The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Lead Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Tester
UK
Rank 792 889 882
Rank change year-on-year
+97 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 49 50 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.049% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.051% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 44 44 71
Median salary £50,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.31% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £40,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
79883 98427 103086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.32% 96.43% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 66300 82530 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Lead Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Lead Tester in the job title.

Lead Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Tester
Salary Trend

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

Lead Tester Salary Trend in the UK

Lead Tester
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Tester over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 within the UK.

Lead Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Tester
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +100 47 £51,000 +7.36% 14
South East +70 10 £52,500 - 4
West Midlands +41 9 £52,500 +40.00% 1
London +77 7 £65,000 +20.93% 3
South West +19 6 £62,500 +38.88%
Yorkshire +27 5 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Leeds +20 5 £50,000 -9.09% 1
West Yorkshire +15 5 £50,000 -9.09% 1
East of England - 5 £40,000 -
Bristol - 5 £62,500 -
North West -20 4 £45,000 - 2
Warwickshire - 4 £55,000 -
West Sussex - 4 £52,500 - 1
Warwick - 4 £55,000 -
Manchester -35 3 £43,750 -2.77% 1
Birmingham - 3 £46,250 -
Hampshire - 2 £34,000 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £40,000 -
Norwich - 2 £31,000 -
Essex - 2 £47,500 -
Norfolk - 2 £31,000 -
Berkshire +49 1 £55,000 +4.76%
City of London +40 1 £67,500 +22.72% 1
Bournemouth +36 1 - -
Dorset +32 1 - -
Scotland +21 1 - -
East Midlands +10 1 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Stockport +3 1 £45,000 -
Edinburgh +2 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £55,000 -

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, Lead Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Lead Tester in the job title.

1 60 (51.72%) QA
2 57 (49.14%) Selenium
3 53 (45.69%) ISEB
4 47 (40.52%) SQL
5 45 (38.79%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (37.93%) Software Testing
7 42 (36.21%) ISTQB
8 37 (31.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 35 (30.17%) Finance
10 34 (29.31%) Test Automation
11 29 (25.00%) Relational Database
12 27 (23.28%) Oracle
13 25 (21.55%) Analytical Skills
14 24 (20.69%) Regression Testing
15 23 (19.83%) Automated Testing
15 23 (19.83%) Performance Testing
15 23 (19.83%) Test Management
15 23 (19.83%) Defect Management
16 22 (18.97%) Mentoring
16 22 (18.97%) XML
16 22 (18.97%) CRM
17 21 (18.10%) WebDriver
18 20 (17.24%) Cucumber
18 20 (17.24%) C#
19 19 (16.38%) SDLC
20 18 (15.52%) Management Information System
21 17 (14.66%) HP
21 17 (14.66%) MS Office
21 17 (14.66%) Business Intelligence
21 17 (14.66%) Test Scripting

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.31%) CMS
1 5 (4.31%) Sitecore CMS
1 5 (4.31%) Umbraco
2 4 (3.45%) IIS
2 4 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (14.66%) MS Office
2 16 (13.79%) MS Project
2 16 (13.79%) MS Visio
3 10 (8.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.59%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.31%) HTTP
2 1 (0.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 16 (13.79%) Oracle BI EE
3 12 (10.34%) SQL Server
4 8 (6.90%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 57 (49.14%) Selenium
2 21 (18.10%) WebDriver
3 20 (17.24%) Cucumber
4 14 (12.07%) SoapUI
5 12 (10.34%) JMeter
5 12 (10.34%) SpecFlow
6 10 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (7.76%) JIRA
8 8 (6.90%) Jenkins
9 7 (6.03%) Capybara
9 7 (6.03%) Visual Studio
10 6 (5.17%) LoadRunner
10 6 (5.17%) WATIR
11 5 (4.31%) Git (software)
11 5 (4.31%) HP UFT
12 3 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (1.72%) eggPlant
13 2 (1.72%) JUnit
13 2 (1.72%) NUnit
13 2 (1.72%) Ranorex
General
1 35 (30.17%) Finance
2 4 (3.45%) Law
3 3 (2.59%) Legal
4 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.86%) Electronics
5 1 (0.86%) Games
5 1 (0.86%) Marketing
5 1 (0.86%) Retail
5 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.97%) XML
2 14 (12.07%) SOAP
3 6 (5.17%) HTML
4 4 (3.45%) .NET
4 4 (3.45%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.59%) Web Services
6 2 (1.72%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.86%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.86%) CSS
7 1 (0.86%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.86%) J2EE
7 1 (0.86%) JSON
7 1 (0.86%) Middleware
7 1 (0.86%) REST
7 1 (0.86%) RESTful
7 1 (0.86%) Spring
7 1 (0.86%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.55%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (15.52%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.90%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.86%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.48%) Windows
2 8 (6.90%) Mac OS X
2 8 (6.90%) Windows 10
2 8 (6.90%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.17%) Linux
4 4 (3.45%) Android
4 4 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (38.79%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (37.93%) Software Testing
3 37 (31.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 34 (29.31%) Test Automation
5 24 (20.69%) Regression Testing
6 23 (19.83%) Automated Testing
6 23 (19.83%) Defect Management
6 23 (19.83%) Performance Testing
6 23 (19.83%) Test Management
7 22 (18.97%) CRM
7 22 (18.97%) Mentoring
8 19 (16.38%) SDLC
9 17 (14.66%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (14.66%) Test Scripting
10 15 (12.93%) Coaching
10 15 (12.93%) Test Strategy
11 14 (12.07%) Agile Testing
12 13 (11.21%) Automation Testing
13 12 (10.34%) BDD
14 10 (8.62%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (40.52%) SQL
2 20 (17.24%) C#
3 12 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.48%) Java
5 6 (5.17%) Ruby
6 1 (0.86%) Perl
6 1 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 53 (45.69%) ISEB
2 42 (36.21%) ISTQB
3 14 (12.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.45%) Degree
5 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.72%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.86%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (51.72%) QA
2 2 (1.72%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (6.90%) Active Directory
1 8 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.86%) Docker
2 1 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (14.66%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.86%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 27 (23.28%) Oracle
2 17 (14.66%) HP
3 16 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 16 (13.79%) Siebel
3 16 (13.79%) Sun
4 8 (6.90%) VMware
5 5 (4.31%) Sitecore
6 3 (2.59%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.72%) SAP
8 1 (0.86%) Citrix
8 1 (0.86%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.86%) Infor
8 1 (0.86%) Sage
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