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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Tester
Rank 838 820 865
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 54 94 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.080% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.085% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 49 71 28
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £59,400 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,250 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-0.61% -4.70%

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
103461 110803 102664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.34%
Number of salaries quoted 85580 90507 85036
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 £67,500 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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 51 £45,000 +5.88% 8
London +17 17 £57,500 +21.05% 3
West Midlands -9 7 £37,500 -
North West +13 6 £32,500 -12.16% 1
South East +10 6 £45,000 - 2
Yorkshire -10 6 £42,500 -
City of London +32 5 £45,000 -5.26%
Cambridge +18 4 £50,000 -6.97% 1
East Midlands +6 4 £45,000 +26.76%
Cambridgeshire +6 4 £50,000 +5.26% 2
East of England -6 4 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Warwickshire - 4 £37,500 -
Cheshire - 4 £32,500 -
Warrington - 4 £32,500 -
York - 4 £38,000 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £38,000 -
Northampton +4 3 £45,000 +20.00%
Northamptonshire +2 3 £45,000 +20.00%
Manchester +11 2 £45,000 +21.62% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 2 £55,000 +22.22%
Birmingham - 2 £36,250 -
Stockport +9 1 £45,000 +32.35% 1
Hampshire +2 1 - - 1
Nottingham -1 1 £45,000 +34.32%
West Yorkshire -4 1 £57,500 +6.48%
Nottinghamshire -5 1 £45,000 +34.32%
Gloucester -8 1 £40,500 +24.61%
Gloucestershire -13 1 £40,500 +24.61%
Coventry -15 1 £37,500 -
South West -27 1 £40,500 +24.61%

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (55.47%) QA
3 62 (48.44%) Selenium
4 56 (43.75%) Automated Testing
5 55 (42.97%) Java
6 37 (28.91%) Scrum
7 36 (28.13%) Manual Testing
8 35 (27.34%) Test Automation
9 33 (25.78%) WebDriver
9 33 (25.78%) SQL
10 29 (22.66%) Mentoring
10 29 (22.66%) ISEB
11 27 (21.09%) Software Testing
12 26 (20.31%) TDD
13 25 (19.53%) User Acceptance Testing
13 25 (19.53%) C#
13 25 (19.53%) SQL Server
13 25 (19.53%) Cucumber
13 25 (19.53%) BDD
14 24 (18.75%) Finance
15 20 (15.63%) ISTQB
15 20 (15.63%) Test Strategy
16 18 (14.06%) Test Scripting
17 17 (13.28%) Microsoft
17 17 (13.28%) CSS
17 17 (13.28%) HTML
18 14 (10.94%) Jenkins
18 14 (10.94%) Automation Testing
19 13 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
19 13 (10.16%) XML

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 11 (8.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.78%) Firewall
1 1 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 62 (48.44%) Selenium
2 33 (25.78%) WebDriver
3 25 (19.53%) Cucumber
4 14 (10.94%) Jenkins
5 12 (9.38%) SpecFlow
5 12 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (8.59%) Hudson
6 11 (8.59%) HP UFT
6 11 (8.59%) JIRA
7 9 (7.03%) FitNesse
8 8 (6.25%) LoadRunner
8 8 (6.25%) Git (software)
9 6 (4.69%) WatiN
9 6 (4.69%) MSTest
9 6 (4.69%) Visual Studio
9 6 (4.69%) Fiddler
10 5 (3.91%) Firebug
10 5 (3.91%) JUnit
10 5 (3.91%) TeamCity
11 4 (3.13%) WinRunner
General
1 24 (18.75%) Finance
2 10 (7.81%) Banking
3 8 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.47%) Retail
5 2 (1.56%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Marketing
6 1 (0.78%) Law
6 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.78%) Publishing
6 1 (0.78%) Games
6 1 (0.78%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.28%) HTML
1 17 (13.28%) CSS
2 13 (10.16%) XML
3 9 (7.03%) Web Services
4 7 (5.47%) .NET
5 6 (4.69%) J2EE
5 6 (4.69%) Java EE
6 4 (3.13%) Gherkin
6 4 (3.13%) SOAP
7 3 (2.34%) Apache CXF
7 3 (2.34%) REST
8 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.13%) User Experience
2 4 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.34%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.34%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.78%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.16%) UNIX
2 8 (6.25%) Windows
3 5 (3.91%) Linux
3 5 (3.91%) Android
3 5 (3.91%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (43.75%) Automated Testing
3 37 (28.91%) Scrum
4 36 (28.13%) Manual Testing
5 35 (27.34%) Test Automation
6 29 (22.66%) Mentoring
7 27 (21.09%) Software Testing
8 26 (20.31%) TDD
9 25 (19.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 25 (19.53%) BDD
10 20 (15.63%) Test Strategy
11 18 (14.06%) Test Scripting
12 14 (10.94%) Automation Testing
13 13 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (7.81%) OO
14 10 (7.81%) Project Management
14 10 (7.81%) V-Model
14 10 (7.81%) Waterfall
15 9 (7.03%) Open Source
15 9 (7.03%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (42.97%) Java
2 33 (25.78%) SQL
3 25 (19.53%) C#
4 12 (9.38%) Ruby
5 10 (7.81%) C++
6 9 (7.03%) Perl
7 8 (6.25%) PHP
7 8 (6.25%) Python
8 6 (4.69%) C
9 1 (0.78%) Fortran
9 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (22.66%) ISEB
2 20 (15.63%) ISTQB
3 8 (6.25%) Degree
4 4 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.13%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.34%) CISSP
5 3 (2.34%) CEH
6 2 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (55.47%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (13.28%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.34%) VMware
3 2 (1.56%) Telerik
4 1 (0.78%) hybris
4 1 (0.78%) SAP
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