The median annual salary for a Lead Tester was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Lead Tester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 158 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 4 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.16% 0.31% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.31% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 0
Median salary £60,000 £70,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% -  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £38,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +31.57% -15.55%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Leeds
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2436 2863 3235
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.13% 97.88% 98.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2021 2371 2562
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Lead Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured Lead Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Tester in Leeds

Lead Tester
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Tester in Leeds.

Salary trend for Lead Tester in Leeds

Lead Tester
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Tester in Leeds over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Tester in Leeds

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Lead Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leeds region featuring Lead Tester in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 11 (100.00%) SDLC
2 10 (90.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (90.91%) Test Scripting
2 10 (90.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (90.91%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
3 1 (9.09%) BDD
3 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB

Lead Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) SDLC
1 11 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (90.91%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) BDD
3 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) ISTQB
1 10 (90.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB