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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Tester
Rank 835 793 794
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 35 68 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.033% 0.068% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.071% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 26 38 63
Average salary £43,000 £50,000 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.00% +9.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £37,500 £34,300
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £65,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +16.43%
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
100841 95105 100917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.52% 94.58% 95.23%
Number of salaries quoted 83428 79799 86766
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,539 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 2014. 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 -29 16 £60,000 +17.07% 4
East of England -4 9 £37,500 +3.44%
South East -3 6 £26,000 -60.00% 1
North West -12 2 £42,000 +15.86% 1
South West -13 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -28 1 £40,000 +6.66%
Lead Tester
UK

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 43 (33.86%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (30.71%) ISEB
3 38 (29.92%) Software Testing
3 38 (29.92%) Test Automation
4 34 (26.77%) QA
5 32 (25.20%) SQL
6 30 (23.62%) Selenium
7 26 (20.47%) Automated Testing
8 25 (19.69%) Finance
8 25 (19.69%) Manual Testing
9 21 (16.54%) ISTQB
10 19 (14.96%) Windows
11 17 (13.39%) Java
12 16 (12.60%) MS Excel
12 16 (12.60%) Regression Testing
12 16 (12.60%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (11.81%) Information Security
13 15 (11.81%) CCNA
13 15 (11.81%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (11.81%) Cucumber
14 14 (11.02%) QuickTest Pro
14 14 (11.02%) C#
14 14 (11.02%) Linux
15 13 (10.24%) Telecoms
15 13 (10.24%) MySQL
15 13 (10.24%) Test Scripting
16 12 (9.45%) Test Management
16 12 (9.45%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (9.45%) MS Office
17 11 (8.66%) Ruby

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 5 (3.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (3.15%) IIS
2 4 (3.15%) Apache
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (12.60%) MS Excel
2 12 (9.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.57%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.87%) Firewall
2 9 (7.09%) GGSN
2 9 (7.09%) SGSN
2 9 (7.09%) LTE
2 9 (7.09%) Broadband
2 9 (7.09%) 3G
3 5 (3.94%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.15%) LAN
4 4 (3.15%) WAN
5 1 (0.79%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.24%) MySQL
2 7 (5.51%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.36%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 30 (23.62%) Selenium
2 15 (11.81%) Cucumber
3 14 (11.02%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (8.66%) JIRA
5 7 (5.51%) WebDriver
5 7 (5.51%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.72%) eggPlant
6 6 (4.72%) TestComplete
7 5 (3.94%) FitNesse
7 5 (3.94%) SoapUI
7 5 (3.94%) Behat
7 5 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.15%) Subversion
9 3 (2.36%) PHPUnit
10 2 (1.57%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.57%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.57%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.57%) Hudson
10 2 (1.57%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.57%) JMeter
General
1 25 (19.69%) Finance
2 13 (10.24%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.09%) Multimedia
4 7 (5.51%) Retail
5 6 (4.72%) Banking
6 2 (1.57%) Electronics
7 1 (0.79%) Advertising
7 1 (0.79%) Billing
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.09%) .NET
2 5 (3.94%) SOAP
3 3 (2.36%) Gherkin
3 3 (2.36%) HTML
3 3 (2.36%) CSS
3 3 (2.36%) XML
4 2 (1.57%) Flash
4 2 (1.57%) JSON
4 2 (1.57%) Adobe AIR
4 2 (1.57%) RESTful
5 1 (0.79%) Web Services
5 1 (0.79%) JMS
5 1 (0.79%) Java EE
5 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.79%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.09%) Smart Meter
2 8 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.51%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.94%) User Experience
4 5 (3.94%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.15%) Open Source
5 4 (3.15%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.57%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.79%) EFT
7 1 (0.79%) EFTPOS
7 1 (0.79%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.96%) Windows
2 14 (11.02%) Linux
3 5 (3.94%) Solaris
3 5 (3.94%) UNIX
4 4 (3.15%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (33.86%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (29.92%) Software Testing
2 38 (29.92%) Test Automation
3 26 (20.47%) Automated Testing
4 25 (19.69%) Manual Testing
5 16 (12.60%) Penetration Testing
5 16 (12.60%) Regression Testing
6 15 (11.81%) Information Security
7 13 (10.24%) Test Scripting
8 12 (9.45%) Test Management
8 12 (9.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (8.66%) Test Strategy
10 10 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (7.87%) E-Commerce
11 9 (7.09%) Scrum
11 9 (7.09%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (7.09%) Automation Testing
11 9 (7.09%) Network Architecture
12 8 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (6.30%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (25.20%) SQL
2 17 (13.39%) Java
3 14 (11.02%) C#
4 11 (8.66%) Ruby
5 8 (6.30%) PHP
6 7 (5.51%) Python
6 7 (5.51%) Perl
7 6 (4.72%) VBScript
8 5 (3.94%) VB
8 5 (3.94%) VBA
8 5 (3.94%) C++
9 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.79%) C
9 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (30.71%) ISEB
2 21 (16.54%) ISTQB
3 15 (11.81%) CCNA
3 15 (11.81%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (7.87%) CISSP
5 9 (7.09%) CCNP
5 9 (7.09%) CEH
6 8 (6.30%) Degree
7 6 (4.72%) Security Cleared
7 6 (4.72%) CISA
8 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.94%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (3.94%) MCITP
9 3 (2.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.57%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.79%) GPEN
11 1 (0.79%) OSCP
11 1 (0.79%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (26.77%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (4.72%) vSphere
2 5 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (7.09%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.57%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (1.57%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (7.87%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.72%) Oracle
2 6 (4.72%) HP
2 6 (4.72%) VMware
3 5 (3.94%) Cisco
4 3 (2.36%) Telerik
5 2 (1.57%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.57%) Adobe
6 1 (0.79%) SAP
6 1 (0.79%) Siebel
6 1 (0.79%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.79%) Informatica
6 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
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