The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 134 167 130
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 37 13 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.07% 0.35% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.36% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 33 5 13
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
Test Leader
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3376 3586 2678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 97.21% 96.89% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2661 2895 2174
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Leader in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Test Leader Salary Trend in Leeds

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds region that cited Test Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Leader in their job title.

1 57 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (38.10%) SQL
3 20 (31.75%) Regression Testing
3 20 (31.75%) ISEB
3 20 (31.75%) Retail
4 19 (30.16%) Mentoring
5 18 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 18 (28.57%) Java
6 17 (26.98%) System Testing
7 16 (25.40%) Compatibility Testing
7 16 (25.40%) C#
8 14 (22.22%) QA
9 13 (20.63%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (20.63%) Software Delivery
10 12 (19.05%) Automated Testing
10 12 (19.05%) UNIX
11 11 (17.46%) Manual Testing
11 11 (17.46%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (15.87%) FitNesse
12 10 (15.87%) JIRA
12 10 (15.87%) Finance
12 10 (15.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (15.87%) Test Strategy
13 9 (14.29%) Selenium
13 9 (14.29%) Software Testing
14 8 (12.70%) Banking
14 8 (12.70%) Performance Testing
14 8 (12.70%) Test Planning
15 7 (11.11%) Retail Banking
16 6 (9.52%) Configuration Management

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds region that cited Test Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 10 (15.87%) FitNesse
1 10 (15.87%) JIRA
2 9 (14.29%) Selenium
3 6 (9.52%) JUnit
3 6 (9.52%) NUnit
4 4 (6.35%) Behat
4 4 (6.35%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.59%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.59%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (31.75%) Retail
2 10 (15.87%) Finance
3 8 (12.70%) Banking
4 7 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) LAMP
2 1 (1.59%) JSP
2 1 (1.59%) SOAP
2 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.59%) Open Source
3 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (31.75%) Regression Testing
3 19 (30.16%) Mentoring
4 18 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 17 (26.98%) System Testing
6 16 (25.40%) Compatibility Testing
7 13 (20.63%) Software Delivery
8 12 (19.05%) Automated Testing
9 11 (17.46%) Manual Testing
10 10 (15.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (15.87%) Test Strategy
11 9 (14.29%) Software Testing
12 8 (12.70%) Performance Testing
12 8 (12.70%) Test Planning
13 6 (9.52%) Configuration Management
13 6 (9.52%) TDD
13 6 (9.52%) Unit Testing
13 6 (9.52%) BDD
13 6 (9.52%) Line Management
13 6 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (38.10%) SQL
2 18 (28.57%) Java
3 16 (25.40%) C#
4 4 (6.35%) Ruby
4 4 (6.35%) C++
4 4 (6.35%) PHP
5 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (31.75%) ISEB
2 5 (7.94%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (17.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.59%) HP
1 1 (1.59%) SAP
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle
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