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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 164 146 139
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 17 9 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.45% 0.34% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.36% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 17
Average salary £42,250 £41,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.42% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £36,650 £30,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,340 £43,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
3662 2518 2643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 96.72% 95.45% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2855 1939 2156
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,950 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (36.11%) ISTQB
3 12 (33.33%) Selenium
4 11 (30.56%) ISEB
5 10 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (27.78%) QA
6 9 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 9 (25.00%) Capybara
6 9 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 9 (25.00%) Subversion
6 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (25.00%) System Testing
6 9 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 8 (22.22%) Finance
8 7 (19.44%) Quality Management
8 7 (19.44%) JMeter
8 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
8 7 (19.44%) WebLOAD
8 7 (19.44%) NeoLoad
8 7 (19.44%) Performance Engineering
8 7 (19.44%) Open Source
8 7 (19.44%) Software Architecture
9 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
10 5 (13.89%) Automated Testing
10 5 (13.89%) BDD
10 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
10 5 (13.89%) Project Management
10 5 (13.89%) TDD
11 4 (11.11%) SQL
11 4 (11.11%) Enterprise Software

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) Selenium
2 9 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 9 (25.00%) Capybara
2 9 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (25.00%) Subversion
2 9 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (19.44%) JMeter
3 7 (19.44%) WebLOAD
3 7 (19.44%) NeoLoad
4 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.78%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Open Source
2 4 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (25.00%) System Testing
4 7 (19.44%) Quality Management
4 7 (19.44%) Performance Engineering
4 7 (19.44%) Software Architecture
5 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Automated Testing
6 5 (13.89%) BDD
6 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
6 5 (13.89%) Project Management
6 5 (13.89%) TDD
7 3 (8.33%) Test Management
7 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
7 3 (8.33%) Automation Testing
8 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
8 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.56%) Load Testing
8 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) VB.NET
2 2 (5.56%) C
2 2 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) ISTQB
2 11 (30.56%) ISEB
3 4 (11.11%) Degree
4 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.78%) QA
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + 12% bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
The Test People
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £39000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago