Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £58,750 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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

Test Manager
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 191 191
Rank change year-on-year +29 0 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 15 24 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.41% 0.49% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.50% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 12 22 36
Leeds median annual salary £58,750 £52,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.98% -5.45% +10.00%
10th Percentile £47,500 £42,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £52,500 £63,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £57,500 £52,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +10.58% -9.57% +15.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Leeds
Permanent vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 3,530 4,779 5,278
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.84% 97.21% 97.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,979 4,060 4,548
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -1.18%
10th Percentile £25,975 £27,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £64,800 £61,250 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +3.70%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Leeds

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for Test Manager in Leeds

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in Leeds over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Manager in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, Test Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Leeds region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 11 (73.33%) Test Strategy
2 10 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (46.67%) Line Management
5 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (33.33%) Performance Management
5 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 5 (33.33%) HP
6 4 (26.67%) Legal
6 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (26.67%) Coaching
6 4 (26.67%) Fintech
7 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
7 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
7 3 (20.00%) QA
7 3 (20.00%) ISEB
7 3 (20.00%) SQL
8 2 (13.33%) VB
8 2 (13.33%) C
8 2 (13.33%) C#
8 2 (13.33%) Java
8 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
8 2 (13.33%) NHS
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
8 2 (13.33%) Selenium
8 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering

Test Manager 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 (6.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
1 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
1 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (26.67%) Legal
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Fintech
2 2 (13.33%) NHS
2 2 (13.33%) Virtual Team
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Test Strategy
2 10 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (46.67%) Line Management
5 5 (33.33%) Performance Management
5 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Coaching
6 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
7 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (13.33%) API Testing
8 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
8 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
8 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
8 2 (13.33%) Scrum
8 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
8 2 (13.33%) Target Operating Model
8 2 (13.33%) Technical Leadership
9 1 (6.67%) Defect Management
9 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (13.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (13.33%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft