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

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Tester
Rank 837 890 916
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 84 77 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.071% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.074% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 72 62 79
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,100 £32,500 £33,300
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +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
94551 104274 117052
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.30% 96.45% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79526 85540 95895
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £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 May 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 May 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 +52 81 £52,500 +16.66% 12
London +40 29 £57,250 +14.50% 5
South East +38 17 £52,500 +5.00% 2
West Midlands -2 17 £36,000 +14.28%
North West +16 9 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Manchester +13 9 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Wolverhampton - 8 £36,000 -
East Sussex +25 6 - - 2
Brighton - 6 - - 2
City of London +54 5 £55,000 +10.00% 1
East of England +28 5 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Berkshire +19 4 £52,500 -
Stockport +14 4 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire +11 4 £75,000 +30.43% 2
West Yorkshire +17 3 £80,000 +39.13% 2
Coventry +1 3 £35,000 -6.66%
Oxfordshire -7 3 - -
Wokingham - 3 £52,500 -
Solihull - 3 £33,500 -
Leeds - 3 £80,000 - 2
Hampshire - 3 £57,000 -
Essex - 3 £48,750 -
Wales - 3 £38,500 -
Cambridgeshire -5 2 £32,500 -35.00% 1
Worcester - 2 £47,500 -
Worcestershire - 2 £47,500 -
Cardiff - 2 £38,500 -
Altrincham - 2 £35,250 - 1
South Wales - 2 £38,500 -
Reading +11 1 £57,500 +9.52%

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 84 (63.64%) QA
2 54 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (31.06%) Automated Testing
4 38 (28.79%) Selenium
5 37 (28.03%) Finance
6 35 (26.52%) ISEB
7 30 (22.73%) SQL
8 27 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
9 25 (18.94%) Test Strategy
10 24 (18.18%) Java
11 23 (17.42%) Software Testing
11 23 (17.42%) Degree
11 23 (17.42%) Integration Testing
12 22 (16.67%) Manual Testing
13 21 (15.91%) Test Automation
13 21 (15.91%) ISTQB
13 21 (15.91%) SQL Server
14 20 (15.15%) Scrum
14 20 (15.15%) Mentoring
15 19 (14.39%) Microsoft
16 17 (12.88%) Windows
17 16 (12.12%) MS Excel
17 16 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
17 16 (12.12%) WebDriver
18 15 (11.36%) BDD
18 15 (11.36%) Functional Testing
18 15 (11.36%) Automation Testing
18 15 (11.36%) Regression Testing
19 14 (10.61%) C#
19 14 (10.61%) JIRA

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 3 (2.27%) Confluence
1 3 (2.27%) IIS
1 3 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.30%) Firewall
1 7 (5.30%) Wireless
2 2 (1.52%) HTTP
3 1 (0.76%) SAN
3 1 (0.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.55%) MySQL
3 4 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.52%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.76%) Big Data
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 38 (28.79%) Selenium
2 16 (12.12%) WebDriver
3 14 (10.61%) Cucumber
3 14 (10.61%) JIRA
4 13 (9.85%) JMeter
5 10 (7.58%) LoadRunner
6 8 (6.06%) NUnit
7 7 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (3.79%) HP UFT
8 5 (3.79%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.27%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.52%) JUnit
10 2 (1.52%) LoadUI
10 2 (1.52%) NeoLoad
10 2 (1.52%) Ranorex
10 2 (1.52%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.52%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.76%) Ant
11 1 (0.76%) Maven
11 1 (0.76%) TestDirector
General
1 37 (28.03%) Finance
2 8 (6.06%) Games
3 4 (3.03%) Banking
4 3 (2.27%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.27%) Publishing
5 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Law
5 1 (0.76%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.33%) .NET
1 11 (8.33%) Gherkin
2 10 (7.58%) XML
3 9 (6.82%) Web Services
4 3 (2.27%) SOAP
5 1 (0.76%) Apache CXF
5 1 (0.76%) CSS
5 1 (0.76%) HTML
5 1 (0.76%) JMS
5 1 (0.76%) Middleware
5 1 (0.76%) REST
5 1 (0.76%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.30%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.30%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.55%) PMI
4 5 (3.79%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.27%) Wiki
6 1 (0.76%) Contactless
6 1 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.76%) EMV
6 1 (0.76%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.76%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.76%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.76%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.88%) Windows
2 13 (9.85%) Mac OS X
2 13 (9.85%) Windows 10
2 13 (9.85%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.52%) Android
3 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.76%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (31.06%) Automated Testing
3 25 (18.94%) Test Strategy
4 23 (17.42%) Integration Testing
4 23 (17.42%) Software Testing
5 22 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 21 (15.91%) Test Automation
7 20 (15.15%) Mentoring
7 20 (15.15%) Scrum
8 16 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (11.36%) Automation Testing
9 15 (11.36%) BDD
9 15 (11.36%) Functional Testing
9 15 (11.36%) Regression Testing
10 14 (10.61%) Non-Functional Testing
11 13 (9.85%) Test Scripting
12 11 (8.33%) Performance Testing
12 11 (8.33%) Waterfall
13 10 (7.58%) Case Management
13 10 (7.58%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 30 (22.73%) SQL
2 24 (18.18%) Java
3 14 (10.61%) C#
4 8 (6.06%) Groovy
5 6 (4.55%) VB
6 4 (3.03%) Ruby
7 2 (1.52%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.52%) Python
7 2 (1.52%) VBA
8 1 (0.76%) C
8 1 (0.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 35 (26.52%) ISEB
2 23 (17.42%) Degree
3 21 (15.91%) ISTQB
4 9 (6.82%) CREST Certified
5 7 (5.30%) Tigerscheme
6 6 (4.55%) PMI Certification
7 4 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.76%) CEH
8 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (63.64%) QA
2 2 (1.52%) SDET
System Software
1 13 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (9.85%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.52%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.76%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.76%) Nessus
3 1 (0.76%) nmon
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.76%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 19 (14.39%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.85%) VMware
3 12 (9.09%) HP
4 4 (3.03%) Oracle
5 2 (1.52%) Citrix
6 1 (0.76%) Dynatrace
6 1 (0.76%) Google
6 1 (0.76%) Telerik
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