Period
to 22 April 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

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
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 207 194
Rank change year-on-year +49 -13 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 22 20 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.66% 0.39% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.40% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 38
Leeds median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £47,500 £20,600 £41,248
90th Percentile £65,000 £53,750 £64,125
West Yorkshire median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +16.67%

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 3,230 5,008 5,054
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.58% 97.26% 97.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2,803 4,188 4,412
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,813 £29,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,325 £61,250
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +6.25%

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 22 April 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Manager in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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 15 (68.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (59.09%) Software Testing
2 13 (59.09%) Test Automation
3 11 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (31.82%) Retail
5 7 (31.82%) Finance
5 7 (31.82%) G Suite
5 7 (31.82%) Office 365
5 7 (31.82%) Functional Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Waterfall
5 7 (31.82%) Google
5 7 (31.82%) API Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Defect Management
6 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
6 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
6 6 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (27.27%) ITIL
7 5 (22.73%) ISEB
8 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
8 4 (18.18%) Line Management
8 4 (18.18%) Decision-Making
9 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (13.64%) SDLC
9 3 (13.64%) Process Improvement
9 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (13.64%) HP
9 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing

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:

Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) G Suite
1 7 (31.82%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) DB2
1 3 (13.64%) MySQL
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
1 7 (31.82%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (13.64%) PMI
2 2 (9.09%) NHS
2 2 (9.09%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.55%) CMDB
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (59.09%) Software Testing
2 13 (59.09%) Test Automation
3 11 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (31.82%) API Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Defect Management
5 7 (31.82%) Functional Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Waterfall
6 6 (27.27%) ITIL
6 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
7 4 (18.18%) Decision-Making
7 4 (18.18%) Line Management
7 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
8 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
8 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (13.64%) Process Improvement
8 3 (13.64%) SDLC
8 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) C
1 2 (9.09%) Java
1 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
1 2 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
1 6 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (22.73%) ISEB
3 3 (13.64%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (13.64%) PMI Certification
3 3 (13.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.09%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Google
2 3 (13.64%) HP
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle