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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Tester
Rank 836 909 871
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 79 59 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.054% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.056% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 68 53 96
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,050 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £58,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,750 £40,250 £39,500
% change year-on-year
-3.72% +1.89%

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
94583 105789 113621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.30% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 79575 87313 92642
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +70 77 £45,000 - 4
North West +27 22 £45,000 +38.46%
Yorkshire +39 20 £38,000 -10.58% 1
Manchester +15 20 £45,000 -
London +39 19 £65,000 +13.04%
West Yorkshire +34 19 £38,000 -33.91% 1
Leeds - 19 £38,000 - 1
Stockport +11 12 £45,000 -
South East +32 10 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Brighton - 7 - -
East Sussex - 7 - -
Altrincham - 6 £37,000 -
East of England +34 4 £47,500 -5.00%
Buckinghamshire +28 2 £42,500 -22.72%
Cambridgeshire +9 2 £32,500 -35.00%
Coventry +2 2 £34,250 -8.66%
West Midlands -16 2 £34,250 -8.66% 1
Wales - 2 £38,500 -
Essex - 2 £48,750 -
Cardiff - 2 £38,500 -
South Wales - 2 £38,500 -
Twickenham - 2 £62,500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £42,500 -
Cheshire +35 1 £40,000 +23.07%
North Yorkshire +22 1 £35,000 -7.89%
Oxfordshire -18 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £38,750 -
Liverpool - 1 £38,750 -
Colchester - 1 £50,000 -
Skipton - 1 £35,000 -

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (53.21%) QA
2 71 (45.51%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (32.05%) ISEB
4 44 (28.21%) Automated Testing
5 43 (27.56%) Selenium
6 40 (25.64%) Finance
7 38 (24.36%) SQL
7 38 (24.36%) ISTQB
8 33 (21.15%) Mentoring
9 31 (19.87%) Analytical Skills
10 28 (17.95%) Microsoft
11 27 (17.31%) C#
12 26 (16.67%) Manual Testing
12 26 (16.67%) Java
12 26 (16.67%) Software Testing
13 25 (16.03%) Scrum
13 25 (16.03%) Degree
14 24 (15.38%) SQL Server
15 23 (14.74%) User Acceptance Testing
16 21 (13.46%) Test Strategy
17 20 (12.82%) Windows
18 19 (12.18%) Test Automation
19 18 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
19 18 (11.54%) Integration Testing
19 18 (11.54%) Automation Testing
19 18 (11.54%) Performance Testing
19 18 (11.54%) MS Excel
20 17 (10.90%) JMeter
20 17 (10.90%) Penetration Testing
20 17 (10.90%) CREST Certified

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 8 (5.13%) IIS
2 3 (1.92%) Confluence
3 2 (1.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.64%) Office 365
2 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.62%) Firewall
1 15 (9.62%) Wireless
2 2 (1.28%) HTTP
3 1 (0.64%) SAN
3 1 (0.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.13%) MySQL
3 5 (3.21%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.28%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 43 (27.56%) Selenium
2 17 (10.90%) JMeter
3 16 (10.26%) WebDriver
4 13 (8.33%) JIRA
5 12 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 12 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (7.05%) NUnit
7 9 (5.77%) LoadRunner
8 8 (5.13%) Visual Studio
9 7 (4.49%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.56%) HP UFT
11 3 (1.92%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.92%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.92%) Ranorex
12 2 (1.28%) Gradle
12 2 (1.28%) JUnit
12 2 (1.28%) LoadUI
12 2 (1.28%) TestNG
13 1 (0.64%) Maven
13 1 (0.64%) WebLOAD
General
1 40 (25.64%) Finance
2 9 (5.77%) Games
3 5 (3.21%) Legal
4 3 (1.92%) Banking
4 3 (1.92%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.92%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.97%) .NET
2 13 (8.33%) Web Services
3 12 (7.69%) XML
4 10 (6.41%) Gherkin
5 3 (1.92%) CSS
5 3 (1.92%) HTML
5 3 (1.92%) SOAP
6 2 (1.28%) DOM
6 2 (1.28%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.64%) Apache CXF
7 1 (0.64%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.64%) REST
7 1 (0.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 31 (19.87%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.77%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.85%) PMI
4 3 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.92%) Wiki
5 2 (1.28%) Blog
5 2 (1.28%) Life Science
6 1 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.64%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.82%) Windows
2 16 (10.26%) Windows Server
3 14 (8.97%) Mac OS X
3 14 (8.97%) Windows 10
4 4 (2.56%) Android
4 4 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.28%) Linux
6 1 (0.64%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (45.51%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (28.21%) Automated Testing
3 33 (21.15%) Mentoring
4 26 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 26 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 25 (16.03%) Scrum
6 23 (14.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (13.46%) Test Strategy
8 19 (12.18%) Test Automation
9 18 (11.54%) Automation Testing
9 18 (11.54%) Integration Testing
9 18 (11.54%) Performance Testing
10 17 (10.90%) Penetration Testing
11 16 (10.26%) Regression Testing
11 16 (10.26%) Test Scripting
12 15 (9.62%) BDD
12 15 (9.62%) Cybersecurity
12 15 (9.62%) Functional Testing
13 13 (8.33%) Case Management
13 13 (8.33%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 38 (24.36%) SQL
2 27 (17.31%) C#
3 26 (16.67%) Java
4 8 (5.13%) Groovy
5 6 (3.85%) VB
6 5 (3.21%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.56%) C++
8 3 (1.92%) Ruby
9 2 (1.28%) VBA
10 1 (0.64%) C
10 1 (0.64%) PHP
10 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 50 (32.05%) ISEB
2 38 (24.36%) ISTQB
3 25 (16.03%) Degree
4 17 (10.90%) CREST Certified
5 15 (9.62%) Tigerscheme
6 6 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (3.85%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.64%) CEH
7 1 (0.64%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (53.21%) QA
2 2 (1.28%) SDET
System Software
1 14 (8.97%) Active Directory
1 14 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.28%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.64%) Nessus
3 1 (0.64%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 28 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.62%) VMware
3 11 (7.05%) HP
4 5 (3.21%) Oracle
5 3 (1.92%) Telerik
6 2 (1.28%) Citrix
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