The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire 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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Tester
Rank - 84 90
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 0 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire - 0.33% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.35% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 1
Average salary - £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +23.28%
Lead Tester
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire 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
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
699 869 873
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 96.55% 96.45% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 566 751 763
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,324
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Lead Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Lead Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Lead Tester
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Lead Tester Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

Lead Tester
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) J2EE
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Java EE
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (100.00%) Mentoring

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) J2EE
1 3 (100.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA