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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Tester
Rank 424 - 438
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 30 0 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% - 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% - 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 29 0 12
Average salary £50,000 - £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 - £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 - £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
20471 22682 21700
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.04% 94.69% 95.07%
Number of salaries quoted 16465 18087 17977
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 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 - 18 £42,500 -
Berkshire - 7 £55,000 -
East Sussex - 4 £60,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £47,500 -
Lead Tester
England

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 32 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (59.09%) Selenium
3 23 (52.27%) Java
4 22 (50.00%) ISEB
4 22 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 19 (43.18%) QA
6 16 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (36.36%) Scrum
6 16 (36.36%) Automated Testing
7 14 (31.82%) HTML
7 14 (31.82%) CSS
7 14 (31.82%) Test Automation
8 12 (27.27%) Performance Management
8 12 (27.27%) Line Management
9 11 (25.00%) WebDriver
10 10 (22.73%) XML
11 9 (20.45%) Waterfall
11 9 (20.45%) V-Model
11 9 (20.45%) People Management
12 8 (18.18%) WatiN
12 8 (18.18%) Test Management
12 8 (18.18%) FitNesse
12 8 (18.18%) Finance
12 8 (18.18%) SQL
12 8 (18.18%) Project Management
13 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
13 7 (15.91%) C#
13 7 (15.91%) Software Testing
13 7 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (59.09%) Selenium
2 11 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 8 (18.18%) FitNesse
3 8 (18.18%) WatiN
4 7 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio
6 5 (11.36%) LoadRunner
7 4 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (9.09%) Cucumber
7 4 (9.09%) Hudson
7 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
8 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
8 2 (4.55%) JIRA
9 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Banking
3 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.82%) HTML
1 14 (31.82%) CSS
2 10 (22.73%) XML
3 4 (9.09%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.55%) .NET
5 1 (2.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) UNIX
2 2 (4.55%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (36.36%) Automated Testing
2 16 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (36.36%) Scrum
3 14 (31.82%) Test Automation
4 12 (27.27%) Performance Management
4 12 (27.27%) Line Management
5 9 (20.45%) People Management
5 9 (20.45%) V-Model
5 9 (20.45%) Waterfall
6 8 (18.18%) Test Management
6 8 (18.18%) Project Management
7 7 (15.91%) Software Testing
8 4 (9.09%) OO
8 4 (9.09%) TDD
8 4 (9.09%) BDD
8 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (9.09%) Manual Testing
8 4 (9.09%) Software Delivery
9 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 23 (52.27%) Java
2 8 (18.18%) SQL
3 7 (15.91%) C#
4 3 (6.82%) C
5 2 (4.55%) PHP
6 1 (2.27%) Python
6 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 22 (50.00%) ISEB
2 5 (11.36%) Degree
3 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (43.18%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) HP
3 1 (2.27%) VMware
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle