The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the Yorkshire 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 189 238 194
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 58 17 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.82% 0.23% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.24% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 47 9 16
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,500 £38,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
Test Leader
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Yorkshire 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
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6869 7092 5580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 97.31% 96.01% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 5496 5637 4409
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Test Leader Salary Trend in Yorkshire

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

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

Test Leader Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Test Leader
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +49 48 £45,000 +5.88% 3
South Yorkshire -5 5 £37,500 -25.00%
North Yorkshire - 5 £35,000 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Yorkshire 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 75 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (40.95%) ISEB
3 30 (28.57%) SQL
4 27 (25.71%) Software Testing
5 24 (22.86%) Mentoring
6 23 (21.90%) Test Planning
6 23 (21.90%) Retail
7 22 (20.95%) Manual Testing
8 21 (20.00%) Regression Testing
9 20 (19.05%) Java
9 20 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (19.05%) Integration Testing
10 19 (18.10%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (16.19%) System Testing
11 17 (16.19%) C#
11 17 (16.19%) Finance
12 16 (15.24%) Compatibility Testing
13 15 (14.29%) QA
13 15 (14.29%) Test Strategy
14 14 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
15 13 (12.38%) HP Quality Center
15 13 (12.38%) Software Delivery
15 13 (12.38%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (12.38%) Automated Testing
15 13 (12.38%) UNIX
16 12 (11.43%) Banking
16 12 (11.43%) JIRA
17 10 (9.52%) Performance Testing
17 10 (9.52%) Selenium
17 10 (9.52%) FitNesse

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Yorkshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (11.43%) JIRA
2 10 (9.52%) Selenium
2 10 (9.52%) FitNesse
3 6 (5.71%) JUnit
3 6 (5.71%) NUnit
4 4 (3.81%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.81%) Behat
5 3 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.95%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.95%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
General
1 23 (21.90%) Retail
2 17 (16.19%) Finance
3 12 (11.43%) Banking
4 7 (6.67%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.86%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.90%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.57%) Web Services
1 9 (8.57%) .NET
2 8 (7.62%) SOAP
3 7 (6.67%) WSDL
3 7 (6.67%) XML
3 7 (6.67%) XSD
4 3 (2.86%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.95%) JSP
5 1 (0.95%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.10%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.90%) Open Source
4 1 (0.95%) User Experience
4 1 (0.95%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.38%) UNIX
2 3 (2.86%) Windows
3 1 (0.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.71%) Software Testing
3 24 (22.86%) Mentoring
4 23 (21.90%) Test Planning
5 22 (20.95%) Manual Testing
6 21 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 20 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (19.05%) Integration Testing
8 17 (16.19%) System Testing
9 16 (15.24%) Compatibility Testing
10 15 (14.29%) Test Strategy
11 14 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
12 13 (12.38%) Software Delivery
12 13 (12.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (12.38%) Automated Testing
13 10 (9.52%) Performance Testing
14 9 (8.57%) BDD
15 8 (7.62%) Line Management
15 8 (7.62%) Test Scripting
15 8 (7.62%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (28.57%) SQL
2 20 (19.05%) Java
3 17 (16.19%) C#
4 4 (3.81%) Ruby
4 4 (3.81%) PHP
4 4 (3.81%) C++
5 1 (0.95%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (40.95%) ISEB
2 7 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.86%) Degree
5 1 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.95%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (12.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (0.95%) HP
1 1 (0.95%) SAP
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle
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