Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Lead
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 132 173
Rank change year-on-year -28 +41 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 18 11 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.58% 0.49% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.50% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 8
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £34,750 £40,000 £30,150
90th Percentile £50,250 £44,305 £54,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +4.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2954 2189 3155
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 97.20% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2252 1874 2679
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Test Leader in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Cheshire

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Leader in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Test Leader in Cheshire

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Leader in Cheshire

Test Leader
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 11 £46,250 - 1
Chester - 5 £45,000 -
Test Leader
North West

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Cheshire region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 11 (61.11%) QA
1 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
1 11 (61.11%) Test Strategy
2 10 (55.56%) Java
2 10 (55.56%) Banking
3 9 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 9 (50.00%) Mobile App
4 8 (44.44%) SDLC
5 7 (38.89%) Mentoring
5 7 (38.89%) Wealth Management
5 7 (38.89%) ISEB
5 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (38.89%) Law
5 7 (38.89%) Investment Banking
6 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (27.78%) Finance
7 5 (27.78%) XML
8 4 (22.22%) SQL
8 4 (22.22%) LoadRunner
8 4 (22.22%) Scrum
8 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
8 4 (22.22%) Android
9 3 (16.67%) Disruptive Innovation
9 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
9 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Smartphone
9 3 (16.67%) Big Data
9 3 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Data Analytics

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (5.56%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) LoadRunner
2 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.11%) JIRA
3 2 (11.11%) Selenium
4 1 (5.56%) Bitbucket
4 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (55.56%) Banking
2 7 (38.89%) Investment Banking
2 7 (38.89%) Law
3 5 (27.78%) Finance
4 2 (11.11%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (5.56%) Advertising
5 1 (5.56%) Retail
5 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) XML
2 3 (16.67%) SOAP
3 2 (11.11%) JSON
4 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.56%) jQuery
4 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (16.67%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.56%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Android
1 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
2 2 (11.11%) Unix
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
1 11 (61.11%) Test Strategy
2 9 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 8 (44.44%) SDLC
4 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (38.89%) Mentoring
4 7 (38.89%) Wealth Management
5 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (22.22%) Scrum
7 3 (16.67%) Analytics
7 3 (16.67%) Data Analytics
7 3 (16.67%) Disruptive Innovation
7 3 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Software Delivery
8 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
8 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
9 1 (5.56%) Information Security
9 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) Perl
3 2 (11.11%) Python
3 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) ISEB
2 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (61.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) HP