The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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

Test Lead
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 140 145
Rank change year-on-year +8 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 21 37 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.82% 1.14% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.17% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 19 26 35
Median salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £34,500 £40,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.81% +1.17%  

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 2498 3157 3507
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.46% 97.08% 97.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2194 2550 2788
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured Test Leader in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader 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 in Leeds.

Salary trend for Test Leader in Leeds

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Leeds over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Leader in Leeds

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, Test Leader 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 Test Leader in the job title.

1 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) Selenium
3 13 (40.63%) QA
4 12 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 12 (37.50%) Automation Testing
4 12 (37.50%) SQL
4 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 11 (34.38%) .NET
5 11 (34.38%) ISTQB
6 10 (31.25%) ISEB
6 10 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (28.13%) SDLC
7 9 (28.13%) Scrum
8 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 8 (25.00%) Visual Studio
8 8 (25.00%) Mentoring
8 8 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (21.88%) Test Planning
9 7 (21.88%) Test Strategy
9 7 (21.88%) SpecFlow
9 7 (21.88%) C#
9 7 (21.88%) Finance
10 5 (15.63%) T-SQL
10 5 (15.63%) SoapUI
10 5 (15.63%) Line Management
10 5 (15.63%) Coaching
10 5 (15.63%) Manual Testing
10 5 (15.63%) TeamCity
10 5 (15.63%) WebDriver

Test Leader 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) Apache
1 1 (3.13%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Network Security
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (53.13%) Selenium
2 10 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 7 (21.88%) SpecFlow
5 5 (15.63%) SoapUI
5 5 (15.63%) TeamCity
5 5 (15.63%) WebDriver
6 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
6 3 (9.38%) FitNesse
7 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
7 2 (6.25%) tSQLt
8 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
8 1 (3.13%) JIRA
8 1 (3.13%) JMeter
8 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
8 1 (3.13%) Robot Framework
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Advertising
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) XML
3 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.25%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.25%) SOAP
3 2 (6.25%) Web Services
3 2 (6.25%) WSDL
3 2 (6.25%) XSD
4 1 (3.13%) HTML
4 1 (3.13%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) Automation Testing
2 12 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 9 (28.13%) Scrum
3 9 (28.13%) SDLC
4 8 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (21.88%) Test Planning
5 7 (21.88%) Test Strategy
6 5 (15.63%) Coaching
6 5 (15.63%) Line Management
6 5 (15.63%) Manual Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Test Management
6 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
7 4 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (12.50%) People Management
7 4 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) SQL
2 7 (21.88%) C#
3 5 (15.63%) T-SQL
4 4 (12.50%) Java
5 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) ISTQB
2 10 (31.25%) ISEB
3 4 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (40.63%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (3.13%) HP
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