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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 238 204 245
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 27 35 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 0.58% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.60% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 22 16 30
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
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
6056 5787 7159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.76% 95.83% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5102 4779 6116
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 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -18 15 £42,500 +14.09% 5
Cheshire +12 5 £42,500 -1.73%
Lancashire -14 4 £46,250 +24.16% 1
Merseyside - 3 £35,250 - 1
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 31 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.71%) QA
3 19 (33.93%) SDLC
4 18 (32.14%) Regression Testing
4 18 (32.14%) ISEB
5 17 (30.36%) Selenium
5 17 (30.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (30.36%) Test Automation
6 16 (28.57%) System Testing
7 14 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 13 (23.21%) Automated Testing
9 12 (21.43%) Test Strategy
9 12 (21.43%) API Testing
9 12 (21.43%) Test Scripting
10 10 (17.86%) SQL
10 10 (17.86%) Cucumber
10 10 (17.86%) User Stories
11 9 (16.07%) Test Management
11 9 (16.07%) JIRA
11 9 (16.07%) ISTQB
12 7 (12.50%) LoadRunner
12 7 (12.50%) Gherkin
12 7 (12.50%) SoapUI
13 6 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (10.71%) Manual Testing
13 6 (10.71%) WebDriver
13 6 (10.71%) C#
14 5 (8.93%) JavaScript
14 5 (8.93%) Oracle
14 5 (8.93%) SpecFlow

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 (1.79%) JBoss
1 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) RDBMS
1 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (30.36%) Selenium
2 10 (17.86%) Cucumber
3 9 (16.07%) JIRA
4 7 (12.50%) LoadRunner
4 7 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 6 (10.71%) WebDriver
6 5 (8.93%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.79%) JMeter
7 1 (1.79%) jMock
7 1 (1.79%) JUnit
7 1 (1.79%) Mockito
7 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.79%) WebLOAD
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Games
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Local Government
4 1 (1.79%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.57%) CSS
2 2 (3.57%) HTML
2 2 (3.57%) J2EE
3 1 (1.79%) .NET
3 1 (1.79%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.79%) JSON
3 1 (1.79%) REST
3 1 (1.79%) Spring
3 1 (1.79%) Spring MVC
3 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Driving Licence
2 2 (3.57%) iPad
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.79%) User Experience
3 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) CentOS
1 1 (1.79%) Linux
1 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (33.93%) SDLC
3 18 (32.14%) Regression Testing
4 17 (30.36%) Test Automation
4 17 (30.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (28.57%) System Testing
6 14 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 13 (23.21%) Automated Testing
8 12 (21.43%) API Testing
8 12 (21.43%) Test Scripting
8 12 (21.43%) Test Strategy
9 10 (17.86%) User Stories
10 9 (16.07%) Test Management
11 6 (10.71%) Manual Testing
12 5 (8.93%) Mentoring
13 4 (7.14%) Agile Testing
13 4 (7.14%) Automation Testing
13 4 (7.14%) Integration Testing
13 4 (7.14%) Waterfall
14 3 (5.36%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.86%) SQL
2 6 (10.71%) C#
3 5 (8.93%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.57%) Java
5 1 (1.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (32.14%) ISEB
2 9 (16.07%) ISTQB
3 6 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (35.71%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (8.93%) Oracle
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.79%) Capita
3 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
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