The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Tester
Rank 802 848 817
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 91 32 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.029% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.031% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 67 24 54
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,700 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £58,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +7.59%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108763 102557 112445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.28% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 88869 85119 96467
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

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 22 July 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 22 July 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
(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 +31 88 £42,500 -5.55% 10
London -20 23 £50,000 - 5
Yorkshire -29 17 £42,500 +10.38% 1
South East +5 15 £45,000 - 1
South West -6 15 £32,500 +0.77%
Dorset 0 10 £32,500 +16.07%
Poole - 10 £32,500 -
East of England - 10 £47,500 -
West Yorkshire -29 8 £54,000 -
Leeds - 8 £54,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 7 £47,500 -
South Yorkshire +2 6 £42,500 +10.38%
Sheffield -3 6 £42,500 +10.38%
Cambridge - 6 £53,750 -
Buckinghamshire +4 5 £45,000 +40.62%
Hampshire -6 5 £40,000 -11.11%
Havant - 5 £40,000 -
Milton Keynes +2 4 £45,000 +40.62%
Coventry - 4 £37,500 - 1
Wiltshire - 4 £35,000 -
Swindon - 4 £35,000 -
West Midlands - 4 £37,500 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £65,000 -
Kent - 3 £65,000 -
Manchester +8 2 £37,000 -4.51% 2
North West +3 2 £37,000 -12.94% 2
East Midlands -7 2 £35,500 -16.47%
City of London -9 2 £50,000 +2.56% 1
Bedford - 2 £41,000 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £41,000 -

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 55 (39.57%) QA
2 40 (28.78%) SQL
2 40 (28.78%) ISEB
3 37 (26.62%) Finance
3 37 (26.62%) Software Testing
4 34 (24.46%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (23.02%) Automated Testing
5 32 (23.02%) Test Automation
6 28 (20.14%) Selenium
6 28 (20.14%) Manual Testing
7 23 (16.55%) Telecoms
8 22 (15.83%) Java
9 18 (12.95%) MS Excel
9 18 (12.95%) Penetration Testing
10 17 (12.23%) Windows
11 16 (11.51%) C#
11 16 (11.51%) Test Management
11 16 (11.51%) Apple iOS
12 15 (10.79%) MySQL
12 15 (10.79%) Linux
13 14 (10.07%) QuickTest Pro
13 14 (10.07%) Test Strategy
13 14 (10.07%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (10.07%) ISTQB
14 13 (9.35%) Information Security
14 13 (9.35%) TDD
14 13 (9.35%) Automation Testing
15 12 (8.63%) Scrum
15 12 (8.63%) CCNA
15 12 (8.63%) Cisco Certification

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 7 (5.04%) Apache
2 4 (2.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (2.88%) IIS
3 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 18 (12.95%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.72%) GitHub
3 1 (0.72%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.47%) Broadband
1 9 (6.47%) 3G
1 9 (6.47%) GGSN
1 9 (6.47%) SGSN
1 9 (6.47%) LTE
2 6 (4.32%) Firewall
3 3 (2.16%) Network Security
4 2 (1.44%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.72%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.79%) MySQL
2 6 (4.32%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.44%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.44%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.44%) Hazelcast
3 2 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (1.44%) Big Data
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (20.14%) Selenium
2 14 (10.07%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (7.91%) Cucumber
4 10 (7.19%) Jenkins
4 10 (7.19%) JIRA
5 9 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (5.76%) WebDriver
7 5 (3.60%) JUnit
7 5 (3.60%) Behat
7 5 (3.60%) SoapUI
8 4 (2.88%) Git (software)
8 4 (2.88%) Metasploit
8 4 (2.88%) Hudson
8 4 (2.88%) FitNesse
9 3 (2.16%) JMeter
9 3 (2.16%) Subversion
9 3 (2.16%) PHPUnit
10 2 (1.44%) TestNG
10 2 (1.44%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.44%) Mercurial
General
1 37 (26.62%) Finance
2 23 (16.55%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.19%) Retail
4 9 (6.47%) Multimedia
5 8 (5.76%) Banking
6 3 (2.16%) Law
7 2 (1.44%) Marketing
8 1 (0.72%) Legal
8 1 (0.72%) Electronics
8 1 (0.72%) Billing
8 1 (0.72%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.63%) .NET
2 7 (5.04%) XML
2 7 (5.04%) JSON
2 7 (5.04%) RESTful
3 6 (4.32%) Gherkin
4 5 (3.60%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.88%) SOAP
6 3 (2.16%) LAMP
7 2 (1.44%) REST
7 2 (1.44%) JSF
7 2 (1.44%) HTML
7 2 (1.44%) CSS
8 1 (0.72%) JMS
8 1 (0.72%) EJB
8 1 (0.72%) Web Services
8 1 (0.72%) Swing
8 1 (0.72%) Flash
8 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.72%) Java SE
8 1 (0.72%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.19%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.47%) Smart Meter
3 8 (5.76%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.60%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (2.88%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.44%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.44%) Open Source
7 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.72%) CESG
7 1 (0.72%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.72%) EFT
7 1 (0.72%) EFTPOS
7 1 (0.72%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.23%) Windows
2 16 (11.51%) Apple iOS
3 15 (10.79%) Linux
4 12 (8.63%) Android
5 8 (5.76%) UNIX
6 2 (1.44%) Solaris
7 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (26.62%) Software Testing
2 34 (24.46%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (23.02%) Automated Testing
3 32 (23.02%) Test Automation
4 28 (20.14%) Manual Testing
5 18 (12.95%) Penetration Testing
6 16 (11.51%) Test Management
7 14 (10.07%) Test Strategy
7 14 (10.07%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (9.35%) Information Security
8 13 (9.35%) TDD
8 13 (9.35%) Automation Testing
9 12 (8.63%) Scrum
9 12 (8.63%) BDD
10 11 (7.91%) Performance Testing
11 10 (7.19%) E-Commerce
12 9 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (6.47%) Network Architecture
13 8 (5.76%) Test Scripting
13 8 (5.76%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (28.78%) SQL
2 22 (15.83%) Java
3 16 (11.51%) C#
4 10 (7.19%) PHP
5 8 (5.76%) VB
6 7 (5.04%) VBA
6 7 (5.04%) VBScript
6 7 (5.04%) Ruby
7 6 (4.32%) Python
8 4 (2.88%) Perl
9 3 (2.16%) C++
10 2 (1.44%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 40 (28.78%) ISEB
2 14 (10.07%) ISTQB
3 12 (8.63%) CCNA
3 12 (8.63%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (7.19%) Degree
5 9 (6.47%) CCNP
6 7 (5.04%) CEH
6 7 (5.04%) CISSP
7 5 (3.60%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.88%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (2.16%) CISA
9 3 (2.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.44%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.44%) GPEN
10 2 (1.44%) OSCP
10 2 (1.44%) MCITP
10 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.44%) GIAC
11 1 (0.72%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (39.57%) QA
2 8 (5.76%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (3.60%) vSphere
1 5 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.44%) Nmap
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (4.32%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.88%) Nessus
3 2 (1.44%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 6 (4.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.60%) VMware
2 5 (3.60%) Oracle
2 5 (3.60%) Cisco
2 5 (3.60%) HP
3 4 (2.88%) Telerik
4 2 (1.44%) Jaspersoft
4 2 (1.44%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.72%) TOWER Software
5 1 (0.72%) Informatica
5 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.72%) IBM
5 1 (0.72%) Adobe
5 1 (0.72%) SAP
5 1 (0.72%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.72%) Twitter
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