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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Tester
Rank 828 805 826
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 50 92 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.084% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.089% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 46 69 26
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 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,250 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-0.61% -4.70%
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
96460 103322 95939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.34% 94.48% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80662 85110 80222
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 £26,500 £26,375
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +22 16 £57,500 +15.00% 3
West Midlands -7 7 £37,500 -
North West 0 6 £32,500 -12.16% 2
South East -8 6 £45,000 - 3
Yorkshire -8 6 £42,500 -
East Midlands +3 4 £45,000 +26.76%
East of England -2 4 £50,000 +5.26% 2
South West -26 1 £40,500 +24.61%
Lead Tester
UK

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 80 (66.12%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (57.85%) QA
3 60 (49.59%) Selenium
4 54 (44.63%) Automated Testing
5 52 (42.98%) Java
6 35 (28.93%) Scrum
7 34 (28.10%) Manual Testing
8 33 (27.27%) Test Automation
8 33 (27.27%) SQL
9 30 (24.79%) WebDriver
10 28 (23.14%) Mentoring
11 27 (22.31%) Software Testing
12 26 (21.49%) ISEB
13 25 (20.66%) TDD
13 25 (20.66%) Cucumber
14 24 (19.83%) BDD
14 24 (19.83%) Finance
14 24 (19.83%) C#
15 22 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
15 22 (18.18%) SQL Server
16 18 (14.88%) Test Strategy
17 17 (14.05%) Microsoft
17 17 (14.05%) ISTQB
18 16 (13.22%) Test Scripting
19 14 (11.57%) CSS
19 14 (11.57%) HTML
19 14 (11.57%) Jenkins
20 13 (10.74%) Automation Testing
20 13 (10.74%) UNIX
21 12 (9.92%) Enterprise Software

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) Firewall
1 1 (0.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 60 (49.59%) Selenium
2 30 (24.79%) WebDriver
3 25 (20.66%) Cucumber
4 14 (11.57%) Jenkins
5 12 (9.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (9.09%) SpecFlow
6 11 (9.09%) HP UFT
7 10 (8.26%) JIRA
7 10 (8.26%) Hudson
8 9 (7.44%) FitNesse
9 8 (6.61%) LoadRunner
10 7 (5.79%) Git (software)
11 6 (4.96%) WatiN
11 6 (4.96%) MSTest
11 6 (4.96%) Visual Studio
12 5 (4.13%) Fiddler
12 5 (4.13%) JUnit
13 4 (3.31%) TeamCity
13 4 (3.31%) Firebug
13 4 (3.31%) WinRunner
General
1 24 (19.83%) Finance
2 10 (8.26%) Banking
3 8 (6.61%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.96%) Retail
5 2 (1.65%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Law
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Publishing
6 1 (0.83%) Games
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.57%) HTML
1 14 (11.57%) CSS
2 10 (8.26%) XML
3 7 (5.79%) Web Services
4 6 (4.96%) Java EE
4 6 (4.96%) .NET
4 6 (4.96%) J2EE
5 4 (3.31%) Gherkin
5 4 (3.31%) SOAP
6 3 (2.48%) Apache CXF
6 3 (2.48%) REST
7 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.92%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.31%) User Experience
2 4 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.48%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.48%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.48%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.83%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.74%) UNIX
2 8 (6.61%) Windows
3 5 (4.13%) Linux
3 5 (4.13%) Android
3 5 (4.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (66.12%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (44.63%) Automated Testing
3 35 (28.93%) Scrum
4 34 (28.10%) Manual Testing
5 33 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 28 (23.14%) Mentoring
7 27 (22.31%) Software Testing
8 25 (20.66%) TDD
9 24 (19.83%) BDD
10 22 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (14.88%) Test Strategy
12 16 (13.22%) Test Scripting
13 13 (10.74%) Automation Testing
14 12 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (8.26%) OO
15 10 (8.26%) Project Management
16 9 (7.44%) Software Engineering
16 9 (7.44%) Waterfall
16 9 (7.44%) Open Source
16 9 (7.44%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 52 (42.98%) Java
2 33 (27.27%) SQL
3 24 (19.83%) C#
4 11 (9.09%) Ruby
5 10 (8.26%) C++
6 8 (6.61%) Perl
6 8 (6.61%) PHP
6 8 (6.61%) Python
7 6 (4.96%) C
8 1 (0.83%) Fortran
8 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (21.49%) ISEB
2 17 (14.05%) ISTQB
3 8 (6.61%) Degree
4 4 (3.31%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.31%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.65%) CISSP
5 2 (1.65%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (57.85%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (14.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.48%) VMware
3 2 (1.65%) Telerik
4 1 (0.83%) SAP
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