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 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 197 218 233
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 32 30 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.58% 0.49% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.50% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 29 22 19
Median salary £50,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+29.87% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £32,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £44,954
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -5.45%
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
5395 5950 6657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.22% 96.45% 97.08%
Number of salaries quoted 4591 4774 5343
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
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 May 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 May 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 28 £50,500 +29.48%
Cheshire +18 3 £45,000 +36.36%
Merseyside - 1 £37,500 -
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 39 (55.71%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (47.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (32.86%) System Integration Testing
4 21 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 21 (30.00%) Functional Testing
5 20 (28.57%) Integration Testing
6 19 (27.14%) SDLC
7 17 (24.29%) ISTQB
8 16 (22.86%) Compatibility Testing
8 16 (22.86%) Mentoring
8 16 (22.86%) Process Improvement
8 16 (22.86%) Regression Testing
9 15 (21.43%) SQL
9 15 (21.43%) ISEB
10 14 (20.00%) Finance
11 11 (15.71%) Test Strategy
12 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (14.29%) Selenium
13 9 (12.86%) Test Automation
13 9 (12.86%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (12.86%) Automated Testing
14 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
14 8 (11.43%) BDD
14 8 (11.43%) Software Testing
15 7 (10.00%) JIRA
15 7 (10.00%) Line Management
15 7 (10.00%) Retail
16 6 (8.57%) TDD
16 6 (8.57%) Project Management
16 6 (8.57%) Windows

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.43%) DB2
3 1 (1.43%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (14.29%) Selenium
2 7 (10.00%) JIRA
3 4 (5.71%) Bugzilla
3 4 (5.71%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.86%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.86%) Toad
5 1 (1.43%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.43%) JUnit
5 1 (1.43%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.43%) Maven
5 1 (1.43%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (1.43%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (10.00%) Retail
3 5 (7.14%) Advertising
3 5 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.71%) Billing
5 1 (1.43%) Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.43%) Games
5 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) XML
2 1 (1.43%) .NET
2 1 (1.43%) Web Services
2 1 (1.43%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.43%) Contactless
3 1 (1.43%) EMV
3 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.43%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.43%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.57%) Windows
2 4 (5.71%) Unix
2 4 (5.71%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.86%) Android
3 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (55.71%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (47.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (32.86%) System Integration Testing
4 21 (30.00%) Functional Testing
4 21 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 20 (28.57%) Integration Testing
6 19 (27.14%) SDLC
7 16 (22.86%) Compatibility Testing
7 16 (22.86%) Mentoring
7 16 (22.86%) Process Improvement
7 16 (22.86%) Regression Testing
8 11 (15.71%) Test Strategy
9 9 (12.86%) Automated Testing
9 9 (12.86%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (12.86%) Test Automation
10 8 (11.43%) BDD
10 8 (11.43%) Software Testing
11 7 (10.00%) Line Management
12 6 (8.57%) Defect Tracking
12 6 (8.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.43%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) C#
3 4 (5.71%) Java
4 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.43%) C++
5 1 (1.43%) PHP
5 1 (1.43%) RPG
5 1 (1.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (24.29%) ISTQB
2 15 (21.43%) ISEB
3 3 (4.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) DameWare
1 1 (1.43%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.71%) VMware
3 3 (4.29%) HP
4 1 (1.43%) IBM
4 1 (1.43%) LexisNexis
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle