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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Tester
Rank 835 816 828
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 67 60 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.056% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.060% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 46 43 62
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +9.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £64,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £45,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 19 September 2014 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 19 September 2014. 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 -7 66 £42,500 -15.00% 5
London -35 25 £55,000 +10.00%
Yorkshire -25 11 £48,250 +16.26%
East of England -15 10 £41,000 +2.50% 2
South West -21 9 £32,500 -23.52%
Dorset +1 6 £32,500 +16.07%
South East -17 6 £40,000 -23.80%
West Yorkshire -28 6 £54,000 +8.00%
Leeds - 6 £54,000 -
Poole - 6 £32,500 -
West Midlands -10 4 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £37,500 - 1
Bedfordshire - 4 £41,000 -
Bedford - 4 £41,000 -
Cambridge - 4 £37,500 - 1
Coventry - 4 £37,500 -
Swindon - 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 - -
City of London 0 2 £47,500 -5.00%
South Yorkshire -10 2 £42,500 +2.40%
Hampshire -10 2 £26,000 -60.00%
Sheffield -20 2 £42,500 +2.40%
Andover - 2 £26,000 -
Essex - 2 £51,250 - 1
Manchester +1 1 £34,000 -24.44% 2
Berkshire 0 1 £40,000 -17.52%
Glasgow -1 1 £39,000 -
North West -18 1 £34,000 -15.00% 2
Scotland -18 1 £39,000 +7.58%
Kent - 1 £65,000 -

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 48 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (31.88%) QA
3 41 (29.71%) ISEB
4 40 (28.99%) SQL
5 38 (27.54%) Test Automation
6 36 (26.09%) Software Testing
7 35 (25.36%) Automated Testing
8 31 (22.46%) Finance
9 28 (20.29%) Manual Testing
10 27 (19.57%) Selenium
11 20 (14.49%) Windows
12 19 (13.77%) MS Excel
13 18 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (12.32%) Penetration Testing
14 17 (12.32%) ISTQB
14 17 (12.32%) QuickTest Pro
15 16 (11.59%) Linux
15 16 (11.59%) Test Management
16 15 (10.87%) MS Office
16 15 (10.87%) C#
16 15 (10.87%) Cisco Certification
16 15 (10.87%) CCNA
16 15 (10.87%) Information Security
16 15 (10.87%) Telecoms
17 14 (10.14%) Regression Testing
17 14 (10.14%) Java
18 13 (9.42%) MySQL
18 13 (9.42%) Scrum
19 12 (8.70%) Cucumber
19 12 (8.70%) Test Strategy

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 5 (3.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (2.90%) IIS
2 4 (2.90%) Apache
3 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 19 (13.77%) MS Excel
2 15 (10.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.45%) Basecamp
1 2 (1.45%) AWS Data Pipeline
2 1 (0.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.25%) Firewall
2 9 (6.52%) GGSN
2 9 (6.52%) SGSN
2 9 (6.52%) Broadband
2 9 (6.52%) LTE
2 9 (6.52%) 3G
3 4 (2.90%) LAN
3 4 (2.90%) WAN
3 4 (2.90%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.72%) Network Security
4 1 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.72%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.42%) MySQL
2 6 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.45%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.45%) Big Data
4 2 (1.45%) Hazelcast
4 2 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (1.45%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (19.57%) Selenium
2 17 (12.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (8.70%) Cucumber
4 11 (7.97%) JIRA
5 9 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (6.52%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.35%) SoapUI
6 6 (4.35%) WebDriver
7 5 (3.62%) Behat
7 5 (3.62%) FitNesse
8 4 (2.90%) Subversion
9 3 (2.17%) TestComplete
9 3 (2.17%) eggPlant
9 3 (2.17%) PHPUnit
10 2 (1.45%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.45%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.45%) Metasploit
10 2 (1.45%) WATIR
10 2 (1.45%) JMeter
10 2 (1.45%) JUnit
General
1 31 (22.46%) Finance
2 15 (10.87%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.52%) Retail
3 9 (6.52%) Multimedia
4 5 (3.62%) Banking
5 3 (2.17%) Law
6 2 (1.45%) Electronics
7 1 (0.72%) Billing
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.70%) .NET
2 6 (4.35%) Gherkin
3 5 (3.62%) SOAP
3 5 (3.62%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.17%) HTML
4 3 (2.17%) CSS
4 3 (2.17%) XML
5 2 (1.45%) Flash
5 2 (1.45%) JSON
5 2 (1.45%) Adobe AIR
5 2 (1.45%) RESTful
5 2 (1.45%) REST
6 1 (0.72%) Web Services
6 1 (0.72%) JMS
6 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.72%) Java EE
6 1 (0.72%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.52%) Smart Meter
3 8 (5.80%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.07%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.62%) User Experience
6 4 (2.90%) Open Source
6 4 (2.90%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.45%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.72%) EFT
8 1 (0.72%) EFTPOS
8 1 (0.72%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.72%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.49%) Windows
2 16 (11.59%) Linux
3 7 (5.07%) UNIX
3 7 (5.07%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.62%) Solaris
5 3 (2.17%) Android
6 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (27.54%) Test Automation
3 36 (26.09%) Software Testing
4 35 (25.36%) Automated Testing
5 28 (20.29%) Manual Testing
6 18 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (12.32%) Penetration Testing
8 16 (11.59%) Test Management
9 15 (10.87%) Information Security
10 14 (10.14%) Regression Testing
11 13 (9.42%) Scrum
12 12 (8.70%) E-Commerce
12 12 (8.70%) Test Scripting
12 12 (8.70%) Test Strategy
13 11 (7.97%) Performance Testing
14 10 (7.25%) BDD
14 10 (7.25%) Vulnerability Management
15 9 (6.52%) Network Architecture
15 9 (6.52%) TDD
16 8 (5.80%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (28.99%) SQL
2 15 (10.87%) C#
3 14 (10.14%) Java
4 10 (7.25%) Ruby
5 9 (6.52%) VB
6 8 (5.80%) VBA
6 8 (5.80%) VBScript
6 8 (5.80%) PHP
7 7 (5.07%) Python
8 6 (4.35%) Perl
9 4 (2.90%) C++
10 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (29.71%) ISEB
2 17 (12.32%) ISTQB
3 15 (10.87%) CCNA
3 15 (10.87%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (7.25%) CISSP
5 9 (6.52%) CCNP
5 9 (6.52%) CEH
6 7 (5.07%) Degree
7 6 (4.35%) Security Cleared
7 6 (4.35%) CISA
8 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.62%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (3.62%) MCITP
9 3 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.45%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.72%) GPEN
11 1 (0.72%) OSCP
11 1 (0.72%) PCI QSA
11 1 (0.72%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (31.88%) QA
2 2 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (3.62%) vSphere
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (7.25%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.45%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (1.45%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (7.97%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.80%) HP
3 6 (4.35%) Oracle
4 5 (3.62%) VMware
4 5 (3.62%) Cisco
5 4 (2.90%) Telerik
6 2 (1.45%) Jaspersoft
6 2 (1.45%) SAP
6 2 (1.45%) Adobe
6 2 (1.45%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.72%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.72%) Informatica
7 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.72%) Siebel
7 1 (0.72%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.72%) Twitter
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