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

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 192 232 239
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 40 29 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 0.45% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.47% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 35 18 20
Median salary £50,000 £36,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+36.05% -8.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,350 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -
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
5471 6204 6932
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.11% 96.65% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4642 4947 5573
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,690 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 3 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 3 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 +24 33 £50,000 +29.87% 2
Cheshire +27 7 £45,000 +36.36%
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 34 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (39.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (26.32%) Finance
3 20 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 19 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 19 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
5 16 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (21.05%) Integration Testing
5 16 (21.05%) ISEB
6 15 (19.74%) Mentoring
7 14 (18.42%) Functional Testing
7 14 (18.42%) SDLC
7 14 (18.42%) SQL
7 14 (18.42%) Compatibility Testing
8 13 (17.11%) Software Testing
9 12 (15.79%) Selenium
9 12 (15.79%) Regression Testing
9 12 (15.79%) Process Improvement
9 12 (15.79%) Test Strategy
10 11 (14.47%) JIRA
11 10 (13.16%) QA
11 10 (13.16%) Automated Testing
11 10 (13.16%) Defect Tracking
12 9 (11.84%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (11.84%) Retail
13 8 (10.53%) Project Management
13 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
13 8 (10.53%) BDD
14 7 (9.21%) Time Management
14 7 (9.21%) TDD

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 3 (3.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (3.95%) DB2
2 3 (3.95%) MS Access
3 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Selenium
2 11 (14.47%) JIRA
3 4 (5.26%) Bugzilla
3 4 (5.26%) Toad
3 4 (5.26%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.95%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.95%) HP UFT
4 3 (3.95%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.63%) Maven
5 2 (2.63%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.32%) Ant
6 1 (1.32%) Calabash
6 1 (1.32%) JUnit
6 1 (1.32%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (26.32%) Finance
2 9 (11.84%) Retail
3 6 (7.89%) Banking
4 5 (6.58%) Advertising
4 5 (6.58%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.26%) Billing
6 2 (2.63%) Legal
7 1 (1.32%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.32%) Games
7 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (3.95%) XML
2 1 (1.32%) .NET
2 1 (1.32%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.95%) Mainframe
2 3 (3.95%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.63%) EPoS
4 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.32%) Contactless
4 1 (1.32%) EMV
4 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.32%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.58%) Windows
2 4 (5.26%) Unix
2 4 (5.26%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.63%) Android
3 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (39.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 19 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
5 16 (21.05%) Integration Testing
6 15 (19.74%) Mentoring
7 14 (18.42%) Compatibility Testing
7 14 (18.42%) Functional Testing
7 14 (18.42%) SDLC
8 13 (17.11%) Software Testing
9 12 (15.79%) Process Improvement
9 12 (15.79%) Regression Testing
9 12 (15.79%) Test Strategy
10 10 (13.16%) Automated Testing
10 10 (13.16%) Defect Tracking
11 9 (11.84%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (10.53%) BDD
12 8 (10.53%) Project Management
13 7 (9.21%) TDD
13 7 (9.21%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.42%) SQL
2 4 (5.26%) C#
2 4 (5.26%) Java
3 2 (2.63%) Ruby
4 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.32%) PHP
4 1 (1.32%) RPG
Qualifications
1 19 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 16 (21.05%) ISEB
3 4 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.95%) Degree
5 2 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.16%) QA
2 4 (5.26%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) DameWare
1 3 (3.95%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.58%) HP
3 4 (5.26%) VMware
4 3 (3.95%) IBM
4 3 (3.95%) LexisNexis
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle
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