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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 224 238 236
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 25 13 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 10
Average salary £38,500 £60,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.83% +41.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £38,700 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £60,000 £45,200
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £44,908 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.36% +12.26%
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
6352 6641 6905
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.29% 95.09% 95.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5127 5410 5804
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 £24,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +11 19 £36,750 -18.33% 2
Cheshire 0 5 £42,000 -
Lancashire +4 1 £41,500 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 35 (61.40%) ISEB
2 30 (52.63%) Mentoring
3 29 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (35.09%) Manual Testing
5 18 (31.58%) ISTQB
6 17 (29.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (29.82%) Coaching
7 16 (28.07%) Automated Testing
8 15 (26.32%) DSDM
8 15 (26.32%) Functional Testing
9 13 (22.81%) Oracle
9 13 (22.81%) Selenium
10 12 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
10 12 (21.05%) Test Strategy
11 11 (19.30%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (19.30%) HP
11 11 (19.30%) Project Management
11 11 (19.30%) Finance
11 11 (19.30%) Retail
11 11 (19.30%) Software Testing
11 11 (19.30%) Test Management
11 11 (19.30%) Waterfall
11 11 (19.30%) Test Planning
11 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (17.54%) Web Services
12 10 (17.54%) Process Management
12 10 (17.54%) Oracle EBS
12 10 (17.54%) Risk Management
12 10 (17.54%) Oracle Retail
13 8 (14.04%) Performance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 10 (17.54%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (17.54%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.30%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (22.81%) Selenium
2 12 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (10.53%) LoadRunner
4 4 (7.02%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.75%) FogBugz
General
1 11 (19.30%) Finance
1 11 (19.30%) Retail
2 5 (8.77%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) Web Services
2 4 (7.02%) .NET
3 2 (3.51%) J2EE
3 2 (3.51%) ODBC
3 2 (3.51%) HTML
4 1 (1.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.51%) AS400
2 2 (3.51%) Statistics
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) Open Source
3 1 (1.75%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) UNIX
1 2 (3.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (52.63%) Mentoring
2 29 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (35.09%) Manual Testing
4 17 (29.82%) Coaching
4 17 (29.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (28.07%) Automated Testing
6 15 (26.32%) DSDM
6 15 (26.32%) Functional Testing
7 12 (21.05%) Test Strategy
8 11 (19.30%) Test Planning
8 11 (19.30%) Waterfall
8 11 (19.30%) Project Management
8 11 (19.30%) Software Testing
8 11 (19.30%) Test Management
9 10 (17.54%) Process Management
9 10 (17.54%) Risk Management
10 8 (14.04%) Performance Testing
10 8 (14.04%) Line Management
11 6 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (8.77%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.77%) SQL
2 2 (3.51%) VB
2 2 (3.51%) C
2 2 (3.51%) C++
2 2 (3.51%) Java
3 1 (1.75%) Perl
3 1 (1.75%) C#
3 1 (1.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (61.40%) ISEB
2 18 (31.58%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.51%) Degree
3 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.75%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) FATCA
2 4 (7.02%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (22.81%) Oracle
2 11 (19.30%) HP
3 6 (10.53%) SAP
4 4 (7.02%) IBM
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