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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 193 225 211
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 39 38 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.55% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.57% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 30 31 35
Average salary £40,750 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.38% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £31,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £70,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
5423 6673 6310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.20% 96.63% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4543 5616 5262
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 14 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the North West region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(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
Manchester +20 26 £46,000 +2.22% 7
Cheshire +32 8 £30,500 -1.61% 2
Lancashire +18 6 £37,250 -10.24%
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 19 (28.79%) Finance
2 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (25.76%) ISEB
3 17 (25.76%) Software Testing
3 17 (25.76%) QA
3 17 (25.76%) Test Scripting
4 15 (22.73%) ISTQB
5 14 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (19.70%) Mentoring
6 13 (19.70%) Defect Tracking
7 12 (18.18%) Validation
8 11 (16.67%) SQL
9 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
9 10 (15.15%) Project Management
9 10 (15.15%) Retail
9 10 (15.15%) Functional Testing
10 9 (13.64%) Configuration Management
11 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
11 8 (12.12%) Windows
11 8 (12.12%) Automated Testing
11 8 (12.12%) Test Management
12 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (10.61%) Time Management
12 7 (10.61%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (10.61%) Selenium
12 7 (10.61%) HL7
12 7 (10.61%) MS Excel
12 7 (10.61%) Windows 10
12 7 (10.61%) BPSS Clearance

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 3 (4.55%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) DB2
2 3 (4.55%) MS Access
3 2 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Selenium
2 6 (9.09%) JIRA
3 5 (7.58%) WebDriver
4 4 (6.06%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.06%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.55%) HP UFT
5 3 (4.55%) LoadRunner
5 3 (4.55%) Toad
6 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.03%) Zephyr
7 1 (1.52%) Ant
7 1 (1.52%) Calabash
7 1 (1.52%) Maven
7 1 (1.52%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.52%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (28.79%) Finance
2 10 (15.15%) Retail
3 6 (9.09%) Banking
4 5 (7.58%) Advertising
5 2 (3.03%) Games
5 2 (3.03%) Legal
5 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.52%) Billing
6 1 (1.52%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.52%) Marketing
6 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) .NET
1 3 (4.55%) Gherkin
1 3 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (3.03%) HTML
3 1 (1.52%) JTA
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.03%) EPoS
3 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.52%) Biotechnology
4 1 (1.52%) Contactless
4 1 (1.52%) EMV
4 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.52%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.52%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.12%) Windows
2 7 (10.61%) Windows 10
3 5 (7.58%) Mac OS X
3 5 (7.58%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.03%) Android
4 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.76%) Software Testing
2 17 (25.76%) Test Scripting
3 14 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (19.70%) Defect Tracking
4 13 (19.70%) Mentoring
5 12 (18.18%) Validation
6 10 (15.15%) Functional Testing
6 10 (15.15%) Project Management
7 9 (13.64%) Configuration Management
8 8 (12.12%) Automated Testing
8 8 (12.12%) Test Management
9 7 (10.61%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (10.61%) Defect Management
9 7 (10.61%) People Management
9 7 (10.61%) Time Management
10 6 (9.09%) Test Strategy
11 5 (7.58%) BDD
11 5 (7.58%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (7.58%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.67%) SQL
2 6 (9.09%) C#
3 3 (4.55%) Java
4 2 (3.03%) C++
5 1 (1.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (25.76%) ISEB
2 15 (22.73%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.55%) Degree
6 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (25.76%) QA
2 7 (10.61%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) DameWare
1 3 (4.55%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.58%) HP
2 5 (7.58%) VMware
3 3 (4.55%) IBM
3 3 (4.55%) LexisNexis
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle
4 2 (3.03%) Intel Security
4 2 (3.03%) Siebel
5 1 (1.52%) ION Trading
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