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

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Tester
Rank 817 803 847
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 54 64 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.063% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.066% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 40 26 35
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £37,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £68,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-15.73% -1.11%
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
98697 96379 103276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.69% 94.71% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 82885 78978 89637
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 22 December 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 December 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 -21 27 £57,500 -4.16% 3
South East -8 9 £35,750 -28.50%
North West -7 6 £31,750 -36.18% 3
Yorkshire -20 6 £40,000 +6.66%
East of England -20 3 £37,500 +15.38% 1
West Midlands -20 2 £32,500 +4.00%
South West -2 1 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Lead Tester
UK

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 59 (49.58%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (32.77%) ISEB
3 37 (31.09%) QA
4 32 (26.89%) Selenium
5 24 (20.17%) Automated Testing
5 24 (20.17%) Software Testing
5 24 (20.17%) Test Automation
6 23 (19.33%) ISTQB
7 22 (18.49%) Mentoring
7 22 (18.49%) Java
8 20 (16.81%) Finance
8 20 (16.81%) C#
8 20 (16.81%) Manual Testing
9 19 (15.97%) Regression Testing
10 18 (15.13%) SQL
11 17 (14.29%) Scrum
12 16 (13.45%) Ruby
12 16 (13.45%) Test Strategy
13 15 (12.61%) Test Scripting
14 14 (11.76%) Performance Testing
14 14 (11.76%) WebDriver
14 14 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
14 14 (11.76%) Perl
14 14 (11.76%) SQL Server
15 13 (10.92%) Windows
15 13 (10.92%) Information Security
15 13 (10.92%) TDD
15 13 (10.92%) Test Management
15 13 (10.92%) JIRA
16 12 (10.08%) BDD

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (4.20%) Node.js
1 5 (4.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (3.36%) IIS
3 2 (1.68%) Apache
4 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.84%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (6.72%) MS Office
2 6 (5.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.20%) TCP/IP
1 5 (4.20%) 3G
1 5 (4.20%) Firewall
1 5 (4.20%) GGSN
1 5 (4.20%) SGSN
1 5 (4.20%) LTE
1 5 (4.20%) Broadband
2 4 (3.36%) LAN
2 4 (3.36%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.20%) MySQL
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (26.89%) Selenium
2 14 (11.76%) WebDriver
3 13 (10.92%) JIRA
4 11 (9.24%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (9.24%) SpecFlow
5 10 (8.40%) Cucumber
6 9 (7.56%) Hudson
6 9 (7.56%) Firebug
6 9 (7.56%) Fiddler
6 9 (7.56%) TeamCity
6 9 (7.56%) Git (software)
7 6 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (5.04%) TestComplete
7 6 (5.04%) SoapUI
7 6 (5.04%) eggPlant
8 3 (2.52%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.52%) Calabash
8 3 (2.52%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.68%) NUnit
General
1 20 (16.81%) Finance
2 10 (8.40%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.56%) Advertising
4 5 (4.20%) Multimedia
5 4 (3.36%) Banking
5 4 (3.36%) Retail
6 3 (2.52%) Electronics
7 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.84%) Billing
7 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.72%) .NET
2 6 (5.04%) RESTful
3 5 (4.20%) SOAP
4 3 (2.52%) XML
5 2 (1.68%) Flash
5 2 (1.68%) CSS
5 2 (1.68%) HTML
5 2 (1.68%) Adobe AIR
6 1 (0.84%) Middleware
6 1 (0.84%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.04%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.20%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.52%) User Experience
4 3 (2.52%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.68%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.68%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.68%) Open Source
5 2 (1.68%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.84%) Social Media
6 1 (0.84%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.92%) Windows
2 12 (10.08%) Linux
3 5 (4.20%) Solaris
4 4 (3.36%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.68%) Android
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (49.58%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (20.17%) Automated Testing
2 24 (20.17%) Software Testing
2 24 (20.17%) Test Automation
3 22 (18.49%) Mentoring
4 20 (16.81%) Manual Testing
5 19 (15.97%) Regression Testing
6 17 (14.29%) Scrum
7 16 (13.45%) Test Strategy
8 15 (12.61%) Test Scripting
9 14 (11.76%) Performance Testing
9 14 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
10 13 (10.92%) TDD
10 13 (10.92%) Information Security
10 13 (10.92%) Test Management
11 12 (10.08%) BDD
11 12 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (9.24%) Functional Testing
13 10 (8.40%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (8.40%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.49%) Java
2 20 (16.81%) C#
3 18 (15.13%) SQL
4 16 (13.45%) Ruby
5 14 (11.76%) Perl
6 6 (5.04%) Python
6 6 (5.04%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.36%) VBScript
7 4 (3.36%) PHP
8 3 (2.52%) VBA
8 3 (2.52%) VB
9 2 (1.68%) C++
10 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.84%) C
10 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (32.77%) ISEB
2 23 (19.33%) ISTQB
3 11 (9.24%) Degree
3 11 (9.24%) CCNA
3 11 (9.24%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (7.56%) CISSP
4 9 (7.56%) CEH
5 6 (5.04%) CISA
6 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (4.20%) CCNP
6 5 (4.20%) MCITP
6 5 (4.20%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (2.52%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.84%) GPEN
9 1 (0.84%) OSCP
9 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.84%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (31.09%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.84%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (10.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (9.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.04%) Oracle
2 6 (5.04%) HP
3 3 (2.52%) Cisco
4 2 (1.68%) ION Trading
4 2 (1.68%) SAP
4 2 (1.68%) Adobe
5 1 (0.84%) Siebel
5 1 (0.84%) Apple
5 1 (0.84%) VMware
Central London / West End
Intelletect
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford
People Source
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + pension, health care, 25 days
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London, South East, United Kingdom
PWC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London, South East, United Kingdom
PWC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 16 days ago