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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Tester
Rank 835 876 833
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 69 44 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.037% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.039% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 58 42 31
Average salary £46,250 £50,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% +19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £35,250 £27,950
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%

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
104512 113471 104451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85520 92371 86950
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +66 67 £45,000 -10.00% 7
South East +39 22 £50,000 +37.93%
London -1 15 £50,000 -9.09% 3
East of England +24 11 £50,000 +5.26%
Surrey - 11 £42,500 -
Cambridge - 11 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 11 £50,000 -
North West - 8 £34,000 - 1
Berkshire - 7 £50,000 -
Reading - 7 £50,000 -
Manchester - 5 £40,000 - 1
Hove - 4 £60,000 -
East Midlands - 4 £45,000 - 1
East Sussex - 4 £60,000 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £45,000 - 1
Cheshire - 3 £32,500 -
Stockport - 3 £35,000 - 1
Warrington - 3 £32,500 -
Northampton - 3 £45,000 -
Guildford - 3 £50,000 -
City of London +35 2 £50,000 -18.36% 1
South West -14 2 £36,250 +3.57%
Wiltshire 0 1 £42,500 +21.42%
Bristol -4 1 £30,000 -25.00%
Glasgow - 1 £50,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £41,000 -
Warwick - 1 £31,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £41,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £31,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £31,500 -

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 109 (76.76%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (52.82%) QA
3 67 (47.18%) Selenium
4 62 (43.66%) Java
5 49 (34.51%) ISEB
6 48 (33.80%) Automated Testing
7 44 (30.99%) Scrum
8 40 (28.17%) Mentoring
9 36 (25.35%) WebDriver
9 36 (25.35%) C#
10 32 (22.54%) TDD
11 31 (21.83%) SQL
11 31 (21.83%) Manual Testing
12 29 (20.42%) User Acceptance Testing
12 29 (20.42%) ISTQB
13 28 (19.72%) Test Automation
14 24 (16.90%) Software Testing
15 23 (16.20%) SQL Server
15 23 (16.20%) BDD
16 22 (15.49%) Finance
17 20 (14.08%) Test Strategy
17 20 (14.08%) Test Scripting
18 18 (12.68%) Cucumber
19 17 (11.97%) Ruby
19 17 (11.97%) Perl
19 17 (11.97%) Hudson
19 17 (11.97%) SpecFlow
19 17 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
20 16 (11.27%) Functional Testing
20 16 (11.27%) QuickTest Pro

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (4.23%) Node.js
2 3 (2.11%) IIS
3 1 (0.70%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (2.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.70%) Firewall
1 1 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.11%) MySQL
3 2 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 67 (47.18%) Selenium
2 36 (25.35%) WebDriver
3 18 (12.68%) Cucumber
4 17 (11.97%) Hudson
4 17 (11.97%) SpecFlow
5 16 (11.27%) QuickTest Pro
6 14 (9.86%) JIRA
6 14 (9.86%) Git (software)
7 13 (9.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (7.75%) TeamCity
8 11 (7.75%) Firebug
8 11 (7.75%) Fiddler
8 11 (7.75%) LoadRunner
9 10 (7.04%) Jenkins
9 10 (7.04%) WatiN
10 9 (6.34%) Visual Studio
10 9 (6.34%) FitNesse
11 5 (3.52%) JBehave
12 4 (2.82%) SoapUI
12 4 (2.82%) WinRunner
General
1 22 (15.49%) Finance
2 9 (6.34%) Banking
2 9 (6.34%) Retail
3 6 (4.23%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.23%) Advertising
4 2 (1.41%) Publishing
4 2 (1.41%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Electronics
5 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.86%) HTML
1 14 (9.86%) CSS
2 13 (9.15%) .NET
3 10 (7.04%) XML
4 6 (4.23%) RESTful
5 4 (2.82%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.11%) Java EE
6 3 (2.11%) J2EE
7 2 (1.41%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.70%) Middleware
8 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.34%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.23%) Open Source
3 4 (2.82%) Visualisation
3 4 (2.82%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.11%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.11%) User Experience
5 2 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.70%) EPoS
6 1 (0.70%) DTV
6 1 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.45%) Linux
2 11 (7.75%) UNIX
3 5 (3.52%) Windows
4 2 (1.41%) Android
4 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (76.76%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (33.80%) Automated Testing
3 44 (30.99%) Scrum
4 40 (28.17%) Mentoring
5 32 (22.54%) TDD
6 31 (21.83%) Manual Testing
7 29 (20.42%) User Acceptance Testing
8 28 (19.72%) Test Automation
9 24 (16.90%) Software Testing
10 23 (16.20%) BDD
11 20 (14.08%) Test Scripting
11 20 (14.08%) Test Strategy
12 17 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (11.27%) Functional Testing
14 15 (10.56%) Performance Testing
15 14 (9.86%) Continuous Improvement
16 13 (9.15%) Line Management
17 12 (8.45%) Coaching
17 12 (8.45%) Performance Management
18 11 (7.75%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (43.66%) Java
2 36 (25.35%) C#
3 31 (21.83%) SQL
4 17 (11.97%) Perl
4 17 (11.97%) Ruby
5 12 (8.45%) C++
6 10 (7.04%) Python
7 8 (5.63%) PHP
8 7 (4.93%) JavaScript
8 7 (4.93%) C
9 2 (1.41%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.70%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 49 (34.51%) ISEB
2 29 (20.42%) ISTQB
3 15 (10.56%) Degree
4 4 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (52.82%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (7.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (9.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.82%) HP
3 3 (2.11%) ION Trading
4 2 (1.41%) Telerik
4 2 (1.41%) VMware
4 2 (1.41%) Oracle
5 1 (0.70%) SAP
5 1 (0.70%) Apple
5 1 (0.70%) hybris
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