapUI
7 5 (17.24%) Automation Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Functional Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Coaching
8 4 (13.79%) Test Planning
8 4 (13.79%) DSDM
8 4 (13.79%) HTML
9 3 (10.34%) C#
9 3 (10.34%) C++
9 3 (10.34%) Windows
9 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
10 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
10 2 (6.90%) Open Source

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Test Leader 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 Test Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Big Data
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Selenium
1 5 (17.24%) SoapUI
2 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.90%) Ranorex
2 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
2 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.90%) JUnit
2 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Games
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Billing
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Electronics
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) HTML
3 2 (6.90%) J2EE
3 2 (6.90%) Web Services
3 2 (6.90%) ODBC
3 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.90%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Mainframe
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (3.45%) EPoS
2 1 (3.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) UNIX
3 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Manual Testing
2 10 (34.48%) Mentoring
2 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (27.59%) Automated Testing
3 8 (27.59%) Software Testing
3 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
3 8 (27.59%) Line Management
4 7 (24.14%) Performance Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Automation Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Test Planning
6 4 (13.79%) Coaching
6 4 (13.79%) Functional Testing
6 4 (13.79%) DSDM
7 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.90%) Quality Management
8 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.90%) Open Source
8 2 (6.90%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) Java
3 3 (10.34%) C#
3 3 (10.34%) C++
4 2 (6.90%) C
4 2 (6.90%) VB
4 2 (6.90%) Python
4 2 (6.90%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle
1 2 (6.90%) HP
2 1 (3.45%) McAfee
2 1 (3.45%) SAP
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
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