The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 23 June 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 / Manchester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 171 174
Rank change year-on-year -25 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 11 19 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.26% 0.54% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.55% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 6 16 11
Median salary £57,500 £60,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.16% +53.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £39,375 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £42,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65%  

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 4102 3444 3245
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.95% 98.15% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3510 2959 2708
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 - 2 £46,250 -
Test Leader
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (57.69%) Java
3 14 (53.85%) C#
4 11 (42.31%) Selenium
4 11 (42.31%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (38.46%) Test Automation
6 9 (34.62%) Ruby
7 8 (30.77%) Unit Testing
8 7 (26.92%) Functional Testing
8 7 (26.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (26.92%) Degree
8 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
9 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
10 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
10 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
10 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
10 5 (19.23%) Python
10 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
10 5 (19.23%) ISEB
10 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (15.38%) LoadRunner
11 4 (15.38%) HP
11 4 (15.38%) Windows
11 4 (15.38%) Linux
11 4 (15.38%) C++
11 4 (15.38%) JMeter
11 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
11 4 (15.38%) OpenUP
11 4 (15.38%) Mentoring

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (3.85%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Selenium
2 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
3 4 (15.38%) JMeter
3 4 (15.38%) LoadRunner
4 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.85%) Calabash
5 1 (3.85%) Selenium IDE
General
1 2 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Advertising
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (42.31%) Non-Functional Testing
3 10 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 8 (30.77%) Unit Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Functional Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
6 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
7 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
7 4 (15.38%) OpenUP
8 3 (11.54%) Scrum
9 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
9 2 (7.69%) TDD
10 1 (3.85%) ERP
10 1 (3.85%) ITIL
10 1 (3.85%) OOP
10 1 (3.85%) Service Management
10 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
10 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
10 1 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) Java
2 14 (53.85%) C#
3 9 (34.62%) Ruby
4 5 (19.23%) Python
5 4 (15.38%) C++
6 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
2 5 (19.23%) ISEB
2 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
2 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) HP
Manchester
Searchability
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