Period
to 2 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £56,000 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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

Test Lead
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 159 189 226
Rank change year-on-year +30 +37 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 31 28 44
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.78% 0.60% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.62% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 13 26 38
Median annual salary £56,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.44% -10.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £48,000 £41,250 £39,063
90th Percentile £59,000 £57,500 £56,250
Yorkshire median annual salary £55,000 £46,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +18.28% +9.41% -5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 3,812 4,525 6,952
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 97.31% 97.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3,214 3,867 5,934
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings that featured Test Leader in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in West Yorkshire

Test Leader
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Leader in West Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Test Leader in West Yorkshire

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Leader in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Leader in West Yorkshire

Test Leader
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 2 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +30 31 £56,000 +24.44% 2
Test Leader
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, Test Leader 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 30 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (93.55%) Test Automation
3 24 (77.42%) Functional Testing
4 22 (70.97%) Defect Management
5 18 (58.06%) Test Strategy
6 15 (48.39%) Business Analysis
6 15 (48.39%) Software Testing
6 15 (48.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (48.39%) DNA
6 15 (48.39%) DevOps
6 15 (48.39%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (48.39%) API Testing
7 12 (38.71%) Waterfall
8 10 (32.26%) Confluence
8 10 (32.26%) JIRA
9 9 (29.03%) Performance Testing
10 8 (25.81%) Scrum
11 4 (12.90%) Finance
12 3 (9.68%) Line Management
12 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
12 3 (9.68%) Fintech
13 2 (6.45%) QA
14 1 (3.23%) Azure
14 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
14 1 (3.23%) V-Model
14 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
14 1 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
14 1 (3.23%) Big Data
14 1 (3.23%) Analytics
14 1 (3.23%) Master Data Management

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 10 (32.26%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Azure
1 1 (3.23%) Azure Data Factory
1 1 (3.23%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (3.23%) Big Data
1 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) JIRA
2 1 (3.23%) Ranorex
2 1 (3.23%) Selenium
2 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (93.55%) Test Automation
3 24 (77.42%) Functional Testing
4 22 (70.97%) Defect Management
5 18 (58.06%) Test Strategy
6 15 (48.39%) API Testing
6 15 (48.39%) Business Analysis
6 15 (48.39%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (48.39%) DevOps
6 15 (48.39%) DNA
6 15 (48.39%) Software Testing
6 15 (48.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (38.71%) Waterfall
8 9 (29.03%) Performance Testing
9 8 (25.81%) Scrum
10 3 (9.68%) Fintech
10 3 (9.68%) Line Management
10 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
11 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (3.23%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) ISEB
1 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) GDPR
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Databricks