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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 225 236 239
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 24 16 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.22% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.24% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 12 10 16
Average salary £36,750 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,200 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £44,954 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +12.38%
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
6247 6794 7160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.19% 95.14% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4992 5499 6017
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,375 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +15 18 £38,500 -14.44%
Cheshire +9 6 £34,000 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 36 (60.00%) ISEB
2 32 (53.33%) Mentoring
3 31 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (38.33%) Manual Testing
5 19 (31.67%) Coaching
5 19 (31.67%) Automated Testing
6 18 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (28.33%) DSDM
7 17 (28.33%) Functional Testing
7 17 (28.33%) ISTQB
8 13 (21.67%) Selenium
9 12 (20.00%) Test Strategy
9 12 (20.00%) Oracle
9 12 (20.00%) Finance
10 11 (18.33%) Software Testing
10 11 (18.33%) QuickTest Pro
10 11 (18.33%) HP
10 11 (18.33%) Test Planning
10 11 (18.33%) Line Management
11 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (16.67%) Waterfall
11 10 (16.67%) Test Management
11 10 (16.67%) Project Management
11 10 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (16.67%) Retail
12 9 (15.00%) Process Management
12 9 (15.00%) Oracle EBS
12 9 (15.00%) Risk Management
12 9 (15.00%) Web Services
12 9 (15.00%) Performance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 9 (15.00%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (15.00%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.67%) Big Data
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (21.67%) Selenium
2 11 (18.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (10.00%) LoadRunner
4 4 (6.67%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.67%) FogBugz
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
2 10 (16.67%) Retail
3 5 (8.33%) Banking
4 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.67%) Electronics
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.00%) Web Services
2 6 (10.00%) .NET
3 2 (3.33%) J2EE
3 2 (3.33%) ODBC
3 2 (3.33%) HTML
4 1 (1.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.33%) AS400
2 2 (3.33%) Statistics
3 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.67%) Open Source
3 1 (1.67%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) UNIX
1 2 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (53.33%) Mentoring
2 31 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (38.33%) Manual Testing
4 19 (31.67%) Automated Testing
4 19 (31.67%) Coaching
5 18 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (28.33%) DSDM
6 17 (28.33%) Functional Testing
7 12 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 11 (18.33%) Software Testing
8 11 (18.33%) Test Planning
8 11 (18.33%) Line Management
9 10 (16.67%) Project Management
9 10 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 10 (16.67%) Test Management
10 9 (15.00%) Process Management
10 9 (15.00%) Risk Management
10 9 (15.00%) Performance Testing
11 6 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (3.33%) VB
2 2 (3.33%) C
2 2 (3.33%) C++
2 2 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (1.67%) Perl
3 1 (1.67%) C#
3 1 (1.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 36 (60.00%) ISEB
2 17 (28.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.33%) Degree
3 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) QA
1 5 (8.33%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) Oracle
2 11 (18.33%) HP
3 7 (11.67%) SAP
4 4 (6.67%) IBM