The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 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
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 246 213 234
Rank change year-on-year -33 +21  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 25 21 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 0.38% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.39% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 15 18 13
Median salary £55,000 £53,750 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.32% +37.82%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £60,000 £48,400
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 the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6527 5416 6176
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.62% 97.74% 96.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5334 4594 5041
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in the North West

Test Leader
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Test Leader in the North West

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in the North West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Leader in the North West

Test Leader
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 Test Leader within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Manchester -29 11 £57,500 -4.16% 3
Cheshire - 7 £37,500 -
Lancashire - 5 £24,500 - 1
Merseyside -8 2 £56,250 +50.00% 1
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 26 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (42.86%) Java
3 17 (40.48%) Test Automation
4 14 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 14 (33.33%) C#
4 14 (33.33%) ISEB
5 13 (30.95%) Selenium
5 13 (30.95%) Non-Functional Testing
6 11 (26.19%) ISTQB
7 9 (21.43%) Ruby
8 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
8 8 (19.05%) Degree
8 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
8 8 (19.05%) Unit Testing
8 8 (19.05%) Regression Testing
8 8 (19.05%) Functional Testing
9 7 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 7 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (16.67%) LoadRunner
10 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (14.29%) HP
10 6 (14.29%) Python
10 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
11 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (11.90%) Windows
11 5 (11.90%) JMeter
11 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
12 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (9.52%) JIRA

Test Leader 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.38%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Firewall
1 1 (2.38%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 13 (30.95%) Selenium
2 7 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 5 (11.90%) JMeter
5 4 (9.52%) JIRA
6 3 (7.14%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.76%) HP UFT
7 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.38%) Calabash
8 1 (2.38%) NeoLoad
8 1 (2.38%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (2.38%) SilkPerformer
General
1 4 (9.52%) Banking
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Advertising
3 1 (2.38%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) JSON
1 1 (2.38%) SOAP
1 1 (2.38%) Web Services
1 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.76%) EPoS
3 1 (2.38%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Android
3 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (40.48%) Test Automation
3 14 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 13 (30.95%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (19.05%) Functional Testing
5 8 (19.05%) Regression Testing
5 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
5 8 (19.05%) Unit Testing
6 7 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
9 4 (9.52%) OpenUP
9 4 (9.52%) TDD
9 4 (9.52%) Test Planning
9 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (7.14%) BDD
10 3 (7.14%) Performance Testing
10 3 (7.14%) Scrum
10 3 (7.14%) Test Management
10 3 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (42.86%) Java
2 14 (33.33%) C#
3 9 (21.43%) Ruby
4 6 (14.29%) Python
5 4 (9.52%) C++
6 1 (2.38%) Perl
6 1 (2.38%) PHP
6 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (33.33%) ISEB
2 11 (26.19%) ISTQB
3 8 (19.05%) Degree
4 7 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 4 (9.52%) DV Cleared
5 4 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) HP
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
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