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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Tester
Rank 814 860 822
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 69 44 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.067% 0.040% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.042% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 57 42 25
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,250 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
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
97345 105192 99426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.69% 94.60% 94.76%
Number of salaries quoted 80380 86313 83740
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 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
South East +29 25 £50,000 +37.93% 1
London +10 16 £50,000 -9.09% 3
East of England +22 10 £50,000 +5.26% 1
North West - 7 £35,000 - 2
East Midlands +12 4 £45,000 +28.57% 1
South West -6 2 £36,250 -3.33%
West Midlands - 1 £31,500 -
Lead Tester
UK

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 (78.42%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (53.96%) QA
3 68 (48.92%) Selenium
4 61 (43.88%) Java
5 48 (34.53%) ISEB
6 47 (33.81%) Automated Testing
7 43 (30.94%) Scrum
8 42 (30.22%) Mentoring
9 37 (26.62%) WebDriver
10 36 (25.90%) C#
11 33 (23.74%) TDD
12 30 (21.58%) SQL
13 29 (20.86%) ISTQB
13 29 (20.86%) Manual Testing
14 27 (19.42%) User Acceptance Testing
14 27 (19.42%) Test Automation
15 25 (17.99%) BDD
16 23 (16.55%) SQL Server
16 23 (16.55%) Software Testing
17 21 (15.11%) Finance
18 20 (14.39%) Test Strategy
19 19 (13.67%) Hudson
19 19 (13.67%) SpecFlow
19 19 (13.67%) Continuous Integration
19 19 (13.67%) Perl
19 19 (13.67%) Ruby
20 18 (12.95%) Test Scripting
21 17 (12.23%) Functional Testing
21 17 (12.23%) Cucumber
22 16 (11.51%) Continuous Improvement

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 6 (4.32%) Node.js
2 3 (2.16%) IIS
3 1 (0.72%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.72%) Firewall
1 1 (0.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.16%) MySQL
3 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 68 (48.92%) Selenium
2 37 (26.62%) WebDriver
3 19 (13.67%) Hudson
3 19 (13.67%) SpecFlow
4 17 (12.23%) Cucumber
5 16 (11.51%) Git (software)
6 15 (10.79%) QuickTest Pro
7 13 (9.35%) Firebug
7 13 (9.35%) Fiddler
7 13 (9.35%) TeamCity
8 12 (8.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (8.63%) JIRA
9 11 (7.91%) LoadRunner
10 10 (7.19%) Jenkins
10 10 (7.19%) WatiN
11 9 (6.47%) FitNesse
11 9 (6.47%) Visual Studio
12 5 (3.60%) JBehave
13 4 (2.88%) SoapUI
13 4 (2.88%) WinRunner
General
1 21 (15.11%) Finance
2 9 (6.47%) Banking
3 8 (5.76%) Advertising
4 7 (5.04%) Retail
5 6 (4.32%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.44%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.44%) Publishing
7 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.72%) Electronics
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.07%) HTML
1 14 (10.07%) CSS
2 12 (8.63%) .NET
3 10 (7.19%) XML
4 6 (4.32%) RESTful
5 4 (2.88%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.16%) J2EE
6 3 (2.16%) Java EE
7 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.72%) SOAP
7 1 (0.72%) Middleware
7 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.47%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.32%) Open Source
3 4 (2.88%) Visualisation
3 4 (2.88%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.16%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.16%) User Experience
5 2 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.44%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.72%) DTV
6 1 (0.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.63%) Linux
2 11 (7.91%) UNIX
3 4 (2.88%) Windows
4 2 (1.44%) Android
4 2 (1.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (78.42%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (33.81%) Automated Testing
3 43 (30.94%) Scrum
4 42 (30.22%) Mentoring
5 33 (23.74%) TDD
6 29 (20.86%) Manual Testing
7 27 (19.42%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (19.42%) Test Automation
8 25 (17.99%) BDD
9 23 (16.55%) Software Testing
10 20 (14.39%) Test Strategy
11 19 (13.67%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (12.95%) Test Scripting
13 17 (12.23%) Functional Testing
14 16 (11.51%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (10.79%) Performance Testing
16 13 (9.35%) Line Management
17 12 (8.63%) Coaching
17 12 (8.63%) Performance Management
18 11 (7.91%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 61 (43.88%) Java
2 36 (25.90%) C#
3 30 (21.58%) SQL
4 19 (13.67%) Perl
4 19 (13.67%) Ruby
5 11 (7.91%) C++
6 10 (7.19%) Python
7 8 (5.76%) PHP
8 7 (5.04%) JavaScript
8 7 (5.04%) C
9 2 (1.44%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.72%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 48 (34.53%) ISEB
2 29 (20.86%) ISTQB
3 15 (10.79%) Degree
4 4 (2.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (53.96%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (9.35%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.88%) HP
3 3 (2.16%) ION Trading
4 2 (1.44%) Telerik
4 2 (1.44%) VMware
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle
5 1 (0.72%) SAP
5 1 (0.72%) Apple
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 20% bonus, 10% pension, etc..
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-60k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £70,000 - £85,000 per year
Posted: 10 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 21 days ago