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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Tester
Rank 881 850 852
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 54 87 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.082% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.085% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 48 71 49
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £57,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -13 51 £45,000 - 12
North West +30 11 £45,000 +36.36% 3
Yorkshire +12 11 £45,000 +12.50% 3
London -11 11 £55,000 - 1
Manchester +22 10 £45,000 +36.36% 3
Leeds +9 7 £55,000 +46.66% 1
West Yorkshire -3 7 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Stockport -3 6 £45,000 +36.36% 1
City of London +56 5 £55,000 -2.22%
South East -4 5 £52,500 +23.52%
East Midlands - 5 £45,000 -
South Yorkshire +14 4 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Sheffield +13 4 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Berkshire -9 4 £52,500 +20.00%
South West -9 4 £45,000 +9.09% 2
West Midlands -12 4 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Dorset - 4 £45,000 - 1
Bournemouth - 4 £45,000 - 1
Nottingham - 3 £50,000 -
Coventry - 3 £37,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £50,000 -
Wokingham - 2 £52,500 -
Harrow - 2 £52,500 -
Reading +3 1 £65,000 +48.57%
Edinburgh +3 1 £37,500 +31.57%
Scotland +1 1 £37,500 +18.11%
Worcester +1 1 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Worcestershire -7 1 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Cheshire - 1 £41,500 -
West Sussex - 1 £45,000 -

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 113 (64.20%) QA
2 71 (40.34%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (40.34%) Automated Testing
3 61 (34.66%) Java
4 58 (32.95%) Selenium
5 54 (30.68%) ISEB
6 49 (27.84%) SQL
7 45 (25.57%) Test Automation
8 40 (22.73%) WebDriver
8 40 (22.73%) ISTQB
8 40 (22.73%) Finance
9 36 (20.45%) Cucumber
9 36 (20.45%) Test Strategy
10 34 (19.32%) Test Scripting
10 34 (19.32%) C#
10 34 (19.32%) Windows
11 32 (18.18%) Microsoft
12 31 (17.61%) Scrum
12 31 (17.61%) Mentoring
13 29 (16.48%) SQL Server
14 28 (15.91%) Automation Testing
15 25 (14.20%) Software Testing
15 25 (14.20%) TDD
15 25 (14.20%) Analytical Skills
15 25 (14.20%) SDLC
16 23 (13.07%) MS Excel
16 23 (13.07%) Unix
17 22 (12.50%) JIRA
18 21 (11.93%) Jenkins
19 20 (11.36%) Performance Testing

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (1.14%) IIS
2 1 (0.57%) Confluence
2 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (13.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.57%) HTTP
1 1 (0.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (16.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.84%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.84%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.70%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 58 (32.95%) Selenium
2 40 (22.73%) WebDriver
3 36 (20.45%) Cucumber
4 22 (12.50%) JIRA
5 21 (11.93%) Jenkins
6 20 (11.36%) Visual Studio
7 17 (9.66%) HP UFT
8 16 (9.09%) LoadRunner
9 14 (7.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (5.68%) Ranorex
11 8 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (3.98%) Git (software)
12 7 (3.98%) JMeter
13 5 (2.84%) Appium
13 5 (2.84%) Calabash
13 5 (2.84%) JUnit
13 5 (2.84%) SpecFlow
13 5 (2.84%) YourKit
14 4 (2.27%) NUnit
15 2 (1.14%) NeoLoad
General
1 40 (22.73%) Finance
2 11 (6.25%) Banking
3 9 (5.11%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.41%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.27%) Marketing
6 3 (1.70%) Electronics
6 3 (1.70%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.70%) Retail
7 2 (1.14%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.95%) .NET
1 14 (7.95%) J2EE
1 14 (7.95%) Java EE
2 10 (5.68%) CSS
2 10 (5.68%) HTML
3 9 (5.11%) Web Services
3 9 (5.11%) XML
4 5 (2.84%) JMS
4 5 (2.84%) Middleware
4 5 (2.84%) XML Messaging
5 3 (1.70%) DCOM
6 2 (1.14%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.57%) SOAP
7 1 (0.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.20%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.95%) Computer Science
2 14 (7.95%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (3.98%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.84%) SWIFT
6 4 (2.27%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.14%) PMI
8 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.57%) Contactless
8 1 (0.57%) EMV
8 1 (0.57%) Fintech
8 1 (0.57%) FMCG
8 1 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.57%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.57%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.57%) Replication
8 1 (0.57%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 34 (19.32%) Windows
2 23 (13.07%) Unix
3 18 (10.23%) Mac OS X
3 18 (10.23%) Windows 10
4 17 (9.66%) Windows Server
5 13 (7.39%) Linux
6 5 (2.84%) Android
6 5 (2.84%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (40.34%) Agile Software Development
1 71 (40.34%) Automated Testing
2 45 (25.57%) Test Automation
3 36 (20.45%) Test Strategy
4 34 (19.32%) Test Scripting
5 31 (17.61%) Mentoring
5 31 (17.61%) Scrum
6 28 (15.91%) Automation Testing
7 25 (14.20%) SDLC
7 25 (14.20%) Software Testing
7 25 (14.20%) TDD
8 20 (11.36%) Performance Testing
9 16 (9.09%) Integration Testing
10 15 (8.52%) Case Management
10 15 (8.52%) Defect Tracking
10 15 (8.52%) Manual Testing
11 14 (7.95%) Agile Testing
11 14 (7.95%) Non-Functional Testing
12 13 (7.39%) BDD
12 13 (7.39%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (34.66%) Java
2 49 (27.84%) SQL
3 34 (19.32%) C#
4 13 (7.39%) Ruby
5 5 (2.84%) Python
5 5 (2.84%) VB
6 4 (2.27%) C++
7 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.14%) Groovy
7 2 (1.14%) Perl
7 2 (1.14%) Tcl
7 2 (1.14%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 54 (30.68%) ISEB
2 40 (22.73%) ISTQB
3 19 (10.80%) Degree
4 10 (5.68%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.98%) CREST Certified
7 6 (3.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (2.84%) Tigerscheme
9 2 (1.14%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.57%) CEH
10 1 (0.57%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (64.20%) QA
2 4 (2.27%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.57%) SDET
System Software
1 18 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (8.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (10.23%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.84%) CA Service Virtualization
2 5 (2.84%) nmon
2 5 (2.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 32 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.23%) VMware
3 16 (9.09%) HP
4 10 (5.68%) Citrix
5 7 (3.98%) Oracle
6 6 (3.41%) SAP
7 5 (2.84%) Dynatrace
8 3 (1.70%) Google
9 1 (0.57%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.57%) CODA
Manchester, Lancashire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Unspecified Salary Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Broady Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum + car allowance + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + pension, health care, 24 days leave
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Client Server
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
York
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Worcester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
International Personal Finance
Salary: £competitive plus 12% bonus, pension, PHI etc
Posted: 22 days ago