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 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
England / North West
Rank 230 199 207
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 22 34 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.62% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.64% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 18 21 36
Median salary £40,000 £37,250 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.38% -12.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,350 £30,500 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £48,400 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +8.43%

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
5772 5299 6568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.60% 96.00% 96.97%
Number of salaries quoted 4885 4457 5615
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,413 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 January 2017.

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 January 2017. 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 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 -26 13 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Lancashire -13 4 £46,250 +24.16% 1
Merseyside - 3 £34,500 -
Cheshire +3 1 £42,500 +39.34%
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 30 (63.83%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) Regression Testing
3 16 (34.04%) ISEB
4 14 (29.79%) Selenium
4 14 (29.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (29.79%) Test Strategy
4 14 (29.79%) SDLC
5 12 (25.53%) QA
6 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
6 11 (23.40%) Test Automation
7 10 (21.28%) Software Testing
7 10 (21.28%) SQL
8 9 (19.15%) Test Management
8 9 (19.15%) System Testing
8 9 (19.15%) User Stories
9 8 (17.02%) Cucumber
9 8 (17.02%) ISTQB
9 8 (17.02%) JIRA
9 8 (17.02%) C#
9 8 (17.02%) Automated Testing
10 7 (14.89%) Mentoring
11 6 (12.77%) LoadRunner
12 5 (10.64%) Java
12 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
12 5 (10.64%) Oracle
12 5 (10.64%) JMeter
12 5 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (10.64%) Manual Testing
13 4 (8.51%) API Testing
13 4 (8.51%) Driving Licence

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 (2.13%) JBoss
1 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) RDBMS
1 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) Selenium
2 8 (17.02%) Cucumber
2 8 (17.02%) JIRA
3 6 (12.77%) LoadRunner
4 5 (10.64%) JMeter
5 4 (8.51%) SpecFlow
5 4 (8.51%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.13%) jMock
6 1 (2.13%) JUnit
6 1 (2.13%) Mockito
6 1 (2.13%) NeoLoad
6 1 (2.13%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.13%) WebLOAD
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
1 3 (6.38%) Games
2 1 (2.13%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Retail
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) CSS
1 2 (4.26%) HTML
1 2 (4.26%) J2EE
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.13%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.13%) JSON
2 1 (2.13%) REST
2 1 (2.13%) Spring
2 1 (2.13%) Spring MVC
2 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.13%) iPad
2 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.13%) User Experience
2 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Linux
2 3 (6.38%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) CentOS
3 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (63.83%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) Regression Testing
3 14 (29.79%) SDLC
3 14 (29.79%) Test Strategy
3 14 (29.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (23.40%) Test Automation
4 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
5 10 (21.28%) Software Testing
6 9 (19.15%) System Testing
6 9 (19.15%) Test Management
6 9 (19.15%) User Stories
7 8 (17.02%) Automated Testing
8 7 (14.89%) Mentoring
9 5 (10.64%) Manual Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Agile Testing
10 4 (8.51%) API Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Automation Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (6.38%) Defect Management
11 3 (6.38%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) SQL
2 8 (17.02%) C#
3 5 (10.64%) Java
3 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.51%) C++
4 4 (8.51%) Ruby
5 3 (6.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (34.04%) ISEB
2 8 (17.02%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.38%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle
2 4 (8.51%) HP
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
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