Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Leader was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 205 197
Rank change year-on-year -24 -8 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 31 75 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.46% 0.99% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 1.00% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 29 71 90
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -4.49%
10th Percentile £38,450 £36,250 £33,975
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £55,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £46,250 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.82% - +6.25%

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 6530 7466 9042
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.38% 98.12% 97.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5509 6449 7308
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,220
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,750 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

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 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -31 22 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Wakefield - 3 £40,000 -
Bradford +5 2 £40,000 -5.88%
Halifax - 1 £40,000 -
Bingley - 1 £33,500 -
Test Leader
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 25 (80.65%) Test Automation
2 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (51.61%) Selenium
4 9 (29.03%) Test Strategy
5 8 (25.81%) WebDriver
5 8 (25.81%) BDD
5 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
5 8 (25.81%) ISTQB
5 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
5 8 (25.81%) Java
5 8 (25.81%) Python
5 8 (25.81%) Finance
6 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
7 6 (19.35%) SQL
7 6 (19.35%) .NET
8 5 (16.13%) SpecFlow
9 4 (12.90%) Ranorex
9 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (12.90%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (12.90%) C#
9 4 (12.90%) ISEB
9 4 (12.90%) Scrum
9 4 (12.90%) Test Management
9 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
9 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (12.90%) Ruby
9 4 (12.90%) QA

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (51.61%) Selenium
2 8 (25.81%) WebDriver
3 6 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (16.13%) SpecFlow
5 4 (12.90%) Ranorex
6 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
6 3 (9.68%) TeamCity
7 2 (6.45%) JIRA
7 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
8 1 (3.23%) FitNesse
8 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
8 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) WSDL
2 1 (3.23%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (80.65%) Test Automation
2 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (29.03%) Test Strategy
4 8 (25.81%) BDD
4 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
4 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Scrum
6 4 (12.90%) Test Management
6 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) ETL
7 3 (9.68%) Functional Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Line Management
7 3 (9.68%) People Management
7 3 (9.68%) SDLC
7 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.45%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) Java
1 8 (25.81%) Python
2 6 (19.35%) SQL
3 4 (12.90%) C#
3 4 (12.90%) Ruby
4 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) ISTQB
2 4 (12.90%) ISEB
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) HP
2 1 (3.23%) VMware