The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lead Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Tester
Rank 219 214 210
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 2 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.037% 0.18% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.19% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 2
Average salary £41,250 £50,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% -23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £50,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +14.28%
Lead Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5151 5131 4805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 94.24% 93.72% 93.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3776 3797 4017
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Lead Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Lead Tester in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Lead Tester
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Tester across the Berkshire region.

Lead Tester Salary Trend in Berkshire

Lead Tester
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +5 2 £41,250 -
Lead Tester
South East

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Lead Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Tester in their job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Linux

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Lead Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) VMware