Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Lead Tester
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 358 315 353
Rank change year-on-year -43 +38 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 16 40 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.32% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.33% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 16 39 23
North West median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% +1.35%
10th Percentile £35,750 £36,150 £31,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
England median annual salary £53,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +19.44% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12704 12096 12623
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 97.06% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10170 10182 10477
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Lead Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Lead Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Tester in the North West

Lead Tester
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Tester in the North West.

Salary trend for Lead Tester in the North West

Lead Tester
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Tester in the North West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Tester in the North West

Lead Tester
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 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
Cheshire -20 11 £40,000 -5.88%
Merseyside +23 3 £50,000 +29.03%
Manchester -40 2 £43,500 -3.33%
Lead Tester
England

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Lead Tester 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 North West region featuring Lead Tester in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (68.75%) Selenium
4 10 (62.50%) QA
4 10 (62.50%) SQL
5 9 (56.25%) Java
5 9 (56.25%) WebDriver
5 9 (56.25%) Cucumber
6 8 (50.00%) SpecFlow
6 8 (50.00%) Gherkin
6 8 (50.00%) SoapUI
6 8 (50.00%) Process Improvement
6 8 (50.00%) Scrum
6 8 (50.00%) SOAP
7 4 (25.00%) ISEB
7 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
8 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (18.75%) JIRA
8 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
8 3 (18.75%) .NET
9 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
9 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
9 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (12.50%) Degree
9 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
9 2 (12.50%) TDD
9 2 (12.50%) System Testing
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS

Lead Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) Selenium
2 9 (56.25%) Cucumber
2 9 (56.25%) WebDriver
3 8 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 8 (50.00%) SpecFlow
4 3 (18.75%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) Gherkin
1 8 (50.00%) SOAP
2 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 8 (50.00%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) System Testing
6 2 (12.50%) TDD
6 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 2 (12.50%) User Stories
7 1 (6.25%) API Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Biometrics
7 1 (6.25%) CRM
7 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
7 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
7 1 (6.25%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) HP
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle