Period
to 25 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

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

Test Lead
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 203 176 195
Rank change year-on-year -27 +19 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 29 66 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.57% 1.11% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 1.13% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 30 54 67
Leeds median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £33,475 £37,000
90th Percentile £60,500 £55,000 £55,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -

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 4911 5823 6983
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.06% 97.67% 97.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4188 4808 5519
Leeds median annual salary £44,506 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.26% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings that featured Test Leader in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

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 6 months to 25 July 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 25 July 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 26 (89.66%) Test Automation
2 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (44.83%) Selenium
4 12 (41.38%) QA
5 10 (34.48%) .NET
6 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
6 9 (31.03%) SQL
7 8 (27.59%) C#
7 8 (27.59%) Scrum
7 8 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
8 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
8 7 (24.14%) Software Testing
8 7 (24.14%) ISEB
9 6 (20.69%) Visual Studio
9 6 (20.69%) BDD
10 5 (17.24%) WebDriver
10 5 (17.24%) SpecFlow
10 5 (17.24%) Test Planning
10 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
10 5 (17.24%) SDLC
10 5 (17.24%) Performance Testing
10 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
10 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (13.79%) Security Testing
11 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
11 4 (13.79%) Finance
11 4 (13.79%) Line Management
12 3 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (44.83%) Selenium
2 8 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (20.69%) Visual Studio
4 5 (17.24%) SpecFlow
4 5 (17.24%) WebDriver
5 3 (10.34%) FitNesse
5 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
6 2 (6.90%) tSQLt
7 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) SOAP
2 3 (10.34%) Web Services
2 3 (10.34%) WSDL
2 3 (10.34%) XML
2 3 (10.34%) XSD
3 2 (6.90%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (89.66%) Test Automation
2 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (27.59%) Scrum
4 7 (24.14%) Software Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
5 6 (20.69%) BDD
6 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
6 5 (17.24%) Performance Testing
6 5 (17.24%) SDLC
6 5 (17.24%) Test Planning
7 4 (13.79%) Line Management
7 4 (13.79%) Security Testing
8 3 (10.34%) ATDD
8 3 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (10.34%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (10.34%) SDET
8 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) C#
3 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
4 3 (10.34%) Java
4 3 (10.34%) Python
4 3 (10.34%) Ruby
5 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) ISEB
1 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (41.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) HP
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