The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Tester role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Tester
Rank 781 812 831
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 77 55 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.053% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.056% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 63 38 25
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £39,750 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -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
98061 98558 99490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.50% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 80635 79397 83728
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Lead Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 6 March 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 6 March 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
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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
England +33 74 £45,000 -18.18% 8
South East - 35 £45,000 - 2
Surrey - 22 £42,500 -
London -17 18 £55,000 - 1
Manchester +9 8 £33,000 -42.60% 1
North West 0 8 £33,000 -40.00% 1
Stockport - 7 £33,000 - 1
Reading - 7 £45,000 - 1
Berkshire - 7 £45,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 6 £47,500 -
Cambridge - 6 £47,500 -
Guildford - 6 £50,000 -
East of England - 6 £47,500 -
Yorkshire -2 3 £37,500 -6.25% 3
South West - 3 £40,000 - 1
Docklands, London - 3 - -
Hove - 3 £60,000 - 1
East Sussex - 3 £60,000 - 1
West Yorkshire -7 2 £38,750 -3.12% 3
Hampshire - 2 £30,000 -
Southampton - 2 £30,000 -
Bristol - 2 £35,000 -
Scotland - 2 £39,250 - 1
Ealing - 2 - -
City of London -2 1 £55,000 -21.42%
Worcester - 1 £32,500 -
York - 1 £31,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £32,500 -
Leeds - 1 £37,500 - 2
Edinburgh - 1 £28,500 -

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 90 (74.38%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (43.80%) QA
2 53 (43.80%) Selenium
3 47 (38.84%) Java
4 45 (37.19%) ISEB
5 36 (29.75%) Scrum
6 34 (28.10%) Mentoring
7 33 (27.27%) Automated Testing
8 31 (25.62%) C#
9 28 (23.14%) ISTQB
10 26 (21.49%) WebDriver
11 23 (19.01%) Manual Testing
12 22 (18.18%) TDD
12 22 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (18.18%) SQL Server
13 21 (17.36%) Test Automation
14 19 (15.70%) BDD
14 19 (15.70%) Test Scripting
15 18 (14.88%) Software Testing
16 17 (14.05%) SQL
16 17 (14.05%) Functional Testing
17 16 (13.22%) Perl
18 15 (12.40%) Regression Testing
18 15 (12.40%) Continuous Integration
18 15 (12.40%) Test Strategy
18 15 (12.40%) SpecFlow
18 15 (12.40%) Hudson
19 14 (11.57%) Degree
19 14 (11.57%) Ruby
20 13 (10.74%) Performance Testing

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 6 (4.96%) Node.js
2 3 (2.48%) IIS
3 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.83%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.65%) MS Office
2 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.48%) MySQL
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 53 (43.80%) Selenium
2 26 (21.49%) WebDriver
3 15 (12.40%) Hudson
3 15 (12.40%) SpecFlow
4 12 (9.92%) Cucumber
4 12 (9.92%) Firebug
4 12 (9.92%) Fiddler
4 12 (9.92%) TeamCity
4 12 (9.92%) Git (software)
5 10 (8.26%) JIRA
6 9 (7.44%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (7.44%) WatiN
7 8 (6.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (6.61%) FitNesse
8 7 (5.79%) LoadRunner
8 7 (5.79%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.31%) TestComplete
9 4 (3.31%) eggPlant
9 4 (3.31%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.48%) Calabash
General
1 12 (9.92%) Finance
2 9 (7.44%) Advertising
3 7 (5.79%) Retail
4 6 (4.96%) Banking
5 5 (4.13%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.65%) Publishing
7 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Marketing
7 1 (0.83%) Electronics
7 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.92%) CSS
1 12 (9.92%) HTML
2 11 (9.09%) .NET
3 9 (7.44%) XML
4 6 (4.96%) RESTful
5 3 (2.48%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.65%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.83%) Middleware
7 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.48%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.65%) User Experience
3 2 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.65%) Visualisation
3 2 (1.65%) Open Source
3 2 (1.65%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.83%) Social Media
4 1 (0.83%) EPoS
4 1 (0.83%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.26%) Linux
2 5 (4.13%) UNIX
3 4 (3.31%) Windows
4 2 (1.65%) Android
4 2 (1.65%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (74.38%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (29.75%) Scrum
3 34 (28.10%) Mentoring
4 33 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 23 (19.01%) Manual Testing
6 22 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 22 (18.18%) TDD
7 21 (17.36%) Test Automation
8 19 (15.70%) BDD
8 19 (15.70%) Test Scripting
9 18 (14.88%) Software Testing
10 17 (14.05%) Functional Testing
11 15 (12.40%) Test Strategy
11 15 (12.40%) Regression Testing
11 15 (12.40%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (10.74%) Performance Testing
12 13 (10.74%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (9.09%) Coaching
13 11 (9.09%) Line Management
13 11 (9.09%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (38.84%) Java
2 31 (25.62%) C#
3 17 (14.05%) SQL
4 16 (13.22%) Perl
5 14 (11.57%) Ruby
6 7 (5.79%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.96%) C++
8 5 (4.13%) C
9 4 (3.31%) Python
10 2 (1.65%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.65%) PHP
11 1 (0.83%) VBScript
11 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (37.19%) ISEB
2 28 (23.14%) ISTQB
3 14 (11.57%) Degree
4 4 (3.31%) VCP4
4 4 (3.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (43.80%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (7.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.31%) HP
3 3 (2.48%) ION Trading
4 2 (1.65%) VMware
4 2 (1.65%) Oracle
5 1 (0.83%) SAP
5 1 (0.83%) Apple
5 1 (0.83%) hybris
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