Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 20 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 > Manchester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 265 264 257
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 30 24 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.38% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.33% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 23 21 13
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £58,500 £51,250 £53,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +2.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 7744 7174 7198
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.36% 97.42% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 6439 6158 5993
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £58,750
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 Manchester

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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
Stockport -2 6 £50,000 +36.99%
Bury +5 3 £40,000 -
Test Leader
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 Manchester region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 26 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) Test Automation
3 15 (50.00%) QA
4 13 (43.33%) Selenium
4 13 (43.33%) JIRA
4 13 (43.33%) Test Strategy
5 10 (33.33%) Scrum
6 9 (30.00%) Java
7 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
8 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (23.33%) Degree
8 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
8 7 (23.33%) Finance
8 7 (23.33%) Regression Testing
8 7 (23.33%) Waterfall
8 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
9 6 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (20.00%) Defect Management
9 6 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
10 5 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (16.67%) BDD
10 5 (16.67%) ISEB
10 5 (16.67%) Validation
10 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (16.67%) TDD
10 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
11 4 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
11 4 (13.33%) Retail

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:

Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (43.33%) JIRA
1 13 (43.33%) Selenium
2 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
2 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (13.33%) SoapUI
2 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.00%) JMeter
3 3 (10.00%) Robot Framework
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (10.00%) Toad
4 2 (6.67%) Bugzilla
4 2 (6.67%) Ranorex
4 2 (6.67%) Subversion
5 1 (3.33%) JSUnit
5 1 (3.33%) NUnit
5 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.33%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Retail
3 3 (10.00%) Automotive
3 3 (10.00%) French Language
3 3 (10.00%) German Language
3 3 (10.00%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) JSON
1 3 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.33%) CSS
2 1 (3.33%) CSS3
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) HTML5
2 1 (3.33%) Java EE
2 1 (3.33%) Node.js
2 1 (3.33%) RESTful
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
1 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) Test Automation
3 13 (43.33%) Test Strategy
4 10 (33.33%) Scrum
5 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
6 7 (23.33%) Regression Testing
6 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
6 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (23.33%) Waterfall
7 6 (20.00%) Defect Management
7 6 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
7 6 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (16.67%) BDD
8 5 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (16.67%) TDD
8 5 (16.67%) Validation
9 4 (13.33%) Refactoring
9 4 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) Java
2 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.67%) C
3 2 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) C++
4 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Degree
2 5 (16.67%) ISEB
2 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Capita
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) WorldPay