The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 166 139
Rank change year-on-year -4 -27  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 16 34 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.46% 0.87% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.89% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 11 34 58
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.52% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £39,250
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3427 3820 4503
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.58% 98.12% 98.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2856 3240 3607
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
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 West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in West Yorkshire

Test Leader
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Leader in West Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Test Leader in West Yorkshire

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -4 13 £55,000 +15.78% 5
Huddersfield - 2 - -
Bradford -9 1 £50,000 +17.64%
Wakefield - 1 - -
Test Leader
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 33 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (44.44%) .NET
4 15 (41.67%) SQL
4 15 (41.67%) QA
5 14 (38.89%) Selenium
5 14 (38.89%) Scrum
5 14 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
7 12 (33.33%) C#
8 10 (27.78%) Visual Studio
8 10 (27.78%) ISTQB
8 10 (27.78%) Software Testing
8 10 (27.78%) Test Strategy
9 9 (25.00%) SDLC
10 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (19.44%) Integration Testing
11 7 (19.44%) ISEB
11 7 (19.44%) Mentoring
12 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
12 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
13 5 (13.89%) Security Testing
13 5 (13.89%) WebDriver
13 5 (13.89%) TeamCity
13 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
13 5 (13.89%) T-SQL
13 5 (13.89%) BDD
14 4 (11.11%) SpecFlow
14 4 (11.11%) People 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (38.89%) Selenium
1 14 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (27.78%) Visual Studio
3 5 (13.89%) TeamCity
3 5 (13.89%) WebDriver
4 4 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.56%) FitNesse
5 2 (5.56%) Ranorex
5 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.56%) tSQLt
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Back Office
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (44.44%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.56%) SOAP
2 2 (5.56%) Web Services
2 2 (5.56%) WSDL
2 2 (5.56%) XML
2 2 (5.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) User Experience
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (38.89%) Scrum
4 10 (27.78%) Software Testing
4 10 (27.78%) Test Strategy
5 9 (25.00%) SDLC
6 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (19.44%) Integration Testing
7 7 (19.44%) Mentoring
8 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 5 (13.89%) BDD
9 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
9 5 (13.89%) Security Testing
10 4 (11.11%) Line Management
10 4 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (11.11%) People Management
10 4 (11.11%) Test Management
10 4 (11.11%) Test Planning
10 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) SQL
2 12 (33.33%) C#
3 5 (13.89%) T-SQL
4 3 (8.33%) Java
4 3 (8.33%) Python
4 3 (8.33%) Ruby
5 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.56%) VB
6 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) ISTQB
2 7 (19.44%) ISEB
3 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (41.67%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) VMware
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