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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Tester
Rank 785 806 815
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 81 81 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.080% 0.075% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.079% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 74 56 33
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,300 £32,500 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,250 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,500 £44,750
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -9.49%
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
95842 101955 94501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.21% 94.45% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 80836 83289 79215
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +10 26 £57,500 +4.54% 5
South East +9 13 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Yorkshire +7 9 £40,000 -5.88%
North West +5 9 £35,000 +2.94% 2
East of England +8 7 £50,000 +21.95%
West Midlands +11 6 £37,500 -
East Midlands - 6 £45,000 - 2
South West -16 5 £50,000 +53.84% 2
Lead Tester
UK

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 87 (63.97%) QA
2 75 (55.15%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (52.21%) Automated Testing
4 66 (48.53%) Selenium
5 55 (40.44%) Java
6 47 (34.56%) SQL
7 37 (27.21%) WebDriver
8 35 (25.74%) Manual Testing
9 33 (24.26%) Test Automation
9 33 (24.26%) Scrum
9 33 (24.26%) Cucumber
10 31 (22.79%) Finance
11 29 (21.32%) Software Testing
12 28 (20.59%) Mentoring
13 27 (19.85%) TDD
13 27 (19.85%) ISEB
14 26 (19.12%) C#
14 26 (19.12%) SQL Server
15 24 (17.65%) Microsoft
15 24 (17.65%) Automation Testing
16 23 (16.91%) BDD
17 21 (15.44%) Test Strategy
17 21 (15.44%) Jenkins
18 20 (14.71%) ISTQB
19 18 (13.24%) Test Scripting
19 18 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
20 17 (12.50%) Windows
21 16 (11.76%) MS Excel
21 16 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
22 15 (11.03%) Ruby

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 16 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.74%) Firewall
1 1 (0.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.12%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.74%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 66 (48.53%) Selenium
2 37 (27.21%) WebDriver
3 33 (24.26%) Cucumber
4 21 (15.44%) Jenkins
5 12 (8.82%) HP UFT
6 11 (8.09%) SpecFlow
6 11 (8.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (7.35%) JIRA
8 7 (5.15%) JUnit
8 7 (5.15%) Visual Studio
9 6 (4.41%) LoadRunner
9 6 (4.41%) Git (software)
9 6 (4.41%) Hudson
9 6 (4.41%) MSTest
10 5 (3.68%) JBehave
10 5 (3.68%) NUnit
10 5 (3.68%) FitNesse
11 4 (2.94%) WinRunner
11 4 (2.94%) SoapUI
11 4 (2.94%) Calabash
General
1 31 (22.79%) Finance
2 8 (5.88%) Banking
3 7 (5.15%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.94%) Retail
5 3 (2.21%) Marketing
6 2 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.47%) Electronics
7 1 (0.74%) Law
7 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.56%) .NET
2 12 (8.82%) Web Services
3 10 (7.35%) Java EE
3 10 (7.35%) J2EE
4 8 (5.88%) CSS
4 8 (5.88%) HTML
5 6 (4.41%) XML
6 5 (3.68%) SOAP
7 4 (2.94%) Apache CXF
7 4 (2.94%) REST
8 2 (1.47%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.74%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.56%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.15%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.68%) User Experience
5 2 (1.47%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.47%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.47%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.47%) DTV
6 1 (0.74%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.50%) Windows
2 15 (11.03%) UNIX
3 6 (4.41%) Linux
3 6 (4.41%) Android
3 6 (4.41%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (55.15%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (52.21%) Automated Testing
3 35 (25.74%) Manual Testing
4 33 (24.26%) Test Automation
4 33 (24.26%) Scrum
5 29 (21.32%) Software Testing
6 28 (20.59%) Mentoring
7 27 (19.85%) TDD
8 24 (17.65%) Automation Testing
9 23 (16.91%) BDD
10 21 (15.44%) Test Strategy
11 18 (13.24%) Test Scripting
11 18 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (7.35%) Performance Testing
13 10 (7.35%) Agile Testing
13 10 (7.35%) SDLC
14 9 (6.62%) Open Source
14 9 (6.62%) Regression Testing
15 8 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 55 (40.44%) Java
2 47 (34.56%) SQL
3 26 (19.12%) C#
4 15 (11.03%) Ruby
5 10 (7.35%) C++
6 9 (6.62%) Python
7 7 (5.15%) Perl
8 6 (4.41%) PHP
9 3 (2.21%) C
9 3 (2.21%) Tcl
9 3 (2.21%) Groovy
10 1 (0.74%) Fortran
10 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (19.85%) ISEB
2 20 (14.71%) ISTQB
3 10 (7.35%) Degree
4 5 (3.68%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.68%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.47%) CISSP
6 2 (1.47%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (63.97%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.94%) VMware
3 2 (1.47%) Telerik
3 2 (1.47%) SAP
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle
4 1 (0.74%) CODA
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