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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Tester
Rank 794 839 821
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 60 50 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.060% 0.046% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.048% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 50 47 25
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,950 £35,000 £35,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,750 £75,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -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
94314 103747 96405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.61% 94.66%
Number of salaries quoted 78324 85889 81068
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 £27,000 £27,000
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 22 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 22 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
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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 +33 14 £43,750 -16.66% 2
South East +12 13 £55,000 +57.14%
East of England +18 11 £50,000 +5.26% 1
North West - 8 £32,750 -
East Midlands +13 6 £45,000 +20.00%
West Midlands - 3 £31,500 -
Yorkshire +7 1 £57,500 -
Lead Tester
UK

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 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 99 (76.74%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (51.94%) QA
3 61 (47.29%) Selenium
4 56 (43.41%) Java
5 50 (38.76%) Automated Testing
6 46 (35.66%) ISEB
7 41 (31.78%) Scrum
8 33 (25.58%) SQL
8 33 (25.58%) Mentoring
9 30 (23.26%) Test Automation
9 30 (23.26%) WebDriver
10 29 (22.48%) Manual Testing
11 28 (21.71%) ISTQB
12 27 (20.93%) TDD
12 27 (20.93%) C#
12 27 (20.93%) User Acceptance Testing
13 25 (19.38%) Software Testing
14 22 (17.05%) Finance
15 20 (15.50%) Test Scripting
16 19 (14.73%) Cucumber
16 19 (14.73%) BDD
17 16 (12.40%) Microsoft
17 16 (12.40%) SQL Server
18 15 (11.63%) Test Strategy
19 14 (10.85%) Team Foundation Server
19 14 (10.85%) HTML
19 14 (10.85%) CSS
19 14 (10.85%) QuickTest Pro
19 14 (10.85%) Degree
20 13 (10.08%) UNIX

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 4 (3.10%) Node.js
2 3 (2.33%) IIS
3 1 (0.78%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.78%) Wireless
1 1 (0.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.33%) MySQL
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 61 (47.29%) Selenium
2 30 (23.26%) WebDriver
3 19 (14.73%) Cucumber
4 14 (10.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (10.85%) QuickTest Pro
5 13 (10.08%) SpecFlow
6 12 (9.30%) Hudson
6 12 (9.30%) Jenkins
7 11 (8.53%) LoadRunner
8 10 (7.75%) Visual Studio
8 10 (7.75%) JIRA
9 9 (6.98%) FitNesse
9 9 (6.98%) Git (software)
10 8 (6.20%) WatiN
11 6 (4.65%) Firebug
11 6 (4.65%) Fiddler
11 6 (4.65%) TeamCity
12 5 (3.88%) JBehave
13 4 (3.10%) MSTest
13 4 (3.10%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (17.05%) Finance
2 8 (6.20%) Banking
2 8 (6.20%) Retail
3 5 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.55%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.55%) Publishing
5 1 (0.78%) Electronics
5 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Advertising
5 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.85%) HTML
1 14 (10.85%) CSS
2 10 (7.75%) XML
2 10 (7.75%) .NET
3 5 (3.88%) J2EE
3 5 (3.88%) Java EE
4 4 (3.10%) RESTful
4 4 (3.10%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.78%) Middleware
5 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.53%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.65%) Open Source
3 4 (3.10%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.33%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.33%) User Experience
5 2 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.78%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.08%) UNIX
2 10 (7.75%) Linux
3 6 (4.65%) Windows
4 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.78%) Android
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (76.74%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (38.76%) Automated Testing
3 41 (31.78%) Scrum
4 33 (25.58%) Mentoring
5 30 (23.26%) Test Automation
6 29 (22.48%) Manual Testing
7 27 (20.93%) TDD
7 27 (20.93%) User Acceptance Testing
8 25 (19.38%) Software Testing
9 20 (15.50%) Test Scripting
10 19 (14.73%) BDD
11 15 (11.63%) Test Strategy
12 13 (10.08%) Line Management
13 12 (9.30%) Functional Testing
13 12 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (9.30%) Performance Management
13 12 (9.30%) Performance Testing
14 11 (8.53%) OO
14 11 (8.53%) V-Model
14 11 (8.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 56 (43.41%) Java
2 33 (25.58%) SQL
3 27 (20.93%) C#
4 12 (9.30%) C++
4 12 (9.30%) Perl
4 12 (9.30%) Ruby
5 10 (7.75%) Python
6 8 (6.20%) PHP
7 7 (5.43%) C
8 5 (3.88%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.55%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.78%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 46 (35.66%) ISEB
2 28 (21.71%) ISTQB
3 14 (10.85%) Degree
4 4 (3.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.78%) CISSP
6 1 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.78%) CEH
6 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (51.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (12.40%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.33%) HP
2 3 (2.33%) ION Trading
3 2 (1.55%) Telerik
3 2 (1.55%) VMware
3 2 (1.55%) Oracle
4 1 (0.78%) Apple
4 1 (0.78%) SAP
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Red Gate Software
Salary: From £43,000 to £60,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
JWResource
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago