The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the England 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Tester
Rank 861 834 819
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 50 85 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.053% 0.087% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.090% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 44 69 47
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £32,300 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £58,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Lead Tester
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
91034 94080 92393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.14% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 77282 78659 75191
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Lead Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Lead Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Lead Tester
Salary Trend in England

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

Lead Tester Salary Trend in England

Lead Tester
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Lead Tester Salary Histogram in England

Lead Tester
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
London -16 12 £55,000 - 2
Yorkshire +16 11 £45,000 +12.50% 3
North West +6 9 £45,000 +36.36% 3
East Midlands - 6 £45,000 -
South East -26 5 £52,500 +23.52% 1
West Midlands -13 4 £37,500 +15.38% 1
South West -8 3 - - 2
Lead Tester
UK

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 109 (66.06%) QA
2 70 (42.42%) Automated Testing
3 68 (41.21%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (36.97%) Java
5 57 (34.55%) Selenium
6 54 (32.73%) ISEB
7 47 (28.48%) SQL
8 43 (26.06%) Test Automation
9 41 (24.85%) WebDriver
10 40 (24.24%) Finance
11 39 (23.64%) ISTQB
12 36 (21.82%) Cucumber
13 34 (20.61%) Test Strategy
14 33 (20.00%) Test Scripting
15 32 (19.39%) Scrum
16 31 (18.79%) C#
17 30 (18.18%) Windows
18 29 (17.58%) Microsoft
19 28 (16.97%) Automation Testing
20 27 (16.36%) Mentoring
21 25 (15.15%) SQL Server
21 25 (15.15%) SDLC
22 24 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
22 24 (14.55%) Software Testing
22 24 (14.55%) TDD
23 23 (13.94%) Unix
24 22 (13.33%) Jenkins
25 21 (12.73%) JIRA
26 20 (12.12%) Degree
26 20 (12.12%) MS Excel

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the England 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 (0.61%) Confluence
1 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.61%) HTTP
1 1 (0.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.03%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.21%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 57 (34.55%) Selenium
2 41 (24.85%) WebDriver
3 36 (21.82%) Cucumber
4 22 (13.33%) Jenkins
5 21 (12.73%) JIRA
6 18 (10.91%) Visual Studio
7 16 (9.70%) LoadRunner
8 14 (8.48%) HP UFT
9 12 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (6.06%) Ranorex
11 8 (4.85%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (4.24%) JMeter
13 5 (3.03%) Appium
13 5 (3.03%) Calabash
13 5 (3.03%) Git (software)
13 5 (3.03%) JUnit
13 5 (3.03%) SpecFlow
13 5 (3.03%) YourKit
14 3 (1.82%) NUnit
15 2 (1.21%) NeoLoad
General
1 40 (24.24%) Finance
2 11 (6.67%) Banking
3 9 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.42%) Marketing
6 3 (1.82%) Electronics
6 3 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.82%) Retail
7 2 (1.21%) Legal
8 1 (0.61%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.48%) .NET
1 14 (8.48%) J2EE
1 14 (8.48%) Java EE
2 10 (6.06%) CSS
2 10 (6.06%) HTML
3 9 (5.45%) XML
4 8 (4.85%) Web Services
5 5 (3.03%) JMS
5 5 (3.03%) Middleware
5 5 (3.03%) XML Messaging
6 3 (1.82%) DCOM
7 2 (1.21%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.61%) SOAP
8 1 (0.61%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 14 (8.48%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.03%) SWIFT
6 4 (2.42%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.21%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.61%) Contactless
8 1 (0.61%) EMV
8 1 (0.61%) Fintech
8 1 (0.61%) FMCG
8 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.61%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.61%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.61%) PMI
8 1 (0.61%) Replication
8 1 (0.61%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.18%) Windows
2 23 (13.94%) Unix
3 17 (10.30%) Mac OS X
3 17 (10.30%) Windows 10
4 15 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 12 (7.27%) Linux
6 5 (3.03%) Android
6 5 (3.03%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (42.42%) Automated Testing
2 68 (41.21%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (26.06%) Test Automation
4 34 (20.61%) Test Strategy
5 33 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 32 (19.39%) Scrum
7 28 (16.97%) Automation Testing
8 27 (16.36%) Mentoring
9 25 (15.15%) SDLC
10 24 (14.55%) Software Testing
10 24 (14.55%) TDD
11 20 (12.12%) Performance Testing
12 15 (9.09%) Case Management
12 15 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
12 15 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
13 14 (8.48%) Agile Testing
13 14 (8.48%) Functional Testing
13 14 (8.48%) Manual Testing
14 13 (7.88%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (36.97%) Java
2 47 (28.48%) SQL
3 31 (18.79%) C#
4 14 (8.48%) Ruby
5 6 (3.64%) Python
6 5 (3.03%) C++
6 5 (3.03%) VB
7 3 (1.82%) Groovy
7 3 (1.82%) Perl
7 3 (1.82%) Tcl
8 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.21%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 54 (32.73%) ISEB
2 39 (23.64%) ISTQB
3 20 (12.12%) Degree
4 10 (6.06%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.85%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.21%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.61%) CEH
8 1 (0.61%) CISSP
8 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (66.06%) QA
2 4 (2.42%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.61%) SDET
System Software
1 17 (10.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (9.70%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.03%) CA LISA
2 5 (3.03%) nmon
2 5 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 29 (17.58%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.30%) VMware
3 16 (9.70%) HP
4 10 (6.06%) Citrix
5 7 (4.24%) Oracle
6 6 (3.64%) SAP
7 5 (3.03%) Dynatrace
8 3 (1.82%) Google
9 1 (0.61%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.61%) CODA
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