The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
England / North West
Rank 231 190 224
Rank change year-on-year -41 +34  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 17 45 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.28% 0.79% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.82% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 13 41 19
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +32.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,300 £30,500 £32,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £60,000 £63,000
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 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 5866 5520 6369
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.77% 97.05% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4895 4632 5135
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
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 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 26 March 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 26 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
Manchester -36 15 £40,000 -15.78% 5
Lancashire - 1 £36,000 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (42.22%) Selenium
3 13 (28.89%) Regression Testing
3 13 (28.89%) ISEB
4 12 (26.67%) C#
4 12 (26.67%) Java
4 12 (26.67%) Cucumber
5 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
5 11 (24.44%) Test Strategy
5 11 (24.44%) ISTQB
6 10 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
6 10 (22.22%) QA
7 9 (20.00%) LoadRunner
8 8 (17.78%) Ruby
8 8 (17.78%) HP
8 8 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (17.78%) Test Management
8 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
8 8 (17.78%) SDLC
9 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
9 7 (15.56%) Automation Testing
9 7 (15.56%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
9 7 (15.56%) JMeter
9 7 (15.56%) C++
10 6 (13.33%) Windows
10 6 (13.33%) Linux
10 6 (13.33%) Python
10 6 (13.33%) OpenUP
10 6 (13.33%) DV Cleared

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Firewall
1 1 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) RDBMS
1 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (42.22%) Selenium
2 12 (26.67%) Cucumber
3 9 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 7 (15.56%) JMeter
5 5 (11.11%) WebDriver
6 4 (8.89%) SpecFlow
7 3 (6.67%) JIRA
8 1 (2.22%) Calabash
8 1 (2.22%) jMock
8 1 (2.22%) JUnit
8 1 (2.22%) Mockito
8 1 (2.22%) NeoLoad
8 1 (2.22%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (2.22%) SilkPerformer
8 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Games
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) CSS
1 1 (2.22%) Gherkin
1 1 (2.22%) Hibernate
1 1 (2.22%) HTML
1 1 (2.22%) J2EE
1 1 (2.22%) Spring
1 1 (2.22%) Spring MVC
1 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
1 4 (8.89%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.22%) iPad
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) User Experience
3 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Linux
1 6 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.89%) Regression Testing
3 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
3 11 (24.44%) Test Strategy
4 10 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (17.78%) SDLC
5 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
5 8 (17.78%) Test Management
5 8 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (15.56%) Automation Testing
6 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
7 6 (13.33%) OpenUP
8 5 (11.11%) Agile Testing
8 5 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 5 (11.11%) Unit Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Manual Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Software Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (8.89%) System Testing
9 4 (8.89%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) C#
1 12 (26.67%) Java
2 8 (17.78%) Ruby
3 7 (15.56%) C++
4 6 (13.33%) Python
5 5 (11.11%) SQL
6 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (28.89%) ISEB
2 11 (24.44%) ISTQB
3 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
4 6 (13.33%) DV Cleared
5 5 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (8.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) HP
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle
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