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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Tester
Rank 821 839 839
Rank change year-on-year
+18 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 81 85 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.073% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.077% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 74 59 37
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £44,750
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -10.61%

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
104155 109749 101582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86857 88754 84247
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +20 78 £45,000 +5.88% 10
London +4 25 £57,500 +4.54% 2
South East -14 12 £45,000 - 2
Yorkshire +6 9 £40,000 -5.88%
North West +2 9 £35,000 +2.94% 2
Manchester +9 8 £40,000 +17.64% 2
Cambridgeshire +30 7 £50,000 +33.33%
East of England +3 7 £50,000 +21.95%
York - 7 £40,000 -
North Yorkshire - 7 £40,000 -
Stockport +2 6 £40,000 +17.64% 2
West Midlands -3 6 £37,500 -
City of London +28 5 £58,000 +22.10%
South West -22 5 £50,000 +53.84% 2
Warwickshire - 5 £37,500 -
East Midlands - 5 £45,000 - 2
Cambridge +20 4 £50,000 +33.33%
Northampton - 4 £45,000 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £45,000 - 2
Hampshire +20 3 £52,500 +31.25%
Bristol - 3 £50,000 -
Surrey - 3 £45,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +7 2 £32,500 -
Buckinghamshire -11 2 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £50,250 - 1
Gloucester - 2 £50,250 - 1
Eastleigh - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 £32,500 -
West Yorkshire +3 1 - -
Leeds +1 1 - -

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 84 (61.76%) QA
2 75 (55.15%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (52.21%) Automated Testing
4 66 (48.53%) Selenium
5 55 (40.44%) Java
6 46 (33.82%) SQL
7 37 (27.21%) Manual Testing
7 37 (27.21%) WebDriver
8 35 (25.74%) Test Automation
8 35 (25.74%) Scrum
9 33 (24.26%) Cucumber
10 31 (22.79%) Finance
11 29 (21.32%) Software Testing
12 28 (20.59%) Mentoring
13 27 (19.85%) TDD
13 27 (19.85%) ISEB
14 26 (19.12%) SQL Server
15 24 (17.65%) C#
15 24 (17.65%) Automation Testing
16 23 (16.91%) BDD
17 22 (16.18%) Microsoft
17 22 (16.18%) ISTQB
18 21 (15.44%) Test Strategy
18 21 (15.44%) Jenkins
19 18 (13.24%) Test Scripting
19 18 (13.24%) User Acceptance Testing
19 18 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
20 16 (11.76%) MS Excel
21 15 (11.03%) UNIX
21 15 (11.03%) Windows

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Applications
1 16 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.74%) Firewall
1 1 (0.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.12%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 66 (48.53%) Selenium
2 37 (27.21%) WebDriver
3 33 (24.26%) Cucumber
4 21 (15.44%) Jenkins
5 12 (8.82%) HP UFT
6 11 (8.09%) SpecFlow
6 11 (8.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (7.35%) JIRA
8 7 (5.15%) JUnit
9 6 (4.41%) LoadRunner
9 6 (4.41%) Git (software)
9 6 (4.41%) Hudson
9 6 (4.41%) MSTest
10 5 (3.68%) JBehave
10 5 (3.68%) Visual Studio
10 5 (3.68%) NUnit
10 5 (3.68%) FitNesse
11 4 (2.94%) WinRunner
11 4 (2.94%) SoapUI
11 4 (2.94%) Calabash
General
1 31 (22.79%) Finance
2 7 (5.15%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.15%) Banking
3 4 (2.94%) Retail
4 3 (2.21%) Marketing
5 2 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.47%) Electronics
6 1 (0.74%) Law
6 1 (0.74%) Games
6 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.29%) Web Services
2 12 (8.82%) .NET
3 10 (7.35%) J2EE
3 10 (7.35%) CSS
3 10 (7.35%) Java EE
3 10 (7.35%) HTML
4 8 (5.88%) XML
5 5 (3.68%) SOAP
6 4 (2.94%) Apache CXF
6 4 (2.94%) REST
7 2 (1.47%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.74%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.56%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.15%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.68%) User Experience
5 2 (1.47%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.47%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.47%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.47%) DTV
6 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.03%) UNIX
1 15 (11.03%) Windows
2 6 (4.41%) Linux
2 6 (4.41%) Android
2 6 (4.41%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (55.15%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (52.21%) Automated Testing
3 37 (27.21%) Manual Testing
4 35 (25.74%) Test Automation
4 35 (25.74%) Scrum
5 29 (21.32%) Software Testing
6 28 (20.59%) Mentoring
7 27 (19.85%) TDD
8 24 (17.65%) Automation Testing
9 23 (16.91%) BDD
10 21 (15.44%) Test Strategy
11 18 (13.24%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (13.24%) Test Scripting
11 18 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (7.35%) Performance Testing
12 10 (7.35%) Agile Testing
13 9 (6.62%) Open Source
13 9 (6.62%) Regression Testing
14 8 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 55 (40.44%) Java
2 46 (33.82%) SQL
3 24 (17.65%) C#
4 15 (11.03%) Ruby
5 10 (7.35%) C++
6 9 (6.62%) Python
7 7 (5.15%) Perl
8 6 (4.41%) PHP
9 3 (2.21%) C
9 3 (2.21%) Tcl
9 3 (2.21%) Groovy
10 1 (0.74%) Fortran
10 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (19.85%) ISEB
2 22 (16.18%) ISTQB
3 10 (7.35%) Degree
4 5 (3.68%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.68%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.21%) CISSP
5 3 (2.21%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (61.76%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.94%) VMware
3 2 (1.47%) Telerik
3 2 (1.47%) SAP
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle
4 1 (0.74%) CODA
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