The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 165 152 175
Rank change year-on-year -13 +23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 19 57 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.53% 1.29% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 1.34% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 15 45 34
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £34,400 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £46,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.81% +1.17%  

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 3483 4261 4858
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.78% 96.71% 97.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3084 3546 3880
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 23 March 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 23 March 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 -5 17 £50,000 +35.13% 3
Wetherby - 2 £42,500 -
Bradford -11 1 £50,000 +16.27%
Test Leader
Yorkshire

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 32 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) Automation Testing
3 19 (40.43%) Selenium
4 17 (36.17%) ISEB
5 16 (34.04%) Test Automation
6 15 (31.91%) Test Planning
6 15 (31.91%) Mentoring
6 15 (31.91%) Software Testing
6 15 (31.91%) Microsoft
6 15 (31.91%) SQL
7 13 (27.66%) Scrum
7 13 (27.66%) ISTQB
7 13 (27.66%) Coaching
8 12 (25.53%) QA
8 12 (25.53%) Finance
8 12 (25.53%) Automated Testing
8 12 (25.53%) .NET
9 11 (23.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (23.40%) SDLC
10 10 (21.28%) Java
11 9 (19.15%) C#
11 9 (19.15%) Visual Studio
11 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
11 9 (19.15%) Line Management
12 8 (17.02%) Performance Testing
12 8 (17.02%) SoapUI
12 8 (17.02%) Process Improvement
13 7 (14.89%) Test Strategy
13 7 (14.89%) Test Management

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (2.13%) Apache
1 1 (2.13%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (40.43%) Selenium
2 11 (23.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (19.15%) Visual Studio
4 8 (17.02%) SoapUI
5 6 (12.77%) SpecFlow
6 5 (10.64%) Cucumber
6 5 (10.64%) Jenkins
6 5 (10.64%) Robot Framework
7 4 (8.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (8.51%) FitNesse
7 4 (8.51%) LoadRunner
8 3 (6.38%) TeamCity
9 2 (4.26%) JIRA
9 2 (4.26%) JMeter
9 2 (4.26%) Ranorex
9 2 (4.26%) tSQLt
9 2 (4.26%) WebDriver
10 1 (2.13%) HP UFT
10 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (25.53%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Advertising
2 1 (2.13%) Back Office
2 1 (2.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) .NET
2 4 (8.51%) XML
3 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.38%) Gherkin
3 3 (6.38%) SOAP
3 3 (6.38%) Web Services
3 3 (6.38%) WSDL
3 3 (6.38%) XSD
4 1 (2.13%) Behat
4 1 (2.13%) HTML
4 1 (2.13%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
1 2 (4.26%) Driving Licence
1 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
1 2 (4.26%) User Experience
2 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Linux
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
1 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) Automation Testing
3 16 (34.04%) Test Automation
4 15 (31.91%) Mentoring
4 15 (31.91%) Software Testing
4 15 (31.91%) Test Planning
5 13 (27.66%) Coaching
5 13 (27.66%) Scrum
6 12 (25.53%) Automated Testing
7 11 (23.40%) SDLC
8 9 (19.15%) Line Management
8 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
8 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (17.02%) Performance Testing
9 8 (17.02%) Process Improvement
10 7 (14.89%) Regression Testing
10 7 (14.89%) Test Management
10 7 (14.89%) Test Strategy
11 6 (12.77%) Functional Testing
11 6 (12.77%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) SQL
2 10 (21.28%) Java
3 9 (19.15%) C#
4 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.64%) Python
6 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.26%) VB
8 1 (2.13%) C
8 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (36.17%) ISEB
2 13 (27.66%) ISTQB
3 7 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.51%) Degree
5 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (31.91%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) HP
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