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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Tester
Rank 843 797 796
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 33 69 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.031% 0.068% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.072% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 25 42 60
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,100 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £64,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +15.06%
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
100964 96111 101551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.47% 94.56% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 83367 80755 87205
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 £26,520 £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 24 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 24 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
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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 -19 13 £60,000 +20.00% 3
East of England -9 10 £37,500 +3.44%
South East -8 6 £33,500 -38.81% 1
South West -22 2 £32,500 -23.52% 1
North West -22 1 £34,000 -6.20% 3
Yorkshire -46 1 £40,000 +1.26% 1
Lead Tester
UK

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 39 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
1 39 (31.45%) Test Automation
2 38 (30.65%) ISEB
3 36 (29.03%) Software Testing
4 31 (25.00%) QA
4 31 (25.00%) SQL
5 27 (21.77%) Selenium
6 25 (20.16%) Finance
7 24 (19.35%) Automated Testing
7 24 (19.35%) Manual Testing
8 19 (15.32%) ISTQB
9 18 (14.52%) Windows
10 16 (12.90%) MS Excel
10 16 (12.90%) Penetration Testing
11 15 (12.10%) Information Security
11 15 (12.10%) Regression Testing
11 15 (12.10%) CCNA
11 15 (12.10%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (12.10%) Java
12 14 (11.29%) Linux
12 14 (11.29%) Cucumber
12 14 (11.29%) Test Scripting
13 13 (10.48%) MySQL
13 13 (10.48%) QuickTest Pro
13 13 (10.48%) Telecoms
14 12 (9.68%) C#
14 12 (9.68%) MS Office
14 12 (9.68%) Test Management
14 12 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (8.87%) JIRA

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (4.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (3.23%) IIS
2 4 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.81%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 12 (9.68%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.61%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.81%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.06%) Firewall
2 9 (7.26%) GGSN
2 9 (7.26%) SGSN
2 9 (7.26%) LTE
2 9 (7.26%) Broadband
2 9 (7.26%) 3G
3 5 (4.03%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.23%) LAN
4 4 (3.23%) WAN
5 1 (0.81%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.48%) MySQL
2 6 (4.84%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (21.77%) Selenium
2 14 (11.29%) Cucumber
3 13 (10.48%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (8.87%) JIRA
5 7 (5.65%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.84%) eggPlant
6 6 (4.84%) WebDriver
6 6 (4.84%) TestComplete
7 5 (4.03%) FitNesse
7 5 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (4.03%) SoapUI
7 5 (4.03%) Behat
8 4 (3.23%) Subversion
9 3 (2.42%) PHPUnit
10 2 (1.61%) JMeter
10 2 (1.61%) WATIR
10 2 (1.61%) JUnit
10 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.61%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.61%) Mercurial
General
1 25 (20.16%) Finance
2 13 (10.48%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.26%) Multimedia
4 6 (4.84%) Banking
4 6 (4.84%) Retail
5 2 (1.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) Billing
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.26%) .NET
2 5 (4.03%) SOAP
3 3 (2.42%) Gherkin
3 3 (2.42%) HTML
3 3 (2.42%) CSS
3 3 (2.42%) XML
4 2 (1.61%) Flash
4 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.61%) JSON
4 2 (1.61%) Adobe AIR
4 2 (1.61%) RESTful
5 1 (0.81%) Web Services
5 1 (0.81%) EJB
5 1 (0.81%) JMS
5 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.81%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.26%) Smart Meter
2 8 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.65%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.03%) User Experience
4 5 (4.03%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.23%) Open Source
5 4 (3.23%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.61%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.81%) EFT
7 1 (0.81%) EFTPOS
7 1 (0.81%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.52%) Windows
2 14 (11.29%) Linux
3 5 (4.03%) Solaris
3 5 (4.03%) UNIX
4 4 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
1 39 (31.45%) Test Automation
2 36 (29.03%) Software Testing
3 24 (19.35%) Manual Testing
3 24 (19.35%) Automated Testing
4 16 (12.90%) Penetration Testing
5 15 (12.10%) Information Security
5 15 (12.10%) Regression Testing
6 14 (11.29%) Test Scripting
7 12 (9.68%) Test Management
7 12 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (8.06%) Test Strategy
9 9 (7.26%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (7.26%) Network Architecture
9 9 (7.26%) E-Commerce
10 8 (6.45%) Scrum
10 8 (6.45%) Automation Testing
11 7 (5.65%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (5.65%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (25.00%) SQL
2 15 (12.10%) Java
3 12 (9.68%) C#
4 10 (8.06%) Ruby
5 8 (6.45%) PHP
6 7 (5.65%) Python
7 6 (4.84%) Perl
8 5 (4.03%) VBA
8 5 (4.03%) VBScript
8 5 (4.03%) VB
9 4 (3.23%) C++
10 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.81%) C
10 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (30.65%) ISEB
2 19 (15.32%) ISTQB
3 15 (12.10%) CCNA
3 15 (12.10%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (8.06%) CISSP
5 9 (7.26%) CCNP
5 9 (7.26%) CEH
6 8 (6.45%) Degree
7 6 (4.84%) Security Cleared
7 6 (4.84%) CISA
8 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (4.03%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (4.03%) MCITP
9 3 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.61%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.81%) GPEN
11 1 (0.81%) OSCP
11 1 (0.81%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (4.84%) vSphere
2 5 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (7.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.61%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (1.61%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (8.87%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.84%) Oracle
2 6 (4.84%) HP
2 6 (4.84%) VMware
3 5 (4.03%) Cisco
4 3 (2.42%) Telerik
5 2 (1.61%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.61%) Adobe
6 1 (0.81%) SAP
6 1 (0.81%) Siebel
6 1 (0.81%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.81%) Informatica
6 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.81%) Atlassian
Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: competitive based on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
EasyRoommate
Salary: Attractive Basic
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 8 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Cheshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago