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 31 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Tester
Rank 837 894 865
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 77 86 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.078% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.082% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 66 77 78
Median salary £41,750 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.22% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,600 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +9.75%

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
93927 105447 110714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.21% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 79022 87559 89297
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,543 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +29 74 £42,500 -7.60% 6
Leeds +47 22 £38,000 - 2
West Yorkshire +37 22 £38,000 -10.58% 2
Yorkshire +28 22 £38,000 -5.00% 4
London +9 22 £62,500 +8.69%
North West +24 21 £43,750 +9.37%
Manchester +18 15 £45,000 -
Stockport +3 10 £45,000 -
Cheshire +38 5 £40,000 +23.07%
South East +16 4 £42,500 -10.52%
Twickenham - 4 £62,500 -
West Midlands -15 3 £35,000 -6.66%
Wales - 3 £41,000 -
Altrincham - 3 £37,500 -
Cardiff - 3 £41,000 -
South Wales - 3 £41,000 -
City of London +50 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +18 2 £42,500 -19.04%
East of England +14 2 £55,000 +10.00%
Cambridgeshire +4 2 £55,000 +10.00%
Cambridge +4 2 £55,000 +10.00%
Brighton - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £42,500 -
Solihull - 2 £34,250 -
East Sussex - 2 - -
Warwickshire -2 1 £50,000 +33.33%
Merseyside - 1 £38,750 -
Liverpool - 1 £38,750 -
Warwick - 1 £50,000 -
Crewe - 1 - -

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 83 (50.61%) Agile Software Development
1 83 (50.61%) QA
2 56 (34.15%) ISEB
3 48 (29.27%) Automated Testing
4 46 (28.05%) Mentoring
5 44 (26.83%) Selenium
6 43 (26.22%) ISTQB
7 40 (24.39%) Finance
7 40 (24.39%) SQL
8 34 (20.73%) Software Testing
9 32 (19.51%) C#
10 31 (18.90%) Microsoft
10 31 (18.90%) Scrum
10 31 (18.90%) Analytical Skills
11 30 (18.29%) Manual Testing
12 29 (17.68%) Performance Testing
13 27 (16.46%) User Acceptance Testing
14 26 (15.85%) Java
15 23 (14.02%) SQL Server
16 20 (12.20%) Degree
16 20 (12.20%) Windows
16 20 (12.20%) MS Excel
16 20 (12.20%) WebDriver
16 20 (12.20%) Test Automation
17 19 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
17 19 (11.59%) BDD
18 18 (10.98%) Automation Testing
19 17 (10.37%) Functional Testing
19 17 (10.37%) JMeter
19 17 (10.37%) 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 7 (4.27%) IIS
2 3 (1.83%) Confluence
3 2 (1.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.61%) Office 365
2 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.15%) Firewall
1 15 (9.15%) Wireless
2 1 (0.61%) HTTP
2 1 (0.61%) SAN
2 1 (0.61%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.02%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.88%) MySQL
3 5 (3.05%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.22%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 44 (26.83%) Selenium
2 20 (12.20%) WebDriver
3 17 (10.37%) JIRA
3 17 (10.37%) JMeter
4 13 (7.93%) Cucumber
5 10 (6.10%) NUnit
6 9 (5.49%) LoadRunner
6 9 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (4.88%) SoapUI
7 8 (4.88%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.44%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.83%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.83%) Ranorex
10 2 (1.22%) Gradle
10 2 (1.22%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.22%) JUnit
10 2 (1.22%) LoadUI
10 2 (1.22%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.22%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.22%) TestNG
General
1 40 (24.39%) Finance
2 9 (5.49%) Games
3 5 (3.05%) Legal
4 3 (1.83%) Banking
4 3 (1.83%) Publishing
5 2 (1.22%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.54%) .NET
1 14 (8.54%) Web Services
2 12 (7.32%) XML
3 8 (4.88%) Gherkin
4 5 (3.05%) HTML
5 3 (1.83%) CSS
5 3 (1.83%) SOAP
6 2 (1.22%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.22%) DOM
6 2 (1.22%) HTML5
6 2 (1.22%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.61%) Apache CXF
7 1 (0.61%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.61%) REST
7 1 (0.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 31 (18.90%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.71%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.66%) Blog
3 6 (3.66%) Life Science
4 5 (3.05%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.83%) PMI
5 3 (1.83%) Wiki
6 2 (1.22%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.61%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.20%) Windows
2 16 (9.76%) Mac OS X
2 16 (9.76%) Windows Server
3 15 (9.15%) Windows 10
4 6 (3.66%) Android
4 6 (3.66%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.83%) Linux
6 1 (0.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (50.61%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (29.27%) Automated Testing
3 46 (28.05%) Mentoring
4 34 (20.73%) Software Testing
5 31 (18.90%) Scrum
6 30 (18.29%) Manual Testing
7 29 (17.68%) Performance Testing
8 27 (16.46%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (12.20%) Test Automation
10 19 (11.59%) BDD
11 18 (10.98%) Automation Testing
12 17 (10.37%) Functional Testing
13 16 (9.76%) Penetration Testing
13 16 (9.76%) Test Scripting
13 16 (9.76%) Test Strategy
14 15 (9.15%) Case Management
14 15 (9.15%) Cybersecurity
14 15 (9.15%) Defect Tracking
14 15 (9.15%) Regression Testing
15 14 (8.54%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 40 (24.39%) SQL
2 32 (19.51%) C#
3 26 (15.85%) Java
4 8 (4.88%) Groovy
4 8 (4.88%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.66%) VB
6 5 (3.05%) C++
7 2 (1.22%) C
7 2 (1.22%) PHP
7 2 (1.22%) Python
7 2 (1.22%) Ruby
7 2 (1.22%) VBA
8 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (34.15%) ISEB
2 43 (26.22%) ISTQB
3 20 (12.20%) Degree
4 16 (9.76%) CREST Certified
5 15 (9.15%) Tigerscheme
6 7 (4.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.83%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (50.61%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) SDET
System Software
1 16 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (6.10%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.22%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.61%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 31 (18.90%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.76%) VMware
3 11 (6.71%) HP
4 5 (3.05%) Oracle
5 3 (1.83%) Telerik
6 2 (1.22%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.22%) Citrix
6 2 (1.22%) IBM
7 1 (0.61%) ATG
7 1 (0.61%) Demandware
7 1 (0.61%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.61%) hybris
7 1 (0.61%) Intel
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