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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Tester
Rank 801 817 813
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 65 56 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.061% 0.056% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.059% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 44 40 63
Average salary £41,750 £50,000 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.50% +9.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £65,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £44,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-16.20% +22.60%
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
100712 94189 105607
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.39% 94.23% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 82348 79093 90842
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -16 25 £55,000 +10.00%
Yorkshire -43 11 £48,250 +16.26%
East of England +7 10 £41,000 +2.50% 1
South West -23 9 £32,500 -23.52%
South East -11 5 £33,500 -36.19% 1
West Midlands -6 4 £37,500 -25.00% 1
North West -14 1 £34,000 -2.85% 3
Lead Tester
UK

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 48 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (32.35%) QA
3 41 (30.15%) ISEB
4 39 (28.68%) SQL
4 39 (28.68%) Test Automation
5 35 (25.74%) Software Testing
5 35 (25.74%) Automated Testing
6 30 (22.06%) Finance
7 28 (20.59%) Selenium
7 28 (20.59%) Manual Testing
8 19 (13.97%) Windows
8 19 (13.97%) MS Excel
9 18 (13.24%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (12.50%) ISTQB
11 16 (11.76%) Test Management
11 16 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
11 16 (11.76%) Linux
11 16 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
12 15 (11.03%) Information Security
12 15 (11.03%) Regression Testing
12 15 (11.03%) Telecoms
12 15 (11.03%) MS Office
12 15 (11.03%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (11.03%) CCNA
13 14 (10.29%) C#
13 14 (10.29%) Java
14 13 (9.56%) Scrum
14 13 (9.56%) MySQL
14 13 (9.56%) Test Scripting
15 12 (8.82%) Test Strategy

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (3.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (2.94%) Apache
2 4 (2.94%) IIS
3 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.74%) Confluence
Applications
1 19 (13.97%) MS Excel
2 15 (11.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.47%) AWS Data Pipeline
1 2 (1.47%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.74%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.35%) Firewall
2 9 (6.62%) 3G
2 9 (6.62%) Broadband
2 9 (6.62%) LTE
2 9 (6.62%) GGSN
2 9 (6.62%) SGSN
3 4 (2.94%) LAN
3 4 (2.94%) WAN
3 4 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.74%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.56%) MySQL
2 6 (4.41%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.47%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.47%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.47%) Big Data
4 2 (1.47%) Hazelcast
4 2 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 28 (20.59%) Selenium
2 16 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (8.82%) Cucumber
4 11 (8.09%) JIRA
5 9 (6.62%) Jenkins
5 9 (6.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (4.41%) SoapUI
6 6 (4.41%) WebDriver
7 5 (3.68%) Behat
7 5 (3.68%) FitNesse
8 4 (2.94%) TestComplete
8 4 (2.94%) eggPlant
8 4 (2.94%) Subversion
9 3 (2.21%) PHPUnit
10 2 (1.47%) WATIR
10 2 (1.47%) Metasploit
10 2 (1.47%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.47%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.47%) JMeter
10 2 (1.47%) Eclipse
General
1 30 (22.06%) Finance
2 15 (11.03%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.62%) Retail
3 9 (6.62%) Multimedia
4 5 (3.68%) Banking
5 3 (2.21%) Law
6 2 (1.47%) Electronics
7 1 (0.74%) Billing
7 1 (0.74%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.82%) .NET
2 6 (4.41%) Gherkin
3 5 (3.68%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.68%) SOAP
4 3 (2.21%) HTML
4 3 (2.21%) CSS
4 3 (2.21%) XML
5 2 (1.47%) JSON
5 2 (1.47%) Adobe AIR
5 2 (1.47%) RESTful
5 2 (1.47%) REST
5 2 (1.47%) Flash
6 1 (0.74%) EJB
6 1 (0.74%) Web Services
6 1 (0.74%) JMS
6 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.74%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.62%) Smart Meter
3 8 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.15%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.68%) User Experience
6 4 (2.94%) Open Source
6 4 (2.94%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.47%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.74%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.74%) EFT
8 1 (0.74%) EFTPOS
8 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.97%) Windows
2 16 (11.76%) Linux
3 7 (5.15%) UNIX
3 7 (5.15%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.68%) Solaris
5 3 (2.21%) Android
6 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (28.68%) Test Automation
3 35 (25.74%) Software Testing
3 35 (25.74%) Automated Testing
4 28 (20.59%) Manual Testing
5 18 (13.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (11.76%) Test Management
6 16 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (11.03%) Information Security
7 15 (11.03%) Regression Testing
8 13 (9.56%) Scrum
8 13 (9.56%) Test Scripting
9 12 (8.82%) Test Strategy
9 12 (8.82%) E-Commerce
10 11 (8.09%) Performance Testing
11 10 (7.35%) BDD
12 9 (6.62%) TDD
12 9 (6.62%) Network Architecture
12 9 (6.62%) Vulnerability Management
13 8 (5.88%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (28.68%) SQL
2 14 (10.29%) C#
2 14 (10.29%) Java
3 10 (7.35%) Ruby
4 8 (5.88%) VBA
4 8 (5.88%) VBScript
4 8 (5.88%) VB
4 8 (5.88%) PHP
5 7 (5.15%) Python
6 6 (4.41%) Perl
7 4 (2.94%) C++
8 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (30.15%) ISEB
2 17 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 15 (11.03%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (11.03%) CCNA
4 10 (7.35%) CISSP
5 9 (6.62%) CEH
5 9 (6.62%) CCNP
6 7 (5.15%) Degree
7 6 (4.41%) CISA
8 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.68%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (3.68%) Security Cleared
8 5 (3.68%) MCITP
9 3 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.74%) GIAC
10 1 (0.74%) GPEN
10 1 (0.74%) OSCP
10 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (32.35%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (3.68%) vSphere
1 5 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (7.35%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.47%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (1.47%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (8.09%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.88%) HP
3 6 (4.41%) Oracle
4 5 (3.68%) Cisco
4 5 (3.68%) VMware
5 4 (2.94%) Telerik
6 2 (1.47%) Jaspersoft
6 2 (1.47%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.47%) Adobe
6 2 (1.47%) SAP
7 1 (0.74%) Informatica
7 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.74%) Siebel
7 1 (0.74%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.74%) Twitter
7 1 (0.74%) Atlassian
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