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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Tester
Rank 845 859 904
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 67 116 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.11% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.11% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 55 103 62
Median salary £41,000 £47,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.76% +1.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,200 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,600 £64,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%

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
91719 105001 110310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.26% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76765 87557 89208
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 September 2016 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 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +14 64 £40,000 -14.89% 3
Yorkshire +43 20 £38,000 -5.00% 1
Leeds +58 19 £38,000 -
West Yorkshire +45 19 £38,000 -10.58%
London +31 18 £52,500 -8.69%
North West +8 17 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Manchester -6 9 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Stockport -3 7 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Cheshire - 7 £41,250 -
East of England +17 4 £55,000 +13.40%
Cambridgeshire +5 3 £55,000 +13.40%
West Midlands -7 3 £35,000 -6.66%
Cardiff - 3 £41,000 -
South Wales - 3 £41,000 -
Wales - 3 £41,000 -
Twickenham - 3 £62,500 -
City of London +45 2 - -
Cambridge +1 2 £55,000 +10.00%
Solihull - 2 £34,250 -
Milton Keynes +26 1 £42,500 +13.33%
South East +18 1 £42,500 -17.07%
East Midlands +11 1 - - 1
Altrincham +11 1 £37,500 +20.96%
Buckinghamshire +9 1 £42,500 -15.00%
Warwickshire -4 1 £50,000 +33.33%
Essex - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £38,750 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £38,750 -
Crewe - 1 - -

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 76 (49.35%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (48.70%) QA
3 62 (40.26%) ISEB
4 49 (31.82%) ISTQB
5 48 (31.17%) Mentoring
6 45 (29.22%) Automated Testing
7 40 (25.97%) Selenium
8 35 (22.73%) Software Testing
8 35 (22.73%) Finance
8 35 (22.73%) C#
8 35 (22.73%) SQL
9 31 (20.13%) Performance Testing
9 31 (20.13%) Microsoft
10 29 (18.83%) User Acceptance Testing
11 28 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
12 27 (17.53%) Scrum
13 26 (16.88%) Manual Testing
14 22 (14.29%) Java
14 22 (14.29%) SQL Server
15 21 (13.64%) MS Excel
16 20 (12.99%) Windows
16 20 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
17 18 (11.69%) Degree
18 17 (11.04%) VMware
18 17 (11.04%) Mac OS X
18 17 (11.04%) Coaching
19 16 (10.39%) Windows Server
19 16 (10.39%) Windows 10
19 16 (10.39%) WebDriver
19 16 (10.39%) Test Automation

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 9 (5.84%) IIS
2 2 (1.30%) Confluence
3 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS Office
2 1 (0.65%) MS Project
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.65%) Office 365
2 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.09%) Firewall
1 14 (9.09%) Wireless
2 1 (0.65%) SAN
2 1 (0.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.19%) MySQL
3 5 (3.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 40 (25.97%) Selenium
2 16 (10.39%) JIRA
2 16 (10.39%) WebDriver
3 15 (9.74%) JMeter
4 12 (7.79%) Cucumber
5 9 (5.84%) NUnit
5 9 (5.84%) SoapUI
5 9 (5.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (5.19%) Visual Studio
7 7 (4.55%) LoadRunner
8 4 (2.60%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.95%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.95%) Ranorex
10 2 (1.30%) Gradle
10 2 (1.30%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.30%) JUnit
10 2 (1.30%) LoadUI
10 2 (1.30%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.30%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.30%) TestNG
General
1 35 (22.73%) Finance
2 9 (5.84%) Games
3 5 (3.25%) Legal
4 2 (1.30%) Publishing
5 1 (0.65%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.79%) .NET
1 12 (7.79%) XML
2 11 (7.14%) Web Services
3 5 (3.25%) Gherkin
3 5 (3.25%) HTML
4 4 (2.60%) SOAP
5 3 (1.95%) CSS
6 2 (1.30%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.30%) DOM
6 2 (1.30%) HTML5
6 2 (1.30%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.65%) Apache CXF
7 1 (0.65%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.65%) REST
7 1 (0.65%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.19%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.90%) Blog
3 6 (3.90%) Life Science
4 4 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.30%) PMI
5 2 (1.30%) Wiki
6 1 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.65%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.99%) Windows
2 17 (11.04%) Mac OS X
3 16 (10.39%) Windows 10
3 16 (10.39%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.90%) Android
4 6 (3.90%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.95%) Linux
6 1 (0.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (49.35%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (31.17%) Mentoring
3 45 (29.22%) Automated Testing
4 35 (22.73%) Software Testing
5 31 (20.13%) Performance Testing
6 29 (18.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (17.53%) Scrum
8 26 (16.88%) Manual Testing
9 17 (11.04%) Coaching
10 16 (10.39%) Load Testing
10 16 (10.39%) Test Automation
11 15 (9.74%) Case Management
11 15 (9.74%) Defect Tracking
11 15 (9.74%) Penetration Testing
11 15 (9.74%) Regression Testing
12 14 (9.09%) Automation Testing
12 14 (9.09%) BDD
12 14 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
12 14 (9.09%) Test Strategy
13 13 (8.44%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 35 (22.73%) C#
1 35 (22.73%) SQL
2 22 (14.29%) Java
3 8 (5.19%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.25%) C++
4 5 (3.25%) Groovy
5 3 (1.95%) VB
5 3 (1.95%) VBA
6 2 (1.30%) PHP
6 2 (1.30%) Python
7 1 (0.65%) C
7 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 62 (40.26%) ISEB
2 49 (31.82%) ISTQB
3 18 (11.69%) Degree
4 15 (9.74%) CREST Certified
5 14 (9.09%) Tigerscheme
6 7 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.30%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (48.70%) QA
System Software
1 16 (10.39%) Active Directory
1 16 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.95%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.65%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 31 (20.13%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.04%) VMware
3 9 (5.84%) HP
4 6 (3.90%) Oracle
5 3 (1.95%) Citrix
5 3 (1.95%) Telerik
6 2 (1.30%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.30%) IBM
7 1 (0.65%) ATG
7 1 (0.65%) Demandware
7 1 (0.65%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.65%) hybris
7 1 (0.65%) Intel
7 1 (0.65%) Siebel
7 1 (0.65%) Sun
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