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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Tester
Rank 848 849 857
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 47 77 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.065% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.069% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 45 62 21
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%

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
103195 111326 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.53% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 85280 91269 85438
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

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 July 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 July 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 -8 46 £45,000 +11.11% 12
London +10 12 £53,750 +26.47% 4
East Midlands +7 6 £45,000 +26.76%
North West +2 6 £32,500 -12.16% 1
West Midlands -1 6 £37,500 -
Warrington - 6 £32,500 -
Cheshire - 6 £32,500 -
Northampton +7 5 £45,000 +20.00%
Northamptonshire +6 5 £45,000 +20.00%
Yorkshire +1 5 £40,000 -5.88% 1
City of London +39 4 £43,750 -16.66% 2
Cambridge +12 4 £50,000 -6.97% 1
Cambridgeshire +6 4 £50,000 +5.26% 1
East of England +3 4 £50,000 +2.56% 1
South East -5 3 £50,000 +11.11% 5
North Yorkshire - 3 £36,000 -
Warwickshire - 3 £37,500 -
York - 3 £36,000 -
Birmingham - 2 £36,250 -
West Yorkshire +11 1 £57,500 -
Nottingham 0 1 £45,000 +34.32%
Berkshire 0 1 £50,000 +5.26%
Gloucestershire -1 1 £40,500 +24.61%
Gloucester -2 1 £40,500 +24.61%
Nottinghamshire -2 1 £45,000 +34.32%
Buckinghamshire -3 1 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Coventry -11 1 £37,500 -
South West -21 1 £40,500 +24.61%
Warwick - 1 £31,500 -
Reading - 1 £50,000 -

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 87 (66.41%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (52.67%) QA
3 63 (48.09%) Selenium
4 57 (43.51%) Java
5 54 (41.22%) Automated Testing
6 40 (30.53%) Scrum
7 38 (29.01%) ISEB
8 35 (26.72%) SQL
9 33 (25.19%) WebDriver
9 33 (25.19%) Manual Testing
9 33 (25.19%) Mentoring
10 31 (23.66%) Test Automation
11 29 (22.14%) User Acceptance Testing
12 28 (21.37%) Software Testing
13 27 (20.61%) TDD
14 26 (19.85%) ISTQB
14 26 (19.85%) C#
15 23 (17.56%) Finance
15 23 (17.56%) Cucumber
16 20 (15.27%) SQL Server
17 19 (14.50%) BDD
18 17 (12.98%) HTML
18 17 (12.98%) CSS
18 17 (12.98%) Test Strategy
18 17 (12.98%) Test Scripting
19 16 (12.21%) Microsoft
20 14 (10.69%) UNIX
20 14 (10.69%) Team Foundation Server
20 14 (10.69%) Jenkins
21 13 (9.92%) Automation Testing

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

Applications
1 10 (7.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.76%) Firewall
1 1 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.53%) MySQL
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 63 (48.09%) Selenium
2 33 (25.19%) WebDriver
3 23 (17.56%) Cucumber
4 14 (10.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (10.69%) Jenkins
5 11 (8.40%) Hudson
5 11 (8.40%) SpecFlow
5 11 (8.40%) HP UFT
6 10 (7.63%) JIRA
7 9 (6.87%) FitNesse
8 8 (6.11%) Git (software)
8 8 (6.11%) Visual Studio
8 8 (6.11%) LoadRunner
8 8 (6.11%) WatiN
9 6 (4.58%) MSTest
9 6 (4.58%) Fiddler
10 5 (3.82%) Firebug
10 5 (3.82%) TeamCity
11 4 (3.05%) WinRunner
12 3 (2.29%) JBehave
General
1 23 (17.56%) Finance
2 9 (6.87%) Banking
2 9 (6.87%) Retail
3 7 (5.34%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.53%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.53%) Publishing
5 1 (0.76%) Games
5 1 (0.76%) Marketing
5 1 (0.76%) Electronics
5 1 (0.76%) Law
5 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.98%) HTML
1 17 (12.98%) CSS
2 13 (9.92%) XML
3 8 (6.11%) .NET
4 6 (4.58%) J2EE
4 6 (4.58%) Java EE
5 4 (3.05%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.29%) Web Services
7 1 (0.76%) SOAP
7 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.16%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.05%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.29%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.29%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.53%) User Experience
5 1 (0.76%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.69%) UNIX
2 6 (4.58%) Windows
2 6 (4.58%) Linux
3 2 (1.53%) Android
3 2 (1.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (66.41%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (41.22%) Automated Testing
3 40 (30.53%) Scrum
4 33 (25.19%) Manual Testing
4 33 (25.19%) Mentoring
5 31 (23.66%) Test Automation
6 29 (22.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 28 (21.37%) Software Testing
8 27 (20.61%) TDD
9 19 (14.50%) BDD
10 17 (12.98%) Test Strategy
10 17 (12.98%) Test Scripting
11 13 (9.92%) Automation Testing
12 12 (9.16%) Line Management
12 12 (9.16%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (8.40%) Performance Management
13 11 (8.40%) V-Model
13 11 (8.40%) Waterfall
13 11 (8.40%) People Management
13 11 (8.40%) OO
Programming Languages
1 57 (43.51%) Java
2 35 (26.72%) SQL
3 26 (19.85%) C#
4 12 (9.16%) C++
5 11 (8.40%) Perl
5 11 (8.40%) Ruby
6 10 (7.63%) Python
7 8 (6.11%) PHP
8 7 (5.34%) C
9 2 (1.53%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.76%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 38 (29.01%) ISEB
2 26 (19.85%) ISTQB
3 12 (9.16%) Degree
4 2 (1.53%) CISSP
4 2 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.53%) CEH
4 2 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.76%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (52.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (12.21%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.53%) HP
2 2 (1.53%) VMware
2 2 (1.53%) Telerik
3 1 (0.76%) hybris
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle
3 1 (0.76%) SAP
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