The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Tester
Rank 232 209 207
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 9 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.059% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.062% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 1
Average salary £32,500 £42,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% +34.92%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £44,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-16.20% +22.60%
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 West 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 West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5871 4816 5591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.14% 95.01% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4911 4167 4952
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 West

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

Lead Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Lead Tester
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Lead Tester Salary Trend in the South West

Lead Tester
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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
Dorset +4 6 £32,500 +16.07%
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Lead Tester
England

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 14 (60.87%) ISEB
2 13 (56.52%) MS Excel
2 13 (56.52%) SQL
2 13 (56.52%) MS Office
3 12 (52.17%) Software Testing
4 11 (47.83%) Automated Testing
4 11 (47.83%) Scrum
4 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (34.78%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (34.78%) VBScript
5 8 (34.78%) VB
5 8 (34.78%) VBA
5 8 (34.78%) Computer Science
5 8 (34.78%) QA
5 8 (34.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (26.09%) Black-Box Testing
7 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
7 5 (21.74%) Degree
7 5 (21.74%) Windows
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco
7 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
8 3 (13.04%) C#
8 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
8 3 (13.04%) .NET
8 3 (13.04%) Test Management
8 3 (13.04%) Law
9 2 (8.70%) TDD
9 2 (8.70%) BDD
10 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 13 (56.52%) MS Excel
1 13 (56.52%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) QuickTest Pro
1 8 (34.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (13.04%) Law
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Software Testing
2 11 (47.83%) Automated Testing
2 11 (47.83%) Scrum
2 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Black-Box Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Test Management
6 2 (8.70%) TDD
6 2 (8.70%) BDD
7 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) VBScript
2 8 (34.78%) VB
2 8 (34.78%) VBA
3 3 (13.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) ISEB
2 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
2 5 (21.74%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco
2 1 (4.35%) Telerik