The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 216 221 220
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 22 17 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.36% 0.25% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.26% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 25
Average salary £39,000 £45,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,600 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £46,200
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £47,250 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-6.87% +16.66%
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
5786 6434 6906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.96% 95.25% 95.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4635 5186 5868
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Leader in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 22 May 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +24 19 £39,000 -13.33% 2
Cheshire - 3 £34,000 - 2
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Test Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Leader in their job title.

1 27 (47.37%) ISEB
2 25 (43.86%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (42.11%) Mentoring
4 23 (40.35%) Manual Testing
5 15 (26.32%) Software Testing
6 14 (24.56%) Automated Testing
6 14 (24.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (24.56%) Coaching
7 13 (22.81%) Line Management
7 13 (22.81%) ISTQB
8 12 (21.05%) Functional Testing
8 12 (21.05%) Finance
8 12 (21.05%) DSDM
9 11 (19.30%) Selenium
10 10 (17.54%) HP
11 9 (15.79%) Performance Testing
12 8 (14.04%) Test Strategy
12 8 (14.04%) Automation Testing
12 8 (14.04%) .NET
12 8 (14.04%) Oracle
13 7 (12.28%) QuickTest Pro
13 7 (12.28%) SAP
13 7 (12.28%) Test Planning
14 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
14 6 (10.53%) Test Automation
14 6 (10.53%) QA
14 6 (10.53%) Test Management
14 6 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (10.53%) LoadRunner

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Test Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (8.77%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.75%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Selenium
2 7 (12.28%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (10.53%) LoadRunner
4 5 (8.77%) SoapUI
5 4 (7.02%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (3.51%) Ranorex
6 2 (3.51%) JUnit
7 1 (1.75%) FogBugz
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Retail
3 5 (8.77%) Banking
4 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.75%) Electronics
5 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) .NET
2 6 (10.53%) Web Services
3 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.51%) SOAP
3 2 (3.51%) HTML
3 2 (3.51%) ODBC
3 2 (3.51%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.26%) Open Source
3 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.51%) Statistics
3 2 (3.51%) AS400
4 1 (1.75%) DTV
4 1 (1.75%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) UNIX
1 2 (3.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.86%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (42.11%) Mentoring
3 23 (40.35%) Manual Testing
4 15 (26.32%) Software Testing
5 14 (24.56%) Automated Testing
5 14 (24.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (24.56%) Coaching
6 13 (22.81%) Line Management
7 12 (21.05%) Functional Testing
7 12 (21.05%) DSDM
8 9 (15.79%) Performance Testing
9 8 (14.04%) Test Strategy
9 8 (14.04%) Automation Testing
10 7 (12.28%) Test Planning
11 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
11 6 (10.53%) Test Automation
11 6 (10.53%) Test Management
11 6 (10.53%) Project Management
12 5 (8.77%) Process Management
12 5 (8.77%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.53%) SQL
2 4 (7.02%) Java
3 3 (5.26%) Python
4 2 (3.51%) Scala
4 2 (3.51%) VB
4 2 (3.51%) C
4 2 (3.51%) C++
5 1 (1.75%) C#
5 1 (1.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (47.37%) ISEB
2 13 (22.81%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.51%) Degree
3 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.75%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
2 5 (8.77%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) HP
2 8 (14.04%) Oracle
3 7 (12.28%) SAP
4 4 (7.02%) IBM
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