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 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Tester
Rank 849 924 898
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 87 51 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.046% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.048% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 74 48 93
Median salary £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,300 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £64,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £45,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-14.44% +23.28%

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
94361 106979 116217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.46% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79501 88148 95129
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 June 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 June 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 +76 85 £47,500 +5.55% 10
London +36 25 £63,750 +29.93% 1
South East +50 15 £52,500 +5.00% 1
North West +32 15 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Manchester - 15 £45,000 - 2
West Midlands -7 13 £36,000 -4.00%
Yorkshire +35 12 £54,000 +10.76% 4
West Yorkshire +36 11 £70,000 +21.73% 2
Leeds - 11 £70,000 - 2
Stockport - 8 £45,000 - 1
Brighton - 8 - -
East Sussex - 8 - -
Wolverhampton - 7 £36,000 -
East of England +29 5 £47,500 -5.00%
Altrincham - 5 £36,500 -
City of London +46 3 £55,000 +18.12%
Berkshire +8 3 £52,500 +5.00%
Essex - 3 £48,750 -
Coventry +9 2 £34,250 -8.66%
Cambridgeshire -2 2 £32,500 -35.00%
Wales - 2 £38,500 -
Solihull - 2 £34,250 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 £38,500 -
South Wales - 2 £38,500 -
Wokingham - 2 £52,500 -
North Yorkshire +15 1 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Reading +15 1 £57,500 +15.00%
Birmingham -15 1 £37,500 +3.44%
Hampshire - 1 £57,000 -

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 80 (57.97%) QA
2 62 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (31.88%) Selenium
4 39 (28.26%) Automated Testing
4 39 (28.26%) ISEB
5 36 (26.09%) Finance
6 33 (23.91%) SQL
7 29 (21.01%) ISTQB
8 27 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
9 25 (18.12%) Mentoring
9 25 (18.12%) Degree
10 24 (17.39%) Java
10 24 (17.39%) Manual Testing
11 22 (15.94%) Scrum
12 21 (15.22%) Test Strategy
12 21 (15.22%) SQL Server
12 21 (15.22%) Software Testing
13 20 (14.49%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (14.49%) Microsoft
14 18 (13.04%) C#
14 18 (13.04%) Integration Testing
15 17 (12.32%) Test Automation
15 17 (12.32%) WebDriver
16 16 (11.59%) Windows
16 16 (11.59%) Regression Testing
16 16 (11.59%) JMeter
17 15 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
17 15 (10.87%) BDD
17 15 (10.87%) Automation Testing
17 15 (10.87%) CREST Certified

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 4 (2.90%) IIS
2 3 (2.17%) Confluence
3 2 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.72%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.72%) Office 365
2 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.42%) Firewall
1 13 (9.42%) Wireless
2 2 (1.45%) HTTP
3 1 (0.72%) SAN
3 1 (0.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.80%) MySQL
3 4 (2.90%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.72%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 44 (31.88%) Selenium
2 17 (12.32%) WebDriver
3 16 (11.59%) JMeter
4 14 (10.14%) Cucumber
5 11 (7.97%) JIRA
5 11 (7.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (7.25%) NUnit
7 9 (6.52%) LoadRunner
8 6 (4.35%) SoapUI
8 6 (4.35%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.90%) HP UFT
10 3 (2.17%) Git (software)
10 3 (2.17%) Ranorex
11 2 (1.45%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.45%) JUnit
11 2 (1.45%) LoadUI
11 2 (1.45%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.72%) Ant
12 1 (0.72%) Maven
12 1 (0.72%) WebLOAD
General
1 36 (26.09%) Finance
2 8 (5.80%) Games
3 4 (2.90%) Legal
4 3 (2.17%) Banking
4 3 (2.17%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.17%) Publishing
5 1 (0.72%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.70%) .NET
2 11 (7.97%) Gherkin
2 11 (7.97%) Web Services
3 10 (7.25%) XML
4 3 (2.17%) SOAP
5 2 (1.45%) CSS
5 2 (1.45%) HTML
6 1 (0.72%) Apache CXF
6 1 (0.72%) DOM
6 1 (0.72%) REST
6 1 (0.72%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.52%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.35%) PMI
4 5 (3.62%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.17%) Wiki
6 1 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.72%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.59%) Windows
2 12 (8.70%) Windows Server
3 11 (7.97%) Mac OS X
3 11 (7.97%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.17%) Android
4 3 (2.17%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.72%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (28.26%) Automated Testing
3 25 (18.12%) Mentoring
4 24 (17.39%) Manual Testing
5 22 (15.94%) Scrum
6 21 (15.22%) Software Testing
6 21 (15.22%) Test Strategy
7 20 (14.49%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (13.04%) Integration Testing
9 17 (12.32%) Test Automation
10 16 (11.59%) Regression Testing
11 15 (10.87%) Automation Testing
11 15 (10.87%) BDD
11 15 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (9.42%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (9.42%) Test Scripting
13 12 (8.70%) Functional Testing
14 11 (7.97%) Performance Testing
14 11 (7.97%) Waterfall
15 10 (7.25%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (23.91%) SQL
2 24 (17.39%) Java
3 18 (13.04%) C#
4 8 (5.80%) Groovy
5 6 (4.35%) VB
6 4 (2.90%) Ruby
7 3 (2.17%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.45%) C++
8 2 (1.45%) Python
8 2 (1.45%) VBA
9 1 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (28.26%) ISEB
2 29 (21.01%) ISTQB
3 25 (18.12%) Degree
4 15 (10.87%) CREST Certified
5 13 (9.42%) Tigerscheme
6 6 (4.35%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.72%) CEH
8 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (57.97%) QA
2 2 (1.45%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (7.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (7.97%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.45%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.72%) Nessus
3 1 (0.72%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 20 (14.49%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.70%) VMware
3 11 (7.97%) HP
4 4 (2.90%) Oracle
5 3 (2.17%) Telerik
6 2 (1.45%) Citrix
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