The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 214 238 237
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 21 16 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 19 12 13
Median salary £47,500 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £33,000 £34,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £41,700 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
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
5470 6116 6747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.63% 96.77% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 4639 4988 5438
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Test Leader in the job title.

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 28 June 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 June 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 +8 18 £53,750 +37.82% 2
Merseyside - 3 £37,500 - 2
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, Test Leader 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 Test Leader in the job title.

1 41 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (51.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (38.24%) System Integration Testing
4 24 (35.29%) Functional Testing
4 24 (35.29%) Test Scripting
5 23 (33.82%) Integration Testing
6 22 (32.35%) SDLC
7 19 (27.94%) ISTQB
8 17 (25.00%) ISEB
8 17 (25.00%) Regression Testing
8 17 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
8 17 (25.00%) Process Improvement
9 16 (23.53%) Finance
10 15 (22.06%) SQL
11 13 (19.12%) Test Automation
12 11 (16.18%) Selenium
12 11 (16.18%) Mentoring
13 10 (14.71%) Test Strategy
13 10 (14.71%) Automated Testing
14 9 (13.24%) Retail
14 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (11.76%) Line Management
15 8 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
15 8 (11.76%) QA
15 8 (11.76%) Software Testing
15 8 (11.76%) Project Management
16 7 (10.29%) BDD
17 6 (8.82%) Defect Tracking
17 6 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
17 6 (8.82%) JIRA

Test Leader 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 4 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 11 (16.18%) Selenium
2 6 (8.82%) JIRA
3 4 (5.88%) Bugzilla
3 4 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.41%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.41%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.94%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.47%) JUnit
6 1 (1.47%) Maven
6 1 (1.47%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.47%) Toad
General
1 16 (23.53%) Finance
2 9 (13.24%) Retail
3 5 (7.35%) Advertising
3 5 (7.35%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.88%) Billing
5 1 (1.47%) Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.47%) Games
5 1 (1.47%) Local Government
5 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) XML
2 2 (2.94%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.47%) .NET
3 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.35%) Windows
2 4 (5.88%) Unix
3 3 (4.41%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.94%) Android
4 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (51.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (38.24%) System Integration Testing
4 24 (35.29%) Functional Testing
4 24 (35.29%) Test Scripting
5 23 (33.82%) Integration Testing
6 22 (32.35%) SDLC
7 17 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
7 17 (25.00%) Process Improvement
7 17 (25.00%) Regression Testing
8 13 (19.12%) Test Automation
9 11 (16.18%) Mentoring
10 10 (14.71%) Automated Testing
10 10 (14.71%) Test Strategy
11 8 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (11.76%) Line Management
11 8 (11.76%) Project Management
11 8 (11.76%) Software Testing
12 7 (10.29%) BDD
13 6 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.06%) SQL
2 5 (7.35%) C#
3 4 (5.88%) Java
4 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.47%) C++
5 1 (1.47%) PHP
5 1 (1.47%) RPG
5 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (27.94%) ISTQB
2 17 (25.00%) ISEB
3 3 (4.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.41%) VMware
3 2 (2.94%) HP
4 1 (1.47%) Capita
Liverpool
Oho Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Liverpool
Foresight Solutions
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 25 days ago
Blackburn
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £42000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago