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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 145 155 178
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 40 33 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.20% 0.94% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.96% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 35 33 3
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £40,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
3220 3454 3268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 96.44% 98.13% 97.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2700 2808 2521
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 2016.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 47 (47.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (38.00%) QA
2 38 (38.00%) Test Automation
3 37 (37.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 36 (36.00%) Waterfall
5 29 (29.00%) Integration Testing
5 29 (29.00%) ISEB
6 26 (26.00%) Service Management
6 26 (26.00%) ISTQB
6 26 (26.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 25 (25.00%) SQL
8 22 (22.00%) Test Management
9 20 (20.00%) Mentoring
9 20 (20.00%) .NET
9 20 (20.00%) Oracle
10 18 (18.00%) Finance
10 18 (18.00%) Test Planning
10 18 (18.00%) Test Scripting
11 15 (15.00%) System Testing
12 14 (14.00%) Functional Testing
13 13 (13.00%) Software Testing
13 13 (13.00%) DSDM
14 12 (12.00%) VB.NET
14 12 (12.00%) Oracle Forms
14 12 (12.00%) Oracle APEX
14 12 (12.00%) People Management
15 11 (11.00%) SQL Server
16 10 (10.00%) Marketing
16 10 (10.00%) Data Management
16 10 (10.00%) Software Delivery

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (3.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.00%) Internet
1 1 (1.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (12.00%) Oracle APEX
1 12 (12.00%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.00%) Selenium
2 2 (2.00%) SilkTest
3 1 (1.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.00%) JMeter
3 1 (1.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (18.00%) Finance
2 10 (10.00%) Marketing
3 4 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.00%) .NET
2 4 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.00%) Behat
3 1 (1.00%) LAMP
3 1 (1.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.00%) RIA
4 1 (1.00%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (47.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (38.00%) Test Automation
3 37 (37.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 36 (36.00%) Waterfall
5 29 (29.00%) Integration Testing
6 26 (26.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 26 (26.00%) Service Management
7 22 (22.00%) Test Management
8 20 (20.00%) Mentoring
9 18 (18.00%) Test Planning
9 18 (18.00%) Test Scripting
10 15 (15.00%) System Testing
11 14 (14.00%) Functional Testing
12 13 (13.00%) DSDM
12 13 (13.00%) Software Testing
13 12 (12.00%) People Management
14 10 (10.00%) Data Management
14 10 (10.00%) Software Delivery
15 9 (9.00%) Automation Testing
16 8 (8.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.00%) SQL
2 12 (12.00%) VB.NET
3 9 (9.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.00%) C#
4 1 (1.00%) C++
4 1 (1.00%) Java
4 1 (1.00%) PHP
4 1 (1.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (29.00%) ISEB
2 26 (26.00%) ISTQB
3 8 (8.00%) Degree
4 7 (7.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (6.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (38.00%) QA
2 7 (7.00%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (3.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.00%) SAP
4 1 (1.00%) HP
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