Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £41,250 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 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
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 313 305 318
Rank change year-on-year -8 +13 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 65 54 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.49% 0.43% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.44% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 40 46 22
North West median annual salary £41,250 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,875 £31,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 12848 12139 12423
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.64% 97.00% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10290 10208 10309
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 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
Manchester -9 30 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Cheshire -22 18 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Merseyside +11 11 £38,750 +3.33%
Lancashire +5 3 £24,500 -45.56% 1
Cumbria - 3 £45,000 -
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 44 (67.69%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (56.92%) QA
3 33 (50.77%) Test Automation
4 27 (41.54%) Test Strategy
5 24 (36.92%) JIRA
6 20 (30.77%) Selenium
7 19 (29.23%) ISTQB
7 19 (29.23%) Java
8 18 (27.69%) Finance
9 17 (26.15%) ISEB
9 17 (26.15%) Mentoring
9 17 (26.15%) SDLC
10 14 (21.54%) Scrum
10 14 (21.54%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (20.00%) Banking
11 13 (20.00%) Software Testing
12 12 (18.46%) Regression Testing
12 12 (18.46%) Degree
12 12 (18.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (15.38%) TDD
14 9 (13.85%) Risk Management
14 9 (13.85%) Test Scripting
14 9 (13.85%) Non-Functional Testing
14 9 (13.85%) Mobile App
15 8 (12.31%) Wealth Management
15 8 (12.31%) Big Data
15 8 (12.31%) Windows
15 8 (12.31%) XML
16 7 (10.77%) Law

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 2 (3.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (6.15%) SaaS
3 3 (4.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (4.62%) GitHub
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.54%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.31%) Big Data
2 6 (9.23%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.62%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (36.92%) JIRA
2 20 (30.77%) Selenium
3 7 (10.77%) Jenkins
3 7 (10.77%) SoapUI
4 6 (9.23%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.69%) JUnit
5 5 (7.69%) SonarQube
6 4 (6.15%) Bitbucket
6 4 (6.15%) LoadRunner
6 4 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (6.15%) Visual Studio
7 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
7 3 (4.62%) JMeter
7 3 (4.62%) Robot Framework
7 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (4.62%) Toad
8 2 (3.08%) Bugzilla
8 2 (3.08%) Ranorex
8 2 (3.08%) Subversion
8 2 (3.08%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (27.69%) Finance
2 13 (20.00%) Banking
3 7 (10.77%) Investment Banking
3 7 (10.77%) Law
4 6 (9.23%) Manufacturing
5 5 (7.69%) Retail
6 4 (6.15%) Advertising
7 3 (4.62%) Automotive
7 3 (4.62%) French Language
7 3 (4.62%) German Language
7 3 (4.62%) Japanese Language
8 2 (3.08%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (3.08%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) XML
2 5 (7.69%) JSON
3 4 (6.15%) SOAP
3 4 (6.15%) Web Services
4 3 (4.62%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.54%) .NET
5 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.54%) CSS
5 1 (1.54%) CSS3
5 1 (1.54%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.54%) HTML
5 1 (1.54%) HTML5
5 1 (1.54%) Java EE
5 1 (1.54%) jQuery
5 1 (1.54%) Node.js
5 1 (1.54%) REST
5 1 (1.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Mobile App
2 7 (10.77%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.62%) Life Science
4 3 (4.62%) Smartphone
5 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.54%) Fintech
6 1 (1.54%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.31%) Windows
2 5 (7.69%) Linux
3 4 (6.15%) Android
3 4 (6.15%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (67.69%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (50.77%) Test Automation
3 27 (41.54%) Test Strategy
4 17 (26.15%) Mentoring
4 17 (26.15%) SDLC
5 14 (21.54%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (21.54%) Scrum
6 13 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 12 (18.46%) Regression Testing
8 10 (15.38%) TDD
8 10 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (13.85%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (13.85%) Risk Management
9 9 (13.85%) Test Scripting
10 8 (12.31%) Wealth Management
11 7 (10.77%) Test Planning
11 7 (10.77%) Validation
11 7 (10.77%) Waterfall
12 6 (9.23%) BDD
12 6 (9.23%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.23%) Java
2 5 (7.69%) SQL
3 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.08%) C
4 2 (3.08%) C#
4 2 (3.08%) Perl
4 2 (3.08%) Python
4 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (29.23%) ISTQB
2 17 (26.15%) ISEB
3 12 (18.46%) Degree
3 12 (18.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (6.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (56.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (7.69%) Puppet
2 3 (4.62%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (9.23%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.15%) Capita
3 3 (4.62%) HP
3 3 (4.62%) MuleSoft
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle
4 1 (1.54%) WorldPay