The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the London 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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Tester
Rank 594 577 592
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 18 47 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.044% 0.11% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.12% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 10 30 11
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £45,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Lead Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
38180 39749 40739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.77% 93.82% 94.14%
Number of salaries quoted 32210 32598 34627
Average salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Lead Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Lead Tester in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Tester Jobs Demand Trend in London

Lead Tester
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Tester across the London region.

Lead Tester Salary Trend in London

Lead Tester
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Tester across the London region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Lead Tester Salary Histogram in London

Lead Tester
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 6 March 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
Docklands, London - 3 - -
Ealing - 2 - -
City of London -2 1 £55,000 -21.42%
Lead Tester
England

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 35 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (69.23%) QA
3 23 (58.97%) Selenium
4 22 (56.41%) Java
5 17 (43.59%) SQL Server
5 17 (43.59%) C#
6 16 (41.03%) TDD
6 16 (41.03%) BDD
7 15 (38.46%) SpecFlow
7 15 (38.46%) WebDriver
8 13 (33.33%) Mentoring
8 13 (33.33%) Ruby
9 12 (30.77%) Firebug
9 12 (30.77%) Fiddler
9 12 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (30.77%) TeamCity
9 12 (30.77%) Git (software)
9 12 (30.77%) Hudson
9 12 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (30.77%) Test Strategy
9 12 (30.77%) Perl
10 10 (25.64%) ISEB
10 10 (25.64%) Performance Testing
11 9 (23.08%) Software Testing
11 9 (23.08%) Advertising
11 9 (23.08%) Scrum
12 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
12 6 (15.38%) Linux
12 6 (15.38%) RESTful
12 6 (15.38%) Node.js

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 6 (15.38%) Node.js
2 3 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (2.56%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (43.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (58.97%) Selenium
2 15 (38.46%) WebDriver
2 15 (38.46%) SpecFlow
3 12 (30.77%) Firebug
3 12 (30.77%) Fiddler
3 12 (30.77%) TeamCity
3 12 (30.77%) Git (software)
3 12 (30.77%) Hudson
4 6 (15.38%) Cucumber
5 5 (12.82%) JIRA
6 4 (10.26%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (7.69%) LoadRunner
7 3 (7.69%) JBehave
7 3 (7.69%) WebLOAD
7 3 (7.69%) Calabash
8 2 (5.13%) NUnit
8 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
8 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (5.13%) WatiN
9 1 (2.56%) JUnit
General
1 9 (23.08%) Advertising
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Publishing
3 2 (5.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Electronics
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) RESTful
2 3 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.56%) DTV
2 1 (2.56%) Open Source
2 1 (2.56%) Social Media
2 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (5.13%) Android
2 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) TDD
2 16 (41.03%) BDD
3 13 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 12 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 12 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (25.64%) Performance Testing
6 9 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 9 (23.08%) Scrum
7 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
7 5 (12.82%) Automated Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Migration
8 4 (10.26%) Load Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
9 3 (7.69%) ATDD
9 3 (7.69%) Web Testing
9 3 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (5.13%) Regression Testing
10 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 22 (56.41%) Java
2 17 (43.59%) C#
3 13 (33.33%) Ruby
4 12 (30.77%) Perl
5 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 4 (10.26%) SQL
7 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) ISEB
2 5 (12.82%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (69.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 3 (7.69%) ION Trading
2 1 (2.56%) SAP
2 1 (2.56%) HP
2 1 (2.56%) Apple
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