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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Tester
Rank 806 830 826
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 87 47 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.044% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.047% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 61 35 59
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +4.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £36,000 £33,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £44,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +21.91%

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
108452 100082 111127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 87684 82974 94899
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +19 85 £42,500 -12.82% 4
London +1 29 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Yorkshire -16 16 £42,500 +11.11%
South West -9 13 £32,500 +16.07%
South East -28 11 £45,000 -7.69%
Dorset +4 10 £32,500 +16.07%
Poole - 10 £32,500 -
East of England -5 9 £41,000 +2.50% 1
West Yorkshire -31 7 £54,000 -
Leeds - 7 £54,000 -
Sheffield -9 6 £42,500 +2.40%
South Yorkshire -11 6 £42,500 +2.40%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £45,000 -
Coventry - 4 £37,500 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £41,000 -
Bedford - 4 £41,000 -
West Midlands - 4 £37,500 -
Manchester -8 3 £34,000 -24.44% 1
North West -24 3 £34,000 -24.44% 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £45,000 -
Cambridge - 3 £37,500 -
Swindon - 3 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £65,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £37,500 -
Kent - 3 £65,000 -
Wiltshire - 3 - -
City of London -5 2 £47,500 -
Essex - 2 £51,250 - 1
Stockport - 2 £34,000 - 1
Wales +4 1 £31,500 -30.00%

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 47 (33.81%) QA
2 42 (30.22%) ISEB
3 41 (29.50%) SQL
4 38 (27.34%) Test Automation
5 37 (26.62%) Software Testing
6 36 (25.90%) Automated Testing
6 36 (25.90%) Finance
7 27 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (19.42%) Selenium
8 24 (17.27%) Manual Testing
9 19 (13.67%) Windows
9 19 (13.67%) MS Excel
10 18 (12.95%) Java
10 18 (12.95%) Telecoms
11 17 (12.23%) QuickTest Pro
11 17 (12.23%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (12.23%) Penetration Testing
11 17 (12.23%) ISTQB
12 16 (11.51%) Test Management
12 16 (11.51%) Linux
13 15 (10.79%) C#
14 14 (10.07%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (10.07%) CCNA
14 14 (10.07%) Information Security
14 14 (10.07%) Scrum
14 14 (10.07%) Regression Testing
15 13 (9.35%) MySQL
15 13 (9.35%) MS Office
15 13 (9.35%) Test Strategy
16 12 (8.63%) Cucumber

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (3.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (2.88%) IIS
2 4 (2.88%) Apache
3 1 (0.72%) Confluence
3 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (13.67%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.44%) AWS Data Pipeline
1 2 (1.44%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.47%) GGSN
1 9 (6.47%) SGSN
1 9 (6.47%) LTE
1 9 (6.47%) Broadband
1 9 (6.47%) 3G
2 8 (5.76%) Firewall
3 2 (1.44%) LAN
3 2 (1.44%) WAN
3 2 (1.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.72%) Network Security
4 1 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.72%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.35%) MySQL
2 6 (4.32%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.16%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.16%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.44%) Big Data
4 2 (1.44%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.44%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.44%) Hazelcast
4 2 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (19.42%) Selenium
2 17 (12.23%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (8.63%) Cucumber
4 10 (7.19%) JIRA
5 9 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (6.47%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.32%) SoapUI
6 6 (4.32%) WebDriver
7 5 (3.60%) FitNesse
7 5 (3.60%) Behat
8 4 (2.88%) Subversion
9 3 (2.16%) PHPUnit
10 2 (1.44%) JMeter
10 2 (1.44%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.44%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.44%) JUnit
10 2 (1.44%) Metasploit
10 2 (1.44%) TestComplete
10 2 (1.44%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.44%) Git (software)
General
1 36 (25.90%) Finance
2 18 (12.95%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.47%) Retail
3 9 (6.47%) Multimedia
4 6 (4.32%) Banking
5 3 (2.16%) Law
6 2 (1.44%) Electronics
6 2 (1.44%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.63%) .NET
2 6 (4.32%) Gherkin
3 5 (3.60%) XML
3 5 (3.60%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.60%) SOAP
4 4 (2.88%) RESTful
4 4 (2.88%) JSON
5 3 (2.16%) HTML
5 3 (2.16%) CSS
6 2 (1.44%) Flash
6 2 (1.44%) REST
6 2 (1.44%) Adobe AIR
7 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.72%) Java SE
7 1 (0.72%) Java EE
7 1 (0.72%) Web Services
7 1 (0.72%) EJB
7 1 (0.72%) Swing
7 1 (0.72%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.47%) Computer Science
1 9 (6.47%) Smart Meter
2 7 (5.04%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.88%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.88%) Open Source
4 2 (1.44%) Video on Demand
4 2 (1.44%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.72%) EFT
5 1 (0.72%) EFTPOS
5 1 (0.72%) CESG
5 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.72%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.67%) Windows
2 16 (11.51%) Linux
3 11 (7.91%) Apple iOS
4 8 (5.76%) UNIX
5 7 (5.04%) Android
6 4 (2.88%) Solaris
7 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (27.34%) Test Automation
2 37 (26.62%) Software Testing
3 36 (25.90%) Automated Testing
4 27 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (17.27%) Manual Testing
6 17 (12.23%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (12.23%) Penetration Testing
7 16 (11.51%) Test Management
8 14 (10.07%) Information Security
8 14 (10.07%) Scrum
8 14 (10.07%) Regression Testing
9 13 (9.35%) Test Strategy
10 12 (8.63%) Test Scripting
10 12 (8.63%) Performance Testing
10 12 (8.63%) E-Commerce
11 10 (7.19%) BDD
12 9 (6.47%) Network Architecture
12 9 (6.47%) TDD
13 8 (5.76%) Automation Testing
14 7 (5.04%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (29.50%) SQL
2 18 (12.95%) Java
3 15 (10.79%) C#
4 9 (6.47%) Ruby
4 9 (6.47%) VB
5 8 (5.76%) VBScript
5 8 (5.76%) VBA
5 8 (5.76%) PHP
6 6 (4.32%) Python
7 5 (3.60%) Perl
8 4 (2.88%) C++
9 2 (1.44%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.72%) Scala
10 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (30.22%) ISEB
2 17 (12.23%) ISTQB
3 14 (10.07%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (10.07%) CCNA
4 9 (6.47%) Degree
4 9 (6.47%) CISSP
4 9 (6.47%) CCNP
5 8 (5.76%) CEH
6 6 (4.32%) Security Cleared
7 5 (3.60%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (3.60%) CISA
8 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.88%) MCITP
9 3 (2.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.44%) 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 47 (33.81%) QA
2 5 (3.60%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (3.60%) vSphere
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (7.19%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.44%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (1.44%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (5.76%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.04%) HP
3 6 (4.32%) Oracle
4 5 (3.60%) Cisco
4 5 (3.60%) VMware
5 4 (2.88%) Telerik
6 2 (1.44%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.44%) Adobe
6 2 (1.44%) SAP
6 2 (1.44%) Jaspersoft
7 1 (0.72%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.72%) Twitter
7 1 (0.72%) IBM
7 1 (0.72%) Informatica
7 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.72%) Siebel
7 1 (0.72%) TOWER Software
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