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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 158 160 158
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 22 14 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.64% 0.43% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.45% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 21 12 0
Average salary £44,500 £36,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.08% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
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
3320 3109 2855
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 97.08% 96.19% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2656 2436 2451
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 19 December 2014.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 30 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (46.67%) Finance
3 18 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 18 (40.00%) QA
4 13 (28.89%) Mentoring
5 12 (26.67%) ISEB
6 11 (24.44%) Test Management
6 11 (24.44%) Line Management
7 10 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 10 (22.22%) Integration Testing
7 10 (22.22%) MS Excel
8 9 (20.00%) Regression Testing
8 9 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 9 (20.00%) Degree
9 8 (17.78%) SQL
9 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
10 7 (15.56%) Software Testing
10 7 (15.56%) Banking
11 6 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (13.33%) JIRA
11 6 (13.33%) People Management
11 6 (13.33%) NUnit
11 6 (13.33%) JUnit
11 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (13.33%) Performance Testing
11 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
11 6 (13.33%) Project Management
11 6 (13.33%) Unit Testing
11 6 (13.33%) Agile Testing

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 10 (22.22%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) JUnit
1 6 (13.33%) NUnit
1 6 (13.33%) JIRA
2 5 (11.11%) WebLOAD
2 5 (11.11%) FitNesse
2 5 (11.11%) JMeter
2 5 (11.11%) NeoLoad
3 4 (8.89%) Selenium
4 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.22%) Capybara
5 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.22%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.22%) Subversion
5 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (46.67%) Finance
2 7 (15.56%) Banking
3 4 (8.89%) Retail
3 4 (8.89%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Open Source
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.89%) Mentoring
3 11 (24.44%) Line Management
3 11 (24.44%) Test Management
4 10 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 10 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 9 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 9 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
7 7 (15.56%) Software Testing
8 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Performance Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Unit Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
8 6 (13.33%) Project Management
8 6 (13.33%) Agile Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Functional Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (13.33%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) VB.NET
2 3 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 12 (26.67%) ISEB
3 9 (20.00%) Degree
4 5 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) SAP
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