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

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Tester
Rank 836 839 852
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 44 74 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.043% 0.066% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.070% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 42 62 27
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,350
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £58,150 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
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
97667 106221 97451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.54% 94.48% 94.54%
Number of salaries quoted 81541 88015 81939
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 £27,500 £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 30 June 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 30 June 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
London +6 11 £45,000 -10.00% 7
East Midlands +9 7 £45,000 +26.76%
North West +14 6 £32,500 -12.16%
West Midlands - 6 £37,500 -
East of England +5 5 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Yorkshire +2 4 £48,750 +14.70% 1
South East +7 1 £50,000 +11.11% 3
South West -22 1 £40,500 +24.61%
Lead Tester
UK

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 84 (68.85%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (54.10%) QA
3 59 (48.36%) Selenium
4 54 (44.26%) Java
5 52 (42.62%) Automated Testing
6 37 (30.33%) Scrum
6 37 (30.33%) ISEB
7 34 (27.87%) SQL
8 32 (26.23%) Mentoring
9 31 (25.41%) Manual Testing
10 30 (24.59%) Test Automation
10 30 (24.59%) WebDriver
11 27 (22.13%) User Acceptance Testing
12 26 (21.31%) TDD
12 26 (21.31%) C#
13 25 (20.49%) Software Testing
13 25 (20.49%) ISTQB
14 21 (17.21%) Cucumber
15 20 (16.39%) Finance
16 18 (14.75%) SQL Server
17 17 (13.93%) BDD
18 16 (13.11%) Test Strategy
18 16 (13.11%) Test Scripting
18 16 (13.11%) HTML
18 16 (13.11%) CSS
19 15 (12.30%) Microsoft
20 14 (11.48%) UNIX
20 14 (11.48%) Team Foundation Server
21 13 (10.66%) Jenkins
22 12 (9.84%) Line Management

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

Applications
1 9 (7.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.82%) Firewall
1 1 (0.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.64%) MySQL
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 59 (48.36%) Selenium
2 30 (24.59%) WebDriver
3 21 (17.21%) Cucumber
4 14 (11.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (10.66%) Jenkins
6 11 (9.02%) Hudson
6 11 (9.02%) HP UFT
7 10 (8.20%) SpecFlow
8 9 (7.38%) JIRA
8 9 (7.38%) FitNesse
9 8 (6.56%) Git (software)
9 8 (6.56%) Visual Studio
9 8 (6.56%) LoadRunner
9 8 (6.56%) WatiN
10 6 (4.92%) MSTest
11 5 (4.10%) TeamCity
11 5 (4.10%) Firebug
11 5 (4.10%) Fiddler
12 4 (3.28%) WinRunner
13 3 (2.46%) SoapUI
General
1 20 (16.39%) Finance
2 8 (6.56%) Banking
2 8 (6.56%) Retail
3 5 (4.10%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.64%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.64%) Publishing
5 1 (0.82%) Games
5 1 (0.82%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.11%) HTML
1 16 (13.11%) CSS
2 12 (9.84%) XML
3 7 (5.74%) .NET
4 6 (4.92%) J2EE
4 6 (4.92%) Java EE
5 4 (3.28%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.64%) Web Services
7 1 (0.82%) SOAP
7 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.84%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.28%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.46%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.46%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.48%) UNIX
2 6 (4.92%) Windows
2 6 (4.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (68.85%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (42.62%) Automated Testing
3 37 (30.33%) Scrum
4 32 (26.23%) Mentoring
5 31 (25.41%) Manual Testing
6 30 (24.59%) Test Automation
7 27 (22.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 26 (21.31%) TDD
9 25 (20.49%) Software Testing
10 17 (13.93%) BDD
11 16 (13.11%) Test Strategy
11 16 (13.11%) Test Scripting
12 12 (9.84%) Line Management
13 11 (9.02%) People Management
13 11 (9.02%) Performance Management
13 11 (9.02%) V-Model
13 11 (9.02%) Waterfall
13 11 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (9.02%) OO
14 9 (7.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (44.26%) Java
2 34 (27.87%) SQL
3 26 (21.31%) C#
4 12 (9.84%) C++
5 11 (9.02%) Perl
6 10 (8.20%) Python
6 10 (8.20%) Ruby
7 8 (6.56%) PHP
8 7 (5.74%) C
9 2 (1.64%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.82%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 37 (30.33%) ISEB
2 25 (20.49%) ISTQB
3 12 (9.84%) Degree
4 2 (1.64%) CISSP
4 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.64%) CEH
4 2 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.82%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (54.10%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.64%) HP
2 2 (1.64%) VMware
2 2 (1.64%) Telerik
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle
Chesham, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £49000 - £61000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
South East
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Aquent
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
First Point
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Red Gate Software
Salary: From £43,000 to £60,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 21 days ago