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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Tester
Rank 813 857 855
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 82 49 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.043% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.045% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 67 40 31
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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
103849 108425 103990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 85040 87699 86943
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 31 March 2015 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 31 March 2015. 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 +21 80 £45,000 -18.18% 9
South East - 35 £47,500 - 2
Surrey - 22 £42,500 -
London -12 18 £55,000 - 2
Cambridge - 11 £47,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 11 £47,500 - 1
East of England - 11 £47,500 - 1
North West +19 9 £35,000 -41.66% 1
Manchester +4 9 £35,000 -41.66% 1
Reading - 8 £50,000 - 1
Berkshire - 8 £50,000 - 1
Stockport - 6 £33,000 - 1
Guildford - 6 £50,000 -
Hove - 4 £60,000 -
East Sussex - 4 £60,000 -
City of London +7 2 £52,500 -22.22% 1
East Midlands +5 2 £43,000 +22.85% 2
South West -8 2 £36,250 -3.33% 1
Yorkshire -8 2 £35,750 -10.62%
Ealing - 2 - -
Wiltshire +6 1 £42,500 +21.42%
Northamptonshire +3 1 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Bristol +1 1 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Northampton +1 1 £45,000 +28.57% 1
West Yorkshire -1 1 £40,000 -
Scotland - 1 £50,000 -
Chiswick - 1 £42,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £41,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £50,000 -
York - 1 £31,500 -

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

1 111 (78.72%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (51.06%) QA
3 66 (46.81%) Selenium
4 60 (42.55%) Java
5 51 (36.17%) ISEB
6 43 (30.50%) Automated Testing
6 43 (30.50%) Scrum
7 39 (27.66%) C#
7 39 (27.66%) Mentoring
8 33 (23.40%) WebDriver
8 33 (23.40%) ISTQB
9 32 (22.70%) TDD
10 28 (19.86%) Manual Testing
11 26 (18.44%) User Acceptance Testing
11 26 (18.44%) Test Automation
11 26 (18.44%) BDD
12 25 (17.73%) SQL
12 25 (17.73%) SQL Server
13 22 (15.60%) Software Testing
14 20 (14.18%) Hudson
14 20 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (14.18%) Test Scripting
15 19 (13.48%) Test Strategy
15 19 (13.48%) SpecFlow
15 19 (13.48%) Perl
16 18 (12.77%) Functional Testing
16 18 (12.77%) Cucumber
17 17 (12.06%) Continuous Improvement
17 17 (12.06%) Ruby
18 16 (11.35%) Degree

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 6 (4.26%) Node.js
2 3 (2.13%) IIS
3 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.71%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.71%) Firewall
1 1 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.13%) MySQL
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 66 (46.81%) Selenium
2 33 (23.40%) WebDriver
3 20 (14.18%) Hudson
4 19 (13.48%) SpecFlow
5 18 (12.77%) Cucumber
6 16 (11.35%) Git (software)
7 14 (9.93%) Firebug
7 14 (9.93%) Fiddler
7 14 (9.93%) QuickTest Pro
7 14 (9.93%) TeamCity
8 13 (9.22%) JIRA
9 10 (7.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (7.09%) WatiN
10 9 (6.38%) LoadRunner
10 9 (6.38%) Visual Studio
10 9 (6.38%) FitNesse
11 8 (5.67%) Jenkins
12 5 (3.55%) JBehave
13 4 (2.84%) SoapUI
14 3 (2.13%) Calabash
General
1 16 (11.35%) Finance
2 9 (6.38%) Advertising
3 8 (5.67%) Banking
3 8 (5.67%) Retail
4 6 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.42%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.42%) Publishing
6 1 (0.71%) Marketing
6 1 (0.71%) Electronics
6 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.93%) HTML
1 14 (9.93%) CSS
2 13 (9.22%) .NET
3 10 (7.09%) XML
4 6 (4.26%) RESTful
5 4 (2.84%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.42%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.71%) Middleware
7 1 (0.71%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.71%) Java EE
7 1 (0.71%) J2EE
7 1 (0.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.96%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (2.84%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.13%) User Experience
3 3 (2.13%) N-Tier
3 3 (2.13%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.13%) Open Source
4 2 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.42%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.71%) Social Media
5 1 (0.71%) EPoS
5 1 (0.71%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.80%) Linux
2 8 (5.67%) UNIX
3 5 (3.55%) Windows
4 2 (1.42%) Android
4 2 (1.42%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (78.72%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (30.50%) Automated Testing
2 43 (30.50%) Scrum
3 39 (27.66%) Mentoring
4 32 (22.70%) TDD
5 28 (19.86%) Manual Testing
6 26 (18.44%) Test Automation
6 26 (18.44%) BDD
6 26 (18.44%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (15.60%) Software Testing
8 20 (14.18%) Test Scripting
8 20 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (13.48%) Test Strategy
10 18 (12.77%) Functional Testing
11 17 (12.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (10.64%) Regression Testing
13 14 (9.93%) Performance Testing
14 13 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (8.51%) Test Management
15 12 (8.51%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (42.55%) Java
2 39 (27.66%) C#
3 25 (17.73%) SQL
4 19 (13.48%) Perl
5 17 (12.06%) Ruby
6 9 (6.38%) C++
7 7 (4.96%) JavaScript
8 6 (4.26%) C
8 6 (4.26%) Python
9 4 (2.84%) PHP
10 2 (1.42%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (36.17%) ISEB
2 33 (23.40%) ISTQB
3 16 (11.35%) Degree
4 4 (2.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.42%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.42%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (51.06%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (7.80%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.84%) HP
3 3 (2.13%) VMware
3 3 (2.13%) ION Trading
4 2 (1.42%) Oracle
5 1 (0.71%) SAP
5 1 (0.71%) Apple
5 1 (0.71%) Telerik
5 1 (0.71%) hybris
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