The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Tester
Rank 431 449 439
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 11 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.053% 0.026% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.028% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 6
Average salary £55,000 £36,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+51.72% -19.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £36,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £46,250 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -3.12%
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 South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19623 21752 21008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.22% 94.83% 95.05%
Number of salaries quoted 15884 17666 17391
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Lead Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Lead Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Lead Tester
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Lead Tester Salary Trend in the South East

Lead Tester
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Tester across the South East region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Lead Tester Salary Histogram in the South East

Lead Tester
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 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
(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
Surrey - 5 £50,000 -
Berkshire +6 4 £52,500 +10.52%
East Sussex - 2 £60,000 -
Lead Tester
England

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 31 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (61.90%) Selenium
3 23 (54.76%) Java
4 21 (50.00%) ISEB
4 21 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 18 (42.86%) QA
6 16 (38.10%) Scrum
7 15 (35.71%) Automated Testing
7 15 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 14 (33.33%) HTML
8 14 (33.33%) CSS
9 12 (28.57%) Performance Management
9 12 (28.57%) Line Management
10 11 (26.19%) WebDriver
11 10 (23.81%) XML
12 9 (21.43%) Waterfall
12 9 (21.43%) V-Model
12 9 (21.43%) People Management
13 8 (19.05%) WatiN
13 8 (19.05%) SQL
13 8 (19.05%) Project Management
13 8 (19.05%) FitNesse
13 8 (19.05%) Finance
14 7 (16.67%) Software Testing
14 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
14 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (16.67%) Test Management
15 6 (14.29%) C#
15 6 (14.29%) Visual Studio

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (61.90%) Selenium
2 11 (26.19%) WebDriver
3 8 (19.05%) WatiN
3 8 (19.05%) FitNesse
4 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (14.29%) Visual Studio
6 4 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (9.52%) LoadRunner
6 4 (9.52%) Hudson
6 4 (9.52%) Cucumber
6 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.76%) JIRA
7 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Banking
3 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) HTML
1 14 (33.33%) CSS
2 10 (23.81%) XML
3 4 (9.52%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.76%) .NET
5 1 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) UNIX
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (38.10%) Scrum
3 15 (35.71%) Automated Testing
3 15 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 12 (28.57%) Performance Management
5 12 (28.57%) Line Management
6 9 (21.43%) Waterfall
6 9 (21.43%) V-Model
6 9 (21.43%) People Management
7 8 (19.05%) Project Management
8 7 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 7 (16.67%) Test Management
9 4 (9.52%) TDD
9 4 (9.52%) OO
9 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (9.52%) Software Delivery
9 4 (9.52%) BDD
10 3 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 3 (7.14%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (54.76%) Java
2 8 (19.05%) SQL
3 6 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) PHP
4 2 (4.76%) C
5 1 (2.38%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (50.00%) ISEB
1 21 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (11.90%) Degree
3 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle