Period
to 19 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £56,000 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 154 197 210
Rank change year-on-year +43 +13 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 46 29 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.14% 0.61% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 0.62% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 23 27 35
West Yorkshire median annual salary £56,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.89% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £42,650 £41,250 £37,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £57,500 £56,250
Yorkshire median annual salary £56,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.89% +5.56% +7.14%

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 3,900 4,654 6,508
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.99% 97.32% 97.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3,300 3,913 5,540
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +0.59%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

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 6 months to 19 January 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 19 January 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 +40 42 £56,000 +17.89% 1
Huddersfield - 2 £41,250 -
Wakefield +8 1 £43,500 +2.35%
Ilkley - 1 - -
Test Leader
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 42 (91.30%) Test Automation
2 41 (89.13%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (60.87%) Test Strategy
4 27 (58.70%) Functional Testing
5 25 (54.35%) Defect Management
6 23 (50.00%) DevOps
7 21 (45.65%) Software Testing
8 20 (43.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (43.48%) API Testing
9 19 (41.30%) DNA
9 19 (41.30%) Continuous Delivery
9 19 (41.30%) Business Analysis
10 14 (30.43%) JIRA
11 10 (21.74%) Waterfall
12 9 (19.57%) Finance
12 9 (19.57%) Scrum
13 8 (17.39%) QA
13 8 (17.39%) Selenium
13 8 (17.39%) Performance Testing
13 8 (17.39%) Confluence
14 4 (8.70%) Open Source
14 4 (8.70%) Cucumber
14 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (8.70%) Fintech
14 4 (8.70%) Software Delivery
14 4 (8.70%) CA Service Virtualization
14 4 (8.70%) Line Management
14 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
14 4 (8.70%) Banking
14 4 (8.70%) CA

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 8 (17.39%) Confluence
2 1 (2.17%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Azure
2 2 (4.35%) AWS
3 1 (2.17%) Azure Data Factory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (2.17%) Big Data
1 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (30.43%) JIRA
2 8 (17.39%) Selenium
3 4 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.70%) HP UFT
3 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.52%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.17%) Postman
5 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) .NET
1 1 (2.17%) HTML
1 1 (2.17%) SOAP
1 1 (2.17%) Web Services
1 1 (2.17%) WSDL
1 1 (2.17%) XML
1 1 (2.17%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (91.30%) Test Automation
2 41 (89.13%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (60.87%) Test Strategy
4 27 (58.70%) Functional Testing
5 25 (54.35%) Defect Management
6 23 (50.00%) DevOps
7 21 (45.65%) Software Testing
8 20 (43.48%) API Testing
8 20 (43.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (41.30%) Business Analysis
9 19 (41.30%) Continuous Delivery
9 19 (41.30%) DNA
10 10 (21.74%) Waterfall
11 9 (19.57%) Scrum
12 8 (17.39%) Performance Testing
13 4 (8.70%) Benchmarking
13 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (8.70%) Line Management
13 4 (8.70%) Open Source
13 4 (8.70%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) C#
1 3 (6.52%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) Java
2 2 (4.35%) Python
2 2 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) ISEB
1 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) CA
2 1 (2.17%) Databricks
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft