The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
North West / Manchester
Rank 187 146 172
Rank change year-on-year -41 +26  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 15 34 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.38% 1.01% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 1.03% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 12 31 10
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.78% +29.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.81% +1.17%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3777 3290 3662
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 96.92% 97.54% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3161 2733 3002
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Test Leader in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Manchester

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Test Leader in Manchester

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Manchester over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Leader in Manchester

Test Leader
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Stockport - 3 £45,000 -
Bury -9 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Cheadle - 1 £47,500 - 1
Test Leader
North West

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Manchester region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) Selenium
3 12 (38.71%) Java
4 10 (32.26%) C#
5 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
5 9 (29.03%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (25.81%) ISEB
6 8 (25.81%) Regression Testing
6 8 (25.81%) Test Scripting
6 8 (25.81%) Ruby
6 8 (25.81%) ISTQB
7 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
8 6 (19.35%) Automation Testing
8 6 (19.35%) Test Strategy
8 6 (19.35%) Test Management
8 6 (19.35%) DV Cleared
8 6 (19.35%) OpenUP
8 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
8 6 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (19.35%) JMeter
8 6 (19.35%) LoadRunner
8 6 (19.35%) C++
8 6 (19.35%) Windows
8 6 (19.35%) Linux
8 6 (19.35%) Python
8 6 (19.35%) HP
9 5 (16.13%) QA
9 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
9 5 (16.13%) SDLC
10 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (48.39%) Selenium
2 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
3 6 (19.35%) JMeter
3 6 (19.35%) LoadRunner
4 3 (9.68%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.23%) Calabash
6 1 (3.23%) jMock
6 1 (3.23%) JUnit
6 1 (3.23%) Mockito
6 1 (3.23%) Selenium IDE
General
1 3 (9.68%) Retail
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) CSS
1 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
1 1 (3.23%) HTML
1 1 (3.23%) J2EE
1 1 (3.23%) Spring
1 1 (3.23%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (29.03%) Non-Functional Testing
3 8 (25.81%) Regression Testing
3 8 (25.81%) Test Scripting
4 6 (19.35%) Automation Testing
4 6 (19.35%) OpenUP
4 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
4 6 (19.35%) Test Management
4 6 (19.35%) Test Strategy
5 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
5 5 (16.13%) SDLC
6 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
6 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
6 4 (12.90%) TDD
6 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Agile Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Functional Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Scrum
7 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) Java
2 10 (32.26%) C#
3 8 (25.81%) Ruby
4 6 (19.35%) C++
4 6 (19.35%) Python
5 3 (9.68%) SQL
6 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) ISEB
1 8 (25.81%) ISTQB
2 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
3 6 (19.35%) DV Cleared
4 3 (9.68%) Degree
5 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) HP
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
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Posted: 1 hour ago
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Manchester
Bupa
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheadle
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £40000.00 per annum
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