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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
England / North West
Rank 223 198 220
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 21 41 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.72% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.75% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 15 36 26
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,800 £30,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £50,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.74% +4.70%

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
5738 5484 6747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.70% 96.62% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4784 4618 5602
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 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 -35 16 £40,000 -12.08% 2
Lancashire -6 3 £45,000 +20.80% 3
Merseyside - 1 £32,500 -
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 30 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.09%) Selenium
3 14 (31.82%) Regression Testing
4 13 (29.55%) ISEB
5 12 (27.27%) Test Strategy
6 11 (25.00%) QA
7 10 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (22.73%) Test Scripting
8 9 (20.45%) ISTQB
8 9 (20.45%) C#
8 9 (20.45%) Cucumber
8 9 (20.45%) Test Management
9 8 (18.18%) Test Automation
9 8 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (18.18%) SDLC
9 8 (18.18%) Java
10 7 (15.91%) LoadRunner
11 6 (13.64%) User Stories
11 6 (13.64%) Mentoring
11 6 (13.64%) System Testing
11 6 (13.64%) HP
11 6 (13.64%) Software Testing
12 5 (11.36%) JIRA
12 5 (11.36%) Ruby
12 5 (11.36%) JMeter
12 5 (11.36%) SQL
12 5 (11.36%) C++
12 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
12 5 (11.36%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared

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 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Firewall
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (34.09%) Selenium
2 9 (20.45%) Cucumber
3 7 (15.91%) LoadRunner
4 5 (11.36%) JIRA
4 5 (11.36%) JMeter
5 4 (9.09%) SpecFlow
5 4 (9.09%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.27%) jMock
6 1 (2.27%) JUnit
6 1 (2.27%) Mockito
6 1 (2.27%) NeoLoad
6 1 (2.27%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Games
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) CSS
1 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
1 1 (2.27%) Hibernate
1 1 (2.27%) HTML
1 1 (2.27%) J2EE
1 1 (2.27%) Spring
1 1 (2.27%) Spring MVC
1 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 4 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.27%) iPad
3 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.27%) User Experience
3 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Linux
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.82%) Regression Testing
3 12 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 10 (22.73%) Test Scripting
4 10 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (20.45%) Test Management
6 8 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (18.18%) SDLC
6 8 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 6 (13.64%) Mentoring
7 6 (13.64%) Software Testing
7 6 (13.64%) System Testing
7 6 (13.64%) User Stories
8 5 (11.36%) Automation Testing
8 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
9 4 (9.09%) Agile Testing
9 4 (9.09%) OpenUP
9 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (9.09%) Unit Testing
10 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) C#
2 8 (18.18%) Java
3 5 (11.36%) C++
3 5 (11.36%) Ruby
3 5 (11.36%) SQL
4 4 (9.09%) Python
5 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (29.55%) ISEB
2 9 (20.45%) ISTQB
3 5 (11.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
4 4 (9.09%) Degree
4 4 (9.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) HP
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle
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