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

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 212 249 239
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 27 13 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 26 9 13
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £33,000 £34,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £48,000 £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
5696 6371 6735
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.70% 96.79% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4784 5188 5399
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 £53,000 £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 24 July 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 24 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 +1 15 £47,500 +21.79% 3
Merseyside +4 11 £37,500 -16.66%
Cheshire +31 1 £40,000 +21.21% 2
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 40 (57.97%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (47.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (39.13%) Test Scripting
4 25 (36.23%) System Integration Testing
5 24 (34.78%) SDLC
5 24 (34.78%) Integration Testing
6 23 (33.33%) Functional Testing
7 18 (26.09%) Regression Testing
8 17 (24.64%) ISTQB
8 17 (24.64%) Process Improvement
8 17 (24.64%) Compatibility Testing
8 17 (24.64%) Smoke Testing
9 16 (23.19%) QA
9 16 (23.19%) Selenium
10 15 (21.74%) Test Automation
10 15 (21.74%) ISEB
11 12 (17.39%) Automated Testing
11 12 (17.39%) Finance
12 11 (15.94%) SQL
13 10 (14.49%) Test Strategy
14 9 (13.04%) Mentoring
14 9 (13.04%) Software Testing
15 8 (11.59%) Retail
15 8 (11.59%) Project Management
15 8 (11.59%) System Testing
15 8 (11.59%) API Testing
15 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (10.14%) Line Management
16 7 (10.14%) SoapUI
16 7 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing

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 (5.80%) MS Office
2 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (23.19%) Selenium
2 7 (10.14%) Cucumber
2 7 (10.14%) SoapUI
3 6 (8.70%) JIRA
4 5 (7.25%) LoadRunner
4 5 (7.25%) WebDriver
5 4 (5.80%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.45%) JUnit
7 1 (1.45%) Maven
7 1 (1.45%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.45%) Toad
General
1 12 (17.39%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Retail
3 5 (7.25%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.80%) Billing
5 1 (1.45%) Advertising
5 1 (1.45%) Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.45%) Games
5 1 (1.45%) Local Government
5 1 (1.45%) Marketing
5 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) Gherkin
2 3 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (1.45%) .NET
3 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.45%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.45%) iPad
3 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.25%) Windows
2 4 (5.80%) Unix
3 2 (2.90%) Android
3 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.90%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (57.97%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (47.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (39.13%) Test Scripting
4 25 (36.23%) System Integration Testing
5 24 (34.78%) Integration Testing
5 24 (34.78%) SDLC
6 23 (33.33%) Functional Testing
7 18 (26.09%) Regression Testing
8 17 (24.64%) Compatibility Testing
8 17 (24.64%) Process Improvement
8 17 (24.64%) Smoke Testing
9 15 (21.74%) Test Automation
10 12 (17.39%) Automated Testing
11 10 (14.49%) Test Strategy
12 9 (13.04%) Mentoring
12 9 (13.04%) Software Testing
13 8 (11.59%) API Testing
13 8 (11.59%) Project Management
13 8 (11.59%) System Testing
14 7 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.94%) SQL
2 6 (8.70%) C#
3 4 (5.80%) Java
4 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.45%) C++
5 1 (1.45%) PHP
5 1 (1.45%) RPG
5 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (24.64%) ISTQB
2 15 (21.74%) ISEB
3 4 (5.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (23.19%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.90%) VMware
3 1 (1.45%) Capita
3 1 (1.45%) HP
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